Monthly Archives: March 2008

Tigers 2008 Opening Day Recap; Royals defeat Tigers

Thing’s didn’t go quite like Justin Verlander had planned yet his outing was far from horrible. Verlander managed to rack up 6 K’s and had a only gave up his first hit in the fourth inning, a single to Billy … Continue reading

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Tigers Pitching and Dominance

There is a new blog that I’ve been following in the past couple of weeks called Saber-Scouting. It’s a mix of stats and traditional scouting information, I’d suggest you give it a read if you have not. Today they posted … Continue reading

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Tigers pick up LHP Aaron Fultz

The Detroit Free Press is reporting that the Tigers have acquired lefty Aaron Fultz who was designated for assignment from the Indians four days ago. Fultz had an awful spring ending with an 11.88 ERA, 16 hits and 3 walks … Continue reading

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Breaking down the Tiger bullpen

The Detroit bullpen appears to be the largest vulnerability to this otherwise solid 2008 squad. Questions around Todd Jones ability to hold back batters have risen after a terrible spring with Todd himself expressing doubts. At the same time there … Continue reading

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Tigers finalize 2008 Opening Day 25-man Roster

After last nights game Tiger GM Dave Dombrowski and Manager Jim Leyland made the final cuts to form the 25-man roster. The only roster slots still available going into last night were for the bullpen and a utility outfielder or … Continue reading

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D-Train, Clete Thomas and other Tiger news

D-Train is a Wreck Dontrelle Willis has failed to make a good first impressions this spring ending with an abysmal 8.64 ERA. His ERA isn’t the only stat that is wild for him this spring, he’s been completely unable to … Continue reading

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Tim Byrdak adds to Tigers bullpen worries (UPDATED: Byrdak Released)

Tiger lefty reliever Tim Byrdak had yet another rough outing in a string of rough outings this spring. With the Tiger bullpen posing the largest hole to the team for this season, Tim is certainly doing nothing to instill confidence, … Continue reading

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Now leading off for Detroit.. Edgar Rentaria

With the broken hand of Granderson forcing him to the 15-day DL to start the season, Jim Leyland has reluctantly turned to Edgar Rentaria to fill the leadoff role. According to this mornings Detroit Free Press, Jim is less than … Continue reading

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Report: Curtis Granderson to the Disabled List

Danny Knobler is reporting that Curtis Granderson will be headed to the disabled list with broken middle finger to start the season. …the Tigers put Granderson on the disabled list with a non-displaced fracture in his right middle finger. Granderson … Continue reading

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Tigers open the wallet wider for Miguel Cabrera

I found this over at the Detroit Tiger Weblog, according to sources at ESPN the Tigers have signed Miguel Cabrera to an 8-year 153.3M dollar contract. The size of this deal has been widely speculated with some going as far … Continue reading

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Kenny Rogers showing he still has it

I was very much a proponent of the Tigers bringing back Kenny Rogers for another season, while at the same time worried about depending on him filling a slot for the entire season. Not worried only about potential injuries but … Continue reading

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