Monthly Archives: December 2007

Detroit Tigers and Stolen Bases

2007 seemed to me to be a barrage of base stealing attempts and hit and runs put on by Tiger manager Jim Leyland. I say ‘seemed’ since before looking into the statistics I didn’t have any proof that this was … Continue reading

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Willis extension the right move for Detroit

The Tigers signed Dontrelle Willis to a 3-year extension today before he ever even set foot on the mound for Detroit. In fact, as he was being interviewed he was getting the tour of Comerica Park: Willis took a tour … Continue reading

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Who should be the Tigers leadoff batter?

Last year Jim Leyland tried out something new by using a platoon at the lead off spot. The player that was leadoff depended on the starting pitcher for the opposing team wherein Curtis Granderson hit first against RHP’s and Pudge … Continue reading

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Ex-Tigers make a dent on Marlins top 20 prospect list

If you were curious as to where the prospects the Tigers gave up for D-Train and Miguel Cabrera would place within the Marlins organization, John Sickels released the Marlins top 20 prospect list. He released the Tiger prospect list last … Continue reading

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Tiger Arbitration Update

Tonight is the deadline for the Tigers to tender contracts to arbitration eligable players. This morning they had seven players eligable for arbitration: Tim Byrdak, Miguel Cabrera, Chad Durbin, Nate Robertson, Bobby Seay, Marcus Thames and Dontrelle Willis. Hasn’t been … Continue reading

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Twins sign Craig Monroe

When the Twins traded a PTBNL for Craig Monroe the deal was contingent on the Twins signing him. They did just that by signing him to a single-year for around $3.82M which, as Mr. Christensen points out, is a 20% … Continue reading

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John Sickels tackles the Tiger farm system

Wow, what a difference a month makes. A month ago the Tigers had a number of strong players in the farm system including Cameron Maybin, Andrew Miller, Jair Jurrjens, Gorkys Hernandez and Dallas Trahern, among others. Now the system is … Continue reading

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Detroit ZiPS projections released

The ZiPS projections for the Detroit Tigers 2008 season were released this morning. They are a bit more pessimistic than I had expected and there are worries about depth and the impact injuries would have: Pretty clearly, the Tigers are … Continue reading

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How the NHL salary cap contributed to the Tigers success

I received my copy of the Hardball Times Baseball Annual 2008 yesterday. This is the first year I’ve purchased it and did so mainly to read the article by fellow blogger Bill Ferris on Tiger GM Dave Dombrowski. Needless to … Continue reading

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Chris Shelton to Texas for Guzman

Earlier today it was announced that Detroit had traded for Freddy Guzman with the Player to be Named Later (PTBNL). Well, now is later and the player is Chris Shelton. Certainly there is no shock with this move but Shelton … Continue reading

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Tigers release 2008 Spring Training schedule

The Tigers released their 2008 Spring Training schedule. The Detroit Free Press has a better view of the games but nothing really exciting. I’m looking at going to a few games down there this year but there are not many … Continue reading

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