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Detroit Tigers: Solving the Phil Coke problem

The Detroit Tigers biggest weakness they face so far this season is the issues of their bullpen with their biggest problem being what to do about relief pitcher Phil Coke. Last year, Coke finished with an ERA of 5.40 which was a career high for him. This year doesn’t look like it will get any better. Coke has an ERA of 13.50 in four innings pitched in just six games this season...
Via isportsweb.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

How will the Tigers use Phil Coke?

DETROIT -- The Detroit Tigers are sticking with Phil Coke for now. The veteran left-hander gave up three runs in the ninth inning Tuesday night to the Chicago White Sox, who made it close after left-handed slugger Adam Dunn drilled a two-run homer off Coke with two outs. Coke has a 13.50 ERA and batters are hitting .400 off him, but he remains in the bullpen rather than being replaced...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Phil Coke has great quote after giving up home run to Adam Dunn

Detroit Tigers reliever Phil Coke served up a great quote on Tuesday night after serving up a big home run to Adam Dunn in the 9th inning of Detroit’s 8-6 win. Coke came in to close out the game with an 8-4 lead. He struck the first two batters out, then allowed a double, single […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers: what is the CUPCM stat?

Phil Coke entered Tuesday night’s win for the Detroit Tigers in the 9th inning with the simple job of holding the fort down as the team was sitting comfortably on an 8-3 lead. What better time to give the embattled lefty a chance to get some safe outs. Or not. Coke looked masterful in striking the first two hitters (Leury Garcia and Jordan Danks) out on nice sinking fastballs....
Via isportsweb.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Tigers beat White Sox as bullpen barely holds big lead

No offense to Charlie Leesman, probably a pleasant chap, but he’s not Chris Sale. And no offense to Miguel Cabrera of the first 16 games, but he was not the hitter who will probably show up for the next 145 — which is how many games remain after the Tigers’ 8-6 victory over the White Sox Tuesday night. What’s that, you left after seven innings when the Tigers led by six...
Via Pro Sports Daily
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Is there potential bullpen help for Tigers in Toledo?

The Toledo Mud Hens 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, you would be correct.
Via FOXSports.com
15 days ago  |  Discuss

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
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Postgame 5: Tigers at Dodgers

1. Max was not sharp early. Lots of hits. Ks and double plays will fix that. He got into a groove in the middle innings and stayed there until the 7th. 2. Lots of weak outs vs. Haren. His stuff was good. I know we like to blame the Tiger bats, but sometimes you gotta give credit where its due. 3. We rarely see Cabrera with such weak swings and bad at-bats. Something is not right...
Via Tigers Weblog
16 days ago  |  Discuss

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...
Via isportsweb.com
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Pregame 5: Baltimore Orioles at Detroit Tigers

Before this season started, a lot of Tiger followers predicted that this year’s Tigers would win more one-run games than last year (20-26). I don’t think yesterday was what they had in mind. There was a lot to like about yesterday’s game (how about that Donkey!), but almost blowing a 6-run lead conjures up the spectre of the dreaded blowpen. Evan Reed had a 2nd good outing...
Via Tigers Weblog
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Pregame 1: Kansas City Royals at Detroit Tigers

(Read Kevin’s “Realism” first. It’s better, especially when you consider that he wrote it without looking, not even once. I am continually amazed by touch-typists. How do they do it? I’m all hunt and peck.) Here we go! The next “Play Ball!” and the 114th season of Detroit Tigers baseball will commence. The last 29 have gone by without a World Series championship, and...
Via Tigers Weblog
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Early signs positive for Tigers' Phil Coke after season of getting 'clobbered'

Phil Coke has been too important to the Tigers not to be important anymore. So all signs the lefty reliever can be a major contributor this season are welcome -- even if they're just early signs, as they've been so far. Coke threw his first live batting practice on Wednesday. For some established pitchers, the first such session is taken in stride. Throw your pitches,...
Via Pro Sports Daily
February 20, 2014  |  Discuss

The Top 10 Most Useless Milwaukee Brewers Items Currently For Sale

An extraordinary amount of quality Milwaukee Brewers merchandise exists out there for all of a fan’s compulsory collecting needs, but there’s also a lot of contrived crap that frankly, no one needs.  Heavily inspired by this hilarious post by “Phil Coke’s Brain” at Bless You Boys (SB Nation Detroit Tigers) from back in November, I used a bit of my seemingly endless time...
Via Brewers Bar
January 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Tigers Reportedly Listening to Offers for Austin Jackson; Coke Signs

DETROIT, Michigan – One day after the Detroit Tigers pulled the trigger on the biggest trade so far this MLB off-season, reports are surfacing that they may not be far from trading another large part of their lineup. Bob Nightengale from USA Today is reporting that the Tigers are listening to offers for CF Austin Jackson. Jackson, 26, has been the Tigers lead-off hitter for the...
Via Detroit Sports Nation
November 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Tigers agree to non-guaranteed deal with Phil Coke

The Detroit Tigers have agreed to a non-guaranteed, $1.9 million one-year contract with left-handed pitcher Phil Coke. The Tigers announced Thursday they avoided arbitration with Coke by agreeing to terms on a deal. If Coke makes the team and pitches in 60 games, he will earn a $50,000 bonus. He can get $50,000 bonuses for appearing in 65 and 70 games. He was 0-5 with a 5.40 ERA...
Via AP on Fox
November 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers and Phil Coke Agree to One-Year Deal

The Detroit Tigers added Phil Coke to the list of players who will be with the team next season, signing a one-year deal the team announced on Twitter on Thursday. The #Tigers have agreed to terms on a one-year contract with Phil Coke. — Detroit Tigers (@tigers) November 21, 2013 Coke, a player with his own parody Twitter account and widely despised by most Tigers fans, did not...
Via The Detroit Sports Site
November 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Tigers re-sign Phil Coke to one-year deal

One day after making a huge trade, Dave Dombrowski was back to work with a smaller move Thursday morning. The Tigers announced that they have re-signed left-handed reliever Phil Coke to a one-year contract. Coke had been eligible for arbitration. Coke finished 2012 as Detroit's postseason closer, replacing Jose Valverde, and his glove-hurling celebration as the Tigers won the...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
November 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Phil Coke agrees to 1-year contract with Detroit

The Detroit Tigers signed left-handed pitcher Phil Coke to a one-year contract today. Coke had been eligible for arbitration. In 49 games last season, he went 0-5 with a 5.40 ERA and had 30 strikeouts in 38 1/3 innings. He also appeared in six games at Triple-A Toledo and didn’t allow a run over six innings. In four seasons with the Tigers, Coke has compiled a 12-22 record and...
Via Pro Sports Daily
November 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Tigers and Phil Coke avoid arbitration and agree on a one-year deal

Along with making blocker trades (and signings) Dave Dombrowski did what he seemingly does best Thursday signing lefty reliever Phil Coke to a one-year deal avoiding arbitration. The #Tigers have agreed to terms on a one-year contract with Phil Coke. — Detroit Tigers (@tigers) November 21, 2013 The dollars and cents of the deal have yet to be released however many speculated...
Via The Majors Detroit
November 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Tigers' Phil Coke a nontender candidate

Coke has been used as a left-handed reliever the past few years, but has not proven himself to be consistently effective. Detroit Tigers reliever Phil Coke may not be tendered a contract in the offseason as the team could prefer to let him leave in free agency rather than pay him in arbitration, writes Chris Iott of MLive.com. Coke earned $1.85 in arbitration for the 2013 season...
Via Pro Sports Daily
October 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Tigers’ Bruce Rondon attempting to make World Series roster

The Detroit Tigers activated left-handed pitcher Phil Coke before Game 1 of the American League Championship Series, and they are now hoping to activate rookie right-handed reliever Bruce Rondon for the World Series should they defeat the Boston Red Sox in the ALCS. MLB.com’s Jason Beck reports that Rondon has resumed his throwing program in hopes of pitching in the World Series...
Via Sports Injury Alert
October 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Tigers activate Phil Coke for ALCS

The Detroit Tigers made one roster change prior to Game 1 of the American League Championship Series with the Boston Red Sox reports Jason Beck et. al. of MLB.com. They activated left-handed reliever Phil Coke, who sat out the entire ALDS due to a strained flexor tendon in his pitching arm. Coke takes the place of reliever Luke Putkonen, who did not appear in the ALDS. The Tigers...
Via Sports Injury Alert
October 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Coke in, Putkonen out for Tigers

Detroit left-hander Phil Coke has been added to the roster for the AL championship series after missing the division series with elbow problems. Coke gives the Tigers another option out of the bullpen, although he struggled this year, going 0-5 with a 5.40 ERA. Right-hander Luke Putkonen was left off the ALCS roster to make room for Coke. Right-hander Bruce Rondon, who also missed...
Via AP on Fox
October 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Tigers add a Coke ... and a smile?

The Detroit Tigers have made a bullpen adjustment on Friday that's sure to become a talking point on radio call-in shows across the state of Michigan. Tigers left-hander Phil Coke, who hasn't pitched since Sept. 18 because of a forearm problem, has been added to the 25-man roster for the ALCS, which begins Saturday night in Boston. Right-handed reliever Luke Putkonen,...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
October 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Tigers add a Coke ... and a smile?

The Detroit Tigers have made a bullpen adjustment on Friday that's sure to become a talking point on radio call-in shows across the state of Michigan. Tigers left-hander Phil Coke, who hasn't pitched since Sept. 18 because of a forearm problem, has been added to the 25-man roster for the ALCS, which begins Saturday night in Boston. Right-handed reliever Luke Putkonen,...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
October 11, 2013  |  Discuss

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