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Pitcher Shane Greene’s Season Takes Tough Turn with Pseudoaneurysm Diagnosis
August 24th, 2015 at 1:11 PM
From inconsistency to now injury, Shane Greene has had a rough debut season for the Detroit Tigers. ***VIDEO1*** Since a sterling April which saw Greene occupy the top of the American League win and ERA leader boards, things have been nothing short of miserable. That culminated over the weekend when the pitcher...

Chattin’ Cats Week in Review: It’s Time to Call the Prince Fielder-Ian Kinsler Swap a Win-Win
August 24th, 2015 at 10:25 AM
Welcome to Chattin' Cats, a weekly piece recapping the most important talking point from the week before about the Detroit Tigers while taking a look ahead. It was a big weekend for booing and stirring up old animosity as the Texas Rangers visited town with Prince Fielder in tow. ***VIDEO1*** For the first...

Justin Verlander Wants More Safety Measures for Fans After Friday’s Close Call
August 22nd, 2015 at 10:56 AM
Mostly, the Detroit Tigers have been immune from the scary in their stadium, but that changed in a big way on Friday night. ***VIDEO1*** In the eighth inning, a foul ball off the bat of Anthony Gose screamed over the Detroit dugout, catching a woman in the crowd by surprise. For seven...

Is a Rag-Tag Rotation Better than a Super Rotation? Detroit Tigers Will Soon Find Out
August 21st, 2015 at 3:56 PM
For the last handful of years, the Detroit Tigers have chased baseball immortality to the bitter end, spending big money in their pursuit of a title. ***VIDEO1*** The real lynch pin of this endeavor has been seen within investments to their pitching staff. The Tigers shelled out a massive contract to Justin...

Injuries Now Pressuring Detroit Tigers’ Ever-Thinning Starting Rotation
August 21st, 2015 at 10:23 AM
Thursday night, the Detroit Tigers got a big boost from starter Alfredo Simon, who pitched a one-hitter as his team beat the Texas Rangers 4-0. ***VIDEO1*** Considering the news from earlier in the day, it was a significant development. Hours before, the Tigers placed Anibal Sanchez and Daniel Norris on the disabled...

Detroit Tigers Vs. Texas Rangers Preview: Surging Rangers Starting to Make Run Entering Detroit
August 20th, 2015 at 12:03 AM
Weeks ago, the Texas Rangers were left for dead in the wild card standings. Stunningly, they've begun to crawl out of their funk. ***VIDEO1*** After making a key deal at the trade deadline, the Rangers have been revived, and have won six out of their last ten games in the standings, helping...

Jefry Marte to Toledo as Drew VerHagen Returns to Bolster Detroit Tigers’ Bullpen
August 19th, 2015 at 5:30 PM
Affected by wild weather delays on Tuesday, the Detroit Tigers played until the wee hours of Wednesday morning in Chicago, and their pitching staff was taxed. ***VIDEO1*** As a result, the team is sending infielder Jefry Marte back to Triple-A Toledo. Coming the other way in the exchange is Drew VerHagen. VerHagen can...

Shortly, the Detroit Tigers Will Have Big Choices to Make with Young Talent
August 19th, 2015 at 2:09 PM
At the trade deadline, the Detroit Tigers powerfully restocked their system, and appear to have found several building blocks in the process. ***VIDEO1*** Lately, the team has watched two such players in Daniel Norris and Matt Boyd each have flashes of brilliance that lend to the notion the future could be bright....

Boston Red Sox Hire Former Detroit Tigers’ General Manager as Team President
August 18th, 2015 at 11:13 PM
After being fired by the Detroit Tigers, as predicted, it didn't take Dave Dombrowski long to land on his feet. ***VIDEO1*** Tuesday night, the Boston Red Sox hired Dombrowski to replace Larry Luccino and be their new team president according to media reports. Boston's general manager Ben Cherington will not be back...

Anibal Sanchez’s Next Two Starts Will Be Telling for Detroit Tigers
August 18th, 2015 at 7:24 PM
As out of whack statistics go, Anibal Sanchez is having a career year. ***VIDEO1*** Uncharacteristically, Sanchez has allowed 28 home runs for the Detroit Tigers this season. That's nearly double the amount he allowed combined from his last two years with the team (13). Sanchez is also likely to threaten breaking his personal...

Chattin’ Cats Week in Review: Mental Lapses Continue to Haunt Detroit Tigers, Brad Ausmus
August 17th, 2015 at 12:00 PM
Welcome to Chattin' Cats, a weekly piece recapping the most important talking point from the week before about the Detroit Tigers while taking a look ahead. At this point of a 162 game season, if a team hasn't figured out how to play situational baseball, they're probably more than a lost...

Does Bruce Rondon Have the Mindset to Be Detroit Tigers’ Closer of the Future?
August 16th, 2015 at 11:36 AM
Every single game is a rollercoaster ride for the Detroit Tigers during the 2015 season. ***VIDEO1*** At times, outs are hard to come by from everyone from the starters to the bullpen. Run scoring can be a periodic challenge. So it was no surprise when Bruce Rondon blew a save by allowing a...

Catcher James McCann Evolving into Field General That Detroit Tigers Need
August 15th, 2015 at 10:40 AM
In the last two weeks, two events have happened which have come to define James McCann's first full season in the major leagues. ***VIDEO1*** First, the Detroit Tigers' catcher drew praise for calling out teammate Jose Iglesias in a fiery show of emotion in the dugout during a blowout defeat against the...

Detroit Tigers Activate Miguel Cabrera from Disabled List, Place Him Third in the Order
August 14th, 2015 at 5:50 PM
The Detroit Tigers have been missing Miguel Cabrera from their lineup for over a month. Friday, they were finally able to bring him back. ***VIDEO1*** Now fully recovered from his strained calf, Cabrera was lifted from the disabled list and placed back into the lineup. He'll hit third for the Tigers against the...

Detroit Tigers Vs. Houston Astros Series Preview: Detroit Faces Yet Another First Place Foe
August 14th, 2015 at 11:47 AM
The Detroit Tigers have personified mediocrity in the second half of the 2015 season. They continue their latest road trip with three contests against the still surprising Houston Astros. ***VIDEO1*** Houston remains in first place, and though they have slipped up a bit lately, still maintain a lead on the Los Angeles...

Is Detroit Tigers’ Manager Brad Ausmus on the Hot Seat? Many Writers Seem to Think So
August 13th, 2015 at 10:33 AM
For many reasons, some beyond their control, the Detroit Tigers have been one of baseball's biggest disappointments in 2015. ***VIDEO1*** The team has already dramatically dismissed general manager Dave Dombrowski, appointing Al Avila to his post. There's been a shakeup in Detroit's organizational outlook moving forward, and as a result, there's growing...

Feeling Better After Injury, Miguel Cabrera May Play for Detroit Tigers This Weekend
August 12th, 2015 at 12:05 PM
Miguel Cabrera has been gone from the Detroit Tigers since early July, but his comeback is on target and could happen as soon as this weekend. ***VIDEO1*** Tuesday afternoon, before the Tigers lost 5-0 to the Kansas City Royals at night, Cabrera took live batting practice against his teammate Tom Gorzelanny. He's...

Could Latest Stint Represent One of Ian Krol’s Last Chances with the Detroit Tigers?
August 12th, 2015 at 9:30 AM
Brad Ausmus hasn't minced words lately. A disappointing season can bring out the necessary doses of truth serum in a manager. ***VIDEO1*** So it was particularly telling to note Ausmus' tone late on Sunday afternoon as it related to the performance of left-handed reliever Ian Krol. Ausmus was particularly frank when asked if...

There are No Losers in Recent Matt Boyd and Johnny Cueto Duels on the Mound
August 11th, 2015 at 9:22 AM
Touche, Johnny Cueto. ***VIDEO1*** After being the hard-luck loser a week ago in Detroit and watching Matt Boyd have a special moment in front of the Detroit Tigers' fans, Cueto decided to turn the exact same trick himself. The Kansas City Royals' ace went nine innings without giving up a run and striking...

Chattin’ Cats Week in Review: Left Handed Pitching Struggles Continue to Doom Detroit Tigers
August 10th, 2015 at 2:33 PM
Welcome to Chattin' Cats, a weekly piece recapping the most important talking point from the week before about the Detroit Tigers while taking a look ahead. The Detroit Tigers continued to win some and lose some this past week, but bullpen troubles remained the biggest talking point, especially after Sunday. ***VIDEO1*** With another...