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How much does it cost to create a single run?

What is one run worth? In recent years, we have seen the salaries of Major League Baseball players increase dramatically.  Almost every year there seems to be a new record setting deal signed, which shows that teams are willing to go to great lengths to sign a player who they desire. For the interest of accurately gauging the cost one run created, we will take statistics from the...
Via Sports-Glory
2 days ago  |  1 Comment

Tigers' Porcello will be oh so close to free agency

The Detroit Tigers could be facing double jeopardy this offseason. They could have the two biggest winners on their pitching staff both hitting the free agent market in November. You know all about Max Scherzer (11-3), who turned down a six-year deal for $144 million in spring training and will become the object of every team with deep pockets in four months. But did you know that...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Rick Porcello pitches like a star, Tigers trump Royals

One would think that even at this late hour, with the break beginning after Sunday’s games, there’d be room on the American League All-Star team for a pitcher with 12 wins. Such as Rick Porcello. After all, there’s no one in the A.L. with more than Porcello’s 12 – the latest being his 5-1 victory on Saturday night over the Kansas City Royals. For the Tigers, the victory...
Via Pro Sports Daily
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Porcello leads Tigers to fifth straight win

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Rick Porcello outdueled James Shields and the Detroit Tigers won their fifth in a row, beating the Kansas City Royals 5-1 Saturday night. Porcello (12-5) raised his career record against Kansas City to 8-3 while yielding six hits and one run through seven innings. Alex Avila drove in three runs, putting the Tigers in position to go for a four-game sweep on Sunday...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Wiser Investment: Porcello or Scherzer?

This offseason, Detroit will likely be forced to part with one of their starting five. As the Tigers reach the midway point, it’s not too early to begin thinking of a solution to this dilemma. Rick Porcello and Max Scherzer both have incredible value in very different senses, so which one is a wiser pick? Let’s start with the obvious choice (And probably future New York Yankee...
Via Detroit Sports Nation
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Porcello tries to tie for major league lead with 12th win Saturday

Continued success in Kansas City has enabled the Detroit Tigers to build a sizable lead over the second-place Royals in the AL Central. As Rick Porcello tries to tie for the major league lead with his 12th victory, the Tigers can further increase their division advantage with a sixth consecutive win at Kauffman Stadium on Saturday night. Detroit (52-37) has split its six home games...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Rick Porcello 'excited' about Tigers backing him in Final Vote

DETROIT -- Right-hander Rick Porcello is hoping to become the first Detroit Tiger to win the Final Vote for an American League All-Star Game roster spot since third baseman Brandon Inge in 2009. According to the latest voting totals, Porcello is third among five candidates with Chicago White Sox pitcher Chris Sale in the lead. And it's hard to argue with Sale getting the nod...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
16 days ago  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Anibal Sanchez Steals Rick Porcello’s Spotlight to Promote ‘Vote Porcello’ All-Star Campaign

Rick Porcello may not wind up with a spot in the All-Star Game, but Anibal Sanchez seems willing to do whatever he can to help the cause. Sanchez, now notorious for invading the in-game interviews of his teammates, sidestepped his way into Porcello’s chat with the MLB Network announcing crew on Tuesday night during Detroit’s win over the Dodgers. In between dumping sunflower...
Via The Detroit Sports Site
17 days ago  |  Discuss

How great was Rick Porcello’s 0-strikeout, 0-walk complete game shutout?

When Joe Posnanski calls it miraculous, you read: As mentioned, these zero-walk, zero-strikeout shutouts — let’s call them Porcellos to make it simple — these Porcellos used to be rare but they did happen. If you go back to 1969 — that expansion year championship series in each league — there have been nine Porcelllos pitched: July 18, 1971: Cincinnati’s Ross Grimsley...
Via Detroit4lyfe
21 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Rick Porcello loses grip, throws blooper pitch

Your browser does not support iframes.Detroit Tigers pitcher Rick Porcello lost his grip on the baseball during a pitch in the second inning of Tuesday's spring training game against Atlanta. As a result, Porcello's 0-2 pitch to Braves batter B.J. Upton went straight up in the air and fell several feet short of home plate.Porcello ended up striking out Upton, but it looks...
Via Holdout Sports
March 25, 2014  |  Discuss
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