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Detroit Tigers Have a Major Challenge in Properly Balancing David Price Contract Situation
February 23rd, 2015 at 3:05 PM
Even though a year has passed, the Detroit Tigers mysteriously find themselves in an eerily similar position with one of their big arms. ***VIDEO1*** Much like Max Scherzer a year ago, David Price is set to become a free agent after the 2015 season. Like Scherzer, the Tigers would probably badly like...

Justin Verlander’s Rejuvenation Both Apparent, Important for Detroit Tigers Early in Spring Training
February 19th, 2015 at 12:00 PM
From Detroit, Michigan to Lakeland, Florida, the refrain continues. Justin Verlander looks good, feels even better and is motivated to make the 2015 season his best yet for the Detroit Tigers. After a string of injuries mixed with inconsistent performances, both Verlander and the team know how important it is for...

Detroit Tigers were Likely Never Serious About Bidding for James Shields
February 10th, 2015 at 10:18 AM
Monday, the last domino to fall in baseball's free agency market was James Shields, who headed to the west coast and signed with the San Diego Padres on a four-year contract with a fifth year option worth close to $75 million dollars. ***VIDEO1*** Shields took negotiations with teams to the eleventh hour,...

Detroit Tigers Positional Preview: Starting Rotation Has Major Questions with Few Answers
February 9th, 2015 at 10:12 AM
With spring training set to begin and the baseball season just around the corner, we're previewing the Detroit Tigers position by position. ***VIDEO1*** During the 2014-15 offseason, there has been no position that has seen more change on the Detroit Tigers' entire roster than the starting rotation. Gone are Max Scherzer and Rick...

Credit Max Scherzer for Showing Touch of Class Amid Highly-Publicized Exit from Detroit Tigers
January 26th, 2015 at 10:34 AM
The more money gets involved, the more the sports world has turned into a nasty landscape. There's backstabbing, public dispute and always plenty of "he said, he said" going on. ***VIDEO1*** In other words,oddly enough, fans of daytime soap operas might find a natural attraction given the current landscape. But, like anything, there...

Five Future Starting Rotation Options for the Detroit Tigers After Max Scherzer’s Departure
January 20th, 2015 at 10:06 AM
Monday, the Detroit Tigers failed to be the highest bidder for once, losing Max Scherzer to the Washington Nationals for a reported mega deal of seven years and $210 million. ***VIDEO1*** The wake of Scherzer's removal from the rotation leaves the Tigers with plenty of questions both now and into the future....

Without Max Scherzer, Detroit Tigers’ Rotation Facing Both Short and Long-Term Question Marks
January 19th, 2015 at 10:28 AM
Monday morning, the Detroit Tigers officially lost out on pitcher Max Scherzer with news that the free agent had reportedly worked out a massive seven-year, $180 million dollar contract with the Washington Nationals. ***VIDEO1*** The reported numbers represent a very significant contractual and financial commitment to the pitcher, one that the Tigers...

MLB Hot Stove: Detroit Tigers in Recent Contact with Agent of Pitcher James Shields
January 16th, 2015 at 4:49 PM
For over a month, the Detroit Tigers have been putting on a public front that they're satisfied with their reworked rotation, even with a few big name options still lingering on the open market. ***VIDEO1*** Then, stories like Friday's come along. According to Jon Paul Morosi of Fox Sports, the Tigers have been...

Four Pros and Cons of the Detroit Tigers’ Decision on the Future of Max Scherzer
January 15th, 2015 at 2:24 PM
As it stands on January 15, 2015, the Detroit Tigers have made no public overtures about bringing back their recent staff ace Max Scherzer. In fact, the team has gone so far to say they like their rotation the way it currently stands. ***VIDEO1*** Many in the media have stuck to their...

MLB Hot Stove: St. Louis Cardinals Could Sign Max Scherzer or Deal for Tigers’ David Price
January 8th, 2015 at 3:46 PM
Thus far, the market for free agent pitcher Max Scherzer matches the winter weather across most of the country. ***VIDEO1*** Frigid. Thursday morning, however, a new hot rumor emerged courtesy of Fox Sports' Ken Rosenthal and Jon Morosi. The St. Louis Cardinals could be on the hunt for a top-end starter, and might...

ESPN’s Buster Olney Guessing Max Scherzer Could Return to Detroit Tigers
January 4th, 2015 at 3:11 PM
Journalists are an incredibly proud folk. That's why so often, they stick to their guns until the end when reporting a story. ***VIDEO1*** In that sense, it's fair to keep an open mind when seeing that ESPN's Buster Olney still thinks that free agent pitcher Max Scherzer will return to the Detroit...

Report: Detroit Tigers, David Price Haven’t Talked Contract Extension This Offseason
December 29th, 2014 at 11:28 AM
The Detroit Tigers have seen plenty of upheaval in their rotation this offseason, and might see more soon considering the uncertain future of David Price. ***VIDEO1*** Price, a free agent following the upcoming 2015 season, was acquired by the Tigers at the trade deadline as a potential Max Scherzer replacement. The only...

Chatter Continues to Suggest Max Scherzer Has Chance to Make Detroit Tigers Return
December 24th, 2014 at 10:03 AM
The holiday season has quieted plenty of trade talks and free agency discussions cooking on the hot stove, but there's one name that continues to persist. ***VIDEO1*** Max Scherzer hasn't signed anywhere yet, and besides that, hasn't seen many teams step up to the plate in negotiations. Thus far, the steamiest rumor...

New Addition Profiles: Shane Greene Provides Detroit Tigers’ Rotation Young, Controllable Option
December 23rd, 2014 at 2:30 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. Early in December, late night rumors had the Detroit Tigers interested in adding shortstop Didi Gregorius. Considering the team already had Jose Igleisias in the fold, the conjecture...

Detroit Tigers Must Hope Shane Greene Can Become Effective Rick Porcello Replacement
December 22nd, 2014 at 7:49 PM
Arguably, the biggest trade the Detroit Tigers made this offseason had little to do with dealing for Yoenis Cespedes or parting with a prospect haul for Alfredo Simon. ***VIDEO1*** Quietly, unheralded Shane Greene, acquired in a three-team trade with the New York Yankees earlier in December, holds all the cards. Cespedess should...

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...