Posted April 26, 2012 on
The Tigers cut veteran Brandon Inge on Thursday, ending one of the more polarizing conversations in recent Detroit sports history. In his place will be Brad Eldred, the minor league veteran who has been tearing it up in Toledo. Will Eldred finally be able to find Major League success?
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Playing for Detroit's Triple-A Toledo club, Eldred hit three more home runs on Tuesday night to lead the Mud Hens to a 12-8 win over Columbus. Eldred now has a pro ball leading 12 home runs (in only 19 games) and has raised his batting average to .390. With 239 career minor league home runs, Eldred has now lept past Val Pascucci...
Detroit -- Detroit Tigers fans no longer have Brandon Inge to kick around anymore.
The Tigers released Inge after Thursday's 5-4 loss to the Seattle Mariners, ending an era that started on April 3, 2001, when Inge made his major league debut at catcher on Opening Day.
In fact, I had a weird flashback to that day, standing next to Inge's locker before he spoke. That first...
DETROIT -- Well, NOW what can we talk about?
Sports-talk radio just got a little quieter. Twitter has fewer tweets.
Brandon Inge has played his last game as a Tiger.
Everybody happier now?
Baseball is a big-boy business. Its a bottom-line game. Those who can play, play. Those who cant, get released. Everyone acknowledges that.
Inge has not been able to hit consistently the...
Rosenberg says he had to go for all the right reasons. Even Inge knew it was coming.
In the latest podcast, the staff catches up after a month off, discusses the decision to release Brandon Inge and why it played out the way it did, what the Tigers are getting in Luke Putkonen and Brad Eldred, plus tackles a dozen other minor league questions, including touching on top prospects like Avisail Garcia and Rob Brantly.
Well, it’s not about Brandon Inge.
So, what is it about?
Is it about the lack of a mean streak?
Is there a mean SOB in the minor league system who could replace the friendly Inge?
Yes, there was another Bad Max sighting. But the Tigers scored a relatively healthy 4 runs, with comforting contributions from the middle of the order. Still, they were no match for the mild Mariners...
Brandon Inge's 12-year tenure as a member of the Detroit Tigers is over the team released him on Thursday. Brad Eldred was called up from Triple-A Toledo to take Inge's place on the roster. "Brandon Inge has done a tremendous job for this organization for a long time," team president/general manager Dave Dombrowski said. "I realize he had been, for some...
When knews broke earlier this afternoon that Brandon Inge had been unconditionally released by the Tigers, I was much sadder than I expected. This wasn't the type of "end of an era" saddness that I felt when Steve Yzerman finally hung up his skates or Chauncey Billups was traded to the Denver Nuggets. This wasn't the bittersweet feeling that I expected, knowing...
Delmon Young was arrested early Friday morning in New York and charged with assault after a "highly intoxicated" Young allegedly pushed a man to the ground outside a hotel.
10-9, tied for 1st place with Chi and Cle.
Could it possibly be that the Tigers are only 19 games into the season, and they have already hit their low point?
And that their low point is tied for 1st place?
And that Brandon Inge is no longer a Tiger, at any level?
Yes, probably, and yes.
I think there’s a decent chance that the Tigers lose 6/7 again this year, but losing those...
DETROIT -- In years past, the most hated athlete in Detroit tended to be one of two people: the Lions' quarterback or the Red Wings' goalie.
These days, though, with those jobs comfortably held down by Matt Stafford and Jimmy Howard, fans have needed a new target for their wrath. Oddly, they've chosen the backup second baseman for the Tigers -- a position that generally...