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The Postmortem: Fix Your %#*^$(# Bullpen, Dave Dombrowski

It’s hard to see 2014 as anything other than a step back for the Detroit Tigers. The 2013 team was the best of the last four division champions. They were a few ill-advised pitches away from taking two games in Boston. If they took that second game, I suspect they close out that series and […]

And That’s All She Wrote: Orioles 2, Tigers 1

And so, another year, another ending short of a ring, and once again, the Tigers can’t seem to beat anyone in the postseason except the A’s and the Yankees. If you’re looking for an angry rant, you’ll have to look elsewhere, because that’s just not my style. I don’t go much beyond snark and polite […]

Bullpen Implosion Leaves Us With More Questions Than Answers

I’m not going to talk about the game. You’ve already seen it. And if you haven’t, you will. I have some questions heading into the offday: • Where the hell has Al Alburquerque gone? He’s been one of the team’s most reliable relievers when used—and yet Ausmus has hardly used him. “Everyday” Al has thrown […]

ALDS Q&A With Camden Depot’s Pat Holden

So how is the other side feeling with the first pitch of the AL Division Series just a few hours away? Pat Holden of ESPN SweetSpot’s Orioles affiliate Camden Depot was kind enough to take the time to answer some questions about the Orioles, their strengths, their weaknesses, and other things to look out for in […]

Know Your Foe: The Baltimore Orioles

The Tigers have a date with the Baltimore Orioles in the American League Division Series. What kind of team are the Orioles? What are their strengths and weaknesses? How do the Tigers match up? Let’s familiarize ourselves with the AL East champions: HOW THEY HIT The Orioles do not really walk – 13th in the […]

Joakim Soria pitches. (Getty Images)

The Curious Case of Joakim Soria

The Tigers’ bullpen might be what keeps the team from a fourth consecutive division title. With an assist from manager Brad Ausmus, of course! Joakim Soria, the guy the Tigers gave up two of their top prospects for, is a back-end reliever with every bit the impressive track record as Joe Nathan and even Jim […]

"Why have you forsaken me?" (Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)

Hey Joe, It’s Time to Look In the Mirror

Author’s Note: I wanted to wait until today’s game was over to post this, however this game almost six and a half hours long and no one wants to win. So why don’t you sit back and read this Joe Nathan rant while you suffer through this unbearable mess with the rest of us! It’s […]

The Present And Future Of The Tigers With Price

After I spent all afternoon on Twitter doubting the Tigers’ chances of getting David Price, the Tigers did, indeed, get David Price. A few thoughts on what that means for the team both now and in the future: 1. Max Scherzer is gone next year. I think this was true no matter what, but the […]

Austin Jackson leaves to a standing ovation. (Leon Halip/Getty Images)

The Price Is Right: Tigers Land Rays Ace in Deadline Blockbuster

Stealth GM Dave Dombrowski struck with just minutes to go before the non-waiver trade deadline, landing Tampa ace David Price in a three-team trade. The trade involved Tampa, Seattle and Detroit, and unfolded with Detroit getting Price from Tampa, Tampa getting Drew Smyly, Willy Adames, and Nick Franklin, and Seattle getting Austin Jackson. The dominoes […]

Doubleheader Sweep Further Exposes Dombrowski’s Bullpen Shortcomings

This won’t quite be the same sort of recap. More an editorial recap, really. The Tigers lost game one this afternoon 6-2 and game two 5-2. Drew VerHagen was decent in the first game, and Max Scherzer struggled through six innings in the second, but both gave the team a chance to win. The offense […]

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