Austin Jackson – In 2012, Jackson had an .856 OPS and a 5.5 WAR. Those numbers dropped to .754 and 3.4 last season.
Giancarlo Stanton hit his first home run of spring training for Miami and the Marlins lost to the Tigers 3-1 on Sunday.
We already know the x-factors for the Tigers – Nick Castellanos, Ian Kinsler and Drew Smyly.
The Detroit Tigers have avoided arbitration with Alex Avila by agreeing to terms on a one-year contract with their No. 1 catcher.
“Hopefully we can have him ready for the game back in Boston,” Leyland said. “Whether we’re going to have that or not, I don’t really know.”
Avila said twisting his knee made an old injury flare up, but he seemed to expect to play Saturday in Game 6.
Rather than worry about the lack of offense, though, the Tigers simply credited John Lackey.
After a season of relative chaos, Justin Verlander finally looks settled in.
Some losses sting more than others, and the last two losses by the Detroit Tigers fit in categories that rank among the worst.
Powerful as it is, the Detroit Tigers offense sometimes hits the skids. It might blow the doors off an opposing defense, or it might suffer through a prolonged scoreless streak.