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Inside the Numbers: Detroit Tigers Need Alfredo Simon to Be a Major Innings Eater in 2015
December 13th, 2014 at 3:45 PM
Very quietly, the biggest gamble the Detroit Tigers took at this week's winter meetings may have had nothing to do with dealing for impending free agent Yoenis Cespedes. ***VIDEO1*** Trading Eugenio Suarez and Jonathan Crawford, two highly-regarded prospects, for 33 year-old pitcher Alfredo Simon is that gamble. Simon is a pending...

Given Stable Clubhouse, Yoenis Cespedes Could Flourish with Detroit Tigers
December 12th, 2014 at 10:15 AM
Oftentimes, it's not fair to judge a book by its well-traveled, somewhat damaged looking cover. ***VIDEO1*** The Detroit Tigers traded for Yoenis Cespedes Thursday, and naturally, there are questions beginning to arise. Why would the Oakland Athletics abruptly deal Cespedes mid-season for Jon Lester? After a brief stint with the Boston Red...

Detroit Tigers Deal for Cincinnati Reds’ Alfredo Simon, Give up Eugenio Suarez
December 11th, 2014 at 1:16 PM
With a significant hole in the rotation caused mostly by a deal centered around Rick Porcello, the Detroit Tigers had to act quick to recoup starting pitching. ***VIDEO1*** Fortunately for them, the Cincinnati Reds had plenty they were willing to give, and quickly agreed on a deal that sent Alfredo Simon to...

Detroit Tigers Deal Rick Porcello to Boston Red Sox for Yoenis Cespedes, Two Pitchers
December 11th, 2014 at 11:35 AM
The worst-kept secret of the 2014 winter meetings was that the Detroit Tigers were interested in dealing for outfield help, and specifically, Yoenis Cespedes. ***VIDEO1*** Thursday morning, the other shoe finally dropped, as the Tigers finally struck a deal with the Boston Red Sox for Cespedes. Going the other way is pitcher...

With Jon Lester Now Off the Market, Other Dominos Could Soon Fall for Detroit Tigers
December 10th, 2014 at 11:46 AM
Even though the Detroit Tigers never made a play for Jon Lester, their offseason plans were always hitched to what the pitcher would eventually decide to do. ***VIDEO1*** Lester finally made up his mind Wednesday, signing with the Chicago Cubs for six years and $155 million dollars. That signing is good news...

Detroit Tigers Rumors: Could Team Target Atlanta Braves’ Justin Upton Instead of Yoenis Cespedes?
December 9th, 2014 at 10:51 AM
After one day of the winter meetings, the Detroit Tigers seem particularly likely to chart an inactive course considering the lack of smoke coming from their camp. ***VIDEO1*** Monday's only major revelation was courtesy of Gordon Edes of ESPNBoston.com, and a simple admission that the Tigers and Boston Red Sox had in...

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...

Five Pitchers the Detroit Tigers Could Target from the Boston Red Sox
December 4th, 2014 at 11:39 AM
Until Wednesday, the specifics of a potential Rick Porcello and Yoenis Cespedes trade were merely conjecture, but a national name helped bring the talks into much clearer focus. ***VIDEO1*** ESPN's Jayson Stark tweeted about a potential deal between the Detroit Tigers and Boston Red Sox. In Stark's estimation, Cespedes himself might not...

Miami Marlins Have Interest in David Price and Rick Porcello, but Who Could Detroit Tigers Target?
November 26th, 2014 at 10:47 AM
Yesterday afternoon, another rumor slipped free regarding the Detroit Tigers and two of their starting pitchers that appear to be on the trading block. ***VIDEO1*** According to Jon Morosi of Fox Sports, the Miami Marlins have interest in David Price and Rick Porcello, a few pitchers who have been rumored to be...

Detroit Tigers Rumors: Could Boston Red Sox Be Evolving into Detroit’s Perfect Trade Partner?
November 25th, 2014 at 10:30 AM
The Detroit Tigers might still be looking for outfield help, and after a pre-holiday shopping spree, the Boston Red Sox have plenty to give. ***VIDEO1*** Does this turn both teams into ideal trade partners in the weeks ahead? According to Tony Paul of the Detroit News, it just might, as Boston has...

Detroit Tigers Need to Find Additional Outfield Upgrade Before the Season
November 24th, 2014 at 9:14 AM
The Detroit Tigers are two weeks away from the start of baseball's winter meetings and the team hasn't yet added another outfielder. ***VIDEO1*** Many will read that as confidence in younger players like Steven Moya and Tyler Collins. it seems, though, that Detroit will make another addition as the offseason goes on...

Detroit Tigers Rumors: is Starting Pitcher Rick Porcello Now Available on Trade Market?
November 21st, 2014 at 10:43 AM
As the rumors continuously swirl about the Detroit Tigers' interest in perhaps making more trades, a new name quietly surfaced on Thursday night. ***VIDEO1*** Rick Porcello, Detroit's on-again, off-again starting pitcher, could be available on the open market. ESPN's Buster Olney hinted at that, and also named Doug Fister, Ryan Zimmermann, Mat...

Report: Detroit Tigers Could Target Houston Astros’ Catchers in Trade
November 20th, 2014 at 2:37 PM
Its been rumored for about a week that the Detroit Tigers weren't necessarily dead-set on bringing back Alex Avila in 2015, despite picking up his player option. ***VIDEO1*** On Thursday, that fact might have been made clear again when word leaked out from Jon Paul Morosi of Fox Sports that the Tigers...

Detroit Tigers Send Devon Travis to Toronto Blue Jays for Anthony Gose
November 13th, 2014 at 10:26 AM
The Detroit Tigers don't like to waste time making news. Just hours after bringing back Victor Martinez, the team quickly worked to fill their void in centerfield. ***VIDEO1*** Anthony Gose is coming to Detroit from Toronto, and infielder Devon Travis, a day after being named the best prospect in Detroit's system, is...

Detroit Tigers Rumors: Could Philadelphia Phillies’ Marlon Byrd Be Potential Right Field Answer?
November 11th, 2014 at 5:51 PM
Considering their recent history of inaction, file this one in the "seeing is believing" category, but the Philadelphia Phillies are apparently trying to "blow their team up" during this offseason. ***VIDEO1*** The recipient of one of their difference-makers could be the Detroit Tigers, who will likely find themselves in need of a...

Detroit Tigers Have Outfield Trade Options This Offseason
November 6th, 2014 at 4:44 PM
Why the inactive start to free agency? Why don't teams with clear needs like the Detroit Tigers blast off and sign multiple players immediately? ***VIDEO1*** The answer lies between prudence and patience. The Tigers have clear, identifiable holes in the outfield, but haven't been mentioned in the same breath as any free...

The Three Most Tradable Detroit Tigers During This Coming Offseason
October 23rd, 2014 at 9:50 AM
With the World Series already two games old, an offseason of important decisions is beginning to draw ever closer for the Detroit Tigers. ***VIDEO1*** In addition to free agency, the Tigers will likely have to get creative during the offseason to fill a handful of their needs. That includes exploring the possibility...

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...

Detroit Tigers Reportedly Looking for a Hitter as August Problems Continue to Mount
August 12th, 2014 at 9:55 AM
The Detroit Tigers lost again on Monday night to the Pittsburgh Pirates, and may have lost pitcher Justin Verlander as well. ***VIDEO1*** Still, prior to that latest round of madness, the Tigers were looking for a way to boost their inconsistent offense first. Fox Sports' Ken Rosenthal reported that Detroit was considering adding...