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Delmon Young had 112 RBI's in 2010 (Twins)
** Writer’s Note ** – This article is the first of what I will call My “Player Predictions Preview”. Each article will take a different Tiger who will be on the roster out of Spring Training and attempt to predict their season. Obviously not all 25 spots are shoe ins at this point in time, so expect those last bullpen spots, fifth starter, and position bench spots to be a little later.
Delmon Young finds himself in a very interesting position this season. A position that makes the extremely high majority of MLB players jealous. No, I’m not talking about the fact that this is a contract year for the 26 year old former #1 pick. He gets to play the snake in the grass this year, ready to strike at competition not giving him much thought. Thanks to Detroit’s Dinger Duo (or the Bruiser Brothers, haven’t made up my mind yet) hitting in front of Da Meat Hook’s younger bro, Delmon will be licking his chops all season long. Partner that with ...
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(Eds: Updates.) Detroit Tigers manager Jim Leyland has a pretty good idea who his four top starters are going to be this season.
Cy Young winner Justin Verlander, of course. Rick Porcello, Max Scherzer and Doug Fister sure seem likely to make the cut, too.
That leaves one spot, but don't ask Leyland about it. He bristled when he was asked about it Wednesday.
(Eds: Updates. With AP Photos.) The last thing that Detroit Tigers outfielder Austin Jackson wants to do is to get a leg up on the season.
Jackson is making a change in his swing, forcing himself to keep his front leg down. Jackson said the change would not be drastic, but he struck out 181 times last season as a leadoff hitter and both he and the Tigers are eager for a change....
The Tigers' main early-season storylines have been hashed, and re-hashed, hundreds of times around the Internet this offseason. We all know what's getting the attention -- Prince Fielder, Miguel Cabrera at third base, the fifth starter spot, Brandon Inge (always), and general defensive deficiencies -- but I think there are still some interesting storylines to follow and question...
Phil Coke of the Detroit Tigers had himself an odd year in 2011. Starting the season in the rotation, Coke produced terrible numbers. In 14 starts, he threw 74.2 innings (an average on only 5.1 IP per start) with an ERA of 4.82, 37 SO (which produces a horrendous K/9 rate of 4.46), 30 BB (which equates to a terrible BB/9 rate of 3.63), and a 1-8 record. Ladies and gentlest...
Twins left-hander Francisco Liriano threw his third live batting practice of the spring on Tuesday, and is scheduled to make his Grapefruit League debut on Sunday.
(Eds: APNewsNow. With AP Photos.) By JON KRAWCZYNSKI AP Baseball Writer The Minnesota Twins signed Josh Willingham to do two things - hit home runs and play right field.
The homers shouldn't be an issue. He hit 29 last season with Oakland and has plenty of power to reach the seats in spacious Target Field.
The transition to right field will be a little trickier. Willingham...
There is a buzz once again in the Motor City as baseball fans anxiously anticipate the upcoming season with the unexpected signing of local legend Prince Fielder. Yes, the 27 year old Prince has already reached legendary status in the Detroit area and actually did it many years ago. As a 12 year old, Prince
The former shortstop couldn't secure that position last season, but the Twins hope his new spot will allow him to blossom.
Add Max Scherzer to the list of Tigers starters who began throwing earlier than usual this offseason. His reasoning for it, however, was a little different.
FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) Justin Morneau isn't going to sugarcoat his concerns over recurring concussions and how they could affect his playing career.
The start of the exhibition season Saturday will mark the launch of Austin Jackson trying out his new batting stance against big-league pitching.
Justin Morneau is on the mend with the Minnesota Twins and says he hopes to play in the team's first exhibition game Saturday.
Miguel Cabrera hits home runs that leave a trail of smoke, and line drives that land whenever they choose, and not a moment before. He seems like a superhero. Maybe that is why so many people still don't really understand him. The myth obscures the man.