1. Dontrelle Willis: Super Utility Man

    I think the Tigers should make Dontrelle Willis a super utility player.  Tigers fans will remember that the immortal Shane Halter played this role a while back to rave reviews (not really).  Willis is clearly not a starting big league pitcher...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Blake VandeBunte about over 4 years ago 274 reads 2 comments

  2. Any Hope for Dontrelle Willis?

    Dontrelle Willis is at it again. According to Dontrelle: “I guess you can only beat yourself down so much,” Willis said. “My mind-set was in the wrong place (last year). This is a backyard game...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Blake VandeBunte about over 4 years ago 109 reads 1 comments

  3. Cabrera Seeks Treatment for Alcoholism

    Miguel Cabrera has reportedly spent the last three months in treatment for alcoholism. Cabrera was reportedly drunk before the Tigers biggest game of the season and was involved in a physical altercation with his wife...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Blake VandeBunte about over 4 years ago 60 reads 1 comments

  4. Team 69: The 1933 Detroit Tigers

    Year: 1933 Record: 75-79 Win Percentage: .487 Win Percentage Change: -16 Run Differential: -11 Pythagorean Record: 76-78 AL Finish: 5th of 8 Manager: Bucky Harris and Del Baker Best Transaction: Signed Birdie Tebbetts as a free agent...

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  5. Team 70: The 2008 Detroit Tigers

    Year: 2008 Record: 74-88 Win %: .457 Win % Change: -88 Run Differential: -36 Pythagorean Record: 78-84 AL Finish: 12th of 14 Manager: Jim Leyland Best Transaction: Traded a pile of prospects for Miguel Cabrera and Dontrelle Willis...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Blake VandeBunte about over 4 years ago 105 reads 0 comments

  6. Does Johnny Damon Make Any Sense for the Detroit Tigers?

    The Tigers have landed their closer in Jose Valverde, and now the club is rumored to be after an even older player in Johnny Damon, 36. Damon has spent the last eight years in Boston and in New York with the Yankees and has excelled in each city...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Blake VandeBunte about over 4 years ago 551 reads 0 comments

  7. Detroit Tigers Make a Choice: Rodney or Valverde?

    Don’t let the title of this post fool you, as the Tigers brass has picked Jose Valverde over Fernando Rodney. When Rodney left, we assumed it was solely an issue of cost. This apparently was not the answer...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Blake VandeBunte about over 4 years ago 66 reads 1 comments

  8. Jose Valverde? Really?

    The Tigers have reportedly made a two-year contract offer to relief pitcher Jose Valverde. Jason Beck of MLB.com, writes Valverde ending up in Detroit is the most likely situation for the right-hander...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Blake VandeBunte about over 4 years ago 246 reads 1 comments

  9. The Jarrod Washburn Era in Detroit is Over

    The Jarrod Washburn era in Detroit was a total failure. The Tigers gave up a couple of prospects to get Washburn, paid him a few million dollars and then watched him go 1-3 with a 7.33 ERA in his eight starts...

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  10. Team 71: The 1930 Tigers

    Year: 1930 Record: 75-79 Win Percentage: .487 Win Percentage Change: plus-32 Run Differential: minus-50 Pythagorean Record: 73-81 AL Finish: Fifth of eight Manager: Bucky Harris Best Transaction: Sadly, nothing to speak of...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Blake VandeBunte about over 4 years ago 17 reads 0 comments

  11. Predicting Ryan Raburn's 2010 Season for the Detroit Tigers

    Ryan Raburn was downright terrible in 2008. Look it up, he was. That being said, as bad as he was in 2008, he was terrific in 2009...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Blake VandeBunte about over 4 years ago 538 reads 0 comments

  12. 77.6% of HoF Voters are Morons

    Alan Trammell is a Hall of Famer.  He was one of the greatest shortstops of his era and one of the best overall players over that same period.  He excelled on both offense and defense and was seen as a leader...

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  13. A Vote Against Orlando Hudson

    I have always like Orland Hudson .  He is a good player and has been for about a decade.  Not only is he a solid player, he is rumored to be one of the best clubhouse guys in all of baseball...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Blake VandeBunte about over 4 years ago 81 reads 0 comments

  14. Detroit Tigers Catcher Gerald Laird Arrested

    Gerald Laird and his little brother were arrested in Arizona for getting into a fight after a Phoenix Suns game. This just doesn’t seem right, does it? Laird seemed reasonably mild mannered ...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Blake VandeBunte about over 4 years ago 685 reads 1 comments

  15. Detroit Tigers Offseason: A Month Late and a Million Short

    Alright, my thoughts on the moves so far this offseason are late. At any rate, hate them or love them, here they are. It would be an understatement to simply say that the Detroit Tigers have entered a rebuilding phase...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Blake VandeBunte about over 4 years ago 835 reads 3 comments

  16. News and Notes

    A few things floating around my mind as I sit at my parents place, safely back in Michigan: The Dusty Ryan era is over in Detroit...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Blake VandeBunte about over 4 years ago 97 reads 0 comments

  17. Weighing in on Phil Coke

    From JAYRC: Perhaps the least talked about of our four new prospects is former New York Yankee south paw Phil Coke. At 27 years old, I think it’s safe to say that the prospect lable is far removed from his name...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Blake VandeBunte about over 4 years ago 417 reads 0 comments

  18. Freddy Dolsi To White Sox

    Former Tiger reliever, Freddy Dolsi has been claimed off waivers by the Chicago White Sox. Dolsi will be 27 in January and has actually had a decent career despite his limited opportunities...

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  19. Detroit Tigers Still Waiting for Closure on a Closer

    It’s no secret that the closer role is currently vacant in Motown. Although GM Dave Dombrowski has made it clear that “there is no fire sale going on here!” (sigh) It’s ...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Blake VandeBunte about over 4 years ago 318 reads 1 comments

  20. Could Kelly Johnson Be a Second Base Option for the Detroit Tigers?

    Ladies and gentleman, the return of JAYRC. He is a permanent writer here at the site and will start shouldering a huge chunk of the load once a computer issue is resolved.....

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Blake VandeBunte about over 4 years ago 698 reads 0 comments

  21. Is Curtis Granderson a Top 20 Outfielder?

    I live in Connecticut. There are Yankee fans around every corner. When I am back in Michigan for family functions, the most knowledgeable sports fan around is my cousin, Rob. Rob is a Yankee fan...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Blake VandeBunte about almost 5 years ago 562 reads 2 comments

  22. Team 72: The 1926 Tigers

    THE 1926 TIGERS Year: 1926 Record: 79-75 Win Percentage: .513 Win Percentage Change: -13 Run Differential: -37 Pythagorean Record: 74-80 AL Finish: sixth of eight Manager: Ty Cobb ...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Blake VandeBunte about almost 5 years ago 105 reads 0 comments

  23. Dave Dombrowski Making the Tough Calls for Detroit Tigers

    From what I can gather, people are pretty sour over Curtis Granderson being shipped out of town. I feel that, I honestly do. I’m just not too upset.  I buy the reasoning. I think Granderson is a very good player...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Blake VandeBunte about almost 5 years ago 549 reads 1 comments

  24. Team 73: The 1992 Tigers

    Year: 1992 Record: 75-87 Win %: .463 Win % Change: -56 Run Differential: -3 Pythagorean Record: 81-81 AL Finish: 10th-of-14 Manager: Sparky Anderson Best Transaction: Drafted Frank Catalanatto and Bobby Higginson...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Blake VandeBunte about almost 5 years ago 34 reads 0 comments

  25. Curtis Granderson's Place in Detroit Tigers History

    Curtis Granderson is now officially a New York Yankee. More importantly, he is now an ex-Tiger. Granderson came up through the ranks in Detroit and debuted way back in 2004 and has been a fixture in center field since that magical 2006 season...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Blake VandeBunte about almost 5 years ago 450 reads 0 comments