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Know your James Mungro Memorial Award nominee: Alex Wilson, the forgotten man

  If this was four years ago, Alex Wilson wouldn’t stand a chance of surviving in JMMA chase. For one, he wasn’t a member of the Tigers. But even if he was, he’d was too good to be considered. In 2011, Wilson, now 28, was ranked the No. 11 prospect in the Red Sox system by […]

Know your James Mungro Memorial Award nominee: Kyle Ryan, who is playing for keeps

Kyle Ryan entered the chase for the James Mungro Memorial Award presented by (sponsor pending) as an underdog, but the more he reveals himself, the more his chances keep increasing. Ryan isn’t an ideal candidate. He’s a tall skinny pitcher in a world lousy with them. His background is bland: 12th-round pick of the Tigers, worked […]

Know your James Mungro Memorial Award nominee: Angel Nesbitt (plus the competition’s first eliminiation)

This year’s version of the James Mungro Memorial Award presented by (sponsor pending) chase is less than a week old, but it already has a controversy. Today we were supposed to learn about Daniel Fields, the local-boy outfielder who couldn’t hit or stay healthy last year. We’re not. Fields is the first player cut from […]

Know your James Mungro Memorial Award nominee: Wynton Bernard

The low number of contestants and long period of evaluation time in the baseball version of the James Mungro Memorial Award presented by (sponsor pending) allows a closeness that the football version doesn’t have. Over the next few weeks, each participant will get his own profile post — unless he gets cut. Today we start off […]

It’s finally that time: Let the 2015 James Mungro Memorial Award competition begin

One year ago yesterday, we began a chase that introduced us to a skinny man with wispy facial hair named Blaine Hardy. Over the next month we fell in love with this man as he ripped the James Mungro Memorial Award presented by (sponsor pending) away from the other competitors. He then went on an unprecedented […]

Petr Mrazek might actually be even better than the Red Wings think

Sooner rather than later Petr Mrazek is going to make that two-and-a-half hour drive along I-96 from Detroit to Grand Rapids. When he does, it’ll likely be a lot calmer drive than the one he took the other way. There will be no nerves, no moments of self doubt. Mrazek’s teammates, coach and GM all had […]

No, Detroit hasn’t found an answer to the publicly-financed stadium scam

A little shuffle forward is still a step in the right direction. That little shuffle can lead to the next little shuffle which leads to the next and after a while you’re in a completely different place from where you started. But does thinking about making the shuffle do anything? Does theorizing it and proposing […]

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