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Shane Greene’s Economical Approach Helping Him Excel Early with Detroit Tigers
April 15th, 2015 at 10:35 AM
It's early in his Detroit Tigers' career, but Shane Greene is already two for two and has made quite a name for himself along the way. ***VIDEO1*** For the second straight start, Greene was near perfect in shutting down the Pittsburgh Pirates Tuesday night. He coasted through the lineup allowing only three...

Anibal Sanchez Passes First Critical, Early Test for Detroit Tigers, but More are Coming
April 9th, 2015 at 11:34 AM
DETROIT-- Anibal Sanchez wasn't himself last year, much less even the same pitcher that dominated the American League in 2013 to win the pitching title. ***VIDEO1*** On April 26 of last season, a lacerated finger was an ominous beginning of what would become an injury-plagued campaign. Even after returning, Sanchez never felt...

Bruce Rondon and Justin Verlander’s Injuries Add Concerns for Detroit Tigers
April 2nd, 2015 at 12:15 PM
Coming into camp, the Detroit Tigers were always going to test Bruce Rondon and Justin Verlander physically. Considering their injuries and past issues, they had to know if both would be ready to handle the grind of the season. ***VIDEO1*** Wednesday, Rondon officially flunked this early durability exam, getting scratched from his...

Justin Verlander Departs Game with Arm Cramp, but Seems to Be Fine
March 28th, 2015 at 10:36 AM
Forgive anyone associated with the Detroit Tigers if they swallowed a little harder upon watching pitcher Justin Verlander depart Friday's 4-1 loss against the Toronto Blue Jays with arm trouble. ***VIDEO1*** The pitcher has had well-documented issues recently with regard to health, so there were no doubt anxious moments as Verlander was...

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...

David Price Deserving of Nod as Detroit Tigers’ Opening Day Starter
March 20th, 2015 at 5:00 PM
Flash back six months or so to last October, and the moment the Detroit Tigers were trying to clinch the Central Division over the Kansas City Royals. Heading into the pivotal last day of the season, David Price was on the mound. ***VIDEO1*** Some were a bit worried. Price was not. The...

Though Justin Verlander Has Expectations for Rebound, Patience Remains Key
March 18th, 2015 at 12:22 PM
Tuesday, Justin Verlander didn't have as good of a start statistically as he hoped, as the Detroit Tigers lost to the Washington Nationals 6-4. ***VIDEO1*** Verlander gave up four runs on five hits (two of which were home runs), walked nobody and struck out three and admitted afterwards that while he was...

Shane Greene Has Plenty of Time to Iron Out Kinks for Detroit Tigers and Get Comfortable
March 9th, 2015 at 11:22 AM
As far as athletics is concerned, spring is a time to iron out the kinks, shake off the rust and get acclimated to new things. ***VIDEO1*** Buy a new golf club, pair of running shoes or basketball over the winter? In the early months, it's easy to struggle while breaking in such...

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...