PHOTOS: Upton and Verlander pay a visit to Chicago

Kate Upton and Justin Verlander have been on a little tour this offseason and it continued in Chicago Monday.  The power couple has been living large in Hollywood and have a timeshare in the LAX terminals with their dog Harley. Forgive me for noticing that Verlander is more tan now than when he spends hours upon hours on the mound in the summer.  He must be living on the golf course...
Via It's Always Sunny in Detroit
6 days ago  |  Discuss

QUIZ: Name every AL Cy Young winner since 1991

How many of the last 25 AL Cy Young Award winners can you name?
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Verlander posts hideous nose spray picture on Instagram, funny comments ensue

Justin Verlander does not give any darns with stuff he posts or says on Instagram these days. Monday night was no different when he tossed this photo of himself using Flonase nasal spray on Instagram with the caption: “When in Rome… #LA#snorting #allergiesgotmelike.” Instagram The reaction: a wrinkled nose from me followed by hearty chuckling based on the comments.  “Hey...
Via It's Always Sunny in Detroit
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Justin Verlander Sounds Off on Terror Attack

Not long after news of the terrorist attacks in Paris broke…folks have flooded social media offering their prayers (or in some cases “prey”) Justin Verlander was among the many. The Detroit Tigers pitcher took his thoughts one step further, by literally calling out the guys responsible for the attacks. Yikes. The post Justin Verlander Sounds Off on Terror Attack appeared first...
Via Hall of Very Good
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Kate Upton and Justin Verlander took their dog for a(nother) walk in Los Angeles

Justin Verlander and Kate Upton took their fur baby Harley on a walk in Los Angeles Thursday morning.  You tell me if this has the look of a professional athlete who will have earned over $210 million after 2020 and a world-renowned supermodel?  I’m not saying either way.  That’s why I said you tell me. That’s a darn good looking dog though. Instagram [Instagram]  
Via It's Always Sunny in Detroit
18 days ago  |  Discuss

PHOTO: Verlander, Kid Rock and Wayne Gretzky eat dinner together

Justin Verlander posted a photo to Instagram that may very well end up on his Christmas card.  On Wednesday, he shared a whole meal food with Kid Rock and Wayne Gretzky. It’s anyone’s guess where they were, but JV appeared to be the Los Angeles area in an Instagram photo the day before. But really, nobody cares where they were. What do you think they talked about?  Kate Upton...
Via It's Always Sunny in Detroit
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers: Seven free agent starters to consider

LHP  David Price David Price is a familiar face and would be really nice fit. However, the Detroit Tigers won’t be the only ones considering paying over $200 million dollars for this left-handed flamethrower. If the Detroit Tigers are really serious about being the best baseball team in the land, why don’t they go and get the best starting pitcher available. (Yes, I think...
Via The Majors Detroit
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox, Tigers Could Be Perfect Trade Partners

The General Manager Meetings are well underway in Boca Raton, and this year there appears to be more active discussions on the trade front than ever. The Boston Red Sox have new President of Baseball Operations Dave Dombrowski at the helm, determined to turn things around for the franchise. Dombrowski, served as the General Manager for the Detroit Tigers from 2002 through this past...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
20 days ago  |  Discuss

The Detroit Tigers won’t be very good in 2016

The Detroit Tigers won’t be very good in 2016… as currently constructed. Yes, this is a deceiving headline, but it got you to click on the story, didn’t it. As currently constructed and using the Steamer Projections for the players currently on the 40-man roster the Detroit Tigers should finish in 2016 with an identical record to 2015 (minus the rained out game not made...
Via The Majors Detroit
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Kate Upton, Justin Verlander had splendid time at Breeders' Cup

Juan-Carlos Capelli, of Longines, talks with model and actress Kate Upton in the winner's circle after American Pharaoh won the Breeders' Cup Classic. Diane Bondareff InvisionAmerican Pharoah dazzled in the Breeders' Cup Classic Saturday.After the race, the 3-year-old's connections were presented with the hardware for winning the $5 million race from supermodel Kate Upton.By all...
Via Fox Sports
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Kate Upton and Justin Verlander walked their dog through LAX

Kate Upton, Justin Verlander and their dog Harley (or Carly if you’re in the UK) jaunted through LAX on their way to New York City. So…Upton’s sweater puppies weren’t the only things barking…am I right?! Instagram   Instagram   [Instagram] Verlander wasn’t nearly as cool as Matthew and Kelly Stafford when they were hounded in LAX.
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October 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Tigers: Pitching Coach Jeff Jones to retire

The Detroit Tigers have announced that long time pitching coach Jeff Jones will retire from professional baseball after 38 seasons. The #Tigers announced today that pitching coach Jeff Jones has informed the club of his retirement, capping 38-year career in pro baseball. — Detroit Tigers (@tigers) October 19, 2015 Here is the teams press release about Jones’ retirement: The...
Via The Majors Detroit
October 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers pitching coach Jeff Jones is retiring

DETROIT (AP) Tigers pitching coach Jeff Jones is retiring after a 38-year career in professional baseball. The team announced Jones' decision Monday and says it is beginning a search for a new pitching coach. Jones became the team's pitching coach in July of 2011 when Detroit fired predecessor Rick Knapp in the middle of the season. Justin Verlander went on to win the Cy Young Award...
Via AP on Fox
October 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Justin Verlander and Kate Upton living it up in Hollywood

Justin Verlander is certainly enjoying his offseason and why shouldn’t he? He’s still dating Kate Upton, has millions of dollars and had a nice comeback for himself in the second half of the Tigers season to give fans hope heading into 2016. That’s if Brad Ausmus doesn’t derail everything. Anyways, JV won’t have to worry about Ausmus screwing things up until February....
Via The Majors Detroit
October 12, 2015  |  Discuss

PHOTOS: Verlander and Kate Upton starting off offseason in Hollywood

Tigers pitcher Justin Verlander and girlfriend Kate Upton seem to be spending the first part of the baseball offseason in California, Hollywood to be exact.  Do models have an offseason?  I only modeled suits prior to my eighth grade dance, so I have had perpetual offseasons, but whatever. The pair have walked their dog around L.A. and have hung with celebs, including Adam Sandler...
Via It's Always Sunny in Detroit
October 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Prospectus Feature: DRA and Linear Weights. And Justin Verlander. by Jonathan Judge

Opening the black box--which isn`t a black box at all--to illuminate Justin Verlander`s brilliance this year.
Via Baseball Prospectus
October 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Tigers rookie dress up as cowboys and indians

Tigers starter Justin Verlander orchestrated rookie hazing night this week that took on a cowboys and Indians theme. To further add to the embarrassment, JV took some pics and uploaded them to his Instagram account. Click to view slideshow. So what’s more embarrassing than dressing up like this? How about dressing up like a Detroit Tigers? Heyooo! [h/t: It’s Always Sunny in...
Via The Majors Detroit
October 01, 2015  |  Discuss

PHOTOS: Tigers veterans have rookies dress up as cowboys and Indians

The Tigers’ veterans instituted a rookie “hazing” night Thursday as the team departed Texas for Chicago for the last series of the 2015 season.  Included in the hazing was having the rookies dress up like cowboys and Indians.  Justin Verlander was a key organizer and proponent of the jamboree and threw up some photos to his Instagram. Be sure to head there for your daily...
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October 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Kate Upton: Justin Verlander got blackout drunk after terrible start

Maybe Justin Verlander really is just like the rest of us. Well, with the exception of the supermodel girlfriend, $200 million contract, and fastball that can touch 100 mph. But like the rest of us, Verlander sometimes washes away his problems by getting blackout drunk. So says girlfriend Kate Upton. Marin Cogan wrote a feature on The Ricketts family — which owns the Chicago Cubs...
Via Larry Brown Sports
September 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Kate Upton: Verlander once got blacked out drunk after bad start

TuxBoard Justin Verlander had a pretty rough go (for Justin Verlander standards) from 2013 through the first half of 2015.  He hit rock bottom in 2014 when he finished the season with a 4.54 ERA, 1.40 WHIP and only 159 strikeouts in 206 innings.  The exact rock bottom, according to JV’s girlfriend Kate Upton, came after his start against the White Sox in Chicago last year on...
Via It's Always Sunny in Detroit
September 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Kate Upton: Verlander once got ‘blackout drunk’ after bad start

Athletes have their ups and downs, and it’s important for them to learn how to take the good with the bad. Detroit Tigers ace Justin Verlander is no different. He had a rough 2014, in which his ERA skyrocketed to 4.54 with a 15-12 record. It was quite a difference from 2011 and 2012, when the hard-throwing pitcher compiled a 41-13 record in those two seasons combined, with an...
Via The Sports Daily
September 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Justin Verlander got 'blackout drunk' on Kate Upton's 22nd birthday

Kate Upton showed up today in an ESPN feature on the Ricketts family and how the Cubs have been transformed under the family’s leadership. Kate, according to the story, became friends with the Ricketts family, oddly enough, on her 21st birthday. She got drunk and now here she is a Cubs insider thanks to her Uncle Fred introducing her to Tom and the boys. There’s also a fun...
Via Busted Coverage
September 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Tigers extend Texas losing streak to three

A team can only limp into the postseason if they get their first. The Texas Rangers are finding that out the hard way. Texas missed out on a golden scoring opportunity early against Detroit's Justin Verlander and the Tigers missed very little of anything Colby Lewis threw as the Tigers topped the Rangers 7-4 Monday. The loss was the third-straight for the Rangers, who cut their magic...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
September 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Verlander, Collins lead Tigers past slumping Rangers 7-4

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) Justin Verlander allowed one run in six innings, and Tyler Collins' three-run home run sparked a five-run fifth inning as the Detroit Tigers beat Texas 7-4 on Monday night, handing the Rangers their third straight loss. It's Texas' longest losing streak since mid-August. The Rangers went into Monday's play leading the AL West by 2 1/2 games over the Astros...
Via AP on Fox
September 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Verlander, Tigers open final week of season in Texas

One of MLB's best home teams over the past two months, the Texas Rangers will get to finish off their pursuit of the AL West title on their own field. Colby Lewis will seek to open a seven-game homestand by outdueling the Detroit Tigers' Justin Verlander again Monday night (7 p.m. pregame, 8:05 first pitch on FOX Sports Detroit). Texas (84-71) has won 23 of 30 on its own field and...
Via AP on Fox
September 28, 2015  |  Discuss
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