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Justin Verlander and Jose Valverde anchoring the Detroit Tigers’ pitching staff

Posted by Adrien Griffin Categories: Athletes, MLB,

Justin VerlanderJustin Verlander’s getting all of the attention for the AL Cy Young award, and rightly so, but getting overlooked in the discussion is the work of teammate and closer Jose Valverde, who has converted all 47 save attempts this season. In fact, Valverde has earned a save in 13 of Verlander’s 24 victories this season. Put an average closer in place of Valverde and just how many wins do you think Verlander would have instead?

 

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Selig to meet with advisory committee to discuss the game

Posted by Adrien Griffin Categories: Athletes, Editorial, Front Office, MLB,

Bud SeligFollowing the conclusion of next week’s Owner’s Meeting in Scottsdale, Arizona, Major League Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig will meet with the newly-formed advisory committee for the first time. The committee, formed on Dec. 15, are coming together to examine all aspects of the game on the field and determine whether improvements can and should be made. Selig has invited the committee to Arizona and will convene following the conclusion of the joint session on Jan. 14.

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