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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 […]

Tigers, Angels Score Runs in Intense Baseball Game

Phew! Wowee! I’m sitting here watching this game play out and my palms are sweating, my feet are tap, tap, tapping away, I’m bouncing up and down faster than a kid who ate a dozen doughnuts, and all the while the person sitting next to me is looking at me like I’ve just contracted Hepatitis […]

Game 90: Where the Detroit Tigers Face ‘The The Angels Angels’

Game 90: Where the Detroit Tigers Face ‘The The Angels Angels’

In their excited fervor, The Los Angeles Angels apparently forgot to put their name through Google Translator or something, as Los in Espanol means The in American and Angeles in Espanol means Angels in American. Sure, this is incredibly obtuse, but that’s what happens when you deal with teams from California. There’s some weird shit […]

Justin Verlander to the Rescue…Again!

Really, that could be the headline for almost every Justin Verlander start. I guess some people were worried about him after his poor All-Star showing. I wasn’t one of them, but he proved all those doubters wrong. It looked to me like his curveball was a big weapon for him on Sunday afternoon, which would […]

Game 89: Tigers (45-43) @ Orioles (46-41)

After last night’s craziness, I’m sure we could all use a nice Verlander Day to settle everything down again. Technically, his last outing was his All-Star start in which he got shelled, but as he pointed out, he wasn’t pitching with his usual strategy or mindset. His last regular-season start was a brilliant complete game […]

THIS IS EXACTLY HOW IT HAPPENED OK. (photoshop by Alexandra Simon)

Tigers Don’t Find the Charm City All That Charming

DOOM! PANIC! SEASON OVER! SCHERZER IS BAD AGAIN! VALVERDE AND BENOIT ARE GARBAGE! THE SIX GAME WINNING STREAK IS OVER!! EXISTENCE HAS NO MEANING! Now that we’ve gotten that out of our systems . . . Yeah. The Tigers dropped a tough one to Baltimore in extra innings today, 8-6. Multiple relievers blew late leads […]

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