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Archive for March, 2009

Now that we are a week away from Opening Night and real, live, counts-in-the-standards baseball, it’s time to take a quick look at how our heroes have been looking this spring. Granted, spring is a fickle beast and exhibition games aren’t the best judge of things but it’s been a pretty slow start for one guy in particular… (more…)

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Well, we’re just about three weeks from the season starting and we’ve seen the Tigers starting outfield play in Spring Training roughly two times. Stupid sexy World Baseball Classic. We’ve enjoyed watching Curtis not play much for Team USA (BOOOOO) and watching the entirity of the rest of the Tigers roster play for Friend of the Big Tilde Hugo Chavez’s Venezuelan national team. May both teams find elimination in the near future so that our beloved Tilde and Company can get back to helping Jim Leyland chain smoke. Over the past few weeks, we’ve gone over the relief pitching situation, the starting pitching, and the infield. Now, it’s time to get to Where the Tildes Roam – the Tigers’ outfield. (more…)

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(Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

(Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Hey, it’s only glorified spring training, right? What’s the harm of picking the Venezuelan side of Team USA’s upcoming game in the World Baseball Classic? I mean, I know I don’t have a dead soldier for a son, but I’m still within my rights. (more…)

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Last year, the Tigers infield was a little, um, shakey defensively. After undergoing about 15 different infield alignments in 2008, the Tigers managed to make a few moves that should, baseball gods willing, solidify the fielding situation. Especially on the left side of the field. So, join me if you will, as we run through the Friends of the Big Tilde who play along the basepath… (more…)

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So, after a week of spring training we’re feeling really good about the pitching staff, aren’t we? It’s ok. I promise. I mean, it’s only been a week. We can’t expect miracles. Right? Right?

Well, if Dontrelle, Nate, Zach, and Armando are going to be, uh, less-than-perfect, then at least we won’t have to worry about putting it all in the hands of these guys too often. The candidates who are looking to compromise compose the Tigers esteemed bullpen await you after the jump. (more…)

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