March 25, 2013; Jupiter , FL, USA; Detroit Tigers shortstop Jhonny Peralta (27) is congratulated by third base coach Tom Brookens (61) for hitting a 2 run home run against the Miami Marlins during the spring training game at Roger Dean Stadium. Detroit defeated Miami 6-3. Mandatory Credit: Brad Barr-USA TODAY Sports

The Cutoff Man: Jhonny Peralta, Ticket Prices, Stadium Signs, and More Detroit Tigers News


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Comparing AL Central Shortstops — Matt Wallace — Tigers in Words

Peralta is another player whose defense is the source of some confusion. UZR has loved it the past two seasons. On the other hand, it’s nearly given Lynn Henning a coronary and had the Tigers perusing the league for possible defensive upgrades during the offseason. When he hits like he did in 2011, it’s not so much of an issue.

Tigers Ticket Prices Out of the Park — Karl Henkel — The Detroit News

Opening day is still a week away, but fans scouring the Internet for tickets to Comerica Park will already find an unwelcome surprise — sky-high ticket prices.

Tigers home ticket prices currently average $111 on the secondary market, according to New York-based ticket Data Company TiqIQ, up nearly 70 percent compared to the same time last year.

The PCB Guide to bringing a sign to the park — Phil Coke’s Brain — Bless You Boys

Any dope can do a Google image search and crank out a couple of photos on an inkjet. Don’t do it. Ditto for text, nothing printed nor any premade letters. If you go to Kinkos you should be absolutely be ashamed. Get out a real marker, preferably one where they add some toxic, artificial chemicals to make the blue marker smell like blueberries. Yeah, it’s going to look off center, unbalanced, and crappy. THAT’S THE POINT.

Former Detroit Tiger Ryan Raburn makes Opening Day roster for Indians — Chris Iott — MLive

Raburn is hitting .359 with five doubles, four home runs, 11 RBIs and a 1.274 OPS for the Indians this spring. He got off to a great start in spring training last season for the Tigers, who expected him to be their everyday second baseman. But he faded late in Grapefruit League play before struggling throughout the 2012 season.

Man who compared Oliver Perez to Sandy Koufax says Jose Valverde has lost 18 pounds, is hitting 95 in bullpen sessions — Craig Calcaterra — Hardball Talk

OK, dubious headline aside (though Boras is known for crazy hyperbole), I suppose I could see Valverde hiting 95 on the radar gun. The problem all last season, though, was that his fastball was as straight as an arrow, not that it was too slow. I’d be curious to see those fastballs is what I’m saying.

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