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Miguel Cabrera is on pace to go down as one of the greatest hitters baseball has ever seen, and his remakarable 2013 season has experts talking about him in comparison to the likes of Joe Dimaggio, Willie Mays and others.
So, how far can Cabrera take the Tigers this year? And will Nick Castellanos be along for the ride?
That, plus a look at the Lions through two preseason games. Is this team doomed to another subpar season?
1A- Serena Williams beats Maria Sharpova for the 15th time in a row and then takes the Sony Open.
2A- Northwestern University football players have won their case against the NCAA.
2B- Final Four Predictions.
3A- Miguel Cabrera signs extension for $292 million and $31 million per year.
3B- NY Mets and NY Yankees preview.
4A- Manny Pacquiao vs. Tim Bradley II!! Bradley's thoughts...
5A- Johnny Manziel excels during his Pro Day.
5B- Ray Rice is indicted and marries his fiance.
5C- Maurice Jones-Drew joins the Oakland Raiders.
5D- The Philadelphia Eagels sign Mark Sanchez and cut DeSean Jackson.
In an episode all about the Benjamins, Al and Hookslide cover the fallout from the Tigers' historic contract extension with Miguel Cabrera, Max Scherzer's contract negotiations ending in futility, the acquisition of ancient shortstop Alex Gonzalez and Forbes estimating the team's worth at $680 million.
Bless You Boys Podcast 105 has a running time of 1:03 and features Al Beaton and HookSlide. Kurt Mensching will be back next week.
Tigers, Cabrera formally announce 8-year extension, commit to 10-years and $292 million overall.
MLB execs disgusted over Miguel Cabrera extension.
Fans of advanced metrics are calling the Cabrera extension the worst contract ever. What a surprise!
But is it really that crazy of a contract in retrospect? $30 million may look like chump change in ten years.
Tigers were between a rock and a hard place. Let Cabrera walk in free agency, the fans get upset. Sign the best hiotter in the game to a contract locking him up for the remainder of his career, the fans get upset.
Tigers' GM Dave Dombrowski contended it's better to extend a pending free agent early on the process, believing a player is more likely to leave the longer you wait.
The Tigers may not be all that worried about the long-term ramifications of a contract extension thanks to the ridiculous amount of TV money MLB teams earn.
Max Scherzer and the Tigers cease contract negotiations.
Scherzer's agent Scott Boras claims it was the Tigers who rejected a deal.
Tyler Collins makes the team as a left fielder.
Tigers obtain shortstop Alex Gonzalez from the Orioles for utility man Steve Lombardozzi.
Forbes values Tigers at $680 million, 15th overall in MLB. Anyone else think that figure sounds low?
Doug Fister will start the season on the DL. The Tigers win the trade!
In this episode of the Bless You Boys podcast, HookSlide talks with Tigers beat writer and MLive columnist Chris Iott about the past week of Tigers baseball. Topics include whether the bullpen has graduated from "terrible" to "not too bad," whether Dave Dombrowski might be looking to trade for another bullpen arm in July and who would be on the trading block, the ongoing neck-and-neck race between the Detroit Tigers and the Kansas City Royals, an "anemic" offense (to use Brad Ausmus' word) that seems to be coming back to life, Alex Avila's knee injury, and Brad Aumsus' growth as a manager in 2015.
Dan Bartley, another podcaster of Detroit sports on Spreaker that spoke with me on Spreaker Episode 153 yesterday, joins me tonight filling in for Ed Smith, who is covering another boxing match.
We talk the Tigers' 4-3 win in 10 innings over the St. Louis Cardinals at Busch Stadium and Miguel Cabrera hitting his 400th major-league home run. Shane Greene is okay as well. Dan and I also preview the Sunday Night Baseball game on ESPN tomorrow night at 8:05.
One little quick update on Red Wings head coach Mike Babcock: The Toronto Maple Leafs and Buffalo Sabres officially file permission to speak with him.
On this episode of the Yanks Go Yard Radio Show, brought to you by KNODA.com, host and senior staff writer Ricky Keeler recaps the Yankees first series win of the 2015 season against the Tampa Bay Rays. This inlcudes Brett Gardner's return to the Yankee lineup, Alex Rodriguez now two home runs away from tying Willie Mays, and the dominant performance by Masahiro Tanaka on Saturday night.
Then, Matt Pelc, the editor of Motor City Bengals, joins Ricky to preview the Yankees' upcoming four game series against the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park. As of Saturday, the Tigers have the best record in baseball at 9-2. What aspect of the Tigers game has impressed Matt the most? They will also breakdown the pitching matchups, give you your hitters to watch on both teams, and discuss the great start for Miguel Cabrera.
Plus, how has Shane Greene done in his first three starts with Detroit and is the Tigers bullpen better without Joe Nathan?
Remember, you can interact with the live show at anytime by calling us at (347)-324-5455 or tweeting us: @YGYRadioShow
This week on The Knee Jerks Eno and Big Al cover a big week of Detroit sports news. The first segment of the show focuses on the Michigan Wolverines and Michigan State Spartans both getting elininated on the same afternoon in the NCAA Tournement Elite 8. MSU fell in an ugly game to UCONN, while Michigan lost in the last second to Kentcky on was is already being called an instant classic.
The middle portion of the podcast is all Detroit Tigers, who shocked the baseball world by giving 2-time reigning AL MVP Miguel Cabrera a contract extension, making him the highest paid player in the four major professional sports. The Tigers also ended contract negotiations with AL Cy Young winner Max Scherzer and traded for ancient SS Alex Gonzalez.
The Jerks end the show by talking Detroit Pistons, who are in full on tank mode, free-falling to the bottom of the NBA standings.
There's all that and more, including "Whose Birthday Is It?" and our "Jerk of the Week!"
Long-time Detroit sports bloggers and podcasters, Greg Eno (aka the man who knows a lot of things about a lot of things), and Big Al Beaton are The Knee Jerks! Eno and Big Al's podcast is released every Monday on the Sports Geeks Radio Network!
Miguel Cabrera hit his 400th career home run over the weekend, blasting one to center field against the St. Louis Cardinals. Is he the greatest Detroit Tigers player ever? And where does Miggy rank among Gordie Howe, Ty Cobb, Barry Sanders and the rest of Detroit's all-timers?
We take on that subject, plus look ahead to Tuesday's NBA Draft lottery and Wednesday's possible Mike Babcock decision.
Miguel Cabrera's Saga continues, NBA All~Star Weekend, Spartans/Wolverine Basketball...
How will the results of Game 7 between the LA Clippers and Houston Rockets effect both franchises?
We will preview the Eastern and Western Conference Finals
How BIG is the NBA draft lottery for the LA Lakers?
Major League Baseball
How have the LA Dodgers and St Louis Cardinals dominated the NL in the early season despite injuries?
How has the handling of Josh Hamilton impacted the image of the LA Angels?
Alex Rodriguez passes 660 HR, but does it matter?
Miguel Cabrera hit HR #400
Wednesday, May 27, at 9PM ET/6PM PT, FightSaga Radio presents another "Double Header" of boxing conversation, featuring fight legends Don Chargin and Ronnie Shields, sponsored by Affordable Dentures!!
Kicking off tonight's 90 minute program, six decade matchmaker and promoter Don "War a Week" Chargin will talk about the business of boxing, and how one bad business decision can drastically affect any promising fighter's respective career.
- Mikey Garcia
- Andre Ward
- Julio Cesar Chavez Jr.
- Brandon Rios
"The Don" of boxing will also talk about 50 Cent's recent bankruptcy petition for his promotional entity, SMS Promotions.
- Why do so many promoters have a hard time adapting and succeeding in the sport of boxing?
- What is the future of 50 Cent's promotional outfit?
- Will Fiddy be able to work his way into the "black" eventually?
The Hall of Fame promoter will also talk about the status of Canelo vs. Cotto and how Miguel's performance on June 6th could affect this proposed super fight!!
At the 30 minute mark of the program, FightSaga Radio will be joined by elite level trainer Ronnie Shields!! The talented, veteran boxing coach will give listeners his take on all of the latest news within the boxing community!!
- Chavez Jr. with Robert Garcia...success or failure?
- Froch vs. Golovkin...to be or not to be?
- Cotto's future in the sport...three more fights?
- Khan vs. Algieri...can the kid from Huntington, New York be able to pull off the upset on Friday, May 29th?
Tune in to another special double header with Don Chargin and Ronnie Shields, exclusively on FightSaga Radio!!
We discuss the Tigers issues, Injuries (Vmart, Verlander,Cabrera), starting pitching, and coaching decisions etc. We discuss the NBA playoffs as the Clev clincehs the east and gets a bit of rest for the GS which has a 3/1 lead over HOU. Pistons have the 8th pick and we will discuss a few of their draft candidates. Red Wings will have to start a new era w/o Babcock who left for Toronto.. We will look at some of the happenings in the NFL(Mcdonald arrest and subsequent release)and discuss the impact of the NE sanctions and T. Brady's upcoming appeal with Roger Goodell. We discuss a few developing offseason AFC storylines( NE Brady situation as well as CB, Has IND added enough OL and defensive help to be a contender, Can PITT rebuild its defense and deal with Bell suspension, Buff retooled can they find a QB to lead them). We take our first steps into the fantasy world for 2015 by discussing a few players whose stock has gone up and some whose stock has gone down. And talk about a few cats who may be long in the tooth but who we still feel will be effective in Fantasy this upcoming season.