He speaks deliberately, knowledgeably, but with an easy nature. He's quick to make a joke, comfortable enough to make one at the expense of those in the room with him.
Always searching for improvement, Max Scherzer made several tweaks to his offseason and spring program, and on Friday, he finally got a chance to test it out in a game.
Sanchez is so good the Tigers might have underpaid him. With all the recent talk of $200-million contracts, his five-year, $88-million deal looks like a bargain.
Rather amazingly, Miguel Cabrera turns 31 in April. (It seems like he’s been around forever and yet you’re still surprised he’s that old. It doesn’t make sense.)
The Ten Most Indispensable Tigers
Tiger Tales, Lee Panas
By virtually all accounts, the Tigers are heavy favorites to win the American League Central Division in 2014.
Elsewhere in baseball:
In first test of expanded replay, call is upheld
MLB.com, Rhett Bollinger
Baseball's new expanded replay rules were put to use for the first time on Monday at Hammond Stadium.
Liquor, cockroaches, grand hotels, old ballparks, national anthems and more spring training fun
HardballTalk, Craig Calcaterra
The weekend contained a lot of driving too, but a lot of fun as well. After I checked out of the Tigers game on Friday afternoon I found some local culture in Lakeland:
The best thing you could say about Wilson's appearance is that it seemed like he belonged.
Lets address this pic. 1st off it was taco night, sombreros enhance the experience. Holly told a story and said "I've got it out in the car"— Max Scherzer (@Max_Scherzer) March 3, 2014
First day in Lakeland. We can start now. pic.twitter.com/oxa7uoWTe0— Mario Impemba (@mario_impemba) March 3, 2014
Thx all for ur bday wishes; had a great time w the fam Grax x sus felicitaciones, pase un dia sabroso junto a la fam pic.twitter.com/YrIx9Q1Z7M— Anibal Sanchez (@AnibalSanchez19) March 2, 2014