Moya will continue to be aggressive in OF

Steven Moya is never going to be a graceful defender in the outfield. His 6-foot-7, 260-pound frame isn't going to allow him to make some highlight plays. The Tigers don't want that to stop him from trying.
Via Tigers.com
20 hours ago

Norris knows he needs to fine-tune delivery

Daniel Norris might always be best known in these parts for the Spring Training he lived in his van. He wants to be known in Detroit as a key cog in the Tigers' rotation, a role he took on down the stretch last year.
Via Tigers.com
21 hours ago

Tigers won't rush Jimenez to Majors

Joe Jimenez showed his capability of shutting down a rally Monday, striking out three consecutive batters after the Braves put three runners on against him to begin the ninth inning. It was a glimpse of what Tigers fans hope to see soon at the back end of Detroit's bullpen.
Via Tigers.com
1 day ago

2017 BYB Tigers Prospect #23: OF Jacob Robson is an old-school center fielder

Nicknamed “The Maple Hammer,” the Windsor native is a prototypical leadoff hitter in the making. Allow me to introduce you to my favorite Detroit Tigers prospect. Outfielder Jacob Robson isn’t the best prospect in the organization. He isn’t the biggest or the fastest — TigsTown does consider him one of the fastest in the system, though — and he won’t wow you with his...
Via Bless You Boys
1 day ago

How important is Spring Training for the Detroit Tigers?

Like I’ve said in a previous article, spring training is officially upon us with games beginning. The equivalent of this in every other sport is either exhibition or pre-season. Some might say it lacks importance, others think it’s crucial, so just how important is spring training for the Detroit Tigers? I think that spring training for the Tigers this year is very important...
Via isportsweb.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

2017 Tigers player preview: Was Ian Kinsler’s home run spike a fluke?

Kinsler is coming off of an incredible offensive performance in 2016, but replicating these numbers is not so simple. Thirty-four-year-old players are not supposed to experience significant revivals, but apparently Ian Kinsler missed that message. In three seasons with the Detroit Tigers, the second baseman has accumulated 15.2 fWAR — second in the majors at his position — but...
Via Bless You Boys
2 days ago

Detroit Tigers: Three players to watch in Spring Training

Baseball is finally back as the Detroit Tigers have begun Spring Training down in Lakeland, Florida. The Tigers have a lot of decisions to make when it comes to their lineup, rotation and bullpen, but Dixon Machado is an intriguing player to watch in Spring Training. He has no options left and if he doesn’t make the team out of spring ball, he will be sent to waivers where he most...
Via isportsweb.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

How many Runs Will The Tigers Allow In 2017?

The Tigers are hoping for a come back season in 2016 from right-handed starter Jordan Zimmermann. (Photo credit: Detroit Free Press)  Now that I have projected the Tigers runs scored total for 2017, the next step is to estimate how many runs they will give up.  While I have been quite accurate in my runs scored projections the last few years, I have not been so successful in forecasting runs
Via Tiger Tales
3 days ago

Justin Verlander prefers NL rules

The designated hitter has been around for more than 40 years. Still, it remains one of the more hotly debated topics in baseball. Responding to a question from Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Chris Archer about what rules people would like to see changed, Detroit Tigers ace Justin Verlander offered his two cents.  Verlander made two points here. One is hard to argue with. The other can be...
Via Sportsnaut
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Kate Upton reveals gameday sex routine with Justin Verlander

Tigers veteran Justin Verlander is a creature of habit and has always stuck to a routine on days he pitches. On the other hand, his fiance, Kate Upton, is 24 years old and has needs. Something has to give. Upton appeared on Bravo’s Watch What Happens Live on Wednesday night, and took a question from a viewer that many in her situation wouldn’t have elected to answer. Upton, however...
Via The Sports Daily
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Kate Upton reveals Justin Verlander’s gameday lovemaking rules

Kate Upton is making the media rounds after recently becoming a covergirl yet again for the annual Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue. To no surprise, her long-term relationship with Detroit Tigers pitcher Justin Verlander has been brought up on a few occasions.But what may be surprising is just how revealing Upton was during a recent interview about her longtime beau.During an appearance...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Center field up for grabs in Detroit

LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) -- Open competition for a starting position has become a rarity in spring training. Yet that is what the Detroit Tigers have in center field as they prepare for this weekend's start of the exhibition season. "The guys involved know it's open, and it's a performance-based game," manager Brad Ausmus said. "I don't love judging people in spring training, but in this...
Via Associated Press
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Tigers' center field position is up for grabs

LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) Open competition for a starting position has become a rarity in spring training. Yet that is what the Detroit Tigers have in center field as they prepare for this weekend's start of the exhibition season. ''The guys involved know it's open, and it's a performance-based game,'' manager Brad Ausmus said. ''I don't love judging people in spring training, but in...
Via Associated Press
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Kinsler where he wants to be, still with Tigers

LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) -- When the Detroit Tigers indicated they were willing to listen to offers for their top players, Ian Kinsler became a prime candidate to be traded. The second baseman tried his best to keep an even keel amid the offseason speculation. "This is the club I want to be on. They're all rumors," Kinsler said Saturday. "Nothing happened, offseason went smooth, got myself...
Via Associated Press
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Bryce Harper uses barbed wire bat as nod to TV show

Bryce Harper had a new weapon with him at spring training on Sunday, and its name is Lucille.Harper was seen at Washington Nationals camp carrying a bat that is wrapped in barbed wire: Those who watch “The Walking Dead” will immediately notice that the bat is the same one used by the villain Negan in the show. Harper received it a few days ago from the show and apparently likes...
Via Larry Brown Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Tigers Owner Paid Rosa Parks’ Rent for Years

It’s commonplace that after someone dies, we learn some of their biggest secrets. Occasionally, they are good things that no one knew existed, but, mostly, they’re skeletons the deceased might have wished had been left in the closet. Fortunately, this one definitely falls into the “good” category. After Mike Ilitch died, many eulogized him (and rightfully so) as the owner...
Via Hall of Very Good
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Is It Time to Worry About Ian Kinsler?

The 2016 season was a great one, statistically, for Ian Kinsler. By WAR, wRC+ and wOBA, it was (at least) one of the best three seasons of his career — a career that should garner a modicum of Hall of Fame debate when he retires. But in looking at his Steamer projection for this season, I started to wonder — is this the season we should start to worry about Ian Kinsler? What...
Via Fangraphs
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Ex-Tigers manager Jim Leyland ‘crushed’ by Ilitich’s death

The words of former Detroit Tigers manager Jim Leyland show just how many Detroit sports fans feel about the death of Mike Ilitch.Ilitch, the Little Caesars Pizza co-founder and owner of the Red Wings and Tigers, died on Friday at the age of 87. The Wings were a power under his watch, winning four Stanley Cups, while his spending helped turn the Tigers into a contender from a laughingstock...
Via Larry Brown Sports
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Tigers, Red Wings owner Mike Ilitch dies at 87

Mike Ilitch, the owner of both the Detroit Red Wings and Detroit Tigers, passed away Friday at the age of 87.Ilitch’s passing was confirmed in a statement by his family. owned the Red Wings since 1982 and the Tigers since 1992, and was well-respected by players and fans alike. He was also the founder of Little Caesars Pizza.He was well-known among fanbases for his willingness to...
Via Larry Brown Sports
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Projecting the Detroit Tigers starting rotation for 2017

2016 was a good season for the Detroit Tigers rotation, if your name was Justin Verlander or Michael Fulmer that is. Verlander had his best season in years posting a 16-9 record with a 3.04 ERA and a WHIP of 1.001. He also led the American League in strikeouts with 254. He came in second in the AL Cy Young voting. Fulmer had a great freshman season in the big leagues posting an 11...
Via isportsweb.com
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Where the Tigers Have Been Just an Absolute Mess

Earlier today, ESPN published the latest Sam Miller article. The article was in part about the nature of modern-day statistical records, but it was also in large part about Victor Martinez. Specifically, it was in large part about how Victor Martinez has been a dreadful baserunner. Excellent hitter! Dreadful baserunner. Pick your metric, and it’ll agree. Martinez has supplied his...
Via Fangraphs
28 days ago  |  Discuss

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