Category Archives: Tigers

Top 100 MLB Players – 2016

In less than two weeks, Bryce Harper will take meaningful swings and Chris Sale will throw meaningful pitches and Andrelton Simmons will make meaningful dives to his right and throw out determined, incredulous baserunners.  As the Royals begin their first … Continue reading

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How Important Is a Hot Start?

Here’s one I wrote for this week’s USA Today Sports Weekly: This April, the Detroit Tigers came roaring out of the gate, mowing down opposing lineups and bludgeoning opposing pitchers with a relentless offensive attack. Their hot start may remind … Continue reading

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Playoff Pre(Inter?)View 2014

Some might argue that the playoffs start tonight, as the previous two nights’ contests are more akin to qualifier games than playoff series.  Major League Baseball disagrees, and there was certainly a playoff atmosphere in Kansas City and Pittsburgh (did … Continue reading

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Celebrating Fresh Blood

The Red Sox and Rangers are not going to the playoffs this year. The Yankees and Cardinals are barely above .500 and not guaranteed to play in October. The Braves are in a free fall, watching their postseason hopes dwindle … Continue reading

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2014 Second-Half Reset

The American League definitively and thoroughly defeated the National League in the All-Star Game, despite maximum effort from Mike Matheny, Adam Wainwright, and the senior circuit.  That means it’s time for an obligatory recap of the first half (read: 56-60%) … Continue reading

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A 2014 All-Star Ballot

The All-Star Game is less than a month away. Does that mean it’s time for an official ballot? Probably not, but it’s what I’ve been thinking about lately, so sit there and read my thoughts. It’s easier than doing stuff. … Continue reading

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2014 Season Preview

There are very few signs of spring in the air here in Maine, but my Twitter feed tells me baseball season is on its way back.  Much like I did last year, I’m going to eschew the full projected standings … Continue reading

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Playoff Preview, Week Three

My Division Series picks- Red Sox in 5, Tigers in 4, Dodgers in 3, and Pirates in 5- were all off by exactly one game. Let’s see if I can do better in the Championship Series, despite not having gotten … Continue reading

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Playoff Preview, Week Two

I’m not in love with the new playoff format, but I’ll admit that three consecutive nights of winner-take-all games makes for an exciting week of baseball. My early picks went 1-2. Let’s see if I can improve on that in … Continue reading

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Remaining Award Picks

I’ve heard tell that the Baseball Bloggers Alliance may come out of hibernation to vote on our annual awards. Having already covered my MVP (or “Stan Musial”) and Cy Young (“Walter Johnson”) picks, I thought I’d chime in with some … Continue reading

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