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Could Robinson Cano add yet another potent bat to the Detroit Tigers’ lineup next season? ESPN Buster Olney says it’s possible, listing Detroit as one of the teams with the means to land Cano, should the superstar second baseman opt to leave New York in free agency.
Owner Mike Ilitch is aggressive and wants to win a championship, and while the team’s priority must soon be about signing Miguel Cabrera to his next contract, Ilitch has shown he’s willing to expand his budget.
The Tigers already lead the American League in runs and batting average this year, so the prospect of slotting Cano either in front of Miguel Cabrera or behind the Cabrera-Prince Fielder duo is one that no doubt would be appealing. Still, Cano figures to command a massive contract, and the Tigers have their own free-agent 2B to deal with in Omar Infante.
Plus, if the Tigers are prepared to spend massive amounts of money on Cano, would they be better served to swing their financial focus back on Max Scherzer before he hits free agency after 2014? Scherzer, who’s 19-1 and headed toward a Cy Young award, could cash in big time next summer.
Detroit’s options at second behind Infante are sensational, though the organization is high on Hernan Perez. Though Perez has some upside, he obviously is not in the same stratosphere right now as Cano. The Yankees will do whatever they can to keep Cano in the Bronx, but AL Central pitchers might be shaking already at the thought of Cano and Cabrera together.
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1st Round Picks over the last 10 years: Detroit Tigers
The Detroit Tigers have had some rather solid success under the regime of GM David Dombrowski and his Director of Scouting David Chadd. The Tigers were known for spending “over slot” to get the guy they wanted for several seasons before bonus spending caps went into place. The Tigers also have been able to draft some lesser...
New York Yankees second baseman Robinson Cano was taken for precautionary X-rays after being struck on the hand by a pitch Tuesday night.
Cano was removed from the game against the Toronto Blue Jays in the first inning, and was initially diagnosed with a bruised left hand. He was hit near the wrist on the opposite side of the thumb by left-hander J.A. Happ.
After a lengthy examination...
Another day, another Yankee down.
The Bronx Bombers’ terrible luck with injuries continued Tuesday night, when All-Star second baseman Robinson Cano took a J.A. Happ fastball right off the hand in the first inning of a game in Toronto. Cano remained in the game, scoring on Alfonso Soriano‘s three-run home run one batter later, but he did not take the field in the bottom of the...
The Detroit Tigers' bullpen has been in flux for most of the season, and one reason for this inconsistency has been the absence of right-handed reliever Octavio Dotel. The veteran has been recovering from injury for much of the year, as there were even questions whether or not he'd pitch again. Since then, Dotel has resumed pitching, and he recently joined the Tigers'...
Recently it appeared the the Detroit Tigers could be without catcher Alex Avila for an extended stretch after he experienced a headache during a rehab contest. However, Avila made it through another few rehab games without feeling any ill effects, and manager Jim Leyland told reporters -- including Jason Beck of MLB.com -- that, if everything continues to check out OK, there'...
Max Scherzer is an incredible 19-1, and he’s also considered the frontrunner in this year’s race for the American League Cy Young Award. There is no debating the reality of his record — his record is his record, as numbers are numbers. There is, however, debating whether or not he should be in the lead […]
The New York Yankees had yet another injury scare as All Star slugger Robinson Cano was struck in the hand by a pitch in the first inning. Cano was immediately taken to a hospital in Toronto for precautionary X-rays.
The good news for the Yankees is that he was diagnosed with a contusion and there is no break or chip in the bone. Cano will be reevaluated when the swelling goes down...
With the Tigers clinging to a one-run lead in the top of the ninth closer Joaquin Benoit was starting to warm up in the bullpen.
Before the Tigers made their second out Benoit was no longer needed to save the game as the lead had ballooned in the raucous ninth.
Eight consecutive batters reached base — seven on singles — and the Tigers quickly turned a nail-biter into a laugher...
DETROIT (AP) -- Brandon Moss hit a tiebreaking two-run homer off Justin Verlander, and the Oakland Athletics beat the Detroit Tigers 6-3 in a game cut short by rain on Tuesday night.
Seth Smith hit a leadoff homer in the sixth, and Oakland had the bases loaded with no one out when the tarp was pulled on the field due to the weather. It was called after an 80-minute delay.
J.A. Happ altered the course of the Yankees’ season back in February breaking Curtis Granderson’s forearm in the second game of spring training.
Tuesday night the Blue Jays’ lefthander nearly destroyed what was left of the Bombers’ postseason hopes.
Happ drilled Robinson Cano on the left hand in the first inning of the Yankees’ 7-1 win over the Blue Jays sending the Bombers’...
As much as I dislike Octavio Dotel because he runs his mouth too often and seems like a ****** teammate, he could probably be of service to the Tigers bullpen, which has started to get sloppy of late like Miley Cyrus' ass at the VMAs. Dotel was set to make a rehab appearance in Toledo on Tuesday night, but it didn't last very long ... at all:
In 2012, Miguel Cabrera added to his mantle a Triple-Crown and a hotly-contested MVP, edging out Mike Trout in one of the most debated award-races in recent memory.
In 2013, there will be no such debate. In 2013, the question isn’t whether Miguel Cabrera’s season deserves to stand atop the current crop of players that look so human in comparison.
The question is where this season...
Ichiro is amazing. If 4,000+ combined hits in NPB & MLB isn’t enough for you, then certainly the artistry of his stance is. Celebrate him. NOW.
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TIGERS LEAVE METS IN TATTERS AFTER 11-3 MAULING
The Mets got pounced on by the Tigers who beat them 11-3 this afternoon at Citi Field to complete a three game sweep and leave them licking their wounds.
Dillon Gee started for the Mets and wasn’t nearly as sharp as we’ve seen from him of late. The right-hander let up four runs and got knocked around for ten hits including home...