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PHIL COKE RUMORS & GOSSIP

Detroit Tigers: projecting the 2015 opening day roster

The Detroit Tigers are resting comfortably atop the AL Central standings here at the All-Star break. Their 53-38 record is good enough for the 3rd best winning percentage in the big leagues, trailing only Oakland and the LA Angels. With a 6.5 game lead in the standings, the Tigers will begin working toward their inevitable October playoff date. GM Dave Dombrowski will almost assuredly...
Via isportsweb.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Tigers Notes: Phil Coke has revived career

DETROIT -- Phil Coke has become a baseball Lazarus. The left-handed reliever's career appeared to be all but dead with the Detroit Tigers after April, when he had a 8.10 ERA. That rose to 9.39 in May, and it was still a gaudy 6.56 after giving up three runs to the Minnesota Twins on June 14. But since then, Coke has been about as good as it gets. In his last seven outings, Coke...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers trade rumors: Alex Torres edition

Now in case you haven’t noticed or are just tuning in, you probably realize that the Detroit Tigers have issues when it comes to their bullpen. With the trading deadline just over a month away, the Tigers are going to have to make some moves to address these issues in order to take the next step and win a World Series title in 2014. Acquiring former Tampa Bay Rays and now San Diego...
Via isportsweb.com
26 days ago  |  1 Comment

Battle with Boston's Ortiz could be turning point for Coke

DETROIT -- It could end up being a turning point for Tigers reliever Phil Coke.  Although the Tigers lost to the Boston Red Sox Sunday night, Coke came into the game in the seventh inning with runners at the corners and David Ortiz at the plate in a 2-2 game. Coke battled Ortiz for seven pitches, finally getting him to fly out to center field on a 97-mile-per-hour fastball, ending...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
June 11, 2014  |  Discuss

How will the Tigers use Phil Coke?

DETROIT -- The Detroit Tigers are sticking with Phil Coke for now. The veteran left-hander gave up three runs in the ninth inning Tuesday night to the Chicago White Sox, who made it close after left-handed slugger Adam Dunn drilled a two-run homer off Coke with two outs. Coke has a 13.50 ERA and batters are hitting .400 off him, but he remains in the bullpen rather than being replaced...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
April 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers: Phil Coke’s gotta go

For the Detroit Tigers, in a year of roster transition, it is paramount to have players on the roster that are of a ‘winning’ caliber. This sounds so obvious, yet somehow Phil Coke has masterfully eluded being cut from the Tigers for years. It’s actually somewhat hard to believe that this is Coke’s 5th season with the team. And in those five years he has had exactly one significant...
Via isportsweb.com
April 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Tigers sending Phil Coke to minors was long overdue

Phil Coke was kind of a rock star in Detroit after getting the final out of last year's ALCS versus the Yankees. Spiking his glove after getting Jayson Nix to fly out was one of the signature moments of the 2012 postseason and made Coke even more beloved among Tigers fans than he already was for his sense of humor and candor. (His Miguel Cabrera impersonation will live on forever...
Via The Outside Corner
August 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers trade rumors: targeting righty relievers

The Detroit Tigers have been actively scouting relievers across the major leagues as the July 31st trade deadline looms. Detroit isn’t necessarily in need of a true closer but could certainly use the services of a lock down late-inning arm. The ongoing problems from Phil Coke might even push the Tigers into looking at both a righty and lefty arm to add to the mix. Can you honestly...
Via isportsweb.com
July 12, 2013  |  Discuss
DOBLE MAN

Phil Coke shares great Miguel Cabrera story

Detroit Tigers pitcher Phil Coke told a hysterical story about how he faced slugger Miguel Cabrera a few years ago. Coke and Cabrera are teammates now. But that wasn’t the case in 2008. Back then, Coke was pitching for the Yankees.  Cabrera had just joined the Tigers.
Via Speleb
October 26, 2012  |  Discuss

Phil Coke, the Real MVP of the ALCS

When I walked into the Comerica Park press box this morning, the first person I encountered was longtime Detroit Free Press baseball scribe John Lowe. I asked him who the series MVP has been thus far. His response was, “How about Phil Coke?”Lowe went on to note that Delmon Young had driven in the go-ahead run in all three contests [which he proceeded to do again in Game 4], but...
Via Fangraphs
October 18, 2012  |  Discuss
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