Posted May 06, 2012 on
Stay current with all the roster movement and personnel decisions with the TigsTown Transaction Blog. Doug Fister has been activated from the DL and will start for the Tigers on Monday. Brayan Villarreal has been optioned to Toledo.

Detroit Tigers: Fister is back and the Tigers will be too

One doesn’t have to reach too far back into the history of the Detroit Tigers to find a time when an apparently loaded roster was having trouble getting their act together and playing like the playoff team they were supposed to be. Doug Fister Last season, and July 30th to be more specific, the Tigers were just 56-51 and spinning their wheels near the top of the AL Central. But...

Fister set to join Tigers rotation

DETROIT -- Welcome back, Mr. Fister. After sitting out since leaving his first and only start of the season April 7 with a left costochondral strain, Doug Fister will make his second debut of the season Monday night in Seattle. No one is expecting Fister to do what he did when he arrived from Seattle at the trade deadline last season, which is to go 8-1 with a 1.79 ERA, but the...

Detroit Tigers: If I Was Jim Leyland….

Let me start this article off by saying, I am NOT a fan of Detroit Tigers manager Jim Leyland. However, He is NOT a horrible manager. The guy has been in the game longer than most fans have been alive. The man has a World Series ring. The man has been manager of the year three times (1990, 1992 and 2006). Let me continue by explaining that Jim Leyland is a .500 career manager. That...

Boesch dropped to eighth in Tigers lineup

Managers walk a fine line between conveying a sense of panic and making moves when a change is called for. Jim Leyland didn't want anyone to read anything extra into his dropping of his season-long No. 2 hitter, Brennan Boesch, down to the eight spot in his batting order. He was replaced by Andy Dirks as the man behind leadoff hitter Austin Jackson. "I'm just...

Scherzer's solid effort blown by Valverde in 9th

DETROIT It seems fitting now that the Tigers are playing a baseball version of the old "Whack-a-Mole" game. They get one problem fixed and another one pops up. That's the way it was in Saturday's 3-2 loss to the Chicago White Sox at Comerica Park. In front of a sellout crowd of 42,404, Max Scherzer found his more popular "blue-eye" style of pitching...

Tigers Take Series from White Sox, Still Have to Address Pitching….

The Detroit Tigers squeaked out a win against the Chicago White Sox yesterday with a 3-1 victory, taking them to 14-13 on the young season. The Tigers 3 runs came on homeruns by Austin Jackson (1st inning), Prince Fielder (3rd inning), and Andy Dirks (8th inning). The win came behind a great pitching performance by Rick Porcello  (3-2) who went 6 1/3 innings with 5 K’s and only...

Game 2012.29: Tigers at Mariners

Ah, memories! Doug Fister returned to the place where he began his career, was his usual effective self, and went home without a W, like he had so many times in the employ of Nintendo (a 3.33 2011 ERA was only good enough to get him a 3-12 record). Implosion may be a fair word for the performance of Dotel last night, and with Valverde struggling, it seems the bullpen has now become...

Jim Leyland Says MLB Went Too Light on Hamels

Old School Cole Hamels was suspended today for intentionally plunking Bryce Harper in last night’s game. The suspension is for five games. Public responses have been split as to whether Hamels’ actions are “part of the game.” Jim Leyland, manager for the Detroit Tigers, has made his feelings clear. Leyland feels there is no place in baseball for such acts. According...

Nova, Harrison risky starts

Start 'Em Doug Fister (@SEA, @OAK) Making his first since suffering a side strain on April 7, Fister could not ask for a better transitional slate. Not only are Oakland and Seattle near the bottom in runs per game and batting average in the American League, but Safeco Park and Coliseum are two of the more pitcher-friendly premises in the majors. The latter is especially...
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