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Author’s Note: This is the sixth edition of a seven part series on fielding, and how it could affect your fantasy team and the trade deadline. We are profiling the top two teams in each division because those are the teams most likely to deal for players to help them down the stretch. During the process, we will discuss some fairly complex topics as it pertains to fielding. If you did not catch the first edition of this series, you can scroll to the bottom for a glossary of terms.
I guess you have to hand it to the Tigers. General managers build their teams in different ways and there is always more than one way to skin a cat. After all, Burger King eschewed the whole healthy kick for a time and went completely the other direction. I suppose the idea was almost an economic one where they would control the entire market share for people that didn’t give a crap about their health. In the same way, the Tigers have eschewed the whole fielding gold rush in favor of what we might call...
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Akron, OH – By the third time Francisco Lindor walked up to the plate Thursday night at Canal Park, the Akron faithful began to chant, "Fran-cis-co." The highly-touted Indians prospect put on a show and gave everyone a look into the type of hitter he can be, going 3-for-5 with a home run, a double and three runs batted in to lead the Aeros to a 5-1 win over the Richmond...
Robert Fick’s final home run in Tiger Stadium proved legitimate this week, despite Fick’s admission to using steroids in 2000. (RichKD, Flickr)
Largely, the Detroit Tigers’ franchise has remained untouched by baseball’s steroid problem which was prevalant in the late 1990s and early 2000s, but a revered, memorable former member of the team during those times did make a juicy...
DETROIT There was Fists of Fury, the Bruce Lee martial arts flick from 1971 that has become a classic.
And now the Detroit Tigers have the Fist of Fury, as in Doug Fister, pitching at a furious pace and dicing up the Philadelphia Phillies in a 2-1 duel with Cole Hamels. Friday nights game was over in 2:24, and the fireworks show was done before the game usually concludes.
Well, add this one to the list of bizarre baseball injuries.
Tigers outfielder Torii Hunter left Thursday night’s game against the White Sox after and Achilles injury had been nagging him all game. How did he get the injury, you ask? His dress shoes were a wee bit too tight, according to CBS Detroit.
“I’ll be fine tomorrow. Just a little sore,” Hunter said. “I played through...
Cleveland, OH -- Michael Bourn hit his second leadoff home run of the season off Texas ace Yu Darvish andJustin Masterson struck out eight as the Cleveland Indians beat the Rangers 1-0 Saturday night at Progressive Field.
Darvish (9-5, 2.80), coming off a two-hit, no-run performance after a stint on the disabled list, was as good as advertised, striking out 11 Indians, but the...
COLUMBUS- The Clippers looked poised to make a comeback in the bottom of the eighth but a twin killing destroyed the rally and Columbus eventually fell to the Durham Bulls 4-2 Saturday.
First baseman Chun-Hsiu Chen blasted a near-home run off the right field wall but it turned into a long single. Designated hitterJeremy Hermida then singled to right to put two runners on with...
It is 7-1, Kluber is pitching well as usual, the Tribe seems to be rolling, winning a very important first game of the series. This is exactly the shot in the arm they needed, a big win making it two in a row, and then all of the sudden it happened. The Tribe had to go to the bullpen.
Yes they had a four run lead with three innings to play, and yes it was against a middle of the...
Ryan Raburn twice faked a bunt. There was nothing phony about his next swing.
Raburn hit a three-run homer in the 11th inning off Jason Frasor, giving the Cleveland Indians a wild and sloppy 11-8 win over the Texas Rangers on Friday night.
After Asdrubal Cabrera and Carlos Santana singled off Frasor (0-2), Raburn squared to bunt on two pitches and possibly drop a sacrifice before...
CLEVELAND (AP) -- Michael Bourn homered to lead off the first inning and Justin Masterson took a shutout into the eighth inning, outdueling Texas' Yu Darvish in the Cleveland Indians' 1-0 win over the Rangers on Saturday night.
Masterson (12-7), an American League All-Star, struck out eight and allowed five hits in 7 2-3 innings. That was enough to beat Darvish (9-5), who...
CLEVELAND (AP) -- Ryan Raburn's three-run homer in the 11th inning off Jason Frasor gave the Cleveland Indians a wild and sloppy 11-8 win over the Texas Rangers on Friday night.
After Asdrubal Cabrera and Carlos Santana singled off Frasor (0-2), Raburn pulled a 2-1 pitch onto the home-run porch in left to rescue the Indians, who blew a 7-1 lead and nearly lost to a Texas team...
It’s no secret that the Tigers are in the market for relief help, and even with the calming influence that Joaquin Benoit and Drew Smyly have had in the back end of the bullpen as of late, more arms are necessary. With trade activity likely to pick up in the next few days, here are five names to watch, five names to ignore, and five prospects that might be on the move.
Jhonny Peralta's grand slam capped an eight-run sixth inning for
Detroit, and the Tigers overcame Miguel Cabrera's ejection in a
12-4 win over the collapsing Philadelphia Phillies on Sunday.
Remember when the Mets were trying to land Michael Bourn during the offseason? Bourn decided to take the money and run to Cleveland instead. So how’s that going for him? Well, his new team is doing well in the American League Central, just three games behind the division-leading Detroit Tigers. But they’re not succeeding because of Bourn. In fact, other than a decent...
Any major league baseball fan can attest, witnessing a walk-off win, no matter how attained, is the most exciting way to cap a Friday evening at the ballpark. Elation as you watch your hometown nine mobs the hero while the visitors walk sadly off into their dugout. Such occasions are magnified when the walk-off is a result of a home run blast. Washington Nationals and Cleveland...