MIKE ILITCH RUMORS & GOSSIP

Motor City Uncut 93: Does Mike Ilitch have Detroit’s best interest in mind?

Join hosts Adam Hernandez, Dorf and Shawn Bell every Monday night at 8:00PM ET for Motor City Uncut on the TMSNX Detroit.TheMajors.Net Radio Network! On this weeks show, we discuss the recent Deadspin article highlighting Mike Ilitch hiring the guy from the Detroit Economic Growth Corporation who negotiated the $285 million dollar arena district deal. Is this shady business or just...
Via The Majors Detroit
February 15, 2016  |  Discuss

Tigers spend owner's 'pizza money' in effort to win it all

On Monday, Mike Ilitch (owner of Little Caesars) and the Detroit Tigers made their second free agent signing worth over $100 million this offseason, signing Justin Upton to a six year, $132.75 million deal which equates to 4,425,000 "Hot-N-Ready" pizzas per season. In addition to Jordan Zimmermann, who was brought in for five years and $110 million, the Tigers already had Miguel...
Via The Outside Corner
January 19, 2016  |  Discuss

Thanks Mike Ilitch for being the best

Between leaded water in Flint, Michigan, David Bowie, Alan Rickman and Glenn Frey passing away and the Detroit Lions and their propensity to “Lions at the Lionsiest of times”, one would think the old Michigan to California transplant has nothing good to say about anything this year. That was so far the case until about 10 PM ET. Mike Ilitch, the owner of the Detroit Tigers...
Via The Majors Detroit
January 19, 2016  |  Discuss

Mike Ilitch Gives His Money to Justin Upton

The first of them cracked. Justin Upton and Yoenis Cespedes remained on the free-agent market, and all around the league, teams indicated they didn’t want to make the necessary commitments. The players wanted five or six or seven years. The teams wanted to give one or two or three. It was enough to make you think there could maybe be a potential bargain, but the market just doesn’t...
Via Fangraphs
January 19, 2016  |  Discuss

Did Mike Ilitch Accidentally Suggest Possibility of Collusion?

On Monday, the Detroit Tigers held a press conference to introduce their newest acquisition, Jordan Zimmermann. As has become customary on these occasions, Tigers’ owner Mike Ilitch attended the media session and fielded questions from reporters. Most of the attention following the press conference centered on Ilitch’s comments that he doesn’t “care about the money,” and...
Via Fangraphs
December 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Dave Dombrowski Out in Detroit

In a move that seemingly came out of nowhere, Tigers owner Mike Ilitch has announced today that the team has released Dave Dombrowski from his contract so he can pursue other opportunities elsewhere. Assistant GM Al Avila was promoted to replace him as General Manager of the team, effective immediately. Dombrowski wasn’t under contract past this year, so there have been rumors...
Via Fangraphs
August 04, 2015  |  Discuss

PHOTOS: Ilitch organization announce new Red Wings arena plans

Sunday marked a big day for Mike Ilitch and his business and sports conglomerate when the plans for the new Red Wings arena/district were made public. The $650M dollar projected project (which will be financed by roughly 60-percent of public dollars) will sit in the Cass Corridor district of Detroit stretching all the way up to the FOX Town area through Comerica Park onto Brush Street...
Via The Majors Detroit
July 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Red Wings owners unable to attend Lidstrom ceremony

DETROIT -- There will be a couple of very important empty seats Thursday night when the Red Wings retire Nick Lidstrom's No. 5 jersey in a special ceremony. Owners Mike and Marian Ilitch are unable to attend. In a statement, Mike Ilitch said: "While Marian and I would love to be there, we won't be at tomorrow's jersey retirement for Nick Lidstrom. This past year, I had a medical...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
March 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Regner: Ilitch will do whatever it takes to win World Series

As the offseason turns to the Grapefruit League season, the perception among some Tiger fans remains that the team decided to go on the cheap, dumping salaries to slash payroll. Although I continue to struggle with the Doug Fister trade, begrudgingly, I'm willing to give it some time to see if it benefits the team in the long run. Shedding Prince Fielder -- although the Tigers are...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
February 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Morosi: Winter Classic perfect chance to cheer Detroit icon Ilitch

On New Year's Day, more than 100,000 people are expected to gather at America's largest football stadium to watch a hockey game. It will be a spectacle, because of the setting (Michigan Stadium), the ancient rivals (the Detroit Red Wings and Toronto Maple Leafs), the prospect of a world-record crowd, the sheer curiosity in the sports version of a hey-wouldn't-this-be-cool 1 a.m....
Via Fox Sports
December 31, 2013  |  Discuss
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