Justin Verlander Should Have 3 Cy Youngs

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Justin Verlander has a pretty solid case for the Hall of Fame: 2011 AL MVP, 2011 AL Cy Young, 6x All-Star, 2011 Triple Crown, 2006 AL Rookie of the Year, 2x Wins leader, 1x ERA leader, 4x Strikeouts leader, and 2 no-hitters. With a few more productive seasons, Verlander will firmly be on the fence of a Hall of Fame starting pitcher. What would’ve helped his case, however, immensely would be 3 Cy Young awards. Only 9 other people in the history of the game have at least 3 Cy Youngs and only one active pitcher does (Clayton Kershaw).  Continue reading


Happy 6 Month Anniversary, GRT!

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Yeah, it’s the Fourth of July, but there’s another thing that’s special about this day. It marks the 6 month anniversary of Ground Rule Triple!

Going into 2016, I had this crazy idea to start a baseball blog, and invited Lil’ Veezy to join me. A few days later, we’re pumping out posts like Three Reasons Why Miguel Cabrera is a Top 10 PickupPlayoff Bound Team Spend Smart, and 2016 AL Rookie of the Year Candidates (which is our most popular post thus far).

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A Toast to Opening Day


The Day has finally come.

We’ve waited for several months through the offseason, waiting for the Day to come.

And, finally…

The Day…



And so, a toast to Opening Day. As the first game of the 2016 season starts in just over one hour, I wish us all a happy season.

And may the Tigers win the AL Central! (Sorry, but I had to put that in there)