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Average Detroit Tigers Going Through Their Early Season Motions Once Again
May 7th, 2016 at 12:05 PM
The Detroit Tigers made plenty of changes this offseason to try and ensure they would have a better start and finish to 2016. ***VIDEO1*** Owner Mike Ilitch made a bold move in the middle of the 2015 season, sweeping out Dave Dombrowski and adding Al Avila. The decree? What Dombrowski had delivered...

Detroit Tigers Worth $1.15 Billion According to Forbes
March 24th, 2016 at 2:47 PM
The Detroit Tigers aren't in the same league as the New York Yankees, but they are still quite valuable as baseball franchises go. ***VIDEO1*** A new report from Forbes lists the Tigers as worth $1.15 billion dollars, which ranks 14th out of 31 MLB teams. That's down slightly from the $1.25 billion...

Chris Ilitch Thinks Detroit Tigers Look ‘Highly Motivated’ Heading Into 2016 Season
February 11th, 2016 at 2:56 PM
Owning a baseball team allows a person to get a good read on the personal excitement and motivation of individuals. ***VIDEO1*** So when Chris Ilitch, president of Ilitch Holdings and the son of owner Mike Ilitch makes a comment about the mood of the team heading into a new season, it should...

Detroit Tigers Sign Two Players to Minor League Deals
February 4th, 2016 at 10:38 AM
The Detroit Tigers continued to round out their minor league roster by adding a couple more players to their system this week. ***VIDEO1*** Joining the team as new signings are Cuban shortstop Leonardo Laffita and pitcher Willy Paredes. Laffita comes to the Tigers from the Mexican league, where he batted .280 in...

A Look at How Analytics Will Be Used in New-Look Detroit Tigers’ Front Office
February 1st, 2016 at 2:43 PM
The Detroit Tigers made a significant change last season, hiring Al Avila to their general manager post. ***VIDEO1*** That move not only signaled a change in direction, but a change in ideas, as well. Avila has since put his stamp on the Tigers' front office, bringing the analytical approach more into focus....