Keep him or trade him, Justin Verlander has immense value to Detroit

The Detroit Tigers aren’t sure if they are going to be buying at the trade deadline, selling or standing pat. No matter what they do, however, they know they have one of baseball’s most valuable assets in the bank. A year after Justin Verlander’s best days seemed to be behind him, their ace has regained […] The post Keep him or trade him, Justin Verlander has immense value...
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29 minutes ago

Bullpen picks up Fulmer with four scoreless

When starting pitcher Michael Fulmer struggled Friday, the bullpen stepped in and delivered 5 2/3 scoreless innings as the Tigers came back to top the White Sox.
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7 hours ago

Cabrera leads way with 4 hits as Tigers beat White Sox 7-5

CHICAGO (AP) Miguel Cabrera tied a season high with four hits, including a go-ahead two-run single in the seventh, to lead the Detroit Tigers to a 7-5 victory over the struggling Chicago White Sox on Friday night. Cabrera's two-run single against Nate Jones put Detroit back on top after the Tigers blew a three-run lead in the fifth and sent Chicago to its eighth loss in nine games...
Via Associated Press
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Boyd looks to follow up gem vs. Sox

Chris Sale gets another crack at win No. 15 when he faced the Tigers on Saturday. Matt Boyd, who tossed six shutout innings vs. the Twins the last time out, gets the nod for Detroit.
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9 hours ago

Tigers catching tandem offers differing styles

There are no personal catchers on the Tigers, but there are personal styles catchers bring behind the plate with them -- some by preference, some by experience level, as evidenced by Detroit catchers Jarrod Saltalamacchia and James McCann.
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13 hours ago

Tigers prospect Brett Pirtle collects 3 hits in Whitecaps win

Scores, news, and notes from the Detroit Tigers’ farm system on Thursday, July 21, 2016. Toledo Mud Hens 6, Norfolk Tides 5 (box) The Mud Hens and Tides combined for 26 hits on Thursday, and Toledo came out on top despite a ninth inning rally from the Norfolk offense. Chad Huffman and Dean Green were the heavy lifters for Toledo, collecting four hits apiece. Green homered and...
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1 day ago

Kinsler, Cabrera homer as Tigers beat White Sox 2-1

CHICAGO (AP) Ian Kinsler hit his 20th home run, Miguel Cabrera added his 19th and the Detroit Tigers beat the struggling Chicago White Sox 2-1 in a game that was called after more than a two-hour rain delay in the seventh inning on Thursday. A heavy downpour before the bottom of the seventh sent players and umpires running for cover. And after two hours, five minutes the game was...
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Justin Verlander called out Lynn Henning for trying to trade Justin Verlander

Stop trying to make Fetch happen, Lynn. For the second consecutive year, a certain member of the Detroit sports media has riled up the ace of the Tigers’ staff by turning a non-story into news. Thursday afternoon, Lynn Henning of the Detroit News tweeted a link to an article he had written about the Tigers possibly trading star pitcher Justin Verlander. Verlander on trade...
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1 day ago

Sanchez pitches well, but Rondon and Tigers offense let him down

DETROIT (AP) -- Tommy Milone held Detroit scoreless until the ninth inning, and the Minnesota Twins broke through with five runs in the seventh in a 6-2 victory over the Detroit Tigers on Tuesday night. Brian Dozier hit a two-run homer, Eduardo Nunez had three RBIs and Milone (3-2) breezed through the Detroit lineup until the ninth, when the Tigers finally chased him from the game...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Justin Upton: Tigers still feel we can win division

The Detroit Tigers are one of a handful of teams who need to decide before the Aug. 1 trade deadline if they want to be buyers or sellers. If Justin Upton was in charge, the decision would be a no-brainer. The Tigers lost five of seven games heading into the All-Star break, but they have won three of four on the other side. They remain 5.5 games behind the Cleveland Indians in the...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers trade rumors: Rich Hill edition

There is no doubt the Tigers need starting pitching at the trade deadline, but there just isn’t a lot of options. Drew Pomeranz was just dealt to the Boston Red Sox and that was a guy the Tigers could have went after, so now the Tigers are left with few options. Anibal Sanchez and Mike Pelfrey just haven’t lived up to expectations this season and they have really hurt the Tigers’...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

James McCann: A Tigers Catcher on his Craft

James McCann remains a work in progress, but he’s established himself as more than Detroit’s catcher of the future. The 26-year-old University of Arkansas product is entrenched as the Tigers’ primary backstop, having earned the lion’s share of playing time thanks to solid defense and strong leadership skills. The one thing McCann hasn’t been providing is offense. The second...
Via Fangraphs
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers: three ‘x-factor’ players for the 2nd half

Life never seems easy for Detroit Tigers fans. They bleed Tigers baseball and crave that oh-so-elusive next World Series championship. After a 2015 season that saw the team become major trade deadline sellers, the Tigers went all-in prior to the 2016 campaign to the tune of a record-breaking $200M team payroll. For those efforts owner Mike Ilitch and GM Al Avila have a team sitting...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Rob Manfred rejects idea that rise in home runs is due to PEDs, ball changes

No one in baseball, including Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred, isn’t aware of the spike in home runs throughout the first half of the 2016 season. However, given baseball’s recent history with performance enhancing drugs, one’s mind would be forgiven for wondering if PEDs had anything to do with the sudden rise in homers this season. Manfred, addressing the...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

The Detroit Tigers Can’t Afford to Sell

You’ve probably heard the expression, “Don’t throw good money after bad.” Simply put, don’t waste more money on what is already a losing proposition. There might be an argument that this wisdom has some relevance to the Detroit Tigers, that the Tigers have reached the moment where it’s time to focus on the future instead of the present. Consider: the club possesses a...
Via Fangraphs
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit outfielder Anthony Gose gets into argument with minor league manager

Demotions are never easy to take, but apparently Detroit Tigers outfielder Anthony Gose has not figure out how to deal with a demotion from opening day starter at center field to the Triple-A Toledo Mud Hens. According to an ESPN report, Gose got into a rather heated argument with Toledo manager Lloyd McClendon prior to the first game of a double-header on Saturday. The argument...
Via The Comeback
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers trade rumors: Starting pitcher edition

The Detroit Tigers are currently 6.5 games back in the division and three games back in the wildcard race with a record of 46-42 heading into their last game before the All-Star break against the Toronto Blue Jays. The Tigers are in desperate need of starting pitching as the rotation has been inconsistent all season long. It doesn’t help that Jordan Zimmermann and Daniel Norris...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

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