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Detroit Tigers’ Daniel Norris Enjoys Flawless First Start, Showing Glimpse of Bright Future
August 2nd, 2015 at 5:28 PM
Anyone who still may have had reservations on the return the Detroit Tigers received for David Price, consider the fears unfounded as of Sunday afternoon. ***VIDEO1*** Yes, Daniel Norris, the self-described "van man" has only made one start for Detroit. It's true, there's plenty more to discover about him, his mettle and...

Updating Two Injuries to Detroit Tigers’ J.D. Martinez and Alfredo Simon
August 2nd, 2015 at 10:31 AM
J.D. Martinez fouled a ball off his leg on Saturday night and immediately crumpled over in pain. With it, the Detroit Tigers' season hung in the balance. ***VIDEO1*** Without Martinez for a long stretch, a tough week would have gotten worse. The Tigers would have lost yet another star after sending three...

As Friday Night Showed, Infusion of New Pitching Figures to Boost Detroit TIgers
August 1st, 2015 at 9:03 AM
The Detroit Tigers had a great chance to win three straight games for the first time since June on Friday. ***VIDEO1*** Considering an early 6-0 lead and plenty of momentum through the middle innings, it seemed like it would be a cinch. With this team, however, no lead is safe no matter...

Detroit Tigers Trade Deadline Rumor Chart: Mike Leake on the Radar Should Team Buy
July 28th, 2015 at 3:24 PM
From now until July 31, we'll keep tabs of what moves the Detroit Tigers might be looking to make at the non-waiver trade deadline. It's three days before baseball's non-waiver trade deadline, and the Detroit Tigers apparently still don't know exactly what they'll be up to. ***VIDEO1*** Recent rumors have the Tigers as...

Buck Farmer Returns to Detroit Tigers’ Rotation as Shane Greene Sent to Bullpen
July 27th, 2015 at 8:21 PM
Between Alfredo Simon and Shane Greene, it's been clear that another shoe was set to drop as it related to the Detroit Tigers' rotation. ***VIDEO1*** Monday afternoon, it finally dropped, helped likely by Greene's rough start on Sunday night at Fenway Park against the Boston Red Sox. The Tigers called up Buck...

Alfredo Simon Might not Save Detroit Tigers’ Season Alone, but He Can Make It More Interesting
July 26th, 2015 at 10:18 AM
The grim reaper has been hanging around the Detroit Tigers lately, but Saturday afternoon, he gave them another stay of execution. ***VIDEO1*** With a loss to the Boston Red Sox, the Tigers would have sustained three defeats in a row at a key time. They would have fallen three games below the...

David Price Clearly Deserves Better than Detroit Tigers Have Given Him
July 24th, 2015 at 11:13 AM
It's been nearly a year since David Price was traded to the Detroit Tigers in a move that stunned the baseball world. ***VIDEO1*** In the aftermath of the deal, most figured the Tigers would easily come out ahead in the short term. They'd have 1 1/2 years of one of the best...

Shane Greene Gets Chance to Close Out First Half on High Note for Detroit Tigers
July 12th, 2015 at 12:43 PM
The mystery of who will be the Detroit Tigers' starter Sunday subsided quick. ***VIDEO1*** It was announced early in the week that Shane Greene would get the ball, making his return to the Tigers for the first time since June. Greene had been sent to Toledo to work on things in the...

Buy or Sell? Answer is Obvious with Detroit Tigers’ Pitching Still the Biggest Problem
July 8th, 2015 at 12:17 PM
As the Detroit Tigers continue to play what essentially amounts to .500 baseball, what is the team's major problem? ***VIDEO1*** It's certainly not the offense, at least not lately. Since June 7, the Tigers are batting .304 and scoring nearly 5.6 runs per-game, showing they might be hitting their stride. Without Miguel...

Kyle Ryan Back to Toledo, Buck Farmer Back to Detroit Tigers as Pitching Merry-Go-Round Continues
July 8th, 2015 at 9:58 AM
The Detroit Tigers have some problems within their rotation. It's obvious to the naked eye simply because of the sheer number of moves they've made with the Toledo Mud Hens in the past few months. ***VIDEO1*** Metaphorically, I-75 south is getting a workout again, as the Tigers sent Kyle Ryan packing to...

Consistent Starting Pitching Remains Biggest Stumbling Block for the 2015 Detroit Tigers
June 24th, 2015 at 8:53 PM
Walking around the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York, it becomes obvious how important pitching is in baseball. ***VIDEO1*** Every championship team has had folds of great starting pitching. The examples are obvious through the generations, and patrons can follow them sequentially on the walls as they trace the title...

If Justin Verlander Can Consistently Give Detroit Tigers a Chance, He Can Reinvent His Career
June 14th, 2015 at 12:03 PM
DETROIT --- Not much about Justin Verlander's first start off the disabled list was remarkable. ***VIDEO1*** The pitcher lasted five innings, saw tiredness after a minor bit of trouble end his day, didn't rack up an obscene amount of strikeouts and didn't truly wow or overpower as he has in the past....

Kyle Ryan’s Addition to Detroit Tigers Rotation Provides Interesting Pitching Mix
June 13th, 2015 at 9:56 AM
Friday night, David Price showed what a power lefty can do amid the Detroit Tigers' 4-0 win over the Cleveland Indians. ***VIDEO1*** For nine innings, Price carved up Cleveland batters, only allowing seven hits while striking out eight and walking none in the midst of his shutout. Price was in control, and...

Acceptance, not Defiance, Will Only Help Shane Greene to Improve for Detroit Tigers
June 11th, 2015 at 10:37 AM
Here, there, everywhere. Wednesday night, Shane Greene's pitches did a little bit of everything around the plate once they left his hand. ***VIDEO1*** And after they hit the bat, the same exact things happened. Home runs, doubles, triples and singles were sprayed across Comerica Park's night sky early and often like a...

Justin Verlander Pushing for Detroit Tigers’ Return While Bruce Rondon Struggles
June 7th, 2015 at 11:38 AM
Unlike his last start, Justin Verlander showed some signs of being his old self again Saturday night while pitching for the Toledo Mud Hens. ***VIDEO1*** Verlander struck out nine batters while pitching into the sixth inning of Toledo's eventual 6-1 loss to the Columbus Clippers. After accepting a ball from a dinosaur...

Detroit Tigers Could Get Victor Martinez, Alex Avila and Justin Verlander Back Soon
June 5th, 2015 at 10:48 AM
Early this season, injury problems have been a familiar crutch for the struggling Detroit Tigers. ***VIDEO1*** Soon, however, it appears the team might not even have that excuse to fall back on. In addition to the progressing Justin Verlander and Bruce Rondon, the team could get a pair of ailing sluggers in...

Justin Verlander Struggles in Rehab Start, but Continues Progress for Detroit Tigers
May 31st, 2015 at 7:58 PM
Considering the bad luck the Detroit Tigers have seen with rehab starts early this year, it was likely hard for the team to be too dismayed by what Justin Verlander accomplished on Sunday afternoon. ***VIDEO1*** Facing live batters for the first time since spring training in March, Verlander got knocked around a...

Despite Struggles Thursday, Brighter Days Ahead for Detroit Tigers’ Buck Farmer
May 29th, 2015 at 11:11 AM
By simply taking a glance at the box score Friday morning, it could be hard to be encouraged by Buck Farmer's third major league start. ***VIDEO1*** Early on, the youngster faced trouble against the Los Angeles Angels, getting done in by two home run balls off the bats of Albert Pujols and...

David Price Shows Proper Approach in Shutting Down Oakland Athletics
May 27th, 2015 at 10:32 AM
Any pitcher from the Detroit Tigers that needed a crash course on how to properly dominate a game received one from David Price Wednesday morning. ***VIDEO1*** Five days earlier, Price tried to be flawless against the Houston Astros. He dominated at times, racking up strikeouts and quick innings while keeping a no-hitter...

Detroit Tigers’ Justin Verlander Dominates Simulated Game; Inching Toward Return
May 26th, 2015 at 9:51 PM
Even though the Detroit Tigers have been beaten down by injuries lately, they have to be encouraged by the recovery of Justin Verlander. ***VIDEO1*** Tuesday, prior to the Tigers' battle with the Oakland Athletics, Verlander pitched a simulated game against his teammates and was on point, going 4.1 solid innings and allowing...