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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...

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...