Tag Archive | Jose Valverde

Blown save aside, the A’s might have some of the 2006 Tigers in them

In 2006, the Tigers set the record for consecutive walk off victories. What the actual number was doesn’t matter.  Game after game, the group that seemed two years away picked then to make something happen. Every other day Pudge Rodriguez seemed to be getting mugged at home plate. The run consisted of a breeze through […]

Tigers fans, it’s ok. Jose Valverde is an actual closer

He’s big, he’s ugly, he gets the job done. Jose Valverde is perfect on the season, but Tigers fans are like battered dogs reacting to strange people when it comes to closers — they just can’t trust them. All those years watching Todd Jones and Fernando Rodney has scarred fans. Jones loading the bases, getting out […]


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