Social Media Roundup: Antoine Bethea Snowboards on a Sand Dune in Dubai

Each week, with the help of Rouse Social, STACK scours the social accounts of the world's best athletes to bring you their most interesting posts. This week, Detroit Tigers Justin Verlander and David
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Justin Verlander, David Price dress up for golf outing

Tigers pitchers Justin Verlander, David Price and Tim Melville decided to take advantage of the nice Florida weather on Thursday by hitting the links. The threesome decided to wear special outfits for the occasion. While it may have been a bold move for Price to go no sleeves, it may have given him an advantage on the course.
Via Fox Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

You Can’t Miss Justin Verlander and David Price at the Golf Course

This embed is invalid" />   The Tigers may currently be locked into a spring training affair with the Atlanta Braves, but that isn’t stopping Justin Verlander and David Price from doing their thing at the golf course. As you can see above, there will be no David Wright situation here, as the two veterans will be bringing along pitching prospect Tim Melville...
Via Busted Coverage
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers, Ndamukong Suh, and more with Boney – WFNY Podcast – 2015-03-02

I ran down Boney again this year to talk Detroit Tigers and the A.L. Central, but we ended up talking about lots of other things too.   Detroit Tigers and the A.L. Central Are the Tigers finally done with age? Liking Cespedes as a player International amateur free agents Collective bargaining and keeping labor peace in pro sports Baseball is due for a fight but the NBA might just...
Via Waiting For Next Year
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Verlander may not be faster, but he's stronger -- and feels good as ever

  Velocity, everyone talks about Justin Verlander’s declining velocity. It’s true that the speed of Verlander’s average fastball has steadily declined, from 95.5 mph in 2010 to 93.1 in ’14, according to Fangraphs.com. But when the Tigers signed Verlander to a seven-year, $180 million contract before the 2013 season, they were buying the pitcher, not the pitcher’s velocity...
Via Fox Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Notes: McCann says Verlander pitching like 'completely different guy'

LAKELAND, Fla. -- Justin Verlander has not pitched in a game yet, but the early reviews have all been positive. Tigers catcher James McCann, who caught Verlander Thursday, is the latest. "He looked really good," McCann said. "Very live arm, ball was coming out really good, all four of his pitches." McCann does have a frame of reference for comparison's sake. Last year he caught...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Notes: McCann says Verlander pitching like 'completely different guy'

LAKELAND, Fla. -- Justin Verlander has not pitched in a game yet, but the early reviews have all been positive. Tigers catcher James McCann, who caught Verlander Thursday, is the latest. "He looked really good," McCann said. "Very live arm, ball was coming out really good, all four of his pitches." McCann does have a frame of reference for comparison's sake. Last year he caught...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
8 days ago  |  Discuss

The Detroit Tigers vs. The American League Central: Part 4 – The Big Picture

How do the Detroit Tigers stack up against the American League Central Division? We’ve ranked all the starters from each of the five members of the division and will show you how they ranked. Using a modified version of the WAR statistic (Wins Above Replacement), the players and ultimately the teams will be ranked. Here is the big picture about how this all fits together. Method...
Via The Majors Detroit
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Kate Upton and Justin Verlander Had A Real Cute Moment at the Ball Game

We’re not sure if this really cute footage of Kate Upton is from Lakeland, Florida, which is where the Detroit Tigers are currently in the midst of some Spring Training. We just know that Kate Upton has been there the whole time–meaning the bleachers, where boyfriend Justin Verlander decides to toss Kate a baseball in a really sweet moment that’s right up there with that time...
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Charting the Rest of Justin Verlander’s Career

Let’s be honest. Justin Verlander was awful last year. His ace title has been removed across baseball, and I don’t think there is anyone in Detroit who thinks he’s the best pitcher on the staff right now. He definitely wasn’t worth $20M last year, and we certainly don’t want Verlander’s contract to anchor a ship full of bad contracts sailing for Philly status (spoiler...
Via Tigers Weblog
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Verlander celebrates birthday in Lakeland, ignores Tigers' critics

LAKELAND, Fla. -- When Justin Verlander arrived at Joker Marchant Stadium Friday morning, there was a Happy Birthday balloon waiting for him. Verlander, who turned 32, didn't mind that the first official day of workouts for pitchers and catchers was on his birthday. "What a great birthday present," Verlander said. "I'm excited. I woke up early today and couldn't get back to sleep...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Looking for Justin Verlander’s Curveball

Maybe it was all a setup for the headline, but in Anthony Fenech’s piece about Justin Verlander and his effort to return to glory — titled “Tigers’ Verlander ‘way ahead of the curve’ early this spring” — the pitcher points to the current state of his curveball as a sign of early success. “I’ve seen […]
Via Fangraphs
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Kate Upton Guides Justin Verlander Through His Photoshoot

Florida is the home of Tigers Spring Training, so it makes sense that Justin Verlander and his girl Kate Upton have been vacationing in the state over the past couple of weeks. Fresh off hitting up the safari at Disney World, JV and Kate spent Valentine’s weekend in South Beach. There, Justin decided to take a page out of Kate’s playbook and take part in his own photoshoot...
Via Busted Coverage
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Will the Tigers Become the New Phillies?

Recently, I was reading Jonah Keri’s article on Baseball’s Worst Contracts. After describing the ins-and-outs of the Justin Verlander contract, he mentioned how the Detroit Tigers are becoming the new Philadelphia Phillies. At first, it was hard to believe. Just mentioning the Tigers and the Phillies in the same sentence is a rarity due to their opposite track records these...
Via Batting Leadoff
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers’ Ace Verlander Ready to Go

The last American League pitcher to capture a Most Valuable Player Award is already back at work. Justin Verlander, the Detroit Tigers’ one-time untouchable ace, has already been working out for spring training. Early reports are that Verlander has been throwing for a few weeks in preparation for 2015. The right-handed Verlander had his worst statistical season since 2008 last...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Verlander and Upton enjoyed Valentine’s Day 2015 on a balcony (PHOTO)

Justin Verlander and his belle Kate Upton enjoyed Valentine’s Day 2015 on a balcony far far away from Detroit.  How do I know?  It was a balmy 1 degree in Metro Detroit Saturday night – a negative 20 if you consider the wind chill.  Judging by the number Miss Upton is sporting and the extra chest JV is boasting, something tells me they were in Florida. Tigers pitchers and...
Via It's Always Sunny in Detroit
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Justin Verlander says he has put on 20 pounds of muscle

Justin Verlander had a down year in 2014, and that may have had a lot to do with a core injury that prevented him from working out intensely during the offseason. This winter, the Detroit Tigers pitcher has been making up for lost time. According to Chris McCosky of The Detroit News, Verlander has already...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Justin Verlander Hates it When People Don’t Return Their Shopping Carts

  Finally, I have something in common with Justin Verlander! I can’t throw low-90s and don’t have a supermodel girlfriend (yet), but we both sure as hell hate entitled folks who don’t return their shopping carts. Verlander encountered a dreaded middle-of-the-lot cart today while parking his sweet Range Rover, and you better believe he wasn’t feeling that mess. He took...
Via Busted Coverage
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Victor Martinez will undergo surgery after suffering torn meniscus

The Detroit Tigers announced Thursday that designated hitter Victor Martinez suffered a torn medial meniscus in his left knee and will undergo surgery on Tuesday. Update on V-Mart pic.twitter.com/aDCvwEjMtO — Detroit Tigers (@tigers) February 5, 2015   Martinez, 36, batted .335 with 32 home runs and 103 RBIs in 151 games for the Tigers last season. The 11-year pro finished...
Via Sports-Glory
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Kate Upton and Justin Verlander Taking in a Safari at Disney World

Pitchers and catchers reporting to Spring Training in two weeks can only mean one thing—Kate Upton and Justin Verlander’s magical offseason is soon coming to a close. That’s right folks, no more fake proposals, drunken serenades to Jamie Foxx, or trips to Slovenia for these two. But before Justin goes back to work (further delaying the engagement process), the two decided...
Via Busted Coverage
February 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Player Profile #87: Jacob deGrom | SP | NYM

Kerry Wood Justin Verlander Jose Fernandez Jeremy Hellickson Hideo Nomo Dontrelle Willis What do these pitchers have in common? If you were a starter, is this a list of pitchers you would like to be included on? It probably depends on what the link is. While some of these pitchers are/were awesome and no-doubt-about-it aces when at their best, others (starting with Hellickson down...
Via Baseball Professor
January 30, 2015  |  Discuss

With Scherzer signed, should the Detroit Tigers go after James Shields?

With Max Scherzer now off the free agent market, there have been reports that the Detroit Tigers are looking at another free agent pitcher. This guy has World Series experience, has been a trusted veteran, and is asking for about half or even less than half of what Max Scherzer wanted. This guy’s name is James Shields and he would fit perfect with the Tigers. He is only asking...
Via isportsweb.com
January 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Justin Verlander Trying Out New Careers at TigerFest

  Justin Verlander has taken a break from dishing fake proposals to Kate Upton for this weekend’s upcoming TigerFest. But before the festivities get rolling on Saturday, it looks like Justin is taking advantage of his time in Big D with some career tours. As you can see above, he started the day getting behind the wheel of a big ol’ firetruck.   Before attempting to rediscover...
Via Busted Coverage
January 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers: Verlander needs to lead rotation

The Detroit Tigers made the smart move by not signing pitcher Max Scherzer to a contract worth over $200 million as the Washington Nationals were bold enough to make that offer. This move has saved the Tigers a lot of money to go out and spend on more pieces rather than just paying one guy. With Rick Porcello in Boston, and Scherzer officially out of the picture, that leaves a rotation...
Via isportsweb.com
January 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Justin Verlander takes photo next to large stacks of money

Justin Verlander and the Tigers winter caravan stopped by the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago in Detroit (what?!) Thursday and visited a very large sum of money.  JV Instagram’ed a photo next to all of the cashola in the world. He claims they’re all one hundred dollar bills.  I claim he should offer to defer some of his contract so the Tigers can still add to the payroll this...
Via It's Always Sunny in Detroit
January 22, 2015  |  Discuss
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