SAN FRANCISCO, CA - OCTOBER 23: Starting pitcher Justin Verlander #35 of the Detroit Tigers answers questions during World Series Media Day at AT&T Park on October 23, 2012 in San Francisco, California. Verlander will start game one against the San Francisco Giants tomorrow. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Verlander Talks About Life As The $200M Man (Video)

“That’s a loaded question there,” Tigers ace pitcher Justin Verlander said.


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Dombrowski Says Tigers Could Win Division

So, what does Dombrowski think about people questioning Jim Leyland’s lineup?

CBS Detroit–08/27/2012

Jim Leyland of the Detroit Tigers looks on before Game One of the American League Division Series at Yankee Stadium on September 30, 2011 in the Bronx borough of New York City.  (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images)

Stop Blaming Jim Leyland For Subpar Season

So why would Leyland be to blame for his starters being, well, subpar minus their ace Justin Verlander.

97.1 The Ticket–08/21/2012

Prince Fielder - Detroit Tigers. (Gregory Shamus/Getty Images-File)

Tigers Nip Reds 3-2

The Tigers used home runs from Ramon Santiago and Prince Fielder and a RBI single from Fielder in the eighth inning to beat the Cincinnati Reds.

97.1 The Ticket–06/09/2012

Delmon Young - Detroit Tigers.  (File Photo Credit: Dave Reginek/Getty Images)

Tigers Comeback, Lose In 10th

Delmon Young and Brennan Boesch homered for Detroit, but Tigers fall 6-5 on a squeeze play.


Jim Leyland of the Detroit Tigers. (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images)

Tigers’ Opening Day Roster Report

Manager Jim Leyland knows his team is solid when he enters a season with three $20-million-a-season players and his biggest problems are finding a fifth starter.

CBS Detroit–04/05/2012

A view of the field at Comerica Park from the WWJ Chopper (WWJ Photo/Bill Szumanski)

Tigers, Red Sox Open Season Amid High Hopes

Manager Jim Leyland was blunt when outlining his goals for the opener. “A win — that’s it,” he said. “That’s the bottom line, isn’t it?”

CBS Detroit–04/05/2012

Verlander, Justin

Verlander Named ‘King Tiger’ By Mayo Smith Society

Verlander further etched his name into the record books on May 7 at Toronto when he tossed the second no-hitter of his career, allowing just one walk in a 9-0 victory over the Blue Jays.

CBS Detroit–12/21/2011

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Jeff Riger: Where Does Verlander Rank In Single Season Greatness?

In no particular order, I have listed the top three all-time greatest single season performances seen in my lifetime.

97.1 The Ticket–11/15/2011

Justin Verlander pitches against the New York Yankees on during Game One of the American League Division Series at Yankee Stadium on September 30, 2011.  (credit: Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)

Verlander Vs. Sabathia Match Up Finished Before It Really Began

The playoff opener between the Detroit Tigers and New York Yankees was suspended because of rain in the second inning, wiping out both No. 1 starters for a few days.

97.1 The Ticket–10/01/2011