Friday, October 17, 2008

Tiger Tales off-season plans

Tigers Tales somehow reached its third anniversary today. I never thought I'd keep it going for this long but it has now gotten to the the point where it would be pretty hard to give it up. The regular season is a challenge as this is a sabermetric blog more than anything else and it's often hard to find time to do analysis on top of watching the games. This wasn't an easy year to stay enthusiastic about the Tigers so thanks to all readers who kept reading my blog all season even when it became apparent that it was pretty much a lost season.

I have been watching the playoffs but haven't been talking about it because bloggers who cover their teams every day can do a better job of informing people about the playoffs than I can this year. However, the off-season is my favorite time for blogging because that's when I do the bulk of my statistical analysis and that is where I feel I can contribute most to the Tigers blogosphere.

In other baseball activities, I am currently doing a small piece for a book which will be published this winter. I'll let you know more about it as the project reaches a later stage. I am also working on my own book. For now, I'll just say that the book will be more about sabermetrics than about the Tigers. I'll give you more details as I come closer to completion which is going to take a while.

Despite the other projects, I plan to do many of the same analyses on my blog as I have in past years as well as some new ones. I will also do my best to keep up with the day to day news. This will include the following:

  • My usual sabermetric 101 type articles and analyses which I do in the fall in early winter. I've already started the runs created stuff.
  • The annual defensive rankings. This is my favorite project as it annually gets more hits than anything else I do.
  • I will continue playing around with the retrosheet pitch by pitch database again this year and hopefully find something new of interest.
  • An article or two on Tigers history.
  • updates on rumors, transactions, injuries and anything else that happens to the Tigers this off-season.


  1. Lee, Your TigerTalesBlog is one I look at every day. You do a Great job with all the graphs and retrosheet info. Keep up the greay work here.

  2. Congratulations on the blogiversary, Lee! Three years is a notable run for any blog.

    The book gigs sound exciting, and I'm looking forward to seeing those, as well as the content you'll produce throughout the winter.

  3. I echo the others. Congrats, Lee! I marvel at your dedication and hard work.



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