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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...

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...

Anibal Sanchez’s Injury Shows Why Even The Detroit Tigers Can Never Have Enough Pitching
August 9th, 2014 at 9:31 AM
Somehow, some way, the Detroit Tigers managed to squeak by the Toronto Blue Jays Friday night in a game they had looked destined to lose early on. ***VIDEO1*** With their offense non-existent again, the Tigers pounded out three runs in the ninth to surprise Toronto closer Casey Janssen and win the game 5-4....

No Need for Pressure, Nerves as David Price Kicks Off Detroit Tigers’ Career Tuesday Night
August 5th, 2014 at 12:47 PM
There's a great scene in the movie For Love of the Game, where fictitious Detroit Tigers' pitcher Billy Chapel is desperately trying to calm his nerves on the mound. ***VIDEO1*** To do so, Chapel mentally goes back to a time when he's playing catch in the backyard with his father as a...

Detroit Tigers Right to Choose David Price, Pitching Upgrades in Baseball’s Literal Arms Race
August 1st, 2014 at 9:57 AM
It used to be that chicks dug the long ball, but could that phrase be shifting? Might chicks finally be forced to dig the heater? If the Oakland Athletics and Detroit Tigers are any indication, that answer is a certain yes. ***VIDEO1*** Both Oakland and Detroit gave up pieces from their lineup...

Detroit Tigers Aquire David Price from Tampa Bay; Deal Drew Smyly, Austin Jackson and Willy Adames
July 31st, 2014 at 6:33 PM
The Detroit Tigers added a left-handed pitcher on Wednesday, but it wasn't the reliever most assumed. Instead, general manager Dave Dombrowski pulled off a blockbuster, scoring David Price from the Tampa Bay Rays in a three-team deal. ***VIDEO1*** "We had actually talked to Tampa Bay a lot about 10 days ago about the possibility of...

After Slow Start, Max Scherzer Returning To Form For Detroit Tigers’ Rotation
July 25th, 2014 at 11:02 AM
For the better part of the first two months of 2014, Max Scherzer wasn't the same pitcher he was for most of his outstanding Cy Young season of 2013. ***VIDEO1*** Early on, Scherzer fought through his share of bad outings. He gave up runs, had up and down weeks and had his...

Detroit Tigers’ Rookie Drew VerHagen to Start Saturday Against Cleveland Indians
July 17th, 2014 at 10:42 AM
With a double header looming this Saturday, the Detroit Tigers needed a fill-in pitcher after the All-Star break, and they turned to Drew VerHagen, who will make his major league debut on the mound. ***VIDEO1*** VerHagen, who's pitching at Triple-A Toledo, has amassed a 6-7 record in 2014, with a 3.67 ERA....