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Five Detroit Tigers with the Most to Prove in Spring Training
February 2nd, 2016 at 6:08 PM
The calendar finally flipped to February, meaning the time has almost come to think about the Detroit Tigers heading to Florida for spring training. ***VIDEO1*** When the team makes the trek to Lakeland to get things going in another few weeks, which players will be facing the most pressure to make something...

A Look at How Analytics Will Be Used in New-Look Detroit Tigers’ Front Office
February 1st, 2016 at 2:43 PM
The Detroit Tigers made a significant change last season, hiring Al Avila to their general manager post. ***VIDEO1*** That move not only signaled a change in direction, but a change in ideas, as well. Avila has since put his stamp on the Tigers' front office, bringing the analytical approach more into focus....

Detroit Tigers Planning on Leaning on a Bevy of Young Pitchers to Get Through Season
January 29th, 2016 at 3:06 PM
Last season, the Detroit Tigers didn't have nearly enough depth in their rotation. That led to plenty of troubles early in what would become a very rocky season. ***VIDEO1*** At the trade deadline, Detroit added three pitchers to the cause in Daniel Norris, Matt Boyd and Michael Fulmer. Two of them pitched...

Detroit Tigers Reveal New Orange Hat for Spring Training
January 28th, 2016 at 5:58 PM
It wouldn't be spring training without baseball teams wearing some different uniform combinations. ***VIDEO1*** Throughout the years, the Detroit Tigers have seen their traditional uniform go largely untouched. That will change in a big way during 2016 however, as the Tigers have a new cap color to debut as shown by CBS...

Small Moves Just as Likely to Help Detroit Tigers’ Rebound in 2016 as Big Ones
January 28th, 2016 at 11:07 AM
Asking Al Avila to pick his favorite offseason move would be like asking him to pick his favorite child. ***VIDEO1*** Nevertheless, while speaking Wednesday at the Detroit Sports Broadcasters Association's annual Detroit Tigers' luncheon, Avila hinted that the backbone of Detroit's rebound could be in the glue-guys the team targeted and acquired...

Detroit Tigers Deal Jefry Marte to Los Angeles Angels for Infielder Kody Eaves
January 27th, 2016 at 3:16 PM
The Detroit Tigers made an under the radar move on Wednesday afternoon, swapping a pair of minor league infielders. ***VIDEO1*** Heading from Detroit to the Los Angeles Angels was 24 year-old first baseman Jefry Marte. Going back to the Tigers was Kody Eaves, a 22 year old infield prospect. Eaves spent last season...

Three Spring Invitees with the Best Chance of Making the Detroit Tigers’ Roster
January 26th, 2016 at 7:59 PM
A few weeks ago, the Detroit Tigers released the list of players they intended on inviting to spring camp. ***VIDEO1*** The list ranged from pitchers to infielders, and included both established veterans and players who have never set foot in a big-league park. With a packed roster, few can be expected to...

James McCann Misses 15 Best Catchers List, but He’ll Likely Be Included Soon
January 25th, 2016 at 9:24 PM
Monday, Matt Snyder of CBS Sports ranked the 15 best catchers in Major League Baseball. As expected, James McCann didn't make the cut. ***VIDEO1*** The Detroit Tigers' young backstop only has a year of experience under his belt, and hasn't had the time to make a splash on the national stage just...

For the Detroit Tigers, It’s Win or Else During the 2016 Season
January 24th, 2016 at 8:33 PM
This week, as the Detroit Tigers introduced a new slugger, the theme of the goings on could have been Coldplay's song "Clocks." ***VIDEO1*** This year more than most, the clock is ticking. It's win or else. When an owner sticks his neck out financially like Mike Ilitch has done, the players have...

Position to Position, Detroit Tigers Looking Much Healthier Thus Far in 2016
January 22nd, 2016 at 5:27 PM
Injuries became a big talking point for the 2015 Detroit Tigers. Just how big? ***VIDEO1*** Consider the fact that at times, the Tigers were without one or more of Miguel Cabrera, Victor Martinez, Jose Iglesias, Shane Greene, Daniel Norris, Anibal Sanchez, Justin Verlander at the same time. The amount of manpower lost...

J.D. Martinez Still Wants an Extension with Detroit Tigers: ‘I Love This Team’
January 21st, 2016 at 4:21 PM
The Detroit Tigers added another big bat and another significant contract to the books by signing Justin Upton. ***VIDEO1*** Some skeptics would say that now dims their chances of signing J.D. Martinez to a long-term deal. Martinez himself wants to make sure people know that's not exactly the case. Speaking Thursday as the...

Justin Upton not Worried About Right-Handed Nature of New Detroit Tigers’ Lineup
January 20th, 2016 at 6:27 PM
DETROIT -- Like everyone else, Justin Upton heard the questions about the right-handed nature of the Detroit Tigers' lineup, and he has a simple retort. ***VIDEO1*** What does it matter? Naturally, that issue came up quickly on Wednesday when the team introduced Upton at a press conference at Comerica Park. Monday, the parties...

Detroit Tigers Announce Game Times for 2016 Season; Broadcast Schedule for Spring Training
January 20th, 2016 at 2:08 PM
It's time to start thinking about the Detroit Tigers hitting the field again, and that's especially true now that the regular season schedule has been released. ***VIDEO1*** Tuesday, the team announced official times and dates for all the regular season contests. Wednesday, they revealed the broadcast schedule for their upcoming spring training...

Commitment of Detroit Tigers’ Owner Mike Ilitch Part of What Makes Baseball Fun
January 19th, 2016 at 4:19 PM
What is it that has made baseball so fun for generations? ***VIDEO1*** Undoubtedly it's the game, the smell of the grass, the hot dogs and the spirit of competition. But those who follow the Detroit Tigers would certainly submit the commitment of owner Mike Ilitch as something which continues to make the...

Report: Detroit Tigers Nab Justin Upton with Six Year, $132 Million Dollar Deal
January 19th, 2016 at 1:06 AM
Often times, the biggest deals come out of nowhere for the Detroit Tigers. ***VIDEO1*** Monday night, it happened again when the team snagged free agent outfielder Justin Upton with a reported massive six year, $132 million dollar deal. Upton, like fellow outfielder Yoenis Cespedes, was still available in January and had struck...

Consistent Yoenis Cespedes Could Be Too Good for Detroit Tigers to Pass up in January
January 18th, 2016 at 2:02 PM
It's hard to believe, but Yoenis Cespedes is still available on January 18, 2016. ***VIDEO1*** Through the twists and turns of the market, Cespedes sits unsigned halfway through the month, and with every day that passes, the Detroit Tigers are likely nudged closer to getting involved in negotiations for their former outfielder. According...

Detroit Tigers Resolve Arbitration Cases with Three, Still Waiting on J.D. Martinez
January 16th, 2016 at 9:44 PM
The Detroit Tigers never had a player reach arbitration in Dave Dombrowski's tenure, but they might with new general manager Al Avila. ***VIDEO1*** Late this week, the Tigers settled with Justin Wilson, Jose Iglesias ($2.1 million) and Andrew Romine ($900,000), which leaves outfielder J.D. Martinez as the last remaining member of the...

Detroit Tigers Announce Spring Camp Invitees, Including John Mayberry Jr.
January 14th, 2016 at 3:21 PM
Believe it or not, spring training is inching ever closer for the Detroit Tigers and other baseball clubs around the league. ***VIDEO1*** Thursday, the Tigers released the list of players who will be invited to major league camp, and there were few surprises. As far as pitchers go, Lendy Castillo, Rafael Dolis,...

Ranking the Detroit Tigers Remaining Outfield Options
January 13th, 2016 at 2:18 PM
The Detroit Tigers have been linked to nearly every free agent outfielder in recent days on the open market. ***VIDEO1*** Which ones are the best for their overall direction and vision, though? Here's how five names that have been recently mentioned in the same breath as Detroit rank for the team. 1. Carlos...

Report: Detroit Tigers Interested in Dealing for Colorado Rockies’ Left-Handed Outfielders
January 12th, 2016 at 9:37 PM
A few days after the Detroit Tigers were rumored to be chasing free agent outfielders, it appears the team is also kicking around the trade market. ***VIDEO1*** Late Tuesday afternoon, Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports revealed that the Tigers were amongst the teams talking to the Colorado Rockies about their outfielders. This...