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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...

Brad Ausmus Needs to Push Right Buttons More Consistently Down the Stretch for Detroit Tigers
September 7th, 2014 at 5:49 PM
Certain baseball players, it is said, are worth additional wins than some of their peers thanks to their total consistent contributions to a team. ***VIDEO1*** If that's the case, certain savvy managers must also be worth a few extra victories a year for the teams they lead. If there's a statistic for...

Breakfast with Brad: Given Work with Pitchers, not Hard to See Why Catchers Make Good Managers
July 10th, 2014 at 9:14 AM
"Breakfast With Brad" provides a look inside the mind of Detroit Tigers' manager Brad Ausmus It's been an interesting first season on the job for Brad Ausmus in Detroit. From self-described mini-losing streaks to beating baseball's best teams, often, what's down has been up and vice-versa. ***VIDEO1*** One constant, though, has been Ausmus's impressive work...

Breakfast with Brad: Detroit Tigers Allowing a Positive Environment for Rookie Manager to Grow
July 3rd, 2014 at 11:28 AM
"Breakfast With Brad" provides a look inside the mind of Detroit Tigers' manager Brad Ausmus After Wednesday afternoon's impressive victory over the Oakland Athletics concluded a significant series sweep, it was obvious that Detroit Tigers' boss Brad Ausmus would be in a good mood. However, when it was asked what the manager liked and didn't...

Detroit Tigers’ Manager Brad Ausmus Adds Calm Levity to Miserable Stretch of Baseball
June 19th, 2014 at 11:13 AM
A manager in baseball can only do so much. He's in charge of the lineup, pitching management and setting the overall tone in the clubhouse. ***PHOTO1*** Are the Detroit Tigers mired in their miserable slump because of anything first year leader Brad Ausmus is doing? Many will argue that's the case, while...

Detroit Tigers Should Allow Weary Justin Verlander Time Away to Find Himself
June 17th, 2014 at 10:03 AM
Since opening the season with a fantastic April, life has become a horror movie for Justin Verlander. Trouble is always lurking around every corner. It feels as if the walls are closing in as an unseen demon lurks. Worst of all, Verlander can't even trust his oldest friends, which in...

Breakfast with Brad: Attempting to Understand Why Brad Ausmus Left Justin Verlander In
June 12th, 2014 at 1:22 PM
"Breakfast With Brad" provides a look inside the mind of Detroit Tigers' manager Brad Ausmus For one inning, Detroit Tigers' former ace Justin Verlander looked like himself. Problem is, that performance didn't last long. ***PHOTO1*** Verlander fought his control again over the course of five rough innings and seven earned runs in Chicago, coming up...

Breakfast with Brad: Manager’s Theory Proves Correct About Fatigue Schedule for Detroit Tigers
May 21st, 2014 at 11:53 AM
"Breakfast With Brad" provides a look inside the mind of Detroit Tigers' manager Brad Ausmus. ***PHOTO1*** Several times during his shortened time on the job, Brad Ausmus has looked like a soothsayer. He may have never looked more brilliant, however, than when presenting his theory on rest and fatigue for a ball-club. Entering...

Jim Leyland on Major League Baseball Replay: Give Peace a Chance
May 12th, 2014 at 9:41 AM
Saturday afternoon, Jim Leyland made a shocking revelation. The man who had been ejected 72 times in his major league career had recently been in New York checking out baseball's new replay system. ***PHOTO1*** More interesting yet, Leyland admitted to favoring replay in baseball. He said this while wearing a blazer over...

On Jim Leyland Day, It’s Time to Remember His Finest Detroit Tigers’ Moment as Manager
May 10th, 2014 at 11:08 AM
Jim Leyland accomplished plenty in eight years as the manager of the Detroit Tigers, but arguably, his best move came only 13 games into his tenure. ***PHOTO1*** Anybody who watched or was there will surely remember. The 2006 Tigers, after starting off a hot 7-5 by their standards, laid an April egg...

Detroit Tigers’ Adventurous Bullpen Will Be Major Point of Contention Throughout Season
April 7th, 2014 at 2:02 PM
The Detroit Tigers have one of the top records in baseball after nearly a week back in the game, but even as the team dominated the Baltimore Orioles over most of the weekend, a significant concern has developed. ***PHOTO1*** Most have been content to assume a bullpen containing a big three of Joe...

Detroit Tigers Showing Some Welcome Aggression on Bases Despite Below Average Returns
April 4th, 2014 at 10:24 PM
When Brad Ausmus took over the Detroit Tigers, the wounds were still fresh. His team was bleeding after being proven physically slow on the basepaths and mentally slow in between the bags, as well, during a tough defeat in the ALCS. ***PHOTO1*** Throughout the first three games of the 2014 season, it's clear...

Ian Kinsler the Latest Hero as Detroit Tigers Win Second Consecutive Game via Walkoff
April 2nd, 2014 at 5:30 PM
Last season, the Detroit Tigers rarely were able to win close games or extra inning affairs. If the first two contests of 2014 are any indication, the team should be much better in both respects this season. ***PHOTO1*** For the second straight game, some drama was needed to decide a winner between...

Detroit Tigers’ Tales: Justin Verlander to Make First Start of Spring While Nick Castellanos Impresses
March 3rd, 2014 at 2:35 PM
Welcome to Tiger Tales, a weekly look at the top five news stories from around the web about the Motor City Kitties. Spring training is underway, and the Detroit Tigers have begun to answer numerous questions prior to the start of regular season baseball. One major question will be the early...

In Brad Ausmus, the Detroit Tigers Continue Line of Witty, Quotable Managers
February 12th, 2014 at 1:53 PM
For the past eight years, the Detroit Tigers employed one of the most quotable, loquacious managers in baseball with the always crusty Jim Leyland. Since Brad Ausmus took over in November, it's been hard to get a read on his personality considering baseball's dead period fueled his lack of media involvement. ***PHOTO1*** With...

Jim Leyland, Jhonny Peralta, and Octavio Dotel in; Delmon Young and Jose Valverde Out
October 30th, 2012 at 3:58 PM
Detroit Tigers manager Jim Leyland, along with shortstop Jhonny Peralta and reliever Octavio Dotel, will be calling Comerica Park their home for at least one more season.  Leyland was given a one-year extension on his contract through 2013, and it sounds like he couldn't be happier. ***PHOTO1*** "Detroit is a tremendous baseball...