Found November 14, 2011 on
The Detroit Tigers have hinted that midseason acquisition Delmon Young could be their starting left fielder in 2012. Is that vague enough for you?
A month ago, it seemed to be all but a lock that the Tigers would bring back the arbitration eligible Young on a 1-year deal to see what he could do hitting in front of Miguel Cabrera for 150 games. So, what’s changed?
A 26-year old multi-tool outfielder from Cuba defected. That’s what has changed. If you haven’t seen the promo video that he released to entice Major League executives to come by for a look-see, check it out here.
Yoenis Cespedes broke the all-time home run record in the Cuban League in 2011 with 33 homers. Those came in just 90 games. He drove in 99 runs and hit .333. He has legit speed. He can play any position in the outfield. He appears to be, in all the ways that matter in baseball, a bona fide freak.
Delmon Young is also 26. He has mediocre power, is a notorious free-swinger, a defensive liability, but...
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Garnering first place votes on all 28 of the Baseball Writers of America's ballots, the Tigers ace blew away the competition, with Angels pitcher Jared Weaver coming in a distant second with 96 less points.
In a very un-surprising move, the BBWAA has awarded Detroit Tiger starter Justin Verlander the AL Cy Young Award.
This was an easy selection as Verlander won over 20 games; 24 to be exact. I’m not a proponent of using Wins as a way to judge a pitchers performance, but we’ve seen this be the reason other pitchers have won in the past (I’m looking at you Bartolo Colon…)....
Justin Verlander should be a unanimous selection on Tuesday when the American League Cy Young Award winner is announced by the Baseball Writers' Association of America.
Verlander led majors in wins, strikeouts, innings pitched
There might be no more obvious choice in this year's awards than Detroit ace Justin Verlander as the American League Cy Young winner. The bigger question is whether his dominance will result next week in being chosen as the league's Most Valuable Player. The two previous AL Cy Young winners, Zack Greinke and Felix Hernandez, came from losing teams and benefited from an increasing...
NEW YORK — Detroit Tigers ace Justin Verlander has won the AL Cy Young Award by a unanimous vote.
There was little question Justin Verlander would unanimously win the AL Cy Young Award. Now, the far more intriguing question: Will he take the MVP, too?
NEW YORK (AP) -- Justin Verlander of the Detroit Tigers was named the American League Cy Young award winner on Tuesday, winning the award unanimously by garnering all 28 first-place votes.
One of the Tigers biggest needs this off season is to fill the hole at second base. Aaron Hill was one of the names thrown and he’s now re-signed with the Diamondbacks and Jamey Carroll signed with the Twins. So there’s little surprise that Jon Paul Morosi broke a story that the Tigers were looking [...]
Now that Justin Verlander has won his first Cy Young Award - at age 28 - the question becomes whether he can win another.