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Speed, Contact Hitting at Top of Order Should Make Detroit Tigers’ Lineup Scarier
March 31st, 2015 at 11:59 AM
Monday, the Detroit Tigers played the Atlanta Braves in Lakeland, and the resulting 4-2 loss was probably disappointing for many to see on the box score. ***VIDEO1*** Unseen in that, though, was how quickly the Tigers raced out to their early lead and how much it might happen in 2015. Anthony Gose...

Detroit Tigers’ Roster Taking Shape as Tyler Collins, Bryan Holaday Sent to Toledo
March 30th, 2015 at 4:01 PM
The Detroit Tigers are continuing to pair down their roster as spring training winds down, and Monday, two of their cuts were extremely notable. ***VIDEO1*** Both outfielder Tyler Collins and catcher Bryan Holaday are heading to Triple-A Toledo, meaning catcher James McCann and infielders Hernan Perez and Andrew Romine likely have the...

Detroit Tigers’ Title Window May Be Getting More Limited, but It’s not Yet Completely Closed
March 30th, 2015 at 10:41 AM
With an aging core, folks are viewing 2015 as a big year for the Detroit Tigers. Many feel it's either now or never as it relates to winning a World Series. ***VIDEO1*** While the clock is, in fact, ticking on this group to accomplish that achievement soon, it's not impossible or inconceivable...

Justin Verlander Departs Game with Arm Cramp, but Seems to Be Fine
March 28th, 2015 at 10:36 AM
Forgive anyone associated with the Detroit Tigers if they swallowed a little harder upon watching pitcher Justin Verlander depart Friday's 4-1 loss against the Toronto Blue Jays with arm trouble. ***VIDEO1*** The pitcher has had well-documented issues recently with regard to health, so there were no doubt anxious moments as Verlander was...

There’s No Doubt Angel Nesbitt Fits Perfectly with Detroit Tigers’ Bullpen This Season
March 27th, 2015 at 10:57 AM
Thursday against the Baltimore Orioles, reliever Angel Nesbitt showcased the exact type of things he could be asked to do for the Detroit Tigers if he manages to crack the roster in the next few weeks. ***VIDEO1*** First, in the seventh inning, Nesbitt came on to get the final out, and did...

Miguel Cabrera’s Early Mobility a Good Sign for Detroit Tigers
March 26th, 2015 at 10:44 AM
Wednesday, it wasn't news that Miguel Cabrera was back in the lineup as the Detroit Tigers battled the Miami Marlins. He had already achieved that goal amid his comeback. ***VIDEO1*** It was, however, news that the Tigers decided to use Cabrera in the field. In the first baseman's recovery from ankle surgery,...

Detroit Tigers Make Four More Roster Cuts, Including Starter Kyle Lobstein
March 25th, 2015 at 11:20 AM
As the month of March dwindles down, reality is beginning to set in for several Detroit Tigers' prospects. ***VIDEO1*** Given their status as perennial contenders, the Tigers have a very tough roster to crack, and likely, anything less than perfection isn't going to get the job done. Sometimes, with the numbers game...

Three (More) Reasons to Watch the Detroit Tigers During the 2015 Season
March 24th, 2015 at 4:05 PM
Baseball is all about numbers, and for this reason, lists are always good. In that vain, Rob Neyer of Fox Sports did an excellent job breaking down the 2015 Detroit Tigers' season recently. ***VIDEO1*** His piece at Just A Bit Outside, detailing three reasons to watch the Tigers in 2015, was on...

Hernan Perez, not Andrew Romine, Should Be Detroit Tigers’ Infield Reserve in 2015
March 23rd, 2015 at 6:54 PM
The eye-test is a critical thing when evaluating baseball players. When it comes down to it, some players have it and others don't. ***VIDEO1*** Last season, injuries allowed the Detroit Tigers to get a more complete look at their infield situation. Without Jose Iglesias, the team was lost and had to scramble...

Travails of Steven Moya Show Why Detroit Tigers were Wise to Nab Yoenis Cespedes
March 22nd, 2015 at 8:27 AM
When the Detroit Tigers acquired Yoenis Cespedes in December, many folks were up in arms as it related to the immediate prospects of promising young outfielder Steven Moya. ***VIDEO1*** If Cespedes was in the fold, where was Moya going to play? The young outfielder was impressive in 2014, earning Eastern League player...

David Price Deserving of Nod as Detroit Tigers’ Opening Day Starter
March 20th, 2015 at 5:00 PM
Flash back six months or so to last October, and the moment the Detroit Tigers were trying to clinch the Central Division over the Kansas City Royals. Heading into the pivotal last day of the season, David Price was on the mound. ***VIDEO1*** Some were a bit worried. Price was not. The...

Five Young Detroit Tigers to Watch That Could Challenge for Roster Inclusion This Year
March 19th, 2015 at 2:09 PM
The Detroit Tigers have been enduring an up and down spring to this point, and that's been due mostly to the team waiting for their veteran core to return to complete health. ***VIDEO1*** While that's been going on, however, plenty of young players have been making a statement about roster inclusion as...

Though Justin Verlander Has Expectations for Rebound, Patience Remains Key
March 18th, 2015 at 12:22 PM
Tuesday, Justin Verlander didn't have as good of a start statistically as he hoped, as the Detroit Tigers lost to the Washington Nationals 6-4. ***VIDEO1*** Verlander gave up four runs on five hits (two of which were home runs), walked nobody and struck out three and admitted afterwards that while he was...

Detroit Tigers Make Three Early Cuts from Bullpen
March 17th, 2015 at 10:59 AM
Even though spring camp is only half over and final cuts are still a few weeks away, the Detroit Tigers wasted no time trimming some fat from the roster Tuesday. ***VIDEO1*** Gone from the bullpen are lefties Omar Duran and Joe Mantiply and righty Luke Putkonen. They became the first players assigned...

Miguel Cabrera, Victor Martinez Could Be Set to Make Returns from Injury Soon
March 16th, 2015 at 11:01 AM
For most of the spring thus far, the Detroit Tigers have been without two of their best hitters in Miguel Cabrera and Victor Martinez, who have been shelved while recovering from injuries. ***VIDEO1*** Their loss has shown on the scoreboard, as the Tigers have struggled to put up runs. Outside of a...

Rating the Detroit Tigers Options at Closer Behind Joe Nathan
March 14th, 2015 at 10:54 AM
A few days ago, Detroit Tigers' closer Joe Nathan imploded in epic fashion during a spring training game, causing some to wonder whether or not he's finished as a closer before the 2015 season even starts. ***VIDEO1*** That type of panic button might not need to be pushed down firmly just yet,...

Joe Nathan Needs to Change His Attitude, or Detroit Tigers May Have No Choice but Demotion
March 13th, 2015 at 11:07 AM
It was only a spring training game that doesn't count. It was only one meltdown. All this is true. ***VIDEO1*** But Joe Nathan's response in the wake of blowing the Detroit Tigers' game Thursday against the Philadelphia Phillies was an embarrassment. Nathan spoiled a good day by Justin Verlander and Bruce Rondon...

J.D. Martinez Looking Poised to Reprise Role as Thumper in Detroit Tigers’ Order
March 11th, 2015 at 11:06 AM
For most of the 2014 year, the baseball world watched in amazement as J.D. Martinez blasted on the scene for the Detroit Tigers after a bizarre early season release, signing and major league call-up. ***VIDEO1*** Martinez, of course, had been cut by the Houston Astros, but immediately started clubbing home runs for...

Victor Martinez Appears to Be Making Good Injury Progress for Detroit Tigers
March 10th, 2015 at 11:49 AM
Yesterday morning, Victor Martinez was taking batting practice. For Detroit Tigers' fans nervous about the health of his knee, it was a sight for sore eyes. ***VIDEO1*** Martinez was getting in his cuts from both sides of the plate yesterday morning, and though he wasn't in the lineup at game time or...

Shane Greene Has Plenty of Time to Iron Out Kinks for Detroit Tigers and Get Comfortable
March 9th, 2015 at 11:22 AM
As far as athletics is concerned, spring is a time to iron out the kinks, shake off the rust and get acclimated to new things. ***VIDEO1*** Buy a new golf club, pair of running shoes or basketball over the winter? In the early months, it's easy to struggle while breaking in such...