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…)
Archive for March, 2009
Posted in big tilde, detroit tigers, dontrelle willis, jerkwheat, jim leyland, magglio ordonez, nate robertson, nightmare fuel, partly non-oblivious update, quiet sundays can be grand, spring training, tagged dontrelle willis, Injuries and Other Piccadillos, Jeremy Bonderman, jerkwheat, Joel Zymaya, nate robertson, The Big Tilde, Tire Fire FTW on March 29, 2009 | Leave a Comment »
Posted in big tilde, cletus the backup yokel, detroit tigers, dingers!, jerkwheat, magglio ordonez, marcus thames, mig tilde, miguel cabrera, son of grander, tagged Carlos Guillen, Curtis Granderson, Friends of the Big Tilde, Gary Sheffield, marcus thames, The Big Tilde on March 15, 2009 | 1 Comment »
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…)
Posted in actual reporting, big tilde, clay rapada, detroit tigers, jerkwheat, tagged bobby seay, Brandon Lyon, Casey Fien, clay rapada, Fernando Rodney, Freddy Dolsi, jerkwheat, Joel Zumaya, Kyle Bloom, Ryan Perry, Todd Jones Experience on March 2, 2009 | 2 Comments »
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…)