Posted January 07, 2013 on
In the first of a series intended on taking a look back to set the stage for the 2013 season, TigsTown takes a look at how the catcher position performed in 2012, and what might be expected for 2013 out of Alex Avila and the rest of the catchers.
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It’s pretty odd that PlayStation is making a guy who became the first guy to win the American League Triple Crown since 1973 plea for your votes to be on a video game cover.
It’s also odd that they had him do it in Spanish.
DETROIT The Tigers have been on a Closer Quest ever since Jose Valverde imploded at the end of last season.
Valverde converted 110 saves over three seasons for 22.9 million, and was a great pickup as the last viable closer available in that free agent market. Now Tigers general manager Dave Dombrowski must choose wisely again in order to have a viable World Series shot.
In case the pending start of a delayed NHL season does not have you excited enough, Justin Verlander tweeted out a reminder that spring training is not that far away, either:
Arrived in Lakeland #37daysandcounting #pitchersandcatchers twitter.com/JustinVerlande…
— Justin Verlander (@JustinVerlander) January 7, 2013
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Miguel Cabrera, Andrew McCutchen...