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Well…..in baseball it’s amazing how things seldom go as expected. Or history repeats itself.
The Detroit Tigers dropped two of three in Minnesota against a supposedly downtrodden and hopeless Minnesota Twins team to open the 2013 baseball season. Some of their struggles surprised very few, but some were probably not expected.
For those in the “history repeats itself” camp, the opening three days of the season looked a lot like the first half Tigers’ offense of 2012 that was stagnant all too often and left multiple scoring opportunities on the table on a continual basis. I was having an online chat with a person who mentioned “it’s 2012 all over again”….there is truth to that, of course we also need to note that 2012 included a division title and an AL Pennant. So it wasn’t all bad!
Austin Jackson looked very solid in the Opening Series and Omar Infante also came up with several good at-bats. Otherwise there was a definite paucity of hard hit baseballs in the Twin Cities by the fello...
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The Detroit Tigers and former closer Jose Valverde have agreed to terms on a minor-league contract.
Tigers general manager Dave Dombrowski made the announcement before Thursday's game at Minnesota.
Valverde is a three-time All Star who led the AL with 49 saves in 2011 but wasn't as effective in 2012. He struggled badly in the postseason, allowing 11 hits, nine runs and...
DETROIT -- If you ask Torii Hunter, he and Austin Jackson are just here to serve.
"Austin gets on base and you've got to commend him, he's the table-setter for us," Hunter said. "Those guys at the table, which would be Prince Fielder and (Miguel) Cabrera, those guys want to eat, so I've got to be the server and try to serve it up for them."
A 3-game series has come and gone for the Detroit Tigers. And in classic Motor City fashion, fans are abuzz over what they just saw. Losing 2 of 3 to the measly Twins simply shouldn’t happen.
Questions that have already arisen from a fairly insignificant series in early April include:
Will the Tigers stink on the road again, thus preventing them from pulling away...
Three games into their season, the Detroti Tigers have already sent their fan base into a panic.
No, it wasnt Phil Cokes blown save against the Twins in Minnesota on Wednesday that has caused this tizzy.
It was the announcement that the Tigers have signed their former closer, Jose "Papa Grande" Valverde, to a minor-league deal.
Valverde will begin his season in Lakeland...
Now that was a Hope Opener.
Like most of you, I surmise, I came into baseball consciousness well before the internet, streaming scores and instant updates. Growing up in Arlington, the only way I could get Tigers scores was to maybe catch a glimpse on the evening news (if I was allowed to stay up that late), or hopefully catch the “out of town scores” during the Rangers radio...
The Detroit Tigers signed Jose Valverde to a minor-league contract on Thursday, one day after Phil Coke blew a save in a 3-2 loss to the Twins. Valverde’s contract includes an out-clause, which triggers on May 5 — if Valverde is not with the Tigers by then, he can void his deal and become a free agent again.
But according to GM Dave Dombrowski, the Tigers will “figure out pretty...
The man they call “Papa Grande” is on his way back to Detroit. Well, maybe.
Jose Valverde, the 2011 MLB Delivery Man of the Year, was signed to a minor league deal by the Tigers on Thursday. Valverde was released following a disastrous 2012 postseason which saw him concede the closer’s role to lefty reliever Phil Coke. Valverde only pitched 2.2 innings in the Tigers’ run...
Summer has officially started in Detroit.
Prince Fielder hit a home run during the 5th inning and knocked out some white…
Opening Day in Detroit. It’s a holiday truly on par with Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve and any other designated celebratory moment the calender might offer. For the second straight year, the Detroit Tigers didn’t disappoint their festive fans while taking on a tough foe from the American League East. A big day from Prince Fielder and clutch...
Miguel Cabrera drove in one of four runs in the fifth inning on a 4-for-4 day and the Detroit Tigers beat the New York Yankees 8-4 Saturday.
Max Scherzer (1-0) gave up four runs in five-plus innings to pick up the win in a shaky start, his first of the season.
Phil Hughes (0-1) allowed four runs - three earned - on eight hits in four-plus innings on a day he was originally scheduled...
WP: Fister (1-0) LP: Nova (0-1) SV: Smyly (1) DETROIT, Michigan – The Detroit Tiger faithful were out in full force, and the guys wearing the Old English D didn’t disappoint. A record-setting Opening Day crowd of 45,051 saw the Tigers belt 3 home runs, 2 by Prince Fielder, to defeat the New York [...]
It's Opening Day at Comerica Park in Downtown Detroit!! The Detroit Tigers take on a familiar foe from last years ALCS, the New York Yankees. Here are today's starting lineups:
For the visiting New York Yankees:
1. CF Gardner
2. 2B Cano
3. 3B Youkilis
4. DH Hafner
5. RF Boesch
6. SS Nunez
7. LF Suzuki
8. 1B Overbay
9. C Stewart
SP Ivan Nove...