Defensive lineman Ndamukong Suh recently stated that he would not change his style of play, even though he was fined by the league for another vicious hit. Everything Roger Goodell’s office does is not always fair though, as we have previously seen with the Terrelle Pryor five game suspension. This is tremendous news for Michiganders, who are poised for Tigers postseason … [Read more...] about Detroit Lions are Legitimate Contenders in the NFC North
The trade deadline is fast approaching in Major League Baseball. It is a unique season, so the date is largely ignored due to the NFL free agent comings and goings. Twins General Manager Bill Smith has some tough decisions to make. The team is on the borderline of heading into contention for the stretch run or on the cusp of faltering into the depths of the cellar in the … [Read more...] about Twins Should Trade Michael Cuddyer
Outside of Justin Morneau, Jason Kubel is the most prolific bat in the Twins lineup on a consistent basis. He has more potential than Joe Mauer to put up big time numbers in the RBI and home run departments. The argument could also be made for Delmon Young or Michael Cuddyer, but I would wonder if those that would bring up those names have ever been to a batting practice … [Read more...] about Twins Vs. Tigers: AL Central Race Heating Up Now?
Detroit Tigers pitching coach Rick Knapp was unceremoniously dismissed from the ball club on July 3rd. It was a rash decision made by manager Jim Leyland and general manager Dave Dumbrowski. I realize that they are in the final year of their respective contracts, but that is no reason to throw one of your colleagues under the bus. It was a choice that was made after the club … [Read more...] about Detroit Pitching Coach Change: a Rash, Premature Decision
The reason for overrating these MLB players could be one of the following: a prolonged term of service, being a crucial part of a championship team, or for doing one thing exceptionally well. H. Jose Bosch tells us what's up: It's gotta be Brandon Inge for the Detroit Tigers. He is LOVED by the fans and yet only four players IN THE HISTORY OF THE GAME have had more plate … [Read more...] about Irrationally Overrated MLB Players: Detroit Tigers Brandon Inge
The Detroit Tigers have three of the top six hitters in the American League. Miguel Cabrera, Jhonny Peralta, and Victor Martinez all have batting averages between .310 and .320. This may seem low to hold those positions in the junior circuit, but offensive numbers have been down this season across both leagues. The surprising aspect to this analysis of the statistics is that … [Read more...] about Detroit Tigers: Midseason Report Card
As you are firing up your barbeque and checking out the fireworks, contemplate these numbers: six and zero with an earned run average of under one. That is what the Detroit Tigers Justin Verlander has accomplished during the month of June. The word “unbelievable” gets thrown around quite a bit in today’s world, but it works in this case. Verlander and C.C. Sabathia of the … [Read more...] about Tigers Justin Verlander: A Month For the Record Books
With the midpoint of the 2011 season nearing More Hardball has taken the opportunity to name each team's MVP and Cy Young through the first half. Today we feature the American League Central division. And as you know, TSB is all AL Central (and NL Central) all the time. … [Read more...] about Team MVP and Cy Young for All AL Central Teams