Found October 03, 2011 on Baseball Musings:
Curtis Granderson wins the IBWAA AL MVP. I’m a bit disappointed in the vote, as I had Justin Verlander at the top of my ballot: The Internet Baseball Writers Association of America (IBWAA) announced the second of its 14 annual awards Monday, naming New York Yankees’ center fielder Curtis Granderson its 2011 American League Most Valuable Player. Voting results are as follows: 1st Place: Curtis Granderson, NYY 2nd Place: Adrian Gonzalez, Bos 3rd Place: Jacoby Ellsbury, Bos 4th Place: Miguel Cabrera, Det 5th Place: Robinson Cano, NYY 6th Place: Jose Bautista, Tor 7th Place: Justin Verlander, Det 8th Place: Michael Young, Tex 9th Place: Dustin Pedroia, Bos 10th Place: Adrian Beltre, Tex Los Angeles Times’ baseball writer and IBWAA member, Kevin Baxter, explains his Granderson vote this way: “There was not a mo...

Curtis Granderson’s Inning Ending Diving Catch

Curtis Granderson ran down a fly ball and made a very tough full-extension grab to end the sixth inning during the Detroit Tigers vs New York Yankees Game 4 playoff game. Great wheels, great leather, and great extension by the speedy center fielder. Link to original article: Curtis Granderson’s Inning Ending Diving Catch Article found on: Cosby Sweaters

Video: Amazing Curtis Granderson Catch

New York Yankees outfielder Curtis Granderson made the play of the young MLB playoffs last night, robbing Jhonny Peralta of extra bases with this spectacular grab against the Tigers on Tuesday: Granderson is a leading candidate for the AL MVP award after posting regular season numbers of 43 home runs and leading the AL in [...]

A.J. Burnett Shows Curtis Granderson Some Love For His Glove; Yanks Win, 10-1

A.J. Burnett salvaged his much-maligned season and the New York Yankees staved off playoff elimination because of a pair of magnificent game-saving catches by centerfielder Curtis Granderson.  New York defeated the Detroit Tigers, 10-1, at Comerica Park on Tuesday night to even the ALDS at two games apiece and force a Game 5. Nobody was happier for Granderson's acrobatic catches...

Tigers Take Series Lead with 5-4 Win

The long awaited Justin Verlander/ CC Sabathia finally took place tonight in game three of the first round of the playoffs (I hate calling it the ALDS).  While it wasn't quite the pitching duel some may have expected, it was an entertaining and tension-filled game from start to finish. Tigers ace Justin Verlander allowed a lead off single to Derek Jeter and a triple to Curtis...

Yankees vs. Tigers: Delmon Young helps bail out Justin Verlander as Detroit wins Game 3, 5-4

Young's homer helps Tigers take 2-1 lead in ALDS

A former Tiger-turned-Yankee torments his former team

DETROIT -- You can hate the Yankees, and you can even hate New York, but you can't hate Curtis Granderson....

Verlander, Tigers outduel Sabathia and Yanks to take 2-1 ALDS lead

The marquee pitching matchup between CC Sabathia and Justin Verlander may have had to wait for a few days, but it didn’t disappoint when it finally came around. Verlander went 8 innings and gave up four runs to get the win, and Tigers left fielder Delmon Young delivered the go-ahead… read more.

Five Little Postseason New York Yankees Facts You Might Want To Know

I firmly believe that the winner of last night’s game was going to win the serious. Statistically, this isn’t a bold statement, but that was the game that had to be won last night. Justin Verlander gutted his way past the Yankees, and Delmon Young hit a timely solo home run to right field to give the Tigers the 5-4 win. It’s easy to get mesmerized by the Yankees and the lineup...

Bats: For Sabathia and Verlander, Monday Is Final Answer

Neither C.C. Sabathia nor Justin Verlander had much success in their efforts to persuade their respective managers to allow them to pitch Game 2 on Sunday.

Keys to a Long Detroit Tigers Postseason Run

The suspended game on Friday night was a wash for the New York Yankees and Detroit Tigers (pun intended). Detroit obviously has the advantage that the series is best of five instead of seven. This allows them to utilize the strengths of the roster and minimize its shortcomings that would be more prevalent over more games. Verlander Must Win Two Games: The righthander has won twenty...

Was C.C. Squeezed in Detroit?

Carsten Charles Since my Facebook page is blowing up this morning about C.C. Sabathia‘s strike zone last night, I figured I’d investigate. Yankees fans, and the Yankees manager, are all over last night’s home plate umpire, Gerry Davis, claiming that Sabathia got squeezed. If only there was a way to find out…. Whalla! I give you PITCHf/x! Here is Sabathia’s location chart...

Ace as Game 5 reliever may be catnip to Tigers

DETROIT -- Jim Leyland may not want to use Justin Verlander out of the bullpen in Game 5 tomorrow, but the Tigers ace has not given up hope that his manager might change his mind. "I want to [be available], but he's the manager and if he says I...

Need Speed?; Have the Right Price?; No Holliday?; Home Sweet Home

Are you the kind of person who puts the pedal to the medal? Love flooring it on a jetski in open waters?  Then you, my friend, should start checking out Detroit’s Justin Verlander on the mound against the NY Yankees: The Detroit Tigers got the win last night against the NY Yankees going up 2-1 against the Yanks in the series and putting those new yorkers on the brink of elimination...

Squeezing the Zone

Joe Girardi didn’t like the way the strike zone was called Monday night: Joe Girardi was fuming over Gerry Davis’ inconsistent strike zone Monday night, but his players seemed to accept it as part of the game. Davis appeared to be squeezing CC Sabathia in the early innings – Sabathia walked four of the first six batters, matching his season high before he had recorded an out...

Tigers 5, Yankees 3: A.L. Playoffs: Tigers Draw Even as Yankees’ Rally Falls Short

Robinson Cano grounded out to end the game with the potential tying runs on base. The aces C. C. Sabathia and Justin Verlander start in Game 3 on Monday.
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