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Dave Dombrowski realizes the offseason is never over until opening day.
That was certainly the case last year, when the Detroit general manager brought slugger Prince Fielder to the Tigers in late January. This offseason has been quieter in Detroit, but Dombrowski keeps his ears open for possible acquisitions even now, with spring training set to start in a couple weeks.
The biggest questions facing the Tigers are left field, the fifth spot in the starting rotation and the closer role. Minor league standout Bruce Rondon may have a chance to close, but the AL champions can be a bit more patient with top outfield prospect Nick Castellanos. Dombrowski says Castellanos will have a chance to make the team, but he'll need to show he can play fairly regularly.
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DETROIT -- Torii Hunter Jr. might be ready to play for Notre Dame next season after all.
Speaking at TigerFest Saturday, Torii Hunter Sr. said his son is progressing ahead of schedule after breaking his left femur during practice for the U.S. Army All-American Bowl at the beginning of January.
"He's doing a lot better," Hunter Sr. said. "He's on crutches...
From the moment the Detroit Tigers re-signed right-hander Anibal Sanchez to an $80 million, five-year contract this offseason, Rick Porcello has had a lot to prove. The top four spots in Detroit's rotation are now set, with Justin Verlander, Max Scherzer, Doug Fister and Sanchez locked in.
That leaves Porcello and Drew Smyly as candidates for the last opening.
Porcello is a...
Welcome to part 2 of my ‘burning questions’ segment as the Detroit Tigers offseason moves toward spring training. For part 1, published last Friday, click here.
On to the questions and answers:
Can another AL Central team overtake Doug Fister and the Tigers?
Who will challenge the Tigers for the AL Central crown?
The Twins are still in a rebuilding mode and are already out of...
I never owned a pair of shoes that were the signature footwear for an athlete. That means, no Bo Jacksons, and no Air Jordans. My parents refused to spend that much money on a pair of shoes. Actually, I take that back. I owned a pair of Patrick Ewings. I got them at Florida flea market not too far outside of Daytona. Needless to say, I have never quite understood the desire to collect...
The 2011 and 2012 American League Most Valuable Players, Justin Verlander and Miguel Cabrera, were two of four Tigers players who rode around in luxury cars during North American International Auto Show this past weekend.
After the parading around completed, Cabby, JV, Phil Coke and Torii Hunter took the stage for a little Q&A with Fox Sports Detroit’s Rod Allen.
Detroit Tigers ace Justin Verlander recently stated that he would like to spend his entire career in the Motor City and earn Hall of Fame honors in the process. What is the likelihood of this happening?
According to baseballreference.com career leaders for WAR (wins above replacement), of the Top 50 pitchers of all-time only Walter Johnson, Bob Gibson, Carl Hubbell, Jim Palmer...
DETROIT -- Detroit Tigers pitcher Rick Porcello has spent the offseason on the rumor mill.
The Tigers nearly made the Justin Upton trade between the Arizona Diamondbacks and Atlanta Braves a three-team deal by involving Porcello, according to Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com.
Now the Diamondbacks have lost interest in Porcello after picking up Randall Delgado from the Braves. And...