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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...

Detroit Tigers Bullpen Briefing: Struggles in Minnesota Abruptly End Quality Run
September 18th, 2014 at 9:22 AM
The Detroit Tigers lost two of three games on the road against the Minnesota Twins, and would have lost a third if not for clutch hitting in the ninth inning. ***VIDEO1*** In all three games, a significant reason why the team lost, in addition to run scoring concerns and a few starting...

Joe Nathan, Joakim Soria Should Become Detroit Tigers’ Dual Closers the Rest of the Year
September 17th, 2014 at 9:30 AM
Monday night, the Detroit Tigers won a close game because their closer was able to get the job done. Tuesday night, they lost one because he couldn't. ***VIDEO1*** The closer was different in both instances. Monday it was Joakim Soria, and Tuesday it was Joe Nathan. Soria got his save quickly, allowing...

Detroit Tigers’ Bullpen Quietly Beginning to Answer the Call Down the Stretch
September 14th, 2014 at 12:21 PM
DETROIT---When things aren't an issue, suddenly, they're less fun to talk about, stress about and agonize about. ***VIDEO1*** Remember how bad the Detroit Tigers bullpen had become? Recall how nobody, from established closer Joe Nathan down to rookies could get outs? This went on for the better part of four months, give...

Tuesday Win is Performance That Could Help Detroit Tigers Shake Off Doldrums
August 20th, 2014 at 10:51 AM
Momentum in baseball is only as good as the next starting pitcher, but Tuesday's win for the Detroit Tigers against the Tampa Bay Rays could be the performance that helps the team rediscover their roots amidst a nasty second half slide. ***VIDEO1*** Throughout, the Tigers fought an early deficit, plenty of offensive...

Detroit Tigers Send Injured Pitchers Anibal Sanchez, Joakim Soria to Disabled List
August 10th, 2014 at 12:39 PM
It's been a tough weekend north of the border for the Detroit Tigers against the Toronto Blue Jays, and the team has sustained a pair of injuries on the road that will make things even tougher in the weeks ahead. ***VIDEO1*** Starter Anibal Sanchez and reliever Joakim Soria are both headed to...

Detroit Tigers Taking Low Risk in Signing Reliever Jim Johnson to Minor League Contract
August 6th, 2014 at 10:25 AM
Searching anywhere and everywhere for some form of additional bullpen help, the Detroit Tigers made another move on Tuesday afternoon to perhaps bolster their late inning pitching. ***VIDEO1*** The risk of this particular move, however, figures to be extremely low. Detroit reportedly signed Jim Johnson, former closer for the Baltimore Orioles and...

Detroit Tigers Acquire Reliever Joakim Soria From Texas Rangers For Two Prospects
July 24th, 2014 at 8:12 AM
In need of relief help at the back end of a shaky bullpen, the Detroit Tigers struck a deal Wednesday night, trading for Joakim Soria of the Texas Rangers. ***VIDEO1*** Going the other way in the deal are reliever Corey Knebel and pitcher Jake Thompson, both natives of Texas. Knebel had been...

Joe Nathan’s Performances with Two Out Indicate Why Detroit Tigers Need Second Closer
July 22nd, 2014 at 11:16 AM
Early Tuesday morning, in the midst of what would become the Detroit Tigers' 4-3 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks, Joe Nathan was at it again. ***VIDEO1*** No, the closer didn't have a meltdown. Yes, his inning of work was solid, but in the process of collecting his 20th save of the season,...

Ugly Loss to Cleveland Indians Proves Detroit Tigers Can’t Afford to Wait Long for Bullpen Help
July 19th, 2014 at 8:31 AM
When Anibal Sanchez takes a three run lead into the seventh inning against a team with a respectable pitch count, rarely would anyone expect the start to go off the rails in a hurry for the Detroit Tigers and end up a lopsided loss. ***VIDEO1*** Friday night, however, that's exactly what happened....

Breakfast with Brad: Given Work with Pitchers, not Hard to See Why Catchers Make Good Managers
July 10th, 2014 at 9:14 AM
"Breakfast With Brad" provides a look inside the mind of Detroit Tigers' manager Brad Ausmus It's been an interesting first season on the job for Brad Ausmus in Detroit. From self-described mini-losing streaks to beating baseball's best teams, often, what's down has been up and vice-versa. ***VIDEO1*** One constant, though, has been Ausmus's impressive work...

Detroit Tigers’ Bullpen Briefing: Team Getting Immediatly Solid Performances from Blaine Hardy
June 26th, 2014 at 7:03 PM
Detroit Tigers' bullpen briefing looks at the performance of the late inning pitchers over the course of the last week. The Detroit Tigers have made a few early calls to Toledo for bullpen help. Most have proven to be grasping at straws in the midst of a tough stretch of starting...

After Bouncing Back, Phil Coke Stating His Case for Larger Bullpen Role with Detroit Tigers
June 22nd, 2014 at 8:33 AM
Late Saturday night, the question became, why didn't Phil Coke get utilized sooner? In the middle of a down year for Coke, that was a major departure from the norm, as many have come to literally curse his arrival. ***PHOTO1*** But not Saturday. With the game on the line in extra innings in...