Found September 04, 2013 on
By Grant Larsen, AngelsWin.com Baseball Columnist -
For starters, sorry about the delay. My other obligations were a little too demanding over the last couple of weeks.
When trying to determine the MVP of each league there are
many different possible scenarios to consider. Should we consider the best
player on the best team? Maybe the player putting up huge numbers on a bad
team? Do we focus on old school stats or put more emphasis on the new school thinking?
To me when we are talking about MVP, which is acronym for most valuable player, we are looking for
the player that is the most valuable
to their respective team. That’s just my take.
Furthermore, I understand how important it is to have an ace
in a rotation, a player that can keep winning streaks going and put a stop to
losing ones. There is no doubt that a player like this is important to a team.
That being said, I just have a hard justifying that a player
that pitches every five days is mor...
BEST OF MAXIM
AROUND THE WEB
The Detroit Tigers have 22 games left in the regular season and a 6.5 game lead in the division. Here are the top storylines that remain:
Miguel Cabrera needs to be right
Miguel Cabrera’s health
Perhaps no single storyline is more critical than this one. Cabrera’s quest for a 2nd straight Triple Crown is on hold once again as he recovers from a few different ailments. Why he...
Last night the Detroit Tigers lost 2-1 to the Boston Red Sox. And quite honestly, it doesn’t mean a whole lot in the grand scheme of things. Throw five or six more behind it and then I’ll be slightly irritated. What does provide cause for concern is what happened in the bottom of the 8th inning and what happened before the game ever started.
Let’s start with the latter. Miguel...
The Detroit Tigers were hoping to have Miguel Cabrera back in the lineup on Monday night to open their critical three game series against the Boston Red Sox. Although Cabrera looked good in batting practice, he was kept out of the starting lineup for the third straight game.
As reported by Jason Beck of MLB.com, Cabrera swung freely during batting practice, which is much more...
Detroit Tigers manager Jim Leyland once again held third baseman Miguel Cabrera out of yesterday's starting lineup for the team's finale against the Boston Red Sox. The Tigers are hoping the game off, in addition to today's off-day, will allow Cabrera to rejoin the team's lineup Friday, according to Jason Beck of MLB.com.
While there is optimism that Cabrera...
Detroit's third baseman Miguel Cabrera is back out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Boston Red Sox.
The reigning AL MVP and Triple Crown winner had missed three straight games with what the team called a strained abdomen, but he returned for Tuesday's 2-1 loss to Boston and went 0 for 4.
Manager Jim Leyland told reporters ''he's a little sore...
Tigers slugger Miguel Cabrera took batting practice prior to Monday's game and is feeling better reports Chris Iott of mLive.com. The reigning AL MVP and Triple Crown winner could soon return to the lineup.
"He was in good spirits today and I think he's feeling much much better to be honest with you" said manager Jim Leyland. "I'm just waiting for the...
After a three-game absence Miguel Cabrera is back in the starting lineup for the Tigers.
Manager Jim Leyland received the medical clearance he was hoping to get so Cabrera was written into the lineup to play third and bat third for the Tigers on Tuesday night against the Boston Red Sox.
First pitch is 7:10 p.m. at Fenway Park.
While stretching before the game Cabrera showed no...
A few members of the Detroit Tigers joined the Boston Red Sox fans in singing the Neil Diamond classic "Sweet Caroline" in the middle of the eighth inning of Monday's game at Fenway Park.
Your browser does not support iframes.
Tigers catcher Brayan Pena wrapped his arms around Miguel Cabrera and Max Scherzer as they swayed to the music. We doubt that the Tigers...
Through Wednesday, Tigers behemoth Miguel Cabrera was sporting a .355 batting average with 43 jacks, 130 RBIs and 95 runs scored. To put it lightly, he has mashed (baseball term).
So naturally, a singer/songwriter Jeff Tuttle penned this ditty “The Miggy Mash.” Now, I hate the original of this song more than Monday morning, but I have found myself singing along...
Keith Allison September can prove to be a very challenging month for fantasy owners. Players are being called up, innings and at-bats are being taken away, and players are being rested for the playoffs. What can this mean for you? Some of your best players that you have counted on all year may not be there for you when you really need them. Let's take a look at three players...
ATLANTA Criteria for the Most Valuable Player Award varies from person to person, voter to voter.
Never was this more evident than in 2012 when Mike Trout and Miguel Cabrera both posted historic seasons in the American League one posting perhaps the greatest rookie season of all-time (and owning advanced metrics in the process), the other winning the first Triple Crown since...
One night off was enough for Jacoby Ellsbury.
The center fielder and leadoff hitter, who is battling soreness in his left thumb, was inserted back in the lineup for Wednesday night’s series finale against Detroit after being held out of Tuesday’s contest. Manager John Farrell said that Ellsbury’s injury isn’t one that will go away immediately, but that it was only expected...
BOSTON, Massachusetts –
In their worst loss of the season, the Tigers gave up a season high 20 runs, including 8 in the 6th, as the Red Sox took the final game of a 3 game set, 20-4.
After winning the series opener on Labor Day Monday, Detroit lost the following two games in the series, one that many see as a potential ALCS matchup. It’s true that in baseball, a loss is a loss...
Every morning, we compile the links of the day and dump them here... highlighting the big storyline. Because there's nothing quite as satisfying as a good morning dump.
Miguel Cabrera is, as Jon Lester noted last night, the best hitter on the planet.
So, when Cabrera came up to the plate with three Detroit Tigers on base and the visitors holding a 1-0 lead in the fifth inning...