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Talkin’ Tigers Season in Review: Detroit Tigers’ Campaign a Failure After Embarrassing Playoffs
October 6th, 2014 at 11:12 AM
Afterwards, the faces told the story. Victor Martinez stared blankly out from the dugout at the celebration. Joe Nathan wiped away tears during a television interview. Miguel Cabrera offered some one word answers. ***VIDEO1*** Such reactions prove that nobody should question whether or not the Tigers care in the wake of a...

Talkin’ Tigers Week in Review: Ian Kinsler Can Make Biggest October Difference for Detroit Tigers
September 29th, 2014 at 10:25 AM
Sunday, Ian Kinsler sprayed champagne and celebrated much the same way he swung and played defense most of the year; with reckless abandon. ***VIDEO1*** Some would think it a slight, but in reality, that's the biggest complement that can be provided to the Detroit Tigers' second baseman. In the most important week...

Talkin’ Tigers Week in Review: Mission Accomplished for Detroit Tigers with Series Win
September 22nd, 2014 at 1:24 PM
The Detroit Tigers put the finishing touches on an up and down second to last week of the season with a loss against the Kansas City Royals on Sunday afternoon. ***VIDEO1*** They didn't need that game, though, nearly as bad as the Royals did. Following two equally gut-wrenching losses in blowout and...

Talkin’ Tigers Week in Review: Detroit Tigers Starting to Feel Like Dangerous October Foe
September 15th, 2014 at 10:37 AM
For nearly two months, the Detroit Tigers stumbled and bumbled their way to losing a divisional lead and being on the outside looking in of the playoff hunt. ***VIDEO1*** Now, as September pushes to its midway point, the Tigers that everyone remembers from the past several playoff pushes seem to be back....

Talkin’ Tigers Week in Review: Detroit Tigers Have Expeirence Edge in Big Series Against Kansas City
September 8th, 2014 at 11:01 AM
The Detroit Tigers didn't enjoy a great weekend, but despite all their extended travails of the past week, they still enter a showdown series with the Kansas City Royals having a chance to retake first place with a sweep. ***VIDEO1*** Entering into September against a division rival in a pennant chase, that's...

Talkin’ Tigers Week in Review: Spot Starters Provide Detroit Tigers with Big Lift at Right Time
September 1st, 2014 at 1:54 PM
The Detroit Tigers clawed back to even in the Central Division, and the reason this was possible, other than the Kansas City Royals falling to earth, was some clutch spot starters from unknown pitchers. ***VIDEO1*** Facing trouble after the uncertain arm diagnosis of Anibal Sanchez, the Tigers turned to a pair of...

Talkin’ Tigers Week in Review: Return to Rajai Davis Power a Must for Detroit Tigers Outfield
August 25th, 2014 at 12:20 PM
The Detroit Tigers managed to salvage what could have been a devastating finish to their latest road trip, pulling out a pair of wins to blast them out of Minnesota. ***VIDEO1*** Not coincidentally, the two game resurgence featured some clutch hitting by Tigers' outfielders such as J.D. Martinez, Torii Hunter and Rajai...

Talkin’ Tigers Week in Review: Detroit Tigers’ Weary Lineup Seeing Most Trouble in Outfield
August 18th, 2014 at 10:47 AM
The Detroit Tigers had another rough week with regards to plating runners. Every loss the team sustained, both in Pittsburgh and at home, was at least due in part to a lack of offensive fire power. ***VIDEO1*** Though manager Brad Ausmus was careful about doling out blame to one area or more...

Talkin’ Tigers Week in Review: for the Detroit Tigers, Similar Problems Always Seem to Persist
August 11th, 2014 at 9:40 AM
Welcome to Talkin' Tigers, a weekly piece recapping the most important talking point from the week before about the Detroit Tigers while taking a look ahead. The Central Division is a long way from being decided. Need any proof? Just look at the 2012 and 2013 seasons for comparison. ***VIDEO1*** The Detroit Tigers have once...

Talkin’ Tigers Week in Review: Brutal Colorado Rockies’ Lineup Drives Pitching Resurgence
August 4th, 2014 at 3:37 PM
Welcome to Talkin' Tigers, a weekly piece recapping the most important talking point from the week before about the Detroit Tigers while taking a look ahead. Thanks to the significant role of pitching, in the wake of the Detroit Tigers' sweep of the hapless Colorado Rockies, one question became obvious. ***VIDEO1*** Did David Price's addition...

Talkin’ Tigers Week in Review: Detroit Tigers’ Offensive Struggles Leading to New Needs
July 28th, 2014 at 9:58 AM
Sometimes, almost is just enough, but most of the time, it's dreadfully too little. The Detroit Tigers had a decent week on the road. They won a series in Arizona and the series opener in Los Angeles before dropping three straight to the Angels afterwards in frustrating fashion. ***VIDEO1*** Why did the Tigers...

Talkin’ Tigers Week in Review: Sometimes, One Win Has the Ability to Count for a Bit More
July 21st, 2014 at 9:00 AM
Following Sunday afternoon's important 5-1 win over the Cleveland Indians, Detroit Tigers' manager Brad Ausmus didn't exactly want to go there. Or couldn't. Or didn't know how to do so properly. ***VIDEO1*** When asked if the results of Detroit's win, an outing eerily similar to the team's 2-1 victory over the Kansas...

Talkin’ Tigers Week in Review: J.D. Martinez’s Defense Helps Close Out First Half for Detroit Tigers
July 14th, 2014 at 9:23 AM
Over the past few months, J.D. Martinez has seen his abbreviated first name mentioned with plenty of other superlatives thanks to his surprising hitting prowess. One such example? The ever popular Just Dominating Martinez. However, after making a pair of outstanding plays back to back in the field on Sunday afternoon and...

Talkin’ Tigers Week in Review: Considering Circumstance, 7-2 Road Trip is Cause for Celebration
June 30th, 2014 at 10:31 AM
Over a week ago, the Detroit Tigers won their final game of a disastrous home stand, beating the Kansas City Royals 2-1, and in the process, hoping to bottle some positive momentum for the rough road ahead. ***VIDEO1*** As it turned out, the clutch afternoon victory did just that. Detroit swept both Cleveland...

Talkin’ Tigers Week in Review: Detroit’s Cleveland Sweep Driven in Part by Possesed J.D. Martinez
June 23rd, 2014 at 10:46 AM
It's hard to say exactly what has come over J.D. Martinez lately, but whatever it is, it's been good. The Detroit Tigers' outfielder was the reason the team won two games this week, and his efforts in the middle of Detroit's order helped drive a revenge sweep of the Cleveland...

Talkin’ Tigers Week in Review: Comeback Wins What Detroit Tigers Need to Collect Momentum
June 16th, 2014 at 10:43 AM
Sunday, the Detroit Tigers finished off another up and down week with a ninth inning victory over the Minnesota Twins. ***PHOTO1*** It was a style of win that's been few and far between this season. Outside of the first two games of the year (both walk off wins against Kansas City) and...

Talkin’ Tigers Week in Review: Sometimes, There’s Simply No Shame in Being Beaten by the Best
June 9th, 2014 at 10:59 AM
Welcome to Talkin' Tigers, a weekly piece recapping the most important talking point from the week before about the Detroit Tigers while taking a look ahead. ***PHOTO1*** After 17 years in baseball, David Ortiz is giving Roy Hobbs a run for the most iconic home runs in American history. Seemingly every time he steps...

Talkin’ Tigers Week in Review: Newest Slump Being Driven by Detroit Tigers’ Lack of Offense
June 2nd, 2014 at 10:30 AM
Welcome to Talkin' Tigers, a weekly piece recapping the most important talking point from the week before about the Detroit Tigers while taking a look ahead. While inconsistent pitching was a part of the Detroit Tigers' undoing last week, a lack of clutch hitting seemed to be the biggest woe this time around. ***PHOTO1*** Considering...

Talkin’ Tigers Week in Review: One String of Bad Detroit Tigers’ Starts No Cause for Concern Yet
May 26th, 2014 at 10:43 AM
Welcome to Talkin' Tigers, a weekly piece recapping the most important talking point from the week before about the Detroit Tigers while taking a look ahead. ***PHOTO1***   It was a rough week for the Detroit Tigers, who, after sweeping the Boston Red Sox proceeded to lose six of their next seven games, most of...

Talkin’ Tigers Week in Review: in 2014, Detroit Tigers Look Better than Boston Red Sox, Even on Road
May 19th, 2014 at 10:44 AM
For the first time since 1993, the Detroit Tigers swept the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park. Start to finish, the sweep was dominating with regards to pitching, defense and hitting. ***PHOTO1*** Recently, the Red Sox have been the better team than than the Tigers, particularly when playing at home. At Fenway...