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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...

Detroit Tigers Bring Back Alan Trammell as Assistant to Dave Dombrowski
November 3rd, 2014 at 12:32 PM
After Kirk Gibson's tenure came to an end as manager of the Arizona Diamondbacks, Detroit Tigers' legend Alan Trammell was left without a job. ***VIDEO1*** Fortunately, it didn't take the old shortstop and former manager long to land on his feet back in the Motor City. Detroit brought Trammell back on Monday...

Andy Dirks’ Departure Signals Beginning of Makeover for Detroit Tigers’ Outfield
November 3rd, 2014 at 11:06 AM
For a while, it seemed that the perpetually injury prone Andy Dirks would be the beneficiary of the Detroit Tigers' usual business style. ***VIDEO1*** Loyalty has been the code for years within the front office and team, especially with players they develop from the minor leagues. However, it appears even Dave Dombrowski...

Reactions from the Detroit Tigers’ First Round of In-House Offseason Roster Action
November 1st, 2014 at 10:09 AM
With free agency on the way, the Detroit Tigers announced a bundle of moves Friday afternoon with regards to their own roster ahead of the market opening up. ***VIDEO1*** None were huge, but several were telling in the grand scheme of things before the offseason begins, and can help set the table...

A Russell Martin Signing, Though Unlikely, Could Make Sense for Detroit Tigers
October 28th, 2014 at 1:14 PM
The Detroit Tigers already have a catcher on the roster, and his name is Alex Avila. In addition, they've got Bryan Holaday in the fold on the bench. ***VIDEO1*** Knowing this, it would seem that adding a top-flight catcher during the offseason would be a useless free agency move, if not an...

Detroit Tigers Must Learn from Miguel Cabrera’s Injury Experiences, Give Him Time to Recover
October 27th, 2014 at 10:50 AM
For the second consecutive offseason, the Detroit Tigers' best player has been forced to endure yet another medical procedure to fix an issue that plagued him during the season. ***VIDEO1*** This time, though, Miguel Cabrera figures to rebound much quicker from surgery to repair a bone spur in his right ankle than...

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...

Report: Victor Martinez Will Reject Detroit Tigers’ Qualifying Offer; Seeking Four Year Deal
October 25th, 2014 at 7:35 AM
It's not necessarily breaking news to suggest that the chances of Victor Martinez accepting a qualifying offer from the Detroit Tigers this offseason were slim, but it seems like that seemingly obvious news can now be made official. ***VIDEO1*** Martinez, Detroit's designated hitter who racked up gaudy numbers in 2014, appears all...

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’ Steven Moya Impressing in Fall League; Making a Case for Right Field in 2015
October 20th, 2014 at 10:36 AM
Late in the season, the Detroit Tigers called up Steven Moya from the Erie SeaWolves after his season concluded. He wasn't given enough at-bats down the stretch, though, and struggled to make an impact. ***VIDEO1*** But that hasn't stopped Moya from tearing things up in the fall league. Through 33 games, Moya...