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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Detroit Tigers’ 2014 Final Team Grades, Rating the Entire Roster Position by Position
October 7th, 2014 at 12:04 PM
The Detroit Tigers won 90 games, made the playoffs and claimed the Central Division for the fourth straight year. However, their struggles while accomplishing all three feats often overshadowed their successes. ***VIDEO1*** This past weekend, Detroit was bounced in an easy three games by the Baltimore Orioles and witnessed plenty of problems...

Detroit Tigers’ Shaky Bullpen Appearing Set to Cost Team Everything in October Once Again
October 3rd, 2014 at 5:51 PM
"Those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it." That quotation has been around for centuries, but forgive Detroit Tigers' fans if they feel as if it relates exclusively to the team's bullpen. ***VIDEO1*** Season after season, folks sit around and wonder why the latest pursuit of a World Series...

Baltimore Orioles Throttle Sloppy Detroit Tigers Early and Late, Take Fast Series Lead
October 2nd, 2014 at 9:45 PM
It's true that the Detroit Tigers were in Baltimore prior to Thursday getting ready for the ALDS, but it appeared they forgot there was an important game to be played once they got there. ***VIDEO1*** The Orioles raced out to an early 2-0 lead, saw it erased quickly but then never trailed...

The Tale of the Tape: Baltimore Orioles Vs. Detroit Tigers Preview Position by Position
October 1st, 2014 at 1:41 PM
The Baltimore Orioles and Detroit Tigers will compete in the ALDS on Thursday night. On paper, the matchup looks fairly even, but there are several areas where one side and the other have clear advantages. ***VIDEO1*** Today, we break down the series by looking at everything in total. Where might the Tigers...

Detroit Tigers Set Starting Rotation for ALDS; Take Risk in Pitching Justin Verlander Game Two
September 30th, 2014 at 2:44 PM
The Detroit Tigers have finally unveiled the long-awaited plans for their starting rotation against the Baltimore Orioles, and a familiar face will be taking the ball in game two. ***VIDEO1*** Detroit goes with Max Scherzer in game one. Game two goes to Verlander, while David Price takes game three. Rick Porcello will...

Five Things to Watch in the ALDS Between the Baltimore Orioles and Detroit Tigers
September 30th, 2014 at 10:23 AM
This season, the Detroit Tigers and Baltimore Orioles battled in some very intense competition in their brief but meaningful encounters. Detroit won the overall season series 5-1, but that wasn't without an intensive struggle. ***VIDEO1*** Five of the six games contested were decided by three runs or less. Two Detroit victories featured...

Detroit Tigers’ Outfielder Rajai Davis Upbeat Despite Uncertain Status Regarding Injury
September 28th, 2014 at 11:57 AM
DETROIT---Sunday morning, Rajai Davis was upbeat about his chances of competing in game one of the American League Division Series. ***VIDEO1*** That was a change from Saturday night, when cloudy uncertainty complicated things after Davis suffered a grade one pubic symphesis strain and left the game. He was replaced by Ezequiel Carerra,...

Minnesota Twins Blast Detroit Tigers, Who Must Wait Another Day to Know Divisional Fate
September 27th, 2014 at 11:38 PM
DETROIT--- When it rains, it pours. Saturday night, the skies opened with runs for the Minnesota Twins, as they deferred a potential Detroit Tigers' celebration another day by issuing a 12-3 beating. ***VIDEO1*** The abrupt ambush didn't seem likely early. Nick Castellanos, who had been in the midst of a tough stretch,...

Detroit Tigers Defeat Minnesota Twins Behind Power from Miguel Cabrera, Victor Martinez
September 25th, 2014 at 11:00 PM
DETROIT---Lately, the Detroit Tigers have proven they can win baseball games in all types of ways; be it blowouts, come from behind wins or tense nail biters. Thursday, the latter proved true as Detroit managed a 4-2 win over the Minnesota Twins. ***VIDEO1*** Victor Martinez, one day removed from his interesting day...

Detroit Tigers Clinch Playoff Birth, Arguably Have Chris Sale’s Meltdown to Thank
September 25th, 2014 at 4:10 PM
DETROIT---Before they slept on Wednesday night, the Detroit Tigers already knew their fate. They were heading back to the playoffs for the fourth straight year thanks to a loss by the Seattle Mariners. ***VIDEO1*** However, that fate was probably known a lot sooner during the afternoon, say, after the seventh inning of...

After Chris Sale’s Errant Pitch, Detroit Tigers Erupt to Bury Chicago White Sox Late
September 24th, 2014 at 5:16 PM
DETROIT--- Despite more heroics from Justin Verlander, the Detroit Tigers were trailing Chris Sale and the Chicago White Sox in the sixth inning. Then, a bizarre sequence of events paved the way to an impressive 6-1 Tigers' victory. ***VIDEO1*** Early on, considering the dulling competition on both mounds, it wasn't a surprise...

Breakfast with Brad: David Price’s Chance at Complete Game Justifiable Move by Brad Ausmus
September 24th, 2014 at 11:24 AM
"Breakfast With Brad" provides a look inside the mind of Detroit Tigers' manager Brad Ausmus All's well that ends well. That was the theme Tuesday night, as the Detroit Tigers pulled out a tough 4-3 win against the Chicago White Sox in the bottom of the ninth inning with an exhilarating...

Joe Nathan, Joakim Soria Should Become Detroit Tigers’ Dual Closers the Rest of the Year
September 17th, 2014 at 9:30 AM
Monday night, the Detroit Tigers won a close game because their closer was able to get the job done. Tuesday night, they lost one because he couldn't. ***VIDEO1*** The closer was different in both instances. Monday it was Joakim Soria, and Tuesday it was Joe Nathan. Soria got his save quickly, allowing...

Talkin’ Tigers Week in Review: Detroit Tigers Starting to Feel Like Dangerous October Foe
September 15th, 2014 at 10:37 AM
For nearly two months, the Detroit Tigers stumbled and bumbled their way to losing a divisional lead and being on the outside looking in of the playoff hunt. ***VIDEO1*** Now, as September pushes to its midway point, the Tigers that everyone remembers from the past several playoff pushes seem to be back....