Archive for the ‘Detroit Tigers’ Category

Best (and Worst) Deals in Sports History

Wednesday, March 4th, 2020

You might be reading this and wondering, “Sure, Mike Trout's good but how great can a deal be when he's not just one of the highest-paid MLB players in the world, but the highest paid?” Even so, the 12-year, nearly $430 million deal — among the biggest sports contracts of all time — that Trout signed with the Los Angeles Angels in March 2019 would still appear to be a bargain for the Angels. Data journalism site FiveThirtyEight calculated what Mike Trout's annual salary should be based on the 2018 season.

Former Detroit Tigers draft pick Patrick Mahomes won Super Bowl LIV

Sunday, February 2nd, 2020

Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes turned on the jets in the fourth quarter of Super Bowl LIV against the San Francisco 49ers, going 10-for-16 for 141 yards and a pair of touchdowns, helping his team erase a 10-point deficit en route to a 31-20 win. Mahomes was once a well-regarded pitching prospect, selected by the Detroit Tigers out of high school in the 37th round of the 2014 draft. Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray was selected by the Athletics ninth overall in the 2018 draft, but chose to focus on his football career.

Nielsen: 2019 World Series on track to be least-watched ever

Tuesday, October 29th, 2019

This year's Houston Astros-Washington Nationals World Series is on track to be the least-watched in the history of the game, the Associated Press reported via Nielsen data on Tuesday. The series has averaged 11.6 million viewers through the first five games, according to Nielsen. The current least-watched series was the San Francisco Giants' sweep of the Detroit Tigers in 2012, which garnered an average of 12.64 million viewers.

Sports teams do not “heal” cities or nations

Monday, June 17th, 2019

The team that helped revitalize a city in ruins and heal a nation in turmoil, showing the world you can turn the inconceivable to the improbable to the possible to the incredible, in a way only sports can possibly do. Now would be a good time to remember that the city the Mets allegedly revitalized found itself on the brink of bankruptcy in the early-to-mid-70s and experienced urban decay and spiking crime rates for the next 20+ years. It would also be a good time to remember that the nation the Mets allegedly healed witnessed the Kent State shootings a few months later, among other bits of strife for the next, oh, 50 years and counting.

Tuesday’s Sports in Brief

Wednesday, September 26th, 2018

Nationals right-hander Max Scherzer has become the 17th major league pitcher since 1900 to strike out at least 300 batters in a season. Scherzer reached the milestone by getting Austin Dean of the Miami Marlins to whiff on an 85 mph slider for the second out of the seventh inning Tuesday night. Scherzer entered Tuesday 17-7 with a 2.57 ERA as he tries to earn a third consecutive NL Cy Young Award with Washington.