How much does it cost to create a single run?

What is one run worth? In recent years, we have seen the salaries of Major League Baseball players increase dramatically.  Almost every year there seems to be a new record setting deal signed, which shows that teams are willing to go to great lengths to sign a player who they desire. For the interest of accurately gauging the cost one run created, we will take statistics from the...
Via Sports-Glory
8 hours ago  |  1 Comment

What to watch: D-backs vs. Tigers, 6 p.m., FOX Sports Arizona

PHOENIX -- The Arizona Diamondbacks and Detroit Tigers go at it again tonight,and the D-backs will be looking to bounce back from last night's 4-3 loss. Here's what FOX Sports Arizona has planned for its coverage when Chase Anderson (6-4, 3.64 ERA) takes the mound versus Rick Porcello (12-5, 3.39 ERA). Diamondbacks Live: 6 p.m. -- Former D-backs pitcher Doug Davis (2007-09...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Tigers' Porcello will be oh so close to free agency

The Detroit Tigers could be facing double jeopardy this offseason. They could have the two biggest winners on their pitching staff both hitting the free agent market in November. You know all about Max Scherzer (11-3), who turned down a six-year deal for $144 million in spring training and will become the object of every team with deep pockets in four months. But did you know that...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Indians poised for first sweep in Detroit in six seasons

The Cleveland Indians not only have a chance to sweep their first series at Detroit in six seasons, but also trim another game off the Tigers' lead in the AL Central. The Indians can complete the four-game sweep with a fifth consecutive victory Sunday against the Tigers, who will try to avoid matching a season high with their fifth straight defeat. After Corey Kluber came one...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Indians look to take down Scherzer

Fresh off earning the win in this week's All-Star game, Max Scherzer is ready to continue his recent dominance for the Detroit Tigers. The right-hander tries for a fifth straight strong start Saturday in the nightcap of a day-night doubleheader against the visiting Cleveland Indians. Scherzer (11-3, 3.35 ERA) allowed 10 runs in four innings of an 11-4 home loss to Kansas City...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Games 2014.93-94: Indians at Tigers

Baseball Reference Game Preview Makeup doubleheader today, Cory Kluber vs. Drew VerHagen in the 1 o’clock game and Zach McAllister vs. Max Scherzer in the 7 o’clock reprise. The outlook for seeing Joel Hanrahan as a Tiger some time in 2014 has not improved. The rumors surrounding the acquisitions of Joakin Soria or Joaquin Benoit are heating up.
Via Tigers Weblog
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers Roundtable: Predictions for the Second Half

The Detroit Tigers resume their second half of play tomorrow, and before that happens the guys at TDSS wanted to chime in with some bold predictions for the remainder of the year … Tigers’ Final Record:  Chris Burke: 92-70 Max DeMara: 96-66 Andrew Tomlinson: 94-68 Are there any award candidates at the end of the year? Who? CB: Victor Martinez and maybe Miggy probably will...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Best Rockies moments from All-Star weekend

The baseball world is just getting back from a nice break, and I’m not ready to go negative yet. There will be no talk of e-mails, or injuries, or depressing trades here. Instead, let’s extend the Colorado Rockies’ much-needed vacation one more day and look back on the best moments from the Rockies’ who participated in All-Star weekend. It comes as no surprise that Troy Tulowitzki...
Via Mile High Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Max Scherzer wasn’t tipping any pitches to A’s catcher Derek Norris

Did Norris learn anything about Scherzer? "Yeah, that he throws sliders when you call changeups and changeups when you call sliders." — Jane Lee (@JaneMLB) July 16, 2014 Atta boy, Maxwell.
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

American League defeats National League 5-3 in MLB All-Star Game

For the second straight season the American League defeated the National League 5-3 in the MLB All-Star Game from Target Field earning home field advantage in the World Series. Max Scherzer earned the win after pitching a scoreless 5th becoming the first Tigers pitcher to accomplish this since Jim Bunning did it in 1957. Pat Neshek […]
Via The Majors National
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Max Scherzer gets win in 2014 MLB All-Star Game

Max Scherzer: 1st Tigers pitcher to win an All-Star Game since Hall-of-Famer Jim Bunning in 1957 — ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) July 16, 2014 WINS!
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Miguel Cabrera still not 100 percent: ‘Muscles not functioning’

Detroit Tigers slugger Miguel Cabrera says he is not fully recovered from a groin injury tear that that plagued him at the end of 2013. “There are times when I feel good, but there are always muscles that are tightening, muscles that are not functioning properly,” Cabrera said to USA Today on Monday. “It’s part of the process. The same thing is happening to Justin Verlander...
Via Sports-Glory
8 days ago  |  Discuss

All-Star Game Odds and Ends

Hello again Brushback faithful! It’s only been a few weeks since my Max Scherzer piece, but it feels thrice as long given the extent of things packed into my college graduation summer. And trust me, I’m not saying that with any complaint. In addition to a whole bevy of personal projects that of course includes this site, I’ve completed the first chapter of the book I’m writing...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Recapping the First Half for the Tigers

The Detroit Tigers haven’t gotten a fair shot. The expectation for the three time A.L. Champions were World Series or bust. However this team had a great deal of holes in the off-season, and by and large those holes remain. And, quite frankly, the Tigers have played like a team with more questions than answers. Will the starting pitching cover for a bad bullpen? Will the bottom...
Via Gumbeaux Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Growing concern over pitchers’ health may deflate market

In a one-week period, the Yankees learned CC Sabathia might need a micro-fracture knee surgery that leaves his career in peril, and Masahiro Tanaka might require Tommy John surgery that would cost him the rest of this season and, at least, most of next year. Those revelations were most devastating to the Yankees, of course. But it also is hurting Max Scherzer and Jon Lester. They...
Via Pro Sports Daily
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Wiser Investment: Porcello or Scherzer?

This offseason, Detroit will likely be forced to part with one of their starting five. As the Tigers reach the midway point, it’s not too early to begin thinking of a solution to this dilemma. Rick Porcello and Max Scherzer both have incredible value in very different senses, so which one is a wiser pick? Let’s start with the obvious choice (And probably future New York Yankee...
Via Detroit Sports Nation
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Tigers bring bats again, back Scherzer's mastery to sweep Dodgers

If this really was a World Series preview, well … Actually, strike that. We won’t know for several months if this was any sort of sneak peek, nor were these two games any barometer of how a Tigers-Dodgers Fall Classic might even shake out. After all, Miguel Cabrera and Victor Martinez figure to be in any lineup Brad Ausmus posts in October. But neither played Wednesday, and...
Via Pro Sports Daily
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Scherzer outduels Greinke, Tigers top Dodgers 4-1

DETROIT (AP) -- Max Scherzer pitched seven impressive innings, outdueling Zack Greinke and helping the shorthanded Detroit Tigers beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 4-1 on Wednesday. Detroit was without sluggers Miguel Cabrera and Victor Martinez, but the AL Central-leading Tigers scored two runs in the first inning against Greinke, and Scherzer (11-3) made the lead hold up. The All-Star...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Tigers 4, Dodgers 1: Max Scherzer Is Still Really Good

Gross. That wasn’t as painful as last night, but it still wasn’t very much fun. Max Scherzer allowed a mere four hits — one, shockingly, being Miguel Rojas‘ first major league homer — and along with two walks, and Joba Chamberlain & Joe Nathan allowed zero hits and zero walks, and that was that. It’s not like the Dodgers never had chances, though. Yasiel Puig tripled...
Via Dodgers Digest
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Dodgers @ Tigers July 9, 2014: Doesn’t Get Much Better Than Greinke Vs Scherzer

Well, there’s some good news today: Miguel Cabrera gets the day off from the Detroit lineup. I’m pretty sure we’ve made this observation more than once over the last year or so, generally when Paul Maholm replaced Clayton Kershaw or with the various shortstops who have filled in for Hanley Ramirez, but it’s hard to think of a bigger downgrade. Cabrera is an obvious Hall...
Via Dodgers Digest
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Rays at Detroit Tigers game preview

TV: SUN SPORTS TIME: PREGAME COVERAGE BEGINS AT 6:30 P.M. The Detroit Tigers are thriving in nearly every facet of late, but their rotation has been particularly outstanding. The same can't be said of Drew Smyly's latest outing. Smyly looks to bounce back from the shortest start of his career and help the Tigers to a six-game home winning streak Friday night against the Tampa...
Via Fox Sports Florida
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Scherzer tries to win fourth consecutive start against Rays

After turning in one of the ugliest outings of his career two weeks ago, the Detroit Tigers' Max Scherzer has been at his best over his last two. He's made things tough on the Tampa Bay Rays of late, too. Scherzer tries to win a fourth consecutive start against the Rays, who look to extend their season-best winning streak to six in Thursday night's series opener in Detroit...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Rays at Detroit Tigers game preview

TV: Sun Sports Time: Pregame coverage begins at 6:30 p.m. After turning in one of the ugliest outings of his career two weeks ago, the Detroit Tigers' Max Scherzer has been at his best over his last two. He's made things tough on the Tampa Bay Rays of late, too. Scherzer tries to win a fourth consecutive start against the Rays, who look to extend their season-best winning...
Via Fox Sports Florida
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Daily SP Rankings: Thursday, Jul 3

Do you play fantasy football? Check out Football Professor! With Thursday’s typical shortened MLB slate, there are 18 starters to choose from; that includes a couple aces. Matt Shoemaker was great two starts ago (7 IP, 1 ER, 6 K vs TEX) but was much worse his last time out (4 IP, 8 ER, 2 K @KC). On Thursday he gets the boom-or-bust Astros who strike out a lot but can score in...
Via Baseball Professor
21 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Rajai Davis hits game-winning grand slam

Your browser does not support iframes. With one out in the ninth inning, Rajai Davis hit his third grand slam, giving the Detroit Tigers a 5-4 victory over the Oakland Athletics on Monday night at Comerica Park. Davis, a former Athletic, sent a Sean Doolittle curveball over the left-field fence while down three runs in the ninth. Blaine Hardy (1-0) earned his first career victory...
Via Sports-Glory
22 days ago  |  Discuss
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