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Detroit Tigers Lack of Guts Shows Through with Inability to Pursue Joe Maddon
October 31st, 2014 at 8:15 AM
Once upon a time, the great business mogul Donald Trump said it best. "As long as you are going to be thinking anyway, think big." ***VIDEO1*** Signing Joe Maddon to manage the Detroit Tigers would have qualified as such a move, especially after the team bowed out of the playoffs in embarrassing fashion...

Three Key Lessons the Detroit Tigers Can Learn from the San Francicso Giants
October 30th, 2014 at 10:13 AM
Wednesday night, the San Francisco Giants won their third World Series in the last five years, beating the Kansas City Royals in an epic game seven battle. ***VIDEO1*** The Detroit Tigers, meanwhile, were eliminated weeks ago, meaning they have plenty of lessons they can learn from the recent champions on how to...

Detroit Tigers Name Mike Maroth Pitching Coach of Triple-A Toledo
October 29th, 2014 at 10:58 AM
The Detroit Tigers have made another move to help restructure their coaching staff. ***VIDEO1*** No, it has nothing to do with Joe Maddon, who seems to be everyone's rumor du-jour. Instead, it involves teaching at the minor league level, and the hiring of Mike Maroth to take over as pitching coach for...

A Russell Martin Signing, Though Unlikely, Could Make Sense for Detroit Tigers
October 28th, 2014 at 1:14 PM
The Detroit Tigers already have a catcher on the roster, and his name is Alex Avila. In addition, they've got Bryan Holaday in the fold on the bench. ***VIDEO1*** Knowing this, it would seem that adding a top-flight catcher during the offseason would be a useless free agency move, if not an...

Detroit Tigers Must Learn from Miguel Cabrera’s Injury Experiences, Give Him Time to Recover
October 27th, 2014 at 10:50 AM
For the second consecutive offseason, the Detroit Tigers' best player has been forced to endure yet another medical procedure to fix an issue that plagued him during the season. ***VIDEO1*** This time, though, Miguel Cabrera figures to rebound much quicker from surgery to repair a bone spur in his right ankle than...

Hiring Joe Maddon Makes Sense for Detroit Tigers, but Dave Dombrowski Would Have to Check Ego
October 26th, 2014 at 1:56 PM
Barring something earth-shattering happening, the Detroit Tigers appeared set to have Brad Ausmus returning for his second season as manager. ***VIDEO1*** Friday, though, the earthquake that nobody saw coming happened when Joe Maddon, the successful manager of the Tampa Bay Rays, abruptly decided to bolt from Tampa Bay. This came on the...

Report: Victor Martinez Will Reject Detroit Tigers’ Qualifying Offer; Seeking Four Year Deal
October 25th, 2014 at 7:35 AM
It's not necessarily breaking news to suggest that the chances of Victor Martinez accepting a qualifying offer from the Detroit Tigers this offseason were slim, but it seems like that seemingly obvious news can now be made official. ***VIDEO1*** Martinez, Detroit's designated hitter who racked up gaudy numbers in 2014, appears all...

Ian Kinsler, Alex Avila, and Miguel Cabrera are Gold Glove Finalists; Breaking Down the Competition
October 24th, 2014 at 3:43 PM
For much of 2014, it seemed to be a foregone conclusion that Ian Kinsler would win a Gold Glove award. The second baseman simply turned in that many fantastic plays at his position. ***VIDEO1*** As it turns out, though, Kinsler is just one of three Tigers who are up for Gold Gloves...

Detroit Tigers’ Darnell Coles Departs to Become Milwaukee Brewers Hitting Coach
October 24th, 2014 at 9:08 AM
One change that the Detroit Tigers didn't figure to see this offseason was with regards to the coaching staff, most of whom were figured to return for year two under now-seasoned boss Brad Ausmus. ***VIDEO1*** Scratch one name off that list, though, as assistant hitting coach Darnell Coles is departing Detroit to...

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...

Detroit Tigers Tales: Taking a Look at Free Agents Detroit May Woo, Plus Brad Ausmus
October 22nd, 2014 at 11:45 AM
Welcome to Tiger Tales, a bi-weekly look at the top five news stories from around the web about the Motor City Kitties. Game one of the World Series is barely 24 hours old, but that won't stop many Detroit Tigers' fans from likely keeping their eyes on the future prize. ***VIDEO1*** The quicker...

The Five Detroit Tigers That Need to Step up and Rebound Next Season
October 21st, 2014 at 9:31 AM
The Detroit Tigers enjoyed a decent amount of team success in 2014, winning the Central Division for the fourth consecutive year. ***VIDEO1*** Personally, however, there was much less individual decoration than in years past. Detroit will likely not have an award winner on the roster, and did not see many players establish...

Detroit Tigers’ Steven Moya Impressing in Fall League; Making a Case for Right Field in 2015
October 20th, 2014 at 10:36 AM
Late in the season, the Detroit Tigers called up Steven Moya from the Erie SeaWolves after his season concluded. He wasn't given enough at-bats down the stretch, though, and struggled to make an impact. ***VIDEO1*** But that hasn't stopped Moya from tearing things up in the fall league. Through 33 games, Moya...

Torii Hunter Will Present Difficult Case for Detroit Tigers in Free Agency
October 17th, 2014 at 9:26 AM
On one hand, Torii Hunter is a team leader, a positive influence in the community and a player still capable of finding plenty of clutch hits on the diamond. ***VIDEO1*** On the other, he's an aging member of a Detroit Tigers' team that many maintain is watching their title window close slowly...

Healthy Jose Iglesias Could Solve Plenty of Detroit Tigers’ 2014 Problems Himself
October 16th, 2014 at 2:40 PM
Even though Jose Iglesias didn't play a single regular season game for the Detroit Tigers in 2014, his re-emergence on the scene in 2015 could mean everything to his team in the year ahead. ***VIDEO1*** When speaking with the media on Tuesday, Tigers' general manager Dave Dombrowski hinted as much while acknowledging...

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...

Max Scherzer Should Be Odd Man Out This Fall as Detroit Tigers Look to Reshape Roster
October 13th, 2014 at 11:08 AM
Since the season ended nearly a week ago, everything has been quiet on the Detroit Tigers' front. Nobody knows anything about who could be staying or going, be it with free agents or staff. ***VIDEO1*** So far, the only nugget that has been quietly released was that Victor Martinez could prefer to...

Report: Victor Martinez “Prefers” to Work Deal with Detroit Tigers; Comfort of Workplace Important
October 12th, 2014 at 2:39 PM
The Detroit Tigers will face some big decisions when free agency opens after the playoffs conclude, but one decision appears to be shaping up as a relatively easy one on both ends. ***VIDEO1*** That reference, of course, refers to designated hitter Victor Martinez who will be set to hit the open market...

Lack of Options, not Just Greatness, Make Victor Martinez a Must Sign for Detroit Tigers
October 9th, 2014 at 11:05 AM
There were times this past summer where Victor Martinez provided the entire output of the Detroit Tigers' offense. It was true in certain games and with certain teams, especially the ones the hometown Tigers competed against most. ***VIDEO1*** Just ask the Colorado Rockies, who Martinez beat on his own August 3 with...