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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...

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...

Underrated Anthony Gose Could Key Detroit Tigers’ Entire Offensive Operation in 2015
March 5th, 2015 at 3:14 PM
Anthony Gose was perhaps the most unceremonious addition the Detroit Tigers made in the offseason. ***VIDEO1*** It's not everyday big press is garnered from the acquisition of a light-hitting center fielder who is traded for one of the organization's top prospects in November, and when Dave Dombrowski snagged Gose from the Toronto...

Yoenis Cespedes Makes Mark with Grand Slam in Second At-Bat as a Detroit Tiger
March 3rd, 2015 at 8:25 PM
They say home is where the heart is, but for Yoenis Cespedes, home might actually be where the home runs are in addition to the heart. ***VIDEO1*** Tuesday, amid the Detroit Tigers' 15-2 Grapefruit League opening romp over the Baltimore Orioles, Cespedes got his Tigers' career off to the best possible start,...

Detroit Tigers Position Preview: Outfield Reshaped in Key Spots, but Much More Sound Defensively
February 23rd, 2015 at 11:50 AM
With spring training set to begin and the baseball season just around the corner, we're previewing the Detroit Tigers position by position It's a wild experience to sit back and think about the Detroit Tigers' outfield during the past handful of years. Names have come and gone, and new players have...

Yoenis Cespedes Primed for Hitting Resurgence Working with Miguel Cabrera and Victor Martinez
February 5th, 2015 at 3:18 PM
Since the Detroit Tigers picked up Yoenis Cespedes in December, there has been a cautious optimism about the move. ***VIDEO1*** Sure, Cespedes has been a force the past few seasons showing flashes of raw power while at the plate, but that doesn't stop folks from wondering about consistency given all those strikeouts...

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...

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...