Category: Justin Verlander

Jim Leyland Reflects On 2012 And The World Series, Discusses What The Tigers Will Be Looking For In Free Agency

Friday, November 2nd, 2012

The Detroit Tigers fell flat on their faces in the World Series, but the team is still quite stacked and manager Jim Leyland is officially back after signing a one-year contract extension earlier this week. The veteran bench boss is confident that his team can bounce back, but he still ...

“Lovable, Chubby” Pablo Sandoval Impresses Reggie Jackson With His Game 1 Performance

Friday, October 26th, 2012

There are only two people on Earth other than Pablo Sandoval who know what he felt like Wednesday night when he hit three home runs in Game 1 of the World Series. One of them is Albert Pujols and the other is Reggie Jackson, who says Sandoval's three-homer World Series ...

Justin Verlander: “Pitchers should definitely be eligible (for MVP)”

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2011

What a year it was for Detroit Tigers pitcher Justin Verlander. Even though the Tigers postseason run ended earlier than they would’ve liked and the Tigers didn’t reach their goals as a team, Verlander had the best individual year of any player in baseball. After taking home the Cy Young ...

In the Least Surprising News This Week, Justin Verlander Won the AL Cy Young

Wednesday, November 16th, 2011

Speculation hardly ran rampant. The American League Cy Young Award had seemed like a foregone conclusion for weeks, if not months. On Tuesday, the hardware was finally handed out and Detroit Tigers starter Justin Verlander won in a unanimous victory. Verlander led the American League with a 2.40 earned run ...

Jim Leyland: “I don’t think a pitcher should be the Most Valuable Player”

Friday, August 26th, 2011

With just about a month remaining in the regular season, the Detroit Tigers are trying to capture their first ever AL Central crown. It looks like this might finally be their year. After getting off to a slow start and trailing the Indians by seven and a half games earlier ...

Jim Leyland Has Detroit Tigers In First Place as Midway Point of Season Approaches

Wednesday, June 29th, 2011

It took several months to catch up after the Cleveland Indians hot start, but the Detroit Tigers are now one game clear of the Tribe in the AL Central through 80 games.  After a seven-game losing streak early in the season, the Tigers have steadied the ship and are now ...