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Torii Hunter, as speculated in this article yesterday, has officially signed a 2-year, $26 million contract with the Detroit Tigers. He got a bit more money that the speculated 2-year, $20M deal that was floated out there but the Tigers feel like they got their man.
Torii Hunter is pumped to be a Detroit Tiger
Hunter will bat 2nd and play right field for Jim Leyland in 2013 and ’14. The contract is pending the formality of a physical. Consider it a done deal.
The new Tigers lineup for 2013 should look like this:
Jackson – CF
Hunter – RF
Cabrera – 3B
Fielder – 1B
Martinez – DH
Dirks – LF
Peralta – SS
Avila – C
Infante – 2B
If Peralta and Avila can improve on their down 2012 seasons this will be one of the elite lineups in all of baseball. And if they don’t, that top 5 is still as deadly as it gets.
Hunter, 37, will turn 38 in July. He hit a career-high .313 in 2012 while playing with the Angels. He also belted 16 homers and drove in 92 runs. The short-term deal will allow him to se...
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Your newest member of the Detroit Tigers is Torii Hunter! Or at least that’s my best guess at this point. Some people who are ‘in the know’ have indicated that Hunter is most likely going to land with the Tigers or the Texas Rangers.
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The voting happened more than a month ago, but now we finally know the results and have an answer in the American League MVP debate.
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The first big free agent is off the board.
Right fielder Torii Hunter reached agreement Wednesday with the Detroit Tigers on a two-year contract, according to major-league sources.
The deal, pending a physical, will give the American League champions a new No. 2 hitter, boosting an offense that will receive an additional lift next season if designated hitter Victor Martinez makes...
It’s not particularly surprising that Miguel Cabrera won the 2012 AL MVP Award, which was announced this evening.
It’s slightly more surprising that the vote wasn’t even close: Cabrera beat out rookie phenom Mike Trout by grabbing 22 of the possible 28 first place votes. The final point tally was 362 points for Cabrera to 281 points for Trout.
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Tonight, we will finally learn the MVP of the American League, a contest that really comes down to two candidates in Miguel Cabrera of the Detroit Tigers and Mike Trout of the Los Angeles Angels.
For the majority of the 2012 season the debate raged on who should ultimately take home the prize with traditionalist seemingly siding with Cabrera while the sabermetric junkies simply fell...
Detroit’s Miguel Cabrera has won the American League’s Most Valuable Player award after becoming baseball’s first Triple Crown winner in 45 years. Cabrera received 22 of 28 first-place votes and 362 points from the AL panel of Baseball Writers’ Association of America. Los Angeles Angels rookie center fielder Mike Trout had six firsts and 281 points.
Miguel Cabrera has won the American League MVP award, and Buster Posey has won the National League MVP award. Cabrera earned 22 of 28 first place votes and 362 points, along with six second place points, to finish ahead of Mike Trout, who earned the other six first place votes, 21 second place votes, and one quizzical third place vote. In the NL, Posey earned 27 of the 32 first place...
The seemingly inevitable signing of Torii Hunter with the Detroit Tigers has been completed. Hunter has agreed to a two-year deal with the Tigers, and will make $26 million. Earlier today, Garrett explored Hunter's popularity on the free agent market in comparison to Josh Hamilton, Michael Bourn, and Nick Swisher.
With the Angels last season, Hunter amassed 5.3 fWAR, the...
Catcher Gerald Laird signed two-year contract with the Atlanta Braves, according to multiple reports. Laird, 33, batted .282 with two homers in 191 plate appearances with the Detroit Tigers last season, but is a career .244 hitter. He will replace backup catcher David Ross, who signed with the Boston Red Sox.
Tuesday morning news broke that free agent outfielder Torii Hunter, a 37-year-old, nine-time gold glove winner was in town meeting with the Detroit Tigers on a possible deal that would bring him to the Motor City.
Sources: Free agent outfielder Torii Hunter is meeting with #Tigers officials in Detroit today. @mlbonfox
— Jon Morosi (@jonmorosi) November 13, 2012
Hunter who is coming...