Okay, So Miguel Cabrera's Contract Is Bad. Just How Bad Is it?

The only thing more predictable than ballplayers signing enormous deals is people complaining about them, so when news of Miguel Cabrera's new eight-year, $248 million contract extension broke, you knew that this sort of thing—it amounts to saying that $248 million is a lot of money—was coming. » 3/28/14 2:24pm 3/28/14 2:24pm

Miguel Cabrera's Contract Is Madness

Pending a physical, Tigers slugger Miguel Cabrera will reportedly sign an eight-year contract extension worth $248 million. Given the two years left on his current deal, and two reported vesting options in the extension, Cabrera could make $352 million over the next 12 seasons. This is, to use a technical term,… » 3/28/14 9:01am 3/28/14 9:01am

Max Scherzer Rejects "Substantial" Offer; Tigers Play Greedy Card

This morning, the Tigers woke up and decided to call their reigning Cy Young winner greedy. Max Scherzer was apparently offered a long-term deal "that would have placed him among the highest paid pitchers in baseball" and he turned it down. So the Tigers put out a press release killing him for it and informing the public … » 3/23/14 10:29am 3/23/14 10:29am

Check Out These Beautiful (And Useful) Graphic MLB "Box Scores"

Michael Deal, who previously gave us this infographic of every pitch of the All-Star game as part of his Statlas project, has developed a new take on the MLB box score. The sample above shows the 8th and 9th inning of Game 2 of the ALCS, which, as Deal's line-and-node representations make clear, were a doozy. » 10/23/13 4:34pm 10/23/13 4:34pm

Here's Jim Leyland Cursing Out Barry Bonds For Nearly A Minute

Jim Leyland is retiring today, which means that now is as good a time as ever to look back at one of our favorite moments from his coaching career. Here he is at the Pittsburgh Pirates' spring training facility in 1991, chewing out Barry Bonds for who knows what reason. Enjoy the glorious torrent of f-bombs. » 10/21/13 10:54am 10/21/13 10:54am

Report: Jim Leyland To Step Down As Tigers Manager

According to Ken Rosenthal, Jim Leyland will step down as Tigers manager after eight years. Leyland reportedly told his players after Saturday's ALCS loss to Boston, and will make it official at a news conference later this morning. Rosenthal says Leyland told the players it was time for someone younger to do the job. » 10/21/13 10:01am 10/21/13 10:01am

Your Guide To Giving A Shit About The Red Sox-Cardinals World Series

Though it will feature the two best teams in baseball, this year's World Series will be painful for non-fans of the Red Sox or Cardinals. It's the least appealing matchup out of this postseason's 10 teams. It'll achieve better ratings than Giants-Rangers, sure, but why should any casual viewer feel compelled to watch… » 10/20/13 12:24pm 10/20/13 12:24pm

Will Instant Replay Kill The Neighborhood Play?

In the end it didn't matter. The Tigers won handily even with Stephen Drew clearly coming well off the bag on a would-be double play in the second inning. (The throw to first would be late.) But what if this extra out, which cost Detroit at least one run, had meant the game? This question's only hypothetical for a few… » 10/17/13 1:59pm 10/17/13 1:59pm