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Though Detroit Tigers Have Missed on Cuban Prospects, They’ll Keep Hunting
February 26th, 2015 at 2:07 PM
Monday, the Yoan Moncada dance ended, with the Boston Red Sox securing the services of the young infielder on a $63 million dollar contract. ***VIDEO1*** Though the Detroit Tigers were involved and did their due diligence with Moncada, they eventually pulled out of the running. It was the second time in recent...

Detroit Tigers Position Preview: Outfield Reshaped in Key Spots, but Much More Sound Defensively
February 23rd, 2015 at 11:50 AM
With spring training set to begin and the baseball season just around the corner, we're previewing the Detroit Tigers position by position It's a wild experience to sit back and think about the Detroit Tigers' outfield during the past handful of years. Names have come and gone, and new players have...

Detroit Tigers’ Slugger Miguel Cabrera Cleared to Resume Baseball Activities
February 18th, 2015 at 3:58 PM
As far as the major injury front is concerned, it's shaping up to be a case of one down, one to go for the Detroit Tigers. ***VIDEO1*** Wednesday, the team announced in a statement that Miguel Cabrera was cleared to initiate non-impact baseball activities including hitting and throwing. Dr. Robert Anderson believes...

As Clock Ticks on Yoan Moncada, Level of Detroit Tigers’ Interest Remains Uncertain
February 13th, 2015 at 11:49 AM
Even though there is merely weeks until the spring training begins, baseball's free agency period still includes one major name that teams are deciding on. ***VIDEO1*** 19 year-old Cuban wunderkind Yoan Moncada has made an impression during workouts for some of the top teams in the league, and the Detroit Tigers were...

Victor Martinez’s Knee Surgery a Success; Detroit Tigers Expect Him Back Soon
February 11th, 2015 at 11:30 AM
Tuesday afternoon, the Detroit Tigers announced they had dodged a significant bullet as an organization. Victor Martinez's knee surgery went well, and the slugger is only expected to miss 4-6 weeks. ***VIDEO1*** For those already doing the math, that means Martinez is likely to be ready for opening day on April 6,...

Detroit Tigers were Likely Never Serious About Bidding for James Shields
February 10th, 2015 at 10:18 AM
Monday, the last domino to fall in baseball's free agency market was James Shields, who headed to the west coast and signed with the San Diego Padres on a four-year contract with a fifth year option worth close to $75 million dollars. ***VIDEO1*** Shields took negotiations with teams to the eleventh hour,...

Detroit Tigers Positional Preview: Starting Rotation Has Major Questions with Few Answers
February 9th, 2015 at 10:12 AM
With spring training set to begin and the baseball season just around the corner, we're previewing the Detroit Tigers position by position. ***VIDEO1*** During the 2014-15 offseason, there has been no position that has seen more change on the Detroit Tigers' entire roster than the starting rotation. Gone are Max Scherzer and Rick...

Detroit Tigers’ Slugger Victor Martinez Injures Knee, Set to Have Surgery Tuesday
February 5th, 2015 at 4:11 PM
Monday may have been Groundhog's Day, but Thursday afternoon had to feel like it for the Detroit Tigers. ***VIDEO1*** Victor Martinez, one of the team's biggest offensive threats, a major offseason re-signing and designated hitter, sustained a medial meniscus injury during baseball activities while going through his offseason program, and will miss...

Yoenis Cespedes Primed for Hitting Resurgence Working with Miguel Cabrera and Victor Martinez
February 5th, 2015 at 3:18 PM
Since the Detroit Tigers picked up Yoenis Cespedes in December, there has been a cautious optimism about the move. ***VIDEO1*** Sure, Cespedes has been a force the past few seasons showing flashes of raw power while at the plate, but that doesn't stop folks from wondering about consistency given all those strikeouts...

What’s the Biggest Challenge for Bruce Rondon? Avoiding Becoming Detroit Tigers’ Next Joel Zumaya
February 4th, 2015 at 3:24 PM
Sometimes, it's the most subtle comments that have the best way of telling the whole story about an issue. ***VIDEO1*** Such could be the case with Detroit Tigers' reliever Bruce Rondon. After injuries cut short his 2014 season, Detroit's counting on a healthy Rondon to be a stabilizer in the back end...

Dave Dombrowski Believes Detroit Tigers’ Offseason Tweaks Will Quietly Improve Team Defense
February 3rd, 2015 at 5:57 PM
The Detroit Tigers have made plenty of changes this offseason, and naturally, many are wringing their hands about all the alterations and new faces that will soon be heading to Lakeland, Florida to begin another edition of spring training. ***VIDEO1*** But, embedded within that uncertainty, there is still a notable undercurrent of...

Report: Detroit Tigers Hold Workout with Cuban Prospect Yoan Moncada
February 2nd, 2015 at 2:43 PM
The Detroit Tigers have not been shy recently about trying to dip their toe into the deep pool that is Cuba's baseball talent. ***VIDEO1*** As recently as 2012, the team was linked with Yoenis Cespedes (before dealing for him this offseason), and lost out last season on outfielder Rusney Castillo, who eventually...

Detroit Tigers’ Minor League System Rated Worst, Proving the Steep Cost of Contention
January 29th, 2015 at 11:47 AM
It's difficult for a baseball team to compete at a high level while maintaining a well-stocked farm system. It's simply the cost of playing poker. ***VIDEO1*** Therefore, it wasn't terribly shocking to see ESPN's Keith Law rate the Detroit Tigers' minor league system the worst in baseball on Wednesday. The prospect rankings,...

David Price Open to Talking Extension with Detroit Tigers, Plus Other Notes from the Winter Caravan
January 23rd, 2015 at 11:16 AM
As the Detroit Tigers began their winter trek around the state of Michigan to meet and greet fans Thursday, the most interesting bit of information was revealed by one of their current pitchers. ***VIDEO1*** No, David Price doesn't dislike playing in Detroit, as many had suggested late last season. He simply found...

MLB Hot Stove: Detroit Tigers in Recent Contact with Agent of Pitcher James Shields
January 16th, 2015 at 4:49 PM
For over a month, the Detroit Tigers have been putting on a public front that they're satisfied with their reworked rotation, even with a few big name options still lingering on the open market. ***VIDEO1*** Then, stories like Friday's come along. According to Jon Paul Morosi of Fox Sports, the Tigers have been...

Detroit Tigers Sign Veteran Releiver Tom Gorzelanny to One-Year Contract
January 6th, 2015 at 3:20 PM
For weeks now, the main question swirling in the court of public opinion was whether or not the Detroit Tigers would need to add anyone else to their somewhat rickety bullpen, particularly a left handed pitcher. ***VIDEO1*** Tuesday, that question was finally answered when the team struck a one-year deal with veteran...

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...