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  1. Tigers picking 'who' and 'I don't know' at SS

    Christina Kahrl

    With apologies to Abbott and Costello, it might seem as if that's where the Tigers are at shortstop after they cut loose Alex Gonzalez. Faster than you can say Chris Pittaro, Gonzalez has gone from Opening Day hero -- having plated the game winner on...

    Blog | April 20, 2014
  2. Porcello plus iffy infield could be trouble

    Christina Kahrl

    When the Tigers take the field Saturday, it might provide a fascinating test case for a couple of the propositions that -- if not as important as Miggy being Miggy or the front three in the rotation doing their thing -- could be the difference betwe...

    Blog | April 05, 2014
  3. Miguel Cabrera's absolutely huge deal

    Christina Kahrl

    Three hundred million dollars for Miguel Cabrera? I don't think Dr. Evil ransomed the entire world for that much in the last "Austin Powers" sequel. OK, the deal is reportedly for something less than $300 million, but that's still epic. There are a f...

    Blog | March 27, 2014
  4. Throwing Ian Kinsler a pity party

    Christina Kahrl

    So, Ian Kinsler isn't happy that he was traded from Texas. And say what he will, for his sake you can hope it motivates him to bigger and better things with the Tigers. While it might strike you or me as a little strange -- the path to the postseason...

    Blog | March 04, 2014
  5. Why Porcello won't break out big

    Christina Kahrl

    So it's that time of year, isn't it? Because if you've been hanging in there for a while, there hasn't been a year yet when we haven't seen predictions from my fellow statheads that Rick Porcello is going to turn the corner. And as Mike Petriello poi...

    Blog | February 21, 2014
  6. Chess match: Tigers versus A's

    Christina Kahrl

    Our final look at the managers ... Detroit Tigers versus Oakland Athletics What Jim Leyland likes to do: While the Tigers stole the fewest bases in baseball, barely averaging an attempt every three games, Leyland has been exceptionally aggressi...

    Blog | October 04, 2013
  7. Does AL MVP race have an easy answer?

    Christina Kahrl

    Another day provided another chance to see what the likely leaders in the American League Most Valuable Player race were up to. Miguel Cabrera homered. Chris Davis homered. And Mike Trout, the guy you'd prefer to pick if you were starting your team t...

    Blog | August 18, 2013
  8. Justin Verlander's rebound should inspire

    Christina Kahrl

    Taking the bump in Toronto on Thursday for the first time since his second career no-hitter, in May 2011, Detroit Tigers ace Justin Verlander was dealing. Dealing from the mound, certainly, but also dealing with expectations that might handic...

    Blog | July 05, 2013
  9. WARfare, 2013 style

    Christina Kahrl

    With the season roughly halfway over, I thought it would be a good idea to dig into the numbers to see what WAR (wins above replacement) is telling us. I'll start with a man who has been at the center of a lot of WAR talk in the last year. 1. Migu...

    Blog | June 29, 2013
  10. Takes a Tribe to grind down Verlander

    Christina Kahrl

    Say you're the Cleveland Indians. You've been one of baseball's hottest teams, but you're in Detroit against the defending pennant winners, you got routed in the first game of the series, and you're facing Justin Verlander, who's still on top...

    Blog | May 12, 2013
  11. A's vs. Tigers equals instant impact rivalry

    Christina Kahrl

    Where do rivalries come from? Are they invented, or do they spring from the game itself? Twenty years later, I remember a comment Baseball Prospectus founder Gary Huckabay made on the subject, that rivalries don't come from the game's history but fro...

    Blog | April 14, 2013
  12. Forget-me-nots for the missing men of 2012

    Christina Kahrl

    Say you're a team that has a problem, like losing an everyday player to free agency. Market solutions tend to be expensive, whether in cash spent or prospects dealt. But some teams already have potential solutions for their seeming offseason needs on...

    Blog | December 27, 2012
  13. Leyland uses every bullet, not just best

    Christina Kahrl

    DETROIT -- Where the Tigers are concerned, it's easy to lose yourself in the statistical feats of their star sluggers: Miguel Cabrera's Triple Crown, of course, but also Prince Fielder notching his sixth consecutive 30-homer season and Austin Jackson...

    Blog | October 18, 2012
  14. Will it be four and no more for ALCS?

    Christina Kahrl

    DETROIT -- Down three games to none, facing a better rotation in its own park backed by a lineup built around Triple Crown winner Miguel Cabrera, how hopeless does the task confronting the Yankees seem? As tough as it will be for them to get back ...

    Blog | October 17, 2012
  15. Yankees' ALCS Game 3 lineup is just nuts

    Christina Kahrl

    DETROIT--With all the hand-wringing over the Yankees' offense in the postseason, you knew Joe Girardi was going to try and do something with his team trying to dig out of an 0-2 hole in the ALCS. But perhaps nobody expected the extent of the skipper'...

    Blog | October 16, 2012
  16. Will Tigers' pitching end ALCS early?

    Christina Kahrl

    NEW YORK--After Game 2 of the ALCS, it was easy to say that you'd sensed something palpable about the confidence in the Tigers' clubhouse. Call it confidence, or dismissal of vaunted Yankeedom earned via victory, or simply the solid satisfaction of c...

    Blog | October 15, 2012