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Series Preview: Royals at Detroit Tigers, August 4-6

The Kansas City Royals head to Detroit to take on a Tigers team that doesn’t exactly look like the Tigers teams we’ve seen in the past. Between a big injury to a star and trades over the last few days, the Tigers are looking like a shell of their former selves as they look to […]
Via Pine Tar Press
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Mike Hessman Sets Minor League Home Run Record

There are certain moments in baseball history that remain etched in our minds. We can quickly recall where we were when it occurred and its historical significance. Events such as Mark McGwire’s 62nd home run, Carlton Fisk’s World Series walk-off and Derek Jeter’s 3000th career hit quickly spring to mind and remind us of the lasting bond between hallowed records and their place...
Via Baseball Essential
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

What a J.D. Martinez extension might look like

J.D. Martinez when from getting cut from the worst team in baseball to hitting in the middle of the order for the Detroit Tigers in the matter of two months. Unlike many of the recent flash in the pan players that the Detroit Tigers have found on the scrap heap of late, Martinez has staying power. As a matter of fact, he’s only getting better. With that being said, it is about...
Via The Majors Detroit
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

TIGERS FAN RANT: Induct Whitaker and Trammell into the Hall of Fame

We as Detroit Tigers fans are proud of Mr. John Smoltz, himself a Tiger fan growing up, for publicly mentioning something that we ALREADY KNOW. The greatness that was the double play combination of Lou Whitaker and Alan Trammell. How those that vote deny players of such caliber,  entry into the Hall is something we can only speculate on and hope for in the future. It is an open...
Via The Majors Detroit
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Official Video: Watch Tigers SS Jose Iglesias with the flip

Detroit Tigers short stop Jose Iglesias fields Baltimore Oriole Manny Machado's grounder and flips the ball with his glove to nab Caleb Joseph at second base.Bam.Follow us on Twitter for exclusive stories, Subscribe by Email, or Return home for Top sports news.
Via Bob's Blitz
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Report: Detroit Tigers, Yoenis Cespedes expected to pursue reunion in offseason

The Detroit Tigers’ roster didn’t click. For various reasons, the club failed to produce consistent wins. By the time the trade deadline rolled around, it became apparent the Tigers weren’t World Series contenders. Like most critics, Dave Dombrowski didn’t see a team ready to put a hot streak together and opted to give up on the 2015 season and put his efforts towards building...
Via OutsidePitchMLB
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Dombrowski talking like a man returning to the Tigers 2016

It’s still unclear whether or not Tigers team president and general manager Dave Dombrowski will return to the team next season. The Tigers executive is still currently without a contract as time ticks away on the 2015 campaign. However if Friday’s MLB trade deadline and Dombrowski’s subsequent comments are any indication which direction the team will go next season with...
Via The Majors Detroit
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Game 2015.104: Orioles at Tigers

Norris pitches tomorrow… TIGERS (numbers against Gausman) Anthony Gose, CF (1-for-1) Jose Iglesias, SS Ian Kinsler, 2B (1-for-6, 2 K’s) Victor Martinez, DH (1-for-6, double, K) J.D. Martinez, RF (0-for-2, double, K) James McCann, C Nick Castellanos, 3B (0-for-1) Alex Avila, 1B (0-for-3, K) Rajai Davis, LF (0-for-2, walk, K)
Via Tigers Weblog
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets acquire Yoenis Cespedes from Tigers

The New York Mets couldn’t get a trade done for Carlos Gomez. They didn’t get one done for Jay Bruce. But they DID end up picking up a legitimate power bat in the outfield – Yoenis Cespedes. Source says Cespedes has been dealt to the Mets . — Bruce Levine (@MLBBruceLevine) July 31, 2015   New York did NOT deal Zack Wheeler to the Tigers in the Cespedes deal. They...
Via The Outside Corner
4 days ago  |  Discuss

New Blue Jay David Price got a flat tire on his way to Toronto

David Price’s start with a new team after being dealt by the Detroit Tigers to the Toronto Blue Jays this week couldn’t have gotten off to a more inauspicious start after the pitcher apparently suffered a flat tire on his way to his new home. Price alerted the masses of his trip to Toronto being...Read More The post New Blue Jay David Price got a flat tire on his way to Toronto...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers begin fire sale

Detroit Tigers, GM Dave Dombrowski made the decision to sell at the trade deadline despite their 2-1 win over the Tampa Bay Rays on Wednesday. The Tigers have had a rough season and are now in fourth place in the American League Central and 3.5 games back for the second wildcard spot. The Tigers have been rumored to be sellers for a while now and it was finally confirmed by Jason...
Via isportsweb.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Tigers, Kinsler still hope to 'shock some people' this season

The Detroit Tigers look the part of sellers, trading away their ace in David Price.Second baseman Ian Kinsler would like to remind you that this season is far from over."We're still 3 1/2 games out of the wild card," Kinsler told MLive. "There's still things to play for. There's people in here who are still trying to establish themselves and the games don't stop. There's still something...
Via Fox Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Soria Moves from Motown to Pittsburgh

Twelve months after being acquired from Texas – and not saving a beleaguered bullpen – Joakim Soria has departed Detroit. The Tigers have traded the 31-year-old right-hander to the Pirates for 23-year-old shortstop prospect JaCoby Jones. Soria did a decent job in Motown, but with his team’s playoff chances waning, the free-agent-to-be was destined to […]
Via Fangraphs
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Latest Trade News: Mets Not Interested In Cespedes

Sources told Andy Martino of the Daily News that the Detroit Tigers reached out to the New York Mets on Wednesday night to try and shop Yoenis Cespedes. According to Martino, the Mets told the Tigers they had no interest. It corroborates a report from Mike Francesca this afternoon who reported the same thing. Not […]
Via Mets Merized Online
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Tigers 'rebooting,' make David Price available in trade

The question about whether or not the Detroit Tigers are buyers or sellers has reportedly been answered – they’re selling. Specifically, they’re “rebooting” and listening on some of their impending free agents, including both David Price and Yoenis Cespedes. Dombrowski confirms: Tigers are “rebooting,” will listen on trades for pending free agents. — Jason Beck...
Via The Outside Corner
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Tigers to sell at deadline, make David Price available

The Detroit Tigers are in a position not many expected from them entering the season: sellers at the trade deadline. After starting off the season well, the Tigers fell in late May and June and now find themselves three games under .500 and 12.5 games out of first place in the AL Central. As a...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers now listening on David Price and Yoenis Cespedes

The Detroit Tigers waited as long as they possibly could to see if the team could make a strong push in the days leading up to the July 31st non-waiver trade deadline. Unfortunately for Detroit, it entered Wednesday three games under .500 and 12.5 games out of first place in the American League Central. This means that the squad is reportedly looking to go into full-scale fire sale...
Via Sportsnaut
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers trade rumors: sell now, or else…

Detroit Tigers general manager Dave Dombrowski has had a tremendous run of success in the Motor City. Nobody can argue that. He maneuvered his roster in such a way that the Tigers appeared in two World Series’ and are now in the final stages of watching an impressive four year playoff streak come crashing down. Three things are very clear to me just two days before the trade deadline...
Via isportsweb.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Yoenis Cespedes Having His Best Season, But Tigers Are Not Selling

According to most reports, the Detroit Tigers do not appear as though they will be sellers at the deadline, which means outfielder Yoenis Cespedes will not be dealt. (Jayson Stark, ESPN) That’s too bad as Cespedes was one of the few players MMO has considered to be an ideal fit for the team. And while in the […]
Via Mets Merized Online
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Game 2015.99: Tigers at Devil Rays

Yes, I know they are just the Rays now. But I reject the name change. All the Tiger brass are in Tampa to huddle together and figure out what to do. Hmm, maybe sell, maybe buy, maybe change our names and become captains of some sailing vessel with a really good Jimmy Buffet cover band. The Tigers did obtain a new bullpen arm. Oh wait, it’s Buck Farmer. No, no never mind, Buck is...
Via Tigers Weblog
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers announce changes to the starting rotation

The Detroit Tigers couldn’t continue trotting Shane Greene to the mound. The team hasn’t won a game the right-hander’s started since late May and he hasn’t lasted seven innings in any of his past nine starts. On the season, Greene’s 4-8 with a 6.72 ERA and 1.54 WHIP. He’s become a walking loss and hasn’t shown any signs he’s trending in the right direction. The Tigers...
Via OutsidePitchMLB
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Game 2015.98: Detroit at Boston

No movement on the trade front, but everything is pointing that way. Price’s agent told MLB Network radio that he’s not optimistic that Price will be in Detroit much longer. If you didn’t see it yet, the Royals (who are 10.5 games ahead of the Tigers, yes 10.5), picked up Johnny Cueto. Not that we were going to catch them, but they are the odds on favorite to win the AL now...
Via Tigers Weblog
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Ex-Red Sox Alex Wilson Thriving For Tigers Since Porcello-Cespedes Trade

This embed is invalid" /> Not a bad throw-in. Alex Wilson, seemingly a minor piece in the offseason trade that sent outfielder Yoenis Cespedes from the Boston Red Sox to the Detroit Tigers in exchange for pitcher Rick Porcello, is thriving in his first season in the Motor City. The 28-year-old right-hander finally has a consistent major league opportunity and...
Via NESN.com
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Justin Verlander proposed to Kate Upton multiple times?

Is Justin Verlander moving too fast for Kate Upton? According to a recent story in OK! Magazine, Upton has told the Detroit Tigers pitcher that he needs to pump the brakes with the marriage talk. A source reportedly told the gossip publication that Verlander has proposed to Upton multiple times and that “her resistance is...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
12 days ago  |  Discuss
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