TIGERS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Hit hard, Zimmermann tries useful adjustment

The Dodgers had tagged Jordan Zimmermann for six runs and nine hits over four innings. He had drawn 11 swinging strikes, including four strikeouts, but the Dodgers were making contact with an average exit velocity of 94.4 mph, according to Statcast. So as he worked through the Dodgers' lineup for a third time, Zimmermann moved his back foot from the third-base side of the pitching...
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7 hours ago

LIVE Color Feed: Dodgers vs. Tigers

Video highlights, Statcast info, analysis, tweets, key updates, the latest news and more from the Gameday Color Feed.
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13 hours ago

Anibal latest Tigers starter to land on DL

The revolving door of the Tigers' recent starting rotation spun again Friday, when Anibal Sanchez was placed on the 10-day disabled list with a left hamstring injury.
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14 hours ago

Why Steve Phillips' criticism of Ian Kinsler is off base

Detroit Tigers second baseman Ian Kinsler recently suggested that Angel Hernandez may be in the wrong line of work. Former MLB GM Steve Phillips didn’t care for Kinsler’s comments and said so during a long monologue on MLB Network Radio. While he acknowledged that Hernandez is not a good umpire, he was clear that Kinsler and players enjoy a double standard.“An umpire can...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Daniel Norris hit hard in Toledo rehab start

Scores, news and notes from around the Detroit Tigers’ farm system for Wednesday, August 17, 2017. Charlotte Knights 8, Toledo Mud Hens 3 (box) Daniel Norris’ rehab start was ugly. The left-hander surrendered four runs in just two innings of work. It didn’t get much better when the bullpen took over. The only semi-bright spot was Jairo Labourt’s two hitless innings, though...
Via Bless You Boys
1 day ago

Tigers Prospect Anthony Castro on Venezuela

Anthony Castro is emerging as one of the top pitching prospects in the Detroit Tigers organization. Two years removed from Tommy John surgery and armed with plus stuff, the 22-year-old right-hander is 9-4 with a 2.70 ERA in 18 starts for the Low-A West Michigan Whitecaps. Following his last outing, a coach for the opposing team was highly complimentary of Castro’s cutter, which...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Tigers Den Roundtable: What are the positives from the Tigers’ 2017 season?

The 2017 season hasn’t been great, but there are a few silver linings to be found. Watching the 2017 Detroit Tigers has been an exercise in futility. On paper, they have enough talent to match up with nearly any team in the American League. If their veterans could remain healthy and productive, it’s not unreasonable to think that they could have challenged for a playoff spot...
Via Bless You Boys
1 day ago

Tigers’ Warwick Saupold has somehow been good this season

Advanced metrics do not love the Australian reliever, but results are results. The Detroit Tigers did not enter the 2017 season expecting to win the World Series, but their performance to date has been both surprising and disappointing. The amount of talent on the roster figured to at least keep the team in the division hunt, but many key members have under-performed. One area...
Via Bless You Boys
1 day ago

Ian Kinsler blasts Angel Hernandez after ejection: ‘He needs to re-evaluate his career’

Angel Hernandez isn’t exactly the most popular umpire in Major League Baseball, and now we can add Ian Kinsler to his long list of critics.A day after Hernandez ejected him from a 6-2 loss to the Rangers for arguing balls and strikes, the Tigers second baseman put Hernandez on blast and called on him to re-evaluate his career, per The Detroit News’ Chris McCosky. Kinsler is far...
Via Larry Brown Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Tigers manager has no explanation for Castellanos’ blunder

Detroit Tigers third baseman Nick Castellanos committed one of the worst blunders on the bases we’ve seen in a while, and not even his manager could defend him for it.Castellanos was on second base with one out and his Tigers trailing the Minnesota Twins 7-4 in the bottom of the 8th on Friday night. John Hicks drove a ball to deep right field that was hit far enough where Castellanos...
Via Larry Brown Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

The Multiple Paths to a Tigers Rebuild

Michael Fulmer is likely part of the solution in Detroit. (Photo: Keith Allison)  This is Ashley MacLennan’s second piece as part of her August residency at FanGraphs. Ashley is a staff writer for Bless You Boys, the SB Nation blog dedicated to the Detroit Tigers, and runs her own site at 90 Feet From Home. She can also be found on Twitter. She’ll be contributing regularly...
Via Fangraphs
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Brewers reportedly have interest in Ian Kinsler

The Milwaukee Brewers are a team to keep an eye on regarding Ian Kinsler.The Detroit Tigers became sellers at the trade deadline, dealing J.D. Martinez to Arizona and then Justin Wilson and Alex Avila to the Cubs. They would have liked to trade off even more pieces, like Kinsler or Justin Verlander, but nothing materialized. However, don’t close the door on a potential Kinsler...
Via Larry Brown Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

The Players Who Market Themselves

This is Ashley MacLennan’s first piece as part of her August residency at FanGraphs. Ashley is a staff writer for Bless You Boys, the SB Nation blog dedicated to the Detroit Tigers, and runs her own site at 90feetfromhome.com. She also can be found on Twitter. She’ll be contributing regularly here over the next month. Read the work of all our residents here. On any given day...
Via Fangraphs
10 days ago  |  Discuss

The 'Somehow Mike Trout is just 26' quiz

Happy birthday to the best baseball player in the world, who turns 26 today. The fine folks over at The Sports Daily have compiled 10 facts about Mike Trout on his birthday, but what's really left to say about the Angels all-world center fielder that the internet already hasn't? Half a season of Mike Trout is MVP-worthy. As this video points out, 'Mike Trout's only company exists...
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers: Relief from trades

The Detroit Tigers have had a tough season–no sugar coating here–it’s been very hard to watch the team play. There will be nights where I can’t make it past the fifth inning, but recently I’ve noticed some improvement in the Tigers’ game. Could it be because of the trade deadline that has passed? Or is it just a coincidence? Where I stand on this is somewhere in the middle...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Justin Verlander clears waivers, free to be traded

The Detroit Tigers did not move starting pitcher Justin Verlander prior to the July 31 non-waiver deadline, but this doesn’t mean the team can’t trade him in August. Detroit placed Verlander on waivers earlier this week, and it now looks like he’s cleared said waivers. This means that Detroit is free to trade Verlander to any of the other 29 teams around Major League Baseball...
Via Sportsnaut
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Verlander inadvertently shared Yankees' media Wifi password

Minutes before the trade deadline, Detroit Tigers ace Justin Verlander let it be known that he wasn’t going anywhere, posting a selfie from the visiting clubhouse at Yankee Stadium, where the Tigers are playing.Though, in a funny twist, he actually did a little more than just that.It appears as though Verlander did not check his surroundings out that well (or maybe he did), because...
Via Sportsnaut
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Getaway Day: Trade deadline edition – In, out or in-between?

A new week is upon us, and has brought the final torturous moments of the trade deadline along with it. As the Monday, 4:00 P.M. Eastern cut off time for open market trades draws nearer and nearer, the reality check that is the self-evaluation of where the year can really end up for many teams around the game is at a fever pitch.In honor of the constant phone checking, rumor milling...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers trade rumors: Will Justin Verlander be traded?

We are just a day away from the trade deadline and the Detroit Tigers have only made one move, acquiring three infield prospects for J.D. Martinez. If anyone else is to be traded, Justin Wilson and Alex Wilson appear to be the most logical options. However, rumors have been swirling around Justin Verlander. As of now, nothing appears to be happening, but his name is still being shopped...
Via isportsweb.com
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers trade rumors: Justin Wilson edition

After J.D. Martinez was traded to the Arizona Diamondbacks, many Detroit Tigers fans thought the fire sale was starting. Rumors started flying that Justin Wilson, Alex Avila, Ian Kinsler and even Jose Iglesias had suitors, but nothing has happened. When will it start? Well, it may already be over. Al Avila hasn’t shown much of an aggressive attitude when it comes to trading and...
Via isportsweb.com
19 days ago  |  Discuss
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