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Torri Hunter asks you to support Asa Hutchinson for Governor because he's anti-gay marriage, pro African Americans

Detroit Tigers outfielder Torii Hunter cites MLK and then asks you to support Asa Hutchinson for Governor of Arkansas in this fugazi radio ad because Asa supports African Americans and is against gay marriage. What an asshole. Follow us on Twitter for exclusive stories, Subscribe by Email, or Return Home
Via Bob's Blitz
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Torii Hunter appears in radio ad opposing gay marriage

No matter where you stand on some of the social issues that define the United States today, the right to an opinion and belief is paramount in an open society. But this is somewhat limited, at least according to some, when it comes to professional athletes. Should they engage in conversations about politics and religion? And how does their active participation in some of the most...
Via Sportsnaut
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

2015 Minor League Preview: Detroit Tigers

Organizational Talent Rankings via Baseball America 2014 (28) | 2013 (27) | 2012 (22) | 2011 (25) | 2010 (27) 2014 Affiliate Records MLB: [90-72] AL Central AAA: [69-74] International League - Toledo AA: [71-71] Eastern League - Erie A+: [62-75] Florida State League - Lakeland A: [82-58] Midwest League - West Michigan A(ss): [42-34] New York-Penn League - Connecticut Graduated...
Via Razzball
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Former Detroit Tigers pitcher Jeff Robinson dies at age 52

DETROIT -- Jeff Robinson, who helped the Detroit Tigers to an AL East championship as a rookie in 1987 and went on to pitch in the major leagues through 1992, has died. He was 52. Robinson's death was confirmed Monday by both the Tigers and the Kansas-based Natural Baseball Academy, where he served as a pitching director, coach and instructor. They did not release any information...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

2014: The 2nd Inning (14-4)

Were it not for that sweep-for-the-taking, regrettable Twins series at Comerica, this is a 16-2 run… So the Detroit Tigers are now: SP Verlander SP Scherzer SP Sanchez SP Porcello SP Smyly RP Nathan RP Alburquerque RP Chamberlain RP Coke RP Miller RP Reed RP Krol C Avila C Holaday 1B Cabrera 2B Kinsler SS Romine IF Worth 3B Castellanos IF-OF Kelly RF Hunter CF Jackson OF Davis...
Via Tigers Weblog
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Tigers Rumors: Victor Martinez will likely look for four-year deal

The Detroit Tigers won 90 regular season games this season, but got swept 3-0 by the Baltimore Orioles in the ALDS.  After finishing second in the Major Leagues in runs scored, the Tigers look to be a powerhouse moving forward, barring they can improve upon a staff that was 24th in ERA. One important move that could be made in the off season is the re-signing of free agent Victor...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Miguel Cabrera may not be ready for opening day in 2015

When 2015 opening day rolls around for the Tigers, they very well could be without one of their best players. After undergoing successful ankle/foot surgery Wednesday, according to Bob Knigtengale of USA Today the procedure could hold Cabrera out for opening day in 2015. The severity of Miguel Cabrera's ankle injury stunned the #Tigers. He had 2 screws inserted in ankle and may...
Via The Majors Detroit
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers: Should Tigers move on from Scherzer?

The big news before the 2014 season even started for the Detroit Tigers was when starting pitcher and recent Cy Young award winner Max Scherzer turned down a 6-year contract extension worth $144 million. This move could’ve been one of the reasons why the Tigers went and acquired pitcher David Price from the Tampa Bay Rays minutes before the trade deadline this year. With that being...
Via isportsweb.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Tigers Rumors: Detroit looks to keep Joakim Soria

The Detroit Tigers won 90 regular season games and the American League Central division title, but lost in four games to the Baltimore Orioles in the ALDS. The clear weakness of the Tigers was the pitching staff which was 24th in the league in ERA at 4.01. The starting rotation was solid, 11th in the league in quality starts, but the bullpen is in need of revamping. One pitcher...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Tiger Stadium will live again in replica form

Detroit Tigers fans — and aficionados of baseball history — have lamented the vacating of Tiger Stadium after the 1999 season. That feeling of loss was compounded when the ballpark was demolished in 2008. The field is still available for use, thanks in large part to the efforts of organizations like The Navin Field Grounds Crew. Just last week, a new redevelopment proposal for...
Via The Outside Corner
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Tigers Rumors: SS problem looks to be already solved

Detroit Tigers shortstop Jose Iglesias missed all of the 2014 season with stress fractures in both of his shins. However, he should be ready by spring training, Tigers general manager Dave Dombrowski told Anthony Fenech of the Detroit Free Press.#475760903 / gettyimages.comIglesias came to the Tigers from the Red Sox as part of a three-team trade (including the Chicago White Sox...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Evaluating the opposition: The 2015 Detroit Tigers

The Detroit Tigers were eliminated from the playoffs for the fourth straight year without a championship, as one of the clearest teams in win-now mode fell short yet again. Now, with starting pitcher Max Scherzer and designated hitter Victor Martinez headed for free agency and the Kansas City Royals playing deep into the playoffs, there seems to be a train of thought emerging...
Via Indians Baseball Insider
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Tigers Injury Update: Jose Iglesias should be ready for spring

When Alex Gonzalez is a team's best option to start at shortstop on opening day, it could be a long year at the position.  But that is the situation that the Detroit Tigers were placed in when starting shortstop, Jose Iglesias went down with injuries to both shins that caused him to miss the entire season.#175339198 / gettyimages.com Craig Calcaterra of NBCsports has reported...
Via MLB Injury News
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers: 3 burning questions this offseason

In order to get back to the World Series next year, the Detroit Tigers have some offseason issues that need to be addressed and some questions that need to be answered. 1. Will Max Scherzer come back? To me this seems like a no-brainer, but anything can happen. Pitcher Max Scherzer was the Tigers best pitcher in 2014 as he led the team with 18 wins, 252 strikeouts, and an ERA of...
Via isportsweb.com
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers offseason rumors: Alex Rios edition

Yesterday, Detroit Tigers GM Dave Dombrowski held his annually depressing ‘State of the Tigers’ postseason presser. Among the things mentioned were adding a left-handed hitter, a centerfielder, and improving the bench. Which of these categories does the recently ex-Texas Ranger Alex Rios fit into? Well, none of them of course. But that doesn’t mean he’s not worth considering...
Via isportsweb.com
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Torii Hunter would put off retirement for the Tigers

After briefly contemplating retirement after the Tigers’ early postseason exit, veteran outfielder Torii Hunter looks like he may be having second thoughts that is if he can return to Detroit. According to Jason Beck of MLB.com, Hunter (39) who’s coming off a two-year, $26-million deal, said “If the Tigers want me back, we will work that out hopefully. Other than that, I’m...
Via The Majors Detroit
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers Free Agency: Odds on Max Scherzer, Victor Martinez, Others Staying in Detroit

Will Victor Martinez be back in the cleanup spot for the Tigers next season? (Rick Osentoski, USA TODAY Sports) An extremely busy and important offseason awaits Detroit Tigers general manager Dave Dombrowski, after his team was swept out of the ALDS by Baltimore. Dombrowski has never been shy to pull the trigger on a big trade, nor has he hesitated to throw money at free agents....
Via The Detroit Sports Site
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Not-so-mighty Detroit Tigers have struck out … again

The outlook wasn’t brilliant for the Detroit nine that day: The score stood two to zero with but one inning more to play. Time and again the script had played, the ending all the same. And so with great remorse the crowd did watch this final game. In silence sat the Tigers fans, stuck in deep despair; The rest Clung to that foolish hope which springs eternal in the breast; They...
Via The Detroit Sports Site
25 days ago  |  Discuss
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