Joe Nathan | Pitcher | #36 Age: 39 2014 salary: $9 million 2013 statistics: 1.39 ERA, 2.26 FIP, 64.2 IP, 2 HR, 22 BB, 73 K, 3.06 BB/9, 10.16 K/9 Projected role: Closer Putting aside for a moment that spending $20 million on a 39-year-old closer probably isn’t the best investment in the world, if Joe Nathan is his […]
Anibal Sanchez | Pitcher | #19 Age: 30 2014 salary: $15.8 million 2013 statistics: 2.57 ERA, 2.39 FIP, 182 IP, 9 HR, 54 BB, 202 K, 2.67 BB/9, 9.99 K/9 Projected role: Rotation First, in a very happy coincidence, today just happens to be Anibal Sanchez’s 30th birthday, so happy birthday to him. If he’s reading this. Which he […]
Jim Leyland has resigned as manager of the Detroit Tigers today.
Well, he has done it again. Lynn Henning has Tigers fans in an uproar. This morning he floated the idea that Rick Porcello, he of the swirling trade rumors, could be an option as the Tigers search for a closer in 2013. It is interesting to consider that in a couple of different ways Porcello could solve the […]
In my first published post back in 2011 I talked about expectations and perception…it seems only fitting that I do the same in my return to writing about the Tigers… I’m scared. Well, perhaps nervous or apprehensive is a better way to describe it. The Tigers are really good, REALLY good, REALLY REALLY good…on paper. We have seen this before though, […]
I think that most of us understand cause and effect. It’s pretty self explanatory, really; for every cause there is an effect. A butterfly bats it’s wings in Mongolia, a hurricane hits Hawaii, that kind of thing. Well, this is true in baseball as well, however instead of a butterfly we have Brian Cashman and […]
There are some people claimed that the series against New York was going to be an important one for the Detroit Tigers. Granted, that depends on what you define as “important”. If you think that it’s an important series for the season then you are somewhat correct, as every game is important, but there’s a […]
No, not that kind of twin. A Minnesota Twin.
If you don’t count opening Day, the 44,710 people who showed up at Comerica Park on Saturday is a record for the Tigers. The game was also Fox’s “Game of the Week” and so, with quite a few eyes on them, the Motor City Muscle did not disappoint. Home runs from Miguel Cabrera, Prince Fielder, […]