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This week, free agent starting pitcher Anibal Sanchez's contract demands became known: six years, $90 million or seven years, $100 million, according to Jon Heyman of CBS. While that may seem like a lot of money for Anibal Sanchez, all things considered, it might not be all that out of bounds. Since 2010, Sanchez has accumulated 12.0 fWAR, 16th among all starting pitchers in the league. Just two players that have provided more value than Sanchez are free agents this offseason: Zack Greinke (the unargued top target on the market) and Dan Haren (who had a disappointing 2012, and is dealing with a litany of medical problems that is apparently causing some teams to shy away). Furthermore, when looking at the players that have been worth more than Sanchez over the last three seasons, a number of them have recently gotten contracts in the last year or so, including Clayton Kershaw, Jered Weaver, CJ Wilson, Cole Hamels, and Matt Cain. Of those five, the lowest average value is Ke...
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When I hear the name Anibal Sanchez one thing comes to mind… I would attempt to finish that sentence but I can’t. Now keep in mind Sanchez was an integral pickup for the Detroit Tigers in their run to the World Series, but when I hear sources; Sportsnet, FOX Sports reporting that Sanchez is eyeing $90M over 6-years, I shake my head. To get a grip on what he is asking...
Table of Contents
Here’s the table of contents for today’s edition of Daily Notes.
1. Two Comments on the Venezuelan Winter League
2. SCOUT Leaderboards: Venezuelan Winter League
3. Video: Bruce Rondon Attempts a Little Murder
Two Comments on the Venezuelan Winter League
Comment No. 1: Regarding Possible Detroit Closer, Bruce Rondon
There have been indications so far this offseason...
DETROIT -- Justin Verlander deserves to win his second consecutive American League Cy Young Award.
He's unlikely to get it, though, when the results of voting by the Baseball Writers Association of America are announced Wednesday night. Tampa Bays David Price is the favorite, and Jered Weaver of the Angels also could finish ahead of Verlander among those three finalists.
Now that the Toronto Blue Jays have filled their middle
infield need by signing free agent Maicer Izturis, the team is left to focus on
the outfield and its starting rotation, which has brought high profile names
such as Anibal Sanchez and Justin Upton into question. Are either a realistic
fit in Toronto?
While the Blue Jays recognize their need in left field, they...
There were 28 other teams that wished they were the Detroit Tigers on October 24, the day of Game One of the World Series. 90% of the ESPN.com “experts” predicted that the Tigers would be hoisting the Commissioner’s Trophy (given to the World Series champs). 99.9% of Detroiters expected it too.
We know now that it didn’t. We also know that the Tigers are not going to...
The Detroit Tigers have made no secret that they're interested in free-agent outfielder Torii Hunter. Continue reading →
The Detroit Tigers selected left-hander Joe Rogers in the fifth round of the 2012 MLB First-Year Player Draft. Recently, Rogers was kind enough to check in with us to discuss draft day and his experience with the Connecticut Tigers in short-season ball.
So far this offseason the Minnesota Twins have reached out
to several free agent starting pitchers, including Brandon McCarthy, Anibal
Sanchez, Joe Blanton, Ryan Dempster, Brett Myers, Brandon Webb and Scott Baker,
reports Darren Wolfson of 1500 ESPN.
More realistic targets are
free agent pitchers Joe Blanton and Ryan Dempster, whom the Twins have
Norm Cash was a well known 1B for the Detroit Tigers, known for his all time 1961 season. He hit .361, 41, 132 with 193 hit and 119 RS. His 124 walks gave him a .487 OBP and 1.148 OPS which makes it amongs one of the best seasons ever. He would have been 78 today, having drowned during a fishing accident on my seventh birthday, 10/12/1986. During the time he played (1958-1974), he...