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LAKELAND, Fla. Victor Martinez tore up his left knee while doing agility drills last winter, had micro-fracture surgery to repair the damage, and tried unsuccessfully to rush back in time for the Tigers pennant chase.
Then he also was unsuccessful in attempting to watch his team on television during a World Series he could not play in. And it was for reasons beyond the sweep by the Giants.
I watched a little bit here and a little bit there, Martinez said after Thursdays workout at TigerTown.
He paused, looked down and then looked me in the eye, saying, That part really killed me. Its what I work for. Hopefully, God will give me another chance with the Tigers this year to make something happen in the World Series.
Every game, you just want to be there, playing. It was the worst year of my career, but it was the best year of my life. I was able to go to bed with my kids and wake up with my kids every day. I really enjoyed that.
Martinez and his wife, Margret, have two children. ...
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Young Drew Smyly is once again trying to win the fifth starter job. (Flickr, hueytaxi)
The first signs of spring subtly popped up this week, as Detroit Tigers’ pitchers and catchers began reporting to Lakeland, Florida. Soon, the rest of the team will follow and spring training will finally begin, unlocking the initial baby steps on a season rife with high hardball expectations...
LAKELAND, Fla. -- If Miguel Cabrera is feeling any pressure about having to repeat as the American Leagues MVP and Triple Crown winner, he isnt showing it.
Cabrera exchanged handshakes and even some hugs with reporters before inviting them to his locker for conversation Friday morning.
Cabrera seems to get more comfortable with the media with each passing year, and hes having...
LAKELAND, Fla. When you follow a trip to the World Series in 2012 by adding Torii Hunter and getting Victor Martinez back for 2013, you remain the team to beat.
Those expectations were something Tigers manager Jim Leyland felt worthy of addressing Friday, when he met with his players to discuss training camp, rules and a little philosophy.
I love being a target, Leyland told reporters...
Kate Upton was interviewed by FOX 2′s Jason Carr Thursday morning promoting the Sports Illustrated swimsuit edition and naturally was asked about her relationship with Tigers ace Justin Verlander. Specifically, Carr asked Upton about the supposed couple’s New Year’s getaway on the island of St. Thomas.
As you’ll see in the video, Upton went stone-faced and said:
The Detroit Tigers won the American League Central last season by 3 games over the White Sox and despite finishing with the fewest wins of any AL playoff team, the Tigers were able to win the pennant and advance all the way to the World Series before being swept by the Giants.
Coming into the 2013 season the Tigers are once again the team to beat in the AL Central.
Prince Fielder isn’t the smallest baseball player at 5’11″ and 275-pound, and neither is this baseball card that Topps unveiled Tuesday in Lakeland, Florida.The card, which is 90 feet tall by 60 feet wide, would take 82,944 normal sized baseball cards and 83,966 MLB sized baseballs to fill.Let’s hope Fielder isn’t taking the size of this mammoth card as a personal attack.
Rumors about a relationship between Detroit Tigers pitcher Justin Verlander and Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition cover model Kate Upton have swirled since Upton was spotted in a Comerica Park suite last summer.
The two parties have repeatedly denied that they’re together, though, and Upton again toed the line Thursday, during an interview with FOX 2′s Jason Carr.
Here’s what you call a very strong denial. The Kate Upton Justin Verlander thing? Not happening according to the back to back SI swimsuit issue cover girl and hottest woman alive. Watch the clip below after the jump. Maybe the Kate Upton Justin Verland thing is still on? And this is just a vehement denial? Either way it’s a funny clip and you have to give the journalists points...
It seems the Justin Verlander will be keep all that money to himself when he signs his next free agent deal, as news has trickled out that him and the beautiful Kate Upton are no longer seeing one another. Upton made the revelation known to everyone watching a local Detroit new station earlier on Thursday, when she announced that she was single for Valentine’s Day. Poor thing....
That's correct. Prince Fielder is the large body on Topps' 90 feet by 60 feet card.
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