Found March 20, 2013 on The Majors Detroit:
PLAYERS: Doug Fister
TEAMS: Detroit Tigers
With Doug Fister getting roughed up over the course of Spring Training, some Tigers fans have become a bit apprehensive about Fister’s ability to pitch. In this edition of The Hot Corner John Czech discusses why there is no need to be worried about the tall right hander.

Prince Fielder looking slim after Brazilian jiu-jitsu training (Photo)

Detroit Tigers slugger Prince Fielder has been known for his rather rotund figure in the past but it seems these days that Mr. Fielder has seriously trimmed down. Check out the below photo of a slimmed-down Fielder with MMA/Brazilian jiu-jitsu trainer Jon Burkle and former UFC champion Ras Butten: Looking good, Prince...looking good.... (Courtesy of The Outside Corner)

Martinez progressing well in Leyland's eyes

LAKELAND, Fla. Victor Martinez might be hitting just .239 so far this spring, but he looks good to manager Jim Leyland. "I see no indication of any issues at all," Leyland said of Martinez's return from the micro-fracture surgery on his left knee that forced him to miss the entire 2012 season. Martinez has not caught in a spring training game but has worked out there...

Are Tigers really shopping Porcello?

FT. MYERS, Fla. — The teams interested in acquiring right-hander Rick Porcello continue to wonder if the Tigers actually will trade him. The Red Sox, Rangers and Padres are the teams most active on Porcello, according to major-league sources. The Orioles also have scouted him, sources say. The Tigers, however, might prefer to keep Porcello and retain depth in their rotation. They...

Prince Fielder shaping up via MMA training

Former UFC and Pancrase champion Bas Rutten posted this photo on his Facebook page today, featuring Detroit Tigers first baseman Prince Fielder in a gi wearing his white belt with two stripes. Pictured alongside Rutten and Fielder is Jon Burke, the trainer at VI Levels Fitness where Fielder has been training this offseason. Among Burke's clients at VI Levels are Shaquille O&...

Tigers rumors: Detroit likely to trade Rick Porcello

It was reported yesterday that the Detroit Tigers could consider retaining both starting pitchers Rick Porcello and Drew Smyly. However, Andy Martino of The New York Daily News spoke with an unnamed executive that has discussed Porcello with the Tigers and says they think the right-hander will be traded. Exec who's talked #Tigers re: Porcello: "They have been actively...

Padres Turned Down Tigers Offer for Porcello

Rick Porcello – Photo by Keith Allison Jim Bowden has reported via twitter According to Tigers source the Padres have turned down Porcello for Street and Porcello for Gregorson but talks continue The Padres were first rumored to have interest in Rick Porcello back in December.  Talks were on, then off, then on, and now this.  The encouraging part of this tweet is “talks continue”...

Tigers rumors: Cardinals, Padres interested in Rick Porcello

Some outlets report that the Detroit Tigers could enter the regular season with Rick Porcello, while others believe a trade is inevitable. Yesterday, Joe Strauss of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported that the St. Louis Cardinals are checking out Porcello, while ESPN’s Jim Bowden said the San Diego Padres continue talks with the Tigers for the right-hander. Ever since...

Tigers are better with Porcello

A half-dozen scouts stood behind a chain-link fence Wednesday, making a spring training game between the High Class-A affiliates of the Tigers and Astros actually seem important. And in a way it was. Tigers right-hander Rick Porcello, the subject of trade speculation, started the minor-league game because it was his day to pitch and the parent club was off. Yet it quickly became...

2013 Baseball Preview: Detroit Tigers

The 2012 Detroit Tigers were a runaway pick to win the AL Central and a fashionable pick to win it all. But nothing ever seemed easy for them. They...

All MLB Media is Local- Detroit Tigers

Motown is outr next stop in looking at the local media covering the DETROIT TIGERS. Newspaper- Detroit is primarily a two paper town, sharing one owner with two editorial staffs. The Detroit Free Press has a fairly well laid out online sports section which includes content dedicated to the Tigers. John Lowe (Twitter) and Sean Windsor

Astros 7, Tigers 2

Tigers ace Justin Verlander gave three home runs and the Houston Astros beat Detroit 7-2 Thursday night. Carlos Corporan hit two homers for the Astros. Brandon Laird and Matt Dominguez also homered Houston. Verlander allowed four earned runs in 5 2-3 innings. He has a 4.74 ERA this spring. Lucas Harrell, who will pitch the second game of the season for Houston, gave up two runs...

So I Heard You Might Want to Trade Rick Porcello…

If I were Rick Porcello, I would be sick of all the rumors surrounding me. He has been talked about for the last three months, at least once a week by all the talking heads in Baseball. Here are arguments for trading and not trading Rick Porcello. Trade Him If: You can get a upgrade at the shortstop position. Jhonny Peralta is an average major league shortstop at best. He wasn’t...

Fister roughed up in loss to Rays

LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) -- Luke Scott didn't have the breakout season he was looking for last year when he joined the Tampa Bay Rays. He hit only .229 with 14 homers -- not what anyone was looking for in Tampa Bay's floundering offense. He was back on the free agent market at the end of the season, but he decided to take Tampa Bay's best offer and give it one more shot with...

Report: Red Sox Not Currently Pursuing Rick Porcello Despite Trade Rumors Surrounding Tigers Pitcher

Manager John Farrell acknowledged on Monday that the Red Sox have been looking to bolster their pitching depth. Don’t expect that depth to come in the form of Rick Porcello, though. The Red Sox are not currently pursuing Porcello, who has been the subject of trade speculation recently, according to There has been plenty of talk all offseason about whether the Tigers...
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