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Buck Farmer, Kyle Ryan to start spring in bullpen

LAKELAND, Fla. -- The Tigers have maintained for a while that their starting rotation is set but there are jobs open in the bullpen and guys that have been starters might take one or two of those jobs. David Price, Justin Verlander, Anibal Sanchez, Alfredo Simon and Shane Greene are the rotation as it stands now. Tigers manager Brad Ausmus has also said that Joakim Soria and Joe...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Scott Boras: ‘I think every GM in baseball wants Max Scherzer’

            Max Scherzer’s agent Scott Boras said Wednesday that the Detroit Tigers will not get the chance to match any offer the free-agent right-hander might get. “You tell all the teams and everyone involved that he can sign at any time. He’s open to signing at any time,” Boras said, via USA Today Sports. “If we get in...
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December 10, 2014  |  Discuss

The Tigers Aren’t Falling Apart On Their Own

Buck Farmer, despite the name, is a real person who exists. A month ago, he was making his final start for the Single-A West Michigan Whitecaps in Clinton, Iowa, a town that has a smaller population (26,885 in 2010) than 21 of the 30 MLB teams pack into their ballparks on any given night. When […]
Via Fangraphs
August 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Game 2014.127: Tigers at Twins

Well, that may have been the low point of the season. Today, we get to see what the Tigers are made of. We may not want to know the answer to that one, but it will come regardless. The Tigers play two today, sending young Buck Farmer out for the opener to try to slow down Adrian Peterson and the Twins. Detroit returns Robby “Don’t Look At How Fister Did Last Night” Ray and...
Via Tigers Weblog
August 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Game 2014.119: Pirates at Tigers

It was a heartwarming scene as young Buck Farmer, almost fresh from A ball, took the mound last night with friends and family cheering him on. Buck did a reasonable job, keeping the Tigers in the game through 5 innings. After the game Farmer was optioned to Toledo, and RHP Melvin Mercedes was recalled. You’ll remember that Buck was brought up from AA Erie, so the demotion to Toledo...
Via Tigers Weblog
August 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Tigers option Farmer, plan to recall Mercedes

DETROIT -- The Tigers' revolving door in the bullpen is turning once again. After the game, the Tigers optioned starter Buck Farmer down to Triple-A Toledo.  Farmer did not get a decision after allowing four runs on six hits while walking one and striking out four in five innings in his major-league debut. In 20 starts with Single-A West Michigan (18 starts) and Double-A Erie (2...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
August 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Regard: Buck Farmer’s Slider and Probably Changeup

Right-handed Detroit prospect Buck Farmer, making his major-league debut shortly after making his Double-A debut, has just completed his first inning of work. With a view to edutaining the public and also securing internet clicks, the author presents footage below of Farmer’s secondary pitches. First, his slider, to Pittsburgh’s Russell Martin: And second, probably his […]
Via Fangraphs
August 13, 2014  |  Discuss

The ballad of Buck Farmer

The Pirates and Tigers transition from Pittsburgh to Detroit tonight, and the Tigers will be sending 23-year old rookie Buck Farmer out to the mound for his Major League debut. Farmer was a fifth round draft pick (as a senior) by the Tigers in last year’s draft and was slow-rolled by the Tigers through their system until, well, today; he started this year as a 23-year old in the...
August 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Buck Farmer to make major league debut Wednesday

Upon acquiring David Price, the Detroit Tigers found themselves with a stacked five-man rotation that includes the AL's past three Cy Young Award winners, last three ERA champions and the current co-leader in victories. Two weeks later, they're giving the ball to a guy who's made two starts above A-ball. Buck Farmer makes his major league debut trying to help the Tigers avoid a fifth...
Via AP on Fox
August 13, 2014  |  Discuss

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