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Detroit Tigers Position Preview: Outfield Reshaped in Key Spots, but Much More Sound Defensively
February 23rd, 2015 at 11:50 AM
With spring training set to begin and the baseball season just around the corner, we're previewing the Detroit Tigers position by position It's a wild experience to sit back and think about the Detroit Tigers' outfield during the past handful of years. Names have come and gone, and new players have...

Five Detroit Tigers’ Spring Training Storylines to Watch Closely in the Weeks Ahead
February 18th, 2015 at 11:24 AM
While temperatures in Metro Detroit hover just above or well below freezing, the Detroit Tigers shoveled off to sunny and warm Lakeland, Florida this week to begin the odyssey that is spring training. ***VIDEO1*** Like most years, the 2015 Tigers have plenty of questions, concerns and reasons to be excited, making spring...

Detroit Tigers Positional Preview: Finally Healthy and Experienced, Infield Has Potential to Shine
February 16th, 2015 at 10:46 AM
With spring training set to begin and the baseball season just around the corner, we're previewing the Detroit Tigers position by position. Last season, the Detroit Tigers were excited to see what offensive and defensive dividends a changed infield might pay them. Coming into the fold were three new starters, and...

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...

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...

The Three Biggest Areas of Concern for the Detroit Tigers in 2015
January 5th, 2015 at 10:17 PM
The Detroit Tigers have had a decent offseason addressing their needs to this point, but still have a number of things to be concerned about as the calendar makes its turn to a new year. ***VIDEO1*** All of a sudden, baseball doesn't seem so far away as thoughts have shifted from the...

Five New Year’s Resolutions for the Detroit Tigers to Remember in 2015
January 2nd, 2015 at 10:38 AM
The Detroit Tigers had themselves a decent 2014 winning the Central Division for the third consecutive year and making the playoffs in the process. ***VIDEO1*** Several players also had career years, and fan attendance remained high. The team excited by dealing for big names David Price. Still, there was a feeling of...

New Addition Profiles: Alex Wilson an Under the Radar Addition to Detroit Tigers’ Bullpen
December 30th, 2014 at 2:46 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. After a miserable 2014 year from the bullpen, most people were counting on the Detroit Tigers to make few big moves to solve the problem. ***VIDEO1*** Instead of doing that,...

New Addition Profiles: Yoenis Cespedes Improves Detroit Tigers’ Outfield Defense, Adds Thump
December 28th, 2014 at 10:40 AM
The Detroit Tigers have been busy adding players the last two months. We're profiling all the new blood coming to the Motor City. In early December, rumors and rumblings had Yoenis Cespedes getting traded to the Detroit Tigers for Rick Porcello before any deal was officially done or discussed. ***VIDEO1*** As such, it...

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...

New Addition Profiles: Center Fielder Anthony Gose Brings Speed, Defense for Detroit Tigers
December 16th, 2014 at 1:02 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. When the Detroit Tigers decided on a July trade for elite pitcher David Price, they knew they'd have to give significantly to get. ***VIDEO1*** Center fielder Austin Jackson ended up...

Analyzing the Detroit Tigers’ First Round of Offseason Moves Position by Position
December 15th, 2014 at 10:23 AM
The Detroit Tigers have had a busy last two weeks of December, which took care of plenty of the team's remaining offseason needs. ***VIDEO1*** Now, Detroit has retooled their outfield and rotation in a significant way and is probably done making big moves, save for a significant addition to a still-needy bullpen....

Detroit Tigers Need to Find Additional Outfield Upgrade Before the Season
November 24th, 2014 at 9:14 AM
The Detroit Tigers are two weeks away from the start of baseball's winter meetings and the team hasn't yet added another outfielder. ***VIDEO1*** Many will read that as confidence in younger players like Steven Moya and Tyler Collins. it seems, though, that Detroit will make another addition as the offseason goes on...

Detroit Tigers’ Bullpen Still Needs to Add More Pieces to Thrive in 2015 Season
November 17th, 2014 at 10:53 AM
On Friday, after the pomp and circumstance of announcing the return of Victor Martinez subsided, Dave Dombrowski took time to speak about another important aspect of team improvement. ***VIDEO1*** That area, of course, was the Detroit Tigers' bullpen. In 2014, Detroit's highly-publicized meltdowns helped pave the way for plenty of scrutiny. But...

With Victor Martinez Back, the Time is Now for Detroit Tigers to Go for a Championship
November 14th, 2014 at 9:11 AM
Wednesday night brought the good news that many Detroit Tigers' fans hoped to see, as designated hitter Victor Martinez signed an extension and returned to the team. ***VIDEO1*** That means Martinez will likely finish his career in the Motor City as a member of the Tigers. It also keeps open the possibility...

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...

Baltimore Orioles Throttle Sloppy Detroit Tigers Early and Late, Take Fast Series Lead
October 2nd, 2014 at 9:45 PM
It's true that the Detroit Tigers were in Baltimore prior to Thursday getting ready for the ALDS, but it appeared they forgot there was an important game to be played once they got there. ***VIDEO1*** The Orioles raced out to an early 2-0 lead, saw it erased quickly but then never trailed...

The Three Biggest Baltimore Orioles Questions with Dan Connolly of the Baltimore Sun
October 2nd, 2014 at 10:32 AM
The wait is over. Thursday evening, the Baltimore Orioles host the Detroit Tigers in game one of the ALDS, kicking off what both teams hopes to be a long playoff journey ending in a World Series birth. ***VIDEO1*** There's a long way to that, though, and it starts with the first series...

Detroit Tigers Top Minnesota Twins Behind Ian Kinsler, Win Fourth Straight Central Division Title
September 28th, 2014 at 4:51 PM
DETROIT----There hasn't been a party like this in the Motor City since 1987, but when Alex Avila squeezed the last out just to the left of home plate, the Detroit Tigers had assured themselves a celebration 27 years in the making. ***VIDEO1*** Ian Kinsler's clutch day at the plate and a massive...

Minnesota Twins Blast Detroit Tigers, Who Must Wait Another Day to Know Divisional Fate
September 27th, 2014 at 11:38 PM
DETROIT--- When it rains, it pours. Saturday night, the skies opened with runs for the Minnesota Twins, as they deferred a potential Detroit Tigers' celebration another day by issuing a 12-3 beating. ***VIDEO1*** The abrupt ambush didn't seem likely early. Nick Castellanos, who had been in the midst of a tough stretch,...