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  1. What the Jon Lester signing means for him, the Cubs and the Red Sox

    Dec 10, 2014, 8:29 AM EST

    Epstein Hoyer

    The Cubs got better. The Red Sox’ job just got harder. Jon Lester got paid. Now what happens?

  2. “Keep in mind that all players are eligible for MVP, including pitchers and designated hitters”

    Nov 13, 2014, 8:57 AM EST

    Clayton Kershaw

    You may not agree that Kershaw is the NL MVP. But please, follow the rules and consider him.

  3. Clayton Kershaw wins the 2014 National League Cy Young Award by unanimous vote

    Nov 12, 2014, 6:20 PM EST

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    In the least-surprising result of this award season, Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw has been named the 2014 Cy Young Award winner in the National League by the Baseball Writers Association of America. It was a unanimous vote — the first since Tigers righty Justin Verlander won unanimously in 2011.

  4. Tigers re-sign Victor Martinez to four-year, $68 million contract

    Nov 12, 2014, 4:22 PM EST

    Victor Martinez

    Ken Rosenthal says it’ll be another four-year contract.

  5. Giants inhaling the air of superiority after Game 1

    Oct 22, 2014, 9:35 AM EST

    Giants, Hunter Pence bring down the house in Kansas City. It may be a sign of things to come.

  6. World Series Reset: The Royals look to pick themselves up off the mat

    Oct 22, 2014, 6:23 AM EST

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    And to fight history: 15 of the last 17 Game 1 winners have gone on to win the World Series.

  7. Your Official HardballTalk World Series Preview

    Oct 21, 2014, 9:29 AM EST

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    If anyone tells you they know what’s going to happen in the next week they’re lying to you. But let’s try to break this thing down all the same.

  8. Tigers face losing Max Scherzer, Victor Martinez to free agency

    Oct 6, 2014, 12:17 AM EST

    Max Scherzer

    GM Dave Drombowski and owner Mike Ilitch will have to dig deep to keep the team together this winter.

  9. Brad Ausmus doesn’t want to make the tough calls

    Oct 3, 2014, 4:52 PM EST

    Brad Ausmus

    Detroit’s manager has looked like a rookie these last two days.

  10. The Tigers bullpen blows it again: Orioles take a 2-0 lead in the ALDS

    Oct 3, 2014, 4:05 PM EST

    Brad Ausmus

    Brad Ausmus didn’t learn a thing, apparently, after Thursday night’s debacle.

  11. UPDATE: Brad Ausmus went to his pen again. It didn’t work. Again.

    Oct 3, 2014, 3:37 PM EST

    Joba Chamberlain

    Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.

  12. Playoff Reset: All eight playoff teams are in action today

    Oct 3, 2014, 7:57 AM EST

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    Adam Wainwright vs. Clayton Kershaw would be awesome enough baseball if that matchup stood on its own. But today we get 1-2-3-4 — FOUR! — playoff games. Cancel your afternoon and evening appointments, everyone.

  13. Tigers-Orioles series all on Justin Verlander’s shoulders now

    Oct 2, 2014, 9:52 PM EST

    Chicago White Sox v Detroit Tigers

    It’s win or go home down 2-0 as the Tigers head into Friday’s showdown.

  14. Orioles pour it on late in victory over Tigers in Game 1 of ALDS

    Oct 2, 2014, 9:21 PM EST

    Nelson Cruz AP

    The Orioles set a playoff club record with 12 runs scored.

  15. Tigers’ playoff rotation has Scherzer in Game 1 and Verlander, not Price, in Game 2

    Sep 30, 2014, 1:15 PM EST

    ALCS - Detroit Tigers v Boston Red Sox - Game Two

    Rick Porcello is in line to start Game 4, with Anibal Sanchez in the bullpen.

  16. Previewing the 2014 Playoffs

    Sep 29, 2014, 8:59 AM EST

    Playoffs

    Let’s meet our ten playoff teams and assess their strengths, weaknesses and overall outlook.

  17. And That Happened: Wednesday’s scores and highlights

    Sep 25, 2014, 7:18 AM EST

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    The Dodgers clinch the NL West behind another outstanding performance from Clayton Kershaw.

  18. Anibal Sanchez is back with the Tigers, as a reliever

    Sep 23, 2014, 1:15 PM EST

    Anibal Sanchez

    “I wouldn’t be afraid to use him at any point in the game, really.”

  19. Major League Baseball announces nominees for the Clemente Award

    Sep 16, 2014, 1:30 PM EST

    Clemente

    Carlos Beltran won last year. Who gets it this year?

  20. Justin Verlander had a blister yesterday

    Sep 15, 2014, 10:20 AM EST

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    It’s not expected to be an ongoing problem, but then again, not much about Justin Verlander’s year has gone as expected.

  21. Settling the Score: Saturday’s results

    Sep 14, 2014, 8:58 AM EST

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    The Tigers were trailing the Indians heading into the bottom of the eighth inning Saturday night at Detroit’s Comerica Park and a loss would have put them back behind the Royals — who defeated the Red Sox on Saturday — in the American League Central standings. That’s when Alex Avila came through with probably his biggest hit of what has been a tough 2014 …

  22. And That Happened: Monday’s scores and highlights

    Sep 9, 2014, 6:18 AM EST

    Tyler Flowers

    Tyler Flowers hit two homers to crush the Athletics, Marcus Stroman hurled a Maddux and the Cardinals can’t be stopped.

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