Category: ‘Game Previews’

Detroit Tigers’ Closer Francisco Rodriguez Appears to be Battling Confidence Early On
April 21st, 2016 at 4:42 PM
As much as anything, the closer position demands a mindset. It's about letting things go and always looking to the next batter as a new opportunity. ***VIDEO1*** So far, its been a tough month of April for Detroit Tigers' ninth-inning man Francisco Rodriguez as it relates to doing all those things and...

Detroit Tigers’ Bullpen Impressing Early on and Helping to Carry Team
April 13th, 2016 at 1:49 PM
By this time last year, the Detroit Tigers already had a full-blown crisis on their hands. ***VIDEO1*** Their closer had injured himself, setting in motion the complete and utter collapse of the entire bullpen operation. Injuries beget inconsistencies, and the Tigers struggled to put away games start to finish Over the offseason, a...

Detroit Tigers Roster Review and Preview: Relief Pitching Edition
February 23rd, 2016 at 2:10 PM
With spring training getting into full swing, we're taking a closer look at the Detroit Tigers position by position heading into the 2016 season. ***VIDEO1*** There's no doubt the Tigers' bullpen was one of the major focal points of the 2015 season. Like the starting rotation, injuries and inconsistencies dominated the talk,...

Five Pitchers the Detroit Tigers Need The Most in 2016
February 16th, 2016 at 2:51 PM
This week, the Detroit Tigers head back to Lakeland, Florida as pitchers and catchers are scheduled to report to kick things off for the 2016 season. ***VIDEO1*** It's a time of great optimism in baseball, as people begin to think warmer thoughts and baseball comes back into focus. With that news comes...

Detroit Tigers’ Interchangeable Bullpen Looking Stronger After Major Reconstruction
December 18th, 2015 at 3:01 PM
The Detroit Tigers' bullpen was historically bad last season, plummeting to league lows in multiple categories. ***VIDEO1*** As a result, it wasn't a surprise that the team dedicated its time and resources to reshaping that group in the offseason. Three bold moves by Al Avila have changed the outlook of the relief...