Found July 16, 2013 on The Majors Detroit:
The Tigers’ bullpen has been serviceable as of late with Joaquin Benoit taking over the closers role while Drew Smyly has been murdering left handed hitters while taking on the 7th and 8th innings. The jury is still out on Bruce Rondon and whether or not he’ll eventually come around but despite things being somewhat quiet for the Tigers in terms of the bullpen there’s still an overwhelming feeling that it still needs to be addressed as the non-waiver trade deadline nears. As far as guys who the Tigers could target guys like Jonathan Papelbon and Jesse Crain have been mentioned however  FOX Sports’ Jon Paul Morosi has thrown a new name into the mix and that guy is San Francisco’s Tim Lincecum. Lincecum, who essentially lost his spot in the rotation once the postseason came around actually pitched very well out of the pen allowing just one run in 13 relief innings. And since returning to the Giants rotation this year, the two-time Cy Young Award winner and impending free agent come th...

Prince Fielder real excited over hitting triple

In the top of the 9th Inning, Prince Fielder ripped a ball to left that dropped into right field.  Prince thought the ball would be caught but once it hit, he got on his horse and slid head first into third base.  His expression when he came up was hilarious and Mariano Rivera laughing was the icing on the cake.  Pretty impressive that Prince didn’t swallow his dip while he...

Al Avila remembers the first time he saw Cabrera play

DETROIT -- When Miguel Cabrera was 16 years old, you could already see glimpses of the player he is today. Tigers assistant general manager Al Avila was working for the Florida Marlins back then and he distinctly remembers the first time he saw Cabrera in his native Venezuela. "It was around late August, early September, he was 16 years old," Avila said. "I saw him...

Giants Activate Santiago Casilla, Other News

The San Francisco Giants have activated right-handed reliever Santiago Casilla from the 15-day disabled list as he has finally recovered from surgery that had a cyst removed from his knee. He has not pitched since May 20th for the Giants, but does have a very solid 1.89 earned run average in 19 innings this year. In other news, San Francisco also recalled outfielder Jeff Francoeur...

Prince Fielder legs out a triple then moves a lot of dirt sliding into third at the All-Star Game (VIDEO)

Prince Fielder was all business during Tuesday night’s All-Star Game from Citi Field in New York. During the 9th inning the Tigers first baseman “motored” his way around the bases after his base hit to right field got passed a diving Carlos Gomez. Fielder eventually found his way to third with a head first slide only end up being stranded as his American League counterparts...

Tigers help AL win All-Star game

The Tigers were not only well-represented at the All-Star Game at New York's Citi Field, they represented well in the American League's 3-0 shutout of the National League. First, Tigers starter Max Scherzer, 13-1 so far this season, started for the AL and pitched a perfect first inning. He retired Cincinnati's Brandon Phillips on a flyout, St. Louis' Carlos Beltran...

Max Scherzer signed autographs for military personnel prior to the All Star Game

Max Scherzer started the All Star Game for the American League and promptly retired Brandon Phillips, Carlos Beltran and Joey Votto in order.  However, that was far from the best thing Max did on Tuesday.  Prior to the game, Scherzer signed autographs for dozens of military personnel who were allowed on to the field. As Hardball Talk said, Scherzer stopping to sign autographs was...

Comment on Miguel Cabrera: Best hitter in Baseball by Edward Ferrer

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Miguel Cabrera pokes fun of Dustin Pedroia during pre All-Star Game intros (GIF)

Miguel Cabrera certainly likes to have his fun during games and tonight it came at the expense of Boston second baseman Dustin Pedroia. During the pre All-Star Game introductions at Citi Field, Miguel Cabrera came out of the dugout after being introduced giving high-five’s to his American League teammates. However when the 6’4″ Cabrera came to the 5’8″ Pedroia the reining...

Max Scherzer to start All-Star Game

Max Scherzer's season got even better Monday. Tigers manager Jim Leyland announced that Scherzer, who is 13-1 with a 3.19 ERA, will start Tuesday's All-Star Game. "Thirteen-and one Max Scherzer, I don't think I need to explain it any more than that," Leyland told the assembled media in New York. After his start Saturday against the Texas Rangers, his first...

Sergio Romo, Brian McCann, and others added as replacements to All-Star roster

When the named All-Stars, whether they be voted by fans or players or managers, cannot play in the game, replacements are then chosen.  Generally, the replacements are filling in because the original players are injured.  Most of the time the injuries are nagging and the player doesn't want to risk further injury.  In some cases, a player on the DL will be named to the team...

Miguel Cabrera trolls Dustin Pedroia in handshake line

Detroit Tigers third baseman Miguel Cabrera was running through the line giving his teammates high fives after being introduced when he pulled off one of the greatest trolls ever.  Everyone knows Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia is small, so Cabrera offered him a low-five.  Needless to say, Pedroia looked pretty upset, while everyone else found it funny; especially...

Miguel Cabrera gives the steal sign to Chris Davis in the All Star Game (GIF)

With a zip-zip score in the fourth inning of the 2013 All Star Game and runners on the corners, Miguel Cabrera figured the American League needed to make something happen. So Cabrera, while leading off third, he gave the steal sign to Orioles first baseman Chris Davis. Was it because he thought Davis could run on Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina? Heck no. Cabrera was obviously hoping...

Daily Fantasy Baseball Analysis July 15: Staying Power

Staying Power OK, so by now everyone knows what Chris Davis and Miguel Cabrera are doing. Davis’s 37 homers before the break are the second-most all time, second only to Barry Bonds’s 39 in 2001 (the year he broke the single-season home run record with 73 dingers in a season). However, when Bonds hit 73 HR, [...]
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