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Detroit Tigers trade rumors: sell now, or else…

Detroit Tigers general manager Dave Dombrowski has had a tremendous run of success in the Motor City. Nobody can argue that. He maneuvered his roster in such a way that the Tigers appeared in two World Series’ and are now in the final stages of watching an impressive four year playoff streak come crashing down. Three things are very clear to me just two days before the trade deadline...
Via isportsweb.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Let's Go Shopping: Soon-To-Be Trade Deadline Buyers

With only a few days to go before July 31 and the MLB trading deadline, many teams find themselves at a quagmire with regards to their seasons. For example, a team like the Seattle Mariners finds itself with one of the worst records in the American League while simultaneously only eight games out of the second Wild Card spot with approximately 70 games left to play. Similarly...
Via The Sports Quotient
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers: They’ll sell, but probably not until the last minute

Various conflicting reports have surfaced over the past few weeks regarding what the Detroit Tigers‘ are planning on doing at this year’s July 31 trade deadline. At first, it was widely believed the Tigers would be “buyers” at the deadline to try and give 86-year-old owner Mike Ilitch one last shot at winning a World Series ring. Then on Wednesday July 21, USAToday reported...
Via isportsweb.com
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Detroit Tigers preparing to sell at trade deadline

The Detroit Tigers have a hefty payroll and little to show for it. The Tigers are 9.5 games behind the Kansas City Royals in the Central Division and Detroit’s string of four-consecutive division championships is in serious jeopardy. Still, most analysts agreed the Tigers would keep pushing for a wild-card spot. Not because its the wise thing to do, but owner Mike Ilitch is desperate...
Via OutsidePitchMLB
9 days ago  |  Discuss

By selling now, Tigers could buy into brighter future soon

The Detroit Tigers have operated with a single-minded philosophy since the franchise's boom period began in 2006. Owner Mike Ilitch has authorized payrolls well in excess of Detroit's market size, while president/general manager Dave Dombrowski used the generous budget to acquire stars like Miguel Cabrera, Max Scherzer and David Price. The stated mission has been to win a World Series...
Via Fox Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Belief is Detroit Tigers will be sellers at the trade deadline

(Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images) Reality may soon be setting in for the Detroit Tigers at the trade deadline. According to Bob Nightengale of USA Today, sources inside and outside the Detroit Tigers organization familiar with the teams situation believe they’ll raise the white flag in just about ten days and sell away their highest commodities. The Tigers, barring a veto from...
Via The Majors Detroit
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Burning questions surrounding the Detroit Tigers

The Detroit Tigers return to action tonight after a much-needed rest, thanks to the All-Star break. With the Kansas City Royals winning the first game of its doubleheader today, the Tigers need a victory tonight. With that said, let’s look at this week’s burning questions. Q: The Tigers are 9.5 games out of first place, why won’t they sell? The Tigers won’t sell. Dave Dombrowski...
Via OutsidePitchMLB
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Dombrowski could be on his way out with the Tigers

Could the Dombrowski era soon be coming to an end in Detroit? According to speculation Tigers president and general manager Dave Dombrowski could be on his way out of the Tigers front office come seasons end when his current contract is set to expire. FOX Sports sought comment from the Tigers executive but he (Dombrowski) declined to give any comment on his status with the team...
Via The Majors Detroit
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Tigers should accept reality and become trade deadline sellers

Please indulge me as I begin this post with a qualifier: As someone who’s covered the Detroit Tigers and grew up rooting for them, I understand how this team has operated under Mike Ilitch’s ownership and Dave Dombrowski’s tenure as president and general manager. I realize that most of the following column will be hypothetical. Going into Tuesday’s play, the Tigers are...
Via The Outside Corner
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Pistons Interested In Moving To Downtown Detroit

The Detroit Pistons will explore moving from the suburbs of Auburn Hills into downtown Detroit. That likely would mean a meeting with Chris Ilitch and Mike Ilitch from Olympia Entertainment, which has launched a $650 million arena and business project. "We will put Arn in charge of helping us analyze how we can talk to the other business leaders," Tom Gores said. "We are going...
Via RealGM
June 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Tigers worth $1.125 billion according to Forbes

According to an article published in Forbes magazine, the Detroit Tigers are worth $1.125 BILLION. For those scoring at home, that’s a 65 percent increase over last year’s estimate of $680 million.  The valuation puts the Tigers as the 13th most valuable franchise among the 30 Major League Baseball teams. The Tigers are one of 15 teams valued at $1 billion or more.  There...
Via It's Always Sunny in Detroit
March 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Gave: NHL needs 'Holland Rule' to limit shootouts

When the governors representing the 30 NHL teams gathered in New York on July 22, 2005, they voted 28-2 in favor of introducing the penalty-shot shootout in order to end every game with a winner. The two votes against: Chicago's Bill Wirtz and Detroit's Mike Ilitch. And ever since Red Wings General Manger Ken Holland has been working to fix that horrendous mistake. He might be getting...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
December 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Big Praise For Rocky Wirtz

  VIRAL – What a difference seven years makes. After several seasons of bad hockey, and a team that had pushed tons of fans to their breaking point, the Chicago Blackhawks were considered one of the worse run franchises in all of sports. Then came the passing of Bill Wirtz, Blackhawks owner and team president, and the passing of the team to Bill’s son, Rocky. Fast forward seven...
Via Sports Mockery
December 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Joe Louis arena power outage halts Red Wings-Canucks game (VIDEO)

YouTube A mere 29 seconds into Sunday’s Canucks-Red Wings game, the lights went out inside Joe Louis Arena.  It halted the game for a solid 35 minutes before buildings operations people could get them back on.  Chalk it up to another reason why the new Red Wings arena will be a breath of fresh air.  The old building ain’t what it used to be. There was no bad weather in Detroit...
Via It's Always Sunny in Detroit
November 30, 2014  |  Discuss

The Red Wings re-sign GM Ken Holland to a 4-year contract extension

The Red Wings announced Thursday that the team re-signed general manager Ken Holland to a four-year contract extension meaning one of the most successful front office executives in all of sports will remain with Detroit through the 2017-18 season. Here’s a statement released by Red Wings owner Mike Ilitch: “Ken is regarded as one of the premier executives in the National Hockey...
Via The Majors Detroit
August 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Tigers-Yankees telecast scores big rating on FSD

Tuesday night's Tigers-Yankees game on FOX Sports Detroit was the highest-rated non-simulcast and second highest-rated telecast this season. Only Opening Day, a simulcast with FOX 2, had higher viewership. FOX Sports Detroit's telecast generated an 11.7 household rating (218,000 households) in the Detroit DMA on Tuesday, according to Nielsen. The telecast peaked from 9:15-9:30 p...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
August 06, 2014  |  Discuss

MLB trade deadline results in spectacular arms race

Both the Oakland A’s and the Detroit Tigers went all in and bolstered their pitching staffs as the prepare for the postseason. Of course they aren’t the only two teams to watch in the American League, but suddenly a potential matchup between these two starting rotations has baseball fans salivating. Billy Beane had already added Jeff Samardzija, and now he adds John Lester. This...
Via The Scores Report
August 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Red Wings News: New stadium in the plans

The Detroit Red Wings are getting a new arena and it will be ready in the summer of 2017. The project for the Red Wings new arena has started. It will be on the Northern Edge of downtown Detroit. The rink will take up dozens of blocks. The Ilitch family said in a statement about the location, "it will encompass dozens of blocks along and near Woodward Avenue" Mrmiscellanious-Wikimedia...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
July 22, 2014  |  Discuss

The District Detroit, including new Red Wings arena unveiled

The full press release is below: DETROIT – Olympia Development of Michigan today announced plans for a sweeping transformation of dozens of underutilized blocks between downtown and midtown Detroit into a world-class Sports and Entertainment District. The project will connect existing and new development efforts in downtown and midtown Detroit along Woodward Avenue with five walkable...
Via Detroit4lyfe
July 21, 2014  |  Discuss

PHOTOS: Ilitch organization announce new Red Wings arena plans

Sunday marked a big day for Mike Ilitch and his business and sports conglomerate when the plans for the new Red Wings arena/district were made public. The $650M dollar projected project (which will be financed by roughly 60-percent of public dollars) will sit in the Cass Corridor district of Detroit stretching all the way up to the FOX Town area through Comerica Park onto Brush Street...
Via The Majors Detroit
July 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Red Wings clinch 23rd straight playoffs appearance

It's official…we're headed to the playoffs again!! #23Straight #RedWings — Detroit Red Wings (@DetroitRedWings) April 10, 2014 It is the longest active playoffs streak in sports. The Boston Bruins own the longest playoffs streak in sports history at 29, so the Wings need six more straight appearances to tie it. Since Mike Ilitch bought the Red Wings in 1982, the team has missed...
Via Detroit4lyfe
April 09, 2014  |  Discuss

For love of the game and Detroit

Miguel Cabrera's whopping contract extension with the Detroit Tigers isn't a baseball story. It's a love story -- one that took root several decades ago, when Tigers owner Mike Ilitch was a kid growing up on the streets of Detroit. It was during that time that he developed a love for his city and for baseball. And when you're in love, your "irrational" actions might not make much...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
March 29, 2014  |  Discuss

For love of the game and Detroit

Miguel Cabrera's whopping contract extension with the Detroit Tigers isn't a baseball story. It's a love story -- one that took root several decades ago, when Tigers owner Mike Ilitch was a kid growing up on the streets of Detroit.
Via FOXSports.com
March 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Tigers extend Miguel Cabrera with record-setting contract extension

Someday it will stop snowing, and someday Mike Ilitch will die. But until then, the Detroit Tigers are going to spend money without regard to their (or anyone else’s) reality.  After failing to extend Max Scherzer last week, the AL Central rival Tigers decided to make two-time MVP Miguel Cabrera the highest paid player in the history of baseball, with an eight year extension through...
Via Waiting For Next Year
March 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Tigers' spending power goes from roar to purr

Detroit's failure to extend Max Scherzer shows how owner Mike Ilitch's free-spending ways -- and his cozy relationship with super-agent Scott Boras -- are a thing of the past.
Via FOXSports.com
March 24, 2014  |  Discuss
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