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Though Detroit Tigers Have Missed on Cuban Prospects, They’ll Keep Hunting
February 26th, 2015 at 2:07 PM
Monday, the Yoan Moncada dance ended, with the Boston Red Sox securing the services of the young infielder on a $63 million dollar contract. ***VIDEO1*** Though the Detroit Tigers were involved and did their due diligence with Moncada, they eventually pulled out of the running. It was the second time in recent...

Newly Motivated Ian Krol Could Be Best Bounce Back Candidate for Detroit Tigers’ Bullpen
February 25th, 2015 at 11:01 AM
Last season, the Detroit Tigers' entire bullpen struggled, but the left side of the rubber was perhaps the best poster child for many of these problems as a whole. ***VIDEO1*** As a veteran, Phil Coke continually struggled to get back into form, and outside of that, the team was depending if not...

Detroit Tigers Make Solid Move to Bring Back Motivated Reliever Joba Chamberlain for 2015
February 24th, 2015 at 11:06 AM
If any Detroit Tigers' fans went to sleep still feeling nervous about the bullpen on February 23, by the time they woke up on February 24, things might have felt just a bit better. ***VIDEO1*** That's because Tuesday morning, the team brought back Joba Chamberlain, one of their more consistent relievers from...

Detroit Tigers Have a Major Challenge in Properly Balancing David Price Contract Situation
February 23rd, 2015 at 3:05 PM
Even though a year has passed, the Detroit Tigers mysteriously find themselves in an eerily similar position with one of their big arms. ***VIDEO1*** Much like Max Scherzer a year ago, David Price is set to become a free agent after the 2015 season. Like Scherzer, the Tigers would probably badly like...

Detroit Tigers Position Preview: Outfield Reshaped in Key Spots, but Much More Sound Defensively
February 23rd, 2015 at 11:50 AM
With spring training set to begin and the baseball season just around the corner, we're previewing the Detroit Tigers position by position It's a wild experience to sit back and think about the Detroit Tigers' outfield during the past handful of years. Names have come and gone, and new players have...

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...

Jose Igleisas Must Be Cautious in Proving He’s not Damaged Goods During Detroit Tigers’ Comeback
February 20th, 2015 at 10:53 AM
Thursday, Brad Ausmus met with the media for the first time, and admitted to thinking about something that most people who follow the Detroit Tigers have likely been agonizing about themselves. ***VIDEO1*** Even though shortstop Jose Iglesias appears ready to triumphantly return from shin stress fractures to confidently anchor the middle of...

Justin Verlander’s Rejuvenation Both Apparent, Important for Detroit Tigers Early in Spring Training
February 19th, 2015 at 12:00 PM
From Detroit, Michigan to Lakeland, Florida, the refrain continues. Justin Verlander looks good, feels even better and is motivated to make the 2015 season his best yet for the Detroit Tigers. After a string of injuries mixed with inconsistent performances, both Verlander and the team know how important it is for...

Detroit Tigers’ Slugger Miguel Cabrera Cleared to Resume Baseball Activities
February 18th, 2015 at 3:58 PM
As far as the major injury front is concerned, it's shaping up to be a case of one down, one to go for the Detroit Tigers. ***VIDEO1*** Wednesday, the team announced in a statement that Miguel Cabrera was cleared to initiate non-impact baseball activities including hitting and throwing. Dr. Robert Anderson believes...

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...

Pressure Heaviest on Motivated Joe Nathan to Rebound for Detroit Tigers
February 17th, 2015 at 11:23 AM
Coming into any baseball season, it's never easy to pinpoint just one player who needs improvement. Most tinkering major leaguers would likely be able to find a place they needed to hone their skills. ***VIDEO1*** For the 2015 Detroit Tigers, however, it's quite easy to see where the responsibility lies. Closer Joe...

Detroit Tigers Positional Preview: Finally Healthy and Experienced, Infield Has Potential to Shine
February 16th, 2015 at 10:46 AM
With spring training set to begin and the baseball season just around the corner, we're previewing the Detroit Tigers position by position. Last season, the Detroit Tigers were excited to see what offensive and defensive dividends a changed infield might pay them. Coming into the fold were three new starters, and...

As Clock Ticks on Yoan Moncada, Level of Detroit Tigers’ Interest Remains Uncertain
February 13th, 2015 at 11:49 AM
Even though there is merely weeks until the spring training begins, baseball's free agency period still includes one major name that teams are deciding on. ***VIDEO1*** 19 year-old Cuban wunderkind Yoan Moncada has made an impression during workouts for some of the top teams in the league, and the Detroit Tigers were...

Victor Martinez’s Knee Surgery a Success; Detroit Tigers Expect Him Back Soon
February 11th, 2015 at 11:30 AM
Tuesday afternoon, the Detroit Tigers announced they had dodged a significant bullet as an organization. Victor Martinez's knee surgery went well, and the slugger is only expected to miss 4-6 weeks. ***VIDEO1*** For those already doing the math, that means Martinez is likely to be ready for opening day on April 6,...

Detroit Tigers were Likely Never Serious About Bidding for James Shields
February 10th, 2015 at 10:18 AM
Monday, the last domino to fall in baseball's free agency market was James Shields, who headed to the west coast and signed with the San Diego Padres on a four-year contract with a fifth year option worth close to $75 million dollars. ***VIDEO1*** Shields took negotiations with teams to the eleventh hour,...

Report: Detroit Tigers Have Had Discussions with Toronto Blue Jays Regarding Dioner Navarro
February 9th, 2015 at 5:32 PM
The Detroit Tigers don't know what will happen to Victor Martinez, and as a result, they might prefer all their bases to be covered in case Martinez needs plenty of time to heal his injured knee which will soon go under the knife. ***VIDEO1*** From that perspective, Monday afternoon's rumor, courtesy of...

Detroit Tigers Positional Preview: Starting Rotation Has Major Questions with Few Answers
February 9th, 2015 at 10:12 AM
With spring training set to begin and the baseball season just around the corner, we're previewing the Detroit Tigers position by position. ***VIDEO1*** During the 2014-15 offseason, there has been no position that has seen more change on the Detroit Tigers' entire roster than the starting rotation. Gone are Max Scherzer and Rick...

If Detroit Tigers Need Long-Term Victor Martinez Replacement, Dayan Viciedo Makes Most Sense
February 6th, 2015 at 11:28 AM
Those longing for news about the health of Victor Martinez will now be forced to play an uncomfortable waiting game. ***VIDEO1*** Tuesday, the Detroit Tigers' slugger is scheduled to have his knee surgery with Dr. James Andrews in Florida, and the team will not know more specifics about the injury until then. Martinez's...

Detroit Tigers’ Slugger Victor Martinez Injures Knee, Set to Have Surgery Tuesday
February 5th, 2015 at 4:11 PM
Monday may have been Groundhog's Day, but Thursday afternoon had to feel like it for the Detroit Tigers. ***VIDEO1*** Victor Martinez, one of the team's biggest offensive threats, a major offseason re-signing and designated hitter, sustained a medial meniscus injury during baseball activities while going through his offseason program, and will miss...

Yoenis Cespedes Primed for Hitting Resurgence Working with Miguel Cabrera and Victor Martinez
February 5th, 2015 at 3:18 PM
Since the Detroit Tigers picked up Yoenis Cespedes in December, there has been a cautious optimism about the move. ***VIDEO1*** Sure, Cespedes has been a force the past few seasons showing flashes of raw power while at the plate, but that doesn't stop folks from wondering about consistency given all those strikeouts...