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Grading the Detroit Tigers’ Moves at the 2015 Winter Meetings
December 14th, 2015 at 12:18 PM
Another flurry at baseball's Winter Meetings has come and gone, and the Detroit Tigers made a few moves to help in shoring up their roster for 2016. ***VIDEO1*** There wasn't the usual flurry of big action from the Tigers, but the team still made a few moves which quietly should help their...

Hindsight Cannot Now Become 20-20 with Regards to Victor Martinez Re-Signing
October 26th, 2015 at 3:29 PM
Mike Ilitch has long been a revered figure in Detroit for his willingness to freely invest money into his teams. ***VIDEO1*** Fans appreciate the work that Ilitch has put in, and love the fact that he's been able, for the most part, to keep top tier talent around town with loyalty and...

Detroit Tigers Vs. Chicago White Sox Series Preview: 2015 Season Finally and Mercifully Ends
October 2nd, 2015 at 11:41 AM
The Detroit Tigers and Chicago White Sox finish out the 2015 season this weekend, and across both sides of Lake Michigan, a popular refrain is heard. ***VIDEO1*** What took so long? Relax and cheer, fans, for it's finally almost over. Last place is on the line in the Central Division as the Tigers and...

Chattin’ Cats Week in Review: Brad Ausmus’ Return Puts Pressure on Al Avila to Orchestrate Change
September 28th, 2015 at 11:10 AM
Welcome to Chattin' Cats, a weekly piece recapping the most important talking point from the week before about the Detroit Tigers while taking a look ahead. Brad Ausmus doesn't deserve all the blame for the Detroit Tigers' failed 2015 season, just as he wouldn't have deserved all the credit had things...

Detroit Tigers Get Another Nice Day from Justin Verlander, Thump Chicago White Sox
September 23rd, 2015 at 5:02 PM
DETROIT --- The second half of the 2015 season has turned into the Justin Verlander coming back party. ***VIDEO1*** Once again, Verlander was impressive in another start, thwarting the Chicago White Sox while his offense got busy on the scoreboard. The Tigers pounded out seven runs on nine hits to back up...

Detroit Tigers Lose Combined No-Hit Bid in Ninth, but Rally for Walk-Off Win
September 23rd, 2015 at 12:05 AM
DETROIT --- The Detroit Tigers keep flirting with no-hitters, but apparently, the baseball feat just isn't interested in the franchise right now. ***VIDEO1*** On a sleepy night in late September in front of 27,829 fans at Comerica Park, the Tigers took a combined no-hitter into the ninth inning, and much like Justin...

Detroit Tigers Vs. Kansas City Royals Preview: Tigers Trying to Defer Central Celebration
September 18th, 2015 at 9:41 AM
Last September, the Central Division was decided at Comerica Park, and a celebration took place with the Detroit Tigers at the epicenter. ***VIDEO1*** This season, they'll try to prevent the visiting Kansas City Royals from stealing that moment and passing it off as their own. The Royals come to town on the...

Tampa Bay Rays Sock Four Home Runs, Shut Out Struggling Detroit Tigers in Series Finale
September 9th, 2015 at 10:58 PM
DETROIT -- Early on Wednesday night, the question became not how, but by how much. ***VIDEO1*** The Detroit Tigers pitching staff is giving up runs at an alarming pace, and once again, the offense wasn't able to keep up. When the Tampa Bay Rays started hitting home runs and scoring in bunches,...

Chattin’ Cats Week in Review: Justin Verlander’s Re-Dedication a Good Step for 2016
September 7th, 2015 at 10:01 AM
Welcome to Chattin' Cats, a weekly piece recapping the most important talking point from the week before about the Detroit Tigers while taking a look ahead. There hasn't been many positives for the Detroit Tigers lately as they limp to the finish line in 2015, but one shining example as such...

Detroit Tigers’ Offense Blacked Out Again as Cleveland Indians Take Series with Shutout Win
September 6th, 2015 at 4:51 PM
DETROIT --- Friday night, it was Josh Tomlin. Sunday afternoon, it was Cody Anderson. ***VIDEO1*** Names change on the mound from day to day as do pitching styles, but the Detroit Tigers' inconsistent offense, the results remain largely the same. The Tigers failed to do anything with the bats while the Cleveland...

Josh Tomlin Twirls Third Career Complete-Game as Cleveland Indians Down Detroit Tigers
September 5th, 2015 at 12:10 AM
DETROIT -- Though the Detroit Tigers headed back home after another trip, the results they found at Comerica Park looked awfully familiar to the ones they have seen on the road. ***VIDEO1*** Offense was non-existent against Josh Tomlin, who was dealing for the Clevleand Indians. Additionally,the pitching staff struggled to get outs,...

Detroit Tigers Vs. Kansas City Royals Series Preview: Tigers Trying to Provide Trap for Royals
September 1st, 2015 at 7:27 PM
The Detroit Tigers are a different team than the ones that visited the Kansas City Royals nearly a month ago. ***VIDEO1*** Since, the team has fallen further behind in the standings while the Royals have charged further ahead. Now, Detroit sits in last place while the Royals are in first. It's a...

Detroit Tigers Vs. Toronto Blue Jays Series Preview: David Price Reunion not on Menu This Weekend
August 28th, 2015 at 12:35 PM
The Detroit Tigers won't have to deal with the emotion and difficulty of facing their departed former ace this weekend while facing the Toronto Blue Jays. ***VIDEO1*** As far as advantages go, that's about all the team can expect. Detroit will trot out two rookie starters to go against a trio that...

Detroit Tigers Dazzled by Matt Shoemaker, Who Spins One-Hit Gem for Los Angeles Angels
August 27th, 2015 at 4:30 PM
DETROIT -- Inspired by a trip back to his home state, Matt Shoemaker dazzled in his debut off the disabled list. ***VIDEO1*** The Wyandotte, Michigan native and Eastern Michigan University alumni only allowed one hit and no runs while striking out five. He kept the Detroit Tigers off balance all afternoon, and...

Justin Verlander Flirts with Third Career No-Hitter as Detroit Tigers Thump Los Angeles Angels
August 26th, 2015 at 10:58 PM
DETROIT ---For nine full innings, the magic was back. Justin Verlander could feel it in the crowd, and the 31,938 fans in attendance at Comerica Park could feel it in their pitcher once again. ***VIDEO1*** As the innings flew by, it became clear there was another chance at history. A no-hitter was...

Detroit Tigers Struggle with Pitching Consistency Again in Loss to Los Angeles Angels
August 26th, 2015 at 12:49 AM
DETROIT -- The Detroit Tigers are in every game, but their rickety starting pitching and poor bullpen isn't helping them put many victories away. Alfredo Simon was rocked early and often, and the Tigers' offense, despite a mid-inning rally, couldn't pull them out of a deep hole. They ended up losing...

Detroit Tigers Vs. Los Angeles Angels Preview: Tigers Looking to Play Spoilers to Slumping Angels
August 25th, 2015 at 5:06 PM
DETROIT --- The Detroit Tigers didn't get a day off on Monday, instead having to play a makeup game against the Cincinnati Reds. Their homecoming present? A three-game date with the Los Angeles Angels. ***VIDEO1*** For the last few weeks, the up-again, down-again Angels have been hanging around the wild card race...

Chattin’ Cats Week in Review: It’s Time to Call the Prince Fielder-Ian Kinsler Swap a Win-Win
August 24th, 2015 at 10:25 AM
Welcome to Chattin' Cats, a weekly piece recapping the most important talking point from the week before about the Detroit Tigers while taking a look ahead. It was a big weekend for booing and stirring up old animosity as the Texas Rangers visited town with Prince Fielder in tow. ***VIDEO1*** For the first...

Detroit Tigers Vs. Texas Rangers Preview: Surging Rangers Starting to Make Run Entering Detroit
August 20th, 2015 at 12:03 AM
Weeks ago, the Texas Rangers were left for dead in the wild card standings. Stunningly, they've begun to crawl out of their funk. ***VIDEO1*** After making a key deal at the trade deadline, the Rangers have been revived, and have won six out of their last ten games in the standings, helping...

Detroit Tigers Vs. Houston Astros Series Preview: Detroit Faces Yet Another First Place Foe
August 14th, 2015 at 11:47 AM
The Detroit Tigers have personified mediocrity in the second half of the 2015 season. They continue their latest road trip with three contests against the still surprising Houston Astros. ***VIDEO1*** Houston remains in first place, and though they have slipped up a bit lately, still maintain a lead on the Los Angeles...