Detroit Tigers News - 2013 Tigers Baseball Updates
3/29/13 – Justin Verlander and the Detroit Tigers agreed to a five-year, $140 million contract extension today for 2015-2019. The 30-year-old RHP is the highest-paid pitcher in baseball and recently tweeted that he and his teammates would bring a World Series to Detroit. The Tigers will begin their quest for a World Series Title on the road against the Minnesota Twins with their first series at Comerica Park
versus the team they swept in the American League Championship Series last year – the New York Yankees
. Tigers tickets in April are the fifth most expensive in MLB with both the highest priced game of the season (New York Yankees) and cheapest (Toronto Blue Jays) on Detroit’s schedule this year.
Deee-troit Baseball is back! In fact, the Detroit Tigers are amongst the favorites to win the 2013 World Series. Detroit's 2012 squad swept the New York Yankees in the American League Championship Series to get a coveted spot in the World Series. Additional 2012 highlights included Miguel Cabrera earning the American League Triple Crown in batting (the first player to do so since 1967) and Justin Verlander and Max Scherzer finishing one-two in strikeouts in the American League. Lets not forget that Cabrera was named the AL's MVP, the same award Verlander won the year prior.
2012 marked the first back-to-back Divisional titles in team history. 2013 brings new goals — including getting back to the World Series and securing a fifth World Series Championship. Much of the Tigers squad for 2013 is set; for those few positions up for grabs, Spring Training games
will help finalize the 40-man roster. The Detroit Tigers schedule opens up with a Spring Training game against the Atlanta Braves
on February 22nd.
So, "Who's your Tiger?" Is it three-time American League strikeout champion Justin Verlander? Is it seven-time All-Star Miguel Cabrera? Or is it one of Detroit's three top prospects named to Baseball America-s Top 100 list — top hitting prospect Nick Castellanos (potential Triple A start), Avisail Garcia/"Miggy Jr.," or rookie closer Bruce Rondon? Do we dare leave out nine-time Gold Glove Award winner Torii Hunter?
With a roster this stacked and an AL Pennant driving demand up, it is not surprising that Detroit Tigers tickets have gone up in price. Overall, however, Tigers tickets are still not among the most expensive in MLB. In fact, regular season Tigers game tickets are seventh cheapest in the League averaging just $57. World Series tickets at Comerica Park were about half the cost of World Series tickets at AT&T Park last year — a good sign should the team make it back!