Found November 19, 2011 on
I’d like to ass you a question, how did such a mediocre pitcher get such a hot and flexible woman? Brad Penny is a free agent this offseason and the suitors don’t seem to be pounding at his door because he posted an 11-11 season with a 5.30 ERA with the Detroit Tigers in 2011. Well Katrina Smirnoff from Dancing With The Stars has postponed the wedding to Penny so that she may focus her attention on DWTS. Well here is Smirnoff at the DWTS parking lot stepping out of her luxury automobile and stepping into your wet dreams.
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OK, that article header is meant to be taken figuratively, so hang in there with me. If the Detroit Tigers don’t bring back the Brad Penny to be their 5th starter in 2012, they are very likely to bring back a Brad Penny.
The Tigers would have absolutely loved for one of their few home-grown products to prove MLB worthy at this point. However, Andy Oliver has tanked in...
In March, I suggested in this space that Miguel Cabrera would have his worst season as a Tiger.
"I remember," Dave Dombrowski told me a few days ago.
Dombrowski, the Tigers' president and general manager, was standing in a Milwaukee hotel at baseball's executive meetings when I reminded him of my mid-spring prediction. He smiled.
You see, Miguel Cabrera did not...
The Detroit Tigers announced earlier today that they were adding 5 new players to the 40 man roster. The move is not a big one but click on the player names below to view their profiles. Get to know your new Tigers!
5 Players added
RHP Matt Hoffman of Toledo
RHP Tyler Stohr of Erie
LHP Casey Crosby of Erie
OF Avisail Garcia of Advanced-A Lakeland
IF Hernan Perez of Low-A West Michigan...
Key Stats: Jhonny Peralta has not been a consistent source of much of anything since he became a full-time player in 2005 with the Indians. He's had three seasons with 15 or less home runs and 4 seasons with more than 20 home runs. A pretty significant difference when evaluating a player's value. He's also had two seasons with an aveage over .290 (including last year...
It was not a very good year for Brandon Inge, and every metric you examine just tells a story of how truly bad the season went for Inge. However, despite that, there's a good bet you'll see Inge in the lineup regularly next season.
When the Tigers elected to bring Jhonny Peralta back to be the team's starting shortstop, there was some concern if Peralta could handle the role. But Peralta came to camp in outstanding shape and promptly turned in a career year that resulted in his first All-Star game appearance.
Key Stats: Brennan Boesch is going to be 27 years old and has just completed his 2nd “full” year of big league play. He gave us a solid .283/.341/.458 slash line in 2011 good enough for him to be deserving of a roster spot in 10 team leagues. He increased his power last season hitting two more HR’s in 40 less AB’s over the previous season while also striking out less. We...
The Detroit Tigers' postseason run ended with a loss to the Texas Rangers in Game 6 of the American League Championship Series, but that didn't stop manager Jim Leyland from watching every second of the World Series.
Here's a look from Free Press baseball writer John Lowe at the MVP worthiness of Justin Verlander's most apparent rivals for the award -- and some comments by and about Verlander's candidacy: CF, Boston
The Detroit Tigers signed catcher Gerald Laird to a one-year, $1 million contract on Friday.
Laird will play in his second stint with the club, having spent time with Detroit in the 2009-10 season prior to signing with the St. Louis Cardinals.
The 32-year-old batted .232 with one homer and 12 RBIs in 108 plate appearances this past season.
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Catcher Gerald Laird is returning to the Detroit Tigers, agreeing to a $1 million, one-year contract.
Laird hit .232 with one home run and 12 RBIs in 37 games last season for the World Series champion St. Louis Cardinals. The 32-year-old Laird has a .241 career average with 35 homers in nine major league seasons. He was with the Tigers from 2009-10 and also has played for Texas...
On Monday, the results of the American League MVP race will be revealed; here’s who I would put in my top-10:
10. Alex Avila, C – Detroit Tigers
Alex Avila’s line as a catcher in 2011 was incredible, hitting .295/.389/.506 with 33 doubles and 19 home runs. At just 24 years of age, Avila won his first silver slugger and could be in line for many to come.
9. Evan Longoria...
The Tigers this morning announced they have signed Gerald Laird to a one-year contract to serve as the backup catcher to Alex Avila.