Burning questions surrounding the Detroit Tigers

(Note: Every Saturday, I’ll be writing a ‘burning questions’ piece) After the Detroit Tigers seemed to be moving in the right direction and taking six of eight games, the team once again stumbled. The Tigers are on a three-game losing streak and sit five games out of first place in the American League Central Division. With that said, let’s examine some hot topics. Q: Did...
Via OutsidePitchMLB
June 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Game 2015.67: Tigers at Yankees

After a whole lot of rain in Cincinnati, some of which I wore personally, the Tigers should have a dry evening in New York. Justin Verlander will be pushed back after the rainout last night and get the start. The game will be broadcast on the MLB Network, but don’t think that ESPN won’t be cutting in each time Alex Rodriguez comes up to the plate, since A-Rod now has 2,999 base...
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June 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers to activate Victor Martinez

Multiple media reports (first by James Chipman) have confirmed that the Detroit Tigers will activate DH Victor Martinez in time for the opening game of a three-game series in the Bronx against the New York Yankees. To make room on the 25-man roster, reports have said the team will option outfielder Tyler Collins to a Triple-A Toledo. Confirmed: #Tigers Tyler Collins will be sent...
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June 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Introducing your MLB Daily Fantasy Robopick: Tyler Collins

Over the course of the 2015 fantasy baseball season, I’ve been working with Matthew Boland, a PhD student in Finance, on a daily fantasy sports strategy. With a little bit of economic theory, and a degree of baseball intuition we’ve come up with a formula that helps us put together winning daily fantasy baseball lineups. We’re keeping the full lineups to ourselves, but, will...
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June 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Game 2015:60: Cubs at Tigers

The Tigers continue to roll; 3 and counting. Also 3 and counting for Ian Kinsler multiple hit games. Coincidence? I think not.  I think we can safely say The Slump is over. You wouldn’t necessarily think it in a 6-0 game, but the Rajai Davis catch was a game-changing moment. Baseball is like that. How many times have you seen games where a pitcher throws what should have been...
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June 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Tigers coach Omar Vizquel does Pee-wee Herman dance (Video)

Detroit Tigers first base coach Omar Vizquel broke out the "Pee-wee Herman" dance in the dugout during Saturday night's game against the Chicago White Sox. Outfielder Tyler Collins joined in on the fun with his own silly dance.The Tigers had reason to be in a good mood as they rattled off 18 hits to beat the White Sox 7-1.There's a lot of crazy dugout dancing that MLB players use...
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June 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Tigers try to end slide against White Sox Friday

It's been a decade since the Detroit Tigers last endured an eight-game losing streak. Frustrated yet confident they can avoid falling to those depths again, the visiting Tigers try to end their slide Friday night against the Chicago White Sox (7 p.m. pregame, 8:10 first pitch on FOX Sports Detroit). A loser in seven straight and 13 of 18, third-place Detroit (28-27) may be closer...
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June 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Tigers-White Sox Preview

It's been a decade since the Detroit Tigers last endured an eight-game losing streak. Frustrated yet confident they can avoid falling to those depths again, the visiting Tigers try to end their slide Friday night against the Chicago White Sox. A loser in seven straight and 13 of 18, third-place Detroit (28-27) may be closer to last than first in the AL Central, but the four-time...
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June 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Game 2015.55: Athletics at Tigers

There isn’t much to say about last night’s game: the Tigers, were completely baffled by a legitimate Cy Young caliber pitcher. Games like that will happen. The problem is that when you are on a losing streak it’s harder to take them in stride. Miguel Cabrera does seem to be coming out of his night-game malaise, so there’s that.  Then there’s Ian Kinsler. A lot of good...
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June 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Preston Tucker’s Pinch-hit Home Run Lands Him in Houston Astros Record Book

Houston Astros first baseman Chris Carter (23) retrieves a ground ball he booted in time to throw out Detroit Tigers’ Tyler Collins at first base as Astros’ Jose Altuve (27) backs up the play during the second inning of a baseball game Saturday, May 23, 2015, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Duane Burleson) It took Preston Tucker all of 13 games to put himself in the Houston Astros record...
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May 24, 2015  |  Discuss

The Tigers Leadoff: Collins up as VMart hits the DL in Game 2 with Milwaukee

  Yesterday was miserable for the Detroit Tigers (23-16) as the fell 3-2 to the Milwaukee Brewers (14-25) after wasting tons of opportunities with runners in scoring position. However, one of the biggest culprits of missed opportunities all season long, Designated Hitter Victor Martinez will hit the 15-day disabled list to deal with his lingering knee issues. Martinez will be replaced...
Via The Majors Detroit
May 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Tigers fans make team feel loved at TigerFest

DETROIT -- Detroit Tigers fans know how to make the team feel good. Although the temperatures were fairly mild for this time of year in Detroit -- 35 degrees and not snowing -- the crowds had the Tigers raving. "I was talking about this with a bunch of players: I've been with a number of organizations, and been a part of their fan fests -- including the Detroit Tigers' -- and this...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
January 24, 2015  |  Discuss

TDSS Roundtable: Guessing the Detroit Tigers’ ALDS Rotation

The Detroit Tigers open the ALDS against the Baltimore Orioles on Thursday. How will the starting rotation shape up? And will there be any surprises on the 25-man roster? 1. How should Detroit set its rotation for the ALDS? Max DeMara: The Tigers should start with Max Scherzer, then go to David Price and finally have Justin Verlander. It should be locked in stone, because that...
Via The Detroit Sports Site
September 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Game 2014.155: Tigers at Royals

Yesterday’s 3-2 victory had a bit of everything going, turning points and momentum shifts all over the place, the baseball gods frowning upon first one and then the other team. It was really something. Good thing the Tigers won, or I’d be sickened by it and unable to speak of it. It scher was a maxtastically pitched game (Zer Kommissar was in town) on both sides of the shields...
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September 20, 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, we get the meat...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
September 16, 2014  |  Discuss

McCann, Moya among those likely to join Tigers when rosters expand

TOLEDO, Ohio -- The Detroit Tigers very likely will call up six minor leaguers when rosters are allowed to expand on Sept. 1. Four of them should be current Toledo Mud Hens who have been up with the Tigers in 2013 or 2014: middle infielder Hernan Perez, outfielder Tyler Collins, right-handed reliever Justin Miller and one of two other right-handed relievers, Melvin Mercedes or Evan...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
August 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Tigers call up Miller, demote Collins

DETROIT -- The Detroit Tigers will be going with an extra bullpen pitcher and one less player on the bench for the "short-term" future. Hard-throwing, right-handed reliever Justin Miller, who had been closing for Toledo, was called up from the Mud Hens before Friday night's game with the Los Angeles Angels. Outfielder Tyler Collins, who was batting .143 with 14 at-bats after 12 games...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
April 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Game 2014.13: LAA at Det

Tigers made a move today to replenish a worn out bullpen, by bringing up righty Justin Miller from Toledo and sending down Tyler Collins. Since they have 10 games left on this home stand, and Collins has to stay down for 10 days, Miller should get a nice audition before the Tigers have to think about making another move. 1. Kinsler, 2B 2. Hunter, RF 3. Cabrera, 1B 4. Martinez, DH...
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April 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: Brad Ausmus Wins Two Challenges in Detroit Tigers’ Game vs. Kansas City

Brad Ausmus is off to a pretty good start with MLB’s new replay system. The Detroit Tigers’ rookie manager challenged a pair of calls Wednesday against the Kansas City Royals — both on close plays at first — and successfully won, resulting in the initial decisions being overturned. Ausmus first asked the umpires to review a play in the sixth inning, when Tyler Collins was...
Via The Detroit Sports Site
April 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Tigers notes: Sanchez ready for his Thursday start

DETROIT -- Detroit Tigers right-hander Anibal Sanchez didn't expect to miss his first start of the season after developing shoulder inflammation late in spring training, and he won't. Sanchez is scheduled to start Thursday afternoon's series finale with the Kansas City Royals at Comerica Park. When asked Wednesday morning if he was 100 percent, Sanchez smiled and said, "It's never...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
April 02, 2014  |  Discuss

A first taste of Opening Day at Comerica Park

DETROIT -- Opening Day is an event unmatched in Detroit. For four Tigers, it will be a first -- and unforgettable -- experience. Nick Castellanos, Evan Reed and Luke Putkonen have already made their major-league debuts, but they've never experienced Opening Day with the Tigers. "I remember my first Opening Day, and I remember how excited guys were throughout my career when they made...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
March 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers: Tyler Collins making a big push

The Detroit Tigers have been met with uncertainty this spring due to injuries to expected starters Jose Iglesias and Andy Dirks. While the majority of the focus, and rightfully so, has surrounded what to do at shortstop, one players has been emerging as the potential 5th outfielder. That guy is Tyler Collins. Collins, 23, is a 5’11’’, 215 lb. bruiser with a lot of athleticism...
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March 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: Tyler Collins, Fighting for Opening Day Roster Spot, Hits 2-Run Homer

With Andy Dirks out of the lineup for the next couple of months, the Detroit Tigers find themselves searching for someone to pair with Rajai Davis in a left-field platoon. Could Tyler Collins be the answer? He continued to state his case for a shot with a two-run homer on Tuesday against the New York Mets. Your browser does not support iframes. That is the second home run of the...
Via The Detroit Sports Site
March 18, 2014  |  Discuss
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