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Mets Want To Acquire A Lefty Reliever Sooner Rather Than Later

The Mets expect to sign or trade for a left-handed reliever by the end of the Winter Meetings, a team source told Mike Puma of the New York Post. With Josh Edgin already assured of a bullpen role, the Mets are looking for a second lefty to pair with him next season. Reportedly, they are targeting a low cost reliever on a one-year deal and Puma named Phil Coke, Joe Beimel and Craig...
Via Mets Merized Online
6 days ago  |  Discuss

2014 free agent primer: relief pitchers

We end the free agent primer series with a look at possibly the most overpaid market in baseball today – relief pitchers. A top-tier reliever can make more money than a back-end starter, despite 70 innings a year being considered “a heavy workload”. This winter will be no exception, as there are some relievers out there that seem like they’re going to be getting a lot of...
Via Bloguin Best
14 days ago  |  Discuss

2014 free agent primer: relief pitchers

We end the free agent primer series with a look at possibly the most overpaid market in baseball today – relief pitchers. A top-tier reliever can make more money than a back-end starter, despite 70 innings a year being considered “a heavy workload”. This winter will be no exception, as there are some relievers out there that seem like they’re going to be getting a lot of...
Via The Outside Corner
14 days ago  |  Discuss

The best bullpens in the postseason

Bullpens are a critical aspect to winning in the postseason, especially since it’s rare that a starting pitcher will go all nine innings. Most starting pitchers don’t pitch seven innings. Sometimes a starter gets shelled early in the game, or doesn’t quite have enough to go five innings. That’s when the bullpen really shows its true value. Here are the bullpens of the postseason...
Via Reading Between The Seams
September 30, 2014  |  Discuss

The Tigers drop series finale against the Royals but take 2 of 3 on the weekend

The Tigers couldn’t complete the weekend sweep of the Kansas City Royals after today’s 5-2 loss but came out with a big 2-1 series win against their last threat in the AL Central race. Rick Porcello — who normally owns the Royals — labored through 3.1 innings allowing 4 runs on 9 hits while working through jams on more than one occasion. Porcello would eventually be replaced...
Via The Majors Detroit
September 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Game 2014.151: Tigers at Twins

Scherzer went from Marvelous Max to Maddening Max in the span of a few batters last night, and a rare BB BB start by Joba Chamberlain opened the door for those pesky Twins to tie the game, 6-6, in the bottom of the 8th. Phil Coke did okay, but the savior last night was Kyle Ryan, who came in and immediately induced an inning ending double play. Three pitches and two bombs later,...
Via Tigers Weblog
September 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Tigers have lots of hidden talents

DETROIT -- The Tigers have all kinds of athletic abilities, but there are quite a few of them that have some unexpected talents. Rookie Kyle Ryan, a native of Auburndale, Fla., has an impressive one. "I hunt anything from squirrels to gators," Ryan said. "We obviously kill it, take it to the processor and they skin it for us. We do a neutral trade. They get the hide...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
September 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Game 2014.148: Indians at Tigers

Ah, back in first again, it feels nice. Kyle Lobstein will try to keep it that way. So far the Tigers have won all 3 of The Lobster’s starts, although Lobstein only got 1 W out of the deal (the other 2 were poached by Phil Coke after the bullpen blew the lead). Lobstein has been more than one could ask for for a fill-in starter, with a 2.78 ERA and a 1.191 WHIP. (Speaking of which...
Via Tigers Weblog
September 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Tigers score 7 in 11th to beat Indians 11-4

CLEVELAND (AP) Eugenio Suarez's two-run single and Victor Martinez's three-run homer highlighted a seven-run 11th inning that lifted the Detroit Tigers to an 11-4 win over the Cleveland Indians on Thursday night. Detroit scored four runs in the first and then was shut down for the next nine innings. The Tigers sent 10 men to the plate in the first and 11 batted in the final...
Via AP on Fox
September 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Tigers score 7 in 11th to beat Indians 11-4

CLEVELAND (AP) -- Eugenio Suarez's two-run single and Victor Martinez's three-run homer highlighted a seven-run 11th inning that lifted the Detroit Tigers to an 11-4 win over the Cleveland Indians on Thursday night. Detroit scored four runs in the first and then was shut down for the next nine innings. The Tigers sent 10 men to the plate in the first and 11 batted in the...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
September 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Watch: Alex Avila's walk-off RBI single

Your browser does not support iframes. The Detroit Tigers moved into a tie with the Seattle Mariners for the second American League wild card spot following Alex Avila’s RBI single with two out in the the bottom of the ninth to beat the New York Yankees 3-2 on Thursday. Rookie Kyle Lobstein made his first major league start, allowing one earned run in six innings. He retired the...
Via Sports-Glory
August 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Tigers tied with Mariners for 2nd AL Wild Card spot

Your browser does not support iframes. The Detroit Tigers moved into a tie with the Seattle Mariners for the second American League wild card spot following Alex Avila’s RBI single with two out in the the bottom of the ninth to beat the New York Yankees 3-2 on Thursday. Rookie Kyle Lobstein made his first major league start, allowing one earned run in six innings. He retired the...
Via Sports-Glory
August 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Phil Coke Gets An Out And The Win

Another nice game by Kuroda wasted. Shawn Kelley coughs up the winning hit in the bottom of the ninth. Joba "Man Mountain" Chamberlain pitched 1.1 for the hold.McCann almost hit a three-run homer that would have brought on Robertson, but it curved foul. Sterling says, "These people who think they can predict baseball...who would have said that would go three feet...
Via IT IS HIGH, IT IS FAR, IT IS caught
August 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Tigers honor Derek Jeter with ceremony prior to Wednesday's game

DETROIT -- Tiger Stadium is long gone, but part of it will live forever in Derek Jeter's home. As part of the ceremonies honoring the retiring Yankees legend Wednesday night, Tigers legends Al Kaline and Willie Horton presented Jeter with a pair of seats from the corner of Michigan and Trumbull.  Former Yankees Joba Chamberlain and Phil Coke presented Jeter with a $5,000 check...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
August 27, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Amazing brother duo throw out first pitch for good cause

If you’re old enough, you remember the song “He ain’t heavy, he’s my brother”  (sung by the Hollies as well as Neil Diamond, written by Bobby Scott and Bob Russell).  Hunter Gandee of Detroit lived the song, as he literally carried his brother Braden for 40 miles this summer from their home to the campus of the University of Michigan to raise awareness for cerebral palsy...
Via Reading Between The Seams
August 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Game 2014.108: Rockies at Tigers

The Tigers roared load and often last night, scoring in every inning but the 9th, which hasn’t happened since 1912. For a while it looked like they might get a chance to bat in the 9th also, as lefty du jour Pat McCoy made an inauspicious debut, giving up three runs without recording an out, but Phil Coke bailed him out. Starter Rick Porcello was a different story though, as he...
Via Tigers Weblog
August 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Joakim Soria and the Value of a Postseason Relief Ace

The Tigers, as they seemingly always do, have a bullpen problem. They rank 26th in the majors in bullpen ERA (4.37) and 25th in FIP (3.92), as Joe Nathan has been a disaster in the ninth inning, and Al Albuquerque, Phil Coke, and Ian Krol haven’t been very good at protecting leads before Nathan takes […]
Via Fangraphs
July 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Gwynn's death makes Tigers, MLB reassess use of smokeless tobacco

When I heard about Tony Gwynn's death last month, I thought about a story I had seen on 60 Minutes many years ago. It was about an 18-year-old high school track star named Sean Marsee who had used smokeless tobacco since he was 12. Marsee found a small sore in his mouth, which turned out to be cancer.  Doctors had to remove half of Marsee's tongue. Marsee also underwent...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
July 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Gwynn's death makes Tigers, MLB reassess use of smokeless tobacco

When I heard about Tony Gwynn's death last month, I thought about a story I had seen on 60 Minutes many years ago. It was about an 18-year-old high school track star named Sean Marsee who had used smokeless tobacco since he was 12. Marsee found a small sore in his mouth, which turned out to be cancer.  Doctors had to remove half of Marsee's tongue. Marsee also underwent...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
July 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Tigers discuss which players in clubhouse would make good managers

If you ask the Detroit Tigers if they see any future managers in their clubhouse, you will get two common answers. First, everyone thinks Alex Avila will be good. Second, while they all have suggestions about which teammates would be great skippers, very few of them want to do the job themselves. The conversation started during a pregame discussion with Brad Ausmus. "I can&...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
July 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Tigers discuss which players in clubhouse would make good managers

If you ask the Detroit Tigers if they see any future managers in their clubhouse, you will get two common answers. First, everyone thinks Alex Avila will be good. Second, while they all have suggestions about which teammates would be great skippers, very few of them want to do the job themselves. The conversation started during a pregame discussion with Brad Ausmus. "I can&...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
July 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers: projecting the 2015 opening day roster

The Detroit Tigers are resting comfortably atop the AL Central standings here at the All-Star break. Their 53-38 record is good enough for the 3rd best winning percentage in the big leagues, trailing only Oakland and the LA Angels. With a 6.5 game lead in the standings, the Tigers will begin working toward their inevitable October playoff date. GM Dave Dombrowski will almost assuredly...
Via isportsweb.com
July 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Tigers Notes: Phil Coke has revived career

DETROIT -- Phil Coke has become a baseball Lazarus. The left-handed reliever's career appeared to be all but dead with the Detroit Tigers after April, when he had a 8.10 ERA. That rose to 9.39 in May, and it was still a gaudy 6.56 after giving up three runs to the Minnesota Twins on June 14. But since then, Coke has been about as good as it gets. In his last seven outings, Coke...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
July 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers trade rumors: Alex Torres edition

Now in case you haven’t noticed or are just tuning in, you probably realize that the Detroit Tigers have issues when it comes to their bullpen. With the trading deadline just over a month away, the Tigers are going to have to make some moves to address these issues in order to take the next step and win a World Series title in 2014. Acquiring former Tampa Bay Rays and now San Diego...
Via isportsweb.com
June 25, 2014  |  1 Comment

Battle with Boston's Ortiz could be turning point for Coke

DETROIT -- It could end up being a turning point for Tigers reliever Phil Coke.  Although the Tigers lost to the Boston Red Sox Sunday night, Coke came into the game in the seventh inning with runners at the corners and David Ortiz at the plate in a 2-2 game. Coke battled Ortiz for seven pitches, finally getting him to fly out to center field on a 97-mile-per-hour fastball, ending...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
June 11, 2014  |  Discuss
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