Found November 06, 2011 on Lions Blog:
How magnificently did the Tigers bullpen perform for Justin Verlander this season? How much did it contribute to his season? Verlander pitched three complete-game wins. In 21 other games, he turned a lead over to the bullpen in the seventh inning or later. In all 21 games, the bullpen held the lead the rest of the way. Thus Verlander went 21-0 in those games.

Justin Verlander: MLB 2K12 Cover Athlete

Although the 2011 baseball season just ended, baseball news is all-year round. 2K Sports has chosen Tigers pitcher Justin Verlander as the cover athlete for Major League Baseball 2k12; the newest iteration in their long running ‘MLB 2k’ series. It’s a dream come true to be on the cover of Major League Baseball 2k12 ,” said Verlander, who pitched the second no-hitter of his...

End of Season Post-Mortem: The 2011 Detroit Tigers

The Detroit Tigers looked like a solid choice to win the AL Central title in 2011, after adding slugger Victor Martinez at DH and not losing any major components. Sure enough, they won the division, even with Martinez only posting a 2.9 fWAR on the season. They got contributions from plenty of players, and won the division in a cakewalk after the Indians collapsed in the second half...

The Motor City's Blowtorch is a No-Brainer for MLB 2K12's Front

Justin Verlander, the Detroit Tigers flamethrower who spun a no-hitter in a season evocative of hall-of-fame names like Koufax, Gibson and Carlton, will grace the packshot of Major League Baseball 2K12, 2K Sports said. More »

Justin Verlander argues case for starting pitcher winning MVP

It's baseball's premier system of checks-and-balances -- the one player who can dominate a game, the starting pitcher, can pitch only once every five days.

Tigers looking for a leadoff hitter, David DeJesus and Kelly Johnson among candidates

The Detroit Tigers are reluctant to use center fielder Austin Jackson as their leadoff hitter for the 2012 season. According to Jerry Crasnick of ESPN, the Tigers will look for one this off season as they do not have any logical internal candidates. Crasnick says that Jose Reyes is the “dream candidate,” but that David DeJesus and Kelly Johnson are among the more likely candidates...

Justin Verlander: Tigers can contend for title in '12

On the plane ride home from their playoff elimination in Texas, several Tigers players chatted with one another.

Filling the Holes

Alright, free agent season is upon us.  The Tigers were a couple of wins away from a World Series appearance and most of their key players will be back this year.  Still, Dave Dombrowski has some work to do because the Tigers had some serious holes come playoff time.  Let’s take a look….. Catcher – [...]

Tigers Organizational All Stars has kicked off their organizational All Stars series and the Tigers review went live over the weekend.  The Tigers farm system is still pretty thin from all of the trades they’ve made since their last World Series appearance in 2006 but there’s still a few people to get excited about.  I mentioned Brandon Douglas [...]

Quick Hits: Cepedes, Ordonez, Rangers, Myers, Cubs

Remember - the deadline to make picks for MLBTR's first-ever free agent prediction contest is tonight at midnight central time.  Only ballots with picks made for all of the top 50 free agents will be counted; incomplete ones will not be eligible.  So dot your I's, cross your T's, and give yourself a chance at a piece of $1000 worth of great prizes.  When you're...

Tigers trio honored for outstanding 2011

Justin Verlander (Pitcher of the Year), Miguel Cabrera (Player of the Year) and Alex Avila (Breakout Player of the Year) were honored by as the Tigers' top performers for 2011.

Lions defense shutting down opponents

Move over, Justin Verlander. Looks like you're not the only one in Detroit who can dial up the high heat. The Lions' defense leads the NFL with 33 three-and-outs, and coach Jim Schwartz said that's tantamount to hurling unhittable stuff.
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