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Three Key Lessons the Detroit Tigers Can Learn from the San Francicso Giants
October 30th, 2014 at 10:13 AM
Wednesday night, the San Francisco Giants won their third World Series in the last five years, beating the Kansas City Royals in an epic game seven battle. ***VIDEO1*** The Detroit Tigers, meanwhile, were eliminated weeks ago, meaning they have plenty of lessons they can learn from the recent champions on how to...

A Russell Martin Signing, Though Unlikely, Could Make Sense for Detroit Tigers
October 28th, 2014 at 1:14 PM
The Detroit Tigers already have a catcher on the roster, and his name is Alex Avila. In addition, they've got Bryan Holaday in the fold on the bench. ***VIDEO1*** Knowing this, it would seem that adding a top-flight catcher during the offseason would be a useless free agency move, if not an...

Detroit Tigers Must Learn from Miguel Cabrera’s Injury Experiences, Give Him Time to Recover
October 27th, 2014 at 10:50 AM
For the second consecutive offseason, the Detroit Tigers' best player has been forced to endure yet another medical procedure to fix an issue that plagued him during the season. ***VIDEO1*** This time, though, Miguel Cabrera figures to rebound much quicker from surgery to repair a bone spur in his right ankle than...

Report: Victor Martinez Will Reject Detroit Tigers’ Qualifying Offer; Seeking Four Year Deal
October 25th, 2014 at 7:35 AM
It's not necessarily breaking news to suggest that the chances of Victor Martinez accepting a qualifying offer from the Detroit Tigers this offseason were slim, but it seems like that seemingly obvious news can now be made official. ***VIDEO1*** Martinez, Detroit's designated hitter who racked up gaudy numbers in 2014, appears all...

Ian Kinsler, Alex Avila, and Miguel Cabrera are Gold Glove Finalists; Breaking Down the Competition
October 24th, 2014 at 3:43 PM
For much of 2014, it seemed to be a foregone conclusion that Ian Kinsler would win a Gold Glove award. The second baseman simply turned in that many fantastic plays at his position. ***VIDEO1*** As it turns out, though, Kinsler is just one of three Tigers who are up for Gold Gloves...

The Five Detroit Tigers That Need to Step up and Rebound Next Season
October 21st, 2014 at 9:31 AM
The Detroit Tigers enjoyed a decent amount of team success in 2014, winning the Central Division for the fourth consecutive year. ***VIDEO1*** Personally, however, there was much less individual decoration than in years past. Detroit will likely not have an award winner on the roster, and did not see many players establish...

Detroit Tigers’ Steven Moya Impressing in Fall League; Making a Case for Right Field in 2015
October 20th, 2014 at 10:36 AM
Late in the season, the Detroit Tigers called up Steven Moya from the Erie SeaWolves after his season concluded. He wasn't given enough at-bats down the stretch, though, and struggled to make an impact. ***VIDEO1*** But that hasn't stopped Moya from tearing things up in the fall league. Through 33 games, Moya...

Torii Hunter Will Present Difficult Case for Detroit Tigers in Free Agency
October 17th, 2014 at 9:26 AM
On one hand, Torii Hunter is a team leader, a positive influence in the community and a player still capable of finding plenty of clutch hits on the diamond. ***VIDEO1*** On the other, he's an aging member of a Detroit Tigers' team that many maintain is watching their title window close slowly...

Healthy Jose Iglesias Could Solve Plenty of Detroit Tigers’ 2014 Problems Himself
October 16th, 2014 at 2:40 PM
Even though Jose Iglesias didn't play a single regular season game for the Detroit Tigers in 2014, his re-emergence on the scene in 2015 could mean everything to his team in the year ahead. ***VIDEO1*** When speaking with the media on Tuesday, Tigers' general manager Dave Dombrowski hinted as much while acknowledging...

Subtle Hints Prove Detroit Tigers’ Architect Dave Dombrowski Looking to Reshape Bench
October 15th, 2014 at 9:46 AM
Sometimes, a person can say nothing but tell everything at the same time with a few subtle hints. ***VIDEO1*** Tuesday, Dave Dombrowski did exactly that when discussing the construction of his roster and the expectations for how he might reshape it during the offseason. The Detroit Tigers are always going to have...

Max Scherzer Should Be Odd Man Out This Fall as Detroit Tigers Look to Reshape Roster
October 13th, 2014 at 11:08 AM
Since the season ended nearly a week ago, everything has been quiet on the Detroit Tigers' front. Nobody knows anything about who could be staying or going, be it with free agents or staff. ***VIDEO1*** So far, the only nugget that has been quietly released was that Victor Martinez could prefer to...

Report: Victor Martinez “Prefers” to Work Deal with Detroit Tigers; Comfort of Workplace Important
October 12th, 2014 at 2:39 PM
The Detroit Tigers will face some big decisions when free agency opens after the playoffs conclude, but one decision appears to be shaping up as a relatively easy one on both ends. ***VIDEO1*** That reference, of course, refers to designated hitter Victor Martinez who will be set to hit the open market...

Lack of Options, not Just Greatness, Make Victor Martinez a Must Sign for Detroit Tigers
October 9th, 2014 at 11:05 AM
There were times this past summer where Victor Martinez provided the entire output of the Detroit Tigers' offense. It was true in certain games and with certain teams, especially the ones the hometown Tigers competed against most. ***VIDEO1*** Just ask the Colorado Rockies, who Martinez beat on his own August 3 with...

Detroit Tigers 2014 Offseason Preview: Who Could Be Staying, Going and Coming to Detroit?
October 8th, 2014 at 10:39 AM
The Detroit Tigers have many question marks entering the 2014 offseason; perhaps many more than the team faced last year after losing to the Boston Red Sox in the 2013 ALCS. ***VIDEO1*** Three key players; Max Scherzer, Victor Martinez, and Torii Hunter are all free agents. The bullpen needs a major upgrade,...

Detroit Tigers’ 2014 Final Team Grades, Rating the Entire Roster Position by Position
October 7th, 2014 at 12:04 PM
The Detroit Tigers won 90 games, made the playoffs and claimed the Central Division for the fourth straight year. However, their struggles while accomplishing all three feats often overshadowed their successes. ***VIDEO1*** This past weekend, Detroit was bounced in an easy three games by the Baltimore Orioles and witnessed plenty of problems...

Detroit Tigers’ Shaky Bullpen Appearing Set to Cost Team Everything in October Once Again
October 3rd, 2014 at 5:51 PM
"Those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it." That quotation has been around for centuries, but forgive Detroit Tigers' fans if they feel as if it relates exclusively to the team's bullpen. ***VIDEO1*** Season after season, folks sit around and wonder why the latest pursuit of a World Series...

Detroit Tigers Set Starting Rotation for ALDS; Take Risk in Pitching Justin Verlander Game Two
September 30th, 2014 at 2:44 PM
The Detroit Tigers have finally unveiled the long-awaited plans for their starting rotation against the Baltimore Orioles, and a familiar face will be taking the ball in game two. ***VIDEO1*** Detroit goes with Max Scherzer in game one. Game two goes to Verlander, while David Price takes game three. Rick Porcello will...

Five Things to Watch in the ALDS Between the Baltimore Orioles and Detroit Tigers
September 30th, 2014 at 10:23 AM
This season, the Detroit Tigers and Baltimore Orioles battled in some very intense competition in their brief but meaningful encounters. Detroit won the overall season series 5-1, but that wasn't without an intensive struggle. ***VIDEO1*** Five of the six games contested were decided by three runs or less. Two Detroit victories featured...

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...

Detroit Tigers’ Outfielder Rajai Davis Upbeat Despite Uncertain Status Regarding Injury
September 28th, 2014 at 11:57 AM
DETROIT---Sunday morning, Rajai Davis was upbeat about his chances of competing in game one of the American League Division Series. ***VIDEO1*** That was a change from Saturday night, when cloudy uncertainty complicated things after Davis suffered a grade one pubic symphesis strain and left the game. He was replaced by Ezequiel Carerra,...