The Voice of the Turtle Episode 58: Is this team any good?


The Voice of the Turtle returned last week, and the Detroit Tig- wait, hold on, no! We had nothing to do with that!

Things did not go well for the Tigers down in Tampa last week. Just about everything that could have gone wrong did. Those few things that did not go wrong ultimately did when the Tigers traveled to Minnesota for a three-game series against the Twins. Three Tigers players ended up on the disabled list, the defense and bullpen fell apart, and Justin Verlander walked a career-worst six batters in a game.

And the Tigers were still a botched double play away from a .500 record.

What does this mean? That's what we debate on this week's episode of The Voice of the Turtle. Upon recording, the Tigers were 11-8 and in first place in the AL Central. They had a negative run differential -- which, sadly, went further into the negative while recording -- and the bullpen is by far the worst in baseball. But their offense? Fire emoji. And that's without a single at-bat from J.D. Martinez.

Through this discussion, Rob and HookSlide break down the week that was in Tigers baseball. They discuss the garbage fire bullpen, talk about what the starting rotation needs to do better, and pore over Joe Jimenez's rough week out of the bullpen. They also discuss this weekend's gargantuan matchup with former Tigers pitcher Mike Pelfrey, as well as discover that Derek Holland is pitching for the Chicago White Sox.

Topics in this week's episode include:
- Belts, gloves, and other useless crap
- Are the Tigers any good?
- The worst bullpen in baseball by a country mile
- Joe Jimenez's learning curve
- Justin Verlander's terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day
- Matt Boyd and unwritten rules
- Mike Pelfrey's upcoming shutout against the Tigers offense
- Listener questions!


Be sure to send your thoughts, suggestions, and questions for our next show. We're on Twitter at @vottpodcast, @hookslide23 and @BYBRob!

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