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The Voice of the Turtle, Episode 11: Fix left field or we're toast

Good news: the World Series is here! Unfortunately, the Tigers offseason started long ago, but Rob and HookSlide are ready. In this week's episode, they break down the Tigers' needs for 2016, including the search for a new pitching coach and who should be on the trading block.

Nothing personal, bro
Nothing personal, bro
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How do you fix the Detroit Tigers? There are a lot of different solutions, and most of them involve a lot of money. Rob and HookSlide have other ideas, though, and they share them on this week's episode of The Voice of the Turtle. Rob delivers his offseason plan for the Tigers, including what it takes to "coordinate" the roster for maximum efficiency. Meanwhile, HookSlide avoids increasing his stress levels when discussing bullpen roles. After all, we need to be ready for next year's World Series, right?

In addition to Pinky and the Brain discussing what they're going to do this offseason, our fearless hosts break down the Tigers' search for a new pitching coach, the Tigers' trade options, and whether the Tigers would be better off with one of the other available managers on the open market this offseason. Plus, what's late October without a little Halloween fun? If you're interested in hearing about what Tigers players should dress up as, this podcast is for you.

Topics in this podcast include:
  • Who will be the Tigers' next pitching coach?
  • The World Series!
  • Trade Anibal Sanchez! Trade Jose Iglesias! Burn everything down!
  • Or not
  • Fix left field, or we're toast
  • Were the Tigers premature in retaining Brad Ausmus?
  • Listener questions!
  • Would we ever give up bacon?
  • Rob's plan for offseason domination

  • 2:47 - Rounding the Bases: the Tigers have a big hurdle in 2016 that's completely out of their control
  • 26:45 - Warming in the Pen: Do you want to finish in third place? Because this is how you finish in third place
  • 43:52 - High and Tight: baseball is kind of a grumpy old curmudgeon
  • 58:26 - Into the Mob Scene at Home: what does bacon have to do with baseball?
  • 1:18:31 - The 7th Inning Kvetch: the key to success this offseason

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