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Free Agent Solution: Could Jason Heyward Be a Fit for Detroit Tigers in Left Field?
November 25th, 2015 at 11:43 AM
It seems the only people that see a big-dollar acquisition in the future for the Detroit Tigers' outfield are in the media. Tuesday, yet another threw his hat into that ring ***VIDEO1*** Jorge L. Ortiz of USA Today looked at a list of free agent solutions, and placed the Tigers as his team...

Detroit Tigers Continue to Prioritize Analytics with Latest Reported Hire of Jay Sartori
November 10th, 2015 at 11:42 AM
Give Al Avila credit. He's walking the walk after talking the talk. ***VIDEO1*** When Avila took over for Dave Dombrowski in running the show for the Detroit Tigers, there was a feeling that analytics would become a bigger part of what the team does moving forward. Recently, Avila confirmed the need to...

Hindsight Cannot Now Become 20-20 with Regards to Victor Martinez Re-Signing
October 26th, 2015 at 3:29 PM
Mike Ilitch has long been a revered figure in Detroit for his willingness to freely invest money into his teams. ***VIDEO1*** Fans appreciate the work that Ilitch has put in, and love the fact that he's been able, for the most part, to keep top tier talent around town with loyalty and...

Adding Missing Leadership, Production a Challenge to Balance for Detroit Tigers
October 9th, 2015 at 10:07 AM
One thing many folks should appreciate about Detroit Tigers' general manager Al Avila is the fact that he doesn't mince words. ***VIDEO1*** Whereas his predecessor Dave Dombrowski was always fond of wordplay, double speak and holding cards close to the vest, brutal honesty has been shown to be an early hallmark of...

Chattin’ Cats Season in Review: 2015 Detroit Tigers Had Everything Go Wrong That Could
October 5th, 2015 at 11:59 AM
The Detroit Tigers put the wraps on their 2015 season Sunday with a 6-0 victory over the Chicago White Sox. ***VIDEO1*** The final series of the year was a perfect indication of how things went for the team throughout the season. The Tigers lost two games to Chicago in ugly, frustrating fashion,...

Detroit Tigers Must Now Make Immediate Decision on Brad Ausmus
September 11th, 2015 at 11:49 AM
The eventual future of Detroit Tigers' manager Brad Ausmus has been the worst kept secret in town since Al Avila took over as general manager. ***VIDEO1*** That day, when asked specifically about Ausmus, Avila said he would remain the manager through the end of the season, then be evaluated like everyone else....

Detroit Tigers 2016 Schedule Preview: Five Key Dates to Remember Next Year
September 8th, 2015 at 7:51 PM
The Detroit Tigers and their fans are already thinking about 2016 anyway, so when next year's schedule was released on Tuesday afternoon, it likely only helped whet the appetite for the offseason to arrive. ***VIDEO1*** 2016's schedule has the usual suspects, of course. The Minnesota Twins, Cleveland Indians and Kansas City Royals...

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...