Appreciating Señor Smoke

History /

The Detroit Tigers have made some good trades over the years. Miguel Cabrera was acquired from the Marlins, Norm Cash from the  Indians and Placido Polanco from the Phillies, just to name a few.

Yet, there is one deal that is hardly ever mentioned when evaluating the best trades in club history.

Connecting

Last Call Blog /

Ever since Ron Gardenhire was named the 38th manager in Tigers history in late October, I’ve repeatedly been asked my opinion on the hire.  I suppose the best way to answer the question is to relay two vivid memories I have of the new skipper. One recent and one from the past. Ron Gardenhire is …

Patience

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The rebuilding Detroit Tigers find themselves in a position they have not enjoyed in about a decade.  They finally have a farm system that gives the future a helping of hope.  A farm system full of legitimate prospects that has the organization teeming with excitement about the future. Years of contending and spending left the …

The Original Mr. 4000

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It’s an exclusive club. One that includes only two players. To become a member of this exclusive fraternity, plenty of skill is certainly required. Beyond that, the good fortune to stay healthy is also a must. Only two players in the history of the game have reached the 4000 hit plateau. Collecting 3000 hits makes …