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  1. Troy Tulowitzki: Best hitter in the game?

    David Schoenfield

    Heading into Wednesday's game, Troy Tulowitzki leads all qualified hitters in batting average (.354), on-base percentage (.447) and slugging percentage (.634). We can call that the triple-slash Triple Crown. And if you're doing that, you're the best ...

    Blog | June 25, 2014
  2. Tigers show why they're the best team

    David Schoenfield

    Five thoughts on Monday's battle between the first-place Detroit Tigers and first-place Baltimore Orioles, a 4-1 Tigers win that was more interesting than the final score indicates and evidence of why they were No. 1 in this week's Power Rankings. ...

    Blog | May 13, 2014
  3. SweetSpot TV: Ranking the DHs

    David Schoenfield

    Eric Karabell and myself discuss the top designated hitters. Considering few teams use a regular DH these days, it's pretty thin once you get pass the ageless David Ortiz. Only five players were regular DHs last year -- Big Papi, Victor Martinez of t...

    Blog | March 25, 2014
  4. Scherzer, Reddick and other thoughts

    David Schoenfield

    Thoughts on a game that was about a million times more exciting than even the 8-6 final score would indicate -- a win for the Detroit Tigers over the Oakland Athletics that sends this series back to Oakland for Game 5. 1. Max Scherzer, pitching in...

    Blog | October 08, 2013
  5. A's suffer devastating loss to Tigers

    David Schoenfield

    It looked like the Oakland A's were going to complete one of the most impressive sweeps of the season, going into Detroit and beating the Tigers in four games started by Anibal Sanchez, Justin Verlander, Doug Fister and Max Scherzer by scores of 8-6,...

    Blog | August 29, 2013
  6. Tigers' offense finally delivers in clutch

    David Schoenfield

    For all the consternation over Jose Valverde, part of the Detroit Tigers' late-inning woes has been the failure of the offense to deliver big hits late in close games. So when Victor Martinez walked leading off the bottom of the ninth Thur...

    Blog | June 20, 2013
  7. Offseason report card: Tigers

    David Schoenfield

    2012 in review Record: 88-74 (88-74 Pythagorean) 726 runs scored (6th in American League) 670 runs allowed (5th in AL) Big Offseason Moves Re-signed Anibal Sanchez. Signed Torii Hunter. Lost Jose Valverde and Delmon Young. It has been a rel...

    Blog | February 01, 2013
  8. Power rankings: All 30 teams!

    David Schoenfield

    Last weekend, I presented the top 10 teams in my personal power rankings. That was before the Blue Jays officially acquired R.A. Dickey, so I updated my top 10 after that trade, and, to spur on more debate, now present the rest of my rankings. Agree ...

    Blog | December 22, 2012
  9. Fielder contract absurd, but does it matter?

    David Schoenfield

    You'd think we'd know this by now: Scott Boras always gets his clients the money. Always. But I don't believe anybody saw this deal coming. Prince Fielder has reportedly signed a nine-year, $214 million contract with the Detroit Tigers. Speechl...

    Blog | January 24, 2012
  10. Victor Martinez injury a big blow for Tigers

    David Schoenfield

    This is not the kind of January news we want to read about: Detroit Tigers designated hitter Victor Martinez tore his ACL during offseason workouts and may be lost for the season. After signing Martinez to a four-year, $50 million contract before ...

    Blog | January 17, 2012
  11. AL Central: Three fixes for each team

    David Schoenfield

    The American League Central may have a reputation as baseball's skinflint division, but such is not the case: The White Sox, Twins and Tigers each had payrolls over $100 million in 2011 and ranked in the top 10 of highest-salaried ballclubs. The p...

    Blog | December 01, 2011
  12. Fister, Cabrera get Tigers back in series

    David Schoenfield

    Here's the Cliffs Notes version of Game 3 of the ALCS: 1. Doug Fister is a good pitcher. I tried to tell this to everyone in the office today. 2. The Texas Rangers don't hit like the Texas Rangers when they're away from The Ballpark. I tried to...

    Blog | October 11, 2011
  13. Miguel Cabrera takes grounders at third

    David Schoenfield

    Jim Leyland spent 10 minutes Wednesday hitting groundballs to Miguel Cabrera at third base. While Leyland wouldn't elaborate, the reason is clear: In case the Tigers make the World Series, Cabrera could slide over to third and DH Victor Martinez woul...

    Blog | September 22, 2011
  14. How Jim Leyland is hurting the Tigers

    David Schoenfield

    Wednesday night's Tigers lineup, including each player's on-base percentage. Andy Dirks, .301 Brennan Boesch, .346 Delmon Young, .309 Miguel Cabrera, .427 Victor Martinez, .375 Alex Avila, .391 Jhonny Peralta, .356 You can use whatever me...

    Blog | August 18, 2011
  15. V-Mart on fire, Twins collapse again

    David Schoenfield

    Crazy game this afternoon in Minnesota. The Tigers build a 5-2 lead as the red-hot Victor Martinez goes 3-for-3, including a home run off Scott Baker. Twins take a 6-5 lead in the bottom of the seventh when Jason Kubel launches a long three-run blast...

    Blog | May 11, 2011
  16. V-Mart goes down; what should Tigers do?

    David Schoenfield

    Tigers designated hitter/backup catcher Victor Martinez may head to the DL after aggravating his groin during a second-inning at-bat Monday night in Seattle. The issue for the Tigers: Even though Martinez injured the groin while hitting, should he ha...

    Blog | April 19, 2011