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What is the Grapefruit League?

What is the Grapefruit League?

Being a Tigers fan, I hear about the Grapefruit league all the time. So really, how do grapefruits and cacti impact baseball? If you must know, before the actual MLB season begins, teams travel to either Florida or Arizona for their spring training. Each team in the league has chosen a spring destination and they...
36 Days, 11 Hours, 20 Minutes

36 Days, 11 Hours, 20 Minutes

Your countdown until Spring Training begins. In honor of this monumental event, we’re going to take a look into the 2014 MLB regular season, division by division, team by team. AL EAST: The East will likely be the strongest division coming out of the American League, led by 2013 World Series champion Boston Red Sox....
Ranking Each Teams Offseason Moves

Ranking Each Teams Offseason Moves

The 2013 Winter Meeting have been kicked off with a bang. So here we go. Seattle Mariners: C+. Obviously, Seattle has made the biggest off season splash thus far in their singing of 2nd baseman Robinson Cano. On paper it looks like a good deal, Seattle has a lot of potential, and they also have...
Cano To The Mariners; 10-Yr/$240M

Cano To The Mariners; 10-Yr/$240M

Big splash in the free agent market this morning. After long talks between Cano and the Seattle Mariners it seemed like there would be no deal made between the teams. Cano wanting a 10 year deal, and Seattle hesitant to give it to him. They ended up meeting in the middle, the M’s gave him...
Prince Fielder For Ian Kinsler. The Breakdown.

Prince Fielder For Ian Kinsler. The Breakdown.

Looking at the title, clearly the Detroit Tigers are insane for trading Prince Fielder right? RIGHT?! Wrong. After breaking down this trade it will become clear that this is a win-win for both teams, and both players.  Texas receives Prince Fielder. Detroit fans will tell you that in the two seasons that Prince Fielder played for...
2012-13 AL MVP: Miguel Cabrera

2012-13 AL MVP: Miguel Cabrera

Detroit Tiger Miguel Cabrera finished the year with a .348 batting percentage, 137 RBIs and 44 Home runs. He helped lead his team to the post season with appearances in the American League Division and Champion Series. He, again, played in the 2013 All Star game. As voted by Baseball Writers’ Association of American, by...
Hot Stove Update #1

Hot Stove Update #1

Multiple talks swirling around after day 1 of the GM meetings in Orlando Florida. Top rumor is Troy Tulowitski and his mutual interest in signing a long term contract with the St. Louis Cardinals. Obviously St. Louis would have to give up multiple top prospects including some of the young pitchers that got them to...

MLB Hot Stove 2013-2014, Part 1

Hot Stove (Defined): Baseball after baseball. The World Series is one of the most anticipated times of the year for sports fans every year. But for strictly baseball fans, the two months that follow the World Series are almost just as exciting. The other name for this time of year, “free agent frenzy,” is spot...

Who is Brad Ausmus? A Personal History of the new Detroit Tiger’s Manager

Who is Brad Ausmus? According to a female friend on Facebook, “He may not have any previous experience as an MLB manager, but he’s pretty.” Seeing as I had only heard of him on Detroit sports radio, I decided to do some digging.

Jim Leyland Gone, Who Next?

The Detroit Tigers have a large offseason hole to fill, and it will be difficult to find another manager that matches Jim Leyland. Or even comes close. Coming into a struggling Detroit Tigers team in 2006, Leyland led them to a 95-67 record and an AL Pennant. Something the Tigers have not had since ’87....

Leyland shift the order, A-Jax wakes up

Leyland-haters were silence last night when he shifted the batting line up for game 4, moving Austin Jackson back from lead off hitter to #8, and sliding everybody else up a spot. Jackson, who had previously went 3-for-33 with 18 strikeouts this series, hit 2-for-2 on the night with 2 walks, a stolen base, and...

Verlander takes the mound tonight: ALCS Game 3 Preview

Tonight, Justin Verlander takes the mound against the Boston Red Sox’s Jon Lackey. Lackey has posted very similar regular season numbers to Verlander, but I’m not worried. Verlander has turned it on this past month. Jon Lackey has allowed only 4 runs on 7 hits this post season. If we compare that with JV’s 6...