Max Scherzer and his wife Erica took out a full-page ad in the Detroit Free Press Sunday morning thanking the Ilitches, Detroit Tigers organization “and most of all the Detroit fans” after signing a seven-year, $210M contract with the Nationals last week.
(Via the Free Press)
“Thank you to Mr. Ilitch and the Tigers organization, teammates and most of all the Detroit fans...
Aside from the score, the Pistons suffered what looked to be another huge blow Saturday night in Milwaukee as point guard Brandon Jennings went down in obvious pain with an apparent foot/ankle injury. The play initially looked pretty innocent during a Milwaukee inbound but it was Jennings who eventually had to be helped off the court and later seen in a wheelchair heading back to...
In the event that Miguel Cabrera isn’t ready for opening day, the Tigers are looking at backup options for first base which apparently include working out Alex Avila at the position during Spring Training according to Jon Morosi.
Tigers plan for Alex Avila to work out at first base a little in spring training, in case Miguel Cabrera is not ready for Opening Day.
— Jon Morosi...
In this weeks episode, Adam, Shawn and Dorf discuss the Max Scherzer deal with the Nationals, the Tigers moving on from him, the Lions moving on from Dominic Raiola, Andre Drummond being overlooked in the All-Star Voting, the Red Wings being the hottest team in the NHL, plus much more!
The Tigers have announced their 17 non-roster invitees to Big League Spring Training. They are listed below with a little information about their background. At this point, I don’t see any of them heading North with the big club.
RHP Roberto Cabrera
Last Year: AAA Iowa (Chicago Cubs)
Opening Day Age: 26
Major League Career: 5.20 ERA, 27.2 IP, .225 BAA, 1.66 WHIP,...
According to ESPN’s Jim Bowden, Max Scherzer will agree to a 7-year, $210 million dollar deal with the Washington Nationals. However, here’s the caveat. Half the money will be deferred, meaning the Nationals will be writing checks to Scherzer for 14 years in total.
That means he will be paid $15 million dollars a year by the Washington Nationals until 2029. His final check will...
After a controversial loss to the Dallas Cowboys in the playoffs, the Lions have been preparing for the off-season for the last few weeks. With time, I’ll have my free agent predictions and of course, more mock drafts will follow. For now, I took a crack at a Lions seven round mock draft. Enjoy!
**please note that the overall selection numbers will change once the compensatory...
The Pistons continue to things done in the final seconds of a game.
Tonight, Andre Drummond tipped in the go ahead basket with .3 seconds left as the Pistons defeated the Indiana Pacers 98-96 from Indianapolis.
Drummond finished with 16 and 16 as Detroit tied a franchise record with their 7th straight road win. Brandon Jennings finished with a season high 37 points while the Pistons...
According to Michael Hurcomb of CBS Sports (via Jon Morosi of FOX Sports), the Tigers have been in recent contact with free agent starting pitcher James Shields. However the extent of the interest when it comes to actually signing Shields remains yet to be seen.
The reports regarding Shields comes after Tigers GM Dave Dombrowski commented that the team was unlikely to sign...
The Lions got a little retribution Sunday afternoon after a controversial call overturned a Dez Bryant catch late in the 4th quarter that very well could’ve led to Dallas retaking the lead. Instead of sympathizing though with their Dallas counterparts, some Lions took this opportunity to live out their inner troll.
Sorry @dallascowboys. We know the feeling: http://t.co/CfC95Nj3Q6...
There hasn’t been a whole lot of movement on the Max Scherzer front and there’s plenty of skeptics out there that believe the former AL Cy Young winner will ultimately re-sign with the Tigers. However as the month of January continues to move on and spring training getting closer and closer something will have to fall sooner rather than later when it comes to Scherzer picking...
Red Wings goaltender Jimmy Howard was stretchered off the ice during the early stages of the first period against the Capitals. The injury occurred as Howard was scrambling to get back into position sliding into the post after giving up the puck behind the net.
It was later reported that Howard suffered a groin injury with Petr Mrazek taking over for him the rest of the night.
Don’t look now but the Detroit Pistons are now the hottest team in the NBA, something that was pretty unfathomable just a few short weeks ago.
Heading into tonight’s game the Pistons were winners of six straight coming off a drama filled last second win over the Spurs the night before. Ironically the Mavs were also winners of six straight and one of the highest scoring teams...
After last weekend’s clown show in Dallas, fans had the luxury of having Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford mic’d up during the whole reversed PI call in the fourth quarter which eventually helped lead to Detroit’s demise. But by judging from the quotes that were released yesterday of the audio that aired at 9PM ET on Showtime during Inside the NFL you’d think Stafford was...
Yeah you read that headline correctly… The Pistons in remarkable fashion tonight beat the defending NBA Champion San Antonio Spurs 105-104 after a Brandon Jennings banker off the glass with time basically expiring. Not to mention the winning basket came from Jennings came off a San Antonio turnover with the Pistons capping a comeback after being 18 down at one point during the...
The Tigers have addressed the vacant left handed reliever issue (hopefully) as the team has announced that they have agreed to terms with 32 year old LHP Tom Gorzelanny to a one year deal. The financial terms of the deal have not been disclosed by the team, per team protocol.
Who is Gorzelanny?
Gorzelanny had his best year as a pro in Milwaukee last year, notching a 0.86 ERA in...
All this information is from OverTheCap.com. The Lions currently have $36,381,897 committed to 18 players on the defensive side of the ball and $625,075 for 1 specialist.
#94 Ezekiel Ansah
2015 Cap Number: $5,071,228
Pre-June 1st Cut
Dead Money: $10,987,661
Cap Savings: ($5,916,433)
Post-June 1st Cut
Dead Money: $5,071,228
Cap Savings: $0
#91 Jason Jones
The general consensus around town is Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh won’t be back with the team. That feeling seems to be strong enough that this store is starting to discount their Suh merchandise as Darren Rovell tweets:
It’s liquidation time in Detroit pic.twitter.com/nbv1MpPWVB (H/T @nickbradley30)
— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) January 5, 2015
Whether or not...
All this information is from OverTheCap.com. The Lions currently have $69,132,556 committed to 20 players on the offensive side of the ball.
#9 Matthew Stafford
2015 Cap Number: $17,721,250
Pre-June 1st Cut
Dead Money: $27,221,250
Cap Savings: ($9,500,000)
Post-June 1st Cut
Dead Money: $16,221,250
Cap Savings: $1,500,000
Free Agents: #8 Dan Orlovsky and #17 Kellen...
Brandon Jennings had a game high 35 points as the Pistons defeated the Kings 114-95 for their 5th straight win while remaining undefeated in the post Josh Smith era. In addition to Jennings, Monroe and Drummond also scored in double figures for Detroit with 14 and 15 points respectively. Both Monroe and Drummond also secured double digit figures in rebounds as Moose cleaned the glass...
Michael Rothstein of ESPN.com overheard Lions receiver Golden Tate issuing out a challenge to his teammates, the organization and fans alike for the upcoming offseason:
“I challenged every man in here, coaches, trainers, fan base, players obviously, to go have the best offseason of your life,” Tate said. “We see how close we are as a community and that should encourage. Yeah...
If you thought Jim Caldwell showing emotion during a press conference was rare, how about Ndamukong Suh breaking down into tears after tonight’s loss to the Cowboys?
Ndamukong Suh was so emotional after the @Lions' loss to the Cowboys that he started to cry answering questions. http://t.co/3AUBFh1EVh
— ESPN Highlights (@HighlightsESPN) January 5, 2015
Suh likely played in...
The usually calm and collected Jim Caldwell was about as emotional as he was going to get during tonight’s post game press conference after the Lions’ 24-20 loss to the Cowboys. And If it wasn’t Dave Birkett setting Caldwell off (to Caldwell’s standards) then it was re-living the explanation (or lack there of) given by today’s official Pete Morelli as to why the flag...
The Lions’ season ended Sunday evening after a heartbreaking 24-20 loss at the hands of the Cowboys in the NFC Wild Card game from Jerry’s World in Arlington, Texas. The defeat extended the Lions’ losing streak in the NFL postseason as well as add to the team’s futility of having one playoff win during the past 57 years.
Today’s contest however will be talked about because...
OPPONENT: DALLAS COWBOYS
The Cowboys are 12-4, winners of the NFC East and the second seed in the NFC playoffs
Statistical Leaders for Cowboys:
Passing:Tony Romo: 69.9 CMP%, 3705 YDS, 34 TD, 9 INTRushing: DeMarco Murray: 392 ATT, 1845 YDS, 4.7 AVG, 13 TDReceiving: Dez Bryant: 88 REC, 1320 YDS, 15.0 AVG, 16 TDDefense: Barry Church: 97 TACK, 0 SACK, 2 TFL, 2 INT...