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Valverde Gone - Prayers Have Been Answered

It is such a relief to know that the Detroit Tigers have designated their closer, Jose Valverde, for assignment. When that news came across the wire, my tension eased up, a smile returned to my face, and my cats were even happy. 796 more words

the detroit tigers bullpen circus continues.

While the Tigers’ series against Kansas City was ultimately a dud—dropping two of three, despite quality starts from Doug Fister and Justin Verlander—it might turn out to be a gift. 652 more words

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The Curious Case of Closers

The Closer. It’s an interesting title, one given to rebounding relievers, a year or two removed from bad stints with a team, to catchers-turned-pitchers, and, in the case of the 2011 World Series Champs, it’s a title that can be non-existent. 462 more words

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Way out wenesday follow up/ Throwback Thursday 4/25/1950 NY (baseball) Giants

The closer situation for the Tigers has floored me since last  fall. Jose’ Valvarde  had been prefect in every Save chance in 2011. 2012  he was solid but wore down at season end and was totally gassed in the playoff . 215 more words

What We're Reading (2/5/13)

With Spring Training right around the corner, the Smokies on Radio staff will be rolling out all the Cubs, Smokies, and baseball news each weekday leading up to the season. 535 more words

Chicago Cubs

Leyland Talks Tigers In 2013: Dirks, Hunter, Porcello, Martinez

DETROIT (CBS Detroit) A jovial Jim Leyland called into the Stoney & Bill show on 97.1 The Ticket Friday morning, obviously relaxed after a few months of down time, and laid out his plans for the team in 2013. 617 more words

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