Posted February 19, 2012 on
PLAYERS: Duane Below
TEAMS: Detroit Tigers
Duane Below was a largely unheralded prospect coming up the ranks, but the homegrown product from Michigan worked his way all the way to Detroit, making his big league debut in 2011. Can Below compete for a job in the rotation, or is he destined for the bullpen?

Fielder joins Cabrera, Verlander at Tigers' camp

With the first full squad workout still several days away, Detroit's three biggest stars already are at spring training. Prince Fielder entered the Tigers' increasingly crowded clubhouse Monday, the day of Detroit's first workout for pitchers and catchers. The rest of the team doesn't officially start until Friday, but Fielder saw no reason to wait. The slugging...

Tigers Top 3…Decisions, Funny Quotes and Superstars

The new look Detroit Tigers are headed into spring training with 3 of the best players in the game with Justin Verlander, 3B Miguel Cabrera and newly acquired 1B Prince Fielder. With some questions still on the table for the Tigers (5th starter, 2B, speed and defense), they find themselves running out of time to answer them all. If we head into the season with the team as is, it...

Verlander hoping to improve - if that's possible

Here's a scary thought for American League batters: Justin Verlander is hoping to improve. Detroit's pitchers and catchers began their first workout Monday at spring training, and Verlander was eager to start. The reigning AL MVP and Cy Young Award winner also was celebrating his 29th birthday. Verlander went 24-5 with a 2.40 ERA in 2011, a season that also included a no...

Detroit Tigers: the Brandon Inge effect

The Detroit Tigers are going to give Brandon Inge a shot to earn the full-time 2nd base gig during spring training. Don’t be surprised, he deserves the chance. What will be surprising is if he actually wins the job. Placing Inge at 2nd base in a full-time capacity will trigger a domino-effect throughout the Tigers’ roster. The key question, and an obvious one at that is: does...

Detroit Tiger Brandon Inge: Man in the Mirror

Former Detroit Tigers fan favorite Brandon Inge is falling, and falling fast. The fall from grace is a different ride for different people.  One could get lucky and avoid it all together. One could have the fall be incredibly slow and stretched out.  One’s fall could go the conventional route, with all those watching not thinking much of its normalcy.  But with regards to...

Comerica Park is getting a new scoreboard

In addition to signing the largest first baseman in the Major Leagues this offseason, in Prince Fielder, the Tigers will be adding the fourth-largest scoreboard in Bigs to Comerica Park.Under construction now at a cost of roughly $10 million, the new board will finally allow fans to see replays at the ballpark. According to Crain's Detroit Business, "The new video board...

Laird loose as ever at Spring Training

The last time Gerald Laird was in Tigers camp, he was a starting catcher helping to mentor a youngster named Alex Avila.

Fielder arrives early, takes BP at Tigers' camp

Miguel Cabrera began smacking line drives all over a practice diamond at the Detroit Tigers' spring training complex. Then Prince Fielder stepped up and cracked a soaring shot toward right field.

Spring training: With Cabrera at 3B, Castellanos' future with Tigers unclear

Until four weeks ago, it was entirely reasonable to assume that by 2014, Nick Castellanos could become the Tigers' starting third baseman. Then the Tigers signed Prince Fielder, and Castellanos' fast track turned into a blocked track.

Slugger Prince Fielder eager to get started with Detroit Tigers

The slugger gives the Tigers a preview of what he'll bring.

Prince Fielder arrives in Lakeland as spring training gets underway

Today is the first day for pitchers and catchers to report for spring training. The first full-team workout is scheduled for Friday.

49 years and still loving it

For decades, Jim Leyland has had the rugged optimism of a prospector in the Old West. Now he really is a forty-niner. "This is my 49th spring training," Leyland said.
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