A Toast to Opening Day

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The Day has finally come.

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

And, finally…

The Day…

…Is…

…Here.

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)

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Tigers All-Decade Series: 1960s

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The Tigers won their third World Series title in the 1960s. In 1968, the Tigers defeated the St. Louis Cardinals in game seven. Led by AL MVP and Cy Young Denny McLain and World Series MVP Mickey Lolich, the Tigers’ rotation led the Tigers to their ninth AL pennant and third world championship in the franchise’s history. The next, and most recent, time they would win the World Series wouldn’t be for another sixteen years in 1984. Continue reading

Baseball’s Newest Rivalry

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Move over Red Sox-Yankees, baseball’s got a new rivalry that’s full of drama. The Detroit Tigers versus the Boston Red Sox. You might be thinking how is an AL Central team vs. an AL East team a huge rivalry? Well, there’s a lot of history to support this, but let’s begin with the most recent event. Longtime Tigers President and GM Dave Dombrowski was let go days after the 2015 Trade Deadline and eventually signed with the Red Sox to become their president. He’s provided the Tigers with plenty of success from a pair of World Series appearances in 2006 and 2012 and blockbuster trades that netted them MVPs and Cy Youngs. And now he’s with Boston, and his longtime assistant GM Al Avila has become the GM of the Tigers. Avila has worked for numerous years under Dave, dating back to their time with the then-Florida Marlins. And now it seems they’re competing with one another during the offseason. Let’s take a look at the past, present, and future of this Tigers-BoSox rivalry.  Continue reading

Tigers All-Decade Team: 1930s

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Now let’s fast-forward to the 1930s! the 1910s and 1920s were filled of mediocrity for the Detroit Tigers franchise. There were a few bright spots in the 1910s and 1920s though that I’d like to quickly hit on: George Mullin pitching the franchise’s first no-hitter, Cobb winning five consecutive batting titles, and the 100-win 1915 Tigers that narrowly lost the pennant to the Red Sox. But on to the 1930s and the Tigers’ first World Series championship! Continue reading

OF Market Slated to Heat Up

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With the Royals reportedly re-signing Alex Gordon to a four-year deal worth $72 million, the market for the rest of the top tier of outfielders (Justin Upton and Yoenis Cespedes) as well as for OF/1B Chris Davis. Upton and Cespedes may have to wait for Chris Davis to decide whether he’s willing to take the Orioles’ offer of 7 years for $154 million. If Davis remains firm on holding out for more money, the Orioles may have no other choice than to move on from their first-baseman. They’re closely watching the market of Justin Upton, and this leads me to believe that they’ll pounce on Upton if Davis remains firm on his preferred contract.

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