15-Team NFBC Sloooooow (6 O’s) Draft Recap

This draft was so slow that I lost half my starting rotation before the draft ended. This draft was so slow that when it started Minnie Minoso was still alive. This draft was so slow when it started Tupac was still dead. I didn't enjoy my time last year in the 15-team NFBC slow draft. I drafted Mark Trumbo, Prince Fielder, Cliff Lee, Anibal Sanchez and Patrick Corbin and my only...
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Cubs Left With Nothing but Bad Options for E-Jax

Problems with finding a stadium that he spent his first spring with the Cubs working at aside, Edwin Jackson‘s time with the Cubs has been a colossal disappointment.  After signing a 4 year, $52M deal, Jackson was supposed to be a player who improved with the stability of a long-term contract.  Instead, the consolation prize to missing on Anibal Sanchez hasn’t offered much...
Via World Series Dreaming
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Anibal Sanchez dominates as Tigers and Nats play to scoreless tie

VIERA, Fla. (AP) -- Detroit's Anibal Sanchez got back to what makes him successful, Washington's Gio Gonzalez was just happy offseason work to strengthen his left shoulder appears to have helped. Each allowed just two hits Thursday in a 0-0, 10-inning tie. Sanchez, who gave up four runs in his previous outing, against Philadelphia, struck out six and walked none in five innings....
Via AP on Fox
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Pitchers dominate as Nats, Tigers play 0-0, 10-inning tie

VIERA, Fla. (AP) The Detroit Tigers' Anibal Sanchez and the Washington Nationals' Gio Gonzalez and eached pitched two-hit ball in a 0-0, 10-inning tie. Sanchez, who gave up four runs in his previous outing against Philadelphia, struck out six and walked none in five innings. Gonzalez struck out five and walked one in four innings. J.D. Martinez and James McCann had two hits each...
Via AP on Fox
8 days ago  |  Discuss

2015 Fantasy Baseball Draft Guide: Starting Pitchers You Almost Have to Draft

View image | I love FIP. Or at least I did until xFIP came along and improved the predictive power of defense-independent pitching statistics (DIPS). Because home run rates generally fluctuate from year to year, xFIP applies a league average home run rate to all pitchers, which makes xFIP better able to tell us what will happen in the future than FIP can. Admittedly...
Via The Fantasy Fix
10 days ago  |  Discuss

How Good is the Tigers Rotation Heading Into the 2015 Season?

View image | With the start of the MLB regular season right around the corner, TopSportsReport thought it was time to ramp up our baseball coverage.  In order to jump start our coverage, we decided it would be smart for us to have an article where we could share some opinions about each team.  In order to do so, we decided to put out a power rankings article...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Sanchez struggles in Tigers' loss to Phillies

LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) -- Anibal Sanchez was roughed up for the second time this spring, allowing two home runs to Brian Bogusevic as the split-squad Detroit Tigers lost to the Philadelphia Phillies 5-4 Saturday. Sanchez gave up four runs on four hits and a walk in four innings. He was 8-5 with a 3.43 ERA last year. Struggling Tigers reliever Joe Nathan pitched a scoreless inning. Phillies...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Sanchez roughed up, Bogusevic 2 HRs as Phillies top Tigers

LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) Anibal Sanchez was roughed up for the second time this spring, allowing two home runs to Brian Bogusevic as the split-squad Detroit Tigers lost to the Philadelphia Phillies 5-4 Saturday. Sanchez gave up four runs on four hits and a walk in four innings. He was 8-5 with a 3.43 ERA last year. Struggling Tigers reliever Joe Nathan pitched a scoreless inning. Phillies...
Via AP on Fox
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Sanchez shaky for Tigers in win over Blue Jays

LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) Anibal Sanchez was shaky in his second start of the spring, giving up a home run to Jose Bautista as the Detroit Tigers beat a Toronto Blue Jays split squad 6-4 on Monday. Sanchez gave up two runs on four hits and a walk in 2 1-3 innings. He was went 8-5 with a 3.43 ERA in 22 starts for the Tigers last season. Blue Jays starter Daniel Norris allowed three earned...
Via AP on Fox
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Spring Glimpse: Anibal Sanchez pitches pair of scoreless innings in debut

Jesse Johnson-USA TODAY Sports   SARASOTA, Fla. — Anibal Sanchez took the mound for the Detroit Tigers today at Ed Smith Stadium, where he started against the Baltimore Orioles in their spring training home opener. Sanchez was removed after two scoreless innings, and looked sharp throughout them both. He finished the afternoon after only allowing a single hit, and striking out...
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23 days ago  |  Discuss

How Did They Get Here:? The Miami Marlins

Last week I looked at the Atlanta Braves and tracked their progression as a franchise within the last 5 years. This week, I will continue my analysis of the National League East by looking at the team that finished 8 games under .500 and 4th in the division last year, but seems to be on the rise: the Miami Marlins. In 2010, the Marlins finished the season 80-82. Over the next three...
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

Theo Epstein’s $50 Million Dollar Mistake Could Haunt Chicago

The biggest misstep of the Theo Epstein era in Chicago was giving pitcher Edwin Jackson a four-year, $52 million contract. The signing came after the failed pursuit that sent starter Anibal Sanchez back to Detroit. At the time of the signing, Jackson was a relatively young free agent at just 28-years-old and coming off two of his best seasons as a pro with the Washington Nationals...
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February 17, 2015  |  Discuss

How Detroit Tigers Fans Will Remember Max Scherzer

Now that Max Scherzer has officially signed with the Washington Nationals and all the dust has settled, how will his time in Detroit be remembered by Tigers fans? 1. The Guy Edwin Jackson was Traded for. Scherzer was a involved in the trade that sent Curtis Granderson to New York and brought Scherzer, Austin Jackson, Phil Coke and Daniel Schlereth to Detroit. Scherzer was acquired...
January 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Healthy Anibal Sanchez could be Detroit Tigers ace

Anibal Sanchez was acquired by the Detroit Tigers from the Miami Marlins just before the 2012 trade deadline. The Tigers were so impressed with his pitching abilities that they inked him to a 5-year $80 million deal following the 2012 season. If Sanchez can remain healthy for the 2015 season he could be the ace of arguably the best pitching staff in baseball. Sanchez has taken a...
January 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers: Still World Series favorites

Don’t let the headline make you roll your eyes. The Detroit Tigers are getting hot at the right moment, which is one of the reasons why they are once again showing why they’re the favorite to win the World Series. As of yesterday, the Tigers have officially claimed a playoff spot in the Wild Card game, which I don’t considered a playoff spot because the playoffs involves at...
September 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Tigers Injury Update: Anibal Sanchez activated, will pitch in relief

The Detroit Tigers defeated the Chicago White Sox on Tuesday by the score of 4-3. The win improved the Tigers to 87-70, a game ahead of the Kansas City Royals in the American League Central. With five games left in the regular season and the playoffs around the corner, the Tigers got some good news on the injury front. Pitcher Anibal Sanchez has been activated and will pitch out...
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September 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Notes: Sanchez excited to be back; rotation stays same rest of way

DETROIT -- It's probably going to be a bit strange for Anibal Sanchez to pitch in relief, but he's ready for it. Sanchez, who has been on the disabled list with a right pectoralis strain since Aug. 9, was officially activated Tuesday and will pitch out of the bullpen. "I think I have to make adjustments," Sanchez said. "I just try to see how it was (Monday) in the bullpen, just see...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
September 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Sanchez will be activated Tuesday, finish season as reliever

DETROIT -- Anibal Sanchez will begin his career as a relief pitcher this week, and he won't be getting much time to adjust to the new role. Brad Ausmus said before Monday's game that Sanchez will be activated on Tuesday and will pitch out of the bullpen for the rest of the season. With only a week left in the regular season and no chance for rehab outings, Sanchez won't have any...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
September 22, 2014  |  Discuss

The Tigers hope to activate Anibal Sanchez Wednesday or Thursday

The Tigers could get a boost in their push for the AL Central this coming week as it’s being reported P Anibal Sanchez could be activated off the DL either Wednesday or Thursday. This comes after Sanchez threw around 50 pitches in a 3-inning simulated game Sunday. Sanchez was originally put on the DL back on August 9th with a strained right chest muscle. Currently employing an...
Via The Majors Detroit
September 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers: Could Sanchez be secret weapon?

The Detroit Tigers find themselves back in first place and with the opportunity to build their lead as they play their final series against the Kansas City Royals who are right on their tail. The Tigers have been able to battle their way back into first place with pitcher Anibal Sanchez on the DL since early August with a pectoral strain. With Sanchez set to return just before the...
September 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Notes: Sanchez, Verlander feeling good; MVP talk

DETROIT -- So far, so good for Anibal Sanchez. Sanchez, on the 15-day disabled list since Aug. 9 with a right pectoralis major strain, threw at 120 feet before Saturday's game. Sanchez gave the thumbs-up when asked how his long toss session went. Tigers manager Brad Ausmus said Sanchez would repeat that Sunday. "If he feels fine over the course of those two throwing sessions, we...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
September 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Notes: Sanchez plays catch; Soria 'getting close'

DETROIT -- Tigers manager Brad Ausmus reiterated that he has not ruled starter Anibal Sanchez out for the rest of the regular season.   Sanchez, who has been on the disabled list since Aug. 9 with a right pectoralis major strain, played catch for the first time Sunday evening. "It was a light catch," Tigers head athletic trainer Kevin Rand said. "He threw 30 balls at 45 feet, no...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
September 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Anibal Sanchez pectoral strain confirmed by Dr. James Andrews

Detroit Tigers Anibal Sanchez has a right pectoral strain, Dr. James Andrews confirmed on Wednesday. Tigers manager Brad Ausmus hopes to have Anibal back before the end of the season. “It depends how fast I heal,” Sanchez said. “It’s nothing like they’re going to say, ‘All right, you’re going to wait for two weeks or one week.’ It’s nothing like that. It’s how...
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August 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Sanchez visits Dr. Andrews Wednesday

DETROIT -- The Tigers remain in wait-and-see mode with Anibal Sanchez. Sanchez, who suffered a setback in his recovery from a right pectoralis strain while throwing Monday, visited Dr. James Andrews Wednesday. "Dr. Andrews just confirmed what the diagnosis was here," Tigers manager Brad Ausmus said. "He's prescribed a treatment option and still hopeful that he can be back before...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
August 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Down in Motown: Tigers' Sanchez could be done for season

Tigers SP Anibal Sanchez, who has been out since August 9 due to a strained pectoral muscle, had a setback during a Monday throwing session. The Detroit Free Press reports that Sanchez will throw again when he's pain free, while the team's website says there's "no timetable" for Sanchez's return. Manager Brad Ausmus said, "By no means is he being written off," but added, "We still...
Via Fox Sports
August 27, 2014  |  Discuss
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