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I wrote a fan post a few weeks ago highlighting some of the story lines I would be watching.
Jupiter, Fla. - All the rage last spring training, Tyler Collins has kind of flown under the radar this year.
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A day after the Marlins and Red Sox got into a public tiff over the minor league-loaded travel roster Boston used for an exhibition game at Roger Dean Stadium, the Tigers didn't make the same mistake.
Drew Smyly pitched three scoreless innings and struck out three in the Detroit Tigers' 3-2 loss to the New York Mets on Saturday.
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Oct 15, 2013; Detroit, MI, USA; Detroit Tigers left fielder Andy Dirks catches a fly ball by Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz at the wall during the fourth inning in game three of the American League Championship Series baseball game at Comerica Park.
All offseason it seemed unlikely that the re-tooling White Sox, looking to trade everything that isn't tied down or cannot help them, would convert two middle-of-the-road outfield starters into an outfield platoon.
Successful pitchers are successful in part because they are never satisfied. Which explains Max Scherzer's critique of his own performance.
Viewed in a vacuum, the news that Andy Dirks will miss the next 12 weeks with the Tigers is no big deal.
Who are the possible replacements for Andy Dirks - at least for the upcoming three months that the Tigers left fielder will be absent from the platoon plan with Rajai Davis? Here's what manager Brad Ausmus said about the two before Wednesday's game against the Houston Astros - while also saying 'we just need to watch those guys play.'
Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Max Scherzer throws during the second inning against the New York Yankees in Lakeland, Fla.
The St. Louis Cardinals rocked Coke for three runs and six hits in just one inning of work Monday.