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2012 Prediction Series: Joaquin Benoit

2012 Prediction Series: Joaquin Benoit

When he initially signed with Detroit in the winter of 2010, the consensus was that the Tigers and Dave Dombrowski were a bit money crazy to invest so much money (3yrs, $15m) in a non-closer/non-starter. Turns out, his 2011 was actually worth the first year of investment. With a bWAR of 1.5 and a fWAR […]

Walkoff Wrap: Return of Sister Kissin’

I’d like to find the last time a team had five tie ball games in Spring Training, but all the traditional media outlets don’t even keep track of ties, so I would literally have to dig out box scores, and there’s as much a chance of that happening as Jose Canseco has of composing a […]

2012 Prediction Series: Middle Relief and Bench Player Capsules

While we want to respect the fact that every single man on a major league roster is an exceptional baseball player, a prediction series is not the place to give certain ones, specifically role players, their due. In the rest of the series, we look at specific issues each play faces, how they can improve, […]

Walkoff Wrap: Verlander as a Verb

Verlander | verb, (used with object) 1. to rule over; govern; control. 2. to tower above; overlook; overshadow: A tall pine dominated the landscape. 3. to predominate, permeate, or characterize. 4. Mathematics . (of a series, vector, etc.) to have terms or components greater in absolute value than the corresponding terms or components of a given […]

Monday Roster Update: Turner, Berry Demoted

Coming down only hours after the internet went crazy speculating whether or not Quintin Berry would make the opening day roster, the answer is here. Per the official Tigers twitter feed, the team has optioned Jacob Turner to triple-a Toledo and reassigned Chris Bootcheck, Quintin Berry, Audy Ciriaco, Argenis Diaz, and Ryan Strieby to minor […]

Sunday Roster Update

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) […]

2012 Prediction Series: Jhonny Peralta

2012 Prediction Series: Jhonny Peralta

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 […]

Walkoff Wrap: No Comebacks

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 […]

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