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In the middle of the season, this race was between two horses: Justin Verlander of the Detroit Tigers and Jered Weaver of the Los Angeles Angels. In the two and a half months since though....things changed.
Midseason winner: Justin Verlander, Detroit Tigers
VOTING RESULTS1) Justin Verlander, Tigers (45 points, nine first place votes)2) CC Sabathia, Yankees (34 points)3) Jered Weaver, Angels (22 points)4) Dan Haren, Angels (16 points)5) CJ Wilson, Rangers (10 points)6) James Shields, Rays (4 points)7) Felix Hernandez, Mariners (2 points)8) David Price, Rays (2 points)
This one wasn't much of a surprise. In addition to being a high level MVP candidate, Justin Verlander was the best pitcher in the American League this year. He won the American League's triple crown in pitching, leading the league in strikeouts, wins and ERA, as well as innings pitched. He won five more games than anyone else in the league (not that I care about wins, but I digress). He threw four complet...
BEST OF MAXIM
What’s his Grade – I give Austin Jackson a “C.” This is probably higher then most people might have thought but buried in Jackson’s low batting average were some optimistic signs. Yes, he only hit .249 (I wonder who could have predicted that) but he turned some of those doubles into home runs a little [...]
Tigers outfielder Austin Jackson did not win a Gold Glove Award this year, but he won a more relevant award. He was voted the top center fielder on the Fielding Bible All Defensive Team for 2011. The Fielding Bible awards are selected by a diverse group including statisticians, Baseball Info Solutions Video Scouts who study every game, sports writers, former MLB outfielder Doug Glanville and
DETROIT -- Tigers president Dave Dombrowski didn't make any startling announcements Tuesday in his year-end review with the local media.
That, though, was to be expected. While Dombrowski has done more than his share of rebuilding projects in Detroit, this time he is working with a team that won 95 games, beat the New York Yankees in the first round of the playoffs and came...
No Tigers won a gold glove this year despite the fact that one was very deserving and another you could have made a major argument for. Matt Wieters won at catcher and while I can live with that I do think Alex Avila has a great season behind the plate. WAR doesn’t really spell it [...]
Alright, baseball ended last week but I want to try to keep it alive. If you’re a fan on my Facebook page, you’ve probably seen the trivia questions I’ve been posting. Well, now it’s time to get serious. Beginning Monday, November 7, I’m going to kick off an off-season long trivia contest that will include [...]
Magglio Ordonez and Carlos Guillen were crucial cogs in the Tigers' resuscitation from 119 losses in 2003 to the World Series three years later, and they were All-Stars after that. With age and injuries creeping up, however, they appear to be former Tigers.
Two Tigers could be announced as American League Gold Glove winners tonight -- Alex Avila at catcher and Austin Jackson in centerfield. But the Tigers' Jhonny Peralta won't win the Gold Glove at shortstop despite making only seven errors.
In one vote announced Tuesday, Austin Jackson of the Tigers was selected as this season's best defensive centerfielder in the major leagues. The Fielding Bible put him on its 2011 all-defensive team. In another vote Tuesday, Jackson wasn't selected as the best defensive centerfielder in the American League.
Detroit Tigers general manager Dave Dombrowski says it is highly unlikely free agents Magglio Ordonez and Carlos Guillen will be back next season.
Tonight (11/2/11), the Silver Sluggers will be announced at 7 PM EST. Yesterday, I announced who my picks should be for the National League – now onto the Junior Circuit.
Catcher: Alex Avila (Detroit Tigers)
Stat Line: .295/.389/.506 (143 OPS+), 33 2B, 19 HR, 82 RBI
Alex Avila enjoyed a break-out season for the American League Central champion Tigers. The all-star hit finished...