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Much was made this past week of the Detroit Tigers and their shortcomings. In classic fashion, many fingers are starting to wave in the general direction of Jim Leyland.
To these fans I say ‘enough already’. Who exactly is it that you’d rather have managing the Tigers again? This organization and city deserve a reputable, experienced, and proven manager. Somebody like, say, Jim Leyland!
Love him or hate him. No, just love him already.
The Tigers have been to the playoffs each of the past two years and made deep runs both times. They are currently an uninspiring 30-25, which is still good for 1st place in the feeble AL Central, but plenty bad enough to get fans all in a tizzy.
Here is a top 5 of sorts as to why fans that hate Leyland, hate him:
Every time he puts in Jose Valverde
Every time Don Kelly is batting in a key spot
Anytime he takes a starter out and the bullpen blows the game
Anytime he leaves a starter in ‘too long’ and he loses it
Basically, anytime the Tigers lose
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Leyland yet again has Tigers fans questioning his decisions, despite last year’s World Series run.
The Detroit Tigers have the best hitter in baseball, Miguel Cabrera, who has a chance to repeat as Triple Crown winner at the heart of a loaded lineup. They have arguably the best rotation in baseball, even with Justin Verlander slumping for a bit and Rick Porcello’s ERA up over...
The game of baseball has had great hitters like Frank Robinson, Chuck Klein, Ty Cobb, Jimmie Foxx, Joe Medwick, and Lou Gehrig. These players were all great hitters and they also have another thing in common, this is they are all former Triple Crown winners.
However, there is one thing that all these great players never accomplished in their career, and that was they never earned...
Tiger fans hoping to see Quintin Berry back in the majors, clapping his hands after an infield single, had their hopes dashed Sunday morning.
Detroit announced a minor trade, re-acquiring minor-league third baseman Francisco Martinez from Seattle for cash or a player to be named later, but the key part of the move was the next step. To put Martinez on the 40-man roster, they designated...
DETROIT Miguel Cabrera is chasing ghosts by threatening the records of the greatest players the game has ever known.
To me even more significant than pursuing Triple Crowns in back-to-back seasons is challenging the games single-season record for knocking in runs.
And the reason he could succeed in breaking that record is because hes teaming with Prince Fielder in approaching...
To no one’s surprise Tigers third baseman Miguel Cabrera was named the American League Player of the Month for May after batting .379 with 12 homers. This keeps him on pace with another potential Triple Crown as he leads the American League in batting average (.367) and RBI (65).
Miguel Cabrera named AL Player of the Month for May.
— Jason Beck (@beckjason) June 3, 2013
The 2013 MLB Draft takes place on June 6-8, with the first round set to be broadcast on the MLB Network. The Detroit Tigers hold the 20th pick in that opening round, the 19th pick in Round 2, then the 20th pick again in every round from 3 through 40.
Detroit also owns the 39th-overall pick in the “Competitive Balance Round A” — the pick was acquired as part of the Anibal Sanchez...
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Miguel Cabrera is at it again this season, putting up masterful offensive numbers in a season that could very well result in a second straight Triple Crown, a feat that has never been accomplished in major league history.The Detroit third baseman was superb in the month of May, batting .379 (44-for-116) with 12 home runs and 33 RBI in 28 games. Over the course of the month, Cabrera...
Before everyone worries too much about the Detroit Tigers’ persistent problems in the bullpen, the offense’s occasional lack of clutch production and a few issues with the starting staff, let’s look at the positive.
It’s June 3 and the Tigers are in first place. Compared to the past three years, they’re off to a much better start in all the major categories, be it offensively...
Prince Fielder homered and drove in four runs, and the Detroit Tigers handed Matt Moore his first loss of the year with a 10-1 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays on Tuesday night.
Fielder also hit a two-run single that capped a four-run second inning for the Tigers. Moore (8-1) got only six outs while allowing six runs, seven hits and six walks. He was pitching on three days' rest...
The Quintin Berry era in Detroit may be coming to an end.
Sunday the Tigers announced that the team would designate the outfielder for assignment after re-acquiring OF/3B prospect Francisco Martinez from the Seattle Mariners in exchange for a player to be named later or cash considerations.
Martinez was originally a prospect of the Tigers organization but was included in a six player...
Listen to the crowd, Detroit fans travel pretty well, sounded like a home game.
All dial long distance off of Jason Hammel.
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Detroit Tigers: 30-25, 1st Place (1 ahead of Cleveland).
It’s a big week in the D: Detroit take on the tough Tampa Bay Rays (who, while in 4th place, have a better record than the Tigers), then have a 3-game set with the Cleveland Indians.
The Tigers just got back from a 1-4 road trip, in which they scored 20 runs (decent, right, that’s 4 per game), but in which they also had...