A’s get Lester, Gomes from Red Sox for Cespedes…Tigers get Price


This year the trading deadline wasn’t ho hum as in past years, this year was about then here and now. It was about really good teams putting their chips to the middle of the table and saying they’re all in. The Oakland A’s and the Detroit tigers pulled off major deals getting Lester (A’s) andContinue reading “A’s get Lester, Gomes from Red Sox for Cespedes…Tigers get Price”

Smallthoughts: Old school Tuesday …Lou Whitaker


Whitaker first played with shortstop Alan Trammell while with the old Double-A Montgomery Rebels. The two first played together in the major leagues when they were both called up to Detroit at the end of the 1977 season. Both players became starters by the end of April, 1978. They would remain teammates until Whitaker retiredContinue reading “Smallthoughts: Old school Tuesday …Lou Whitaker”

Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday …Alan Trammell


Alan Trammell was one of the more steady shortstops of his era and possibly one of the more overlooked shortstops of his time …when the mention of shortstops came up Ozzie Smith and Cal RipkenJr and Omar vizquel would agrner most of the attention but…Trammell was right there with them on defense and on offense.Continue reading “Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday …Alan Trammell”

Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday …Ivan Rodriquez


Before there was Yadier Molina there was Ivan Rodriquez. One of the best defensive catchers of the modern era, Rodriquez was nothing short of spectacular behind the plate. He threw out would be basestealers at a 45.68%. Rodriquez won the American League MVP in 1999 and is a 14 time all star and a 13Continue reading “Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday …Ivan Rodriquez”

Miguel Cabrera, Tigers agree to long-term contract extension


According to published reports Miquel Cabrera and the Tigers have agreed to a mega contract 10 years said to be worth …as high as 300 million dollars. On surface can make a case for Cabrera who is a triple crown winner and back to back MVP winner making this kind of money now. At 30Continue reading “Miguel Cabrera, Tigers agree to long-term contract extension”

Jim Leyland steps down as Tiger manager


Jim Leyland won’t return as manager of the Detroit Tigers next season, a decision he made on his own in September, when he met with Dave Dombrowski and told the team’s general manager “it was time,” Leyland said Monday morning during a news conference. “I’m not totally retiring today, I just don’t want to beContinue reading “Jim Leyland steps down as Tiger manager”

The Giants sweep the Tigers, Harden traded for Martin and Lamb, Jets using bye week to get answers


┬áBefore I start my entry I want to say the readers of this blog in light of Hurricane Sandy sweeping its might up and down the East Coast. I hope tonight finds you and your love ones healthy safe with electricity and in peace. We take our sports seriously, but nothing is more serious thanContinue reading “The Giants sweep the Tigers, Harden traded for Martin and Lamb, Jets using bye week to get answers”