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DETROIT -- Justin Verlander deserves to win his second consecutive American League Cy Young Award.
He's unlikely to get it, though, when the results of voting by the Baseball Writers Association of America are announced Wednesday night. Tampa Bays David Price is the favorite, and Jered Weaver of the Angels also could finish ahead of Verlander among those three finalists.
Price already got the stamp of approval from his AL peers. They honored him last week with the 2012 Players Choice award for pitchers.
Among baseball pundits, one doesn't think Verlander even deserves to be a Cy Young finalist. Harold Reynolds of the MLB Network said he would have picked Tampa Bay closer and ex-Tiger Fernando Rodney over Verlander.
So the Tigers ace has his detractors, and Price would be a fine choice for the Cy Young. But lets look at the case for Verlander:
He was 17-8 with a 2.64 ERA and a league-leading 239 strikeouts. Verlander, at 7.5, also had the runaway best Wins Above Replacem...
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This week, free agent starting pitcher Anibal Sanchez's contract demands became known: six years, $90 million or seven years, $100 million, according to Jon Heyman of CBS. While that may seem like a lot of money for Anibal Sanchez, all things considered, it might not be all that out of bounds. Since 2010, Sanchez has accumulated 12.0 fWAR, 16th among all starting pitchers in...
Table of Contents
Here’s the table of contents for today’s edition of Daily Notes.
1. Two Comments on the Venezuelan Winter League
2. SCOUT Leaderboards: Venezuelan Winter League
3. Video: Bruce Rondon Attempts a Little Murder
Two Comments on the Venezuelan Winter League
Comment No. 1: Regarding Possible Detroit Closer, Bruce Rondon
There have been indications so far this offseason...
There were 28 other teams that wished they were the Detroit Tigers on October 24, the day of Game One of the World Series. 90% of the ESPN.com “experts” predicted that the Tigers would be hoisting the Commissioner’s Trophy (given to the World Series champs). 99.9% of Detroiters expected it too.
We know now that it didn’t. We also know that the Tigers are not going to...
The Detroit Tigers have made no secret that they're interested in free-agent outfielder Torii Hunter. Continue reading →
When I hear the name Anibal Sanchez one thing comes to mind… I would attempt to finish that sentence but I can’t. Now keep in mind Sanchez was an integral pickup for the Detroit Tigers in their run to the World Series, but when I hear sources; Sportsnet, FOX Sports reporting that Sanchez is eyeing $90M over 6-years, I shake my head. To get a grip on what he is asking...
The Detroit Tigers selected left-hander Joe Rogers in the fifth round of the 2012 MLB First-Year Player Draft. Recently, Rogers was kind enough to check in with us to discuss draft day and his experience with the Connecticut Tigers in short-season ball.
Norm Cash was a well known 1B for the Detroit Tigers, known for his all time 1961 season. He hit .361, 41, 132 with 193 hit and 119 RS. His 124 walks gave him a .487 OBP and 1.148 OPS which makes it amongs one of the best seasons ever. He would have been 78 today, having drowned during a fishing accident on my seventh birthday, 10/12/1986. During the time he played (1958-1974), he...