Tom Laverty, Author at Through The Fence Baseball

Tom Laverty

Tom Laverty lives in Detroit, Michigan and is editor of Sports Jerks Network

By Tom Laverty On Friday, February 17th, 2012

Tigers numbers crunch: best bats on paper

Can the Tigers peripheral players fill out an already hefty lineup? (Scott Boehm/Getty Images) Below are some production numbers to think about, so long as the Tigers lineup looks this way in 2012. Keep in mind More...

By Tom Laverty On Thursday, February 16th, 2012

Why Billy Beane signed Yoenis Cespedes

A's GM Billy Beane knows when to hold 'em and when to fold 'em when it comes to taking gambles. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images) Some stadiums are loud. Some are not so loud. When fans show up, they are More...

By Tom Laverty On Monday, February 13th, 2012

Cespedes signs with Athletics

The Oakland A's, not even mentioned as a possible option, land Yoenis Cespedes. (Denis Poroy/AP) MLB Trade Rumors reported at 11:12 AM CST that the Oakland A’s won the bidding for 26-year-old, Cuban defector More...

By Tom Laverty On Tuesday, February 7th, 2012
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Prince on board, but Tigers still have needs

Can Miguel Cabrera man the hot corner with confidence in 2012? (Julian H. Gonzalez/Detroit Free Press) Yes, the Tigers have Prince Fielder. They have Justin Verlander and Miguel Cabrera. They do not have Victor More...

By Tom Laverty On Sunday, October 16th, 2011

“Motown Magic” foiled, Tigers fans already looking forward to next year

Despite losing in the ALCS, Miguel Cabrera and the Detroit Tigers have plenty to smile about in 2011. (Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images) The offesason has arrived in Detroit, along with cold weather. The likely Cy More...

By Tom Laverty On Friday, October 14th, 2011

Backs against the wall in Motown

Delmon Young hit two home runs in game five as the Tigers avoided elimination in the ALCS. (latimes.com) Before game five of the ALCS, Detroit Tigers skipper Jim Leyland said, “Truthfully, I want to try to get More...

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