Posted October 30, 2011 on
Rob Brantly of the Detroit Tigers joins FOX Sports/Scout.com Field Reporter Inna Lazarev to discuss his experience at the Arizona Fall League, what he's working on, and more.
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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 [...]
Detroit Tigers prospect Casey Crosby joins FOX Sports/Scout.com Field Reporter Inna Lazarev to discuss the details of his Arizona Fall League experience.
This week I plan on doing a review of each of the Tigers. I’m going to take a little bit of a different approach so be sure to give me some feedback on what you like and don’t like. First up will be Austin Jackson. Look for him tomorrow or Tuesday. Also, I’m doing some [...]
Players outrighted off 40-man rosters today:
The Tigers outrighted catcher Omir Santos and lefty Brad Thomas, tweets MLB.com's Jason Beck. Thomas would have been arbitration eligible, but it was clear he wouldn't make it to the point of being tendered a contract after missing much of the season with an elbow injury.
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.
Miguel Cabrera is nominated for best everyday player, Justin Verlander for starting pitcher, Joaquin Benoit for setup man and Jose Valverde for closer in the 2011 GIBBY Awards. Fans can vote until Dec. 4.
The cell phone rang, and Jim Leyland interrupted his pregame session with the media in the visiting manager's office in Oakland the morning after the Tigers clinched the American League Central Division. He had to take this call. It was Tony La Russa offering congratulations.
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...
Tigers in contention are catcher Alex Avila and centerfielder Austin Jackson.
Jim Leyland was asked Monday to put in perspective the managerial career of his friend Tony La Russa, who retired Monday after leading St. Louis to the World Series title last week. He replied without hesitation.