Tigers

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 […]

A JMMA update: What the landscape is for our former winners headed into spring training

We’ve reached a turning point. Almost every baseball team ever held their Fan Fest/Winter Caravan/rally event/excuse to sell season tickets this weekend. Spring training is less than a month away. Another hunt for the James Mungro Memorial Award presented by (sponsor pending) will begin soon. But before that happens we most honor the past. The baseball […]

Yoenis Cespedes is a Detroit Tiger; This could be the most entertaining team of all time

Everybody say it together: WHO KNOWS? YO KNOWS! Yoenis Cespedes is a Tiger. Rick kind-of-handsome-but-boring Porcello is not. Detroit already added Shane Greene, who can be electric at times but can’t throw a lob to first base. Now they’ve got Cespedes. It doesn’t even matter what or who Alfredo Simon is, or that the Tigers […]

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