Pat Caputo

BOSTON, MA - OCTOBER 19: Austin Jackson #14 of the Detroit Tigers walks to the dugout against the Boston Red Sox during Game Six of the American League Championship Series at Fenway Park on October 19, 2013 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

Caputo: Three Players The Tigers Need To Have Bounce Back Seasons

Austin Jackson – In 2012, Jackson had an .856 OPS and a 5.5 WAR. Those numbers dropped to .754 and 3.4 last season.

97.1 The Ticket–03/14/2014

EAST LANSING, MI - FEBRUARY 06: Adreian Payne #5 of the Michigan State Spartans hugs head coach Tom Izzo while holding Lacey Holsworth, a 8-year-old from St. Johns Michigan who is battling cancer, after defeating the Iowa Hawkeyes 86-76 at the Jack T. Breslin Student Events Center on February 6, 2014 in East Lansing, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

3 Reasons To Believe Tom Izzo And MSU Spartans Will Make Have A Strong March

Tom Izzo is an incredible coach. Sell him short, especially in March, at your own risk.

97.1 The Ticket–03/07/2014

SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 19: Jonathan Quick #32 of the United States tends goal during the Men's Ice Hockey Quarterfinal Playoff on Day 12 of the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics at Shayba Arena on February 19, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Martin Rose/Getty Images)

Three Reasons USA Hockey Is Going To Throttle Canada This Time In The Olympics

The United States and Canada have met twice in the Olympics during the NHL era, each in the gold medal game.

97.1 The Ticket–02/20/2014

DETROIT, MI - MAY 01: Bruce Rondon #43 of the Detroit Tigers pitches in the seventh inning during the game against the Minnesota Twins at Comerica Park on May 1, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan. The Twins defeated the Tigers 6-2. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Caputo: 3 Things To Look Out For The Tigers This Spring Training

Batting statistics mean little in spring training, and the fields are sun-baked and hard.

97.1 The Ticket–02/14/2014

BUFFALO, NY - FEBRUARY 05: Ryan Miller #30 of the Buffalo Sabres reaches in to stop the shot of Harry Zolnierczyk (not pictured) of the Pittsburgh Penguins at First Niagara Center on February 5, 2014 in Buffalo, New York. Zolnierczyk scored a first period goal on the play. (Photo by Sean Rudyk/Getty Images)

Caputo: Three Key Factors For USA Hockey To Win Gold At Sochi Olympics

Ryan Miller’s goaltending was the key as the USA won silver and nearly stole gold from Canada at Vancouver in 2010.

97.1 The Ticket–02/07/2014

DETROIT, MI - OCTOBER 15: Andy Dirks #12 and Austin Jackson #14 of the Detroit Tigers react after Dirks caught a ball hit by David Ortiz #34 of the Boston Red Sox in the fourth inning of Game Three of the American League Championship Series at Comerica Park on October 15, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

3 Key Players For The Tigers In ’14 Not That Many People Are Talking About

Andy Dirks – Dirks had an OPS well above .800 in 2012 and well below .800 in 2013.

97.1 The Ticket–01/24/2014

WASHINGTON - APRIL 30: Pitcher Tom Glavine #47 of the Atlanta Braves watches his team take on the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park on April 30, 2008 in Washington, D.C. The Nationals defeated the Braves 3-2 in 12 innnings. (Photo by Doug Benc/Getty Images)

CAPUTO: 3 Worst Things About This Year’s Baseball Hall Of Fame Voting

Look. I can understand Jack Morris not getting into the Baseball Hall of Fame. I voted for him.

97.1 The Ticket–01/09/2014

DETROIT, MI - DECEMBER 22: Jerrel Jemigan #12 of the New York Giants scores on a 20 yard touchdown pass from Eli Manning #10 during the second quarter of the game as Louis Delmas #26 and Bill Bentley #28 of the Detroit Lions attempts to defend on December 22, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

The Three Biggest Culprits In The Lions Collapse [BLOG]

Jim Schwartz: It wasn’t just the Lions’ lost, but how they lost. It is an indictment on how they are coached.

97.1 The Ticket–12/24/2013

GLENDALE, AZ - SEPTEMBER 15: David Akers #2 of the Detroit Lions kicks, as Sam Martin #6 holds against the Arizona Cardinals at University of Phoenix Stadium on September 15, 2013 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

Three Players Who Absolutely Must Come Through For The Lions To Win The NFC North

David Akers. There is going to be a point field goals are going to make or break the Lions. Will Akers make it, literally.

97.1 The Ticket–12/10/2013

Joe Nathan #36 of the Minnesota Twins delivers a pitch against the Detroit Tigers in the ninth inning on July 23, 2011. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

Report: Tigers Reach 2-Year, $20 Million Deal With Joe Nathan

Despite being in his late 30s, Nathan still has superior stuff.

97.1 The Ticket–12/03/2013

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