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Bless You Boys Podcast 132: Tigers post-mortem with Matthew B. Mowery

In the first BYB Podcast of the off-season, Big Al and HookSlide ask Matthew B. Mowery of The Oakland Press to conduct a post-mortem on the Detroit Tigers' disappointing 2014 season.

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Bless You Boys Podcast 132 was recorded October 10, 2014, has a running time of 86 minutes and features Al Beaton and HookSlide.

Special guest: Matthew B. Mowery, Detroit Tigers beat writer for The Oakland Press. Follow Matthew on Twitter at @MatthewMowery.

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Matthew B. Mowery interview: Matt gives us an in-depth look at the life of a baseball beat writer, covers the good, bad and ugly of an up-and-down Tigers' season, how and why they were bounced so quickly from the ALDS by the Baltimore Orioles, the bullpen issues and how Dave Dombrowski has addressed it (unsuccessfully) over the years, grades out Brad Ausmus' first season as manager, how dealing with the rookie skipper was vastly different than working with the old-school Jim Leyland, and what changes the Tigers may make to tweak what should still be a contending team in 2015.

The remainder of the show is Big Al and HookSlide going off on one long tangent, giving their takes on the Tigers getting swept out of the ALDS, Ausmus' use of the bullpen and non-use of Al Albuquerque, the possibility the team could eat Joe Nathan's contract, the availability of Ron Gardenhire, what Dombrowski may do to rebuild the outfield, how the Kansas City Royals' run to the ALCS feels awfully similar to the Tigers' run in 2006, a fairly compelling ALCS compared to a utterly meh NLCS, and the state of the BYB Podcast heading into the off-season.

Barring breaking news, the BYB Podcast will return either in the last week of October or first week of November.

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