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Ok, I get it. The Detroit Tigers won the A.L. pennant last season so manager Jim Leyland gets to manage the A.L. Star team. That means Leyland gets to pick 8 players to the All-Star roster aside from the fan vote—as well as the pitching staff.
Leyland has still served up too much “home cooking” in his All-Star choices.
The A.L. All Star roster consists of 6 Tigers plus relief pitcher Joaquin Benoit who is one of 5 players eligible for the fan final vote. 3B Miguel Cabrera was elected by fans to the starting lineup and SS Jhonny Peralta and 12-0 P Max Scherzer clearly belong on the team. But, 1B Prince Fielder, OF Torii Hunter and P Justin Verlander seem like a favor to Leyland’s homeboys.
That’s not what the All-Star team is supposed to be about.
The worst choice is Torii Hunter. Yes, Hunter has had a great career. Yes, Hunter is still a good player with an OPS+ of 109. But, he’s not All-Star worthy. Not this season. Measured by WAR value, Hunter is only the 20th best...
BEST OF MAXIM
Detroit Tigers: 47-38, 2nd Place (2.5 ahead of Cleveland).
Yes, it’s that time of the season, that 4th of July lull where DTW game threads only draw a couple of comments and places like ESPN resort to discussing topics such as the All-Star game snubs before the teams are actually named. Snub predictions, I guess.
Anyway, despite the lulliness of the week the Tigers are in gear...
There's a reason why last year Miguel Cabrera took home baseball's first Triple Crown in decades and is threatening to do so once again. He flattens baseballs, enough said.
When announcing the MLB All Star teams on Saturday night, ESPN made a bit of a mistake on the AL All Star reserves. Rather than list Torii Hunter of the Detroit Tigers, Torontoii Hunter was listed. No word on Torontoii’s career stats, but I imagine they’re pretty bad. Good job, good effort, ESPN. Perhaps a little proofreading next time?
Torontoii Hunter? Must be a new...
It may just be me, but I thought that baseballs were not supposed to be able to be flattened like this. You have to love the phantom camera when it produces images like this. All evidence would seem to suggest that Miguel Cabrera swings a baseball bat hard.
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Your browser does not support iframes. You might have to wipe your eyes to actually believe what you see. Miguel Cabrera and Prince Fielder, two of the most imposing hitters in baseball, actually pulled off a double steal during the Detroit Tigers’ 9-6 loss to the Cleveland Indians on Sunday. Sure, they got some help [...]
Torii Hunter and Miguel Cabrera are two big reasons the Detroit Tigers have dominated the Cleveland Indians this season.
The veteran pair again looks to lead the visiting Tigers as they try for an eighth consecutive victory over the struggling Indians on Sunday.
Hunter came within a single of the cycle and had three RBIs while Cabrera hit a two-run homer to help Detroit (48-38) to...
Detroit Tigers: 48-38, 1st Place (3.5 ahead of Cleveland).
Detroit continued its dominance of the division rival Cleveland Indians last night, with a 9-4 win which featured a good 5-inning return by Anibal Sanchez. The Tigers have now taken 7 in a row from the Tribe, and 8-of-10 for the season. The Tigers have already outscored Cleveland 16-4 in this series, and 49-22 over the...
In the bottom of the 5th inning, with a massive 7-1, Detroit Tigers first baseman Prince Fielder turned an incredibly strange double play. Cleveland Indians outfielder Drew Stubbs hit a blooper to Prince, which he dropped. The ball was still in fair territory, but base runner Lonnie Chisenhall didn’t run. Prince casually walked over to Chisenhall, tagged him on the leg and...
The Detroit Tigers will be well represented at this year’s mid summer’s classic in Queens, New York.
Six Tigers in total were selected to represent the American League squad as this year’s game may hold a little more significance for fans given the Tigers being favorites to make another trip to the World Series this season.
For the first time in his career Miguel Cabrera will...
Max Scherzer didn't care that his record stayed spotless. All that mattered to him was that Detroit's improved.
Scherzer remained unbeaten and Victor Martinez hit a two-run double in the 10th inning as the Tigers extended their lead in the AL Central with a 4-2 win over the second-place Cleveland Indians on Monday night.
Martinez doubled off Matt Albers (2-1) as the Tigers...
CLEVELAND (AP) -- Max Scherzer remained unbeaten and Victor Martinez hit a two-run double in the 10th inning as the Detroit Tigers extended their lead in the AL Central with a 4-2 win over the second-place Cleveland Indians on Monday night.
Martinez doubled off Matt Albers (2-1) as the Tigers won three of four in the series and moved 3 games ahead in the division.
Drew Smyly (4-0...
CLEVELAND (AP) -- Torii Hunter drove in three runs, Miguel Cabrera cracked a two-run homer and the Detroit Tigers dominated Cleveland again, pounding the second-place Indians 9-4 on Saturday for their fifth straight win.
Hunter hit a two-run homer, tripled and doubled as the Tigers won their seventh consecutive game over the Indians and increased their lead in the AL Central to 3...
Max Scherzer, the Detroit Tigers undefeated pitcher, has been named an All-Star for the first time in his career and third baseman Miguel Cabrera was voted in as a starter for the first time.
They are two of six Tigers, the most for Detroit since 1985, who were announced Saturday to the American League team for the July 16 midsummer classic.
Joining Scherzer and Cabrera will be...
Player of the Game: Torii Hunter (3-for-5) with a double, triple, homer, and 3 RBI
Still believe Tribe Town?
Awesome Amazingness? More like Abominable Awfulness.
A four run third inning and a three run fourth was more than enough runs for the surging Detroit offense as they took down the Indians 9-4 on Saturday.
Carrasco’s struggles continue
Well, at least he didn’t...