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Speedy Outfielder Anthony Gose Shaping up as Intriguing X-Factor for Detroit Tigers
April 10th, 2015 at 10:52 AM
How can a true x-factor like Anthony Gose be defined? Perhaps best with no definition at all. ***VIDEO1*** Thursday evening, after Gose had put the finishing touches on his second straight day of fireworks against the Minnesota Twins going 3-5 with a stolen base and three runs scored while running down a...

After Lengthy Rain Delay, Detroit Tigers Sweep Away Minnesota Twins with Ease
April 9th, 2015 at 8:20 PM
DETROIT--- Not wanting to risk burning a valuable rain date three days into the new season, the Detroit Tigers had to work overtime on Thursday afternoon, but were satisfied with another blowout and a sweep of the Minnesota Twins. ***VIDEO1*** With their luck, determination and an all-out great approach against the Twins...

Anibal Sanchez Passes First Critical, Early Test for Detroit Tigers, but More are Coming
April 9th, 2015 at 11:34 AM
DETROIT-- Anibal Sanchez wasn't himself last year, much less even the same pitcher that dominated the American League in 2013 to win the pitching title. ***VIDEO1*** On April 26 of last season, a lacerated finger was an ominous beginning of what would become an injury-plagued campaign. Even after returning, Sanchez never felt...

Detroit Tigers Unleash Offensive Onslaught, Pound Scuffling Minnesota Twins Behind 15 Hits
April 8th, 2015 at 5:13 PM
In baseball, good things often come in bunches. The Detroit Tigers have found that out early in the season, and on an overcast day, the runs and hits both poured down like rain in an 11-0 rout of the Minnesota Twins. ***VIDEO1*** With Anibal Sanchez on the mound and pitching well early,...

David Price, Two Home Runs Help Detroit Tigers Shut Out Minnesota Twins on Opening Day
April 6th, 2015 at 4:29 PM
Last season, the Detroit Tigers had to wait until the ninth inning to put away an Opening Day victory. This year, accomplishing the feat against the Minnesota Twins wasn't nearly as difficult. ***VIDEO1*** Home runs, excellent defense and sound pitching helped Detroit to a resounding 4-0 win over the Twins in front...

Ian Krol and Angel Nesbitt Make Detroit Tigers, Set to Round Out Bullpen
April 3rd, 2015 at 11:33 AM
The Detroit Tigers put the finishing touches on their roster Friday prior to next Monday's opening game. ***VIDEO1*** Considering prior moves, the only thing left to do was figure out who would be occupying the final spots in the bullpen. Heading north with the Tigers will be lefty Ian Krol and the...

Bruce Rondon and Justin Verlander’s Injuries Add Concerns for Detroit Tigers
April 2nd, 2015 at 12:15 PM
Coming into camp, the Detroit Tigers were always going to test Bruce Rondon and Justin Verlander physically. Considering their injuries and past issues, they had to know if both would be ready to handle the grind of the season. ***VIDEO1*** Wednesday, Rondon officially flunked this early durability exam, getting scratched from his...

Detroit Tigers’ Roster Taking Shape as Tyler Collins, Bryan Holaday Sent to Toledo
March 30th, 2015 at 4:01 PM
The Detroit Tigers are continuing to pair down their roster as spring training winds down, and Monday, two of their cuts were extremely notable. ***VIDEO1*** Both outfielder Tyler Collins and catcher Bryan Holaday are heading to Triple-A Toledo, meaning catcher James McCann and infielders Hernan Perez and Andrew Romine likely have the...

Justin Verlander Departs Game with Arm Cramp, but Seems to Be Fine
March 28th, 2015 at 10:36 AM
Forgive anyone associated with the Detroit Tigers if they swallowed a little harder upon watching pitcher Justin Verlander depart Friday's 4-1 loss against the Toronto Blue Jays with arm trouble. ***VIDEO1*** The pitcher has had well-documented issues recently with regard to health, so there were no doubt anxious moments as Verlander was...

There’s No Doubt Angel Nesbitt Fits Perfectly with Detroit Tigers’ Bullpen This Season
March 27th, 2015 at 10:57 AM
Thursday against the Baltimore Orioles, reliever Angel Nesbitt showcased the exact type of things he could be asked to do for the Detroit Tigers if he manages to crack the roster in the next few weeks. ***VIDEO1*** First, in the seventh inning, Nesbitt came on to get the final out, and did...

David Price Deserving of Nod as Detroit Tigers’ Opening Day Starter
March 20th, 2015 at 5:00 PM
Flash back six months or so to last October, and the moment the Detroit Tigers were trying to clinch the Central Division over the Kansas City Royals. Heading into the pivotal last day of the season, David Price was on the mound. ***VIDEO1*** Some were a bit worried. Price was not. The...

Detroit Tigers Make Three Early Cuts from Bullpen
March 17th, 2015 at 10:59 AM
Even though spring camp is only half over and final cuts are still a few weeks away, the Detroit Tigers wasted no time trimming some fat from the roster Tuesday. ***VIDEO1*** Gone from the bullpen are lefties Omar Duran and Joe Mantiply and righty Luke Putkonen. They became the first players assigned...

Miguel Cabrera, Victor Martinez Could Be Set to Make Returns from Injury Soon
March 16th, 2015 at 11:01 AM
For most of the spring thus far, the Detroit Tigers have been without two of their best hitters in Miguel Cabrera and Victor Martinez, who have been shelved while recovering from injuries. ***VIDEO1*** Their loss has shown on the scoreboard, as the Tigers have struggled to put up runs. Outside of a...

Underrated Anthony Gose Could Key Detroit Tigers’ Entire Offensive Operation in 2015
March 5th, 2015 at 3:14 PM
Anthony Gose was perhaps the most unceremonious addition the Detroit Tigers made in the offseason. ***VIDEO1*** It's not everyday big press is garnered from the acquisition of a light-hitting center fielder who is traded for one of the organization's top prospects in November, and when Dave Dombrowski snagged Gose from the Toronto...

Detroit Tigers’ Catcher Alex Avila Making Some Subtle Yet Meaningful Changes Behind Plate
February 21st, 2015 at 11:59 AM
Nearly ever since his career began, it seems Alex Avila has been fighting issues beyond his control behind the plate. ***VIDEO1*** From notable foul tips to collisions to concussions, it's a struggle to think of a catcher that's taken more of a beating early in his career than Avila has with the...

Jose Igleisas Must Be Cautious in Proving He’s not Damaged Goods During Detroit Tigers’ Comeback
February 20th, 2015 at 10:53 AM
Thursday, Brad Ausmus met with the media for the first time, and admitted to thinking about something that most people who follow the Detroit Tigers have likely been agonizing about themselves. ***VIDEO1*** Even though shortstop Jose Iglesias appears ready to triumphantly return from shin stress fractures to confidently anchor the middle of...

Five Detroit Tigers’ Spring Training Storylines to Watch Closely in the Weeks Ahead
February 18th, 2015 at 11:24 AM
While temperatures in Metro Detroit hover just above or well below freezing, the Detroit Tigers shoveled off to sunny and warm Lakeland, Florida this week to begin the odyssey that is spring training. ***VIDEO1*** Like most years, the 2015 Tigers have plenty of questions, concerns and reasons to be excited, making spring...

Don’t Expect Detroit Tigers to Remove Joe Nathan from Closer Role Early in 2015
January 1st, 2015 at 11:09 AM
Given his notable struggles late in games, many believed the Detroit Tigers might work to replace or even demote closer Joe Nathan before the 2015 season. ***VIDEO1*** Reading between the lines, it's easy to see why that was never really a decision that would be made. Anthony Fenech of the Detroit Free...

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...