Jon Erkkila

Jon Erkkila

Jon Erkkila is a native of Michigan's Upper Peninsula and a lifelong Detroit Tigers fan. Currently living in MLB Blackout Hell, otherwise known as Iowa. Follow him on twitter @yooper_ia

James Mccann
By Jon Erkkila On Monday, June 29th, 2015

Tigers Daily-ish: McCann’s Walk-off Covers Up Price Absence

The Detroit Tigers continued their season of mediocrity on Sunday with a sudden flash of brilliance just when things were looking about as morose as possible. A bizarre situation on the mound involving the disappearance More...

Bronson Arroyo
By Jon Erkkila On Tuesday, June 23rd, 2015

Diamondbacks Take It To The Bank, Not The Field

On Saturday night the Atlanta Braves traded injured utility infielder Phil Gosselin to the Arizona Diamondbacks for injured starting pitcher Bronson Arroyo and recent 16th overall draft pick Touki Toussaint. Reactions More...

Jose Iglesias
By Jon Erkkila On Tuesday, June 16th, 2015

Tigers Daily-ish: Jose Iglesias Brings The Motown Funk

Is there any doubt that if players had a soundtrack associated to their season much like a movie, the Marc Ronson/Bruno Mars smash “Uptown Funk” would be somewhere on the Jose Iglesias album? There isn’t More...

Rajai Davis
By Jon Erkkila On Thursday, June 11th, 2015

Tigers Daily-ish: What are the Tigers in ’15? Answers loom

As the Detroit Tigers attempt to claw their way back of long drawn out tailspin there were bound to be more bumps in the road along the way. Not many teams really flip a switch and seamlessly go from long droughts More...

By Jon Erkkila On Tuesday, June 9th, 2015

2015 MLB Draft Review: Detroit Tigers

The Detroit Tigers entered Monday’s 2015 MLB Draft with much anticipation that centered around having three picks on the opening night for the first time since the draft’s latest made-for-TV format came into More...

Shane Greene
By Jon Erkkila On Friday, June 5th, 2015

Tigers Daily-ish: Detroit Swoon Extends Into June

The Detroit Tigers dropped their seventh consecutive game on Thursday afternoon with a 7-5 loss to the Oakland A’s. Only a late rally in the 9th inning plated four runs to make the game look competitive. But More...

By Jon Erkkila On Tuesday, June 2nd, 2015

Tigers Daily-ish: Yoenis Cespedes Needs To Get Airborne

The Detroit Tigers offense has been in constant flux so far in 2015. They’ve put up some decent stats but, more importantly, have struggled to score runs on a consistent basis. Yoenis Cespedes was brought aboard More...

Miguel Cabrera
By Jon Erkkila On Monday, June 1st, 2015

Tigers Daily-ish: Detroit Stands At Post-Coast Crossroads

Standing at the baseball crossroad. What a pain in the ass spot to find yourself on the first day of June. But that’s where the Detroit Tigers sit after another woeful foray to Anaheim. A four-game sweep at the More...

Max Scherzer
By Jon Erkkila On Thursday, May 28th, 2015

Max Scherzer Dominates Cubs In Cy Young Fashion

Wrigley Field was lit on fire Wednesday night. Flame-throwing Max Scherzer of the Washington Nationals took out his torch on the Chicago Cubs leaving destruction in his wake as he dominated on the way to his 97th More...

Miggy & VMart
By Jon Erkkila On Wednesday, October 1st, 2014

Why The Detroit Tigers Will Win The World Series

The Detroit Tigers won a 4th straight AL Central title in 2014 by holding off a pesky bunch of Kansas City Royals. They did it with an imperfect team that started hot, floundered for weeks and then brought it home More...

Rusney Castillo
By Jon Erkkila On Tuesday, July 29th, 2014

Rusney Castillo Goes On The Market As MLB Races Heat Up

Coming to our shores The wave of ballplayers from the island nation of Cuba has been a continuing story over the last decade as many players have been leaving for the United States in search of fame and fortune. More...

Joakim Soria
By Jon Erkkila On Thursday, July 24th, 2014
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Tigers Acquire Joakim Soria At A “No Holds Barred” Price

In the end it will be judged simply. Was Detroit’s bullpen situation so dire that it would have prevented a post-season run in 2014? Or was their club strong enough that a cheaper patch would have fixed the issue More...

MLB Draft
By Jon Erkkila On Friday, June 6th, 2014

Detroit Tigers Tab Prep Sensation Derek Hill In Round 1

Picking 23rd overall on Thursday night, the Detroit Tigers kicked off their portion of the 2014 MLB First Year Player Draft by selecting Derek Hill, an outfielder out of Elk Grove, California. Hill, whose father More...

Evan Reed
By Jon Erkkila On Wednesday, May 21st, 2014

Evan Reed Investigation Advances

Despite a wildly successful start to the 2014 season for the Detroit Tigers there has been a cloud hanging over the club since Opening Day regarding a sexual assault investigation involving Tigers reliever Evan More...

Joel Hanrahan
By Jon Erkkila On Friday, May 2nd, 2014

Detroit Tigers Seize The Initiative, Ink Joel Hanrahan

Detroit Tigers GM David Dombrowski has moved decisively today to address a porous bullpen situation with his ball club. Dombrowski announced today the Tigers have signed free agent relief pitcher Joel Hanrahan More...

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