A look at all the add-on fees that teams charge for tickets. The Tigers dropped their fees this year $2.75 and are among the cheapest. Toronto is towards the top. I was shocked to find out that even buying tickets in person at the box office still incurred fees.
Steve Kornacki speculates that Jeremy Bonderman may pitch out of the bullpen while he builds arm strength. I'm not sure how that would help him build strength and stamina. Also in the article he notes that Bobby Seay has been battling some back stiffness this week.
On the other hand, Verlander is "confident" and "ready to go," so there's that.
Smoking Loon Good article, Kevin.
Did anyone else have the thought last year that perhaps the biggest problem with Verlander was... predictability? He
Kevin in Dallas Neither does this story.
Kevin in Dallas This picture does not instill a whole bunch of confidence.
Coleman Check out this one: http://www.mlive.com/tigers/index.ssf/2015/02/report_relief_pitcher_joba_cha.html#incart_more_sports
He shaved the beard! And looks like he dropped a few pounds too.
low price, potential high yield... or maybe not. Whatever the case, Joba certainly said all the right things.
Jim EggersUSMC I concur K in D, am hoping for a good but not great season from JV. Seemed to me he
StorminNorman$ Great info/research Kevin! One point to clarify and factor into the analysis: JV did make $20M last year, but
Coleman Verlander had core muscle surgery last January. Could it be, at his age, and with the type of pitcher he
Jim EggersUSMC I am sorry to hear that, was looking forward to your blunt and accurate reports... as far as next year