Justin Verlander isn’t exactly the center of attention these days. That national scrutiny goes to Prince Fielder and Miguel Cabrera thanks to the controversy that goes along with a nine year contract and an all-star switching positions. Perhaps that’s a good thing for the reining A.L. Cy Young and MVP winner. Verlander came into 2011 [...]
As spring training finally gets underway, the Tigers find themselves with an Opening Day roster that’s mostly set. There’s been a lot of coverage on the competition for fifth starter, second baseman, and fourth outfielder (or starting left fielder, if you believe that Delmon Young will get most of the playing time at DH). Dave [...]
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 [...]