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It's official: the Tigers have already won the Collin Balester-Ryan Perry trade. On Friday, Balester tweeted this photo of Justin Verlander's game face for the 2012 season.
If the American League wasn't already terrified of Verlander, they will be now.
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When it was announced last week that Victor Martinez suffered a torn ACL during off-season workouts, I advised on Twitter that we not “overreact” to the news. While Martinez was a good player in his first year for the Tigers, his value on the field was likely overstated through having a high average and getting to bat behind Miguel Cabrera. That combination led to 103 RBIs...
Johnny Damon in Detroit Part II?
Could happen, according to a Sunday tweet by FOXSports.com's Jon Paul Morosi:
"Tigers are indeed pursuing Johnny Damon, source says. At this point, he's a stronger possibility than Derrek Lee."
Damon spent last season in Tampa Bay, where he hit .261 with 16 home runs and 73 RBI in 582 at-bats. With the Tigers in 2010, he hit ...
In 2006, pitchers Justin Verlander and Joel Zumaya each had a sensational rookie season and helped take the Tigers to the World Series. Five years later, their paths had diverged to this extent: Verlander threw a major league-high 4,306 pitches in 2011, and Zumaya didn't throw any.
In reviewing the history of the Detroit Tigers, I often think about
the best seasons to be a Tigers fan. So, I am writing a series of
posts listing the top 20 seasons in Tigers history. There is no
specific formula for determining the best seasons, but there are some
criteria which I consider carefully. Playoff appearances, especially
those leading to world...
We continue our trip through the divisions into the AL Central. The Tigers rode the wave of Jose Valverde’s perfect season to the ALCS, but were the Tigers the best bullpen in the American League? We will answer those questions and more, but before we do we will introduce you to some new terms if this is the first such article you are catching.
Games= The number of...
Victor Martinez's status after he tore his ACL, which players could make noise as minor league invites to big league camp, and a couple wrap up points on the Hall of Fame balloting.
According to Danny Knobler of CBS Sports, Roy Oswalt may land in Boston. Detroit wanted his services, and even had Justin Verlander call him. Oswalt was not interested in Detroit.
With the Tigers' Victor Martinez expected to need surgery that would sideline him for the 2012 season, the possible names to replace him are piling up.
Max Scherzer asked the questions as they were handed to him in a trivia contest Friday. Mostly, the event required the power pitcher to lob softballs. But then he broke off a Dick Enberg curve.