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Jose Iglesias Finding Different Ways to Impress Detroit Tigers Every Day
June 30th, 2015 at 12:13 PM
Sunday afternoon, Jose Iglesias didn't make a flashy play in the field, other than snagging a routine pop up over his shoulder. ***VIDEO1*** He didn't make one of his improbable infield stabs which has become routine, nor did he make a defensive play that wowed the paying customers in the grand scheme...

Inside the Numbers: Streaky Detroit Tigers’ Outfielder J.D. Martinez Deserves All-Star Consideration
June 27th, 2015 at 12:12 PM
One week, he's struggling to find his swing. The next, he's pounding home runs, starting a new assault on American League statistical leaderboards. ***VIDEO1*** Such is the life for J.D. Martinez, who's eighth inning home run won Friday night's game against the Chicago White Sox by a 5-4 margin. Martinez has now...

A Healthy Bruce Rondon is a Major X-Factor for Detroit Tigers’ Needy Bullpen
June 26th, 2015 at 10:57 AM
Amid all the negative things that happened Thursday afternoon during the Detroit Tigers' loss to the Chicago White Sox, it might have been hard to remember the biggest shining positive. ***VIDEO1*** So, while the Tigers made several mental mistakes on the base paths and at the plate, watched a struggling reliever blow...

Consistent Starting Pitching Remains Biggest Stumbling Block for the 2015 Detroit Tigers
June 24th, 2015 at 8:53 PM
Walking around the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York, it becomes obvious how important pitching is in baseball. ***VIDEO1*** Every championship team has had folds of great starting pitching. The examples are obvious through the generations, and patrons can follow them sequentially on the walls as they trace the title...

Miguel Cabrera’s Kind Gesture a Snippet of What Baseball Needs to Better Appeal to Youth
June 24th, 2015 at 10:30 AM
Miguel Cabrera routinely tortures the Cleveland Indians on the baseball diamond, so much so that he's likely to lack serious admirers of any kind in a city now obsessed with how best to contain the slugger. ***VIDEO1*** After Tuesday night, however, Cabrera figures to have the respect of at least one young...

If Justin Verlander Can Consistently Give Detroit Tigers a Chance, He Can Reinvent His Career
June 14th, 2015 at 12:03 PM
DETROIT --- Not much about Justin Verlander's first start off the disabled list was remarkable. ***VIDEO1*** The pitcher lasted five innings, saw tiredness after a minor bit of trouble end his day, didn't rack up an obscene amount of strikeouts and didn't truly wow or overpower as he has in the past....

Victor Martinez Beginning Road Back for Detroit Tigers with Rehab Stint in Toledo
June 13th, 2015 at 3:14 PM
DETROIT --- Victor Martinez has been seen as the missing link for a hot and cold Detroit Tigers' lineup, and if all goes well, that won't be the case for much longer. ***VIDEO1*** Martinez will begin a four game rehab assignment with Triple-A Toledo beginning Sunday afternoon in Pawtucket and will continue...

Kyle Ryan’s Addition to Detroit Tigers Rotation Provides Interesting Pitching Mix
June 13th, 2015 at 9:56 AM
Friday night, David Price showed what a power lefty can do amid the Detroit Tigers' 4-0 win over the Cleveland Indians. ***VIDEO1*** For nine innings, Price carved up Cleveland batters, only allowing seven hits while striking out eight and walking none in the midst of his shutout. Price was in control, and...

Detroit Tigers Bringing Back Lefty Releiver Ian Krol Prior to Series with Cleveland Indians
June 12th, 2015 at 10:00 AM
The Cleveland Indians lineup features plenty of left-handed hitters, and the Detroit Tigers likely want extra help dealing with that. ***VIDEO1*** So, they're bringing back lefty Ian Krol from Toledo on Friday prior to this weekend's three game set with Cleveland. But the reasoning for Krol's return to the bullpen might also...

Acceptance, not Defiance, Will Only Help Shane Greene to Improve for Detroit Tigers
June 11th, 2015 at 10:37 AM
Here, there, everywhere. Wednesday night, Shane Greene's pitches did a little bit of everything around the plate once they left his hand. ***VIDEO1*** And after they hit the bat, the same exact things happened. Home runs, doubles, triples and singles were sprayed across Comerica Park's night sky early and often like a...

Outfielder Christin Stewart the Natural Hitter Detroit Tigers’ System Has Been Craving
June 9th, 2015 at 3:17 PM
For those who believe the Detroit Tigers have eschewed the need for smart, powerful hitting in the draft---especially from the left side of the plate--rejoice! ***VIDEO1*** Monday night, those pleas were finally heard when the Tigers selected Christin Stewart of the Tennessee Volunteers became Detroit's second selection of the 2015 MLB Draft....

2015 MLB Draft Preview: Five Potential Detroit Tigers’ Selections at Picks 22 and 34
June 8th, 2015 at 3:30 PM
Major league baseball's annual selection meeting might not get the glitzy fanfare of other major sports, but to the teams involved, the MLB Draft is no less important as team building goes. ***VIDEO1*** The Detroit Tigers enter the 2015 version of the draft in need of some early arms. Last year's selection...

Chattin’ Cats Week in Review: Detroit Tigers’ Losing Streak Ends Thanks to Middle Order Production
June 8th, 2015 at 10:33 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. Over the weekend, the Detroit Tigers got a nice mix of good hitting and clutch pitching to pull out a key series win against the...

Justin Verlander Pushing for Detroit Tigers’ Return While Bruce Rondon Struggles
June 7th, 2015 at 11:38 AM
Unlike his last start, Justin Verlander showed some signs of being his old self again Saturday night while pitching for the Toledo Mud Hens. ***VIDEO1*** Verlander struck out nine batters while pitching into the sixth inning of Toledo's eventual 6-1 loss to the Columbus Clippers. After accepting a ball from a dinosaur...

Detroit Tigers Could Get Victor Martinez, Alex Avila and Justin Verlander Back Soon
June 5th, 2015 at 10:48 AM
Early this season, injury problems have been a familiar crutch for the struggling Detroit Tigers. ***VIDEO1*** Soon, however, it appears the team might not even have that excuse to fall back on. In addition to the progressing Justin Verlander and Bruce Rondon, the team could get a pair of ailing sluggers in...

Angel Nesbitt’s Confidence Lacking Most Through Rough Stretch for Detroit Tigers
June 4th, 2015 at 11:48 AM
It doesn't take a pitching doctor to realize that something is likely wrong mechanically with Angel Nesbitt. ***VIDEO1*** Wednesday night, in the midst of a sleepy 6-1 loss to the Oakland Athletics in which not much went right, Nesbitt's performance in the eighth inning was of particular concern for the Detroit Tigers. Nesbitt,...

Chattin’ Cats Week in Review: Nothing Detroit Tigers Can Do but Try and Ride Out Slumps
June 1st, 2015 at 12:05 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. Sunday night, the Detroit Tigers lost their fourth straight game to the Los Angeles Angels, prolonging their latest losing streak. It happened in similar fashion...

Justin Verlander Struggles in Rehab Start, but Continues Progress for Detroit Tigers
May 31st, 2015 at 7:58 PM
Considering the bad luck the Detroit Tigers have seen with rehab starts early this year, it was likely hard for the team to be too dismayed by what Justin Verlander accomplished on Sunday afternoon. ***VIDEO1*** Facing live batters for the first time since spring training in March, Verlander got knocked around a...

Detroit Tigers’ Offense Could Be Struggling Mostly Due to Lack of Victor Martinez
May 30th, 2015 at 5:20 PM
Sometimes, it's easy to comprehend why a team is struggling to score runs in baseball despite the relative power of their lineup. ***VIDEO1*** Fundamentals are always key, as is focus during at-bats. But the Detroit Tigers are dealing with issues in all of those places while trying to overcome a key injury...

Despite Struggles Thursday, Brighter Days Ahead for Detroit Tigers’ Buck Farmer
May 29th, 2015 at 11:11 AM
By simply taking a glance at the box score Friday morning, it could be hard to be encouraged by Buck Farmer's third major league start. ***VIDEO1*** Early on, the youngster faced trouble against the Los Angeles Angels, getting done in by two home run balls off the bats of Albert Pujols and...