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Boston Red Sox Hire Former Detroit Tigers’ General Manager as Team President
August 18th, 2015 at 11:13 PM
After being fired by the Detroit Tigers, as predicted, it didn't take Dave Dombrowski long to land on his feet. ***VIDEO1*** Tuesday night, the Boston Red Sox hired Dombrowski to replace Larry Luccino and be their new team president according to media reports. Boston's general manager Ben Cherington will not be back...

Is Detroit Tigers’ Manager Brad Ausmus on the Hot Seat? Many Writers Seem to Think So
August 13th, 2015 at 10:33 AM
For many reasons, some beyond their control, the Detroit Tigers have been one of baseball's biggest disappointments in 2015. ***VIDEO1*** The team has already dramatically dismissed general manager Dave Dombrowski, appointing Al Avila to his post. There's been a shakeup in Detroit's organizational outlook moving forward, and as a result, there's growing...

Could Latest Stint Represent One of Ian Krol’s Last Chances with the Detroit Tigers?
August 12th, 2015 at 9:30 AM
Brad Ausmus hasn't minced words lately. A disappointing season can bring out the necessary doses of truth serum in a manager. ***VIDEO1*** So it was particularly telling to note Ausmus' tone late on Sunday afternoon as it related to the performance of left-handed reliever Ian Krol. Ausmus was particularly frank when asked if...

After 14 Succesful Years, Dave Dombrowski Deserved More from Detroit Tigers Ownership
August 5th, 2015 at 4:39 PM
The Dave Dombrowski era with the Detroit Tigers had run its course. He was entitled to a new chance. The general manager himself might have even deserved to get fired for not accomplishing the ultimate goal. Al Avila is certainly a deserving hire himself, with plenty of quality experience and a...

Future of Brad Ausmus Now Firmly up in the Air After Detroit Tigers’ Front Office Upheaval
August 5th, 2015 at 11:24 AM
In his introductory press conference, new Detroit Tigers' general manager Al Avila was very direct when speaking about the future of the team. ***VIDEO1*** One area where he was perhaps unknowingly direct regarded the future of Brad Ausmus, the second year manager who has struggled through 2015 after an equally rough finish...

Kansas City Royals Get to Justin Verlander Early, Overwhelm Punchless Detroit Tigers
August 5th, 2015 at 8:58 AM
DETROIT --- Tuesday, the biggest news made by the Detroit Tigers happened before the game. ***VIDEO1*** On the field of play? It was the same old story. The pitching, led by Justin Verlander, struggled. The offense didn't muster much of a fight at all. It added up to a disappointing 5-1 loss...

‘Uniquely Qualified’ Al Avila Says Detroit Tigers Confident They Can Win Now and into Future
August 4th, 2015 at 6:29 PM
DETROIT --- Dressed in a suit and tie, the neatly prepared Al Avila abruptly accepted a role he's been working for nearly his entire life. ***VIDEO1*** Tuesday afternoon, after a stunning and sweeping announcement, Avila was announced as the new general manager and team president of the Detroit Tigers. In the blink...

Detroit Tigers Release Dave Dombrowski from Contract, Promote Al Avila
August 4th, 2015 at 4:51 PM
On Tuesday afternoon, the Detroit Tigers clubhouse remained closed for nearly a half hour. It was clear something was going on. Nobody had any idea just how big the news would be once it opened. ***VIDEO1*** The Tigers released general manager Dave Dombrowski from his contract, the team announced, and promoted assistant general...

Dave Dombrowski’s Five Best Trade Deadline Deals with the Detroit Tigers
August 3rd, 2015 at 9:48 PM
At the end of last week, the Detroit Tigers put the capper on the 2015 non-waiver trade deadline. ***VIDEO1*** This season was a bit different than most in the Motor City, as the team reverted back to their seller days, shipping away some big name talent in exchange for unproven players for...

Detroit TIgers Deal Yoenis Cespedes to New York Mets for Michael Fulmer, Luis Cessa
July 31st, 2015 at 5:55 PM
The Detroit Tigers had to move Yoenis Cespedes if they wanted to have a fair chance to retain his services during the offseason. ***VIDEO1*** It took until nearly the 4 p.m. deadline on Friday afternoon, but it finally happened. Cespedes was sent to the New York Mets in exchange for pitchers Michael...

Detroit Tigers Deal Joakim Soria to Pittsburgh Pirates for JaCoby Jones
July 30th, 2015 at 8:59 PM
After moving David Price earlier in the day, the biggest question for the Detroit Tigers on Thursday afternoon became who would be next. ***VIDEO1*** Just before the Tigers took the field to take on the Baltimore Orioles, the answer came when Detroit shipped closer Joakim Soria to the Pittsburgh Pirates in exchange...

Detroit Tigers Trade David Price to Toronto Blue Jays for Daniel Norris, Two Pitchers
July 30th, 2015 at 2:30 PM
Less than 24 hours after saying he would talk trade, Dave Dombrowski managed to strike a blockbuster deal centered around David Price. ***VIDEO1*** Thursday afternoon, Dombrowski shipped Price to the Toronto Blue Jays for Daniel Norris, Jairo Labourt and Matt Boyd. The deal, which seemed to come out of nowhere, was first...

Dave Dombrowski Says Detroit Tigers Will ‘Reboot’ and Start Taking Offers for Top Players
July 29th, 2015 at 5:32 PM
Wednesday afternoon, Justin Verlander pitched like himself and the Detroit Tigers got timely hitting in a 2-1 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays. ***VIDEO1*** Still, neither variable was enough to delay the inevitable. Dave Dombrowski said after the game that the team will now listen to trade offers for top players like...

Chattin’ Cats Week in Review: Detroit Tigers Need More than a Few Good Days to Contend
July 27th, 2015 at 10:25 AM
Welcome to Chattin' Cats, a weekly piece recapping the most important talking point from the week before about the Detroit Tigers while taking a look ahead. Up again, down again. The Detroit Tigers just can't seem to get out of their own way, even in critical weeks. ***VIDEO1*** With the trade deadline just...

Five Advantages of the Detroit Tigers Becoming Sellers During the Impeding Trade Deadline
July 22nd, 2015 at 5:21 PM
DETROIT --- The Detroit Tigers remain in wait-and-see mode as it relates to the upcoming trade deadline on July 31. ***VIDEO1*** Technically, the Tigers aren't out of the wild card race at only four games back, so as long as the team has a pulse, don't expect them to go into fire...

Brad Ausmus, Dave Dombrowski Share Equal Culpability for Detroit Tigers’ Bullpen Meltdowns
July 22nd, 2015 at 9:34 AM
"I would do nothing different at all," Brad Ausmus said Tuesday night after mismanaging his bullpen in a game his Detroit Tigers had to have against the Seattle Mariners. ***VIDEO1*** Instead of changing pitchers in an ugly eighth inning and swapping out Neftali Feliz, Ausmus left the beleaguered pitcher in, and he...

Detroit Tigers Trade Deadline Rumor Chart: Reliever Steve Cishek Enters the Picture
July 14th, 2015 at 5:50 PM
From now until July 31, we'll keep tabs of what moves the Detroit Tigers might be looking to make at the non-waiver trade deadline. Week two of the rumor chart brings little clarity for the Detroit Tigers, who are on the outside looking in of the wild card picture and also...

2015 Detroit Tigers’ First Half Report Card: Outfielders Excel While Pitching Badly Fails
July 13th, 2015 at 4:06 PM
The Detroit Tigers have struggled through the first half, blasting out to a quick start but eventually falling behind and in some cases falling completely flat. ***VIDEO1*** At 44-44, there's been numerous reasons for their inconsistency and outright struggle at times. The lineup is producing fairly consistent results, but the pitching staff...

Buy or Sell? Answer is Obvious with Detroit Tigers’ Pitching Still the Biggest Problem
July 8th, 2015 at 12:17 PM
As the Detroit Tigers continue to play what essentially amounts to .500 baseball, what is the team's major problem? ***VIDEO1*** It's certainly not the offense, at least not lately. Since June 7, the Tigers are batting .304 and scoring nearly 5.6 runs per-game, showing they might be hitting their stride. Without Miguel...

Detroit Tigers Banking on Jeff Ferrell to Shake up Bullpen with Youthful Exuberance
July 5th, 2015 at 11:22 AM
Lately, the Detroit Tigers' bullpen isn't exactly getting the job done. ***VIDEO1*** From the solid-looking Bruce Rondon and Joakim Soria on down, the team has been struggling at getting outs in the later innings after far exceeding their expectations earlier this season. After Joba Chamberlain's recent string of meltdowns and the struggles of...