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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...

Detroit Tigers Right to Choose David Price, Pitching Upgrades in Baseball’s Literal Arms Race
August 1st, 2014 at 9:57 AM
It used to be that chicks dug the long ball, but could that phrase be shifting? Might chicks finally be forced to dig the heater? If the Oakland Athletics and Detroit Tigers are any indication, that answer is a certain yes. ***VIDEO1*** Both Oakland and Detroit gave up pieces from their lineup...

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...

Detroit Tigers Rumors: Minimal Move for Left-Handed Relief Help Most Likely Deadline Move
July 31st, 2014 at 11:43 AM
Just before the Detroit Tigers' afternoon series finale against the Chicago White Sox on MLB trade deadline day, a major move stole the headlines. ***VIDEO1*** The Oakland Athletics, motivated by either their burning desire to win a championship now or finally beat the Tigers in the playoffs, traded Yoenis Cespedes to the...

Detroit Tigers Rumors: Weighing the Pros and Cons of a Potential Jose Iglesias Deadline Deal
July 29th, 2014 at 9:31 AM
As silly season for MLB trade rumors pushes to a close by Thursday, a doozy of a possibility to consider led off the week for the Detroit Tigers. Monday, Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe reported that scouts were hearing the Tigers were so impressed by young Eugenio Suarez they might be...

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...

Detroit Tigers Trade Rumors: Philadelphia Philllies Could Be Evolving into Ideal Trade Partner
July 22nd, 2014 at 2:07 PM
Another day brings another round of trade rumors pertaining to the Detroit Tigers and their quest for additions, specifically to an often shaky bullpen. ***VIDEO1*** Lately, though, while the team remains interested in names such as Joaquin Benoit and Joakim Soria, they seem to be shifting thoughts to another National League team who...

Joe Nathan’s Performances with Two Out Indicate Why Detroit Tigers Need Second Closer
July 22nd, 2014 at 11:16 AM
Early Tuesday morning, in the midst of what would become the Detroit Tigers' 4-3 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks, Joe Nathan was at it again. ***VIDEO1*** No, the closer didn't have a meltdown. Yes, his inning of work was solid, but in the process of collecting his 20th save of the season,...

Ugly Loss to Cleveland Indians Proves Detroit Tigers Can’t Afford to Wait Long for Bullpen Help
July 19th, 2014 at 8:31 AM
When Anibal Sanchez takes a three run lead into the seventh inning against a team with a respectable pitch count, rarely would anyone expect the start to go off the rails in a hurry for the Detroit Tigers and end up a lopsided loss. ***VIDEO1*** Friday night, however, that's exactly what happened....

Detroit Tigers Trade Rumors: Ranking the Potential Moves for Bullpen Help
July 15th, 2014 at 9:18 AM
From now until July 31, plenty of rumors about the Detroit Tigers will arise. Until the day of reckoning, we're here to help make sense of it all. The one move the Detroit Tigers are likely to make on or before July 31 is a trade for experienced bullpen help. Despite...

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,...

Rejuvenated, Motivated Ian Kinsler Making Major Impact Atop Detroit Tigers’ New Batting Order
April 15th, 2014 at 3:40 PM
It's time for a blind statistics test. Player A has a .302 batting average, one home run, four RBI's and two stolen bases. Player B, meanwhile, is hitting .176 with no home runs, three RBI's and a miserable .263 slugging percentage. ***PHOTO1*** Player A and B, of course, are Ian Kinsler and...

Bruce Rondon Will Miss 2014 with Tommy John Surgery; Detroit Tigers Make Move at Shortstop
March 21st, 2014 at 5:47 PM
Something must be in the water within the Ilitch-Holdings organization, because the Detroit Tigers, much like their Detroit Red Wings counterparts on the ice, are now on their own impossible run of devastating injuries. ***PHOTO1*** Bruce Rondon, counted on to play a major role in the bullpen, was shelved Friday for the season...

With Impassioned Interview, Ian Kinsler Proves He Can Be Missing Championship Link for Detroit Tigers
March 4th, 2014 at 3:04 PM
Ian Kinsler made headlines by speaking to ESPN The Magazine and, ahem, questioning his former employer the Texas Rangers. No matter how strange the outburst may have seemed, Kinsler proved he oozes passion, which is the most important variable for the Detroit Tigers in 2014. ***PHOTO1*** Speaking with ESPN's Robert Sanchez in a lengthy...

Robbie Ray’s Tuesday Performance for Detroit Tigers Shows Why Patience Best on Doug Fister Trade
February 26th, 2014 at 2:03 PM
Even though the Detroit Tigers' move to ship starter Doug Fister to the Washington Nationals is over three months old, that doesn't stop many from considering the transaction one sided. Despite that, one performance from Robbie Ray proved patience will be best served with this deal. ***PHOTO1*** Though others are coming around,...