How Jack Morris and Mark Fidrych Will Always be Linked.

History /

Tigers fans often wonder how great Mark Fidrych might have been had injuries not derailed his short-lived career.
Fidrych steamrolled baseball in 1976, winning 19 games and led the American League in ERA at 2.34.  But in 1977, the phenom’s road to greatness hit a road bump that would eventually lead to the end of his once promising career.

Not Your Average Joe

Last Call Blog /

Sometimes we forget they’re just like us. Athletic ability tends to obscure the fact that professional athletes have their personal challenges too. Tigers reliever Joe Jimenez has had his share. Jimenez is a native of Puerto Rico, and when Hurricane Maria unleashed its Category 5 wrath on the Caribbean island last year, many families were …

Cleat Sheet-April 6, 2018

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The Cleat Sheet is a CliffsNotes collection of in-depth statistical tidbits about current Tigers players.  Follow @InsideEdgeScout and @fangraphs on twitter for more statistical notes. Jose Iglesias doesn’t strikeout much against left-handed pitching.  He has an 8% strikeout rate against vs LHP since the start of the 2016 season, lowest in MLB.  Last year he …

Boyd’s Breakout?

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It’s a slippery slope for a young pitcher in March.  The balancing act between working on certain pitches in spring training and pitching well enough to make the team. Veterans have a clear advantage by spending spring training honing certain parts of their game if they choose.  If Jordan Zimmermann wants to add a new …