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Detroit Tigers Positional Preview: Bullpen Must Rebound from Rocky 2014 Season
March 2nd, 2015 at 12:16 PM
With spring training set to begin and the baseball season just around the corner, we're previewing the Detroit Tigers position by position Of all the troubles the Detroit Tigers had in 2014, the bullpen was the biggest focal point for most of the season. ***VIDEO1*** Injuries intervened early, struggles hampered the Tigers' new...

Detroit Tigers Bring Back Reliever Ryan Perry on Minor-League Deal
February 28th, 2015 at 10:00 AM
Just before the Detroit Tigers start their spring training schedule this coming Monday, they made one final tweak to their system on Friday. ***VIDEO1*** Ryan Perry, the team's former first round pick from 2008, was signed to a minor-league contract. Perry, of course, was dealt away to the Washington Nationals in December...

Newly Motivated Ian Krol Could Be Best Bounce Back Candidate for Detroit Tigers’ Bullpen
February 25th, 2015 at 11:01 AM
Last season, the Detroit Tigers' entire bullpen struggled, but the left side of the rubber was perhaps the best poster child for many of these problems as a whole. ***VIDEO1*** As a veteran, Phil Coke continually struggled to get back into form, and outside of that, the team was depending if not...

Detroit Tigers Make Solid Move to Bring Back Motivated Reliever Joba Chamberlain for 2015
February 24th, 2015 at 11:06 AM
If any Detroit Tigers' fans went to sleep still feeling nervous about the bullpen on February 23, by the time they woke up on February 24, things might have felt just a bit better. ***VIDEO1*** That's because Tuesday morning, the team brought back Joba Chamberlain, one of their more consistent relievers from...

What’s the Biggest Challenge for Bruce Rondon? Avoiding Becoming Detroit Tigers’ Next Joel Zumaya
February 4th, 2015 at 3:24 PM
Sometimes, it's the most subtle comments that have the best way of telling the whole story about an issue. ***VIDEO1*** Such could be the case with Detroit Tigers' reliever Bruce Rondon. After injuries cut short his 2014 season, Detroit's counting on a healthy Rondon to be a stabilizer in the back end...

Detroit Tigers’ Best Bullpen Battle Will Come from a Varied Collection of Lefties
January 28th, 2015 at 11:03 AM
One of the things that's been lost in the shuffle this offseason is the fact that the Detroit Tigers have quietly put together a great competition for one of the most important spots in any bullpen. ***VIDEO1*** That spot, of course, is the left-handed specialist. Gone is the inconsistent Phil Coke, but returning...

Detroit Tigers Bring Back Al Albuquerque, Who is a Quiet Key to Team’s Bullpen
January 27th, 2015 at 11:05 AM
On Monday, the Detroit Tigers reached another one-year deal with relief pitcher Al Alburquerque, avoiding arbitration once again. ***VIDEO1*** That news certainly won't generate headlines or register even a shock-wave through baseball, but for the Tigers, it is no less important. In an offseason full of change, Detroit couldn't afford to lose...

Detroit Tigers Sign Veteran Releiver Tom Gorzelanny to One-Year Contract
January 6th, 2015 at 3:20 PM
For weeks now, the main question swirling in the court of public opinion was whether or not the Detroit Tigers would need to add anyone else to their somewhat rickety bullpen, particularly a left handed pitcher. ***VIDEO1*** Tuesday, that question was finally answered when the team struck a one-year deal with veteran...

Don’t Expect Detroit Tigers to Remove Joe Nathan from Closer Role Early in 2015
January 1st, 2015 at 11:09 AM
Given his notable struggles late in games, many believed the Detroit Tigers might work to replace or even demote closer Joe Nathan before the 2015 season. ***VIDEO1*** Reading between the lines, it's easy to see why that was never really a decision that would be made. Anthony Fenech of the Detroit Free...

New Addition Profiles: Alex Wilson an Under the Radar Addition to Detroit Tigers’ Bullpen
December 30th, 2014 at 2:46 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. After a miserable 2014 year from the bullpen, most people were counting on the Detroit Tigers to make few big moves to solve the problem. ***VIDEO1*** Instead of doing that,...

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...

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...

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...

Detroit Tigers Possess Young Relievers That Must Start to Make an Impact
November 20th, 2014 at 1:16 PM
The Detroit Tigers are embroiled in an interesting predicament when it comes to filling out their bullpen. ***VIDEO1*** A few new veteran pieces need to be added, but there are plenty of young options that are quickly rising through the system. Angel Nesbitt, a player that was protected by the Tigers from the...

Detroit Tigers’ Bullpen Still Needs to Add More Pieces to Thrive in 2015 Season
November 17th, 2014 at 10:53 AM
On Friday, after the pomp and circumstance of announcing the return of Victor Martinez subsided, Dave Dombrowski took time to speak about another important aspect of team improvement. ***VIDEO1*** That area, of course, was the Detroit Tigers' bullpen. In 2014, Detroit's highly-publicized meltdowns helped pave the way for plenty of scrutiny. But...

Detroit Tigers Re-Sign Releiver Joel Hanrahan to One-Year Contract
November 14th, 2014 at 1:43 PM
When the Detroit Tigers signed Joel Hanrahan last May, they hoped he might provide the bullpen with a boost after undergoing Tommy John surgery. ***VIDEO1*** That never happened, as Hanrahan wasn't able to recover in time to play a significant role for the Tigers down the stretch. There's a silver lining for the...

Could the Detroit Tigers Target Tyler Clippard?
November 10th, 2014 at 9:27 AM
Since the offseason began, there's been a sentiment that the Detroit Tigers have to fix their needs in the bullpen via free agency. With a limited market, though, that plan might be changing by the minute. ***VIDEO1*** Therefore, don't completely close the door on the notion of a trade to help Detroit's major...

Detroit Tigers’ Shaky Bullpen Appearing Set to Cost Team Everything in October Once Again
October 3rd, 2014 at 5:51 PM
"Those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it." That quotation has been around for centuries, but forgive Detroit Tigers' fans if they feel as if it relates exclusively to the team's bullpen. ***VIDEO1*** Season after season, folks sit around and wonder why the latest pursuit of a World Series...