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Miguel Cabrera’s Health is the Most Significant Early-Season Issue for Detroit Tigers
January 21st, 2015 at 3:07 PM
Lost in the shuffle of Max Scherzer's expensive departure early this week was a very significant injury tidbit as it relates to the Detroit Tigers' own hopes. ***VIDEO1*** Slugger Miguel Cabrera had the boot removed from his surgically repaired ankle and is able to walk in regular shoes. That news is significant...

Five Future Starting Rotation Options for the Detroit Tigers After Max Scherzer’s Departure
January 20th, 2015 at 10:06 AM
Monday, the Detroit Tigers failed to be the highest bidder for once, losing Max Scherzer to the Washington Nationals for a reported mega deal of seven years and $210 million. ***VIDEO1*** The wake of Scherzer's removal from the rotation leaves the Tigers with plenty of questions both now and into the future....

Without Max Scherzer, Detroit Tigers’ Rotation Facing Both Short and Long-Term Question Marks
January 19th, 2015 at 10:28 AM
Monday morning, the Detroit Tigers officially lost out on pitcher Max Scherzer with news that the free agent had reportedly worked out a massive seven-year, $180 million dollar contract with the Washington Nationals. ***VIDEO1*** The reported numbers represent a very significant contractual and financial commitment to the pitcher, one that the Tigers...

MLB Hot Stove: Detroit Tigers in Recent Contact with Agent of Pitcher James Shields
January 16th, 2015 at 4:49 PM
For over a month, the Detroit Tigers have been putting on a public front that they're satisfied with their reworked rotation, even with a few big name options still lingering on the open market. ***VIDEO1*** Then, stories like Friday's come along. According to Jon Paul Morosi of Fox Sports, the Tigers have been...

Four Pros and Cons of the Detroit Tigers’ Decision on the Future of Max Scherzer
January 15th, 2015 at 2:24 PM
As it stands on January 15, 2015, the Detroit Tigers have made no public overtures about bringing back their recent staff ace Max Scherzer. In fact, the team has gone so far to say they like their rotation the way it currently stands. ***VIDEO1*** Many in the media have stuck to their...

Pressure’s on Catcher Alex Avila to Have a Big Season for Detroit Tigers
January 14th, 2015 at 12:19 PM
In some senses, it wasn't terribly surprising the Detroit Tigers decided to bring back catcher Alex Avila for another season. ***VIDEO1*** The team drafted and developed him, he handles the pitching staff well, and is a respected member of the community. Avila's father Al Avila is also the current assistant general manager....

Five Young Prospects Who Could Make the Detroit Tigers Out of Spring Training
January 10th, 2015 at 1:52 PM
A veteran-laden 2015 Detroit Tigers' roster figures to have major championship expectations like always, but that doesn't mean young players can't play a significant role in helping them take the steps to achieve that goal. ***VIDEO1*** Last season, there were several success stories in this department, as rookie Blaine Hardy showed signs...

MLB Hot Stove: St. Louis Cardinals Could Sign Max Scherzer or Deal for Tigers’ David Price
January 8th, 2015 at 3:46 PM
Thus far, the market for free agent pitcher Max Scherzer matches the winter weather across most of the country. ***VIDEO1*** Frigid. Thursday morning, however, a new hot rumor emerged courtesy of Fox Sports' Ken Rosenthal and Jon Morosi. The St. Louis Cardinals could be on the hunt for a top-end starter, and might...

Detroit Tigers Sign Veteran Releiver Tom Gorzelanny to One-Year Contract
January 6th, 2015 at 3:20 PM
For weeks now, the main question swirling in the court of public opinion was whether or not the Detroit Tigers would need to add anyone else to their somewhat rickety bullpen, particularly a left handed pitcher. ***VIDEO1*** Tuesday, that question was finally answered when the team struck a one-year deal with veteran...

ESPN’s Buster Olney Guessing Max Scherzer Could Return to Detroit Tigers
January 4th, 2015 at 3:11 PM
Journalists are an incredibly proud folk. That's why so often, they stick to their guns until the end when reporting a story. ***VIDEO1*** In that sense, it's fair to keep an open mind when seeing that ESPN's Buster Olney still thinks that free agent pitcher Max Scherzer will return to the Detroit...

Five New Year’s Resolutions for the Detroit Tigers to Remember in 2015
January 2nd, 2015 at 10:38 AM
The Detroit Tigers had themselves a decent 2014 winning the Central Division for the third consecutive year and making the playoffs in the process. ***VIDEO1*** Several players also had career years, and fan attendance remained high. The team excited by dealing for big names David Price. Still, there was a feeling of...

Don’t Expect Detroit Tigers to Remove Joe Nathan from Closer Role Early in 2015
January 1st, 2015 at 11:09 AM
Given his notable struggles late in games, many believed the Detroit Tigers might work to replace or even demote closer Joe Nathan before the 2015 season. ***VIDEO1*** Reading between the lines, it's easy to see why that was never really a decision that would be made. Anthony Fenech of the Detroit Free...

New Addition Profiles: Alex Wilson an Under the Radar Addition to Detroit Tigers’ Bullpen
December 30th, 2014 at 2:46 PM
The Detroit Tigers have been busy adding players the last two months. We're profiling all the new blood coming to the Motor City. After a miserable 2014 year from the bullpen, most people were counting on the Detroit Tigers to make few big moves to solve the problem. ***VIDEO1*** Instead of doing that,...

Report: Detroit Tigers, David Price Haven’t Talked Contract Extension This Offseason
December 29th, 2014 at 11:28 AM
The Detroit Tigers have seen plenty of upheaval in their rotation this offseason, and might see more soon considering the uncertain future of David Price. ***VIDEO1*** Price, a free agent following the upcoming 2015 season, was acquired by the Tigers at the trade deadline as a potential Max Scherzer replacement. The only...

New Addition Profiles: Yoenis Cespedes Improves Detroit Tigers’ Outfield Defense, Adds Thump
December 28th, 2014 at 10:40 AM
The Detroit Tigers have been busy adding players the last two months. We're profiling all the new blood coming to the Motor City. In early December, rumors and rumblings had Yoenis Cespedes getting traded to the Detroit Tigers for Rick Porcello before any deal was officially done or discussed. ***VIDEO1*** As such, it...

Chatter Continues to Suggest Max Scherzer Has Chance to Make Detroit Tigers Return
December 24th, 2014 at 10:03 AM
The holiday season has quieted plenty of trade talks and free agency discussions cooking on the hot stove, but there's one name that continues to persist. ***VIDEO1*** Max Scherzer hasn't signed anywhere yet, and besides that, hasn't seen many teams step up to the plate in negotiations. Thus far, the steamiest rumor...

New Addition Profiles: Shane Greene Provides Detroit Tigers’ Rotation Young, Controllable Option
December 23rd, 2014 at 2:30 PM
The Detroit Tigers have been busy adding players the last two months. We're profiling all the new blood coming to the Motor City. Early in December, late night rumors had the Detroit Tigers interested in adding shortstop Didi Gregorius. Considering the team already had Jose Igleisias in the fold, the conjecture...

Detroit Tigers Must Hope Shane Greene Can Become Effective Rick Porcello Replacement
December 22nd, 2014 at 7:49 PM
Arguably, the biggest trade the Detroit Tigers made this offseason had little to do with dealing for Yoenis Cespedes or parting with a prospect haul for Alfredo Simon. ***VIDEO1*** Quietly, unheralded Shane Greene, acquired in a three-team trade with the New York Yankees earlier in December, holds all the cards. Cespedess should...

Despite Interest in Left-Handed Releivers, Don’t Expect Detroit Tigers to Make a Move Quick
December 19th, 2014 at 3:32 PM
After adding Alex Wilson last week, the Detroit Tigers may or may not go looking for additional bullpen help the rest of the offseason. ***VIDEO1*** Anthony Fenech of the Detroit Free Press discussed the possibility of the Tigers adding a left-handed pitcher this week in passing, and said the team had been...

New Addition Profiles: Reliever Josh Zeid Looking to Acheive Health and More Substantial Role
December 18th, 2014 at 10:31 AM
The Detroit Tigers have been busy adding players the last two months. We're profiling all the new blood coming to the Motor City. ***VIDEO1*** When the Detroit Tigers quickly moved to add reliever Josh Zeid, the move likely evoked nothing but puzzled grunts from fans who expected the team to make a...