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Category: ‘Outfielders’

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...

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 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...

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...

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...

Detroit Tigers Need to Find Additional Outfield Upgrade Before the Season
November 24th, 2014 at 9:14 AM
The Detroit Tigers are two weeks away from the start of baseball's winter meetings and the team hasn't yet added another outfielder. ***VIDEO1*** Many will read that as confidence in younger players like Steven Moya and Tyler Collins. it seems, though, that Detroit will make another addition as the offseason goes on...

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...