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Boston Red Sox Hire Former Detroit Tigers’ General Manager as Team President
August 18th, 2015 at 11:13 PM
After being fired by the Detroit Tigers, as predicted, it didn't take Dave Dombrowski long to land on his feet. ***VIDEO1*** Tuesday night, the Boston Red Sox hired Dombrowski to replace Larry Luccino and be their new team president according to media reports. Boston's general manager Ben Cherington will not be back...

Roles Shuffle in Detroit Tigers’ Front Office as David Chadd Becomes Assistant General Manager
August 7th, 2015 at 5:02 PM
The Detroit Tigers had a major shakeup on Tuesday. By Friday afternoon, there was clarity as to what would be happening with the rest of the front office. ***VIDEO1*** General manager Al Avila is keeping familiar faces to assist him within his new role. David Chadd, formally the Vice President of Amateur...

After 14 Succesful Years, Dave Dombrowski Deserved More from Detroit Tigers Ownership
August 5th, 2015 at 4:39 PM
The Dave Dombrowski era with the Detroit Tigers had run its course. He was entitled to a new chance. The general manager himself might have even deserved to get fired for not accomplishing the ultimate goal. Al Avila is certainly a deserving hire himself, with plenty of quality experience and a...

Future of Brad Ausmus Now Firmly up in the Air After Detroit Tigers’ Front Office Upheaval
August 5th, 2015 at 11:24 AM
In his introductory press conference, new Detroit Tigers' general manager Al Avila was very direct when speaking about the future of the team. ***VIDEO1*** One area where he was perhaps unknowingly direct regarded the future of Brad Ausmus, the second year manager who has struggled through 2015 after an equally rough finish...

‘Uniquely Qualified’ Al Avila Says Detroit Tigers Confident They Can Win Now and into Future
August 4th, 2015 at 6:29 PM
DETROIT --- Dressed in a suit and tie, the neatly prepared Al Avila abruptly accepted a role he's been working for nearly his entire life. ***VIDEO1*** Tuesday afternoon, after a stunning and sweeping announcement, Avila was announced as the new general manager and team president of the Detroit Tigers. In the blink...

Detroit Tigers Release Dave Dombrowski from Contract, Promote Al Avila
August 4th, 2015 at 4:51 PM
On Tuesday afternoon, the Detroit Tigers clubhouse remained closed for nearly a half hour. It was clear something was going on. Nobody had any idea just how big the news would be once it opened. ***VIDEO1*** The Tigers released general manager Dave Dombrowski from his contract, the team announced, and promoted assistant general...

Dave Dombrowski’s Five Best Trade Deadline Deals with the Detroit Tigers
August 3rd, 2015 at 9:48 PM
At the end of last week, the Detroit Tigers put the capper on the 2015 non-waiver trade deadline. ***VIDEO1*** This season was a bit different than most in the Motor City, as the team reverted back to their seller days, shipping away some big name talent in exchange for unproven players for...

Dave Dombrowski Says Detroit Tigers Will ‘Reboot’ and Start Taking Offers for Top Players
July 29th, 2015 at 5:32 PM
Wednesday afternoon, Justin Verlander pitched like himself and the Detroit Tigers got timely hitting in a 2-1 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays. ***VIDEO1*** Still, neither variable was enough to delay the inevitable. Dave Dombrowski said after the game that the team will now listen to trade offers for top players like...

It’s Time the Detroit Tigers Faced Facts: They’re not True Contenders in 2015
July 28th, 2015 at 11:26 AM
Monday night, it was a familiar story. Curt Casali, a mostly unknown player, homered twice for the Tampa Bay Rays, who defeated the Detroit Tigers 5-2. ***VIDEO1*** The Tigers' pitching was sporadic at best, as were the efforts of the offense. If ever there could be a crushing and telling baseball loss...

Chattin’ Cats Week in Review: Detroit Tigers Need More than a Few Good Days to Contend
July 27th, 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. Up again, down again. The Detroit Tigers just can't seem to get out of their own way, even in critical weeks. ***VIDEO1*** With the trade deadline just...

Brad Ausmus, Dave Dombrowski Share Equal Culpability for Detroit Tigers’ Bullpen Meltdowns
July 22nd, 2015 at 9:34 AM
"I would do nothing different at all," Brad Ausmus said Tuesday night after mismanaging his bullpen in a game his Detroit Tigers had to have against the Seattle Mariners. ***VIDEO1*** Instead of changing pitchers in an ugly eighth inning and swapping out Neftali Feliz, Ausmus left the beleaguered pitcher in, and he...

Detroit Tigers’ Title Window May Be Getting More Limited, but It’s not Yet Completely Closed
March 30th, 2015 at 10:41 AM
With an aging core, folks are viewing 2015 as a big year for the Detroit Tigers. Many feel it's either now or never as it relates to winning a World Series. ***VIDEO1*** While the clock is, in fact, ticking on this group to accomplish that achievement soon, it's not impossible or inconceivable...

Report: Detroit Tigers Prepared to Spend “Big, Big Dollars” to Retain Pitcher Max Scherzer
December 9th, 2014 at 5:16 PM
If the Detroit Tigers seemed particularly inactive almost two days into baseball's winter meetings, a plausible explanation emerged Tuesday afternoon as to why that may have been the case. ***VIDEO1*** According to ESPN's Buster Olney, the team's focus is on retaining free agent starting pitcher Max Scherzer. As Olney notes, the club...

Detroit Tigers: Five Things to Watch as Baseball’s Winter Meetings Kick Off This Week
December 8th, 2014 at 11:52 AM
Baseball's winter meetings are a time when most offseason dealings happen. Considering the Detroit Tigers' needs and some recent chatter, that figures to be the case for the team in 2014. ***VIDEO1*** The Tigers, fresh off a deal for pitcher Shane Greene on Friday, head into San Diego with plenty of options...

Deal for Shane Greene Should Open Detroit Tigers for Business at Winter Meetings
December 6th, 2014 at 10:28 AM
The Detroit Tigers might not have made the acquisition of Shane Greene a top priority, but the fact that they did speaks volumes about their offseason direction. ***VIDEO1*** Friday morning, Detroit struck with precision to nab Greene from the New York Yankees in a three-team trade. Going the other way to the...

A Three Point Plan for Detroit Tigers’ Success at General Managers Meetings
November 10th, 2014 at 10:18 AM
Even though baseball's offseason officially began on November 2nd, the fireworks as far as rumors go likely won't start in earnest until this week. ***VIDEO1*** That's because at the General Managers Meetings, which begin Monday, executives get to talk to each other in close proximity in order to set forth a plan...

Detroit Tigers Bring Back Alan Trammell as Assistant to Dave Dombrowski
November 3rd, 2014 at 12:32 PM
After Kirk Gibson's tenure came to an end as manager of the Arizona Diamondbacks, Detroit Tigers' legend Alan Trammell was left without a job. ***VIDEO1*** Fortunately, it didn't take the old shortstop and former manager long to land on his feet back in the Motor City. Detroit brought Trammell back on Monday...

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...

Detroit Tigers’ General Manager Dave Dombrowski Wraps up 2014 Season While Looking Ahead
October 14th, 2014 at 7:20 PM
DETROIT---On a rainy Tuesday afternoon during the middle of October, the case could be made that baseball should've been on the docket for Comerica Park later in the evening. ***VIDEO1*** Instead, hot dog and pretzel machines lined the bowels of the stadium, a sure sign that winter is on the way. Just...

Report: Detroit Tigers Claim Houston Astros’ Reliever Chad Qualls; More Lineup Upgrades Coming?
August 26th, 2014 at 2:21 PM
The Detroit Tigers have searched high and low for bullpen help in 2014, and their pursuit will apparently continue, now perhaps taking them right up to the eleventh hour before August 31. ***VIDEO1*** Tuesday, the team claimed reliever Chad Qualls off waivers from the Houston Astros according to Peter Gammons. Qualls has...