The Voice of the Turtle (Detroit Tigers podcast)
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Join HookSlide and Rob Rogacki as they discuss the Detroit Tigers, advanced analytics, sabermetrics, minor league prospects, and more.
||CleanEpisode 75: Recapping the Tigers Draft with Brian Sakowski||The 2018 MLB Draft is complete, the Tigers have made all of their much-anticipated picks, and now the one question one everyone's mind is this: is grape-flavored Big League Chew the best flavor of Big League Chew? Yes, it absolutely is. But the second||6/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 74: Tigers Draft Party, with Brian Sakowski||The Tigers tanked hard last year and overcame long odds to become the worst team in baseball in 2017. They did that just for you, Tigers fans, so you could have some much-deserved excitement in 2018 as they finally, for the first time since 1997, have t||5/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 72: Tigers, Whitecaps, and Legends||Welcome to the 2018 season of Tigers baseball, where mostly all you care about is rookies, prospects, and the rebuild process. At the time of this writing, the Tigers are currently getting routed by the Indians on the way to a 4-8 record, so let's forge||4/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 72: Exit Stage Left||Well this is it, friends, it's our final episode of The Voice of the Turtle. All good things must come to an end eventually, so after three fun-filled years of Detroit Tigers podcasting, HookSlide and Rob are hanging up their cleats. A huge thank-you to||10/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 71: This is better than no baseball||Have you tuned out on the 2017 Detroit Tigers? We here at The Voice of the Turtle don't blame you. The Tigers have fallen well behind the pack in the AL playoff race, and are now playing for 2018 and beyond. Victor Martinez is on the disabled list again||8/30/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 70: When it rains, it pours||With the excitement of the trade deadline fading this week, it's time to turn our attentions to ... anything but actual Tigers baseball. This is a time for looking forward to the future, reflecting on the past, and drinking as much Two-Hearted Ale as it||8/3/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 69: Nice trades! (with Brian Sakowski)||The 2017 Major League Baseball trade deadline concluded just hours ago, and the Detroit Tigers and Al Avila did not fail to make another move, completing a trade with the Chicago Cubs that sent Justin Wilson and Alex Avila to the Windy City in exchange||7/31/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 68: Airing of Grievances||As the legendary poets of Twisted Sister once said, "We're not gonna take it anymore!" That's the theme on this week's episode of The Voice of the Turtle. With the team mired in mediocrity and worse days on the horizon, Tigers fans are searching for ans||7/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 67: We traded J.D. Martinez for that?!||The Detroit Tigers are officially in "sell mode" now, and we don't have to wonder about the approach they'll be taking at the trade deadline. The news broke Tuesday night that J.D. Martinez had been traded to the Arizona Diamondbacks for three infield p||7/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 66: How to trade an entire team||The Detroit Tigers' 2017 season is, sad to say, already done. As we enter the All Star Break, the team is only a game out of last place, try to somehow stay ahead of the rebuilding Chicago White Sox for the annual title of Basement Dwellers of the AL Ce||7/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 65: A damn good draft (with Brian Sakowski)||It can be difficult to find positive things to talk about when the Detroit Tigers are playing so poorly, but rest assured, The Voice of the Turtle found some! Unfortunately, they're mostly related to the MLB draft, which just wrapped up last week. Rob a||6/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 64: MLB Draftapalooza Part Two (with Brian Sakowski)||For some, the MLB draft is the busiest and most exciting time of the year. We aren't prospect experts here at The Voice of the Turtle, but we know some! After chatting with West Michigan Whitecaps announcer Dan Hasty and Emily Waldon of 2080 Baseball ab||6/7/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 63: MLB Draftapalooza Part One (with Dan Hasty and Emily Waldon)||The Detroit Tigers are, as far as anyone knows, still playing baseball. They've won some games, they've lost some games, yada yada yada, let's talk about the MLB Draft instead. Actually, let's back up a bit and take a look at the minor league farm syste||6/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 62: Put some cereal on the grill||Are you looking for a thoughtful baseball podcast that blends current topics, statistical analysis, and quick-witted humor into a joyful hour-long program? This isn't that show. We're still two days away from a long weekend, but where the Tigers are con||5/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 61: Introducing Michael Fulmer, Ace||It was a rather ho-hum week for the Detroit Tigers, but this week's episode of The Voice of the Turtle is anything but! Rob and HookSlide return to discuss the last two series of Tigers baseball, answer some trivia questions, and preview the week ahead.||5/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 60: The best .500 team in baseball||If we sound tired this week on The Voice of the Turtle, don't blame us. Blame west coast baseball. The Tigers have been on the left coast for the past week and are having a bit of trouble, having dropped three of five games to the Oakland A's and Arizon||5/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 59: The bunt heard 'round the world||What do the Tigers and The Voice of the Turtle have in common? We both experienced "technical difficulties" on Thursday. But unlike the Tigers, who had to postpone their final game of the series against the Indians, your fearless (reckless?) hosts press||5/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 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||4/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 57: Your first-place Tigers||What do Alex Avila and The Voice of the Turtle have in common? Both are back and firing on all cylinders after a brief hiatus! Yes, your favorite podcast is back on the air after some site hosting issues, and we are excited as ever to talk about the Tig||4/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 56: Spring training magic||The Detroit Tigers just wrapped up their first week of spring training, but the Voice of the Turtle is already back in midseason form! On this week's episode, Rob and Hookslide break down the first week of games for the Tigers in 2017… or as best they||4/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
A welcome escape from Twitter and MLive commenters
Solid Tigers content with stats and info to back it up. Probably the best overall Tigers podcast on the internet.
Excellent Podcast for Devoted Tigers Fans
This and Podcastellanos are my two favorite Tigers podcasts.
this is the Tigers podcast you've been looking for
THE VOICE OF THE TURTLE is a great Tigers podcast. Hookslide (his real name!) and Rob Rogacki (obvious pseudonym) bring a lot of insight every week, with a healthy emphasis on advanced metrics and an eye on what's happening in the farm system. these guys look at the bigger picture for the club beyond the twitter #hottake du jour. they respect their listeners' intelligence but they don't take themselves too seriously.
this is the first podcast in my queue every week. do yourself a favor: subscribe and listen to THE VOICE OF THE TURTLE!