Name: Justin Verlander Position: Starter B/T: R/R Age: 32 Contract Status: 7 years/$180M (2013-19), plus 2020 option 2014 15-12 W/L, 206 IP, 4.54 ERA/3.74 FIP, 159 SO/65 BB Expected 2015 Role: Starter Last Season 2014 was one long struggle for the Tigers’ “former” ace. Verlander spent much of the year dealing with health issues related […]
The Tigers road trip started off quite successfully, sweep the Baltimore Orioles at home. While the pitching today wasn’t up to Justin Verlander‘s normal standards, it was enough to secure the Tigers third straight win The Tigers struck early on young right-hander Kevin Gausman, plating two in the 3rd inning thanks to Miguel Cabrera‘s two […]
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 […]