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Aside from their top two outfielders, the Detroit Tigers have a lot of questions to answer regarding the rest of the 2013 outfield rotation. Barring a potential trade of Jhonny Peralta, and once Detroit determines who will be the main man in left, the Tigers’ starting lineup for 2013 is essentially set in stone.
Now ask yourself: what do Brennan Boesch, Andy Dirks, and Quintin Berry all have in common? Easy – they all play corner outfield for the Tigers and happen to bat from the same side of the plate.
Guess what the Tigers won’t carry on their Opening Day roster? Also easy – all 3 of these guys.
One player was able to set himself apart from the crowd with a strong 2012 and that was Dirks. Dirks, despite missing a few months due to injury, hit .322 in 88 games of action, not to mention posting a stellar .377 on-base %.
Is Andy Dirks an everyday player?
Dirks has now played in 166 career major league games, just more than one full season of action. His totals look like this: .293 av...
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Much has been made of the Detroit Tigers adding Torii Hunter to the roster and how much that will improve the offense and defense of a team that was so frustratingly close to winning it all last year. Indeed, Hunter will provide a huge piece to the Tigers’ puzzle, but he doesn’t cure all of the ills.
Most people with an opinion have the Tigers’ 2013 Opening Day lineup looking...
Tigers ace Justin Verlander tweeted a photo of himself in a tough spot on the golf course and a Twitter account ascribed to Happy Gilmore villain Shooter McGavin replied.
FOX's Jon Morosi reported Wednesday that Brennan Boesch could be on another roster in the very near future. Continue reading →
Justin Verlander tweeted this picture of him playing golf out to his twitter followers saying this is where his ball ended up at Kinloch Golf course. Haha, had to write about this story for two reasons. One being that I use to caddy at that course in Richmond, Va back when I was in high school. One of my good friends still caddies there full time and probably is the person...
If the end of the 2012 season proved anything, it’s that the Detroit Tigers badly need a dependable veteran closer to help stabilize the back end of the bullpen. That’s why signing one should be a very important goal the … Continue reading →
The Detroit Tigers on Tuesday announced their 2013 exhibition schedule.
Next spring will mark the Tigers' 77th season at TigerTown in Lakeland, Fla., extending the longest-standing relationship between a major league team and a current spring training host city. The 2013 spring season marks the Tigers' 48th consecutive season of exhibition play at Joker Marchant Stadium...
The 2012 Detroit Tigers season was filled with emotional swings between disappointment and success that ultimately ended in the disheartening sweep in the World Series to the San Francisco Giants.
After the signing of Prince Fielder, the expectations set for this team were championship or bust, and they still are.
The team struggled the entire season to clinch the weak AL Central...
DETROIT Baseballs winter meetings arereturning to the scene of what many Marlins fans believe was a crime.Beginning Monday, thegames general managers, agents, managers and reporters will converge on theGaylord Opryland Resort in Nashville, where on Dec. 5, 2007, Tigers GM DaveDombrowski pulled off an eight-player trade that really came down to oneplayer: MiguelCabrera, the 2012...
Wednesday the Detroit Tigers announced their 2013 Spring Training schedule which includes 18 games at Joke Marchant Stadium, their home away from home for 77 seasons now.
The Tigers will open up the Spring Training schedule on February 22nd when they take on the Atlanta Braves from Disney World. First pitch in that game is scheduled for 1:05PM ET. Detroit will then eventually wrap...
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It’s been a while, so let’s get caught up on Free Agent news around the club. There hasn’t been much movement around Detroit, but some interesting things nonetheless.
I am fascinated by the Josh Hamilton situation. Living in Dallas, I can tell you that the club’s attitude towards him...
Earlier on in the week it looked as though the Tigers free agent wheels were turning with the news that Tigers owner Mike Ilitch was discussing Rafael Soriano with super agent Scott Boras. And given the working relationship that the longtime Tigers owner and Boras have it seemed almost like a matter of time that a deal would get done and Soriano would be closing games for the Tigers...