Tigers 3, Red Sox 2: Justin Verlander Mows, Jose Valverde Blows and Austin Jackson Walks It Off On Opening Day

Justin Verlander needed 105 pitches to get through eight innings of shutout work in which he allowed two measly hits and struck out seven batters opposite one walk. Any other start during the season and Verlander probably finishes what he started with up to another 15-20 pitches and the Tigers win without issue. Instead, with […]

The Final Pre Season Column

I thought about titling this column: Verlander calls himself a “hot molten lava cake”, Goldstein and Rosenthal pick the Tigers as W.S. winners, Bowden say Boesch will hit 30 HR, and stories that will make you clap your hands and run around the house shrieking about the possible fantastic, historical season the 2012 Detroit Tigers […]

2012 Prediction Series: Prince Fielder

AP Photo / Julio Cortez Last one! Breaking news: Prince Fielder is husky. (I’m quoting Lynn Henning here). He’s also an elite power hitter, the likes of which Detroit probably hasn’t seen since his father’s heyday. Much has been said about how his power will translate. The right field fence (not in the alley, but […]

2012 Predictions with the Walkoff Staff

While the Seattle Mariners and Oakland Athletics opened the season last week in Japan, that apparently didn’t count tonight is opening night and tomorrow is opening day (and for that, so is Friday). Regardless, the first pitch to be thrown in North America is one hour away and therefore the staff at Walkoff Woodward will […]

2012 Prediction Series: Miguel Cabrera

2012 Prediction Series: Miguel Cabrera

photo courtesy of Erin Saelzler It seems a little bit like the Tigers’ biggest star has taken a backseat to some of the bigger headlines of the buildup to the season (be it MVP awards or free agent signings), but make no mistake, there may be a new Prince in town, but Miguel Cabrera is still […]

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2012 Prediction Series: Jose Valverde

During the offseason, Justin Verlander disguised himself and unsuccessfully attempted to get into the perfect club. If there was such a luxurious lounge for closers, Jose Valverde would have had a police escort and Kate Upton’s boobs would not have gotten in the way. Arguably the best closer the Tigers have ever had – wait, what? […]

Tigers vs. The Central: The Bullpen

The final article in our series comparing the Tigers to the rest of the AL Central looks at the bullpens. So far, I’ve given the Tigers the edge in terms of outfield, infield, and rotation. Can they complete the sweep? Detroit Tigers - CL Jose Valverde, SU Joaquin Benoit, RP Octavio Dotel, RP Phil Coke, RP […]

The 2012 Detroit Tigers Opening Day lineup as compared to 2003

The 2012 Detroit Tigers Opening Day lineup as compared to 2003

As announced today by Jim Leyland, the 2012 Opening Day lineup will be: Austin Jackson, CF Brennan Boesch, RF Miguel Cabrera, 3B Prince Fielder, 1B Delmon Young, LF Ryan Raburn, DH Jhonny Peralta, SS Alex Avila, C Ramon Santiago, 2B P: Justin Verlander For reference: 2003 Opening Day Roster Gene Kingsale CF Omar Infante SS […]

Opening Day Roster Set, At Least for Two Weeks (Marte Update)

With the decision to place infielder Brandon Inge on the 15 day disabled list the Detroit Tigers Opening Day roster has been decided. The fringe names have all made it through spring training thanks to the decision to keep Drew Smyly in triple-A until April 12th and Inge on the DL until April 14th. Once […]

Brandon Inge, Comeback Player of the Year

Brandon Inge, Comeback Player of the Year

…well probably not, but he sure thinks so. And he can continue to believe that now that Jason Beck of mlb.com has reported that the Tigers have officially placed Brandon Inge on the 15 day disabled list with a left groin strain, retroactive to March 30th. All speculation that he was going to be released […]

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