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Until Proven Otherwise, Don’t Mistakenly Discount Detroit Tigers in Max Scherzer Race
December 17th, 2014 at 11:21 AM
After completing costly deals for starting pitchers Alfredo Simon and Shane Greene, most figure the Detroit Tigers are done pursuing pitching this offseason, specifically free agent Max Scherzer. ***VIDEO1*** That could be true. However, what few people account for is the Mike Ilitch factor. Ilitch, owner of the Tigers, rarely shies away...

Inside the Numbers: Detroit Tigers Need Alfredo Simon to Be a Major Innings Eater in 2015
December 13th, 2014 at 3:45 PM
Very quietly, the biggest gamble the Detroit Tigers took at this week's winter meetings may have had nothing to do with dealing for impending free agent Yoenis Cespedes. ***VIDEO1*** Trading Eugenio Suarez and Jonathan Crawford, two highly-regarded prospects, for 33 year-old pitcher Alfredo Simon is that gamble. Simon is a pending...

Detroit Tigers Deal for Cincinnati Reds’ Alfredo Simon, Give up Eugenio Suarez
December 11th, 2014 at 1:16 PM
With a significant hole in the rotation caused mostly by a deal centered around Rick Porcello, the Detroit Tigers had to act quick to recoup starting pitching. ***VIDEO1*** Fortunately for them, the Cincinnati Reds had plenty they were willing to give, and quickly agreed on a deal that sent Alfredo Simon to...

Report: Detroit Tigers Prepared to Spend “Big, Big Dollars” to Retain Pitcher Max Scherzer
December 9th, 2014 at 5:16 PM
If the Detroit Tigers seemed particularly inactive almost two days into baseball's winter meetings, a plausible explanation emerged Tuesday afternoon as to why that may have been the case. ***VIDEO1*** According to ESPN's Buster Olney, the team's focus is on retaining free agent starting pitcher Max Scherzer. As Olney notes, the club...

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 Could Have Interest in Starter Justin Masterson
November 30th, 2014 at 7:11 PM
Starting pitcher certainly wouldn't qualify as one of the Detroit Tigers' bigger offseason needs, but that hasn't stopped the team from scouring the market for an outside option. ***VIDEO1*** According to a report from The Cleveland Plain Dealer's Paul Hoynes, the Tigers were a team to check in on starter Justin Masterson...

There’s No Reason Detroit Tigers Shouldn’t Enter into the Bidding for Starter Jon Lester
November 27th, 2014 at 11:25 AM
The Detroit Tigers have quite a few interesting situations at hand in their starting rotation. ***VIDEO1*** Justin Verlander and Anibal Sanchez are each locked in for the foreseeable future, while David Price and Rick Porcello each have one more year until free agency discussions begin. Outside the first two, there are decisions...

Detroit Tigers Rumors: is Starting Pitcher Rick Porcello Now Available on Trade Market?
November 21st, 2014 at 10:43 AM
As the rumors continuously swirl about the Detroit Tigers' interest in perhaps making more trades, a new name quietly surfaced on Thursday night. ***VIDEO1*** Rick Porcello, Detroit's on-again, off-again starting pitcher, could be available on the open market. ESPN's Buster Olney hinted at that, and also named Doug Fister, Ryan Zimmermann, Mat...

If Detroit Tigers Must Decide Between Max Scherzer and David Price, It Won’t Be Easy Choice
November 19th, 2014 at 10:54 AM
As baseball's offseason continues its winding and unpredictable road, a fork seems to be developing in the distance for the Detroit Tigers. ***VIDEO1*** Should the team re-sign elite hurler and staff ace Max Scherzer and trade fellow ace David Price, or let Scherzer walk and anoint Price the next headliner of the...

In a Strange Free Agency Market, Could Max Scherzer Return to the Detroit Tigers?
November 18th, 2014 at 10:32 AM
Entering the offseason, the consensus was that the Detroit Tigers could not re-sign both Victor Martinez and Max Scherzer, their big-ticket free agents. ***VIDEO1*** It's November 18, and Martinez is already back in Detroit on a new contract. Might Scherzer soon follow suit? According to his agent, Scott Boras, there's been no...

Max Scherzer Should Be Odd Man Out This Fall as Detroit Tigers Look to Reshape Roster
October 13th, 2014 at 11:08 AM
Since the season ended nearly a week ago, everything has been quiet on the Detroit Tigers' front. Nobody knows anything about who could be staying or going, be it with free agents or staff. ***VIDEO1*** So far, the only nugget that has been quietly released was that Victor Martinez could prefer to...

Detroit Tigers Set Starting Rotation for ALDS; Take Risk in Pitching Justin Verlander Game Two
September 30th, 2014 at 2:44 PM
The Detroit Tigers have finally unveiled the long-awaited plans for their starting rotation against the Baltimore Orioles, and a familiar face will be taking the ball in game two. ***VIDEO1*** Detroit goes with Max Scherzer in game one. Game two goes to Verlander, while David Price takes game three. Rick Porcello will...

Detroit Tigers Clinch Playoff Birth, Arguably Have Chris Sale’s Meltdown to Thank
September 25th, 2014 at 4:10 PM
DETROIT---Before they slept on Wednesday night, the Detroit Tigers already knew their fate. They were heading back to the playoffs for the fourth straight year thanks to a loss by the Seattle Mariners. ***VIDEO1*** However, that fate was probably known a lot sooner during the afternoon, say, after the seventh inning of...

Breakfast with Brad: David Price’s Chance at Complete Game Justifiable Move by Brad Ausmus
September 24th, 2014 at 11:24 AM
"Breakfast With Brad" provides a look inside the mind of Detroit Tigers' manager Brad Ausmus All's well that ends well. That was the theme Tuesday night, as the Detroit Tigers pulled out a tough 4-3 win against the Chicago White Sox in the bottom of the ninth inning with an exhilarating...

David Price’s Most Important Detroit Tigers’ Moment Will Come on Tuesday Night
September 23rd, 2014 at 11:01 AM
Since joining the Detroit Tigers in late July, David Price has pitched well, but been far from the dominating ace the team expected. He's gotten shelled, but also delivered a few sparkling performances along the way. ***VIDEO1*** Tuesday night, though, Price's biggest, most important moment in a Tigers' uniform will quietly play...

Detroit Tigers Need Elite Version of Max Scherzer at His Best Down the Stretch
September 16th, 2014 at 10:33 AM
Tuesday morning, the standings showed the Detroit Tigers still ahead of the Kansas City Royals by 1.5 games. ***VIDEO1*** After a manic Monday night, it still feels plenty closer than that. The Royals won, stunning the White Sox late, while the Tigers, looking like a lock to win most of the night,...

Anibal Sanchez’s Arm Setback Could Force Detroit Tigers to Consider Rotation Upgrades, Too
August 27th, 2014 at 4:26 PM
DETROIT---Injury news that the Detroit Tigers figured would get better by September got a whole lot worse on Tuesday with word that Anibal Sanchez is facing a setback with his injured right arm. ***VIDEO1*** While throwing on Monday, Sanchez felt pain in his right arm that according to the pitcher, felt like...

Inside the Numbers: is Rick Porcello Becoming a Cy Young Candidate for Detroit Tigers?
August 21st, 2014 at 10:56 AM
For the first part of 2014, a bit surprisingly, Rick Porcello was the Detroit Tigers' most consistently dominating starting pitcher. ***VIDEO1*** Then, with a few bad performances, he hit a rough patch and came back to earth. Wednesday night, though, Porcello showed signs of rediscovering his dominance in a fantastic start against...

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...

Justin Verlander’s Health Provides a Welcome Bit of Good News for Tumbling Detroit Tigers
August 13th, 2014 at 9:16 AM
While the Detroit Tigers lost again on Tuesday night to the Pittsburgh Pirates in similar, mind numbing fashion, they still won the day overall with the good news regarding Justin Verlander's right arm. ***VIDEO1*** After leaving Monday's game with shoulder tightness, an MRI showed no structural damage, meaning Verlander will once again avoid...