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It's Always Sunny in Detroit:
Justin Verlander is arguably the best pitcher to ever wear a Tigers uniform. Pavel Datsyuk is arguably the most talented stickhandler to ever wear a Red Wings uniform. Verlander is the best pitcher in baseball. Datsyuk is one of the best all-around talents in hockey.
Verlander just signed a seven-year contract that will pay him $180 million guaranteed and could vest for an eighth year and $202 million total. Datsyuk, in comparison, is making a paltry $46.9 million over the course of his current seven-year deal.
Datsyuk’s contract expires after next season and despite the rumors that he may return to his homeland Russia, he might be looking for one last extension to play out. On Wednesday, Datsyuk tweeted JV congratulating him on his huge deal and joking that Mike Ilitch, who owns both the Tigers and Wings may not have enough money to extend Datsyuk now.
That’s pretty good English for a guy who can also turn on the heavy accent as quickly as he can dangle the puck on a string. Verlander replied saying that he’s picking up dinner next time the two are out. Do they go out? Who knows. Either way, it’s cool to see the two interacting from afar.
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Pavel Datsyuk's moves and dekes out on the ice often leave opposing players and fans wondering what just happened. As San Jose's Logan Couture found out, Datsyuk is capable of things normal people simply can't understand.
Evidently, this also includes April Fools' Day jokes as Datsyuk Tweeted a "joke" that has us all scratching our heads.
Welcome to a weekly column by Kyle Bauer on various happenings in national and local sports. Agree or disagree with the author? Please comment below or let him know your thoughts by email, firstname.lastname@example.org or twitter, @kyle_bauer Yesterday, Justin Verlander made his first start since signing his record five-year $180 million contract extension. When [...]
Justin Verlander provided much of the heat on a cold opening day in Minneapolis.
Although he didn’t have his best stuff on the day Verlander gave five innings of shutout baseball as the American League Champion Tigers went on to a 4-2 win over the Minnesota Monday. Pitching in the low 30′s at a frosty Target Field, Verlander struck out seven while allowing just three hits and...
Name another athlete who can provide 22 minutes of “wow.” I’ll hang up and listen.
Prior to the start of the 2013 Major League Baseball season, the Detroit Tigers and Justin Verlander agreed to a contract extension that would essentially make him a Tiger for life. The extension is a seven-year, $180 million contract (with a $22 million vesting option that could kick it over $200 million) that made Verlander the highest paid pitcher in baseball.
Detroit Red Wings...
It's been speculated that Pavel Datsyuk's fabulous Detroit Red Wings career is winding down.
By all indications, Datsyuk really enjoyed playing in his homeland during the NHL lockout, leading some to believe that he'll return to Russia when his Red Wings contract expires, after the 2013-14 season.
Now Datsyuk, 34, jokingly gives another reason why his days in Detroit...
The economics of Major League Baseball ownership has come a long way. Nothing illustrates this better than the recent contract extensions of the Giants' catcher Buster Posey, pitcher Justin Verlander of the Tigers, and Texas Ranger's shortstop Elvis Andrus.
Contract extensions on top of existing multi-year contracts in baseball has become a template for ownership. And...
What is your reaction to a pitcher who just completed his fourth complete game in the last eight days? Probably not much of a backlash at all. What if I told you that this pitcher threw 663 pitches in that eight-day span! Oh, I forgot to mention that we are talking about a 16-year-old Japanese right-hander name Tomohiro Anraku. My lamb! Is this the way Hall of Fame...
Bad news for Justin Verlander…
Cuddling with my favorite tiger twitter.com/KateUpton/stat…
— Kate Upton (@KateUpton) April 5, 2013
So with the rumors that Justin Verlander and herself are no longer together it’s pretty interesting this tweet came out on Tigers opening day.
Either way it’s just another excuse for myself to post a picture of Kate Upton.