If you’re looking for some quality listening material on Tigers baseball, we’ve got a buffet of options for you this week. A combination of radio appearances and podcasts, most of which feature Bless You Boys staff, as well as some of our friends from around the Tigers blog and Twittersphere. Hope you enjoy.
Every Tuesday at 8:30 AM this season, staff writer Brandon Day does a Detroit Tigers recap segment with Anthony Bellino of Fox Sports 1230 the Blitz out of Toledo, typically covering the weekend series. This segment from April 18, centered around the Cleveland Indians’ series, Verlander’s very bad day, the Wilson brothers and Miggy v. Trevor Bauer. Helps to remember that just three games ago, things were looking pretty good in Tigertown.
On Monday, he was also on for a semi-regular segment with Michael Spath on Inside the Huddle, WTKA 1050 the Ticket out of Ann Arbor, Michigan. Talk centered around the early season strengths and weaknesses, Miguel Cabrera, and the Anibal Sanchez problem and how badly it illustrates the dangers of relying on free agent contracts too heavily.
For some longer form listening and more in depth discussion, Managing Editor Rob Rogacki and the artist known as Hookslide returned from hiatus with another fine episode of the Voice of the Turtle podcast.
And Brandon joined host Roger Martin and Chris Brown of Tigstown on the Sports Radio Detroit podcast. Bullpen evaluation, the tyranny of the save, and Nate Silver of 538’s proposed goose egg statistic were a key discussion point. Brown gave a rundown of the Tigers’ farm system in the early going. The shift in development strategy under Al Avila, and the state of both the Detroit Tigers in the present and looking forward were also on the menu.
Finally we’ll give a nod to friends of BYB, Jordan and Eric, of the Podcastellanos. Their recent episodes are on Soundcloud, among other platforms. They too recorded Monday, so the discussion largely centers around the Cleveland series, although “centers around” gives no conception of the far reaches the discussion heads off into.