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TIGERS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Nathan To Remain Closer? You Must Be Joakim

Like a good Jewish boy, Brad Ausmus said to his Bubbie, "Bubbie, I love sulfites, nitrates and pig a**holes, but every time I see a Nathan's, I get the runs. Bubbie, do you have a remedy?" His Bubbie lowered her knitting and said, "You need to get a goddamn decent closer!" And so it was done. Unfortunately, due to being wracked with guilt (or possibly...
Via Razzball
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Rangers trade Joakim Soria to Tigers

The Texas Rangers traded closer Joakim Soria to the Detroit Tigers on Wednesday night. The Rangers will get right-handed pitchers Jake Thompson and Corey Knebel from the Tigers. Thompson (No. 3) and Knebel (No. 5) are two of the top five prospects in the Tigers organization. Soria has 17 saves, a 1-3 record with a 2.70 ERA in his second season with Texas.  The Rangers had...
Via Sports-Glory
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Joakim Soria traded to Tigers

The Detroit Tigers have reached an agreement with the Texas Rangers that will send Joakim Soria to the Tigers in exchange for prospects Jake Thompson and Corey Knebel. Kyle Bogenschutz was first to report the news on Twitter. The trade is pending physicals of all players involved. Thompson and Knebel were rated among Detroit’s ten best prospects coming into the year per Baseball...
Via Baseball News Source
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Tigers prospect Steven Moya is tearing up Double-A pitching

DETROIT -- The future is up for grabs in the outfield for the Detroit Tigers. They don't have an outfielder signed beyond the 2015 season, and it's anyone's guess how the position group will shake out in the years to come. But there's one thing you can count on: Steven Moya will be part of it. Moya's play in spring training forced the Tigers to consider him for...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Tigers Injury Update: Joel Hanrahan, Andy Dirks

The Detroit Tigers bullpen woes have continued this season as they lost 5-4 Tuesday night with the bullpen blowing the game. Reliever Joel Hanrahan has been recovering from the dreaded Tommy John surgery and Tigers fans could not wait for him to help the bullpen. However, Joel Hanrahan has been shut down after his bullpen session. There is good news with Tigers outfielder Andy...
Via MLB Injury News
1 day ago  |  Discuss

How much does it cost to create a single run?

What is one run worth? In recent years, we have seen the salaries of Major League Baseball players increase dramatically.  Almost every year there seems to be a new record setting deal signed, which shows that teams are willing to go to great lengths to sign a player who they desire. For the interest of accurately gauging the cost one run created, we will take statistics from the...
Via Sports-Glory
1 day ago  |  1 Comment

With Joel Hanrahan Shutdown, Detroit Tigers’ Dave Dombrowski Needs Another Miracle

(hueytaxi, Flickr) The Detroit Tigers’ dream of having Joel Hanrahan help closeout a game in the postseason is turning into a nightmare as he has been shutdown by the team and Dave Dombrowski needs to pull another rabbit out of a hat. Coming just hours before the Tigers’ bullpen would eventually blow a one run lead against the Arizona Diamondbacks, word came that Hanrahan had...
Via The Detroit Sports Site
1 day ago  |  Discuss

First things first: Goldy, Cabrera the best

PHOENIX -- The first base showcase continued this week at Chase Field. After the best first basemen in the National League were in town over the weekend, the best in the game are here now. Detroit's Miguel Cabrera and Paul Goldschmidt can lay claim, even if Cabrera has been forced to the other infield corner this series because the DH is forbidden in interleague games at a National...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Joel Hanrahan shut down, Andy Dirks resumes baseball activities

The Tigers got some good news and bad news on the injury front Tuesday. According to MLive.com’s James Schmehl, Tigers reliever Joel Hanrahan was shut down by the team after a Saturday bullpen session. Hanrahan, who was recently moved to the 60-day DL prior to being shut down will be re-evaluated later in the week. Bad news for #Tigers RHP Joel Hanrahan. He has been shut down after...
Via The Majors Detroit
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers trade rumors: a philosophical debate

So far, the Detroit Tigers have yet to pull the trigger on an apparently inevitable trade deadline move to shore up their bullpen. They have inquired on guys such as Joakim Soria, Joaquin Benoit, Neal Cotts, Jonathan Papelbon, Antonio Bastardo, and surely many others that we don’t know about. If you’re following things closely then chances are you sit on one side of the fence...
Via isportsweb.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Verlander says he's rediscovered his old ways

PHOENIX -- Detroit right-hander Justin Verlander made a little delivery tweak after a pregame video check, and he said he feels like a new man . . . or rather, like the old Verlander.  The Verlander who won 91 games, a Cy Young and an MVP award over the past five years. Ten minutes before he took the field for stretch before his Monday start, Verlander took a look at some old shots...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers trade rumors: Jonathan Papelbon edition

The trade deadline is upon us as it is just over a week away and for the Detroit Tigers, making a move for help in the bullpen is the area to address still as they look to pull away in the American League Central. While it may take a lot to offer, trading for Philadelphia Phillies closer Jonathan Papelbon is just one of the many relief pitchers the Tigers could look into bringing...
Via isportsweb.com
1 day ago  |  1 Comment

Tigers' Porcello will be oh so close to free agency

The Detroit Tigers could be facing double jeopardy this offseason. They could have the two biggest winners on their pitching staff both hitting the free agent market in November. You know all about Max Scherzer (11-3), who turned down a six-year deal for $144 million in spring training and will become the object of every team with deep pockets in four months. But did you know that...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers’ Brad Ausmus May Be Bad Manager Hiding Behind Good Team

(Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons) The Detroit Tigers’ disastrous series against the Cleveland Indians concluded Sunday night and if there is one thing the series yet again showed, it is that Brad Ausmus either isn’t ready or isn’t a good enough manager to help a team contend for a World Series. Mismanagement of the bullpen and the starting pitching is often the hardest thing...
Via The Detroit Sports Site
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Justin Verlander and bikini-clad Kate Upton spend All-Star break in Mexico (photos)

Detroit Tigers ace Justin Verlander stumbled out of the gate and certainly has not been himself thus far during the 2014 MLB season. With the unofficial mid-season break upon us, the Cy Young Award winner sits at 8-8, with a 4.88 ERA, a 1.46 WHIP with batters hitting a robust .278 against him, all numbers […] The post Justin Verlander and bikini-clad Kate Upton spend All-Star break...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
8 days ago  |  Discuss
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