1. Who's Left? Any August Believers Still Out There For The Detroit Tigers?

    See that guy in the picture? That's outfielder Magglio Ordonez. Do you know why he is sticking his tongue out at you? Because he is not on the field driving in runs...

    Dave Hampton Written by Dave Hampton about 4 years ago 715 reads 2 comments

  2. Jose Valverde Left To Burn, Tigers Still Win Despite Mismanagement

    It has been known among Tigers fans for some time now that manager Jim Leyland's use of the bullpen can be a bit...err...shaky, I guess, I will say...

    Dave Hampton Written by Dave Hampton about 4 years ago 375 reads 5 comments

  3. MLB Rumors: Detroit Tigers Buying When They Should Be Selling

    The Tigers made a trade Wednesday evening to acquire a Jhonny when they should have been trying to sell a Johnny. David Dombrowski may yet earn the other spelling of his name...

    Dave Hampton Written by Dave Hampton about 4 years ago 1,185 reads 18 comments

  4. Jeremy Bonderman Again Settles for Mediocrity, Detroit Tigers Hammered

    July 2007 was the pinnacle of Jeremy Bonderman's career. It's a tough pill to swallow considering he is only 27 and should be in the prime of his career still. He won't turn 28 until late in the postseason this year...

    Dave Hampton Written by Dave Hampton about 4 years ago 520 reads 4 comments

  5. How Does Ryan Raburn Still Have a Job with the Detroit Tigers?

    The San Diego Zoo—that would be a good place to leave Ryan Raburn. He would probably fit in better there than on a major league baseball field. Notice where the ball is in this picture...

    Dave Hampton Written by Dave Hampton about 4 years ago 933 reads 4 comments

  6. Eddie Bonine Dazzles in Relief, Tigers Consider Rick Porcello Demotion?

    Rick Porcello got kicked around again on Wednesday night. This has become a common occurrence throughout the 2010 season. Starting against the Chicago White Sox, he only lasted 3.1 innings, allowing eight runs...

    Dave Hampton Written by Dave Hampton about over 4 years ago 1,012 reads 0 comments

  7. Dontrelle Willis DFA'd, Detroit Tiger No Longer

    The DTrain is going to be laying down new tracks....right out of Detroit. Dontrelle Willis, the struggling left hander, was designated for assignment after Saturday night's loss to the Oakland Athletics at Comerica Park...

    Dave Hampton Written by Dave Hampton about over 4 years ago 515 reads 5 comments

  8. Zach Miner: Tommy John Surgery on Tap, Detroit Tiger Fans Hardly Upset

    Zach Miner.....does that name even ring a bell to anyone? Certainly not in 2010. Ok, you might remember him from such exciting shows as Imploding 'Pen 2009 and Fail 'Pen 2008...

    Dave Hampton Written by Dave Hampton about over 4 years ago 382 reads 0 comments

  9. The Case for Eddie Bonine of the Detroit Tigers

    Bo·da·cious, adjective: remarkable, outstanding. That sounds like Eddie Bonine of the Detroit Tigers this year, does it not? That is what I have taken to calling him lately: Bodacious Bonine...

    Dave Hampton Written by Dave Hampton about over 4 years ago 591 reads 5 comments

  10. The 10 Things We've Learned From the Detroit Tigers' Offseason Thus Far

    The Tigers have played 39 games in the 2010 season. They recently shook up their roster in a weekend series against the Boston Red Sox. Struggling SP Max Scherzer and 2B Scott Sizemore were shipped off to exile in the minors...

    Dave Hampton Written by Dave Hampton about over 4 years ago 1,059 reads 4 comments

  11. Detroit Tigers Send Sizemore, Scherzer To Minors

    After an almost five hour marathon victory, Detroit Tigers' general manager David Dombrowski announced a few roster moves late Saturday night. Second baseman Scott Sizemore was sent to Toledo of the International League...

    Dave Hampton Written by Dave Hampton about over 4 years ago 302 reads 0 comments

  12. Detroit Tigers' Carlos Guillen: Starting Second Baseman?

    The Hammer Toss Medical Beat would like to bring you this injury update. At the center of attention today is the oft-injured Carlos Guillen. It is unfortunate to have to miss baseball so as to go earn a paycheck...

    Dave Hampton Written by Dave Hampton about over 4 years ago 65 reads 0 comments

  13. Casper Wells Slated to Be Called Up

    The Hammer Toss has returned from an extended absence borne of computer-less-ness. No time to waste, let's churn up the Detroit baseball scene...

    Dave Hampton Written by Dave Hampton about over 4 years ago 424 reads 1 comments

  14. Detroit Tigers' Offseason in Pictures

    For baseball, the winds of change always blow the strongest in the winter time. This was no exception for the Detroit Tigers. While the Tigers may not have spent much money in the offseason, they nonetheless made significant moves...

    Dave Hampton Written by Dave Hampton about over 4 years ago 615 reads 0 comments

  15. Detroit Tigers' Hot Stove: Key Offseason Non-Acquisitions

    The bulk of the Tigers' offseason has been told in the headlines of three major stories: The Granderson/Jackson trade blockbuster, letting Placido Polanco walk, and signing Jose Valverde. Relatively speaking, the Tigers have had a quiet winter...

    Dave Hampton Written by Dave Hampton about over 4 years ago 451 reads 3 comments

  16. Detroit Tigers: Fake Pearls, Saves and Jose Valverde

    The signing of closer Jose Valverde by the Detroit Tigers Thursday afternoon is the current talk of the town, as well as the subject of much grumbling and scrutiny...

    Dave Hampton Written by Dave Hampton about over 4 years ago 291 reads 1 comments

  17. Detroit Tigers' Hot Stove: Offseason Failures Mounting

    The Winter Meetings are over and winter itself officially starts next week. While some of the Tigers are home in the tropics or enjoying 18 holes in Florida, The Hammer Toss will keep you warm with the hot stove! Stop celebrating...

    Dave Hampton Written by Dave Hampton about over 4 years ago 555 reads 1 comments

  18. Detroit Tigers Make Smart Move, Sign Everett: Why It Makes Sense

    Shortstop Adam Everett was signed Monday to a one-year contract for the 2010 season by the Detroit Tigers, who were able to cross an item off their shopping list...

    Dave Hampton Written by Dave Hampton about almost 5 years ago 293 reads 2 comments

  19. Detroit Tigers' Hot Stove: Shopping for a Shortstop

    The Winter Meetings are about to start and snow is flying in the Midwest. While some of the Tigers are home in the tropics or enjoying 18 holes in Florida, The Hammer Toss will keep you warm ...

    Dave Hampton Written by Dave Hampton about almost 5 years ago 784 reads 2 comments

  20. Detroit Tigers' Hot Stove: What's On Second?

    The World Series has wrapped up, and it has gotten chilly in the Midwest. While some of the Tigers are home in the tropics or enjoying 18 holes in Florida, The Hammer Toss will keep you warm with the hot stove...

    Dave Hampton Written by Dave Hampton about almost 5 years ago 420 reads 0 comments

  21. Detroit Tigers' Hot Stove: Marcus Thames

    The World Series has wrapped up, and it has gotten chilly in the Midwest. While some of the Tigers are home in the tropics or enjoying 18 holes in Florida, The Hammer Toss will keep you warm with the hot stove...

    Dave Hampton Written by Dave Hampton about almost 5 years ago 361 reads 2 comments

  22. Detroit Tigers' Hot Stove Primer

    The World Series is close to wrapping up, and it has gotten chilly in the midwest. While some of the Tigers are home in the tropics or enjoying 18 holes in Florida, The Hammer Toss will keep you warm with the hot stove...

    Dave Hampton Written by Dave Hampton about almost 5 years ago 168 reads 1 comments

  23. Detroit Tigers: The "Dear Jim Leyland" Chronicles—Pray for October

    The "Dear Jim Leyland" Chronicles will be a recurring segment in which I question some of the decisions made by the skipper of the Detroit Tigers, Jim Leyland...

    Dave Hampton Written by Dave Hampton about almost 5 years ago 171 reads 0 comments

  24. Detroit Tigers' Fiscal Irresponsibility Jeopardizes 2010 Season

    Dear Tiger Nation, Buy more Little Caesars Pizzas. Mike Illitch needs every dollar he can get to build a winning ball club. Overspending and fiscal irresponsibility by the Tigers' front office is casting an ever larger looming shadow over the 2010 season.

    Dave Hampton Written by Dave Hampton about 5 years ago 634 reads 20 comments

  25. The "Dear Jim Leyland" Chronicles, Pt. 1: Carlos Guillen

    The "Dear Jim Leyland" Chronicles will be a recurring segment in which I question some of the decisions made by the skipper of the Detroit Tigers, Jim Leyland...

    Dave Hampton Written by Dave Hampton about 5 years ago 101 reads 2 comments