1. Tigers Won't Trade Granderson (Or Others in Trade Rumors) to Save Money

    I love the offseason in baseball. Love it. I love the trade rumors. I love the rumors about who’s going where and how much they’re going to get when they arrive...

    Matt  Wallace Written by Matt Wallace about over 4 years ago 916 reads 1 comments

  2. Back To Work: Looking Forward at Detroit Tigers' Roster, Final Part

    I've spent several thousand words discussing roster moves the Tigers are faced with in terms of free agents and arbitration eligible players. What follows is a roster comprised of the remaining players with their salaries (according to my previous posts).

    Matt  Wallace Written by Matt Wallace about over 4 years ago 156 reads 0 comments

  3. Back To Work: Looking Forward at Detroit Tigers' Roster, Part Five

    The next step in this series of looks at roster moves that face the Tigers is to look at the arbitration eligible players who don’t have the option of turning their team down...

    Matt  Wallace Written by Matt Wallace about over 4 years ago 216 reads 0 comments

  4. Back To Work: Looking Forward at Tigers' Roster, Part Four

    This is the fourth installment of a series in which I ponder personnel decisions that need to be made regarding players who were on the team in 2009. You can read the first three here , here and here ...

    Matt  Wallace Written by Matt Wallace about over 4 years ago 282 reads 1 comments

  5. Back To Work: Looking Forward at Tigers' Roster, Part Three

    For part three of this series, in which I look at roster decisions to be made on current Tigers, I’m going to mash three players into one article...

    Matt  Wallace Written by Matt Wallace about almost 5 years ago 341 reads 5 comments

  6. Back To Work: Looking Forward at Detroit Tigers' Roster (Part Two)

    This is the second post in a series where I'll be looking at roster decisions facing the Tigers. As I explained in the first post, I'm talking about roster decisions regarding current players...

    Matt  Wallace Written by Matt Wallace about almost 5 years ago 247 reads 0 comments

  7. Back To Work: Looking Forward at Tigers' Roster (Part 1)

    The Tigers face a number of arbitration situations this offseason, and a fair number of them involve players who could potentially net the Tigers some extra draft picks. Today, I'm going to kickoff a series in which I will look at each of these players...

    Matt  Wallace Written by Matt Wallace about almost 5 years ago 330 reads 0 comments

  8. Being Optimistic, Thinking of Detroit Tigers in Postseason

    I’d imagine you may run into some negative Nancys over the next couple of days who will say it won’t matter if the Tigers win against the Twins on Tuesday...

    Matt  Wallace Written by Matt Wallace about almost 5 years ago 88 reads 0 comments

  9. Not Many (Good) Surprises in the Detroit Tigers Lineup

    I was watching the Tigers game the other day and in the first inning, the Tigers batted around. It was fun to watch, obviously, but something about it struck me...

    Matt  Wallace Written by Matt Wallace about almost 5 years ago 140 reads 1 comments

  10. Taking Stock of the Detroit Tigers' Top Prospects in 2009

    With the minor league regular season being over, you’re going to hear a lot of talk in the offseason about the Tigers’ system being shallow and relatively weak. I agree with that idea, to a point...

    Matt  Wallace Written by Matt Wallace about almost 5 years ago 354 reads 1 comments

  11. Tiger Fans Should Be More Confident About Division Lead

    I anticipate a lot of hand-wringing by Tiger fans over the next couple days. There is going to be a lot of talk about how they could essentially blow their current lead over the Twins by the end of the weekend and fumble their shot at the postseason...

    Matt  Wallace Written by Matt Wallace about almost 5 years ago 170 reads 12 comments

  12. Guessing at Tigers' Minor League Award Winners

    I expect the Tigers to name their Minor League Player and Pitcher of the Year soon. In my mind, the Pitcher of the Year is a slam dunk for Casey Crosby...

    Matt  Wallace Written by Matt Wallace about almost 5 years ago 103 reads 0 comments

  13. Brandon Inge's Knee Isn't Just Killing Inge

    I've been thinking about Brandon Inge quite a bit lately. One reason is at some point this season, I placed an over/under bet with my friend on the number of home runs he'd hit this season. I put the number at 28 and my friend took the over...

    Matt  Wallace Written by Matt Wallace about almost 5 years ago 283 reads 3 comments

  14. Detroit Tigers: We're Going Streaking!

    Anybody reading this is probably either aware the Tigers are in the midst of a six-game win streak or doesn't have to think about it long to realize it...

    Matt  Wallace Written by Matt Wallace about almost 5 years ago 112 reads 2 comments

  15. Appreciating Tigers' Announcer Ernie Harwell

    When I heard the news on Friday that Ernie Harwell had cancer and decided not to operate or treat it, it didn’t hit me all that hard at first. I guess this was the rational part of me rather than the knee-jerk reaction I would’ve expected...

    Matt  Wallace Written by Matt Wallace about almost 5 years ago 306 reads 0 comments

  16. Comparing 2006 to 2009 Tigers

    As we make our way through the final month of the 2009 season, there seems to be a lot of negativity toward our boys wearing the Olde English D...

    Matt  Wallace Written by Matt Wallace about almost 5 years ago 173 reads 3 comments

  17. Contemplating Placido Polanco

    During the offseason, there's going to be a lot of discussion about whether the Tigers will or should offer Placido Polanco arbitration...

    Matt  Wallace Written by Matt Wallace about almost 5 years ago 205 reads 9 comments

  18. Tigers Announce AFL Roster Choices

    The initial Arizona Fall League rosters were announced today, and the Tigers look to be sending six players if all goes well. On the pitching side of things, you'll have no-hit hero Thad Weber and relievers, Robbie Weinhardt and Cody Satterwhite...

    Matt  Wallace Written by Matt Wallace about almost 5 years ago 192 reads 3 comments

  19. Tigers' Outfield Defense: No Drop-Ins Please

    When the Tigers lost 3-1 to the Mariners on Wednesday, I couldn't get it out of my mind that a decent left fielder would have caught the looping Josh Wilson single that fell in front of Carlos Guillen...

    Matt  Wallace Written by Matt Wallace about almost 5 years ago 175 reads 4 comments

  20. Thinking About Daniel Fields, One Day Into His Career

    Tigers fans are well aware the Tigers convinced Michigan prep shortstop, Daniel Fields, to put pen to paper and devote his life to becoming a Tiger in return for a $1.6 million signing bonus and all the perks of being a professional baseball player...

    Matt  Wallace Written by Matt Wallace about almost 5 years ago 610 reads 3 comments