After introducing new manager Brad Ausmus to the press on Sunday, Detroit Tigers GM Dave Dombrowski told reporters that the club will not make any qualifying offers to players eligible for free agency, including All Star shortstop Jhonny Peralta. It means that any team can now pursue Peralta without worrying about draft pick compensation. Although Peralta had a very solid season in 2013, the Tigers have made it clear that Jose Iglesias is their shortstop of the future, and […]
Tiger’s skipper Jim Leyland will not be back at Comerica Park in 2014, says Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports via Twitter. The 68-year old longtime manager informed his players as well as the team following their Game 6 loss in the ALCS to the Boston Redsox that he intends to step down and that it was time for someone younger to take the reins. A press conference has been called by the Tigers to announce Leyland’s […]
Ken Davidoff of the NY Post writes that Nelson Cruz and Jhonny Peralta will head a new wave of available players that he refers to as “Biogenesis free agents.” With regard to Peralta, Davidoff speculates that both the Yankees and Mets will be paying attention to him and if they aren’t, they should be. What makes Peralta and his fellow Biogenesis free agent Nelson Cruz so intriguing is this: Biogenesis shut down before the 2013 season […]
Jhonny Peralta is now eligible to return to the Detroit Tigers’ active roster after serving his suspension for his part in the Biogenesis scandal. However, when he does come back it likely won’t be as a shortstop according to beat writers and he will begin a transition to left field. Peralta has never played the outfield in his 11-year major-league career, but the Tigers are confident that he has the instincts and skills to make the […]
Philadelphia Phillies at New York Mets Citi Field • 7:10 PM Cliff Lee (10-6, 3.16) vs Zack Wheeler (6-2, 3.49) I’m so devastated in a baseball sense by today’s news on Matt Harvey… He was supposed to be the poster boy for the new Mets renaissance… Now I don’t know what to think or how to feel…. That said, there is a game today… @MattHarvey33 Thanks for all the hope & optimism you've given Mets fans. Thanks for […]
TIGERS LEAVE METS IN TATTERS AFTER 11-3 MAULING The Mets got pounced on by the Tigers who beat them 11-3 this afternoon at Citi Field to complete a three game sweep and leave them licking their wounds. Dillon Gee started for the Mets and wasn’t nearly as sharp as we’ve seen from him of late. The right-hander let up four runs and got knocked around for ten hits including home runs to Andy Dirks and […]
Detroit Tigers at New York Mets Citi Field • 1:10 PM Rick Porcello (9-7, 4.52) vs Dillon Gee (9-8, 3.60) Starting Lineup Eric Young, Jr. – LF Daniel Murphy – 2B Marlon Byrd - RF Ike Davis – 1B Justin Turner – 3B Juan Lagares – CF Travis d’Arnaud – C Omar Quintanilla – SS Dillon Gee – RHP Game Notes Dillon Gee has been one of the best pitchers in baseball throughout the month of August, and he’ll […]
Detroit Tigers at New York Mets Citi Field • 4:05 PM Max Scherzer (18-1, 2.82) vs Matt Harvey (9-4, 2.25) Starting Lineup Eric Young, Jr. LF Daniel Murphy 2B Marlon Byrd RF Ike Davis 1B Wilmer Flores 3B Juan Lagares CF John Buck C Omar Quintanilla SS Matt Harvey RHP Game Notes Matt Harvey will be a part of history Saturday afternoon, when he takes the mound for the Mets in the middle game of a three-game series […]
Newly acquired Daisuke Matsuzaka took the mound for the Amazins tonight, but unfortunately the results were far from spectacular. It didn’t take long for the Tigers to strike. On an 0-2 pitch to Torii Hunter, Matsuzaka conceded his first run as a Met, an absolute moon shot to left field. He allowed subsequent hits, but escaped relatively unscathed at 1-0. From there it only got more ugly. Marlon Byrd tied it up with a single […]
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