The Tigers now have 17 pitchers still in major league camp: Bold indicates obvious locks. Starters: Justin Verlander, Rick Porcello, Max Scherzer, Doug Fister, Andrew Oliver, Jacob Turner, Duane Below, and Drew Smyly (NRI) Relievers: Jose Valverde, Joaquin Benoit, Octavio Dotel, Phil Coke, Dan Schlereth, Collin Balester, Luis Marte, Brayan Villarreal, and Chris Bootcheck (NRI) […]
Jhonny Peralta was traded to Detroit on July 28, 2010 for cash and minor league left hander, Giovanni Soto. While Soto is a promising (now 20 year old) arm, there is no doubt that the acquisition of Peralta solidified a very important position that had basically been seen an empty period since Alan Trammell retired […]
Max Scherzer went the longest of any Detroit starter this spring with seven innings of two run, three hit ball against the Yankees. He struck out eight of the 24 batters he faced, mixing a mid-90’s fastball with some seriously effective breaking pitches in order to do so. Scherzer retired the first 16 batters of […]
Yesterday, Doug Fister retired the first batter of the fifth inning but was then pulled from the game with what initial speculation was a blister on a finger of his pitching hand. Kevin Rand, the Tigers head trainer, has since confirmed that the injury was not the aforementioned blister.
Adam Wilk was optioned to triple-A Toledo this morning, which was no surprise. In fact you could even say we all (or, “I” since I’m not supposed to put words into other peoples mouths) woke up wondering if we would hear about Adam Wilk being cut from the roster due to his inept pitching ability. […]
There’s going to come a point when you’re just going to have to look in a mirror and tell yourself the following: “Delmon Young is a decent player on a good team and will benefit from hitting behind Prince Fielder and therefore put up better numbers than any year in his career save for one […]
I think most of us are well-aware of some of the stories surrounding the Indians in the past couple months, namely the whole Roberto Hernandez/Fausto Carmona mess and the fact that Grady Sizemore is once again injured and will miss Opening Day. Here’s some more Tribe news:
Ryan Raburn spent most of 2011 being the victim of sarcasm and snark among many Tiger fans. Ryan Raburn spent most of 2011 playing horrible at second base. Ryan Raburn spent most of 2011 not hitting. Ryan Raburn spent most of 2011 deserving everything negative said about him. A brief, yet simple story: Yankees vs. […]
Last time we were together, we checked out how the Tigers’ outfield stacked up against the rest of the division. (The conclusion was a favorable one.) Now we’re ready to compare infields. For purposes of this article, we include the catcher as a part of this, because I’m not doing a separate article just to […]
Even in spring training you want them to beat the Twins. It kind of nags at your gut a bit, pulls at the hairs on the back of your neck when they lose and today was no different. The Tigers lost on getaway day (wait, we’re not using that phrase yet?) 7-3 and dropped to […]
Graphs of the 40 man roster and non roster invites were posted a few days ago with the then current roster cuts. Now that the team has sent four more position players, Jerad Head, Bryan Holaday, Eric Patterson and Matt Young to minor league camp. Therefore, I’ve updated the graphs again.