Justin Verlander | Pitcher | #35 Age: 31 2014 salary: $20 million 2013 statistics: 3.46 ERA, 3.28 FIP, 218.1 IP, 19 HR, 75 BB, 217 K, 3.09 BB/9, 8.95 K/9 Projected role: Bullpen Just kidding. Rotation. The Tigers’ ace had what most would consider an “off” year in 2013, as he seemed to battle his […]
In my first published post back in 2011 I talked about expectations and perception…it seems only fitting that I do the same in my return to writing about the Tigers… I’m scared. Well, perhaps nervous or apprehensive is a better way to describe it. The Tigers are really good, REALLY good, REALLY REALLY good…on paper. We have seen this before though, […]
Welcome to the Walkoff Woodward Spring Training Preview Series, where we’ll be previewing the Tigers roster position by position. Today, we’ll be looking at the rotation — a very deep, very prolific group of arms that look to propel Detroit to a 3rd straight Central Division crown.
Frankly, I can’t think of any reason why Justin Verlander and the Detroit Tigers shouldn’t marry themselves together for the next decade or two. I mean, given what we know of pitcher counts and taxations on arms and the like, we should all just ignore the 25,428 pitches thrown, 6,408 batters faced, and 1553 total […]