You’d think a team losing the defending American League ERA champ, Anibal Sanchez, would be in trouble, but the Tigers’ starting pitching is extraordinary.
Jimmy Howard – In Game 1, Howard was outstanding.
Ian Kinsler – Clearly motivated, Kinsler has displayed power, speed and played very well defensively at second base.
These are three reasons I think Stauskas will better than that as an NBA player.
Is it taunting? No, it’s not as if they are “posterising” the opposition. It’s far away from the opposition.
Austin Jackson – In 2012, Jackson had an .856 OPS and a 5.5 WAR. Those numbers dropped to .754 and 3.4 last season.
Tom Izzo is an incredible coach. Sell him short, especially in March, at your own risk.
The United States and Canada have met twice in the Olympics during the NHL era, each in the gold medal game.
Batting statistics mean little in spring training, and the fields are sun-baked and hard.
Ryan Miller’s goaltending was the key as the USA won silver and nearly stole gold from Canada at Vancouver in 2010.