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The Tigers Leadoff: Tigers look to make it four in a row against the West’s best.

The Detroit Tigers (26-17) will play a rare Saturday day game as they take on the Houston Astros (27-16) in a battle between two of the American League’s top teams. The Tigers have beaten the Astros in both games of so far, outscoring the Astros 12-7. The Tigers have gotten outstanding work from their bullpen, where as the Astors have struggled with their starters. Today’s match...
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Mike Babcock says goodbye to Detroit with a full page ad

After signing a record 8-year deal worth an estimated $50M with the Maple Leafs, former Red Wings head coach Mike Babcock took out a full page ad in the Detroit News thanking Detroit fans for their 10 years of support. The message reads with an image of his family and himself hoisting the Stanley Cup won with Detroit back in 2008: “Thank you for an amazing 10 years! We’ll never...
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Babcock leaving Detroit for Maple Leafs head coaching job

The Mike Babcock era in Detroit is over. According to TSN’s Darren Dreger, the Toronto Maple Leafs simply offered the Red Wings head coach an offer he couldn’t refuse, which was a reported 8-year deal worth an estimated $50M. (Read More at The Majors National)
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Would YOU rather Wednesday: Who would you rather have as the Red Wings head coach, Mike Babcock or Jeff Blashill?

As we anxiously await the Mike Babcock decision, we have to ask the fans who would you rather have as the Red Wings’ head coach Babcock or presumed up and comer Jeff Blashill? Note: There is a poll embedded within this post, please visit the site to participate in this post's poll.
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3 days ago  |  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...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Babcock reportedly leaning towards a short-term deal with Detroit

As Babcock Watch is entering zero hour, it’s looking more and more likely the coveted head coach is heading back to Detroit. As analysts made their rounds on the eve of the anticipated Babcock decision Kevin McGran of the Toronto Star said yesterday that Babcock is “leaning towards re-signing with the Detroit Red Wings on a short-term basis”. Babcock is leaning towards re...
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Verlander throws 45 pitches during bullpen session

Tigers starter Justin Verlander took another step at returning to the Tigers rotation today throwing a 45 pitch bullpen session which appeared to go well. “Felt good,” Verlander told reporters. “Went through my long toss, then threw 45 off the mound. All really good effort. By far the most intense bullpen I’ve thrown yet. It was all good.” (Detroit Free Press) Although...
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The Tigers Leadoff: Can the Tigers beat up on the cellar dwelling Brew-Crew?

The Detroit Tigers (23-15) couldn’t complete the three game sweep of the National League’s best team, the St. Louis Cardinals last night, but get another shot at the N.L. Central, this time taking on the cellar dwelling Milwaukee Brewers (13-25). The Brewers have already fired their manager after a pitiful start and have hired former big leaguer Craig Counsell to captain the...
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Babcock sweepstakes down to Detroit and Buffalo?

Unless you’re Drew Sharp and truly believe your own tired schtick, it’s a big week for the Red Wings and presumably a number of other NHL teams looking to land arguably the best coach in the NHL Mike Babcock. This Wednesday, we’ll (hopefully) be learning where the coveted head coach will end up in the 2015-16 season ending what seemed to be never ending speculation on his...
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Predicting the Lions 53 Man Roster: Offense

Offensive Line (8) Right Guard Larry Warford The Lions will likely only keep eight Offensive Lineman on their final roster much like they have in the past several seasons. I would say that seven of the eight are locked in right now, with the final spot still up for grabs. There is also a decent possibility that final spot will be occupied by a post cut down signing, as there really...
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Grand Rapids clinches berth in AHL Western Conference Finals

For the second time in three seasons the Griffins will play in the AHL Western Conference Finals after beating Rockford 5-3 winning their semifinals series in 5 games. (Read more at The Majors East Lansing)
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BABCOCK WATCH: Mike Babcock will meet with Ken Holland Monday before decision is made

The Red Wings apparently will get two final cracks at brining back Mike Babcock next season. According to TSN.ca’s Darren Dreger, Holland and Babcock will talk on their return flight from the Czech Republic and again on Monday. Both were in the Czech Republic for the IIHF World Championships watching Red Wings prospect Dylan Larkin play for Team USA where they won the bronze...
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The Tigers Leadoff: Going for the Sweep against the N.L.’s best on Sunday Night!

  The Tigers have traveled to St. Louis, home of the team with the best record in that National League and shown them who’s boss. The Detroit Tigers (23-14) will take on the St. Louis Cardinals (24-12) on Sunday Night Baseball. Sunday Night baseball is featuring the Tigers for the second week in a row and for the second time of three times this month. In yesterday’s contest...
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VIDEO: Miguel Cabrera hits 400th career home run

Miguel Cabrera made history Saturday afternoon hitting his 400th just one day removed from hitting his 399th. Cabrera accomplished the feet in the top of the first inning off St. Louis starter Tyler Lyons which ironically enough was pretty much in the same location he sent one out the night earlier. The home run for Cabrera makes him the 8th youngest player (32 years old) reach...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

The Tigers Leadoff: Price returns as Tigers look to continue offensive onslaught

The Tigers (22-14) continued their regular season dominance over the Cardinals (24-11) last night in a 10-4 win over St. Louis. Today Detroit will look to win their third straight in a matinee that see’s the return of David Price who suffered a hamstring injury in his last outing after stepping on a bat near home plate. Opposing the Tigers ace will be fellow lefty Tyler Lyons who’ll...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Motor City Uncut 62: If no World Series for the Tigers in 2015, Dombrowski and Ausmus’ job should be on the line

The fans have spoken. In the first ever Motor City Uncut Court, the fans believe the job status’ of Dave Dombrowski and Brad Ausmus should be on the line if the Tigers don’t win the World Series in 2015. So what does the return verdict from the fans further mean for the Tigers general manager and manager? Dombrowski and Ausmus will be brought to trial in another future Motor...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Shane Greene on injury: “I’m a little scared, but there’s no pain”

After leaving Friday’s start after 5 innings and just 74 pitches thrown, it was determined that Tigers starter Shane Greene was suffering from mild ulnar neuritis, which is a condition when a nerve becomes compressed in the elbow. Greene, who held the Cardinals scoreless before departing described having no pain but a tingling sensation in his fingers which prompted manager Brad...
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VIDEO: Cabrera hits 399th home run in 10-4 Tigers win over the Cardinals

Miguel Cabrera hit career home run No. 399 tonight in a 10-4 win over the St. Louis Cardinals. The shot sent Cabrera in a tie with fellow Venezuelan Andres Galarraga for the most home runs of any Venezuelan born player in MLB history. It also tied Cabrera with Mr. Tiger Al Kaline.
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The Tigers Leadoff: Paying a visit to an old National League foe

The Tigers (21-14) take on an old National League foe tonight when they face off agains the St. Louis Cardinals (24-10) in the first game of a three-game weekend series from Busch Stadium. With 20 hits in their 13-1 victory over the Minnesota Twins Thursday afternoon Detroit will look to continue that offensive surge against one of the NL’s best. Despite their loss to the Cardinals...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

The Tigers Leadoff: Twins Game 2

The Detroit Tigers (20-13) squandered chance after chance late in last nights game, but finally in the bottom of the 10th inning broke through to defeat the Minnesota Twins (18-15) 2-1 to move their season series record to 6-1. The Tigers will look to continue their pounding of the Twins tonight against a pitcher who has already taken a beating at the hands of the Tigers this season...
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The Motor City Uncut Court: Pre-trial hearing for Dave Dombrowski and Brad Ausmus

On tonight’s edition of Motor City Uncut, we’ll have our first ever Motor City Uncut Court focusing on the jobs of Tigers president and general manager Dave Dombrowski and manager Brad Ausmus. Generally speaking the court will conduct a hearing to determine whether or not it would be fair to question the job status of Dombrowski and Ausmus IF the Tigers do not WIN the World...
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Lions sign second round pick Ameer Abdullah to rookie deal

The Lions made their Reggie Bush replacement official Wednesday inking second round draft pick Ameer Abdullah to his rookie contract. For the former Nebraska running back, expectations seem high as Abdullah will more than likely be inserted right into the backfield rotation with Joique Bell. Undoubtedly the Lions will be looking for more production from this spot not to mention an...
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Would YOU Rather: Have the Lions be cheaters but Super Bowl champions or what we have now?

There’s that old cliché saying if you’re not cheating you’re not trying. Perhaps is a phrase more suited for the college football game when you consider what the NCAA  and it’s power programs have morphed into… bending the rules to get an advantage over the competition. Where does that phrase stand though with fans at the professional level? Especially when we’re...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

The Tigers Leadoff: Will Simon keep the charging Twins at bay?

  The Detroit Tigers (19-13) who have lost four of their last six games, will start their third series of the young season against the hard charging Minnesota Twins (18-14) who have won eight of their last ten games. The Tigers will send Alfredo Simon to the hill, who dodged hard hit balls all over the place to keep the Tigers in the game in his last start will oppose Kyle Gibson...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Avila on the 15-day DL with a knee injury, could be out until after the All-Star break

The Tigers announced Saturday that catcher Alex Avila was placed on the 15-day DL with what was described as a ‘loose body’ in his knee. So what the hell does that mean? Apparently a piece of bone or cartilage became loose in the knee and may have to be scoped out via arthroscopic surgery. This means the veteran catcher could be lost for about 2-3 months or return to the lineup...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss
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