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The Majors Detroit:
In this special World Series edition of Detroit Sports Weekly, Tigers editor Stephan Rhymer of The Majors Detroit joins Adam Hernandez to discuss the Tigers’ run to the World Series, knee jerk reactions from fans and whether or not it’s time to forgive manager Jim Leyland for the up and down season the Tigers game us in 2012.
Further more Adam also takes a look at the big rivalry game between Michigan State and Michigan.
Big Ten Picks (my picks in BOLD)
Purdue +18.5 vs. #7 Ohio State – WIN
Minnesota +17 vs. Wisconsin – LOSS
Nebraska vs. Northwestern – LOSS
Indiana +2.5 vs. Navy – WIN
Penn State +2.5 vs. Iowa – LOSS
Michigan State +9.5 vs. #23 Michigan – WIN
NFC North Picks (my picks in BOLD)
Cardinals +6.5 vs. Vikings
Packers vs. Rams +5
Lions +6.5 vs. Bears
BEST OF MAXIM
Bigger shock in Detroit during the 2012 MLB season: (A.) Miguel Cabrera wins a Triple Crown (B.) Detroit makes the World Series (C.) Justin Verlander starts dating Kate Upton (D.) The Detroit Tigers could win a World Series and have Ms. Upton in a celebration parade down Woodward Ave.?The smart answer is all of the above. Sure, the Tigers went out and purchased Prince Fielder, but...
DETROIT Tigers manager Jim Leyland said hes not 100-percent sure, but is leaning heavily toward starting Andy Dirks in right field in the World Series opener Wednesday at the home park of the National League pennant winner.
That decision was made necessary by the designated hitter not being allowed in games in NL cities, and Leyland opting to start regular DH and ALCS MVP Delmon...
When I walked into the Comerica Park press box this morning, the first person I encountered was longtime Detroit Free Press baseball scribe John Lowe. I asked him who the series MVP has been thus far. His response was, “How about Phil Coke?”Lowe went on to note that Delmon Young had driven in the go-ahead run in all three contests [which he proceeded to do again in Game 4], but...
Tigers manager Jim Leyland says struggling closer Jose Valverde will be ready for the World Series.
Valverde hasn't pitched since allowing four runs in Game 1 of the AL championship series. The Tigers recovered from his rough outing and went on to sweep the New York Yankees in four games. They will face either St. Louis or San Francisco in the World Series opener Wednesday....
Six years later, the Detroit Tigers are in a familiar position.
For an opponent. For their next real game. For the World Series to begin.
Although only three current players were on the roster when the Tigers last reached the Fall Classic, there's a general awareness around the organization - certainly among the front office, manager Jim Leyland and his coaching staff...
DETROIT -- Not long ago, Quintin Berry almost gave up on baseball and searched for a "real job."
Instead, he stuck with his dream and is now headed to the World Series with the Detroit Tigers.
"I'm just trying to take this in," Berry said. "It is all a little hard for me to believe."
This past offseason, Berry was released by his fourth team in...
Here is raw video footage (shown on Fox 2′s Sports Works) of Jose Valverde pitching in a simulated game Sunday from Comerica Park in preparation of the World Series beginning Wednesday in either San Francisco or St. Louis.
During the outing (via the Detroit Free Press) Valverde surrendered a walk, two singles (to Fielder and Cabrera) and a run in his one inning of work. Of course...
Jose Valverde may not be injured, but he's admitted to being fatigued. That fatigue has shown in the postseason this year. The Detroit Tigers' closer has allowed seven runs in 2 1/3 innings pitched this postseason. He has fallen a long way from his dominance of 2011. Valverde did not blow a save last season, and he still managed 35 saves this season. However, once...
DETROIT -- Nobody can say the Detroit Tigers didn't learn a lesson from their World Series run in 2006.
That year, the Tigers faced both the New York Yankees and Oakland A's, albeit in reverse order.
They swept the Oakland A's, which left them with a week off without any games to play. Although the Tigers tried to hold some workouts, by the time they got to the World...
Tweet Miguel Cabrera, Justin Verlander, Max Scherzer, Phil Coke, and company made quick work of the Yankees in the ALCS. The Tigers disposed of New York in a tidy, four game sweep on Thursday and now face a somewhat lengthy layoff until the start of the World Series next Wednesday. On the National [...]
I was wrong (again…so I think). On September 27th, prior to game 156, I posted that this would likely be Leyland’s last regular season game in Detroit. Now I’m certain he’ll be here next April.
As intolerable as Leyland’s idiosyncrasies, tendancies and hunches are, it is these same foibles that have him in his 2nd WS as a Tiger in 6 years. Take that in for a minute.
Let's set aside many of the factors we examine at the outset of each World Series -- home-field advantage, weather, layoff, no designated hitters in the National League park -- to consider the one that tends to trump them all.
Starting pitching, more specifically.
By the time the World Series opens Wednesday, the Detroit Tigers will have had nearly a week to line...
Dan Duquette fearlessly brought in Pedro and Manny who compare to the present day Justin Verlander and Miguel Cabrera.
The Tigers cruised to the World Series after sweeping the hapless Yankees.
What is at the root of their success? It’s a simple formula.
They boast the best position player and pitcher in the game. That’s right – Miguel Carbrera and Justin Verlander are quite...
The Detroit Tigers plan to scrimmage against their Instructional League team Sunday-Monday as they prepare for their first trip to the World Series since 2006.
"We're going to try to be a little more prepared (than in 06)," Tigers manager Jim Leyland said Friday.
The Tigers lost the 2006 World Series to the St. Louis Cardinals in five games after six-day layoff. This...
After a season filled with fan frustration and managerial second-guessing, the Detroit Tigers are right where most people expected them to be: representing the American League in the 2012 World Series. The only remaining question is whether their upcoming opponent will be the St. Louis Cardinals or the San Francisco Giants.
Many expected an eventual playoff showdown with last year’s...