Found April 22, 2012 on
The Fantasy Fix:
Los Angeles Angels
Garrett RIchards As the saying goes, pitching and defense wins championships. The same can certainly be said for fantasy. While having some aces anchor your staff is important, the difference makers are the low level guys who greatly out perform their draft position, especially in AL or NL only leagues. Here are some guys I would go out and try to acquire in AL Only leagues, who should outperform their value. Hot Starts:
Danny Duffy (KC-SP):Although he won’t be as cheap as the other guys who will be featured in this article, Duffy was not a Top 40 AL pitcher preseason. Drafted 41st amongst starting pitchers, Duffy has shown an excellent fastball, curveball, and changeup this season and has begun to work in a cutter, something that should let him produce even more groundballs. While Duffy’s start against Justin Verlander certainly caught the public’s attention, critics will claim the gun was juiced as it read that Duffy was sitting at 98 MPH. No one knows exactly what Du...
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The Detroit Tigers were hit with a harsh dose of reality over the weekend during a 4 game series with the Texas Rangers. That reality was quite simple: they’re not as good as Texas.
Yes, Verlander was his usual dominant self and got a win on Saturday. Yes, a weird bunt off the knee play in the 11th inning that shouldn’t have counted plated the go-ahead run on Sunday to secure...
Jacob Turner is back on the mound.
Turner, who dealt with shoulder problems in spring training, made his 2012 debut for Single-A Lakeland Monday night. Turner pitched four innings without allowing a hit or a run. He did walk two batters, but picked off one of them.
Turner, the Tigers' first-round pick in 2009, is considered their top pitching prospect. He spent most of last...
The one given for the Detroit Tigers this season was supposed to be offense. The defense was going to be questionable and there was some uncertainty over the back end of the rotation, but no one doubted that the Tigers would hit.
Right now, they aren't hitting.
In Detroit's last 10 games, the offense has produced only 30 runs at a .210 batting average - a rate that has...
DETROIT -- Yes, the umpires blew a call in the 11th inning of Detroit's 3-2 loss to Texas on Sunday.
No one disputes that, including the umpires.
That said, it probably didn't cost the Tigers the game.
With the score tied after 10 innings, Tigers manager Jim Leyland was forced to use Thad Weber in relief. Weber was making his major-league debut and facing baseball'...
Stay current with all the roster movement and personnel decisions with the TigsTown Transaction Blog. The Tigers purchased the contract of right-hander Thad Weber and optioned Daniel Schlereth to Toledo due to his struggles and the need for a long reliever in the bullpen.
Well, that was quick. The Rangers put the game away with 8 runs in the first inning before a stunned Rick Porcello could even record a second out. The Rangers rolled to their 8th straight, beating Detroit 10-4, and have now outscored them 20-7 so far this series.
If there was a bright spot for the Tigers, it was another great outing by Duane Below, who threw 6 scoreless innings...
DETROIT (AP) -- Justin Verlander pitched six innings without allowing an earned run, and the Detroit Tigers salvaged a split of their doubleheader with Texas, beating the Rangers 3-2 in the nightcap Saturday.
Texas routed the Tigers 10-4 in the first game for its eighth consecutive victory, but Verlander (2-1) held off the powerful Rangers, allowing four hits and three walks while...
DETROIT -- Justin Verlander didn't throw a perfect game or even a no-hitter Saturday, but against the hottest team in baseball, it might as well have been.
The White Sox's Philip Humber might have thrown a perfect game against the Seattle Mariners, but the Mariners lineup doesn't quite equal that of the Texas Rangers, which Verlander said is the best in the American...
Good pitching beats good hitting. Or maybe the adage should be superior pitching meets incredible hitting.
On a day when JV did not have his best stuff, he demonstrated why he’s the best pitcher in baseball by shutting down baseball’s best offense and ending the Rangers’ 8 game winning streak. Ron Washington said after the game “We didn’t lose, we got beat.”
Jim Leyland told Justin Verlander he had 20 more pitches, then the Detroit ace went out and made the most of his final inning.
First, Verlander struck out Michael Young with a knee-buckling breaking ball. Nelson Cruz was next and he went down swinging - the bat slipping out of the Texas slugger's hands and sailing toward the coaching box near third base.
Verlander made it through...
3 HR's for Hamilton in the series
It’s safe to say that this past series between the Texas Rangers and the Detroit Tigers is one that will try and be quickly forgotten. Coming into this series the Rangers were coming into Comerica Park winners of their past six games in a row. The Tigers had just come a sweep of the Kansas City Royals and winners of their last four.
FOX Sports reporter Shannon Hogan was videobombed during a live segment at Sunday's Detroit Tigers game by a Texas Rangers fan who stood right behind her wagging his tongue.
The Rangers fan started out innocently enough, showing off his jersey and walking away. However, a few seconds later, the Rangers fan came back and started wagging his tongue like a crazed maniac...