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The Detroit Tigers are set to sever ties with former Minnesota Twins outfielder Delmon Young, according to the Detroit Free Press.Tigers president and general manager Dave Dombrowski met with the media and said his club doesn't plan to bring back Young, this year's American League Championship Series MVP. With Victor Martinez expected to be Detroit's designated hitter next season after recovering from a knee injury, Dombrowski doesn't envision a role for Young in 2013. "We look at him primarily as a DH at this time," Dombrowski told the Free Press. "Victor is sliding into that. ... And so there's really not a spot for Delmon Young at this time." This season in Detroit, Young, 27, hit .267 with 18 home runs, 74 RBI and 112 strikeouts in 151 games. "I'd like to see how the process plays out," Young recently told mlive.com. "It's my first year on the free agency market, so I'm just going to see how it goes." The Twins traded Young to Detroit in August 2011. He had hit .266 in 84 games with the Twins earlier that season. But he enjoyed success with Minnesota in 2010, hitting .298 with 21 home runs and 112 RBI in 153 games and finishing 10th in AL MVP voting.
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As the disappointment of the Detroit Tigers conclusion to the 2012 season sets in, it’s time to shift focus to next year. GM Dave Dombrowski has already made several major announcements. Among them:
Jim Leyland and his entire coaching staff (including co-hitting coaches Toby Harrah and Lloyd McClendon) will all be back.
Jhonny Peralta’s $6M option for 2013 has been picked up...
The Tigers announced Tuesday that they have exercised the contract options on shortstop Jhonny Peralta and right handed relief pitcher Octavio Dotel.
In 57 games for the Tigers this season Dotel was 5-3 with a 3.57 ERA. He also limited opponents to a .230 batting average and didn’t allow a run in five innings of work during the playoffs.
Meanwhile Peralta who saw his number sdrop...
The Detroit Tigers have been one of the highest spending team in terms of payroll over the last few years. They have spent north of 100 million dollars in each of the past five seasons. The Tigers payroll has been as low as 106 million in 2011, and right around 140 million for 2012 when we factor in the half year earning of Anibal Sanchez and Omar Infante. With a lot of the...
Dave Dombrowski said Tuesday that the Detroit Tigers will hunt for corner outfielders this offseason. Which players might be on their short list? Continue reading →
DETROIT Bringing Jim Leyland back for another season was the right thing to do.
Not every Detroit Tigers fan will agree with that, but it's hard to argue with the results.
Consider this: In 2005, the season before Leyland arrived, the Tigers were 71-91 and finished fourth in the Central Division. And nobody needs to be reminded of the 119-loss season in 2003.
The Detroit Tigers may have come up short again in the 2012 World Series against the San Francisco Giants, but they are not looking for a scapegoat to assume the blame for the disappointing four game sweep. If they are, it is not manager Jim Leyland, who it was just announced would return to the Tigers for the 2013 MLB season.
Next year will be Leyland’s eighth season managing...
If you’re still in disbelief and infuriated about the World Series — I’m right there with you. But, let’s not get too hung up on the loss in the World Series and overlook some very memorable moments the Detroit Tigers brought their fans throughout a successful 2012 campaign.
Lets reminisce and take a look back on the top 10 moments of the 2012 season:
10. The rise of...
Love him or hate him, Jim Leyland will be the manager of the Detroit Tigers in 2013.
CBS Sports’ Danny Knobler writes, that the Tigers have announced that manager Jim Leyland and the entire coaching staff will return for the 2013 season. This will also include Toby Harrah who will serve as a second hitting coach in addition to Lloyd McClendon.
Yesterday, there was uncertainty whether the Tigers manager, Jim Leyland, would be back with the team for another season, but today, Brian Britten, the Tigers' Director of Media Relations, confirmed that the Tigers have extended Leyland through 2013.
The 67-year old manager has been in front of the Tigers for seven years. During that span, the team has a 607-528 record and two...
The Detroit Tigers picked up 2013 contract options on reliever Octavio Dotel and shortstop Jhonny Peralta. Continue reading →
What went wrong in the World Series for the Detroit Tigers? We start this week's podcast on Blog Talk Radio by trying to figure out just that.
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The Detroit Tigers took the crown for the second season in a row and they advanced one step further in 2012 than they did in 2011. Unfortunately, that is not enough for an owner that is approaching his 90s. They made the decision to bring Jim Leyland back, but that is only the beginning in a division that could become more competitive in 2013. The White Sox came close last season...