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Watching the Detroit Tigers in the 2012 World Series was like looking at a rerun of 2006. Team sweeps rival in American League Championship Series, team sits around a week waiting for the National League to wrap up, team looks pitifully weak while getting beat up in the World Series. The differences were the opponents -- St. Louis in 2006 and San Francisco this year -- and the fact that the ouster was a sweep in 2012 whereas in 2006 it took five games to end the World Series. The same problems that kept the Tigers from matching preseason predictions of awesomeness plagued them once they swept the New York Yankees in the ALCS. The bottom part of the batting order didn't hit beans and the top half wasn't able to offset that deficiency with the same kind of production it sustained during the regular season. The club seriously needs to shore up its corner outfield spots with more athletic players who can drive in runs. It appears Andy Dirks will take one of the spots, bu...
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DETROIT -- Jim Leyland didn't make any promises Sunday night, but he sounds like a man who is planning to keep his job.
Speaking to local writers after his Tigers were swept in the World Series, Leyland acknowledged that he still wants to manage.
"I like to manage, and contrary to what some people think, I think I'm pretty good at it," he said. "A lot of...
DETROIT By the end of the night Detroit Tigers catcher Alex Avila who was originally in the Game 4 lineup but was scratched due to an lingering forearm injury had company in the trainer's room.
In the ninth inning, second baseman Omar Infante was hit on his left hand by Giants reliever Santiago Casilla.
Infante immediately headed toward the dugout, clutching his hand in...
The Detroit Tigers are bringing back manager Jim Leyland.
The team announced Tuesday that Leyland has a contract for next season, and his coaching staff also has been invited to return.
This will be Leyland's 22nd season as a major league manager and his eighth in Detroit. He led the Tigers to the World Series for the second time during his time with the club. Detroit was swept...
DETROIT -- The clubhouse of a team that just lost the World Series is a bittersweet place.
There was despair in the eyes of the Tigers, still reeling from the four-game sweep by the Giants that concluded with a 10th-inning defeat late Sunday night. But there also was an underlying sense of pride for what had been accomplished in bringing the American League pennant home.
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...
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 picked up 2013 contract options on reliever Octavio Dotel and shortstop Jhonny Peralta. Continue reading →
The decision that seemed likely after the Tigers won the pennant was made official on Tuesday, as the organization announced that manager Jim Leyland has received a new one-year deal, and the entire coaching staff will be asked to return. In addition, Toby Harrah has officially been added to the staff as assistant hitting coach.
Miguel Cabrera hit a wild-blown, two-run homer off Matt Cain in the third inning, and the Detroit Tigers took their first lead of the World Series when they moved ahead of the San Francisco Giants 2-1 on Sunday in Game 4 as they tried to avoid elimination.
Cabrera's drive, on an 86 mph breaking ball, sailed over right fielder Hunter Pence who thought he would catch it but ran...
The Detroit Tigers announced yesterday that skipper Jim Leyland will return to the team for his 8th season. Wait? That was a freaking TEAM decision? It’s not uncommon for someone of Leyland’s age to just want to just hang out … Continue reading →
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...
Video: World Series on FOX: Tough loss for Leyland
Tigers manager Jim Leyland was as classy and respectful in defeat as one can be. Though he was extraordinarily disappointed that his team was swept in the World Series by the San Francisco Giants — and nearly in tears during his postgame interview — he praised the Giants.
“I want to first start by congratulating the Giants...
San Francisco closer Sergio Romo strikes out Detroit's Miguel Cabrera, looking, to finish off a Game 4 victory and the 2012 World Series title for the Giants via the sweep.
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Last night, the San Francisco Giants claimed their second World Series title in the last three seasons with a 4-3 win over the Detroit Tigers that completed a four-game sweep. The Giants' triumph also allowed The Raceway in Sonoma to claim victory in their World Series wager with the Detroit Grand Prix. Per the rules of the bet, Detroit GP chairman Bud Denker must send Sonoma...
DETROIT (AP) -- Marco Scutaro singled home the tiebreaking run in the 10th inning, and the San Francisco Giants beat the Detroit Tigers 4-3 on Sunday night to complete a four-game sweep and win their second World Series title in three years.
Ryan Theriot, who went hitless for St. Louis in Game 7 of last year's Series, singled softly into right field off Phil Coke opening the...