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Detroit Tigers: the Five Biggest Players Who are Injury Concerns for the 2015 Season
January 30th, 2015 at 4:19 PM
The Detroit Tigers haven't enjoyed the greatest health lately. Arguably, that has been one of the biggest factors putting a halt to successful playoff runs in both 2013 and 2014, helping defer the dream of a title longer. ***VIDEO1*** With a new season, of course, will come natural optimism. This year, it's...

Detroit Tigers’ Minor League System Rated Worst, Proving the Steep Cost of Contention
January 29th, 2015 at 11:47 AM
It's difficult for a baseball team to compete at a high level while maintaining a well-stocked farm system. It's simply the cost of playing poker. ***VIDEO1*** Therefore, it wasn't terribly shocking to see ESPN's Keith Law rate the Detroit Tigers' minor league system the worst in baseball on Wednesday. The prospect rankings,...

Detroit Tigers’ Best Bullpen Battle Will Come from a Varied Collection of Lefties
January 28th, 2015 at 11:03 AM
One of the things that's been lost in the shuffle this offseason is the fact that the Detroit Tigers have quietly put together a great competition for one of the most important spots in any bullpen. ***VIDEO1*** That spot, of course, is the left-handed specialist. Gone is the inconsistent Phil Coke, but returning...

Detroit Tigers Bring Back Al Albuquerque, Who is a Quiet Key to Team’s Bullpen
January 27th, 2015 at 11:05 AM
On Monday, the Detroit Tigers reached another one-year deal with relief pitcher Al Alburquerque, avoiding arbitration once again. ***VIDEO1*** That news certainly won't generate headlines or register even a shock-wave through baseball, but for the Tigers, it is no less important. In an offseason full of change, Detroit couldn't afford to lose...

Credit Max Scherzer for Showing Touch of Class Amid Highly-Publicized Exit from Detroit Tigers
January 26th, 2015 at 10:34 AM
The more money gets involved, the more the sports world has turned into a nasty landscape. There's backstabbing, public dispute and always plenty of "he said, he said" going on. ***VIDEO1*** In other words,oddly enough, fans of daytime soap operas might find a natural attraction given the current landscape. But, like anything, there...

David Price Open to Talking Extension with Detroit Tigers, Plus Other Notes from the Winter Caravan
January 23rd, 2015 at 11:16 AM
As the Detroit Tigers began their winter trek around the state of Michigan to meet and greet fans Thursday, the most interesting bit of information was revealed by one of their current pitchers. ***VIDEO1*** No, David Price doesn't dislike playing in Detroit, as many had suggested late last season. He simply found...

Miguel Cabrera’s Health is the Most Significant Early-Season Issue for Detroit Tigers
January 21st, 2015 at 3:07 PM
Lost in the shuffle of Max Scherzer's expensive departure early this week was a very significant injury tidbit as it relates to the Detroit Tigers' own hopes. ***VIDEO1*** Slugger Miguel Cabrera had the boot removed from his surgically repaired ankle and is able to walk in regular shoes. That news is significant...

Five Future Starting Rotation Options for the Detroit Tigers After Max Scherzer’s Departure
January 20th, 2015 at 10:06 AM
Monday, the Detroit Tigers failed to be the highest bidder for once, losing Max Scherzer to the Washington Nationals for a reported mega deal of seven years and $210 million. ***VIDEO1*** The wake of Scherzer's removal from the rotation leaves the Tigers with plenty of questions both now and into the future....

Without Max Scherzer, Detroit Tigers’ Rotation Facing Both Short and Long-Term Question Marks
January 19th, 2015 at 10:28 AM
Monday morning, the Detroit Tigers officially lost out on pitcher Max Scherzer with news that the free agent had reportedly worked out a massive seven-year, $180 million dollar contract with the Washington Nationals. ***VIDEO1*** The reported numbers represent a very significant contractual and financial commitment to the pitcher, one that the Tigers...

MLB Hot Stove: Detroit Tigers in Recent Contact with Agent of Pitcher James Shields
January 16th, 2015 at 4:49 PM
For over a month, the Detroit Tigers have been putting on a public front that they're satisfied with their reworked rotation, even with a few big name options still lingering on the open market. ***VIDEO1*** Then, stories like Friday's come along. According to Jon Paul Morosi of Fox Sports, the Tigers have been...

Detroit Tigers’ Upcoming Winter Caravan Scheduled for January 21-23
January 16th, 2015 at 11:50 AM
Some may grow to dread the winter, but it does have its perks. One is the reward for enduring the seemingly endless wait for baseball season to begin. ***VIDEO1*** Many teams host winter conventions, but few are as unique and distinctive as the Detroit Tigers' winter caravan. Michigan is a big state,...

Four Pros and Cons of the Detroit Tigers’ Decision on the Future of Max Scherzer
January 15th, 2015 at 2:24 PM
As it stands on January 15, 2015, the Detroit Tigers have made no public overtures about bringing back their recent staff ace Max Scherzer. In fact, the team has gone so far to say they like their rotation the way it currently stands. ***VIDEO1*** Many in the media have stuck to their...

Pressure’s on Catcher Alex Avila to Have a Big Season for Detroit Tigers
January 14th, 2015 at 12:19 PM
In some senses, it wasn't terribly surprising the Detroit Tigers decided to bring back catcher Alex Avila for another season. ***VIDEO1*** The team drafted and developed him, he handles the pitching staff well, and is a respected member of the community. Avila's father Al Avila is also the current assistant general manager....

Detroit Tigers Sign Veteran Infielder Josh Wilson to Minor League Deal
January 12th, 2015 at 12:53 PM
Considering the amount of injuries seen within infield positions recently, forgive the Detroit Tigers for wanting to remain covered during camp just in case. ***VIDEO1*** That's likely why the team signed infielder Josh Wilson to a minor-league contract on Sunday. The news was first reported by Matt Eddy of Baseball America, and...

Five Young Prospects Who Could Make the Detroit Tigers Out of Spring Training
January 10th, 2015 at 1:52 PM
A veteran-laden 2015 Detroit Tigers' roster figures to have major championship expectations like always, but that doesn't mean young players can't play a significant role in helping them take the steps to achieve that goal. ***VIDEO1*** Last season, there were several success stories in this department, as rookie Blaine Hardy showed signs...

MLB Hot Stove: St. Louis Cardinals Could Sign Max Scherzer or Deal for Tigers’ David Price
January 8th, 2015 at 3:46 PM
Thus far, the market for free agent pitcher Max Scherzer matches the winter weather across most of the country. ***VIDEO1*** Frigid. Thursday morning, however, a new hot rumor emerged courtesy of Fox Sports' Ken Rosenthal and Jon Morosi. The St. Louis Cardinals could be on the hunt for a top-end starter, and might...

Detroit Tigers’ Alan Trammell Still Widely Deserving of Hall of Fame Call in the Future
January 7th, 2015 at 4:46 PM
During this past summer, the Detroit Tigers triumphantly celebrated the 30th anniversary the 1984 World Series championship squad. ***VIDEO1*** The organization hosted a get together, and current players came back to celebrate their past accomplishments and get honored on the field prior to a game against the Oakland Athletics. Before that process, it...

Detroit Tigers Sign Veteran Releiver Tom Gorzelanny to One-Year Contract
January 6th, 2015 at 3:20 PM
For weeks now, the main question swirling in the court of public opinion was whether or not the Detroit Tigers would need to add anyone else to their somewhat rickety bullpen, particularly a left handed pitcher. ***VIDEO1*** Tuesday, that question was finally answered when the team struck a one-year deal with veteran...

The Three Biggest Areas of Concern for the Detroit Tigers in 2015
January 5th, 2015 at 10:17 PM
The Detroit Tigers have had a decent offseason addressing their needs to this point, but still have a number of things to be concerned about as the calendar makes its turn to a new year. ***VIDEO1*** All of a sudden, baseball doesn't seem so far away as thoughts have shifted from the...

ESPN’s Buster Olney Guessing Max Scherzer Could Return to Detroit Tigers
January 4th, 2015 at 3:11 PM
Journalists are an incredibly proud folk. That's why so often, they stick to their guns until the end when reporting a story. ***VIDEO1*** In that sense, it's fair to keep an open mind when seeing that ESPN's Buster Olney still thinks that free agent pitcher Max Scherzer will return to the Detroit...