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Detroit Tigers Rumors: is Starting Pitcher Rick Porcello Now Available on Trade Market?
November 21st, 2014 at 10:43 AM
As the rumors continuously swirl about the Detroit Tigers' interest in perhaps making more trades, a new name quietly surfaced on Thursday night. ***VIDEO1*** Rick Porcello, Detroit's on-again, off-again starting pitcher who has enjoyed a nice start to his career but is still yet to prove himself as elite, could be available...

Report: Detroit Tigers Could Target Houston Astros’ Catchers in Trade
November 20th, 2014 at 2:37 PM
It's been rumored for a week that the Detroit Tigers weren't necessarily dead-set on bringing back Alex Avila in 2015 despite picking up his player option. ***VIDEO1*** Thursday, that fact might have been made clear again when word leaked out from Jon Paul Morosi of Fox Sports that the Tigers had preliminary...

Detroit Tigers Possess Young Relievers That Must Start to Make an Impact
November 20th, 2014 at 1:16 PM
The Detroit Tigers are embroiled in an interesting predicament as it concerns filling out their bullpen. ***VIDEO1*** A few new veteran pieces need to be added, but the reason Detroit probably doesn't want to get tied down to a big contract? There's plenty of young options rising through the system quickly with...

If Detroit Tigers Must Decide Between Max Scherzer and David Price, It Won’t Be Easy Choice
November 19th, 2014 at 10:54 AM
As baseball's offseason continues its winding and unpredictable road, a fork seems to be developing in the distance for the Detroit Tigers. ***VIDEO1*** Should the team re-sign elite hurler and staff ace Max Scherzer and trade fellow ace David Price, or let Scherzer walk and anoint Price the next headliner of the...

In a Strange Free Agency Market, Could Max Scherzer Return to the Detroit Tigers?
November 18th, 2014 at 10:32 AM
Entering the offseason, the consensus was that the Detroit Tigers could not re-sign both Victor Martinez and Max Scherzer, their big-ticket free agents. ***VIDEO1*** It's November 18, and Martinez is already back in Detroit on a new contract. Might Scherzer soon follow suit? According to his agent, Scott Boras, there's been no...

Detroit Tigers Exercise Alex Avila’s Option, but How Long Will He Actually Stay?
November 17th, 2014 at 3:19 PM
In addition to the bullpen and the outfield, catcher has become a significant offseason question mark for the Detroit Tigers, given the fact that Alex Avila was in limbo. ***VIDEO1*** Monday, the position was in limbo no longer. Detroit announced they were planning to exercise Avila's one year, $5.4 million dollar option,...

Detroit Tigers’ Bullpen Still Needs to Add More Pieces to Thrive in 2015 Season
November 17th, 2014 at 10:53 AM
On Friday, after the pomp and circumstance of announcing the return of Victor Martinez subsided, Dave Dombrowski took time to speak about another important aspect of team improvement. ***VIDEO1*** That area, of course, was the Detroit Tigers' bullpen. In 2014, Detroit's highly-publicized meltdowns helped pave the way for plenty of scrutiny. But...

For Detroit Tigers, not Signing Victor Martinez Would Have Been the Biggest Gamble
November 15th, 2014 at 10:40 AM
When the Detroit Tigers made the signing of designated hitter Victor Martinez official at a press conference Friday afternoon, it became clear that the reunion moment was actually months in the making. ***VIDEO1*** Martinez wanted to return. He never truly wanted to consider playing anywhere else. In fact, he told GM Dave...

Detroit Tigers Re-Sign Releiver Joel Hanrahan to One-Year Contract
November 14th, 2014 at 1:43 PM
When the Detroit Tigers signed Joel Hanrahan last May, they hoped he might provide the bullpen with a boost after undergoing Tommy John surgery. ***VIDEO1*** That never happened, as Hanrahan wasn't able to recover in time to play a significant role for the Tigers down the stretch. There's a silver lining for the...

With Victor Martinez Back, the Time is Now for Detroit Tigers to Go for a Championship
November 14th, 2014 at 9:11 AM
Wednesday night brought the good news that many Detroit Tigers' fans hoped to see, as designated hitter Victor Martinez signed an extension and returned to the team. ***VIDEO1*** That means Martinez will likely finish his career in the Motor City as a member of the Tigers. It also keeps open the possibility...

Detroit Tigers Send Devon Travis to Toronto Blue Jays for Anthony Gose
November 13th, 2014 at 10:26 AM
The Detroit Tigers don't like to waste time making news. Just hours after bringing back Victor Martinez, the team quickly worked to fill their void in centerfield. ***VIDEO1*** Anthony Gose is coming to Detroit from Toronto, and infielder Devon Travis, a day after being named the best prospect in Detroit's system, is...

Reports: Detroit Tigers Re-Sign Victor Martinez to Four-Year, $68 Million Dollar Deal
November 12th, 2014 at 5:34 PM
Ever since baseball's offseason began, there was a sentiment that the Detroit Tigers didn't want to lose Victor Martinez, and that the hitter himself might want to return to the team he was most comfortable playing for. ***VIDEO1*** Though there were a few suitors from north of the border and the pacific...

Melky Cabrera Could Become Free Agency’s Outfield Solution for Detroit Tigers
November 12th, 2014 at 10:11 AM
The market for free agent outfielders is largely meager, but one available name that's sure to get plenty of attention is Melky Cabrera. ***VIDEO1*** The 30 year-old hit .301 for the Toronto Blue Jays last season with 16 home runs, and has bounced back since his steroid suspension. Power, production, and switch...

Detroit Tigers Rumors: Could Philadelphia Phillies’ Marlon Byrd Be Potential Right Field Answer?
November 11th, 2014 at 5:51 PM
Considering their recent history of inaction, file this one in the "seeing is believing" category, but the Philadelphia Phillies are apparently trying to "blow their team up" during this offseason. ***VIDEO1*** The recipient of one of their difference-makers could be the Detroit Tigers, who will likely find themselves in need of a...

Market for Victor Martinez Heating up as Toronto Blue Jays, Seattle Mariners Join Detroit Tigers
November 11th, 2014 at 9:05 AM
Only one day of baseball's General Managers Meetings are complete, and there's already been a signing and multiple rumors trickling out. ***VIDEO1*** Though very few rumblings have involved the Detroit Tigers specifically, one of the most important discussions of the entire offseason has begun to take shape about Victor Martinez, a big-ticket...

A Three Point Plan for Detroit Tigers’ Success at General Managers Meetings
November 10th, 2014 at 10:18 AM
Even though baseball's offseason officially began on November 2nd, the fireworks as far as rumors go likely won't start in earnest until this week. ***VIDEO1*** That's because at the General Managers Meetings, which begin Monday, executives get to talk to each other in close proximity in order to set forth a plan...

Could the Detroit Tigers Target Tyler Clippard?
November 10th, 2014 at 9:27 AM
Since the offseason began, there's been a sentiment that the Detroit Tigers have to fix their needs in the bullpen via free agency. With a limited market, though, that plan might be changing by the minute. ***VIDEO1*** Therefore, don't completely close the door on the notion of a trade to help Detroit's major...

Detroit Tigers’ Victor Martinez Gets Decoration; May Wish to Return in 2015
November 7th, 2014 at 10:56 AM
Anybody who watched the Detroit Tigers in 2014 knows just how much Victor Martinez carried the team offensively. ***VIDEO1*** Now, he's finally getting the offseason decoration for doing so. Thursday, Martinez was named the American League's Silver Slugger award winner at designated hitter. This past Tuesday, Martinez was also named Tiger of the...

Detroit Tigers Have Outfield Trade Options This Offseason
November 6th, 2014 at 4:44 PM
Why the inactive start to free agency? Why don't teams with clear needs like the Detroit Tigers blast off and sign multiple players immediately? ***VIDEO1*** The answer lies between prudence and patience. The Tigers have clear, identifiable holes in the outfield, but haven't been mentioned in the same breath as any free...

With Others Interested, Torii Hunter’s Days as a Member of the Detroit Tigers May Be Numbered
November 5th, 2014 at 7:37 PM
When Torii Hunter signed with the Detroit Tigers back in November 2012, he did so hoping to end his already storied career with an elusive championship. ***VIDEO1*** Even though that title never happened in Detroit, Hunter might still continue chasing his championship dreams for somebody else by playing baseball next season, despite...