Found March 23, 2012 on Reading Between The Seams:
The 2011 Indians started with a bang and ended in silence. The Tribe looked to be taking the American League Central by the throat in the early going months. Then came the charge by the Detroit Tigers. In what most thought would be a race to the end, the Indians withered away and the Tigers

Tigers 3B Cabrera could be ready for Opening Day

Detroit Tigers third baseman Miguel Cabrera could be in the lineup for Opening Day if he gets medical clearance from team doctor's next Tuesday.Cabrera has a small fracture in the bone under his right eye and needed eight stitches after getting hit by a hard grounder in a spring training game earlier this month. He was bloodied when a ball hit by Philadelphia Phillies outfielder...

Go to Your Corners and Keep Your Gloves Up

Cabrera, assisted by BInge In this corner wearing the colors of the Detroit Tigers….standing 5’11″ and weighing 275+ pounds, I give to you Prince Fielder “of Dreams”!  And in the opposite corner also wearing the Detroit Tigers colors….standing 6’4″ and weighing 240+ pounds, I present Miguel “Hands of Stone” Cabrera.  (You may stand and applaud now.)  Combined...

Leyland cautious about Cabrera's return

While Miguel Cabrera says he is ready to rejoin the Tigers' lineup, Detroit wants to go slowly and wait for doctors to give their OK. The third baseman broke a bone below his right eye Monday when struck by a bad-hop grounder off the bat of Philadelphia's Hunter Pence, an injury that left a bloody gash requiring eight stitches. Says Tigers manager Jim Leyland: ''...

Can Verlander throw 107 mph?

Justin Verlander has had a busy off-season. The Detroit Tigers ace made an appearance on Conan in January, when he divulged his love for Taco Bell. This past month, he was featured in two sizzling ads for MLB 2K12, both starring 2012 Sports Illustrated swimsuit cover model Kate Upton. The most recent one features Verlander pretending to be former ace Randy Johnson, only to be outed...

Fielder, Tigers ready to put on offensive show

On that hopeful afternoon in late January when the Detroit Tigers introduced Prince Fielder at Comerica Park, manager Jim Leyland rattled off a batting order he had already come up with. Miguel Cabrera third, Fielder fourth. Delmon Young looming behind them. Alex Avila and Jhonny Peralta providing additional power. ''That's pretty hard to mess that one up,''...

Brennan Boesch, 2012 Fantasy Sleeper

I usually like to keep private emails private, but when it’s matters of the state or sleepers, all is fair.  The first email was from Hank from Dearborn, Michigan.  Hank writes, “Where’s Brennan Boesch?  I’ve been long time reader of Razzball and I wish to know the answer to this question.  Until I know said answer, I’m farting in your general direction.”  Eddie...

Podcast: NCAA, Spring Stats, Marte/Villarreal

In the latest podcast, the staff discusses some of the Tigers unsigned draft picks and how they've turned out, NCAA baseball and discussed changes by northern teams, the value of spring statistics, the bullpen competition between Brayan Villarreal and Luis Marte, and Daniel Fields.

Tigers 7, Pirates 2

Doug Fister left his start in the fifth inning of the Detroit Tigers' 7-2 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Friday because of soreness in his right middle finger. Fister was scheduled to throw 75 pitches but came out after 4 1-3 innings. The right-hander struck out four. Pirates starter Charlie Morton pitched four scoreless innings, allowing two hits and striking out two...

Tigers fall to Yanks in 10th inning

LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) -- Raul Ibanez hit his first home run with the Yankees, Freddy Garcia pitched into the fifth inning and New York beat the Detroit Tigers 4-2 in 10 innings Saturday. Ibanez had two hits to raise his average to .075. He hit a two-run shot off Tigers starter Max Scherzer in the seventh inning. Garcia, vying for the fifth spot in the Yankees rotation, was making...

It’s F1 Grid Girl Season & Kentucky Fan Turns 350 Dip Cans Into This!

• UK logo, Anthony Davis unibrow via 350 dip cans! • Miguel Cabrera hiding giant cut with sweet sunglasses • Hipster Alert: Baylor’s Art Briles wears skinny jeans • Blind baseball fan doing 30 games in 30 days! BLIND! • 115 Photos: It’s F1 Grid Girl Season! • Dress Puppies: Nicola McLean’s rack on the red carpet • Hot Chick You’re Never Sleeping With: Lindsay...

Spring Training Gameday: Pirates vs. Tigers

Tigers (13-3) at Pirates (7-11) 1:05 PM EST–McKechnie Field, Bradenton Radio: 93.7  Here is the Gameday The Bucs take on the AL Central favorite Detroit Tigers today at McKechnie. Lineups: Charlie Morton is on the mound for the Pirates. Pic via @937Giannotti ©2012 Raise the Jolly Roger. All Rights Reserved..
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