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Detroit Sports Edge 39: The B1G Questions with U-M and MSU

With the start of college football this week, we ask two big questions of the Michigan and Michigan State programs. One, based on how we predict the Spartans will finish the season will it be enough to get back to the Rose Bowl. Second, based on what we predict for the Michigan schedule will be enough to save Brady Hoke’s job? Additionally we also recap the horrible week, pitching...
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The Leadoff: The Tigers clash with the White Sox

The Detroit Tigers (72-60) travel to “The Cell” to take on the bumbling Chicago White Sox (60-73). The Tigers currently sit 1.5 games out of the division lead in the AL Central having won six of their last 10 games, trailing the Kansas City Royals (74-59), who have put up the same record in their last 10. The Tigers are also tied with the Seattle Mariners for the 5th and final...
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The Leadoff: Tigers begin a pivotal home series with the Yankees

Coming off two straight wins and a weekend split against the Minnesota Twins, the Tigers (70-59) begin a critical three-game home series with playoff implications tonight against the Yankees (66-61) from Comerica. Righty Brandon McCarthy gets the start for the Bombers who was extremely effective against the Tigers in their last meeting while Detroit counters with 14-game winner Rick...
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The Tigers claim Astros closer Chad Qualls off revocable waivers

According to Peter Gammons, the Detroit Tigers claimed Astros closer Chad Qualls off waivers in an attempt to improve a 4.55 reliever ERA which is bottom three in the league. Ironically enough the two teams worse than the Tigers this season in that category are the Colorado Rockies and Houston Astros. No surprise Detroit claimed Qualls — Peter Gammons (@pgammo) August 26, 2014...
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Jim Caldwell to talk to Suh about late hits

Looking to avoid the bad penalties this upcoming season, Lions head coach Jim Caldwell says he plans on talking to DT Ndamukong Suh about his late hit on Jaguars QB Chad Henne this past Friday according to ProFootballTalk.com and ESPN’s Michael Rothstein. “Just like I address everything else,” Caldwell said, via Michael Rothstein of ESPN.com. “We don’t cut any corners...
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CB Jonte Green and K Giorgio Tavecchio among the Lions roster cuts

The Lions have completed their roster trim-down to 75 players ahead of Thursday’s 4 PM ET deadline according to DetroitLions.com. Two notable cuts include for 2012 6th-round draft pick CB Jonte Green and K Giorgio Tavecchio. Green, who played in 24 games over the past two season with the Lions found himself behind Darius Slay, Rashean Mathis, Bill Bentley, Nevin Lawson, Cassius...
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VIDEO: Omar Vizquel can’t get away from fielding grounders

Your browser does not support iframes. Tigers first base and infielding coach Omar Vizquel just can’t seem to get away from the game since his days as a slick fielding middle infielder. Here’s the Tigers assistant looking like he’s ready to turn two during yesterday’s Tigers/Twins game in Minnesota. @TMSNXAdam
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The Leadoff: Tigers look for a weekend split with the Twins

After giving up a total of 38 runs so far this series, the Tigers (69-59) were able to pull out a win in the second game of yesterday’s double header and now look to earn a split in the four game series from Target Field. Max Scherzer takes the hill for Detroit looking for his 15th win of the season while Kyle Gibson gets the start for the Twins as he sports a 1.25 WHIP heading...
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Verlander and the Tigers avoid the sweep in the double-header

After giving up a total of 32 runs the first two games of the series, the Tigers and an overused bullpen buckled down and managed to squeak out an 8-6 win over the Twins Saturday night avoiding the sweep in the day/night double-header. Verlander, making his first start since an inflamed shoulder held him out of his last start wasn’t spectacular by any means but did enough to give...
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Detroit Sports Edge 38: For the Tigers, failure shouldn’t be an option

With the Tigers’ season slowing slipping away as they’re currently embroiled in another embarrassing stretch, this past week’s edition of the Detroit Sports Edge, the panel debates as to whether or not heads should roll within the organization IF the team doesn’t at least make the postseason. Adam and Dorf especially focus on Dave Dombrowski who in his 12 years with the...
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Tigers send down Robbie Ray and recall Kyle Lobstein among 4 roster moves

After the Tigers’ pitching staff wet the bed last night to the tune of 20 runs against the Minnesota Twins, Detroit made some moves to relieve a once again taxed bullpen ahead of today’s double-header. Going to Toledo is lefty Robbie Ray who was good for an inning and a third while letting up 6 runs showing once again tremendous value from that Doug Fister trade over the winter...
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VIDEO: Miguel Cabrera does the Ice Bucket Challenge with the help of Joba Chamberlain

Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera took part in the ice bucket challenge Wednesday with the help of Nebraska’s very own Grizzly Adams Joba Chamberlain. Now although you can’t really understand what Miggy is saying at the beginning of the video other than possibly nominating some other gringos’ for the challenge, the reining AL MVP does give us a little dance at the end. Anyways...
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The Bats are the Reason for the Tigers Putrid Second Half

  Want to know who is ultimately responsible for the Tigers awful second half? It’s the players and has nothing to do with the manager. You can debate the responsibility of the front office, but that is for another piece. First Half 53-38 Win/Loss record (15 games over .500) 58.2% winning percentage 437 Runs Score vs. 387 Runs Allowed (+50 runs) 4.80 Runs scored per game...
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Tigers and Red Sox ‘front-runners’ for Rusney Castillo

The Rusney Castillo sweepstakes may be down to two teams. According to Gorden Edes of ESPNBoston.com, the Boston Red Sox and Detroit Tigers appear to be the ‘front-runners’ for highly sought after Cuban outfielder Rusney Castillo with a decision coming no later than the weekend. This news also seems to eliminate the San Francisco Giants who according to Ken Rosenthal a few days...
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Sexual assault charges against Tigers minor league pitcher Evan Reed dismissed

Tigers minor league pitcher Evan Reed had sexual assault charges against him dismissed this afternoon after accusations by a 45-year old women were deemed not credible by 36th District Court Judge Kenneth King.  Take it away Detroit News: “I don’t find her to be a very credible witness,” said 36th District Court Judge Kenneth King. The judge said prosecutors didn’t...
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The Tigers one of three final teams in the mix for Cuban defector Rusney Castillo?

The list of teams in the mix for 27-year old Cuban outfielder Rusney Castillo seems to be getting smaller as the 27-year old defector continues to work towards a decision on his MLB future. A few days ago, FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal reported via Twitter the that Tigers, Red Sox and Giants are the three top teams still in the mix for Castillo while the Cubs, Yankees and Phillies...
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The Leadoff: Porcello and the Tigers go for two-straight in Tampa

Looking to keep pace with the red hot Kansas City Royals the Tigers (67-56) take on the Rays (61-64) in game two of their three game set in Tampa. Thirteen game winner Rick Porcello takes the hill for Detroit while the Rays counter with righty Jake Odorizzi in a matchup that sees the return of Wil Myers to the Tampa Bay lineup. First pitch is scheduled for 7:10PM ET from the Tropicana...
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Tigers vs. Rays Game 1 Preview: Scherzer hopes to get the Tigers going

The Tigers look to get back in the A.L. Central lead, now trailing the Kansas City Royals by a full two games. The Tigers have to play 15 of the next 18 games on the road and get that huge road swing under way in Tampa tonight against the Rays. The Rays have gotten themselves back within 2 games of the .500 mark after being as low as 18 games below. The Tigers offense has been totally...
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Caldwell confirms Nick Fairley demotion to second team

The speculation leading up to this past weekend’s preseason game against the Oakland Raiders was that former 2011 first round pick Nick Fairley had been banished to the second team defense. Well speculation no more, Lions head coach Jim Caldwell addressed the situation and confirmed the move (via ESPN): “If you’re asking me whether or not Fairley is going to be a starter,...
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Price and the Tigers out duel Hernandez and the Mariners

Making his first start at Comerica since being traded to the Tigers, David Price reminded the hometown fans just how good he is. In a duel between two of the American League’s best, Price pitched 8 innings of three hit ball as the Tigers defeated Felix Hernandez and the Seattle Mariners 4-2 tonight from Comerica Park. The win for Detroit ended Seattle’s five game winning streak...
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The Tigers plan to call up Jim Johnson after his next minor league appearance

Since the Tigers’ bullpen is still a complete disaster the team has decided they’re going to call up former A’s and Orioles reliever Jim Johnson once he makes one more appearance in Triple-A Toledo per his request. Via the Detroit News: “At Jim’s request, he wanted another outing [at Triple-A Toledo],” manager Brad Ausmus said. “It’s a good sign because he understands...
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The Leadoff: Austin Jackson returns as Tigers begin weekend series with Seattle

Winners of two straight (and 5 in a row at home) the Tigers (65-55) welcome in an old friend tonight in Austin Jackson as they take on the Mariners (65-55) in the first game of a weekend home series. Thirteen game winner Rick Porcello takes the hill for the Tigers while Seattle counters with lefty James Paxton and his 2.38 ERA and sub 1.00 WHIP (0.93). First pitch is scheduled for...
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The Red Wings re-sign GM Ken Holland to a 4-year contract extension

The Red Wings announced Thursday that the team re-signed general manager Ken Holland to a four-year contract extension meaning one of the most successful front office executives in all of sports will remain with Detroit through the 2017-18 season. Here’s a statement released by Red Wings owner Mike Ilitch: “Ken is regarded as one of the premier executives in the National Hockey...
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VIDEO: Joe Nathan apologizes for gesture towards fans

Tigers closer Joe Nathan sure hasn’t won over Tigers fans this season with his subpar play and apparent gesture last night telling the Comerica Crowd to eff off. Well today, the veteran closer is trying to make nice with an apology and reiterating that he has ‘no hard feelings’ towards the fans. h/t: Matthew B. Mowery
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VIDEO: Did Joe Nathan really just tell the Comerica Park crowd to eff off?

After walking one, the boo’s started. After walking the second, they flowed. Joe Nathan then induced a game-ending double play. Then Tigers’ fans , Joe has a message for you. h/t: Malinda M.
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