To be sure, Calvin Johnson is any NFL team’s dream come true.
“We don’t ask much. Food, maybe, on Saturdays before the road games, cold water before meetings start, but we love those guys and we do keep them close to us because their growth is important to the success of this team,” Raiola said.
Avila said twisting his knee made an old injury flare up, but he seemed to expect to play Saturday in Game 6.
Thursday he took a foul tip to the side of the head, and when he reported dizziness, the Tigers removed him from the game.
It would be hard to script a more powerful, victorious return to form than what Jeremy Bonderman experienced Wednesday, pitching for the Detroit Tigers for the first time since 2010.
If the Tigers can continue to get contributions from all over its lineup and bullpen like it has the last couple of weeks, Detroit might see another World Series yet.
“Megatron” himself explained one area he has been working on – seeing the field more like quarterback Matthew Stafford.
Baseball America recently released its “MLB 2013 Best Tools” list, and the Detroit Tigers are all over it, with players – and manager Jim Leyland – placing in the top three of 10 categories.
The enhanced contributions of Avila and Coke, along with so many others on the team, have paid dividends.
“We’ll see what happens with him in the future,” Peralta said about Iglesias