A discussion of the Detroit Tigers past, present and future.
Time to eat some crow
I was wrong.
There. I said it. It's taken me a long time, but I can now admit I was wrong on at least two counts, probably many more.
First, we shouldn't have traded Porcello. He's a great guy to have near the bottom of the rotation. I still maintain he's a much better pitcher with a decently mobile infield, but the Tigers have helped him with the new shortstop.
Second, I've finally come to grips with trading Curtis Granderson. I know, that took me a long time, and I'm still not a Phil Coke fan (even though you say he's a nice guy Tom. I'm a nice guy, you're a nice guy, but we don't belong in the Tiger bullpen.)
Getting Scherzer and Jackson was just a great deal.
If you ruled the world (don't You?) who would be the Tiger's next manager? For a description of each go the freep.com sports page.
Who should start the first game of the playoffs?
On the 2012 Ballot, who belongs in the Hall of Fame? (vote for as many as you wish.)
Should Sosa, Clemens and Bonds be admitted to the Hall of Fame? (Multiple choices allowed. See posting at left to comment further.)
Who was the Greatest Tiger in History?
According to our voters, here are the All-Time Greatest Tigers by position...
Le Grand Orange
Best DH Season for a Bengal
Guillermo is Tops in Our Opinion!
Willie Hernandez posted the best relief season in the history of the Tigers.
The Best Season in Left?
The Rock, no doubt
Clearly, we picked Cobb as having the best year in center
Kaline narrowly wins our poll
for best season in right.
George Kell, 1949
The best Tiger season at third
It's Unanimous, Tram had the Best Season at Short
Best Second Baseman's Season
Who had the best season at first?
Hammerin' Hank Greenberg, that's who
So what do you think of the Granderson trade?
My Kind of Town
Toledo is our favorite minor league stadium
Old Yankee Stadium - Our Favorite
Winning our poll for favorite non-functioning ball park-Yankee Stadium
Wrigley Field: Our favorite (non-Detroit) operating MLB park
By narrow vote over Fenway, it's Wrigley Field
Sparky Anderson - The Greatest Skipper
With the election of Spark, we complete our little Hot Stove project of selecting the Greatest Tiger Team. This was fun.
Who Was the Greatest Tiger Reliever, DH/PH
We resoundingly agree that Willie Hernandez was the best reliever, but we tied on Rusty Staub or Daryl Evans for DH or pinch hitter
Pitching Rotation is Set (Kind of...)
Jack Morris, Hal Newhouser and Mickey Lolich are the selections for our Greatest Tiger starters. (Couldn't reach agreement on anyone else, so you get to fill in the line up card every fourther day. Gee, this really is like managing the Tigers, isn't it?)
Kaline is the Unanimous Rightfielder
In our second consecutive unanimous vote, Al Kaline, is chosen as the Greatest Tiger Rightfielder!
Cobb is Unanimous!
Nobody liked him, but we agree he was the best in center
Willie is Our man in Left!
Willie Horton is our choice for the greatest Tiger in left field
Good Ol' George Kell, the Best Tiger at the Hot Corner
At least by our vote, he's been elected. (BTW, thanks to Tom Haggerty for the write up on all the third basemen.)
Tram Stands Tall at Short
In perhaps our first unanimous vote, Alan Trammell has been chosen as our all Time Tiger Shortstop.
Tiger's Super Second Sacker - Gehringer in a Lanslide!
Once again, I was overwhelmingly out-voted, Charlie Gehringer wins.
Heaven's First Baseman
Hank Greenberg, elected as the Greatest Tiger firstbaseman in History
OUR FIRST INDUCTEE TO THE TIGER HALL OF FAME
By overwhelming majority, you the fans (at least those reading this) chose Bill Freehan as the greatest catcher in Tiger history.