Archive for March, 2010

Dontrelle in rotation, media plays mind games

March 31, 2010

Dontrelle Willis might have been named the Tigers’ No. 3 starter Tuesday, but if the 28-year-old left-hander wants to remain in Detroit’s rotation, he still has much to prove in only a limited amount of starts, according to ESPN 96.1 – FM’s Ryan Terpstra.

Willis has won only one game over two seasons while battling injuries and might only have a handful of starts to prove his worth in the Tigers’ starting rotation. Otherwise, Terpstra said Armando Galarraga, who was optioned to Triple-A Toledo on March 18, or right-handed long reliever Eddie Bonine would step in as the two-time All-Star’s replacement in the rotation.

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Lynn Henning was wrong about Willis, and the hate continues on a guy who is trying to right himself.  Read why  The Honolulu Blue thought DTrain should be a starter here.

Lions release pre-season schedule

March 31, 2010

The Detroit Lions have released their 2010 preseason schedule.  The Lions will visit Pittsburgh and Denver in the first two weeks, and return home to play Cleveland and Buffalo.

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Tiger Woods’ mistress speaks to The Honolulu Blue!

March 31, 2010

To hear interview, click here.

Report: Lions pursuing guard

March 31, 2010

The Lions are interested in trading for Seahawks restricted free-agent guard Rob Sims, according to a published report.

NFL.com is reporting that the Lions and Bears are pursuing the 6-3, 312-pound Sims, who has started 34 games in four seasons with the Seahawks, including 14 last season.

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Should the Lions acquire Sims, they seem to be maneuvering to take Nebraska’s Ndamakong Suh with their second overall pick.  The Lions most glaring hole, outside defensive tackle, is offensive guard.

Tigers’ roster complete

March 31, 2010

The Tigers’ 25-man roster is complete.  With the announcement that Clete Thomas is headed to Toledo, Don Kelly will fill the final spot on the Tigers roster.

View the entire roster by clicking below.

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Tom Izzo is Michigan

March 31, 2010

From the Free Press

He cringes at the word “genius.” Rolls his eyes at rumors that a Brink’s truck with a Nike  swoosh on the license plate will steer him toward a paradise unattainable in his home state.

Praise makes Tom Izzo suspicious.

Are those genuflecting before him after a remarkable sixth Final Four in 12 seasons actually conspirators attempting to pull him away from the values that have defined his program — and, in a larger sense, his home state?

“I tell my players all the time,” Izzo said Tuesday, “there are traps out there for those who get comfortable with what they’ve achieved. But that’s not a problem for those who are never comfortable until they accomplish more.”

Read Drew Sharp’s full column

Delmas hopeful Lions sign Pacman

March 31, 2010

Lions free safety Louis Delmas said he hopes the Lions acquire free agent cornerback Adam Jones.

Asked if he was surprised the Lions may pursuing the troubled star, Delmas said, “Not at all, you know, because this organization needs a change.  We need everything we can get to change this organization around as far as getting wins around here. Anybody that can come in here and help this organization out and help us win is for the better, so I’m all for it.” (Freep)

THB Exclusive Interview! Tiger Woods’ Mistress

March 30, 2010

One of Tiger Woods’ mistresses, Joslyn James, spoke to The Honolulu Blue’s Wade Fink and Bullpen Talk’s Dan Podheiser today.  Below is the interview, enjoy.

Note: I’ve heard there have been some problems playing the clip.  A lot of people are listening, so give it about 10-20 seconds to load and if there is a problem, refresh the page and try again.

Breaking: Nate Robertson Traded

March 30, 2010

From the Detroit News:

The Tigers have traded left-handed pitcher Nate Robertson and cash to the Florida Marlins for another left-hander, Jay Voss.

Voss, 22, pitched for Class-A Jupiter and Double-A Jacksonville in the Marlins organization in 2009. In 10 games with Jupiter he compiled a 2.03 ERA in 13 1/3 innings with 10 strikeouts. He was 3-0 with a 2.97 ERA in 36 1/3 innings with Jacksonville.

Stay tuned for more.

Oregon: Report “grossly inaccurate”

March 30, 2010

University of Oregon officials have denied the rumors that they are zeroing in on Tom Izzo.

Yesterday, KEZI-TV in Eugene, Oregon reported that the university was preparing to offer Izzo the largest contract in history.

“It’s a grossly inaccurate report,” Joe Giansante, a senior associate athletic director at Oregon. “There’s absolutely no truth to it, and we’re not going to comment any further.” (Freep)

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