Found September 13, 2012 on It's Always Sunny in Detroit:
If there is one thing that you can say about Jim Leyland, it’s that he likes “his guys” to a fault.  If there is a second thing you can say, it’d be that his players always have his back.  That was evident earlier this week when Miguel Cabrera took a “Fire Leyland” sign out of rebelling Tigers’ fan’s hands. According to Detroit Sports Rag, the fan’s name is Justin Spiro who obviously isn’t a Leyland supporter.  Spiro made his job to ejected from EACH of the first three games of the Tigers-White Sox games at U.S. Cellular.  Spiro tried to get Cabby to talk bad about Leyland, and teammates Don Kelly and Ryan Raburn.  Cabrera wouldn’t bite as he signed autographs. For those wondering what Leyland’s fate is, he is not going to get “fired”. With 19 games left in the regular season (as of the writing of this post), there is no team in baseball that would fire their manager based on performance. But, Leyland is a lame duck whose contract is over at the end of this season. His fate most likely depends on whether the Tigers make the playoffs. If they don’t make the playoffs (they’re currently one game back in the division and five back in the Wild Card race.  

Miguel Cabrera takes fan's 'Fire Leyland' sign

Here’s Tigers’ slugger Miguel Cabrera taking away a fan’s “Fire Leyland” sign the other day prior to a game against the Chicago White Sox. Initially, you can see Miguel was annoyed. But, then realized he should probably give it back, for whatever reason. The fan was later removed during the game. I also couldn’t help but notice the fan being unable to pronounce Miguel…...

Miguel Cabrera takes ‘Fire Leyland’ sign away from a fan (Video)

The Detroit Tigers are one of several teams across professional baseball that have fallen well short of expectations this season. As a result, Jim Leyland is one of several managers with whom fans are frustrated. After adding Prince Fielder to an already solid roster, the Tigers were expected to cruise through the AL Central. Fortunately for them, they are only a game out of first...

Cabrera supports manager, steals sign

Miguel Cabrera has his manager's back -- and video evidence to prove it. A YouTube video has surfaced that shows Cabrera at U.S. Cellular Field in Chicago this week, signing autographs and holding a sign under his left arm. The words on the sign, although turned away from the camera, can be seen through the poster board and appear to say "FIRE LEYLAND." While Cabrera...

Tigers' Outfielder Ryan Raburn Hits the DL

Ryan Raburn has not seen much playing time of late.  After missing over a month with a thumb injury, Raburn was back for just three games before injuring his right quadriceps.  Raburn was placed on the 15-day disabled list due to the quadriceps injury.  With roster expansion in place, the Tigers did not need to make any corresponding roster moves.  The move to place Raburn...

Tigers OF Raburn goes to DL with quad strain

The Detroit Tigers placed outfielder Ryan Raburn on the 15-day disabled list Thursday with a strained right quadriceps. Raburn had only played in three games since missing over a month with a right thumb problem. Tigers manager Jim Leyland had said repeatedly throughout Detroit's series with the Chicago White Sox that Raburn was being held out of the lineup because he looked...

Scherzer, Fielder pace Tigers' win over ChiSox

CHICAGO (AP) -- Max Scherzer pitched six effective innings to earn his career-high 16th win, Prince Fielder hit a three-run homer and the Detroit Tigers beat the Chicago White Sox 8-6 on Wednesday night to move within a game of the AL Central lead. Scherzer (16-6) allowed a run and four hits, including the first of two homers by Kevin Youkilis. The right-hander struck out seven...

Game 2012.143: Tigers at White Sox

75-67, 2nd place, 1 game behind CWS. Scherzer was spectacular again, and with his team leading 16th win, he’s got an outside shot at 20 wins this year. “So that gets us to tonight. Regular season games don’t get any better. Division rival. Ace v. Young Phenom. Win and we’re tied for first. My plan is progressing as planned, and I fully expect JV to bring it tonight.” If...

Tigers hold on to beat White Sox, move within a game of AL Central lead

It’s amazing what 48 hours can do for a team in a pennant race. Monday night, the Tigers were three games back of the Chicago White Sox for the AL Central lead as they struggled to push runs across the plate. Fast forward to tonight and all of a sudden the Tigers bats are clicking and now sit just a game back of that coveted top spot in the division. I guess you can say it’s...

TigsTown Transaction Blog: Raburn to DL

Stay current with all the roster movement and personnel decisions with the TigsTown Transaction Blog. Ryan Raburn has been placed on the DL with a quad strain in a strange move.

More likely to happen…Tigers win World Series or Scherzer winning Cy Young?

Wednesday, September 12, 2012 - FINAL Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E Detroit (75-67) 0 0 0 0 3 0 3 2 0 8 14 0 Chi. White Sox (76-66) 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 4 1 6 9 0 The Detroit Tigers are now 1 game back of [...]

Cleveland's bats stifled by Verlander

CLEVELAND (AP) -- Justin Verlander pitched seven shutout innings and made sure Detroit stayed in step with first-place Chicago in the AL Central, leading the Tigers to a 4-0 win over the downward spiraling Cleveland Indians on Friday night. Coming through the way he almost always does, Verlander (14-8) allowed six hits. He escaped jams in the fifth and sixth innings with help from...

Doug Fister to Get Another Crack at White Sox as Thursday’s Game Gets Postponed

The Detroit Tigers' key series finale against the Chicago White Sox was rained out on Thursday night, with a makeup date scheduled for Monday Continue reading →

Who are the MLB MVP and Cy Young favorites?

The clock is ticking on the 2012 MLB season. With that, time is running out for this year’s MVP and Cy Young Candidates to make cases for themselves. All four races look to be highly contested and full of tough decisions for voters. Let’s dive in and look at these races in each league. Mike Trout and Miguel Cabrera are the clear leaders for the AL MVP. Will it simply...
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