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Talkin’ Tigers Week in Review: Production Against Bad Teams Remains Critical in Second Half

In three out of four games against the Chicago White Sox, the Detroit Tigers scored 19 runs. During the final two against the suddenly failing Philadelphia Phillies, the team scored 22 runs en-route to a sweep. Last week, I wondered aloud if the Tigers might have problems scoring during the second half. Question answered. The White Sox and Phillies, two of the worst teams in baseball...
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July 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Jose Veras Traded to Detroit Tigers for Prospect Danry Vasquez

The Detroit Tigers acquired Houston Astros closer Jose Veras on Monday, bolstering their bullpen just one day before the MLB trade deadline. The Tigers will send prospect Danry Vasquez and a player to be named later back to the Astros. Veras had 19 saves in 22 chances for the Astros this season, while posting a 2.93 ERA and 1.00 WHIP. The 32-year-old reliever last pitched in the...
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July 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Miguel Cabrera Ejected by Chad Fairchild in The Third Inning of Detroit Tigers game

Update: MLB.com elected to remove the ability to embed the video of Miguel Cabrera’s ejection after previously allowing the option. It can be viewed at MLB.com. With the bases loaded and one out in the bottom of the third inning of the Detroit Tigers’ series finale with the Philadelphia Phillies, Miguel Cabrera took exception to back-to-back strike calls and home plate umpire...
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July 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Jordin Tootoo Reportedly Subject of Trade Talks Between Detroit Red Wings, Nashville Predators

The Detroit Red Wings need to shed some salary and free some cap space before the regular season begins in October. They could find some help with both issues soon, by dealing Jordin Tootoo back to the Nashville Predators. That potential deal may be in the works, according to FoxSportsDetroit’s Art Regner. He reported Saturday that the Wings and Predators, formerly division rivals...
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July 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers Trade Rumors: ‘Heavy Pursuit’ of Luke Gregerson Reportedly Underway

Luke Gregerson of the San Diego Padres is drawing interest from at least three or four teams, including the Detroit Tigers, CBSSports’s Jon Heyman reports. The Tigers, who’ve had bullpen questions most of the year, are known to have Gregerson on their radar, and two or three more teams are said to be in heavy pursuit of the righthander who’s 4-5 with a 2.98 ERA and 1.04 WHIP...
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July 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions Training Camp Toss-up: Ashlee Palmer, Travis Lewis or Tahir Whitehead at OLB?

With training camp underway for the Detroit Lions and the preseason approaching, we’re putting some positional battles under the microscope with a series of Toss-ups … Training Camp Toss-up, No. 1: With Stephen Tulloch and DeAndre Levy set as two of the three starters at linebacker, who claims the third spot? Chris Burke: Ashlee Palmer. There’s not a real overwhelming choice...
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July 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers Trade Rumors: Daniel Murphy, Marco Scutaro as Omar Infante Insurance?

The Detroit Tigers still have no idea when second baseman Omar Infante might return to their lineup — Infante left Thursday’s rehab-assignment game in West Michigan early because of continued problems with his injured left ankle. That puts the Tigers in a bind, just days before the trade deadline. Ramon Santiago and his sub-.170 average cannot hold down the starting job at second...
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July 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Thankfully, Robert Fick Was Clean When He Delivered the Best Detroit Tigers’ Memory

Robert Fick’s final home run in Tiger Stadium proved legitimate this week, despite Fick’s admission to using steroids in 2000. (RichKD, Flickr) Largely, the Detroit Tigers’ franchise has remained untouched by baseball’s steroid problem which was prevalant in the late 1990s and early 2000s, but a revered, memorable former member of the team during those times did make a juicy...
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July 26, 2013  |  Discuss

The Detroit Sports Show: Al Beaton Stops by to Talk Tigers and the Guys Preview Lions Camp

Andrew Tomlinson and Max DeMara hold down the fort on this week’s Detroit Sports Show and bring on Al Beat from Bless You Boys to talk a little Tigers before discussing Lions Training Camp. DeMara and Tomlinson start off discussing Justin Verlander’s rough start against the Chicago White Sox before discussing some of the organization’s moves with pitching depth in the last...
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July 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Jair Jurrjens Signed by Detroit Tigers, Edgar Renteria Trade Comes Full Circle

The Detroit Tigers announced late Wednesday afternoon the signing of former pitching prospect Jair Jurrjens to a AAA contract, he will join the Toledo Mudhens on Friday. Jurrjens was widely considered John Smoltz 2.0 when he was traded by the Tigers to the Atlanta Braves in October 2007 for Edgar Renteria. The move filled a void at shortstop for Detroit, but was widely considered...
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July 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Innocent or Guilty With Biogenesis Case, Jhonny Peralta Must Let Detroit Tigers Know Very Soon

Either way, the Jhonny Peralta-Biogenesis scenario will work itself out in the wash, but the shortstop should be providing answers to his organization. Currently, Jhonny Peralta is playing perhaps the biggest role since joining the Detroit Tigers in 2010. He’s clubbing home runs, hitting the ball to every field and playing solid defense. All of that makes his potential elimination...
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July 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers Grades: Offense Stays Hot, Porcello Rolls in 6-2 Tigers Win

The Detroit Tigers took the second game of their four game set with the Chicago White Sox 6-2 with a pair of three run innings and a nearly sparkling seven inning effort from Rick Porcello. Even with Miguel Cabrera missing the game with his sore left hip flexor, the Tigers offense was able to score in multiple innings and blow the game open sixth inning. Jhonny Peralta had two RBIs...
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July 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Former Detroit Tigers Infielder Brandon Inge Designated for Assignment

The ever polarizing and former Detroit Tigers outfielder, catcher, third-baseman and second-baseman Brandon Inge was designated for assignment by the Pittsburgh Pirates this afternoon. The Pirates designated Brandon Inge for assignment. He was hitting .181 in 105 at-bats. — Freep Sports (@freepsports) July 23, 2013 The move cleared the way for Neil Walker, brother-in-law of Don...
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July 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Brady Hoke’s Gesture Reminds Where Health is Concerned, Kindness Knows No Rival

Reaching across enemy lines, Brady Hoke’s kind gesture will provide a young Buckeye fan with energy and a memory of a lifetime. (MGoBlog, Flickr) With one special move, Brady Hoke earned plenty of karma points in Columbus, East Lansing and heck, most other Big Ten campuses where the Michigan Wolverines are considered public enemy number one. Like everyone, Hoke was apparently moved...
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July 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers Grades: Scherzer and Offense Roll Against White Sox, Despite Cabrera Injury

Skoch3, Wikimedia Max Scherzer led the Detroit Tigers to an impressive 7-3 victory over the Chicago White Sox on Monday night, but an early exit for Miguel Cabrera may be costly during the coming days. Everything was all-systems-go for the Tigers when Victor Martinez looped a single into center field to bring home two Tigers and make it 3-1, that is until Cabrera winced as he touched...
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July 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Miguel Cabrera Leaves Detroit Tigers Game With Injury

Update (9:57): Cabrera left the game with a sore left hip flexor muscle. He will be reevaluated Tuesday and is considered day-to-day. Miguel Cabrera, the Detroit Tigers’ defending AL MVP, left Tuesday night’s game against the Chicago White Sox with an apparent injury. Cabrera went second to third on a bases loaded ground ball up the middle by Victor Martinez to give the Tigers...
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July 22, 2013  |  Discuss

The Singing Hot Dog Man, a Fixture in Detroit … Just Do Not Ask for Ketchup

Courtesy of Charley Marcuse For baseball, a game shrouded in tradition, there are several food items one can always find at the ballpark. Peanuts, Cracker Jacks, beer, pop and, of course, hot dogs. For a few sections at Detroit Tigers home games the traditional hot dog is not sold just by any vendor. They get a full experience by purchasing their dogs from the one and only Singing...
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July 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Talkin’ Tigers Week in Review: Stranded Runners Concerning Trend From Kansas City

What could you do without 18 stranded runners? The Detroit Tigers could have won a weekend series against the Kansas City Royals and gained ground on the Cleveland Indians, for starters. The Tigers left a small minor league team on the basepaths Friday through Sunday, and lost their first two games following the All-Star break. In the series finale, Detroit was only bailed out courtesy...
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July 22, 2013  |  Discuss

10 Must-See Games on Detroit Red Wings’ 2013-14 Scheduled

The Detroit Red Wings are just 75 days away from their first game as a member of the Eastern Conference. The NHL released its full 2013-14 schedule on Friday, and the Wings will open at home against Buffalo on Oct. 2. Here’s the full Red Wings schedule for the upcoming season. The opener vs. Buffalo is one of 10 games we’re circling on our calendars. Here’s a look at some of...
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July 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers First-Half Grades: Starting Pitching Stars While Bullpen Earns Frustrating Incomplete

Keith Allison, Flickr At 52-42, the Detroit Tigers and their fans have far less to complain about at baseball season’s midway point in 2013 than in many years past. Their team is in first place, had six All-Stars shine on Tuesday night and looks to be in fantastic shape for a solid final three months of the season, so what’s not to like? A few things, perhaps. What has led to...
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July 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Sergei Fedorov: CSKA Moscow ‘Had the Chance’ to Sign Pavel Datsyuk

Pavel Datsyuk could have bolted from the NHL to the KHL after this coming season, and done so in far less dramatic fashion than Ilya Kovalchuk ditched the Devils. The Detroit Red Wings’ star had just one year remaining on his NHL contract prior to signing a three-year extension, which will carry Datsyuk through the 2016-17 season. Former Red Wing Sergei Fedorov, currently the general...
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July 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Jason Maxiell Leaves Detroit Pistons to Sign With Orlando Magic

Jason Maxiell’s time with Detroit appeared to be up after the 2012-13 season, as the Pistons made no real move toward keeping their power forward around any longer. The departure was set in stone on Thursday: It's official. Jason Maxiell to Orlando. #Pistons — Vincent Goodwill (@vgoodwill) July 18, 2013 Maxiell had spent his full eight-year NBA career in the Motor City...
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July 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions Should Find Place in Organization for Jahvid Best

The cruel reality of sports became full circle this afternoon when the Detroit Lions released concussion plagued Jahvid Best. Best, a former first round draft pick, said “I’ll always be a Lion,” and the team in Allen Park should figure out how to make that happen. One of the few aspects of injuries people often forget about is what happens to the player himself when he is deemed...
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July 17, 2013  |  Discuss

American League’s Commanding 2013 All-Star Game Victory Belongs, in Part, to Detroit Tigers

In Delivering the American League a win, Jim Leyland and each of his six Tigers’ representatives showed themselves masterfully at this year’s All-Star Game in New York. (Sir_Charles, Flickr) A long time ago, the Detroit Tigers were one of those sad sack baseball teams everybody loves to complain about once a year. They routinely had a singular All-Star Game representative and...
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July 17, 2013  |  Discuss

With an Option Like Brandon Jennings, Detroit Pistons Can Afford to Wait on Rajon Rondo

Brandon Jennings has entered the Pistons’ rumor mill, proving the team has another quality option at point guard other than Rajon Rondo. (mbk2842, Flickr) The Detroit Pistons have been burning up the phone lines this offseason, desperate to make more moves in order to shake up their roster, which was listless the better part of 2012. Considering the lack of activity that has plagued...
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July 16, 2013  |  Discuss
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