The “Don’t Ask Jim Leyland About His Lineups, He’s Done Explaining Them” Walkoff Wrap

The “Don’t Ask Jim Leyland About His Lineups, He’s Done Explaining Them” Walkoff Wrap

If you read my outlandish musings here at Walkoff Woodward, with any sort of regularity, you know that I often reference baseball as a funny game. That’s not funny as in, ha-ha-I’m-laughing-funny, that’s funny as in, whoa-that’s-so-weird-I-just-can’t-explain-what-I-saw-funny. The first three games with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim have been both parts ha-ha-I’m-laughing-funny (due to […]

Game 92: Angels at Tigers, 7:05 p.m.

Doug Fister is looking to prove his last start wasn’t a one-time  against a struggling lineup, C.J. Wilson is looking to continue to dominate the American League, and the Tigers lineup is looking to rebound from their first shut-out in 367 days. Meanwhile, I’m just looking for somewhere to get a decent pizza in Baltimore. […]

Tigers Find $100 Bill In Street, Laugh Evilly, Now Envision World Dominance

Okay, so try these clown pants on for size. A “Competitive Balance Lottery” was held today by Major League Baseball. This is a brand spankin’ new feature under the brand spankin’ new Collective Bargaining Agreement that went into effect this season. It replaces the old compensation picks that teams earned when they let a player […]

Disgruntled Employees: The Walkoff Woodward Mailbag

With the trade market officially less than two weeks away my inbox has been getting loaded with flummoxing inquiries regarding the Tigers trade market. Obviously, everyone has their own opinions about certain players and potential deals, but I figured I would capitalize on this and introduce the pilot episode of Disgruntled Employees: The Walkoff Woodward […]

Evaluating the Trade Market: Starting Pitching

For all the complaints about the Tigers’ offense over the first few months of the season, it looks as if starting pitching may be atop the Tigers’ shopping list for the second year in a row. Last year, they pried Doug Fister away from Seattle, a move which, at least for 2011, turned out better […]

Well That Sucked; Angels Clobber Tigers 13-0

Jacob Turner made his debut last July against the Los Angeles Angels. He pitched 5 1/3 innings and, despite allowing 5 stolen bases, gave Tigers fans several reasons to be optimistic. He looked poised and mixed a solid fastball with a curveball that looked like it was made of lead to strike out 6 hitters. […]

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On Demoting Jose Valverde and the Tigers Trade Risks

In my column at the Detroit Free Press today, I argued in letter fashion that Jose Valverde, author of a 3.96 ERA, should be removed from his position as closer and replaced, well, with someone. Despite the fact that the piece has a certain shock value attached to it, I actually do believe that Valverde […]

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