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Detroit Tigers outfielder Miguel Cabrera might have been the American League's most valuable player in 2012, but one teammate says Cabrera could have been a better leader.
Tigers' veteran leader Octavio Dotel, is still upset that Cabrera refused to agree to
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2012 was a year of joy, torment, success, and embarrassment all wrapped into one odd little package for the Detroit Tigers. Overall, the team made it to the World Series, which is a huge accomplishment and a great revenue generator for the franchise. Losing in lackluster fashion via sweep at the hands of the Giants was a black eye on the season.
The Tigers needed nearly the full...
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Justin Verlander's contract situation has been discussed since he's approaching free agency. He talks about what kind of salary he'd like.
If the Detroit Tigers want Justin Verlander to remain with the organization they will have to break the bank.
In a recent interview with Jeff Passan Verlander dropped the following gem.
Verlander said “free agency is really cool,” though he made certain to note: “I don’t think you have to be a free agent to get [$200 million],”
Of course Verlander was careful not to rule...
The Tigers won the AL pennant off the bat of Triple Crown winner Miguel Cabrera, but that wasn’t enough for one of his teammates.
Reliever Octavio Dotel says Cabrera is not a leader in the clubhouse. Dotel prodded the 2012 MVP to call a meeting multiple times during the playoffs, and Cabrera declined.
“You have to step up and say something,” Dotel told Yahoo! Sports. “Miggy’s...
LAKELAND, Fla. Octavio Dotel said he apologized to Miguel Cabrera and his teammates as a group on Wednesday morning for published comments that Dotel believes were misinterpreted.
"You have to step up and say something," Dotel told by Eric Adelson of Yahoo! Sports. "Miggy's more about his game. I don't see him as a leader."
I asked Dotel if that was...
Four months ago, Detroit Tigers reliever Octavio Dotel called out teammate Miguel Cabrera for not speaking to the media after a loss in the playoffs. In Dotel’s opinion, Cabrera should be one of Detroit’s leaders since he is the team’s best player. On Tuesday, the topic was revisited.
In a story written by Eric Aldeson of Yahoo! Sports, Dotel was quoted as basically calling...
It doesn’t matter who the player is. They all say it isn’t about the money, but it really is. Take the Detroit Tigers’ Justin Verlander, for instance. He recently sat down with Jeff Passan of Yahoo! Sports to discuss the idea of him becoming the first pitcher to ink a deal worth more than $200 million. This of course came up because Verlander is set to become a free agent and...
Detroit Tigers ace Justin Verlander turned 30 on Wednesday, hopes to be pitiching for the Tigers into his 40s.
“I have a long time left,” Verlander said via the Associated Press. “I don’t even look at it as reaching the halfway mark. I’ve got a lot of pitches left in me, and I don’t know what it’s like to be 30 since I haven’t done that yet.”
Verlander, the 2006...
As he begins the process of whipping himself up into shape during spring training, Detroit Tigers ace Justin Verlander may be feeling a bit low about Kate Upton’s recent denial that he’s her man. But he should take solace in the fact that his love affair with Taco Bell is still going strong.
It all began back in April of 2012 when Verlander tweeted out a photo of his standard...
He may or may not be dating Kate Upton, but the second most important relationship in Justin Verlander's life -- the first being his with the baseball, of course -- seems to be stronger than ever:
Love you too RT @tacobell: Happy birthday, @justinverlander. We love you.
— Justin Verlander (@JustinVerlander) February 21, 2013
KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) -- The first game of spring training can provide some unusual scenarios.
Such as Detroit slugger Miguel Cabrera facing Atlanta closer Craig Kimbrel -- in the third inning.
Coming off baseball's first Triple Crown season since 1967, Cabrera grounded out against Kimbrel before finishing his day with a drive to the warning track in center field, not a factor...
Due to the nature of the American League, speed stats are hard to come by. Instead of utility infielders taking up roster spots, AL rosters are much more likely to have first base/designated hitter/outfielder type players holding bench spots. The top picks in an AL-Only league that aren’t Mike Trout will be Albert Pujols, Robinson Cano, Jose Bautista, Prince Fielder, Adrian Beltre...
Here’s a video card! (from MLive)
Not a whole lot going on, other then games of pepper and intrasquad scrimmages, so here are a few links to keep you going until Rondon gets drilled and TSE demands that we resign Valverde for a logical 1 year salary which is not irrationally based on his positive contributions during the acceptable part of his season last year.
- Can Cabrera get...