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Justin Verlander’s Rejuvenation Both Apparent, Important for Detroit Tigers Early in Spring Training
February 19th, 2015 at 12:00 PM
From Detroit, Michigan to Lakeland, Florida, the refrain continues. Justin Verlander looks good, feels even better and is motivated to make the 2015 season his best yet for the Detroit Tigers. After a string of injuries mixed with inconsistent performances, both Verlander and the team know how important it is for...

Kirk Gibson and Jack Morris Should Provide Excellent Insights on Detroit Tigers’ Telecasts
February 12th, 2015 at 11:43 AM
In an offseason filled with big news, the hits just kept on coming for the Detroit Tigers this week, and it seems not even announcers are exempt from a shakeup. ***VIDEO1*** Fox Sports Detroit announced that joining the broadcast team would be a pair of Tigers' legends from 1984, Kirk Gibson and...

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: the Five Biggest Players Who are Injury Concerns for the 2015 Season
January 30th, 2015 at 4:19 PM
The Detroit Tigers haven't enjoyed the greatest health lately. Arguably, that has been one of the biggest factors putting a halt to successful playoff runs in both 2013 and 2014, helping defer the dream of a title longer. ***VIDEO1*** With a new season, of course, will come natural optimism. This year, it's...

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...

Without Max Scherzer, Detroit Tigers’ Rotation Facing Both Short and Long-Term Question Marks
January 19th, 2015 at 10:28 AM
Monday morning, the Detroit Tigers officially lost out on pitcher Max Scherzer with news that the free agent had reportedly worked out a massive seven-year, $180 million dollar contract with the Washington Nationals. ***VIDEO1*** The reported numbers represent a very significant contractual and financial commitment to the pitcher, one that the Tigers...

The Three Biggest Areas of Concern for the Detroit Tigers in 2015
January 5th, 2015 at 10:17 PM
The Detroit Tigers have had a decent offseason addressing their needs to this point, but still have a number of things to be concerned about as the calendar makes its turn to a new year. ***VIDEO1*** All of a sudden, baseball doesn't seem so far away as thoughts have shifted from the...

ESPN’s Buster Olney Guessing Max Scherzer Could Return to Detroit Tigers
January 4th, 2015 at 3:11 PM
Journalists are an incredibly proud folk. That's why so often, they stick to their guns until the end when reporting a story. ***VIDEO1*** In that sense, it's fair to keep an open mind when seeing that ESPN's Buster Olney still thinks that free agent pitcher Max Scherzer will return to the Detroit...

Five New Year’s Resolutions for the Detroit Tigers to Remember in 2015
January 2nd, 2015 at 10:38 AM
The Detroit Tigers had themselves a decent 2014 winning the Central Division for the third consecutive year and making the playoffs in the process. ***VIDEO1*** Several players also had career years, and fan attendance remained high. The team excited by dealing for big names David Price. Still, there was a feeling of...

Detroit Tigers Must Hope Shane Greene Can Become Effective Rick Porcello Replacement
December 22nd, 2014 at 7:49 PM
Arguably, the biggest trade the Detroit Tigers made this offseason had little to do with dealing for Yoenis Cespedes or parting with a prospect haul for Alfredo Simon. ***VIDEO1*** Quietly, unheralded Shane Greene, acquired in a three-team trade with the New York Yankees earlier in December, holds all the cards. Cespedess should...

There’s No Reason Detroit Tigers Shouldn’t Enter into the Bidding for Starter Jon Lester
November 27th, 2014 at 11:25 AM
The Detroit Tigers have quite a few interesting situations at hand in their starting rotation. ***VIDEO1*** Justin Verlander and Anibal Sanchez are each locked in for the foreseeable future, while David Price and Rick Porcello each have one more year until free agency discussions begin. Outside the first two, there are decisions...

The Five Detroit Tigers That Need to Step up and Rebound Next Season
October 21st, 2014 at 9:31 AM
The Detroit Tigers enjoyed a decent amount of team success in 2014, winning the Central Division for the fourth consecutive year. ***VIDEO1*** Personally, however, there was much less individual decoration than in years past. Detroit will likely not have an award winner on the roster, and did not see many players establish...

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...

The Tale of the Tape: Baltimore Orioles Vs. Detroit Tigers Preview Position by Position
October 1st, 2014 at 1:41 PM
The Baltimore Orioles and Detroit Tigers will compete in the ALDS on Thursday night. On paper, the matchup looks fairly even, but there are several areas where one side and the other have clear advantages. ***VIDEO1*** Today, we break down the series by looking at everything in total. Where might the Tigers...

Detroit Tigers Set Starting Rotation for ALDS; Take Risk in Pitching Justin Verlander Game Two
September 30th, 2014 at 2:44 PM
The Detroit Tigers have finally unveiled the long-awaited plans for their starting rotation against the Baltimore Orioles, and a familiar face will be taking the ball in game two. ***VIDEO1*** Detroit goes with Max Scherzer in game one. Game two goes to Verlander, while David Price takes game three. Rick Porcello will...

Five Things to Watch in the ALDS Between the Baltimore Orioles and Detroit Tigers
September 30th, 2014 at 10:23 AM
This season, the Detroit Tigers and Baltimore Orioles battled in some very intense competition in their brief but meaningful encounters. Detroit won the overall season series 5-1, but that wasn't without an intensive struggle. ***VIDEO1*** Five of the six games contested were decided by three runs or less. Two Detroit victories featured...

After Chris Sale’s Errant Pitch, Detroit Tigers Erupt to Bury Chicago White Sox Late
September 24th, 2014 at 5:16 PM
DETROIT--- Despite more heroics from Justin Verlander, the Detroit Tigers were trailing Chris Sale and the Chicago White Sox in the sixth inning. Then, a bizarre sequence of events paved the way to an impressive 6-1 Tigers' victory. ***VIDEO1*** Early on, considering the dulling competition on both mounds, it wasn't a surprise...

Stars Must All Align in Detroit Tigers’ Series of the Year Against Kansas City Royals
September 19th, 2014 at 11:06 AM
Didn't have September 19-21 circled on the calendar back in April? Didn't think when the season began the Detroit Tigers and Kansas City Royals would be fighting to the finish for the Central Division crown? ***VIDEO1*** Join the club. Plenty of others likely figured the veteran Tigers would have pulled away from...

Ian Kinsler the Latest Hero as Detroit Tigers Shock Cleveland Indians Again Behind Two-Run Shot
September 14th, 2014 at 5:55 PM
DETROIT---The Detroit Tigers will be sad to see the Cleveland Indians, and more specifically, their reliever Bryan Shaw leave town. Shaw melted down again in the late innings, allowing a two-run home run by Ian Kinsler which provided the winning margin in a 6-4 game. ***VIDEO1*** For the first three innings, it...

Talkin’ Tigers Week in Review: Detroit Tigers Have Expeirence Edge in Big Series Against Kansas City
September 8th, 2014 at 11:01 AM
The Detroit Tigers didn't enjoy a great weekend, but despite all their extended travails of the past week, they still enter a showdown series with the Kansas City Royals having a chance to retake first place with a sweep. ***VIDEO1*** Entering into September against a division rival in a pennant chase, that's...