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TOLEDO, Ohio -- Tigers manager Jim Leyland ducked past several reporters Wednesday night before an event at Fifth Third Stadium.
You guys thought you got rid of me, Leyland eventually said with a smile.
Leyland signed another one-year contract shortly after the World Series, which is just fine with him. He prefers to review his situation at the end of each season.
He was asked, tongue-in-cheek, about his 2014 contract.
Oh, youll have fun speculating on that, Leyland said. And youll have me fired about 20 times.
Then he left the reporters and addressed a gathering of Mud HensTigers fans.
I want to apologize, Leyland began. I want to apologize that the World Series lasted six hours and seven minutes ... It was close last year, but no cigar.
The couple hundred fans in attendance laughed along with him.
Hey, you laugh or you cry after what happened in the Fall Classic, which was hardly a classic.
The San Francisco Giants swept Detroit in four games after the Tigers sweep of ...
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The Papa Grande era in Detroit is over. And that is probably for the best. Despite his 110 saves from 2010 to 2011 and despite being perfect in 2011, Valverde saw a serious reduction of his ability to fool or blow away major league hitters in 2012, particularly late in the season. And the eccentric closer was completely pounded during the last two post seasons. So now Valverde is...
SOUTHFIELD, Mich. -- Miguel Cabrera doesn't strike out very much.
While becoming the first player to hit for the Triple Crown since 1967, the Detroit Tigers third baseman fanned just 98 times in 622 at-bats in 2012.
So you can understand why any pitcher who gets the best of Cabrera would brag about it, and Tigers reliever Phil Coke did just that during a winter caravan stop...
DETROIT -- Justin Verlander, Tiger for Life.
That has a nice ring for both Verlander and Tigers fans. And a deal to keep him in Detroit for the duration of his career could become a reality either before or after his current deal for five years at 80 million expires after the 2014 season.
I told Verlander during a media gathering at Comerica Park on Thursday that when Zack Greinke...
Players do not often reveal their motivations these days. It can hurt their contract negotiations when working on an extension. Justin Verlander is not concerned with that, though. At the Detroit Tigers' annual luncheon, Verlander made no secret of his desire to spend the rest of his career in Detroit.
Jason Beck of MLB.com says the question about what Verlander wants...
The spotlight of spring training is going to be shining largely on rookie Bruce Rondon. The almost-anointed successor to departed Jose Valverde as Detroit's closer was the subject of the most questions as the Tigers began their winter publicity caravan prior to last weekend. Rondon, 22, has yet to throw a pitch in the majors but when he does the radar gun will likely clock...
After winning the American League pennant in 2012 but losing the World Series in four straight games, the Detroit Tigers are ready to try to take that elusive final step.
The Tigers are led again by a collection of stars that would make pretty much any team envious. Right-hander Justin Verlander was the AL MVP two years ago, and slugger Miguel Cabrera was voted MVP last season after...
Dan Szymborski’s ZiPS projections, which have typically appeared in the pages of Baseball Think Factory, are being released at FanGraphs this year. Below are the projections for the Detroit Tigers. Szymborski can be found on Twitter at @DSzymborski.
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Coming into 2012, one of the biggest questions the team was facing was whether or not superstar Miguel Cabrera could successfully make the shift back to third base. Cabrera was able to hold his own, but just how well did he do, and was it good enough to stick there long term?
Tweet After a 2012 season that saw Delmon Young hit .267 with 18 home runs and 74 RBI (as well as earn ALCS MVP honors) the Detroit Tigers opted to not re-sign him, allowing Young to become a free agent. Detroit’s loss is the Philadelphia Phillies’ gain, or that’s what they’re banking on. The [...]