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What should the Tigers do with the Alex Avila problem. He is a black hole in the bottom of the lineup that is essentially four free outs a game. There is no need to bring in a lefty out of the bullpen at then end the game to play the match up, an average righty will just eat him up. Just two years ago, Avila started the All-Star game and received MVP votes, but this season he couldn’t hit the ball if it were a beach ball.
There is no doubt that Avila is the better defensive catcher when compared to backup Brayan Pena. Avila is also superior with his handling of the game and the pitching staff. Pena has no background that could suggest that he could keep up the .329 on base percentage or .307 batting average he currently holding on to, whereas Avila has had a OBP of .350 or more in 3 of his 4 full seasons. Pena isn’t the answer to this puzzle. The only reason he is still in the league is because he’s a switch hitter that handles a pitching staff well enough and doesn’t command a high...
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Much was made this past week of the Detroit Tigers and their shortcomings. In classic fashion, many fingers are starting to wave in the general direction of Jim Leyland.
To these fans I say ‘enough already’. Who exactly is it that you’d rather have managing the Tigers again? This organization and city deserve a reputable, experienced, and proven manager. Somebody like, say...
The game of baseball has had great hitters like Frank Robinson, Chuck Klein, Ty Cobb, Jimmie Foxx, Joe Medwick, and Lou Gehrig. These players were all great hitters and they also have another thing in common, this is they are all former Triple Crown winners.
However, there is one thing that all these great players never accomplished in their career, and that was they never earned...
Tiger fans hoping to see Quintin Berry back in the majors, clapping his hands after an infield single, had their hopes dashed Sunday morning.
Detroit announced a minor trade, re-acquiring minor-league third baseman Francisco Martinez from Seattle for cash or a player to be named later, but the key part of the move was the next step. To put Martinez on the 40-man roster, they designated...
Leyland yet again has Tigers fans questioning his decisions, despite last year’s World Series run.
The Detroit Tigers have the best hitter in baseball, Miguel Cabrera, who has a chance to repeat as Triple Crown winner at the heart of a loaded lineup. They have arguably the best rotation in baseball, even with Justin Verlander slumping for a bit and Rick Porcello’s ERA up over...
To no one’s surprise Tigers third baseman Miguel Cabrera was named the American League Player of the Month for May after batting .379 with 12 homers. This keeps him on pace with another potential Triple Crown as he leads the American League in batting average (.367) and RBI (65).
Miguel Cabrera named AL Player of the Month for May.
— Jason Beck (@beckjason) June 3, 2013
The 2013 MLB Draft takes place on June 6-8, with the first round set to be broadcast on the MLB Network. The Detroit Tigers hold the 20th pick in that opening round, the 19th pick in Round 2, then the 20th pick again in every round from 3 through 40.
Detroit also owns the 39th-overall pick in the “Competitive Balance Round A” — the pick was acquired as part of the Anibal Sanchez...
DETROIT Miguel Cabrera won baseballs first Triple Crown in 45 years in 2012, and put himself on a Hall of Fame course in his first 10 seasons in the majors with the Florida Marlins and Detroit Tigers.
Surprisingly, he has never won the fan vote and started an All-Star Game.
But that appears almost certain to change. Major League Baseball released All-Star voting totals for the...
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Miguel Cabrera is at it again this season, putting up masterful offensive numbers in a season that could very well result in a second straight Triple Crown, a feat that has never been accomplished in major league history.The Detroit third baseman was superb in the month of May, batting .379 (44-for-116) with 12 home runs and 33 RBI in 28 games. Over the course of the month, Cabrera...
Detroit Tigers: 30-25, 1st Place (1 ahead of Cleveland).
It’s a big week in the D: Detroit take on the tough Tampa Bay Rays (who, while in 4th place, have a better record than the Tigers), then have a 3-game set with the Cleveland Indians.
The Tigers just got back from a 1-4 road trip, in which they scored 20 runs (decent, right, that’s 4 per game), but in which they also had...
Before everyone worries too much about the Detroit Tigers’ persistent problems in the bullpen, the offense’s occasional lack of clutch production and a few issues with the starting staff, let’s look at the positive.
It’s June 3 and the Tigers are in first place. Compared to the past three years, they’re off to a much better start in all the major categories, be it offensively...
Listen to the crowd, Detroit fans travel pretty well, sounded like a home game.
All dial long distance off of Jason Hammel.
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The Detroit Tigers scored eight runs in the fourth inning including a Miguel Cabrera grand slam to beat the Baltimore Orioles 10-3.The Tigers slammed five home runs off Baltimore pitching, including shots by Victor Martinez, Jhonny Peralta, Prince Fielder, Alex Avila, and Cabrera.Cabrera’s home run was his 17th of the season and trails only Chris Davis who has 19 home runs...
The Quintin Berry era in Detroit may be coming to an end.
Sunday the Tigers announced that the team would designate the outfielder for assignment after re-acquiring OF/3B prospect Francisco Martinez from the Seattle Mariners in exchange for a player to be named later or cash considerations.
Martinez was originally a prospect of the Tigers organization but was included in a six player...
Victor Martinez, Jhonny Peralta and Alex Avila became the Detroit Tigers to hit back-to-back-to-back home runs in a game since Robert Fick, Juan Encarnacion and Shane Halter pulled the trick a dozen seasons ago.
Martinez was first up against Baltimore starter Jason Hammel in the fourth inning Saturday, and he ripped a line shot over the wall in right. Jhonny Peralta then turned on...