Around the Horn: Links Round Up for 4-21-2012

  • Justin Verlander The Fourth Time Through The Order – Matt Snyder takes a look at Verlander’s OBP against the fourth time through the order.
  • Appreciating the Near Greatness of Magglio Ordoñez – Aaron Gleeman takes a look at Magglio Ordoñez’ terrific career.
  • The Troll King Returns in a Huge Way – Rogo of Designate Robertson takes apart another Bill Simonson piece.
  • A Graphic Look at the Window to Win: Detroit Tigers – David Fung of Beyond the Box Score takes a look at the Tigers’ window to win—in graphic form.
  • Tigers walk-up music: Listen to the players’ songs – Steve Byrne of The Detroit Free Press presents some of the Tigers’ entrance music selections, with assistance from DJ Lee J.
  • Victor Martinez return in 2012 remains possible – Kurt Mensching of Bless You Boys writes about an unlikely-but-possible 2012 return for Victor Martinez.

  • PRINCE FIELDER STEALS SECOND BASE – So, Prince Fielder stole second base and Detroit4Lyfe has a gif to prove it.
  • Lately, in cartoons. – Samara of Roar of the Tigers details the recent Tigers-related goings on, in Terrible Cartoon form.
  • Austin Jackson’s New Approach At The Dish – Packey of Walkoff Woodward writes of Austin Jackson’s new approach.
  • Detroit Tigers’ Max Scherzer on realizing he did not have his glove: ‘I was panicking’ – Max Scherzer left his glove in Detroit on the recent roadtrip and almost had a panic attack. Baseball players are silly!
  • Justin Verlander’s Ninth Inning Heat – Bill Petti at Fangraphs takes a look at “Verlander’s ninth inning heat,” and compares him to CC Sabathia and Felix Hernandez. The results of Petti’s research are interesting.
  • A Letter to Justin Verlander – Walkoff Woodward’s Josh Worn responds to Petti’s piece and comes to some conclusions of his own.
  • Down on the Farm: Stock Up – John Verburg of Motor City Bengals looks at some Tigers minor leaguers whose stock has risen recently.
  • Down on the Farm: Stock Down – Verburg also looks at some minor leaguers whose stock has dropped. (see: Oliver, Andy)
  • Looking at Small Samples – bobrob2004 looks at players’ stats the first week and a half or so of the season.
  • Spring 2012 Tiger twitter rankingsPhilCokesBrain of Twitter fame posts his 2012 Tiger twitter rankings. Yours truly come in at #50!
  • Brandon Inge Is Annoying But Not Worth Your Rage – Grey says, save your rage for something/someone more deserving, like Jim Leyland’s bullpen management or Daniel Schlereth!

  • What Have We Learned This Week? – Grey takes a look at the first week of Tiger baseball.
  • Snapshots From the Opening Series – Yours truly shares some shots from the Opening Series against the Boston Red Sox.
  • Tigers and Royals Make a Miner Move – The Tigers reacquired one-time Tiger Zach Miner for cash considerations.
  • In & Out: Tigers Option Daniel Schlereth to Toledo – The Tigers also optioned Daniel Schlereth to AAA Toledo after the first game of a day/night doubleheader on Saturday.

    Non-Tigers news:

  • Former High School Classmate Attempted to Extort Carl Pavano With Threats of Exposing “Emotional and Physical Relationship” – Carl Pavano of the Twins was recently the victim of a bizarre extortion scheme.

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