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Three Key Lessons the Detroit Tigers Can Learn from the San Francicso Giants
October 30th, 2014 at 10:13 AM
Wednesday night, the San Francisco Giants won their third World Series in the last five years, beating the Kansas City Royals in an epic game seven battle. ***VIDEO1*** The Detroit Tigers, meanwhile, were eliminated weeks ago, meaning they have plenty of lessons they can learn from the recent champions on how to...

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...

The Tale of the Tape: Baltimore Orioles Vs. Detroit Tigers Preview Position by Position
October 1st, 2014 at 1:41 PM
The Baltimore Orioles and Detroit Tigers will compete in the ALDS on Thursday night. On paper, the matchup looks fairly even, but there are several areas where one side and the other have clear advantages. ***VIDEO1*** Today, we break down the series by looking at everything in total. Where might the Tigers...

Detroit Tigers Gameday Notes: Pressure Intensifies as Division Chase Becomes More Interesting
September 27th, 2014 at 5:36 PM
DETROIT---In some ways, the plight of the 2014 Detroit Tigers isn't unlike that of the 2009 squad. ***VIDEO1*** That year, all Detroit had to do to edge Minnesota out in the final week of the season was win. Up three games with four to go, the Tigers hit an oil slick, failed...

Detroit Tigers Clinch Playoff Birth, Arguably Have Chris Sale’s Meltdown to Thank
September 25th, 2014 at 4:10 PM
DETROIT---Before they slept on Wednesday night, the Detroit Tigers already knew their fate. They were heading back to the playoffs for the fourth straight year thanks to a loss by the Seattle Mariners. ***VIDEO1*** However, that fate was probably known a lot sooner during the afternoon, say, after the seventh inning of...

Detroit Tigers Gameday Notes: Tigers Trying to Stay Hot Amidst Biggest Series of the Season
September 9th, 2014 at 4:21 PM
The Detroit Tigers opened up their version of statement week in a big way, beating the Kansas City Royals 9-5 behind a powerful, potent offensive attack and solid pitching from Justin Verlander. ***VIDEO1*** Tuesday night, game two features Max Scherzer, another Tigers ace, facing off against Jason Vargas. Detroit's now one game...

Detroit Tigers Gameday Notes: No Escape from Rough Stretch Forcing Tigers to Work Overtime
September 6th, 2014 at 11:38 AM
The Detroit Tigers played an extra inning affair on their way out of Cleveland this week, and Friday night, they may as well have played another such game. ***VIDEO1*** Detroit lost 8-2 to the San Francisco Giants in a rain soaked affair which featured a nearly three hour delay. Before the rains...

Respect More than Just a Final Season Advertising Slogan for New York Yankees’ Derek Jeter
August 27th, 2014 at 11:12 AM
During last July's MLB All-Star game, a commercial was unveiled for Nike touting "Re2pect" as a tagline, with plenty of different people nationwide tipping their caps to the soon retiring Derek Jeter. ***VIDEO1*** No matter how beautiful the message might have been, personally, Jeter would probably reject such marketing efforts as ridiculous....

Derek Jeter’s Last Stop with New York Yankees Against Detroit Tigers Has Special Significance
August 26th, 2014 at 10:26 AM
For months, retiring New York Yankees' captain Derek Jeter has gotten the royal treatment from coast to coast exactly as he should. ***VIDEO1*** Along the way, he's received gifts, standing ovations and support from friends and rivals alike as he plays out his last season in the big leagues. This particular last...

Charting the Central Division: Detroit Tigers’ Lead Dwindling Fast with Offense, Wins Missing
August 8th, 2014 at 7:55 AM
During the season, we'll keep fans updated on the chase for the American League Central Division by charting the Detroit Tigers' competition. The Detroit Tigers have gone on the road to face some challenging competition and seen their offense disappear. The Kansas City Royals have not. This dynamic has suddenly created a...

Max’s Musings: Praising Pudge Rodriguez, While Cheering Colorado Rockies’ Young Stars
August 5th, 2014 at 8:58 AM
Max DeMara is musing on all things Detroit Tigers. This past weekend, the Colorado Rockies made a rare visit to take on the Detroit Tigers. While many fans were expecting to see the team's usual stars such as Troy Tulowitzki and Carlos Gonzalez, a few others stole the show. ***VIDEO1*** What the Rockies lacked...

Detroit Tigers Trade Rumors: Philadelphia Philllies Could Be Evolving into Ideal Trade Partner
July 22nd, 2014 at 2:07 PM
Another day brings another round of trade rumors pertaining to the Detroit Tigers and their quest for additions, specifically to an often shaky bullpen. ***VIDEO1*** Lately, though, while the team remains interested in names such as Joaquin Benoit and Joakim Soria, they seem to be shifting thoughts to another National League team who...

Tough Second Half on Paper Should Be No Concern for Detroit Tigers
July 18th, 2014 at 9:38 AM
Everything looks different on paper. People can look more intimidating, failing companies can look much more profitable and in sports, teams can look more daunting than they actually are in person. ***VIDEO1*** Coming out of the 2014 edition of the All-Star break, plenty of pundits are searching for a reason the Detroit...

Charting the Central Division: Teams Open Second Half with Work to Do to Catch Detroit Tigers
July 17th, 2014 at 1:20 PM
During the season, we'll keep fans updated on the chase for the American League Central Division by charting the Detroit Tigers' competition. Before the All-Star break, the Detroit Tigers had a critical series in Kansas City. Despite a loss Sunday, the team took three of the four games played and made...

Detroit Tigers Trade Rumors: Ranking the Potential Moves for Bullpen Help
July 15th, 2014 at 9:18 AM
From now until July 31, plenty of rumors about the Detroit Tigers will arise. Until the day of reckoning, we're here to help make sense of it all. The one move the Detroit Tigers are likely to make on or before July 31 is a trade for experienced bullpen help. Despite...

Dynamic Dodger Yasiel Puig a Treat for Detroit Tigers to Watch up Close
July 9th, 2014 at 11:11 AM
Once upon a time, when someone had their first glimpse of Jackie Robinson, Joe DiMaggio or Ted Williams in person, it had to have felt a little something like Tuesday night in Detroit. ***VIDEO1*** Though Los Angeles Dodgers' right fielder Yasiel Puig didn't have a hit in his first game against the Detroit...

Detroit Tigers Gameday Notes: Streaking Tigers Meet Streaking Tampa Bay Rays on Holiday Weekend
July 3rd, 2014 at 5:11 PM
Combined, the Detroit Tigers and Tampa Bay Rays enter a holiday weekend series at Comerica Park hot, winners of eight games in a row. In addition to their two wins before, the Rays swept a three game series in New York against the Yankees, and Detroit swept a set against the...

To Get Over Championship Hump, These Detroit Tigers Can Learn Plenty from Elite 1984 Squad
July 1st, 2014 at 9:57 AM
Monday, the familiar faces gathered. They looked a bit older, of course, but were no less gregarious, recognizable or baseball wise. ***VIDEO1*** The 1984 World Champion Detroit Tigers were getting recognized for their contributions again, but most of the players that collected weren't overly emotional about the experience from their own personal standpoint. Conversely, they...

Detroit Tigers Gameday Notes: Streaky Houston Astros, While not as Hot Currently, Still Pesky
June 27th, 2014 at 3:51 PM
Early on last May, the first place Detroit Tigers hosted a four game against the last place Houston Astros, and the results on the field were closer than many would have expected going in. ***VIDEO1*** Save for a 11-4 blowout, the Astros hung tough in every game. taking Detroit tied into the seventh...

Lack of Pressure Could Help Explain Detroit Tigers’ Surprising Road Comfortability During 2014
June 25th, 2014 at 10:37 AM
The last five seasons, the Detroit Tigers have been one of the best teams in baseball at Comerica Park. In 2014, that statistic has reversed course dramatically in a major way. ***VIDEO1*** So far this season, the Tigers are a mediocre 19-19 on their home turf. Considering the past, .500 is significantly...