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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...

Dave Dombrowski Cannot Be Done Trying to Help Detroit Tigers If a Championship’s Truly the Goal
August 23rd, 2014 at 9:10 AM
Just prior to Friday night's game in Minnesota, Detroit Tigers general manager Dave Dombrowski discussed his team's failing offense, and the pursuit of Cuban prospect Rusney Castillo. ***VIDEO1*** It seems Castillo was a special case, and the Tigers will not be looking to make any more meaningful additions to their lineup before...

Detroit Tigers Aquire David Price from Tampa Bay; Deal Drew Smyly, Austin Jackson and Willy Adames
July 31st, 2014 at 6:33 PM
The Detroit Tigers added a left-handed pitcher on Wednesday, but it wasn't the reliever most assumed. Instead, general manager Dave Dombrowski pulled off a blockbuster, scoring David Price from the Tampa Bay Rays in a three-team deal. ***VIDEO1*** "We had actually talked to Tampa Bay a lot about 10 days ago about the possibility of...

Are the Detroit Tigers Finished Dealing? Probably not, as Dave Dombrowski Keeps Options Open
July 24th, 2014 at 1:01 PM
Everyone knew it. The Detroit Tigers had to make a move to add bullpen help, likely another closing candidate, and they did just that nabbing Joakim Soria from the Texas Rangers for a pair of prospects. ***VIDEO1*** "We're very happy to have Joakim on board with us," Dave Dombrowski said in a Thursday...

Detroit Tigers Acquire Reliever Joakim Soria From Texas Rangers For Two Prospects
July 24th, 2014 at 8:12 AM
In need of relief help at the back end of a shaky bullpen, the Detroit Tigers struck a deal Wednesday night, trading for Joakim Soria of the Texas Rangers. ***VIDEO1*** Going the other way in the deal are reliever Corey Knebel and pitcher Jake Thompson, both natives of Texas. Knebel had been...

As American League Stocks up, Detroit Tigers Would Be Wise to Consider Quick Move on Upgrades
July 6th, 2014 at 5:30 PM
Sometimes, even though a person doesn't need groceries, a quick trip to the supermarket can still be beneficial. Every July, that's the case for the Detroit Tigers, who routinely don't look like they need much prior to the trade deadline, but are consistently no less needy under the surface. In 2014,...

With First Quality Start, Max Scherzer Proves That Negotiations with Detroit Tigers Can Wait
April 3rd, 2014 at 5:33 PM
A few weeks ago, the Detroit Tigers' front office and Max Scherzer each sustained a tiny bit of egg on the face when details of potential long-term contract negotiations managed to become matters of public record. Wednesday, thankfully, everyone finally got the chance to move on in between the lines. ***PHOTO1*** Scherzer...

Detroit Tigers Right to Ride Things Out in Left Field After Injury to Andy Dirks
March 7th, 2014 at 10:09 AM
The Detroit Tigers were dealt a significant injury blow this week with the news that left fielder Andy Dirks sustained a back injury, would require surgery and be out the first three months of the season. ***PHOTO1*** On the field, it was important for Dirks to stay healthy and prove early he...

Detroit Tigers Betting on Healthy, Effective Joba Chamberlain Turning Over New Leaf in 2014
February 9th, 2014 at 11:43 AM
Though an offseason of change has left the Detroit Tigers rife with question marks at plenty of positions, quietly the biggest, most important issue this season could be the contributions of Joba Chamberlain in the bullpen. ***PHOTO1*** Wednesday, Dave Dombrowski spoke at the Detroit Sports Broadcasters' Association's annual Tigers luncheon, and was...

The Detroit Tigers Sign Catcher Alex Avila to One Year Deal
February 4th, 2014 at 7:22 PM
The Detroit Tigers took another sigh of relief last week as they came to a deal with their number one catcher, Alex Avila. ***PHOTO1*** Avila signed with the team for a one year deal worth $4.35 million with an option for 2014 worth $5.4 million. The option will be in effect if...

Detroit Tigers’ Ace Justin Verlander Completes Surgery, Could Miss Season’s Start
January 24th, 2014 at 8:00 PM
Justin Verlander, the right handed starter and 2011 AL Cy Young Winner and MVP, went under the knife this month for core surgery. ***PHOTO1***  The surgery was announced earlier this month after Verlander was injured during winter conditioning. At that time, the Tiger’s front office fully anticipated that Justin would be good...

Detroit Tigers’ Manager Jim Leyland Retiring from Management
October 22nd, 2013 at 10:54 AM
The Detroit Tigers are suffering from a loss of just a World Series bid this year, they are also losing veteran manager and fan favorite, Jim Leyland. Leyland finished up his eighth year as Tigers' manager as the team lost to the Boston Red Sox in the ALCS Championship series,...

Detroit Tigers Search for Closing Pitcher: Who Will It Be?
November 4th, 2012 at 4:16 PM
Since the news that Detroit’s front office will not attempt to resign closer Jose Valverde, questions have arisen on who the Tigers will choose as their new closer. Will they promote someone already in their bullpen, or will they scout the free agent market for a seasoned closer? There are...

Detroit Tigers’ Phenom Jacob Turner to Start Thursday Against Kansas City Royals
August 29th, 2011 at 12:25 PM
Jim Leyland is giving Justin Verlander an extra day to rest between starts, which means the Detroit Tigers needed someone to step up and make a spot start. That someone will be Jacob Turner. When the Tigers face off with the Kansas City Royals this Thursday, Turner will be the...

Detroit Tigers Acquire Delmon Young from Minnesota Twins
August 15th, 2011 at 10:46 PM
With Magglio Ordonez struggling and Brennan Boesch hurting, the Detroit Tigers made a move to improve their outfield. The team acquired Delmon Young from the Minnesota Twins for minor league pitcher Cole Nelson and a player to be named later. Young only had to walk from the visitors clubhouse to the...

Why the Detroit Tigers Will Win the Division This Year
August 4th, 2011 at 8:52 PM
The Detroit Tigers are going to win the American League Central this year. You heard it here first. You can put it in pen. After the move they made at the trade deadline, it has all but solidified the fact that they are the team to beat in the AL...

Fan Mail: Time for Detroit Tigers’ Fans to Move on, Ryan Raburn or Jim Leyland
July 8th, 2011 at 7:12 PM
***PHOTO1*** Got an interesting article sent to me today that I really wanted to put on here. Eric Nuechterlein from Grand Rapids, Michigan sent me the following thoughts regarding Jim Leyland and Ryan Raburn.  This article might seem harsh to some readers, but as a lifelong die-hard Tigers fan I have...

Time for Detroit Tigers to Make Some Changes
June 30th, 2011 at 12:02 AM
***PHOTO1*** Okay, I want to pretense this article by saying that I love the Detroit Tigers. With that being said, I can't sit by and not point out the huge flaws that the team has. I actually feel that everything that I am about to say is quite obvious. The...

Detroit Tigers Set a Season High in Hits…Again
June 8th, 2011 at 5:18 PM
The Detroit Tigers upped their season high in hits for the second night in a row, recording 20 hits in Tuesday night's 8-1 win over the Texas Rangers. The Tigers had set a season high of 18 hits the previous night. The win is the Tigers' seventh win in their...

Detroit Tigers’ Pitcher Brayan Villareal Sent to Triple-A Toledo
May 23rd, 2011 at 1:07 PM
After the Detroit Tigers' 2-0 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates, the team sent relief pitcher Brayan Villareal to their Triple-A affiliate Toledo Mud Hens. The move opened up space on the Tigers' roster for them to bring long-relief pitcher Enrique Gonzalez to Detroit.  During his stint in the majors, Brayan Villareal...