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Simon, Tigers look to bounce back against Pirates Wednesday

The A.J. Burnett retirement tour was looking more like a victory lap until the 38-year-old recently got a few reminders that maybe his 17th and presumed final season in the majors wouldn't be quite so smooth. He still limited the damage in his two latest outings, but he'd prefer not to run into so much trouble Wednesday night at Comerica Park as the Pittsburgh Pirates look for another...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Hot mic catches Verlander’s foul mouth

Justin Verlander wasn’t happy when he lost Andrew McCutchen, which ended his Tuesday night.  Just listen, he’ll tell you.  Fox Sports Detroit’s microphone caught him loud and clear. The hot mic caught Verlander’s F-bomb LOUD and clear. A video posted by Always Sunny (@itsalwayssunnyindetroit) on Jun 30, 2015 at 6:20pm PDT JV finished the night with 6 innings ...
Via It's Always Sunny in Detroit
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Gage: Tigers' off day is convenient buffer between turmoil, tranquility

DETROIT -- Incident? What incident? If you're going to be a good major-league manager -- for that matter, if you're going to be a good manager at any level -- there are certain skills you can't afford not to master. That's what I understand to be true, anyway, never having been a manager. That's what I've even been told is true by more than one individual who mastered those skills...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

It’s time for the Detroit Tigers to remove Anthony Gose from leadoff spot

When the Detroit Tigers traded away Austin Jackson as part of the David Price acquisition, it left the team with a sizable hole in center field. For the second half of the 2014 season, the Tigers used a combination of Rajai Davis and Ezequiel Carrera. The patch work platoon did a solid job, but it was obvious that an upgrade was needed for 2015. Jackson did an excellent job roaming...
Via OutsidePitchMLB
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

‘Miscommunication’ magnifies Detroit Tigers lack of leadership

Forget about the Detroit Tigers’ comeback win. It was a fantastic victory for a club that needed it badly. Strip away Victor Martinez’s three-run triple that tied the score in the eighth inning. Take away James McCann’s walk-off home run to win the game in the ninth inning. If the Tigers don’t defeat the Chicago White Sox. 5-4, then the storyline is much different this...
Via OutsidePitchMLB
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers: trading Cespedes makes sense ( + dollars)

Outfielder Yoenis Cespedes is the Detroit Tigers most valuable trading piece and they should take advantage of it. The fact of the matter is that the Tigers are 39-36 and on the outside looking in of the playoff picture. While it is “only June,” it is also June, so the Tigers have had almost 3 months to distance themselves from the rest of the pack in the AL Central Division...
Via isportsweb.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Tigers Daily-ish: McCann’s Walk-off Covers Up Price Absence

The Detroit Tigers continued their season of mediocrity on Sunday with a sudden flash of brilliance just when things were looking about as morose as possible. A bizarre situation on the mound involving the disappearance of their star pitcher only heightened the tension of a game that was seemingly circling the drain. The Tigers looked stumbling, undisciplined and unfocused…until...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers: Victor Martinez the key to success

Tigers at Orioles 5/14/14 Victor Martinez is one of the Detroit Tigers big bats who bats in the middle of their line up. He is a key player  in the the Tigers’  recent success. Victor Martinez is the designated hitter for the Tigers. He bats behind first baseman, Miguel Cabrera. He is essential to clean up what Cabrera leaves on base or if he is walked there is anther player...
Via isportsweb.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers: What to expect in the absence of Verlander

Tigers at Orioles 10/2/14 ALDS Game 1 The Detroit Tigers were just starting to think they were on the comeback trail. They had finally gotten Justin Verlander and Victor Martinez back from injury. The Tigers have been rolling within that time period. The bats were heating up and there was a real confidence about the team that they could make a run again, because the full team was...
Via isportsweb.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

McCann hits walk off home run to sink White Sox, probably heading to backup role once Avila returns

The Tigers erased a 4-run deficit in the 8th thanks to a Victor Martinez bases clearing double then it was James McCann that put Detroit over the top with a walk-off solo shot to left field giving the Tigers a 5-4 win over the White Sox. It was McCann’s second walk-off home run as the 25-year old rookie catcher has a slash line of .248/.290/.370 with 42 strikeouts and nine walks...
Via The Majors Detroit
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers expect Justin Verlander to start Tuesday

When the Detroit Tigers used Kyle Ryan out of the bullpen last week, it was speculated that Justin Verlander was nearing a return to the starting rotation. Verlander didn’t end up pitching on Saturday. Actually, a rainout prevented anyone from taking the mound against the Chicago White Sox. Regardless though, Verlander wasn’t ready to pitch Saturday. According to manager Brad...
Via OutsidePitchMLB
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Game 2015.75: White Sox at Tigers

It seems to be finished raining all over Detroit, so we resume what is now a three-game series against the White Sox, with what should turn out to be a pitcher’s duel type of affair. If Samardzija vs. Price sounds familiar, it’s because they faced each other in Detroit on April 17th. In that one Samardzija went 8, and gave up only 1 run, while striking out 7 (no walks). Price...
Via Tigers Weblog
3 days ago  |  Discuss

The Tigers to recall RHP Bruce Rondon

The Tigers have announced following today’s 8-2 loss to the Cleveland Indians that they will recall RHP Bruce Rondon from AAA Toledo. Rondon, 24, hasn’t pitched in the majors since the end of the 2013 season. He missed all of 2014 with Tommy John surgery and has been rehabbing from that injury since. He also has dealt with shoulder issues earlier in this season, but has been...
Via The Majors Detroit
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Miguel Cabrera digs cut of young Indians fan’s jib, gives him bat, gloves (vids)

Miguel Cabrera may have converted a young Cleveland Indians fan into a Miggy Maniac after a delightful interaction in which the youngster impressed the Detroit Tigers slugger with a slick catch and then some even slicker smack talk. The fan snagged a foul ball down the first base line off the bat of Jason Kipnis...Read More The post Miguel Cabrera digs cut of young Indians fan...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Verlander to miss scheduled start vs. Tribe

Though Justin Verlander won't make his scheduled start, the Detroit Tigers are having little trouble supporting whomever takes the mound at Progressive Field. They'll look to continue that trend Wednesday and complete a series sweep with their seventh straight road win over the Cleveland Indians. Shortly after Tuesday's 7-3 victory, Detroit (37-34) announced that some back stiffness...
Via AP on Fox
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Miguel Cabrera rewards young trash-talking Indians fan with gloves, bat (Video)

Detroit Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera was given the business by a young trash-talking Cleveland Indians fan who snagged a foul ball with his cap during the fifth inning of Tuesday night's game at Progressive Field.Apparently the kid made a positive impression. Cabrera laughed it up, then at the end of the inning, he handed the kid a bat, glove and a couple of baseballs. The...
Via Holdout Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Minor-league update: Bruce Rondon progressing, infielder Josh Prince released

Tigers right-hander Bruce Rondon is making progress at Triple-A Toledo, and if he continues to improve, he could find himself back in the Detroit bullpen very soon. The reliever is 2-2 with a 7.71 ERA, but he recorded his first save for the Mud Hens on Saturday when he worked a scoreless ninth inning. Rondon, who was activated off the 15-day disabled list and optioned to Triple-A...
Via Fox Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Four external solutions to the Castellanos problem

      We can all admit that the Tigers have a black hole in the batting order at third base. Nick Castellanos has had a horrible sophomore season. His on OPS is the worst in the major leagues among qualifying third baseman and ninth worst among those who have enough at bats to qualify for the batting title. Castellanos’ glove has vastly improved. After checking in with -30...
Via The Majors Detroit
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Tigers' Shane Greene leaves minor-league start early

Detroit Tigers starter Shane Greene left Sunday's outing for the Triple-A Mud Hens after the fourth inning due to a blister on his right finger, according to MLive.com. Greene was tagged for four runs on seven hits and a walk before exiting. He fared much better in his last start, throwing 7 1/3 innings of shutout ball last week. The right-hander was demoted to Triple-A Toledo on...
Via Fox Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Game 2015.69: Tigers at Yankees

Well, here we are, all that early season winning has been squandered and we’re back where the season started, neither winners nor losers. Although that could change today, facing a tough pitcher and a Yankee team that’s as hot as Detroit is cold. After the game Victor Martinez stated the obvious: “If we keep playing like this, we’re going nowhere.” One thing the team definitely...
Via Tigers Weblog
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Man who caught A-Rod's 3,000th hit getting harassed

Zack Hample, who caught Alex Rodriguez's home run and 3,000th hit, chose to keep the baseball and is now hated on social media.
Via Gamedayr
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals' Hosmer: It's crazy he leads Cabrera in All-Star voting

The Kansas City Royals’ domination of the American League All-Star ballot has taken everyone by surprise. Including certain members of the Royals.   As of Monday’s latest update, eight of the team’s players are projected to start in the Midsummer Classic. It’s a classic case of ballot-stuffing, with passionate Royals fans voting over and over again (each fan can vote...
Via NESN.com
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Job Posting: Detroit Tigers Baseball Operations Intern

Position: Detroit Tigers Baseball Operations Intern Location: Detroit Job Summary: The intern will primarily focus on compiling, maintaining and analyzing data to assist the department in its development of various statistical models for use in player evaluation, in addition to performing other baseball-related research projects and activities. Assist in salary arbitration preparation...
Via Fangraphs
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Keith Hernandez makes $3,000 a year in ‘Seinfeld’ royalties

Keith Hernandez transformed from ex-MLB player to pop culture legend when he appeared on popular sitcom “Seinfeld” for a few episodes. The former New York Mets first baseman appeared in two episodes of the show in 1992 as the love interest of Elaine Benes. He also appeared in the show’s finale in 1998. Thanks to...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
15 days ago  |  Discuss
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