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In our final contest of the Movember MLB Mustache Madness regional semi-finals, the Wild Card bracket gives a pair of big fake artifical ones... mustaches I mean.  What did you think I was talking about? Bernie Brewer Considering the great legacy of Brewer mustaches it is only fair that their mascot boast one of the best in the mascot business, but is it good enough to beat out the fake mustache of a real MLB player? VS. Magglio Ordonez I still can't believe Maggs took out Bobby Valentine, but he did, and handily so.  In fact, I'm a little worried that the combination of this Conquistador-esque look and his winning ways might prompt him to try and re-conquer the Aztec Empire. Time to vote! (one vote per matchup per day) [polldaddy]5677844[/polldaddy]

Detroit Tigers bringing back Brad Penny?

OK, that article header is meant to be taken figuratively, so hang in there with me. If the Detroit Tigers don’t bring back the Brad Penny to be their 5th starter in 2012, they are very likely to bring back a Brad Penny. Brad Penny The Tigers would have absolutely loved for one of their few home-grown products to prove MLB worthy at this point. However, Andy Oliver has tanked in...

Justin Verlander Crushes AL Cy Young Award Voting, MVP May be Next

The announcement that Justin Verlander won the American League Cy Young Award on Tuesday was no surprise to anyone, including the BBWAA voters, who were unanimous in their decision. All 28 first-place votes. His reaction to receiving the honor was met with the question of whether he will also nail the Most Valuable Player Award: “Do I think it’s possible? Yes. Would I...

Tigers' closer Jose Valverde places fifth in Cy Young voting

Tigers closer Jose Valverde finished fifth in the Cy Young race, although several voters put him higher on their five-man ballots. Tom Gage, who covers the Tigers for the Detroit News, had Valverde second. Three voters put Valverde third, including Mark Whicker of the Orange County (Calif.) Register.

CY Young To Verlander Honorable Mention To Sabathia, Rivera & Robertson

Congratulations to Detroit Tigers Justin Verlander for his historic 2011 season. Verlander won the CY Young Award by a landslide, just as expected and well-deserved I may add. Verlander went 24-5 in the regular season, posting a 2.40 ERA, 250 strikeouts and pitched 251 innings. In all honesty, the rest of the CY Young voting is really irrelevant this season because Verlander’s...

Tigers sign C Laird to one-year contract

The Detroit Tigers signed catcher Gerald Laird to a one-year, $1 million contract on Friday. Laird will play in his second stint with the club, having spent time with Detroit in the 2009-10 season prior to signing with the St. Louis Cardinals. The 32-year-old batted .232 with one homer and 12 RBIs in 108 plate appearances this past season.

Dombrowski, Leyland recognized for Tigers' run

After Tigers general manager Dave Dombrowski was wined and dined Tuesday night with the first Executive of the Year Award from The Sporting News, manager Jim Leyland received a lunchtime surprise Wednesday. He didn't win AL Manager of the Year, but he finished second to Tampa Bay's Joe Maddon, and he got a first-place vote.

Is Verlander the A.L. Most Valuable Player Too?

Should American League Cy Young winner Justin Verlander win the most valuable player award as well?

Tigers’ Justin Verlander wins AL Cy Young unanimously

Actor Leslie Odom Jr, Tuskegee Airman Floyd Carter, MLB player Justin Verlander, Tuskegee Airman Dr. Roscoe Brown, MLB player Rick Porcello, Tuskegee Airmen Dabney Ian Montgomery and Wilfred Difore participate in The NFL And Red Tails Salute To The Tuskegee Airmen On Veteran’s Day Weekend During the New York Jets Vs. New England Patriots Game at Met Life Stadium on November 13...

Laird returns to Tigers

Catcher Gerald Laird is returning to the Detroit Tigers, agreeing to a $1 million, one-year contract. Laird hit .232 with one home run and 12 RBIs in 37 games last season for the World Series champion St. Louis Cardinals. The 32-year-old Laird has a .241 career average with 35 homers in nine major league seasons. He was with the Tigers from 2009-10 and also has played for Texas...

Gerald Laird is Back

The Tigers have made their first somewhat significant move of the off-season by signing catcher Gerald Laird to a one-year deal. Before you get too upset, keep in that he will probably be playing fewer than 40 games as Alex Avila's back-up catcher.  The 32-year-old Laird needs no introduction to Tigers fans who remember him as a good field no hit catcher on the 2009-2010 teams...

John’s Fake American League MVP Ballot

On Monday, the results of the American League MVP race will be revealed; here’s who I would put in my top-10: 10. Alex Avila, C – Detroit Tigers Alex Avila’s line as a catcher in 2011 was incredible, hitting .295/.389/.506 with 33 doubles and 19 home runs. At just 24 years of age, Avila won his first silver slugger and could be in line for many to come. 9. Evan Longoria...

Verlander unanimous AL Cy Young winner

NEW YORK — There was little question Justin Verlander would unanimously win the AL Cy Young Award. Now, the far more intriguing question: Will he take the MVP, too? "Do I think it's possible? Yes. Would I like to win it? Of course," he said during a conference call. "It's ...

Tigers make it official: Gerald Laird will be backup catcher

The Tigers this morning announced they have signed Gerald Laird to a one-year contract to serve as the backup catcher to Alex Avila.
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