TIGERS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Minor league team holding Seinfeld night with Keith Hernandez bobblehead

One of the greatest collisions of baseball and pop culture occurred when Keith Hernandez appeared on Seinfeld in 1992. The former Mets first baseman was a guest-star on a one-hour episode titled “The Boyfriend,” in which Jerry meets Hernandez and the two strike up a friendship (fueled by Seinfeld’s man-crush). To commemorate the 25th anniversary of Seinfeld‘s TV debut, the...
Via The Outside Corner
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Both Tigers and Indians hoping to use upcoming series to get on track

Neither the Tigers nor the Indians are exactly rolling as they prepare to face each other for the first time this season. As the three-game series gets set to open on Tuesday at Comerica Park, the Tribe has dropped five of their last six while the Tigers are 2-4 since opening the season with four straight wins. Even though it is early, Detroit leads the division with the Indians...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
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Postgame 10: Padres 5, Tigers 1

SOUP DU JOUR Coleman April 13, 2014 at 6:48 pm [edit] We need to get Kelly back in the lineup. This Cabrera guy is killing us. Chase Headley was wearing his stone glove again, and that lent a wee bit of excitement to the top of the 9th, but otherwise, if you saw the 4th, you saw the game. Tigers had momentum, Max Scherzer gave it right back. Scherzer had a better day at the...
Via Tigers Weblog
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Pregame 10: Detroit Tigers at San Diego Padres

It’s the first rubber game of 2014, and hopefully it will satisfy our rubber soul, as the Tigers (6-3) make another day trip to San Diego (4-7) and then get their ticket to ride back home for a day off and then the Cleveland Indians. Max Scherzer will face Tyson Wood. The Incredible 2014 Detroit Tigers are on pace for 108 wins, and I’ll have you know that the 7-3 we’re hoping...
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Verlander and Tigers top Padres 6-2

Sometime soon, a baseball will be getting a prominent spot among the trophies on Justin Verlander's mantle. It's the ball he hit up the middle for a single in the second inning Saturday night, the one that will forever shut up his teammates. Verlander had the first two hits of his career and recovered from throwing 31 pitches in the first inning to pitch seven strong innings...
Via Fox Sports San Diego
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Justin Verlander breaks nine-year hitless drought

Justin Verlander's nightmare is over. Almost nine years after his first major-league game, Verlander finally got his first hit Saturday night in San Diego, lining a second-inning single up the middle off Ian Kennedy. Verlander was 0-for-26 before the single, and only 10 players in major-league history had more at-bats without a hit. As with most other things, Verlander is proud...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
3 days ago  |  Discuss

So far, Kinsler good fit for Tigers

Ian Kinsler has accomplished plenty in eight major-league seasons. He made three All-Star teams; hit .311 in 34 postseason games for the Texas Rangers; and twice achieved 30-30 status in homers and steals in one season. The new Detroit Tigers second baseman has plenty to be proud of, so I asked him what about his career gives him the most satisfaction. Kinsler, while sitting on his...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Tigers Great: Nathan’s “Dead Arm” is an Excuse

When Joe Nathan signed a two-year, $20 million to close games for the Detroit Tigers, the team was pretty sure they had found their closer. Unfortunately, the 39-year-old hasn’t lived up to expectations and earlier this week went public with what he thinks the problem is.  Dead arm. Joe Nathan says he has a ‘dead arm” going on right now, and that he’s still “fine-tuning...
Via Hall of Very Good
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers: should Drew Smyly stay in the pen?

First off, it is not panic time for the Detroit Tigers. They are 5-2 atop the AL Central and have three winnable games against the Padres this weekend. The pretty record however, does mask some cause for concern. And to absolutely nobody’s surprise, chief among them is the bullpen. What has been a shocker is closer Joe Nathan’s horrible start to the season. He is 1 for 3 in save...
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4 days ago  |  2 Comments

Tigers closer Joe Nathan blows another save while dealing with ‘dead arm’

When Joe Nathan signed a two-year deal during the offseason, the Tigers and many of their fans thought they were getting stability in the backend of the Tigers otherwise questionable bullpen. After all, despite nearing 40 years old, Nathan had saved 80 games over his previous two seasons with an ERA just over 2.00 and a WHIP under 1.00. Well, Nathan has blown two of his first three...
Via The Outside Corner
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Is there potential bullpen help for Tigers in Toledo?

TOLEDO, Ohio -- If Detroit's bullpen results don't improve, the Tigers will start bringing in others to try to get the job done. Those additions are likely currently pitching for the Toledo Mud Hens, who might be setting some kind of record by having seven left-handed pitchers on their staff. If you're thinking open auditions for Phil Coke's possible replacement,...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Tigers pitcher being investigated for sexual assault

According to the Detroit News, the police are investigating a sexual assault claim against Tigers relief pitcher Evan Reed. The incident between Reed and a female allegedly took place on March 30 at the MotorCity Casino, just one day before the Tigers hosted Opening Day against the Kansas City Royals. Both Reed’s attorney David Gorcyca […]
Via Full Scale Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

World’s hottest Detroit Tigers fan, model Martha Hunt forgot to tie her bikini top

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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...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Drew Smyly’s girlfriend Eryn Blatt wins the day (PICTURES)

Drew Smyly will have the opportunity in 2014 to prove that his left-arm is worthy of excelling in a starting role in the Big Leagues.  At his side, hopefully for Tiger fans on his right arm, will be girlfriend Eryn Blatt. As Smyly transitions back to being a starter after being arguably the Tigers’ most valuable reliever last year, Blatt will transition into being one of the dolls...
Via It's Always Sunny in Detroit
13 days ago  |  Discuss
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