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Typically taken in the middle rounds of most drafts heading into the season, Doug Fister appeared to be a steal after the first month. Going 4-0 with a 2.38 ERA in April, the Tigers righty was among the top of all American League starters and on his way to another solid year in Detroit. The story has been very different since then, as he has taken fantasy owners on a roller coaster ride of inconsistency.Fister does have nine quality starts over the last two and a half months, but has been uncharacteristically knocked around in his other five appearances. The results have been a 3-5 record and a lofty 4.65 ERA.With an ownership rate as high as 84% in Yahoo! Leagues, Fister really has a large number of owners scratching their heads over his last five starts leading into the break. He has been hammered for six earned runs three different times over that stretch. Even considering a solid performance against the Rangers last time out, the frustration is at a season long high for those who have stuck with him.The reason to go after Fister right now, aside from the fact that he is simply under performing, can be found in his post all-star break numbers with the Tigers. He has sported a combined 16-5 record with an outstanding 2.31 ERA in the second half over the last two seasons. Couple that with the following tentative schedule breakdown of his next seven starts, it is very easy to see why Fister should be high on your target list.July 21 at RoyalsJuly 26 vs PhilliesAug. 2 vs. White SoxAug. 7 at IndiansAug. 12 at White SoxAug. 17 vs RoyalsAug. 23 at Mets
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DETROIT -- When Miguel Cabrera was 16 years old, you could already see glimpses of the player he is today.
Tigers assistant general manager Al Avila was working for the Florida Marlins back then and he distinctly remembers the first time he saw Cabrera in his native Venezuela.
"It was around late August, early September, he was 16 years old," Avila said. "I saw him...
Detroit Tigers: 52-42, 1st Place (1.5 ahead of Cleveland).
Baseball is back!
The Tigers head into Kansas City to kick off the 2nd half of the season (which, with only 68 games remaining, is actually almost 60% over). Which also means we have less than 2 weeks remaining before the July 31 trade deadline. The Tigers, who seem to have lost Octavio Dotel, have jettisoned Jose Valverde...
Tigers manager Jim Leyland in the act of being ejected against White Sox.
The Detroit Tigers are 10 games above .500 at the All Star Break (52-42), sitting a game and a half ahead of the Cleveland Indians in the American League Central, and four and a half games behind the MLB’s best record in Boston.
Tigers fans may grumble about the slim lead, but in fact, they’re in good...
Three intriguing questions and story lines connected to the Detroit Tigers as they resume play after the All-Star break:
What needs to be done with the bullpen?
If your answer has something to do with dynamite, you're only partially correct.
Joaquin Benoit and Drew Smyly provide consistent late-inning prowess, and Luke Putkonen is looking reliable in early relief.
Justin Verlander spent all sorts of time over the last couple months trying to figure out what was wrong and why he was no longer dominating hitters with his terrific fastball.
Then he reached the All-Star break - with 10 wins and a 3.50 ERA.
''I wasn't where I'd like to be pretty much the whole half, but I was able to battle and end up with some pretty decent numbers...
Prince Fielder was all business during Tuesday night’s All-Star Game from Citi Field in New York.
During the 9th inning the Tigers first baseman “motored” his way around the bases after his base hit to right field got passed a diving Carlos Gomez. Fielder eventually found his way to third with a head first slide only end up being stranded as his American League counterparts...
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At 52-42, the Detroit Tigers and their fans have far less to complain about at baseball season’s midway point in 2013 than in many years past.
Their team is in first place, had six All-Stars shine on Tuesday night and looks to be in fantastic shape for a solid final three months of the season, so what’s not to like? A few things, perhaps. What has led to...
During last night's MLB All-Star Game, Prince Fielder managed to reach third base. No, we're serious. He chugged his way around the bases...
Cringeworthy: Prince Fielder hitting A triple while McCarver recited "Enter Sandman" [Deadspin]
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Miguel Cabrera certainly likes to have his fun during games and tonight it came at the expense of Boston second baseman Dustin Pedroia.
During the pre All-Star Game introductions at Citi Field, Miguel Cabrera came out of the dugout after being introduced giving high-five’s to his American League teammates. However when the 6’4″ Cabrera came to the 5’8″ Pedroia the reining...
Relive three of the most memorable Tigers games of the first half of the 2013 season Thursday on FOX Sports Detroit.
2 p.m.: Yankees at Tigers (April 5) -- Prince Fielder's three-run homer highlights an 8-3 victory on Opening Day at Comerica Park.
5 p.m.: Twins at Tigers (May 24) -- Anibal Sanchez sets a Tigers record by striking out 12 in a 6-0 victory.
8 p.m.: Red Sox...
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Because sometimes life lobs you the wonderfully absurd, here’s Prince Fielder hitting a triple in last night’s MLB All-Star Game, and Tim McCarver reciting however much he knows of Metallica’s ‘Enter Sandman’ while it happens. He should’ve done this the entire game. I wanted to hear a “whisky in the jar-o” reference for Miguel Cabrera. (video via Deadspin)- Follow...