By: Holly Horning
The season may be over, but we here at Totally Tigers have only just begun. Did you really think that we would stop writing once the last game of 2015 had been completed????
We are just getting started. The off-season affords us the chance to really dig down deep and discuss the issues often put on the back burner because of the games being played. In fact, the case may be argued that the off-season on this blog will be even more exciting!
We’ve got the Winter Meetings prep, the Hot Stove season (second only in holiness to the Last Call sale at Neiman Marcus) and spring training to analyze.
No, at a time when beat writers and other bloggers will be entering hibernation mode, Kurt and I are taking our multi-vitamins, eating our Wheaties and spending our time writing and planning on website expansion.
And we’re going to cover it all!
Stay with us as we address……..
• More stories from the Ralph Snyder Archives
• Kurt’s memories from growing up in Tiger Stadium
• Analysis of those elusive years since 2006
• Final breakdowns of performance in 2015
• Lessons needing to be learned
• Reviews of Totally Tigers prognostications
• What needs to be fixed?
• Best and worst lists
• Player grades
• What’s on the Tigers’ shopping list?
• The Al Avila watch
• Who’s staying? And who will leave?
• Trade rumors
• What are the signs from ownership?
• Corporate culture and the intangibles that create success
• Putting Dave Dombrowski into context
• Broadcaster analysis
• Expectations for 2016
• Personnel changes
• Measuring winning and improvement
• Avila’s track record
• What will new acquisitions bring to the table?
• In-season trades
• Brad’s growth and grades
…. and more!
And one final note to those of you who read us. Hopefully, every day. (If not, then I want to have a talk with you.) Thank you so much for spending a part of your day with us. We really mean it. Our little orange and blue striped hearts are most appreciative.
It’s been great connecting and reading your comments. And thank you for “getting us.” We wanted to offer a resource on the Tigers that is so different from what is out there. You get that we offer reflective pieces, articles that ask more questions, blogs that sometimes don’t offer answers and a forum that asks the hard questions no one else is willing to tackle.
This is an adventure we look forward to continuing with you. And we hope you will send us topics and questions you’d like to see addressed in our blogs. Don’t be shy.
So we’ll see you tomorrow, OK? We’ve got some great stuff planned.