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With the MLB non-waiver trade deadline right around the corner the Tigers should be in the buying market to strengthen a bullpen that at the time being is serviceable. With all that in mind there’s going to be plenty of rumors and analysis floating around the next couple of weeks (even up to the waiver deadline) on what the Tigers should do and who they should offer up.
Today on ESPN, David Cameron (of FanGraphs) highlighted five trades within the American League that NEED to happen and low and behold the Tigers are right in the mix. According to Cameron the Tigers need to offer up starting pitcher Rick Porcello and outfielder Avisail Garcia to the Seattle Mariners for reliever Tom Wilhelmsen, reliever Oliver Perez, outfielder Michael Morse, starting pitcher Joe Saunders and shortstop Brendan Ryan.
Here’s what Cameron had to say:
It’s no secret that the Tigers need to upgrade their bullpen, and this move could give them a potent relief corps in October. While Wilhelmsen has struggle...
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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...
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...
Tigers third baseman stands 6’4″, 250 pounds. Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia stands 5’8″ and 165 pounds. During the All Star pre-game introductions, Cabrera had a little fun at Pedroia’s expense. The look on Pedroia’s face – “HEY! WTF?!” via SB Nation [GIF via SB Nation]
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...
Max Scherzer started the All Star Game for the American League and promptly retired Brandon Phillips, Carlos Beltran and Joey Votto in order. However, that was far from the best thing Max did on Tuesday. Prior to the game, Scherzer signed autographs for dozens of military personnel who were allowed on to the field.
As Hardball Talk said, Scherzer stopping to sign autographs was...
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...
Cringeworthy: Prince Fielder hitting A triple while McCarver recited "Enter Sandman" [Deadspin]
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Detroit Tigers third baseman Miguel Cabrera was running through the line giving his teammates high fives after being introduced when he pulled off one of the greatest trolls ever. Everyone knows Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia is small, so Cabrera offered him a low-five. Needless to say, Pedroia looked pretty upset, while everyone else found it funny; especially...
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...
The American League's starting pitcher for tonight's All-Star Game, Max Scherzer, is in line for a nice contract extension. However, he will wait until after the season to discuss the potential new contract. As is the case with most Scott Boras clients, Scherzer and Boras want to let the season play out before a deal is struck. It's a risky proposition in some...
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...
The All Star Game is tonight and I supposed I should pick who is going to win. After all, the road to October starts here. That was only slightly sarcastic. Home field advantage in the World Series is sort of a big deal. We could debate whether something so important should be decided by an exhibition game. I would be against the idea. But there it is. Despite having to get most...
The Tigers’ bullpen has been serviceable as of late with Joaquin Benoit taking over the closers role while Drew Smyly has been murdering left handed hitters while taking on the 7th and 8th innings. The jury is still out on Bruce Rondon and whether or not he’ll eventually come around but despite things being somewhat quiet for the Tigers in terms of the bullpen there’s still...