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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...

Talkin’ Tigers Season in Review: Detroit Tigers’ Campaign a Failure After Embarrassing Playoffs
October 6th, 2014 at 11:12 AM
Afterwards, the faces told the story. Victor Martinez stared blankly out from the dugout at the celebration. Joe Nathan wiped away tears during a television interview. Miguel Cabrera offered some one word answers. ***VIDEO1*** Such reactions prove that nobody should question whether or not the Tigers care in the wake of a...

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...

David Price’s Most Important Detroit Tigers’ Moment Will Come on Tuesday Night
September 23rd, 2014 at 11:01 AM
Since joining the Detroit Tigers in late July, David Price has pitched well, but been far from the dominating ace the team expected. He's gotten shelled, but also delivered a few sparkling performances along the way. ***VIDEO1*** Tuesday night, though, Price's biggest, most important moment in a Tigers' uniform will quietly play...

Victor Martinez Re-Signing in Offseason Now a Must for Detroit Tigers
September 5th, 2014 at 9:54 AM
Thursday night, Victor Martinez was at it again at the plate for the Detroit Tigers amidst their clutch 11-4 win against the Cleveland Indians. ***VIDEO1*** Detroit's designated hitter was walked three times, indicating just how much respect Terry Francona had for his abilities. The one time Francona didn't pitch around Martinez? He...

Miguel Cabrera’s Ankle Injury Cause for Significant Detroit Tigers Concern in Weeks Ahead
August 31st, 2014 at 10:00 AM
The Detroit Tigers have pulled back even in the Central Division and also have a nice cushion in the wild card race after splitting a day-night doubleheader Saturday with the Chicago White Sox. ***VIDEO1*** However, that doesn't seem to be the biggest bit of holiday weekend news coming out of the Windy...

Anibal Sanchez’s Arm Setback Could Force Detroit Tigers to Consider Rotation Upgrades, Too
August 27th, 2014 at 4:26 PM
DETROIT---Injury news that the Detroit Tigers figured would get better by September got a whole lot worse on Tuesday with word that Anibal Sanchez is facing a setback with his injured right arm. ***VIDEO1*** While throwing on Monday, Sanchez felt pain in his right arm that according to the pitcher, felt like...

Report: Detroit Tigers Claim Houston Astros’ Reliever Chad Qualls; More Lineup Upgrades Coming?
August 26th, 2014 at 2:21 PM
The Detroit Tigers have searched high and low for bullpen help in 2014, and their pursuit will apparently continue, now perhaps taking them right up to the eleventh hour before August 31. ***VIDEO1*** Tuesday, the team claimed reliever Chad Qualls off waivers from the Houston Astros according to Peter Gammons. Qualls has...

Dave Dombrowski Cannot Be Done Trying to Help Detroit Tigers If a Championship’s Truly the Goal
August 23rd, 2014 at 9:10 AM
Just prior to Friday night's game in Minnesota, Detroit Tigers general manager Dave Dombrowski discussed his team's failing offense, and the pursuit of Cuban prospect Rusney Castillo. ***VIDEO1*** It seems Castillo was a special case, and the Tigers will not be looking to make any more meaningful additions to their lineup before...

After Rusney Castillo Battle, Detroit Tigers and Boston Red Sox Could Become Ideal Trade Partners
August 22nd, 2014 at 12:36 PM
Friday, the Detroit Tigers lost out on Cuban sensation Rusney Castillo, who signed with the Boston Red Sox for an eye-popping $72.5 million dollars over seven years. By all accounts, the Tigers were the team that finished in second place for the dynamic outfield prospect. ***VIDEO1*** The signing was seen as a...

Talkin’ Tigers Week in Review: Detroit Tigers’ Weary Lineup Seeing Most Trouble in Outfield
August 18th, 2014 at 10:47 AM
The Detroit Tigers had another rough week with regards to plating runners. Every loss the team sustained, both in Pittsburgh and at home, was at least due in part to a lack of offensive fire power. ***VIDEO1*** Though manager Brad Ausmus was careful about doling out blame to one area or more...

Detroit Tigers Reportedly Looking for a Hitter as August Problems Continue to Mount
August 12th, 2014 at 9:55 AM
The Detroit Tigers lost again on Monday night to the Pittsburgh Pirates, and may have lost pitcher Justin Verlander as well. ***VIDEO1*** Still, prior to that latest round of madness, the Tigers were looking for a way to boost their inconsistent offense first. Fox Sports' Ken Rosenthal reported that Detroit was considering adding...

Detroit Tigers Taking Low Risk in Signing Reliever Jim Johnson to Minor League Contract
August 6th, 2014 at 10:25 AM
Searching anywhere and everywhere for some form of additional bullpen help, the Detroit Tigers made another move on Tuesday afternoon to perhaps bolster their late inning pitching. ***VIDEO1*** The risk of this particular move, however, figures to be extremely low. Detroit reportedly signed Jim Johnson, former closer for the Baltimore Orioles and...

No Need for Pressure, Nerves as David Price Kicks Off Detroit Tigers’ Career Tuesday Night
August 5th, 2014 at 12:47 PM
There's a great scene in the movie For Love of the Game, where fictitious Detroit Tigers' pitcher Billy Chapel is desperately trying to calm his nerves on the mound. ***VIDEO1*** To do so, Chapel mentally goes back to a time when he's playing catch in the backyard with his father as a...

Max’s Musings: Praising Pudge Rodriguez, While Cheering Colorado Rockies’ Young Stars
August 5th, 2014 at 8:58 AM
Max DeMara is musing on all things Detroit Tigers. This past weekend, the Colorado Rockies made a rare visit to take on the Detroit Tigers. While many fans were expecting to see the team's usual stars such as Troy Tulowitzki and Carlos Gonzalez, a few others stole the show. ***VIDEO1*** What the Rockies lacked...

Humble Ivan Rodriguez’s Significant Place in Detroit Tigers History Still Unmatched
August 3rd, 2014 at 11:26 AM
Even though Ivan Rodriguez didn't want to overstate his role in helping reshape the Detroit Tigers top to bottom on Saturday night, it's clear that his arrival ushered in a new era of positivity with the team. ***VIDEO1*** Prior to Rodriguez arriving in 2004, the Tigers hadn't wooed a major free agent...

Detroit Tigers Right to Choose David Price, Pitching Upgrades in Baseball’s Literal Arms Race
August 1st, 2014 at 9:57 AM
It used to be that chicks dug the long ball, but could that phrase be shifting? Might chicks finally be forced to dig the heater? If the Oakland Athletics and Detroit Tigers are any indication, that answer is a certain yes. ***VIDEO1*** Both Oakland and Detroit gave up pieces from their lineup...

Detroit Tigers Aquire David Price from Tampa Bay; Deal Drew Smyly, Austin Jackson and Willy Adames
July 31st, 2014 at 6:33 PM
The Detroit Tigers added a left-handed pitcher on Wednesday, but it wasn't the reliever most assumed. Instead, general manager Dave Dombrowski pulled off a blockbuster, scoring David Price from the Tampa Bay Rays in a three-team deal. ***VIDEO1*** "We had actually talked to Tampa Bay a lot about 10 days ago about the possibility of...

Detroit Tigers Rumors: Minimal Move for Left-Handed Relief Help Most Likely Deadline Move
July 31st, 2014 at 11:43 AM
Just before the Detroit Tigers' afternoon series finale against the Chicago White Sox on MLB trade deadline day, a major move stole the headlines. ***VIDEO1*** The Oakland Athletics, motivated by either their burning desire to win a championship now or finally beat the Tigers in the playoffs, traded Yoenis Cespedes to the...

Talkin’ Tigers Week in Review: Detroit Tigers’ Offensive Struggles Leading to New Needs
July 28th, 2014 at 9:58 AM
Sometimes, almost is just enough, but most of the time, it's dreadfully too little. The Detroit Tigers had a decent week on the road. They won a series in Arizona and the series opener in Los Angeles before dropping three straight to the Angels afterwards in frustrating fashion. ***VIDEO1*** Why did the Tigers...