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Can the 2016 Detroit Tigers starting rotation be elite?

Last April the Detroit Tigers rolled into the regular season with a starting rotation of David Price, Anibal Sanchez, Shane Greene, Alfredo Simon and Kyle Lobstein. My how times have changed. The only holdover from that group is Sanchez, the same pitcher who gave up 29 homers in 2015, by far the most of his career, while also posting his worst full-season ERA (4.99) since turning...
Via isportsweb.com
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Tigers finalize deal with Pelfrey, sign Saltalamacchia

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Free-agent pitcher Mike Pelfrey has finalized a $16 million, two-year contract with the Detroit Tigers, who also added catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia for the major league minimum of $507,500.The 31-year-old Pelfrey joins a Detroit rotation bolstered by the signing of fellow right-hander Jordan Zimmermann less than a week ago. Pelfrey spent the last three seasons...
Via AP on Fox
December 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Tigers, right-hander Pelfrey finalize $16M, two-year deal

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Free-agent pitcher Mike Pelfrey has finalized a $16 million, two-year contract with the Detroit Tigers, who also added catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia for the major league minimum of $507,500.The 31-year-old Pelfrey joins a Detroit rotation bolstered by the signing of fellow right-hander Jordan Zimmermann less than a week ago. Pelfrey spent the last three seasons...
Via AP on Fox
December 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Tigers finalize $16M, 2-year deal with Pelfrey

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Free-agent pitcher Mike Pelfrey has finalized a $16 million, two-year contract with the Detroit Tigers, who also added catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia for the major league minimum of $507,500. The 31-year-old Pelfrey joins a Detroit rotation bolstered by the signing of fellow right-hander Jordan Zimmermann less than a week ago. Pelfrey spent the last three...
Via AP on Fox
December 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers rumors: Alex Gordon edition

The Detroit Tigers have already taken several steps this offseason to fill the holes in their roster if they expect to compete. Starting pitchers Jordan Zimmermann and Mike Pelfrey and closer Francisco Rodriguez were signed to aid the pitching staff, but there are still issues in the every day lineup that need to be address, mainly in the middle of the order and in left field. There...
Via isportsweb.com
December 06, 2015  |  Discuss

AP Source: Tigers agree to $16M, 2-year deal with Pelfrey

DETROIT (AP) Free-agent right-hander Mike Pelfrey has reached a $16 million, two-year agreement with the Detroit Tigers, according to a person with knowledge of the deal. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Friday because the deal, which was still subject to a successful physical, had not been announced. The 31-year-old Pelfrey would join a Detroit rotation bolstered by...
Via AP on Fox
December 04, 2015  |  Discuss

AP Source: Tigers agree to 2-year, 16M deal with Pelfrey

DETROIT (AP) A person with knowledge of the deal says the Detroit Tigers have reached a $16 million, two-year agreement with free-agent right-hander Mike Pelfrey. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Friday because the deal, which is subject to a successful physical, had not been announced. Pelfrey would join a Detroit rotation bolstered by the signing of right-hander Jordan...
Via AP on Fox
December 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Mike Pelfrey Gets Two Years from the Tigers

The Tigers just signed Mike Pelfrey to a two-year deal worth $16 million. The big right-hander has a good fastball, a penchant for licking his fingers, and a split-finger that’s decent for grounders, but he still shows up on the bottom of an important leaderboard. Despite that, he’s been an average major league player four times in his career, and he’s projected to be worth...
Via Fangraphs
December 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Tigers sign Mike Pelfrey

The Detroit Tigers have signed starting pitcher Mike Pelfrey to two year, $16 million dollar deal according to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports and Joel Sherman of the New York Post. Pelfrey is entering his age-32 season and the 6’7” right hander is coming off of his best season since 2010. Pelfrey figures to be […]
Via Baseball Essential
December 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Detroit Tigers nearing deal with free-agent starter Mike Pelfrey

The Detroit Tigers are close to rounding out their starting rotation, as the team is reportedly nearing a deal with free-agent right-hander Mike Pelfrey.The two sides are believed to be discussing a one-year deal worth roughly $8 million, according to MLive.The 31-year-old owns a career 4.52 ERA in 217 games, all but four of them starts. He spent the past three seasons with the Twins...
Via Fox Sports
December 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Tigers to sign free agent pitcher Mike Pelfrey

Minnesota Twins starting pitcher Mike Pelfrey delivers to the Texas Rangers in the first inning of a baseball game on Saturday, Aug. 31, 2013, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez) It looks like the Tigers’ pitching rotation is set. According to  MLive.com’s James Schmehl, the Tigers are expected to sign free agent pitcher Mike Pelfrey to a one-year deal worth $8 million...
Via The Majors Detroit
December 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Twins' Brian Dozier, Mike Pelfrey in rare statistical company

Whoever earns the second wild-card spot in the American League likely will not reach 90 wins. Of course, it isn't the amount of victories you have but what you do when you get to the postseason. The 1987 Twins proved that, of course. If the 2015 Twins, who 78-74 (.513) through Thursday, make the playoffs, they'd probably join that '87 squad on a list of worst records to make the...
Via Fox Sports North
September 25, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Pujols asked for baseball after ending hitless streak

    Albert Pujols is a surefire Hall of Famer when his playing days are over, having piled up numerous accolades and accomplishments along the way. However, on Saturday, he requested a baseball as a memento for a dubious distinction. Heading into the fourth inning the Angels’ game against the Twins, Pujols had gone hitless in 25 consecutive at-bats, the longest such streak...
Via Larry Brown Sports
September 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Angels-Twins rained out, will play doubleheader Saturday

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Friday night's game between the Los Angeles Angels and Minnesota Twins has been postponed because of rain. The teams will make it up in a split doubleheader on Saturday. The clubs will play the opener at 12:10 p.m., then start the second game at 6:10 p.m. The Twins entered Friday 1 1/2 games back of Houston in the AL wild-card race, with the Angels trailing them...
Via AP on Fox
September 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Twins game vs. Angels rained out, will play doubleheader Saturday

MINNEAPOLIS -- Friday night's game between the Los Angeles Angels and Minnesota Twins has been postponed because of rain. The teams will make it up in a split doubleheader on Saturday. The clubs will play the opener at 12:10 p.m., then start the second game at 6:10 p.m. The Twins entered Friday 1 1/2 games back of Houston in the AL wild-card race, with the Angels trailing them by...
Via Fox Sports North
September 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Mike Pelfrey set for solid payday after career revival

The Minnesota Twins demoted Mike Pelfrey to the bullpen towards the end of spring training and it did not sit well with the veteran. Pelfrey spent days complaining that his battle for the fifth starter job with Tommy Milone was never a real competition, stating a belief that it had already been decided upon when the team first arrived in Florida to start preparing for the 2015 season...
Via Baseball Essential
September 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Minnesota Twins: time to accept their fate

The 2015 Minnesota Twins have finally descended into the team we all thought they were going to be this year, losers. They just ended a seven game road trip with a 1-6 record, and their record has fallen to below .500 for the first time since early May, as it currently stands at 55-56. Just a week ago, they were in position to win a wild card spot, but after getting swept by the...
Via isportsweb.com
August 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Mike Pelfrey copies Brian Dozier's every move during pregame warmups (Video)

Minnesota Twins pitcher Mike Pelfrey copied teammate Brian Dozier's every move during warmups prior to Wednesday night's game against Toronto.Not only did Pelfrey follow Dozier as he jogged around the field and mimic his stretching routine, but he also went so far as to wear a larger version of Dozier's jersey. You could say that Pelfrey fully committed to the role as Dozier's ...
Via Holdout Sports
August 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Twins fall in extras after eight scoreless innings from Pelfrey

MINNEAPOLIS -- Logan Morrison's RBI double in the 11th inning broke the tie and Austin Jackson added a two-run double as the Seattle Mariners outlasted the Minnesota Twins 4-1 on Sunday. Rookie Ketel Marte had three hits and a walk in his third major league game for Seattle, which split the four-game series and won for the second time in seven games. Reliever Kevin Jepsen (2-6) lost...
Via AP on Fox
August 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Series Preview: Angels vs. Twins vs. Annoyed

I’m already annoyed at this series. I’m annoyed that the Twins are good and I honestly have no idea how they are good. No team that has prominently featured Mike Pelfrey, Tommy Milone and Ricky Nolasco in their rotaiton should be any good. I’m annoyed that Torii Hunter is on the Twins, which is going to lead to a whole new round of Angels fans on Twitter bemoaning the Halos...
Via Monkey with a Halo
July 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Best pitching duels of the day: July 7

by Brandon Warne There isn’t a ton of top-end action on this baseball Tuesday, but there’s more than enough ace potential to keep you engaged. Check ’em out: Johnny Cueto (CIN) vs. Max Scherzer (WAS) 7:05 p.m. ET Here’s a matchup of the guy on the cusp of being paid facing off against the guy who is freshly paid. Cueto, who is consistently one of the toughest pitchers...
Via The Sports Post
July 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Twins' pitching woes return in loss to Reds

Using relievers becomes tricky enough in interleague play when the potential need for a pinch hitter arises. A short outing by the starting pitcher doesn't make things any easier. For the second time in four games, the Minnesota Twins' bullpen was forced into action plenty early in a National League park. Twins starter Mike Pelfrey lasted two-plus innings Monday -- his shortest start...
Via Fox Sports North
June 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Split the difference: Mike Pelfrey's revival due to revamped splitter grip

There have been a few surprises on this year's Minnesota Twins team. Right-hander Mike Pelfrey has been among the biggest. One pitch is largely responsible for Pelfrey's revival, too. It was during spring training this year when Pelfrey -- who missed most of last season with an injury -- talked with new bullpen coach Eddie Guardado about a particular pitch. Pelfrey knew that Guardado...
Via Fox Sports North
June 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Watch Mike Pelfrey ward off sunflower seeds during dugout interview with stylish hat

Mike Pelfrey is a cagey veteran when it comes to dugout interviews. He showed us this much during Friday's Twins-Cubs game, when his teammates attempted to foil his in-game interview with the 'ole sunflower seed prank. But Pelfrey, however, came prepared. As the seeds began to fall, the right-hander politely stopped the interview and pulled out of his pocket a beekeeper hat, which...
Via Fox Sports
June 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Preview: Twins at Rangers

The Minnesota Twins' lone win in the last seven games came with Mike Pelfrey on the mound. Mired in their longest skid of the season, the Twins will look to him for yet another strong performance Saturday against the Texas Rangers. Minnesota (33-27) had won nine of 12 to move to the top of the AL Central before a 1-6 stretch dropped it two games behind Kansas City. The Twins opened...
Via AP on Fox
June 13, 2015  |  Discuss
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