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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...

Five Detroit Tigers Who Must Stay Healthy in 2016
January 5th, 2016 at 4:01 PM
With the calendar now hitting January, the focus for the Detroit Tigers turns mostly toward staying healthy. ***VIDEO1*** In the past, the Tigers have been bitten by the injury bug in the offseason, and those troubles have come during the months just before spring training begins, often leaving Detroit scrambling at an...

The Top Five Detroit Tigers’ Moments of the 2015 Season
December 31st, 2015 at 2:26 PM
Even though the Detroit Tigers didn't make the playoffs last season, there was no shortage of excitement around the park in 2015. ***VIDEO1*** With the year set to depart Thursday night, it is the appropriate time to look back and remember some of the great moments which happened around Comerica Park. Here's the...

Detroit Tigers Sign Utility Man Jordany Valdespin to Minor League Contract
December 23rd, 2015 at 12:24 PM
Jordany Valdespin is the latest member of the Detroit Tigers, and that's likely just fine by him. ***VIDEO1*** Valdespin knows a feeling that nobody else likely does, being the only player in history to wear a Justin Verlander fastball in the family jewels. Knowing this, it was likely an easy choice for...

Detroit Tigers’ Move to Nab Jordan Zimmermann Another Early Offseason Win
November 30th, 2015 at 11:23 AM
In his first offseason as general manager, Al Avila has wasted no time getting busy. In the span of two weeks, he's changed his Detroit Tigers dramatically. ***VIDEO1*** Sunday, the Tigers struck a deal with starting pitcher Jordan Zimmermann, formally of the Washington Nationals on a reported 5-year, $110 million dollar deal....

Ken Rosenthal: Detroit Tigers Should Be Pursuing David Price or Zach Greinke
November 17th, 2015 at 1:41 PM
It's been a quiet start to the offseason for the Detroit Tigers, who have only been mentioned in the same breath as a few second-level free agent pitchers. ***VIDEO1*** Given their immense need, though, and the fact that they intend to sign some pitchers anyway, there's at least one analyst who isn't...

Al Avila Expects Detroit Tigers Buget to Be Restrictive Despite Targeting Starters
November 6th, 2015 at 12:43 PM
The Detroit Tigers are still going to do business the way they have, albeit with a bit of a tighter budget. ***VIDEO1*** General manager Al Avila spoke Thursday on the MLB Network, and outlined his approach to spending, saying while the team is targeting two new pitchers, the budgeting might be different...

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...

Detroit Tigers’ Pitching Coach Jeff Jones Set to Retire After Long Career
October 19th, 2015 at 3:10 PM
The Detroit Tigers will have a new hole to fill on their 2016 coaching staff. ***VIDEO1*** Jeff Jones, Detroit's longtime pitching coach, is retiring per the Tigers. Jones is putting the capper on a 38 year career in baseball, and the team has begun to search for his replacement. The former pitcher started...

Detroit Tigers’ Positional Review and Preview: Starting Pitcher Edition
October 12th, 2015 at 4:20 PM
Detroit Tigers positional review looks at the past while gazing toward the future Arguably, the biggest reason for the failures of the 2015 Detroit Tigers revolved around the struggles of the starting pitching staff. ***VIDEO1*** The team couldn't get outs with consistency and didn't get the type of starts they needed to sustain...

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...

Al Avila: Detroit Tigers ‘Open for Business,’ Looking to Add Pitching in Upcoming Offseason
October 8th, 2015 at 4:35 PM
Detroit Tigers' general manager Al Avila spoke about his plan for the offseason, and seemed to be excited to start the reconstruction. ***VIDEO1*** "We're open for business if something makes sense," Avila said Thursday afternoon, noting he had already had conversations with a few clubs but expected talks to pick up further...

2015 Detroit Tigers’ Positional Grades: Despite Injuries, Team Finishes Below the Curve
October 6th, 2015 at 1:09 PM
The Detroit Lions put the wraps on their 2015 season, and now the final grades are beginning to come in. ***VIDEO1*** Instead of going player by player, position groups get the look and the grades for a season that started off hot and gradually became a bigger struggle by the bitter end....

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’ Saturday Loss to Chicago White Sox Helps Keep Draft Pick Protected
October 4th, 2015 at 5:04 PM
If there's a silver lining to a walk-off loss which guarantees a team last place, Saturday night's defeat counted as a gleaming cloud for the Detroit Tigers. ***VIDEO1*** Though a solid start by Justin Verlander and a comeback attempt was spoiled, the Tigers 4-3 loss guaranteed them a last-place finish in the...

Detroit Tigers Get Another Nice Day from Justin Verlander, Thump Chicago White Sox
September 23rd, 2015 at 5:02 PM
DETROIT --- The second half of the 2015 season has turned into the Justin Verlander coming back party. ***VIDEO1*** Once again, Verlander was impressive in another start, thwarting the Chicago White Sox while his offense got busy on the scoreboard. The Tigers pounded out seven runs on nine hits to back up...

Chattin’ Cats Week in Review: Only Four More Series Left to Endure, Detroit Tigers’ Fans
September 21st, 2015 at 11:43 AM
Welcome to Chattin' Cats, a weekly piece recapping the most important talking point from the week before about the Detroit Tigers while taking a look ahead. By this point of a failed season, watching the Detroit Tigers might actually be considered a worse fate than enduring a root canal. ***VIDEO1*** This week, there...

Brad Ausmus, Detroit Tigers’ Bullpen Share Blame in Tough Weekend
September 20th, 2015 at 9:51 PM
Neither Brad Ausmus nor the Detroit Tigers' bullpen was absolved from blame during the team's last three games, two of which ended up as extra inning wins. ***VIDEO1*** Ausmus should take heat for pulling his starters too early, not letting Justin Verlander finish off a masterpiece on Friday night. Saturday, he did...

Detroit Tigers Lose Two of Three to Cleveland Indians in Rain-Soaked Weekend
September 14th, 2015 at 8:40 AM
Due to the weather, the Detroit Tigers spent more time sitting around the clubhouse of the past few days than playing baseball ***VIDEO1*** Friday's game was rained out as was Saturday's, meaning the Tigers and Cleveland Indians were forced to pull a tour-de-force finish to the weekend by playing a doubleheader on...

Chattin’ Cats Week in Review: Justin Verlander’s Re-Dedication a Good Step for 2016
September 7th, 2015 at 10:01 AM
Welcome to Chattin' Cats, a weekly piece recapping the most important talking point from the week before about the Detroit Tigers while taking a look ahead. There hasn't been many positives for the Detroit Tigers lately as they limp to the finish line in 2015, but one shining example as such...