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Detroit Tigers Make Four More Roster Cuts, Including Starter Kyle Lobstein
March 25th, 2015 at 11:20 AM
As the month of March dwindles down, reality is beginning to set in for several Detroit Tigers' prospects. ***VIDEO1*** Given their status as perennial contenders, the Tigers have a very tough roster to crack, and likely, anything less than perfection isn't going to get the job done. Sometimes, with the numbers game...

Detroit Tigers Make Three Early Cuts from Bullpen
March 17th, 2015 at 10:59 AM
Even though spring camp is only half over and final cuts are still a few weeks away, the Detroit Tigers wasted no time trimming some fat from the roster Tuesday. ***VIDEO1*** Gone from the bullpen are lefties Omar Duran and Joe Mantiply and righty Luke Putkonen. They became the first players assigned...

Rating the Detroit Tigers Options at Closer Behind Joe Nathan
March 14th, 2015 at 10:54 AM
A few days ago, Detroit Tigers' closer Joe Nathan imploded in epic fashion during a spring training game, causing some to wonder whether or not he's finished as a closer before the 2015 season even starts. ***VIDEO1*** That type of panic button might not need to be pushed down firmly just yet,...

Joe Nathan Needs to Change His Attitude, or Detroit Tigers May Have No Choice but Demotion
March 13th, 2015 at 11:07 AM
It was only a spring training game that doesn't count. It was only one meltdown. All this is true. ***VIDEO1*** But Joe Nathan's response in the wake of blowing the Detroit Tigers' game Thursday against the Philadelphia Phillies was an embarrassment. Nathan spoiled a good day by Justin Verlander and Bruce Rondon...

Detroit Tigers Release Reliever Joel Hanrahan, Who Needs Surgery Again
March 4th, 2015 at 1:38 PM
For most of 2014, the Detroit Tigers' bullpen was trying to get by on a wing and a prayer. Injuries and inconsistency intervened, and they needed to find a quick fix. ***VIDEO1*** Enter the injured Joel Hanrahan last May. First, Hanrahan was supposed to come back by July. Then it was postponed...

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...