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Justin Verlander #35 of the Detroit Tigers.  (File Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)

$200 Million For Justin Verlander: Is He Worth It?

In the end, the Tigers didn’t really have much of a choice. They had to give their pitching ace Justin Verlander the richest contract ever awarded to a pitcher in Major League Baseball History. If they didn’t do it now, they faced the prospect of losing Verlander to free agency after next season, or being forced into a bidding war where they might have had to pay even more for him.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/31/2013

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - OCTOBER 25: Miguel Cabrera #24 of the Detroit Tigers reacts against the San Francisco Giants during Game Two of the Major League Baseball World Series at AT&T Park on October 25, 2012 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Tigers Eager To Try For 2nd Straight pennant

The last two American League MVPs stood about 10 feet apart in a club at Comerica Park, each surrounded by a small pack of reporters.

97.1 The Ticket–01/25/2013

DETROIT, MI - OCTOBER 28: Miguel Cabrera #24 of the Detroit Tigers hits a two run home run against Matt Cain #18 of the San Francisco Giants in the third inning during Game Four of the Major League Baseball World Series at Comerica Park on October 28, 2012 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Miguel Cabrera Voted Top Player By Big Leaguers

Miguel Cabrera is waiting for the crown that was presented to him at the World Series to arrive at his home. He’ll give it a prominent spot in his office.

97.1 The Ticket–11/06/2012

DETROIT, MI - JULY 21: Austin Jackson #14 of the Detroit Tigers celebrates a 7-1 victory over the Chicago White Sox with teammates at Comerica Park on July 21, 2012 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

What, Me Worry? Tigers Back On Top

Well, I told you not to panic. It’s a long season, remember? The Tigers start the final week of July in first place in the AL Central, one and a half games in front of the White Sox. I never worried for a minute.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/22/2012

Detroit Tigers v Chicago Cubs

Tigers’ Jackson Outshines Granderson In All Star Showdown

Who would you rather have on your team: Curtis Granderson or Austin Jackson? I have always been a huge Granderson fan, and was dumbfounded and outraged when the Tigers traded him to the Yankees for Jackson, as part of a three-team deal. Jackson seemed like a good young player, with a lot of potential. But Granderson was a superstar in making. This season, however, Jackson has moved even or ahead of Granderson in almost every offensive category.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/01/2012

BOSTON, MA - APRIL 30: Brandon Inge #18 of the Oakland Athletics takes batting practice before a game with the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park April 30, 2012 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by J. Rogash/Getty Images)

Is Brandon Inge The Next Lou Gehrig?

The only time you would expect to see the names “Brandon Inge” and “Lou Gehrig” in the same sentence would be something to the effect that both men played Major League Baseball. And both were in the American League. But Inge now has the unlikely distinction of being the first player to have at least four rbi’s in four games during a five-game stretch since Gehrig did it way back in 1931.

05/13/2012

Detroit Tigers v Kansas City Royals

Bye-Bye Brandon

You knew it was bound to happen eventually. The question was when. The news that the Tigers have finally released Brandon Inge comes as bittersweet to those of us who have followed his career in Detroit over the past 12 years. He has had good seasons, bad seasons, and in-between seasons for the Tigers, the only team he has played for in his Major League Career.

04/26/2012

DETROIT, MI - APRIL 10: Miguel Cabrera #24 and Prince Fielder #28 of the Detroit Tigers look on from the dugout while playing the Tampa Bay Rays at Comerica Park on April 10, 2012 in Detroit, Michigan. Detroit won the game 5-2. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Deja Vu All Over Again: Ugly Weekend For The Tigers

Ten to Three. Ten to Four. Three to Two. And Three to Two again. Those were the numbers for the Tigers and Texas Rangers this past weekend at Comerica Park. And considering the Tigers scored only 11 runs compared to the Rangers 25, they were lucky to win even one of those games.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/22/2012

Detroit Tigers v Tampa Bay Rays

G-Money To The Rescue For The Tigers

If you heard that one of the Tigers had a homer and three hits to lead the team to a 5 to 2 victory over the Chicago White Six, your first guess might be Miguel Cabrera or Prince Fielder. Nope. How about Austin Jackson, Alex Avilla, Delmon Young, or even Ryan Raybun? Wrong again. The unlikely hitting hero for the Tigs on Sunday was Gerald Laird, getting the start at catcher to give Avilla the day off.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/15/2012

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One Down…161 To Go For The Tigers

There’s always something special about opening day in Detroit. The fans who start arriving in the middle of the night for their tailgate parties. The signs and tents popping up all over downtown. The green grass and perfectly groomed field at Comerica Park. The optimism and enthusiasm that the Tigers will win it all.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/06/2012

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