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Torii Hunter likely to continue baseball career in 2015: 'I really want to play with the Tigers'

Torii Hunter is spending a lot of his time right now watching his sons play college football, so he hasn't made a final decision regarding the 2015 season. But he is leaning toward another year of baseball. And if he does play, he would prefer that the 2015 season be spent with the Detroit Tigers. "I really want to play with the Tigers, but if not I understand," Hunter...
Via Pro Sports Daily
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Tigers reserves must show improvement next season

Detroit — All in favor? Thought so. The show of hands is impressive. Even president and general manager Dave Dombrowski believes the Tigers need a more productive bench. But here's the catch. The Tigers aren't going to allocate much money this winter to come up with one. "Our bench could be better," Dombrowski said. "But I don't think it's going...
Via Pro Sports Daily
1 day 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
2 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
3 days ago  |  Discuss

2014: The 1st Inning (10-8)

While this is partly inspired by the old Sam Hoff season-as-innings feature, I’m not going to go into statistics too much, least of all cumulative team stats. No, I’m going to recap the games, because the games are what happened. (You might be surprised at how clearly you remember some of them.) I am, in fact, going to avoid too much summarizing of the “innings” in general...
Via Tigers Weblog
4 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
4 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
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Tigers Rumors: Joe Nathan must improve to remain Detroit's closer

The Detroit Tigers won 90 games this season and advanced to the ALDS before being swept by the Baltimore Orioles. At second in the Major Leagues in runs scored, it appears little must be done in the off season to improve the offense. The pitching staff struggled to 24th in the Major Leagues in ERA. One particular area of inconsistency was at the back end of the bullpen, where Joe...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Sports Edge 45: The Tigers’ Death Conference

With the Tigers’ season at and end, this week’s Detroit Sports Edge takes a look at Dave Dombrowski’s end of the year presser while Adam wonders if the Tigers missed a golden opportunity to improve the team from the front office. Also in this week’s show Adam ad Dorf discuss the inconsistencies of Matthew Stafford, if Michigan fans can feel better about their win over Penn...
Via The Majors Detroit
6 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
6 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
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers: need to knows from Dombrowski presser

Each year, Detroit Tigers GM Dave Dombrowski holds an annual postseason press conference with the media. This year’s meet-up came sooner than everyone hoped and most had expected. These gatherings are usually a demonstration in how to say something without saying anything at all. Dombrowski is generally candid yet predictably cryptic in these pressers and chatted Tuesday afternoon...
Via isportsweb.com
8 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
9 days ago  |  Discuss

VMart will give the Tigers the first shot to sign him in free agency

After hitting .335 with 32 home runs and 103 RBIs, 35-year old Victor Martinez had a career-year in 2014 for the Tigers and set himself up for a nice contract this offseason as he hits free agency. Taking over for that schlub Prince Fielder in the five-spot, VMart went above and beyond providing stellar protection for Miguel Cabrera in the lineup while also forming a nice 5-6 pairing...
Via The Majors Detroit
9 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
16 days ago  |  Discuss
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