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Scott Boras, the agent for Prince Fielder, recounted Thursday how he and Tigers owner Mike Ilitch started their productive relationship. Boras said it began with their first conversation after the 2003 season. That's the year the Tigers lost 119 games, an American League record.
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Scott Boras usually saves his highest praise for his clients, especially during the offseason. He can use an occasional exaggeration, but his ability to use description to paint the image for his players is famous.
Mike Ilitch decided on a whim to add 214 million to the Detroit Tigers payroll this week.
He just went out and signed Prince Fielder, saying he goes by instincts.
Once they heard the news, the natural instinct of baseballs have-nots might have been to barf.
While Ilitch is doling out hundreds of millions to one guy, other teams have to scrape and scratch to increase their revenue...
Joel Sherman of MLB Network Radio reported on the air last night that Detroit Tigers owner Mike Ilitch told the media that Scott Boras educated him about his organization. You have to know that Dave Dombrowski loved hearing that. Thus, the Boras strategy becomes clearer and clearer as more and more owners go public with how their negotiations go with him. Right or wrong...
DETROIT Mike Ilitch didn't like the list of options his baseball team's brain trust was considering on how to fill the giant hole created by the knee injury that will sideline Victor Martinez for the season.
The Tigers' proactive owner heard discussions that involved players on the roster that manager Jim Leyland could shuffle to make up the production void left by...
Scott Boras loves his mystery team. There was a lot of speculation as to where Prince Fielder would land. I don't think anyone was thinking the Detroit Tigers would wind up with one of free agency's top prizes. He signed an astouding 9 year $214 million contract. That is the fourth largest contract behind A-Rod's contracts and the one Pujols just signed with the...
Tigers general manager Dave Dombrowski said there was no jaw-dropping moment in the process of signing free agent Prince Fielder. When you work for Mike Ilitch and have stunned the baseball world a number of times before, nothing seems unreasonable. Not even a nine-year, $214-million contract for a player not on the Tigers' radar three weeks ago.
You have to admire the gusto of 82-year-old Tigers owner Mike Ilitch. When Ilitch wasn't happy with patchwork contingency plans about replacing Victor Martinez, he said he turned to GM Dave Dombrowski and said, "You know, I think we should go after Prince."
It's the passionate pursuit of a World Series ring -- a memento that Mike Ilitch has acknowledged would mean even more to him than the four Stanley Cups the Red Wings have won under his watch -- that, as a sports fan, you can't help but admire and appreciate.
Tigers owner Mike Ilitch continued to receive praise Wednesday for his signing of free-agent first baseman Prince Fielder.