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Detroit Tigers rumors: Jason Grilli edition

I know I may sound like a broken record since I am always talking about the Detroit Tigers signing relief pitchers in the offseason, but that is their biggest need. The Tigers had one of the worst bullpens in the game last season, even with big splash names like Joba Chamberlain and Joe Nathan signed to carry the load. Now while Chamberlain is a free agent, Nathan is not and reports...
November 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers: Dombrowski is playing bullpen roulette

Detroit Tigers GM Dave Dombrowski has been tremendous in his time at the helm of this storied franchise. He’s pulled countless trades to help shape a perennial playoff contender all the while dumping ‘can’t miss’ prospects that have by and large…well, missed. Sometimes the world of sports has a cruel way of preventing teams that seemed to have it all from winning the ultimate...
August 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Joba Chamberlain sticks tongue out at Derek Jeter, then plunks him (video)

While the two things apparently were completely unrelated, an interesting confluence of incidents occurred during the 10th inning of Tuesday’s tilt between the Detroit Tigers and New York Yankees when former Bronx Bomber Joba Chamberlain had some fun with Derek Jeter when the reliever and the Captain exchanged pleasantries prior to an at-bat. After Jeter […] The post Joba Chamberlain...
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August 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers trade rumors: 4 ideal bullpen targets

The rumor mill is already swirling around the Detroit Tigers and what they may do prior to the July 31st trade deadline. One thing is nearly certain – they will add at least one bullpen piece, maybe two. After all, do you see a 7-man pen that includes Pat McCoy, Blaine Hardy (who I actually really like), Chad Smith (intriguing), Phil Coke and Al Alburquerque powering the Tigers...
July 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Joba Chamberlain gives Danny Worth a pregame massage

via Joba Chamberlain added a new title to his resume, Team Chiropractor, Wednesday when he gave utilityman Danny Worth a massage.  It appears that Chamberlain enjoyed it (A LOT) more than Worth did.  What is the adage, “if you love your job, you will never work a day in your life”? Chamberlain isn’t working.  His 4.02 ERA and 1.40 WHIP are proof. Your browser does...
Via It's Always Sunny in Detroit
May 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Chamberlain scheduled to pitch Friday against Yankees

KISSIMMEE, Fla. -- Joba Chamberlain is going home Friday night, but coming with his new family. Chamberlain, who won a World Series with the New York Yankees in 2009 and spent seven years with them, is scheduled to pitch for the Detroit Tigers when they visit Steinbrenner Field in Tampa. "It will be a little different," Chamberlain said. "Those guys on the Yankees, we played the...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
March 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Joba Chamberlain has an interesting new tattoo

Since joining the Detroit Tigers, Joba Chamberlain looks different.  And, no, I'm not talking about his "look at me...I'm free from the New York Yankees!" beard.  This. What we noticed when we saw this picture of Joba Chamberlain pitching today. #Tigers14 — Freep Sports (@freepsports) February 27, 2014 The reliever, who recently inked a one...
Via Hall of Very Good
February 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Rewriting Some of Joba Chamberlain’s Famed Rules Upon His Signing With the Detroit Tigers

Joba Chamberlain was restrained by rules for his first few years in the major leagues. For him to find success, the Tigers should cut the pitcher loose and let him be himself. (Keith Allison, Flickr) Once upon a time, the New York Yankees attempted to protect their famed fireballing reliever Joba Chamberlain with a set of “Joba Rules” which governed the situations in which their...
Via The Detroit Sports Site
December 16, 2013  |  Discuss

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