2012 is turning into quite the year for Walkoff Woodward, and what better way to actually attempt to make it through the season is there than to add a new blogger to the mix. Without wasting anymore time or space, I introduce to you Erin Saelzler, Tiger fan and blogger extraordinaire: She’s been a Tigers [...]
On Saturday evening, thoughts of Pitchers and Catchers officially reporting dancing in my head, I was struck with the idea to interview the ever popular @PhilCokesBrain on the subject. After all he is a brain and generally seen as a handle that needs to be at the top of his game. Thankfully, his brain has [...]
And there was much rejoicing to be seen. 2012 begins.
Everyone knows that if you are lucky enough to get a Best Shape of his Life article in any given Spring Training, then you officially have the opportunity to have a career year. The guys (specifically Craig Calcaterra) over at NBC’s Hardball Talk make a showcase of this, handpicking individuals for this prestigious title every [...]
Certainly a much more relaxed scene than last year. Photo courtesy of @Official_Tigers. Pitchers and Catchers officially report Sunday and begin their first full workouts on Monday.
A team with Miguel Cabrera, Prince Fielder, and Justin Verlander has no shortage of Superstar power. However, Brandon Inge, the epitome of grit, is once again the talk of the town. Here are some links to prove it: It all started with Jason Beck. He had to go and tell everyone that Inge wants to [...]
Brandon Inge on offense is akin to Delmon Young on defense: you avoid it at all costs. That said, Tigers MLB.com Beat Writer, Jason Beck, reported today that Inge asked for, and was granted, a chance to compete for the starting Second Base job this spring. As soon as the news was discovered on twitter, [...]
If you weren’t around yesterday good for you, but now that you’re here I just wanted to let you know that Walkoff Woodward has joinedESPN‘s SweetSpot Network as the Official Tigers Blog and that means plenty of good stuff for us, you, and ESPN regarding the Detroit Tigers this year. Content is simply going to [...]
Brennan Boesch has had an interesting two years in Detroit. The former 3rd round pick out of Santa Monica, CA has averaged just under 500 plate appearances since 2010. Last year he increased his HR and OBP while playing in 18 fewer games due to an injury to his right thumb in early August (he [...]
But he did stay at a Holiday Inn Express last night. In Oakland, California. His first quote upon signing with the Athletics? “Those shoes! They will go so well with these impressive aviators.”
Yesterday we looked at PECOTA’s accuracy when it came to the Tigers offense in 2011. Today, we dig into the pitching, both starting and relieving. Again, as the current 2012 PECOTA is behind a pay wall at Baseball Prospectus I wont be posting a chart of those stats, (I’d suggest you all subscribe not just [...]