Thursday, July 30, 2009

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Last night's game is hopefully what the doctor ordered for the Tigers. The win broke a streak of seven straight road losses. Hopefully the winning continues at Cleveland this weekend.

Another question looming over the Tigers right now is if they will make any real roster moves before the trade deadline. Carlos Guillen is now back, and he has made contributions since his return. The Tigers also traded Josh Anderson to the Royals for cash, but I don't consider that a true roster change. Matt Holliday was traded to the Cardinals, so that squashes the trade I proposed in my last post. There's only a day left before the trade deadline, so we'll have to see if the Tigers decide to pull the trigger on a last-minute trade.

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Monday, July 20, 2009

Off day

Well, the Tigers have an off day today, and I think it comes at a good time. In case you missed it, the Tigers were swept this weekend by the Pinstriped Evil Empire of New York. However, the fault was not with the pitching as those guys were great on the mound. The lack of run support came back to bite us in each of the games. Hopefully the off day will give the Tigers a chance to correct their swings and get back to scoring runs.

I keep hearing on sports radio that maybe the Tigers should consider trading for Roy Halladay. However, I submit to you that the Tigers need someone to come in and spark their bats. Another player whose name has been tossed around is Matt Holliday. Compared to last year, he's having a down season. With our arsenal of well-stocked minor league prospects, I would hope that Dave Dombrowski is at least looking to move a few kids to acquire someone of Holliday's caliber.

The Tigers begin a seven game homestand tomorrow against the Mariners and the White Sox. With the White Sox only 1.5 games behind Detroit, winning at least five of these home games is very important.

The second half of the 2009 season is off to a rocky start, but the Tigers have a chance to turn it around at home this week.

Go Tigers!