Don Cooper


Jeff Samardzija just kept betting on himself, supremely confident in his own abilities and the escalating price for pitching, and it’s paying off with a five-year, $90 million contract with the Sa


DETROIT -- David Robertson had hoped to visit with Yogi Berra this weekend during a four-game visit to Yankee Stadium.


DETROIT -- As David Robertson struggled last week, bullpen coach Bobby Thigpen believed from his closing experience that a subtle suggestion might do more than drastic measures.


DETROIT -- When he pitched in two All-Star contests earlier this summer, Frankie Montas was more than willing to show off his 101-mph fastball when he could.


Carlos Rodon’s strides in the bullpen are translating to the mound and while Don Cooper is pleased, he knows there is more to be done.