Checking in with Nate Fury: The man who’s no longer the biggest underdog in the Tigers’ system

How should somebody classify Nate Fury? Some terms technically describe him, but they’re a little misleading. He’s a Tigers draft pick, but not the high-profile-type you’re thinking of. The Tigers drafted him in the 36th round. He’s a prospect, but only by the most general definition. He’s not making any top 100 lists in his career, […]

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An attempt to explain the unfathomable Joe Nathan 9th-inning experience

pic.twitter.com/sQFI8eiZXt — nick pants (@nick_pants) September 17, 2014 Joe Nathan was good. Then he moved 1,200 miles away and he wasn’t. First the blown saves came as an aberration, then they arrived as a symptom of a dead arm. Eventually they arrived simply because they had before. At its most basic, baseball is a child […]

About the Tigers running away from the AL Central…

So…about that one time I told you not to watch the baseball regular season. I said it was already over, that the 31-22 Tigers would run away with the division. I said it wasn’t that the Tigers weren’t that good, just that the rest of their division was that bad. The Tigers have 16 games […]

Your update on the baseball winners of the JMMA says it’s time to give Blaine Hardy the championship belt

The first year of the JMMA award, Chris Bootcheck obliterated the International League and led all Triple-A All Stars in votes. The second year, Jose Alvarez made the major leagues and took a no-hitter almost five innings deep. Then, Bootcheck got called up to the Yankees and spent one glorious inning pitching to the team that […]

Ezequiel Carrera: The forgotten player that made the David Price trade possible

After the Detroit beat writers tweeted their stalking of Dave Dombrowski, after the Ken Rosenthal tweet the simply read Source: #Tigers get Price, after the MLB Network analysts freaked out on the air, after the Tigers pulled Austin Jackson from a game in the middle of an inning, after the full details of the trade trickled out, and […]

The Detroit Lions, the Detroit Tigers and winning now

Dave Dombrowski didn’t have to say anything. He sent his message when he gave up two of the Tigers’ best prospects for reliever Joakim Soria: We’re effin’ going for it.  It doesn’t matter that we overpaid. It doesn’t matter if Cory Knebel and Jake Thompson are good. If we win it won’t matter if Joakim […]

Your update on the baseball winners of the JMMA gets happy then sad then good at pitching

The details on the Angels’ trade with the Padres’ for Huston Street came in increments. First we learned the deal was done. Then we learned that the Angels were including second-base prospect Taylor Lindsey in the deal. Then came this: Huston Street and AA Pitcher to Angels for Taylor Lindsey, Jose Rondon, Jose Alvarez and […]


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