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DETROIT -- Tigers manager Jim Leyland told reporters that the pivotal decision Gene Lamont made in Game 2 of the World Series had nothing to do with Tuesdays announcement that Lamont would move from third-base coach to bench coach.
But there's no denying that Lamont's unsuccessful attempt to score Prince Fielder all the way from first on a Delmon Young double put Lamont on the hot seat with those who pay the clubs coaches and players. And Im not referring to owner Mike Ilitch, but rather the fans.
Lamont, along with hitting coach Lloyd McClendon, were human piatas for Tigers fans last year. Lamonts ill-advised decision to send the lumbering Fielder home with nobody out became a symbol of the frustration that came with getting swept by the underdog Giants.
Now know this: Giants manager Bruce Bochy thought Fielder would score and allowed that it took two perfect throws, from left fielder Gregor Blanco and shortstop Brandon Crawford, to get Fielder. And Tigers on-deck batter...
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Jim Leyland is a pretty popular guy. And it’s not just because he led the Tigers to the American League pennant last season.
Turns out, the Tigers manager was voted as most popular as a senior superlative back in high school. On the heels of his high school’s 50-year reunion, Leyland told reporters at the winter meetings about the distinction.
“I was kind of wondering, when...
Detroit Tigers manager Jim Leyland apparently wants Gene Lamont beside him on the bench next season. Leyland said he's shifting the 65-year-old former manager from third-base to bench coach in a move designed to give him "a great baseball mind who will be there with me," acccording to the Detroit Free Press. Tom Brookens will rotate from first-base coach to third...
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The Tigers signing Torii Hunter to a two-year $26 million contract earlier this offseason was pretty big news. And it seemed to come out of nowhere as Hunter called the Tigers and invited himself into town for a visit.
The Tigers made another move today – one that was a long time coming. They’re moving Gene Lamont from his post in the third base coaching box to the bench...
It happens every off-season, teams get into a frenzied bidding situation for a high profile free agent. Just when we think we know who he is going to sign with- BAM! They strike out of nowhere! The mystery team!!!
You never believe it when they are mentioned in rumors. You scoff and mock the reporter who even suggests their presence. But then, lo and behold, that'...
DETROIT -- So just what did the Tigers do at baseballs winter meetings, which concluded Thursday in Nashville?
General manager Dave Dombrowski, for the third straight year, did nothing of major significance.
Perhaps the groundwork was laid for a trade or free-agent signing later this winter. But the signing of free-agent shortstop Stephen Drew and the trading of shortstop Jhonny...
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MLB: [88-74] AL Central
AAA: [60-84] International League – Toledo
AA: [57-84] Eastern League – Erie
A+: [73-58] Florida State League – Lakeland
A: [72-68] Midwest League – West Michigan
A(ss): [35-40] New York-Penn League — Connecticut...
Triple Crown winner Miguel Cabrera is going to play for Venezuela in the upcoming World Baseball Classic.
Cabrera was among the first 32 players -- 12 major leaguers -- to commit to playing in the tournament that begins March 2 with games hosted by two-time defending champion Japan and Taiwan.
The Mets' David Wright and Minnesota's Joe Mauer will play for the United States...
Its a coincidence really but its appropriate.
In a confluence of cultures, baseballs winter meetings are smack dab in the middle of the Christmas shopping season. Its the time when baseball fans become 5-year-olds.
They develop some uncharacteristic brat. The universal whine becomes Gimme! There's a wish list without much consideration into what Mom and Dad can afford.
The Detroit Tigers, at least as far as Jim Leyland and GM Dave Dombrowski have let on, have not chased Rafael Soriano much yet, if at all. Continue reading →