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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...

Until Proven Otherwise, Don’t Mistakenly Discount Detroit Tigers in Max Scherzer Race
December 17th, 2014 at 11:21 AM
After completing costly deals for starting pitchers Alfredo Simon and Shane Greene, most figure the Detroit Tigers are done pursuing pitching this offseason, specifically free agent Max Scherzer. ***VIDEO1*** That could be true. However, what few people account for is the Mike Ilitch factor. Ilitch, owner of the Tigers, rarely shies away...

New Addition Profiles: Center Fielder Anthony Gose Brings Speed, Defense for Detroit Tigers
December 16th, 2014 at 1:02 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. When the Detroit Tigers decided on a July trade for elite pitcher David Price, they knew they'd have to give significantly to get. ***VIDEO1*** Center fielder Austin Jackson ended up...

Analyzing the Detroit Tigers’ First Round of Offseason Moves Position by Position
December 15th, 2014 at 10:23 AM
The Detroit Tigers have had a busy last two weeks of December, which took care of plenty of the team's remaining offseason needs. ***VIDEO1*** Now, Detroit has retooled their outfield and rotation in a significant way and is probably done making big moves, save for a significant addition to a still-needy bullpen....

Inside the Numbers: Detroit Tigers Need Alfredo Simon to Be a Major Innings Eater in 2015
December 13th, 2014 at 3:45 PM
Very quietly, the biggest gamble the Detroit Tigers took at this week's winter meetings may have had nothing to do with dealing for impending free agent Yoenis Cespedes. ***VIDEO1*** Trading Eugenio Suarez and Jonathan Crawford, two highly-regarded prospects, for 33 year-old pitcher Alfredo Simon is that gamble. Simon is a pending...

Given Stable Clubhouse, Yoenis Cespedes Could Flourish with Detroit Tigers
December 12th, 2014 at 10:15 AM
Oftentimes, it's not fair to judge a book by its well-traveled, somewhat damaged looking cover. ***VIDEO1*** The Detroit Tigers traded for Yoenis Cespedes Thursday, and naturally, there are questions beginning to arise. Why would the Oakland Athletics abruptly deal Cespedes mid-season for Jon Lester? After a brief stint with the Boston Red...

Detroit Tigers Deal for Cincinnati Reds’ Alfredo Simon, Give up Eugenio Suarez
December 11th, 2014 at 1:16 PM
With a significant hole in the rotation caused mostly by a deal centered around Rick Porcello, the Detroit Tigers had to act quick to recoup starting pitching. ***VIDEO1*** Fortunately for them, the Cincinnati Reds had plenty they were willing to give, and quickly agreed on a deal that sent Alfredo Simon to...

Detroit Tigers Deal Rick Porcello to Boston Red Sox for Yoenis Cespedes, Two Pitchers
December 11th, 2014 at 11:35 AM
The worst-kept secret of the 2014 winter meetings was that the Detroit Tigers were interested in dealing for outfield help, and specifically, Yoenis Cespedes. ***VIDEO1*** Thursday morning, the other shoe finally dropped, as the Tigers finally struck a deal with the Boston Red Sox for Cespedes. Going the other way is pitcher...

Report: Detroit Tigers Prepared to Spend “Big, Big Dollars” to Retain Pitcher Max Scherzer
December 9th, 2014 at 5:16 PM
If the Detroit Tigers seemed particularly inactive almost two days into baseball's winter meetings, a plausible explanation emerged Tuesday afternoon as to why that may have been the case. ***VIDEO1*** According to ESPN's Buster Olney, the team's focus is on retaining free agent starting pitcher Max Scherzer. As Olney notes, the club...

Detroit Tigers Rumors: Could Team Target Atlanta Braves’ Justin Upton Instead of Yoenis Cespedes?
December 9th, 2014 at 10:51 AM
After one day of the winter meetings, the Detroit Tigers seem particularly likely to chart an inactive course considering the lack of smoke coming from their camp. ***VIDEO1*** Monday's only major revelation was courtesy of Gordon Edes of ESPNBoston.com, and a simple admission that the Tigers and Boston Red Sox had in...

Deal for Shane Greene Should Open Detroit Tigers for Business at Winter Meetings
December 6th, 2014 at 10:28 AM
The Detroit Tigers might not have made the acquisition of Shane Greene a top priority, but the fact that they did speaks volumes about their offseason direction. ***VIDEO1*** Friday morning, Detroit struck with precision to nab Greene from the New York Yankees in a three-team trade. Going the other way to the...

Reports: Detroit Tigers Strike Three-Team Deal, Aquire Starting Pitcher Shane Greene
December 5th, 2014 at 11:44 AM
For a few weeks, the tea leaves have been pointing to some form of trade activity from the Detroit Tigers, and on Friday morning, that came to a head. ***VIDEO1*** As has been reported by Sweeny Murti of WFAN, the Tigers have reportedly struck a three-team deal with the New York Yankees...

Five Pitchers the Detroit Tigers Could Target from the Boston Red Sox
December 4th, 2014 at 11:39 AM
Until Wednesday, the specifics of a potential Rick Porcello and Yoenis Cespedes trade were merely conjecture, but a national name helped bring the talks into much clearer focus. ***VIDEO1*** ESPN's Jayson Stark tweeted about a potential deal between the Detroit Tigers and Boston Red Sox. In Stark's estimation, Cespedes himself might not...

Report: Detroit Tigers Among Ten Teams Interested in Reliever Ronald Belisario
December 3rd, 2014 at 12:35 PM
Early in the offseason, mum has been the word with regards to the Detroit Tigers and possible bullpen additions, but that changed Tuesday night. ***VIDEO1*** Anthony Fenech of the Detroit Free Press reports that the Tigers are one of ten teams interested in right-handed reliever Ronald Belisario. The pitcher's agent confirmed that...

Five Underrated Free Agent Relievers the Detroit Tigers Should Consider Signing
December 1st, 2014 at 5:52 PM
The Detroit Tigers may not be interested in adding a high-dollar reliever, but that doesn't mean other underrated options can't provide a similar answer. ***VIDEO1*** Thankfully, there are plenty such pieces available on the open market. Once the bigger-name players sign, these pitchers should find a safe landing at plenty of locales...

Detroit Tigers Could Have Interest in Starter Justin Masterson
November 30th, 2014 at 7:11 PM
Starting pitcher certainly wouldn't qualify as one of the Detroit Tigers' bigger offseason needs, but that hasn't stopped the team from scouring the market for an outside option. ***VIDEO1*** According to a report from The Cleveland Plain Dealer's Paul Hoynes, the Tigers were a team to check in on starter Justin Masterson...

Report: Detroit Tigers Haven’t Been Shopping for Extra Bullpen Help Just Yet
November 29th, 2014 at 12:14 PM
After hitting plenty of rough patches in 2014, many figured the Detroit Tigers would upgrade their bullpen significantly this offseason, but that doesn't appear to be the case early on. ***VIDEO1*** Tony Paul of the Detroit News compiled a piece which said that the Tigers haven't yet engaged any of the top...

There’s No Reason Detroit Tigers Shouldn’t Enter into the Bidding for Starter Jon Lester
November 27th, 2014 at 11:25 AM
The Detroit Tigers have quite a few interesting situations at hand in their starting rotation. ***VIDEO1*** Justin Verlander and Anibal Sanchez are each locked in for the foreseeable future, while David Price and Rick Porcello each have one more year until free agency discussions begin. Outside the first two, there are decisions...

Miami Marlins Have Interest in David Price and Rick Porcello, but Who Could Detroit Tigers Target?
November 26th, 2014 at 10:47 AM
Yesterday afternoon, another rumor slipped free regarding the Detroit Tigers and two of their starting pitchers that appear to be on the trading block. ***VIDEO1*** According to Jon Morosi of Fox Sports, the Miami Marlins have interest in David Price and Rick Porcello, a few pitchers who have been rumored to be...