AL MVP 2011: Justin Verlander

In 2011, Verlander became the first Tiger since Bill Gullickson in 1991 to win 20 games, and the first big leaguer since Curt Schilling (2002) to reach 20 wins before the end of August.

Well, here we go again. The argument for infinity. Is it legitimate to award a pitcher the Most Valuable Player trophy, particularly the AL MVP 2011? There are as many arguments for–as against–this premise. Monday, November 21st, 2011, saw the best pitcher on the planet, the Detroit Tigers’ Justin Verlander, win the AL MVP Award, […]

MLB Championships: Verlander Leads Tiger Express Back To Texas

Justin Verlander

On a cool Thursday afternoon in the heart of downtown Detroit, the Verlander express showed why the Tigers still have a chance to go to the World Series. Justin Verlander did not have his best command, but his heart led the way as he muzzled the bats of the erstwhile big game hunters, the Texas […]

MLB Championships: Baseball’s Banquet Begins

Ryan Braun of the Milwaukee Brewers

Wow! Sunday’s opening game of the 2011 National League Championship Series (NLCS) produced plenty of fireworks, especially for the victorious host team, the Milwaukee Brewers. Their Braun ‘n’ Fielder show was on full display. Neither Zack Greinke (Brewers) nor Jaime Garcia (St. Louis Cardinals) had their best command, so it was left up to the […]