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Former University of Alabama baseball player Alex Avila was named the Louisville Silver Slugger catcher for Major League Baseball's America League, on Wednesday. Avila is the first player from Alabama to win a Major League Baseball Silver Slugger award.
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No Tigers won a gold glove this year despite the fact that one was very deserving and another you could have made a major argument for. Matt Wieters won at catcher and while I can live with that I do think Alex Avila has a great season behind the plate. WAR doesn’t really spell it [...]
Tigers outfielder Austin Jackson did not win a Gold Glove Award this year, but he won a more relevant award. He was voted the top center fielder on the Fielding Bible All Defensive Team for 2011. The Fielding Bible awards are selected by a diverse group including statisticians, Baseball Info Solutions Video Scouts who study every game, sports writers, former MLB outfielder Doug Glanville and
Detroit Tigers ace Justin Verlander has been selected player of the year in voting by the Major League Baseball Players Association, becoming the second pitcher to earn the honor.
Verlander beat out Boston first baseman Adrian Gonzalez and New York Yankees outfielder Curtis Granderson for the Players Choice Award, announced Thursday. The only other pitcher to win it was Boston&...
In a post to CBS Sportsline.com, Danny Knobler suggest the Detriot Tigers as the perfect fit for free agent short stop Jose Reyes stating:
For a team that badly needs to add speed, and would be helped by having a true leadoff hitter who would push Austin Jackson to the bottom of the batting order, Reyes could be the difference-maker.
Not only that, but Tigers people say that the...
Justin Verlander is going to need a bigger trophy case.While he hasn't found out yet about the major awards the AL Cy Young and MVP he did take home two honors at Thursday's Players Choice Awards. Verlander became the second pitcher to be named Player of the Year, and was selected the American League's Outstanding Pitcher in voting by the Major League Baseball Players...
Alright, baseball ended last week but I want to try to keep it alive. If you’re a fan on my Facebook page, you’ve probably seen the trivia questions I’ve been posting. Well, now it’s time to get serious. Beginning Monday, November 7, I’m going to kick off an off-season long trivia contest that will include [...]
In one vote announced Tuesday, Austin Jackson of the Tigers was selected as this season's best defensive centerfielder in the major leagues. The Fielding Bible put him on its 2011 all-defensive team. In another vote Tuesday, Jackson wasn't selected as the best defensive centerfielder in the American League.
Tonight (11/2/11), the Silver Sluggers will be announced at 7 PM EST. Yesterday, I announced who my picks should be for the National League – now onto the Junior Circuit.
Catcher: Alex Avila (Detroit Tigers)
Stat Line: .295/.389/.506 (143 OPS+), 33 2B, 19 HR, 82 RBI
Alex Avila enjoyed a break-out season for the American League Central champion Tigers. The all-star hit finished...
There’s an old story, retold in many forms with various names attached to it. An unpopular and underachieving vet is traded from the team. When one of his teammates hears about it, he says, “It’s a great trade! Who did we get?”
Perhaps the greatest of all “Great trade! Who’d we get?” deals occurred exactly 15,000 days ago today when the Detroit Tigers got rid...