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Detroit Tigers Send Devon Travis to Toronto Blue Jays for Anthony Gose
November 13th, 2014 at 10:26 AM
The Detroit Tigers don't like to waste time making news. Just hours after bringing back Victor Martinez, the team quickly worked to fill their void in centerfield. ***VIDEO1*** Anthony Gose is coming to Detroit from Toronto, and infielder Devon Travis, a day after being named the best prospect in Detroit's system, is...

Melky Cabrera Could Become Free Agency’s Outfield Solution for Detroit Tigers
November 12th, 2014 at 10:11 AM
The market for free agent outfielders is largely meager, but one available name that's sure to get plenty of attention is Melky Cabrera. ***VIDEO1*** The 30 year-old hit .301 for the Toronto Blue Jays last season with 16 home runs, and has bounced back since his steroid suspension. Power, production, and switch...

Detroit Tigers Rumors: Could Philadelphia Phillies’ Marlon Byrd Be Potential Right Field Answer?
November 11th, 2014 at 5:51 PM
Considering their recent history of inaction, file this one in the "seeing is believing" category, but the Philadelphia Phillies are apparently trying to "blow their team up" during this offseason. ***VIDEO1*** The recipient of one of their difference-makers could be the Detroit Tigers, who will likely find themselves in need of a...

Detroit Tigers Have Outfield Trade Options This Offseason
November 6th, 2014 at 4:44 PM
Why the inactive start to free agency? Why don't teams with clear needs like the Detroit Tigers blast off and sign multiple players immediately? ***VIDEO1*** The answer lies between prudence and patience. The Tigers have clear, identifiable holes in the outfield, but haven't been mentioned in the same breath as any free...

With Others Interested, Torii Hunter’s Days as a Member of the Detroit Tigers May Be Numbered
November 5th, 2014 at 7:37 PM
When Torii Hunter signed with the Detroit Tigers back in November 2012, he did so hoping to end his already storied career with an elusive championship. ***VIDEO1*** Even though that title never happened in Detroit, Hunter might still continue chasing his championship dreams for somebody else by playing baseball next season, despite...

Andy Dirks’ Departure Signals Beginning of Makeover for Detroit Tigers’ Outfield
November 3rd, 2014 at 11:06 AM
For a while, it seemed that the perpetually injury prone Andy Dirks would be the beneficiary of the Detroit Tigers' usual business style. ***VIDEO1*** Loyalty has been the code for years within the front office and team, especially with players they develop from the minor leagues. However, it appears even Dave Dombrowski...

Detroit Tigers’ Steven Moya Impressing in Fall League; Making a Case for Right Field in 2015
October 20th, 2014 at 10:36 AM
Late in the season, the Detroit Tigers called up Steven Moya from the Erie SeaWolves after his season concluded. He wasn't given enough at-bats down the stretch, though, and struggled to make an impact. ***VIDEO1*** But that hasn't stopped Moya from tearing things up in the fall league. Through 33 games, Moya...

Torii Hunter Will Present Difficult Case for Detroit Tigers in Free Agency
October 17th, 2014 at 9:26 AM
On one hand, Torii Hunter is a team leader, a positive influence in the community and a player still capable of finding plenty of clutch hits on the diamond. ***VIDEO1*** On the other, he's an aging member of a Detroit Tigers' team that many maintain is watching their title window close slowly...

Subtle Hints Prove Detroit Tigers’ Architect Dave Dombrowski Looking to Reshape Bench
October 15th, 2014 at 9:46 AM
Sometimes, a person can say nothing but tell everything at the same time with a few subtle hints. ***VIDEO1*** Tuesday, Dave Dombrowski did exactly that when discussing the construction of his roster and the expectations for how he might reshape it during the offseason. The Detroit Tigers are always going to have...

Detroit Tigers’ Outfielder Rajai Davis Upbeat Despite Uncertain Status Regarding Injury
September 28th, 2014 at 11:57 AM
DETROIT---Sunday morning, Rajai Davis was upbeat about his chances of competing in game one of the American League Division Series. ***VIDEO1*** That was a change from Saturday night, when cloudy uncertainty complicated things after Davis suffered a grade one pubic symphesis strain and left the game. He was replaced by Ezequiel Carerra,...

Small-Ball Might Prove Key for Fuleing an Elongated Run for Detroit Tigers in Playoffs
September 26th, 2014 at 10:48 AM
All the noise from the Detroit Tigers' Thursday victory came from the big bats hammering a pair of home runs that became the deciding blows in a 4-2 win over the Minnesota Twins. ***VIDEO1*** Still, there was a series of evens later on that shouldn't be lost amongst the noise especially as...

Rookie Tyler Collins Playing Big Role Down the Stretch for Detroit Tigers, Opening Eyes
September 21st, 2014 at 10:30 AM
Even though Torii Hunter got his Detroit Tigers on the board first Saturday with a massive home run, nobody would believe who got the biggest hit of the day. ***VIDEO1*** It was Tyler Collins, whose pinch hit, two out single provided the go-ahead margin for the Tigers, who went on to win...

J.D. Martinez Rescues Detroit Tigers Again, Provides His Biggest Clutch Home Run of Year
September 3rd, 2014 at 10:35 AM
The Detroit Tigers have gotten used to winning games thanks to J.D. Martinez home runs and hits, but in no game yet have they truly needed one more than Tuesday night's contest against the Cleveland Indians. ***VIDEO1*** Detroit had left a village (12 runners) on the bases against Indians' pitching. They had...

After Rusney Castillo Battle, Detroit Tigers and Boston Red Sox Could Become Ideal Trade Partners
August 22nd, 2014 at 12:36 PM
Friday, the Detroit Tigers lost out on Cuban sensation Rusney Castillo, who signed with the Boston Red Sox for an eye-popping $72.5 million dollars over seven years. By all accounts, the Tigers were the team that finished in second place for the dynamic outfield prospect. ***VIDEO1*** The signing was seen as a...

Talkin’ Tigers Week in Review: Detroit Tigers’ Weary Lineup Seeing Most Trouble in Outfield
August 18th, 2014 at 10:47 AM
The Detroit Tigers had another rough week with regards to plating runners. Every loss the team sustained, both in Pittsburgh and at home, was at least due in part to a lack of offensive fire power. ***VIDEO1*** Though manager Brad Ausmus was careful about doling out blame to one area or more...

Receptions for Austin Jackson, Joe Nathan Show Best and Worst of Detroit Tigers’ Fans
August 17th, 2014 at 11:45 AM
It's been an interesting week for the Detroit Tigers. Not only did the team temporarily fall out of first place, but a series of events with the fans provided an interesting juxtaposition. ***VIDEO1*** Wednesday night, closer Joe Nathan expressed his displeasure with the Comerica Park crowd booing his struggles by gesturing toward...

Detroit Tigers Rumors: Team Interest in Cuban Defector Rusney Castillo Picking Up
August 15th, 2014 at 10:01 AM
The Detroit Tigers traded away Austin Jackson in July in order to acquire pitcher David Price. Did the team do so knowing they could make a serious push for the latest big-name Cuban outfielder? ***VIDEO1*** As of today, that angle is beginning to look more possible. Outfielder Rusney Castillo, who is being...

Until Significant Slowdown, Expect Austin Jackson to Remain At Leadoff For Detroit Tigers
July 23rd, 2014 at 10:27 AM
Tuesday, the surging Austin Jackson didn't do anything to hurt his chances of staying in the leadoff spot atop the Detroit Tigers' order. Jackson was 2-5 with two runs scored in the midst of Detroit's 5-4 loss to the Arizona Diamondbacks, which was driven by another bullpen meltdown and the inability...

Dynamic Dodger Yasiel Puig a Treat for Detroit Tigers to Watch up Close
July 9th, 2014 at 11:11 AM
Once upon a time, when someone had their first glimpse of Jackie Robinson, Joe DiMaggio or Ted Williams in person, it had to have felt a little something like Tuesday night in Detroit. ***VIDEO1*** Though Los Angeles Dodgers' right fielder Yasiel Puig didn't have a hit in his first game against the Detroit...

Without Overthinking, Torii Hunter Rediscovering Groove at Right Time for Detroit Tigers’ Offense
July 4th, 2014 at 1:23 PM
Much like a shadow, a baseball swing is a complex, ever-changing entity. it can be both long and short, appear and disappear on any given day, be peaceful and comfortable or downright frustrating to fight at times. ***VIDEO1*** But, the one thing that's certain? A shadow never truly leaves, and neither does...