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Chattin’ Cats Week in Review: Mental Lapses Continue to Haunt Detroit Tigers, Brad Ausmus
August 17th, 2015 at 12:00 PM
Welcome to Chattin' Cats, a weekly piece recapping the most important talking point from the week before about the Detroit Tigers while taking a look ahead. At this point of a 162 game season, if a team hasn't figured out how to play situational baseball, they're probably more than a lost...

Is Detroit Tigers’ Manager Brad Ausmus on the Hot Seat? Many Writers Seem to Think So
August 13th, 2015 at 10:33 AM
For many reasons, some beyond their control, the Detroit Tigers have been one of baseball's biggest disappointments in 2015. ***VIDEO1*** The team has already dramatically dismissed general manager Dave Dombrowski, appointing Al Avila to his post. There's been a shakeup in Detroit's organizational outlook moving forward, and as a result, there's growing...

Bruce Rondon’s Attitude Keying His Revival at Back of Detroit Tigers’ Bullpen
August 7th, 2015 at 10:18 AM
Bruce Rondon is looking like his overpowering self again, and according to his manager, the reason isn't hard to comprehend. ***VIDEO1*** Thursday afternoon, Rondon pitched another solid inning for the Detroit Tigers, helping pave the way to their eventual win against the Kansas City Royals. Since July 27, Rondon has only allowed...

Future of Brad Ausmus Now Firmly up in the Air After Detroit Tigers’ Front Office Upheaval
August 5th, 2015 at 11:24 AM
In his introductory press conference, new Detroit Tigers' general manager Al Avila was very direct when speaking about the future of the team. ***VIDEO1*** One area where he was perhaps unknowingly direct regarded the future of Brad Ausmus, the second year manager who has struggled through 2015 after an equally rough finish...

Brad Ausmus, Dave Dombrowski Share Equal Culpability for Detroit Tigers’ Bullpen Meltdowns
July 22nd, 2015 at 9:34 AM
"I would do nothing different at all," Brad Ausmus said Tuesday night after mismanaging his bullpen in a game his Detroit Tigers had to have against the Seattle Mariners. ***VIDEO1*** Instead of changing pitchers in an ugly eighth inning and swapping out Neftali Feliz, Ausmus left the beleaguered pitcher in, and he...

Five Keys to an Improved Second Half for the Detroit Tigers
July 16th, 2015 at 11:41 AM
There's been plenty of reasons too numerous to mention for the Detroit Tigers' awkward start to the 2015 season. ***VIDEO1*** Poor pitching, injuries, untimely hitting and managerial decisions have each played a significant role in the Tigers starting the second half behind the eight ball as it relates to winning the Central...

Late Managing Errors Covered up by Clutch Hits in Detroit Tigers’ Win Over Minnesota Twins
July 10th, 2015 at 9:59 AM
Dave Clark and Brad Ausmus should both owe Ian Kinsler an expensive dinner of his choosing in the Twin Cities over the weekend. ***VIDEO1*** Thursday night, with more clutch hitting, the second baseman bailed both out of a potential sticky situation late in what would become a big 4-2 win by the...

Brad Ausmus Needs to Call Shots and Take Charge of Detroit Tigers’ Ad-Lib Mentality
June 3rd, 2015 at 11:26 AM
This much is true: a manager is only so much at fault for the complete struggles of his baseball team. ***VIDEO1*** But when the same things routinely keep coming up and mistakes start to happen as a result, it's clear there's a problem developing. The current issues of the Detroit Tigers obviously extend...

Chattin’ Cats Week in Review: Brad Ausmus Needs Managing Balance for Detroit Tigers
May 25th, 2015 at 9:14 AM
Welcome to Chattin' Cats, a weekly piece recapping the most important talking point from the week before about the Detroit Tigers while taking a look ahead. This past week, the Detroit Tigers finished out a tough home stand, losing two of three games to the Milwaukee Brewers, and struggling to a...

Breakfast with Brad: Within Bullpen Management, Brad Ausmus Can Walk Tightrope for Detroit Tigers
May 22nd, 2015 at 9:58 AM
"Breakfast With Brad" provides a morning look inside the mind of Detroit Tigers' manager Brad Ausmus. Thursday afternoon, the Detroit Tigers seemed to have a regulation win against the Houston Astros in the bag. ***VIDEO1*** David Price had pitched well into the sixth inning, and the team had finally gotten the kind of...

Breakfast with Brad: Letting Joba Chamberlain Finish Eighth an Obvious Mistake for Brad Ausmus
May 7th, 2015 at 9:28 AM
"Breakfast With Brad" provides a morning look inside the mind of Detroit Tigers' manager Brad Ausmus Early in 2015, the Detroit Tigers' bullpen has been doing an adequate job of getting needed outs in big spots, and the manager has done a decent job of putting them in a position to...

Cold Air Helping Playing a Role in Detroit Tigers’ Offensive Chill This Week
April 24th, 2015 at 12:51 PM
Sunday, back when the weather was still warm, the Detroit Tigers scored nine runs against the Chicago White Sox in their series finale. ***VIDEO1*** That, of course, led to optimism given the New York Yankees would come to town, and sandwiched between CC Sabathia and Masahiro Tanaka would be two pitchers the...

Detroit Tigers’ Catcher Alex Avila Making Some Subtle Yet Meaningful Changes Behind Plate
February 21st, 2015 at 11:59 AM
Nearly ever since his career began, it seems Alex Avila has been fighting issues beyond his control behind the plate. ***VIDEO1*** From notable foul tips to collisions to concussions, it's a struggle to think of a catcher that's taken more of a beating early in his career than Avila has with the...

Five Detroit Tigers’ Spring Training Storylines to Watch Closely in the Weeks Ahead
February 18th, 2015 at 11:24 AM
While temperatures in Metro Detroit hover just above or well below freezing, the Detroit Tigers shoveled off to sunny and warm Lakeland, Florida this week to begin the odyssey that is spring training. ***VIDEO1*** Like most years, the 2015 Tigers have plenty of questions, concerns and reasons to be excited, making spring...

Detroit Tigers Lack of Guts Shows Through with Inability to Pursue Joe Maddon
October 31st, 2014 at 8:15 AM
Once upon a time, the great business mogul Donald Trump said it best. "As long as you are going to be thinking anyway, think big." ***VIDEO1*** Signing Joe Maddon to manage the Detroit Tigers would have qualified as such a move, especially after the team bowed out of the playoffs in embarrassing fashion...

Detroit Tigers Name Mike Maroth Pitching Coach of Triple-A Toledo
October 29th, 2014 at 10:58 AM
The Detroit Tigers have made another move to help restructure their coaching staff. ***VIDEO1*** No, it has nothing to do with Joe Maddon, who seems to be everyone's rumor du-jour. Instead, it involves teaching at the minor league level, and the hiring of Mike Maroth to take over as pitching coach for...

Hiring Joe Maddon Makes Sense for Detroit Tigers, but Dave Dombrowski Would Have to Check Ego
October 26th, 2014 at 1:56 PM
Barring something earth-shattering happening, the Detroit Tigers appeared set to have Brad Ausmus returning for his second season as manager. ***VIDEO1*** Friday, though, the earthquake that nobody saw coming happened when Joe Maddon, the successful manager of the Tampa Bay Rays, abruptly decided to bolt from Tampa Bay. This came on the...

Detroit Tigers’ Darnell Coles Departs to Become Milwaukee Brewers Hitting Coach
October 24th, 2014 at 9:08 AM
One change that the Detroit Tigers didn't figure to see this offseason was with regards to the coaching staff, most of whom were figured to return for year two under now-seasoned boss Brad Ausmus. ***VIDEO1*** Scratch one name off that list, though, as assistant hitting coach Darnell Coles is departing Detroit to...

Detroit Tigers’ 2014 Final Team Grades, Rating the Entire Roster Position by Position
October 7th, 2014 at 12:04 PM
The Detroit Tigers won 90 games, made the playoffs and claimed the Central Division for the fourth straight year. However, their struggles while accomplishing all three feats often overshadowed their successes. ***VIDEO1*** This past weekend, Detroit was bounced in an easy three games by the Baltimore Orioles and witnessed plenty of problems...

Breakfast with Brad: David Price’s Chance at Complete Game Justifiable Move by Brad Ausmus
September 24th, 2014 at 11:24 AM
"Breakfast With Brad" provides a look inside the mind of Detroit Tigers' manager Brad Ausmus All's well that ends well. That was the theme Tuesday night, as the Detroit Tigers pulled out a tough 4-3 win against the Chicago White Sox in the bottom of the ninth inning with an exhilarating...