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Until Proven Otherwise, Don’t Mistakenly Discount Detroit Tigers in Max Scherzer Race
December 17th, 2014 at 11:21 AM
After completing costly deals for starting pitchers Alfredo Simon and Shane Greene, most figure the Detroit Tigers are done pursuing pitching this offseason, specifically free agent Max Scherzer. ***VIDEO1*** That could be true. However, what few people account for is the Mike Ilitch factor. Ilitch, owner of the Tigers, rarely shies away...

New Addition Profiles: Center Fielder Anthony Gose Brings Speed, Defense for Detroit Tigers
December 16th, 2014 at 1:02 PM
The Detroit Tigers have been busy adding players the last two months. We're profiling all the new blood coming to the Motor City. When the Detroit Tigers decided on a July trade for elite pitcher David Price, they knew they'd have to give significantly to get. ***VIDEO1*** Center fielder Austin Jackson ended up...

Analyzing the Detroit Tigers’ First Round of Offseason Moves Position by Position
December 15th, 2014 at 10:23 AM
The Detroit Tigers have had a busy last two weeks of December, which took care of plenty of the team's remaining offseason needs. ***VIDEO1*** Now, Detroit has retooled their outfield and rotation in a significant way and is probably done making big moves, save for a significant addition to a still-needy bullpen....

Given Stable Clubhouse, Yoenis Cespedes Could Flourish with Detroit Tigers
December 12th, 2014 at 10:15 AM
Oftentimes, it's not fair to judge a book by its well-traveled, somewhat damaged looking cover. ***VIDEO1*** The Detroit Tigers traded for Yoenis Cespedes Thursday, and naturally, there are questions beginning to arise. Why would the Oakland Athletics abruptly deal Cespedes mid-season for Jon Lester? After a brief stint with the Boston Red...

Detroit Tigers Deal for Cincinnati Reds’ Alfredo Simon, Give up Eugenio Suarez
December 11th, 2014 at 1:16 PM
With a significant hole in the rotation caused mostly by a deal centered around Rick Porcello, the Detroit Tigers had to act quick to recoup starting pitching. ***VIDEO1*** Fortunately for them, the Cincinnati Reds had plenty they were willing to give, and quickly agreed on a deal that sent Alfredo Simon to...

With Jon Lester Now Off the Market, Other Dominos Could Soon Fall for Detroit Tigers
December 10th, 2014 at 11:46 AM
Even though the Detroit Tigers never made a play for Jon Lester, their offseason plans were always hitched to what the pitcher would eventually decide to do. ***VIDEO1*** Lester finally made up his mind Wednesday, signing with the Chicago Cubs for six years and $155 million dollars. That signing is good news...

Report: Detroit Tigers Prepared to Spend “Big, Big Dollars” to Retain Pitcher Max Scherzer
December 9th, 2014 at 5:16 PM
If the Detroit Tigers seemed particularly inactive almost two days into baseball's winter meetings, a plausible explanation emerged Tuesday afternoon as to why that may have been the case. ***VIDEO1*** According to ESPN's Buster Olney, the team's focus is on retaining free agent starting pitcher Max Scherzer. As Olney notes, the club...

Detroit Tigers: Five Things to Watch as Baseball’s Winter Meetings Kick Off This Week
December 8th, 2014 at 11:52 AM
Baseball's winter meetings are a time when most offseason dealings happen. Considering the Detroit Tigers' needs and some recent chatter, that figures to be the case for the team in 2014. ***VIDEO1*** The Tigers, fresh off a deal for pitcher Shane Greene on Friday, head into San Diego with plenty of options...

Deal for Shane Greene Should Open Detroit Tigers for Business at Winter Meetings
December 6th, 2014 at 10:28 AM
The Detroit Tigers might not have made the acquisition of Shane Greene a top priority, but the fact that they did speaks volumes about their offseason direction. ***VIDEO1*** Friday morning, Detroit struck with precision to nab Greene from the New York Yankees in a three-team trade. Going the other way to the...

Detroit Tigers Need to Find Additional Outfield Upgrade Before the Season
November 24th, 2014 at 9:14 AM
The Detroit Tigers are two weeks away from the start of baseball's winter meetings and the team hasn't yet added another outfielder. ***VIDEO1*** Many will read that as confidence in younger players like Steven Moya and Tyler Collins. it seems, though, that Detroit will make another addition as the offseason goes on...

If Detroit Tigers Must Decide Between Max Scherzer and David Price, It Won’t Be Easy Choice
November 19th, 2014 at 10:54 AM
As baseball's offseason continues its winding and unpredictable road, a fork seems to be developing in the distance for the Detroit Tigers. ***VIDEO1*** Should the team re-sign elite hurler and staff ace Max Scherzer and trade fellow ace David Price, or let Scherzer walk and anoint Price the next headliner of the...

In a Strange Free Agency Market, Could Max Scherzer Return to the Detroit Tigers?
November 18th, 2014 at 10:32 AM
Entering the offseason, the consensus was that the Detroit Tigers could not re-sign both Victor Martinez and Max Scherzer, their big-ticket free agents. ***VIDEO1*** It's November 18, and Martinez is already back in Detroit on a new contract. Might Scherzer soon follow suit? According to his agent, Scott Boras, there's been no...

Detroit Tigers Exercise Alex Avila’s Option, but How Long Will He Actually Stay?
November 17th, 2014 at 3:19 PM
In addition to the bullpen and the outfield, catcher has become a significant offseason question mark for the Detroit Tigers, given the fact that Alex Avila was in limbo. ***VIDEO1*** Monday, the position was in limbo no longer. Detroit announced they were planning to exercise Avila's one year, $5.4 million dollar option,...

Detroit Tigers’ Bullpen Still Needs to Add More Pieces to Thrive in 2015 Season
November 17th, 2014 at 10:53 AM
On Friday, after the pomp and circumstance of announcing the return of Victor Martinez subsided, Dave Dombrowski took time to speak about another important aspect of team improvement. ***VIDEO1*** That area, of course, was the Detroit Tigers' bullpen. In 2014, Detroit's highly-publicized meltdowns helped pave the way for plenty of scrutiny. But...

For Detroit Tigers, not Signing Victor Martinez Would Have Been the Biggest Gamble
November 15th, 2014 at 10:40 AM
When the Detroit Tigers made the signing of designated hitter Victor Martinez official at a press conference Friday afternoon, it became clear that the reunion moment was actually months in the making. ***VIDEO1*** Martinez wanted to return. He never truly wanted to consider playing anywhere else. In fact, he told GM Dave...

With Victor Martinez Back, the Time is Now for Detroit Tigers to Go for a Championship
November 14th, 2014 at 9:11 AM
Wednesday night brought the good news that many Detroit Tigers' fans hoped to see, as designated hitter Victor Martinez signed an extension and returned to the team. ***VIDEO1*** That means Martinez will likely finish his career in the Motor City as a member of the Tigers. It also keeps open the possibility...

Detroit Tigers Send Devon Travis to Toronto Blue Jays for Anthony Gose
November 13th, 2014 at 10:26 AM
The Detroit Tigers don't like to waste time making news. Just hours after bringing back Victor Martinez, the team quickly worked to fill their void in centerfield. ***VIDEO1*** Anthony Gose is coming to Detroit from Toronto, and infielder Devon Travis, a day after being named the best prospect in Detroit's system, is...

Detroit Tigers Rumors: Could Philadelphia Phillies’ Marlon Byrd Be Potential Right Field Answer?
November 11th, 2014 at 5:51 PM
Considering their recent history of inaction, file this one in the "seeing is believing" category, but the Philadelphia Phillies are apparently trying to "blow their team up" during this offseason. ***VIDEO1*** The recipient of one of their difference-makers could be the Detroit Tigers, who will likely find themselves in need of a...

Market for Victor Martinez Heating up as Toronto Blue Jays, Seattle Mariners Join Detroit Tigers
November 11th, 2014 at 9:05 AM
Only one day of baseball's General Managers Meetings are complete, and there's already been a signing and multiple rumors trickling out. ***VIDEO1*** Though very few rumblings have involved the Detroit Tigers specifically, one of the most important discussions of the entire offseason has begun to take shape about Victor Martinez, a big-ticket...

A Three Point Plan for Detroit Tigers’ Success at General Managers Meetings
November 10th, 2014 at 10:18 AM
Even though baseball's offseason officially began on November 2nd, the fireworks as far as rumors go likely won't start in earnest until this week. ***VIDEO1*** That's because at the General Managers Meetings, which begin Monday, executives get to talk to each other in close proximity in order to set forth a plan...