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A few things floating around my mind as I sit at my parents place, safely back in Michigan: The Dusty Ryan era is over in Detroit.  The Tigers shipped the defensively-challenged catcher to the San Diego Padres for a player to ... (Continue reading)

Cup of Coffee: Part 5

This segment is taking forever, but I’m having a good time so I’m going to stick with it.  Here we go, part five. Deacon McGuire:  McGuire is not a huge name these days, but for a while, he held numerous Major ... (Continue reading)

Cup of Coffee: Pt. Four

Part One Part Two Part Three Part Four… Jair Jurrjens:  Too soon? Ray Knight:  Knight had a long and productive big league career with five different teams.  He spent the bulk of his career with the Cincinnati Reds.  Knight ranked in the top 10 in ... (Continue reading)

The Tigers Need Porcello

Quick show of hands (sort of), how many people out there thought that Rick Porcello would be this good this soon?  I was cautiously optimistic, but the guy has been so, so impressive.  Today on, Jerry Crasnick breaks down the best ... (Continue reading)

Detroit Tigers Doing Work Out West

The Tigers have won 67 games this season, but two of the biggest wins have been the past two days out on the West Coast.  Detroit came into this three game series with the Los Angeles Angels, having lost two of ... (Continue reading)

ERA Champs

I’ll ignore the Tigers offensive struggles for another day or so.  Now, it’s time to rejoice that the Tigers currently employee three of the top ERA pitchers in the American League.  Here’s the skinny: Jarrod Washburn (2nd): 2.63 Edwin Jackson (3rd): 2.64 Justin ... (Continue reading)

Oakland A’s Game 78 Preview

Date: July 1, 2009 Time: 3:35 p.m. Teams: Detroit Tigers at Oakland Athletics Park: Oakland—Alameda County Stadium Weather: 77 degrees and sunny Starting Pitchers: Justin Verlander (8-3, 3.40),  Dallas Braden (5-7, 3.26) Records: Detroit (43-34),  Oakland (32-44) Last 10 Games: Detroit (7-3),  Oakland (3-7) My Two Cents Greetings ... (Continue reading)

The Detroit Tigers: What I Would Do

There has been a bit of chatter about the Tigers in the media lately following Mike Ilitch’s statement that he is ready to spend some money. The Tigers current payroll is right around $115 million. Last year it was near the ... (Continue reading)

Edwin Jackson: Staff Ace Part II

GAME SUMMARY: Final Score:  Detroit 2  Los Angeles 1 WP: Edwin Jackson (6-3): 9 innings, 4 H, 1 BB, 1 ER, 5 K, 109 pitches LP: Kelvim Escobar (0-1): 5 innings, 4 H, 4 BB, 2 ER, 5 K HR: None For the second night ... (Continue reading)

LA Angels-Detroit Tigers: 2009’s Game 54 Preview

Date: June 6, 2009 Time: 7:05pm Teams: Los Angeles Angels at Detroit Tigers Park: Comerica Park Weather: 70 and partly cloudy Starting Pitchers: Kelvim Escobar (0-0, 0.00) vs. Edwin Jackson (5-3, 2.30) Records: Los Angeles (28-25)  Detroit (28-25) Last 10 Games: Los Angeles (5-5)  Detroit (3-7) My Two ... (Continue reading)