2011 Archives http://www.tigersdenblog.com/table/2011-articles/ Mon, 22 May 2017 21:31:51 +0000 Joomla! 1.5 - Open Source Content Management en-gb Who Is The REAL Most Valuable Player? Verlander. http://www.tigersdenblog.com/2011-articles/august/who-is-the-real-most-valuable-player-verlander.html http://www.tigersdenblog.com/2011-articles/august/who-is-the-real-most-valuable-player-verlander.html The last time a starting pitcher won their league’s Most Valuable Player award was 1992 when Dennis Eckersley won it out of Oakland’s bullpen.  The last starting pitcher was Boston’s Roger Clemens in 1986.  So clearly pitchers never get much credit as far as MVP goes as hitters do.  Maybe it’s time to change that.  What Justin Verlander has done in Detroit may end up having historic implications.  Traditionally the best pitcher in the league receives the CY Young Award.  The best hitter receives the MVP Award.  That right there is the problem.    Pitchers have their own award, as should hitters.  What if a hitter isn’t the most valuable player in the league?  What if the Most Valuable Player in the league pitches for the Detroit Tigers?  Those esteemed baseball writers with MVP votes- pay attention.

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justin.emerson2436@gmail.com (Justin Emerson) August Wed, 17 Aug 2011 22:59:02 +0000
Jimenez or Shields- Who Should We Get? http://www.tigersdenblog.com/2011-articles/july/jimenez-or-shields-who-should-we-get.html http://www.tigersdenblog.com/2011-articles/july/jimenez-or-shields-who-should-we-get.html Without fail, as late July comes around names of players are tossed around as “trade rumors.”  Often times teams have no intention of trading such players, but sometimes they do in fact pull the trigger.  Two fantastic pitchers are victim of that this year- as Ubaldo Jimenez and James Shields are reportedly on the trading block.  Whether either of these pitchers actually does get traded remains to be seen, but it remains an interesting thought to think of either of them wearing the Old English D.  But which one should the Tigers pursue more aggressively?

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justin.emerson2436@gmail.com (Justin Emerson) July Mon, 25 Jul 2011 18:38:36 +0000
Did The Tigers Give Up Too Much For Fister? http://www.tigersdenblog.com/2011-articles/august/did-the-tigers-give-up-too-much-for-fister.html http://www.tigersdenblog.com/2011-articles/august/did-the-tigers-give-up-too-much-for-fister.html I know I’m a little late and the trade is almost a week old, but I wanted to reexamine the Tigers’ main Trade Deadline move.  Last Saturday the Tigers acquired RHPs Doug Fister and David Pauley from the Seattle Mariners in exchange for Casper Wells, Charlie Furbush, Francisco Martinez, and most likely Chance Ruffin.  While none of the players that the Tigers gave up have had prolonged success in the big leagues, Fister before the move had a career line of 12-30, 3.81 ERA, and averaged over 6 IP per start.  Even with only 6 wins last year, Fangraphs still has him with a 2.9 WAR.  Though Pauley has not had tremendous career success, he is in the midst of a fine season.  Out of the bullpen this year, he posted a 2.15 ERA with a WHIP under 1.000.  Clearly the Tigers were very high on Fister, and Pauley makes a good complimentary piece.  But what about the prospects Seattle received?  Did the Tigers give away too much?


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justin.emerson2436@gmail.com (Justin Emerson) August Fri, 05 Aug 2011 15:10:01 +0000