Found March 31, 2013 on
The Victory Formation:
The New York Yankees are a buncha geriatric patients, the Los Angeles Angels lineup is stacked, and the San Francisco Giants have won two of the last three Wolrd Series. Justin Verlander and Felix Hernandez are the richest pitchers in the history of baseball and are sure to not live up to them, while Buster Posey has assured himself a spot as the Giants first basemen in 2016. The Houston Astros payroll make less money than an injured Alex Rodriguez, and now they get to be the whipping boy of the AL West. The Oakland A’s are trying to recreate the Moneyball days with a group of guys who would fit easily into a culture across the Bay Bridge. This is FINALLY the year the Royals matter, and the sorry Cubs are just that. Baseball is finally here, and these are just some of the narratives as the season begins. Will they all hold up? Of course they will! At least, the media will make every single attempt to make sure they do. But if you aren’t quite in the mood or ready for baseball to begin, we bust out our favorite baseball songs to get it going: Yeah, this [...]
BEST OF MAXIM
After an offseason that turned out to be more than Detroit Tigers fans bargained for, Opening Day is finally upon us. 162 games are staring us all straight in the face. These games will be filled with heroics, disappointment, injury, questionable umpiring, and all that comes with a great baseball season.
But here on Day 1, this is what you need to know:
Justin Verlander's five shutout innings at frosty Target Field held up for Detroit, and the defending American League champion Tigers beat the Minnesota Twins 4-2 on Monday.
With the gametime temperature at 35 degrees and the wind blowing at 17 mph, fans had to bundle up. But Opening Day is always a draw, as evidenced by the announced crowd of 38,282, a sellout by Twins guidelines...
The Detroit Tigers and pitcher Justin Verlander have agreed to a seven-year $180 million deal. The vesting option for an eight year could bring the total to $220 million according to the Detroit Free Press.
Verlander had two years and $40 million remaining on his current deal.
“Justin is one of the premier pitchers in baseball, and we are thrilled to keep him in a Tigers uniform...
Justin Verlander will be a part of the Detroit Tigers’ pitching staff through at least the 2019 season. That much is certain after Verlander signed a five-year extension, with an option for a sixth season, that could keep Verlander in the Motor City through 2020.
The deal reportedly is worth $140 million over those five extra years; the vesting-option year carries an additional...
Just announced, Justin Verlander has signed a 5 year and 180 million dollar extension with the Detroit Tigers, keeping him in a Detroit uniform until at least 2019. The deal includes a vesting option for 202o which could make the deal worth up to 202 million. The conditions of the vesting option are yet to be announced. This makes Verlander the highest paid pitcher in baseball history...
It was a good Friday, indeed.
Justin Verlander signed a contract extension through 2019 that could vest to include 2020. It will allow him to buy another Aston Martin or two or 20, a small island, his own golf course or a mansion for every member of his family.
Verlander has the richest contract ever given a pitcher and will collect either 180 million or 202 million by the time...
Felix Hernandez finally presented former Mariners catcher John
Jaso with the perfect gift: a shiny Rolex for catching King Felix's
perfecto last August against the Rays.
The Tigers and Giants each made a significant investment on Friday. Each deal was monumental, and each was necessary.
The Tigers signed Justin Verlander to a five-year contract extension that will take him through the 2019 season. The right-hander reportedly will earn $180 million over the next seven seasons, and a $22 million vesting option for the 2020 season could bring the total...
Detroit Tigers ace starting pitcher Justin Verlander signed a five-year extension on Friday that could be worth up to $202 million through 2020.
Verlander’s five year deal is worth $140 million which will keep him in Detroit through 2019. The contract also includes a one-year vesting agreement for 2020 that is worth $22 million.
Combined with the 40 million Verlander is still owed...
For, lo, the winter is past,
The rain is over and gone;
The flowers appear on the earth;
The time of the singing of birds is come,
And the voice of the turtle is heard in our land.
Once the turtle has had his say he is likely to duck back into his shell, and wait out the cold Minnesota winds there. But winter weather or not, it is still Opening Day, which should warm the hearts...
We are just one day removed from the commencement of the 2013 Major League Baseball season opener, and with it there’s a lot of questions to be answered.
Some big movements have already transpired just days before the first pitch is due to be thrown out–the mammoth contracts given to Verlander and Buster Posey, Baseball’s move to sue the Miami biogenesis clinic which...
Batter up? More like bundle up.
The Detroit Tigers open the season on Monday in frosty Minnesota, where forecasts call for temperature in the low 30s at game time at outdoor Target Field. The wind chill is expected to be around 20 degrees. So the Tigers will need all the heat they can get from Justin Verlander's 100 mph fastballs.
''It's going to be cold but I&...
Opening day across baseball will feature star pitchers Stephen Strasburg and Justin Verlander trying to get off to great starts, old rivalries at Yankee Stadium and Dodger Stadium and the beginning of a quirky interleague schedule.
A dozen games are set for Monday. No snow is in the forecast for any ballpark on April Fools' Day, but freezing temperatures are expected at Target...
How many strikeouts will Stephen Strasburg record in the Washington Nationals opener vs. the Miami Marlins?
Will he K more than the newest, richest pitcher in the world -- Justin Verlander? The Tigers ace, who takes the hill 4:10 p.m. ET in Minnesota to face the Twins later today, agreed to a $180 million, seven year contract on Friday .
Strasburg and the Nats host the Marlins...
My wife is in the final stages of pregnancy right now and she is sore, tired and uncomfortable. At the same time there is an air of excitement at the new life that is coming into the world.
Strengths and weaknesses of the 2013 Mariners starting rotation
NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Danny Ferguson acquaints us with the pitchers in the 2013 Mariners...