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Tigers vs. Angels (7/25) Game Preview: Smyly looks to capitalize off Sunday’s gem tonight against the Angels

With a big win in the four-game series opener in Anaheim the Tigers (57-42) look to make it two-straight against one of the MLB’s in the Los Angeles Angels (60-41). Drew Smyly will look to capitalize of his gem Sunday as he gets the start for Detroit while the Halos counter with lefty Tyler Skaggs. First pitch is scheduled for 10:05PM ET from Angels Stadium of Anaheim and you can...
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The Lions aren’t optimistic they can get a new deal done with Suh if at all

Depending on which way you want to look at the semantics of the whole thing, the bottom line for the Lions and Ndamukong Suh is they’re not even close to agreeing on a new contract. ESPN’s Chris Mortensen was the first to report that the Lions ‘are not optimistic’ about getting their former first round pick signed to a new contract as he heads into the final year of his deal...
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Tigers vs. Angels (7/24) Game Preview: With Soria in hand the Tigers head to the Big A for a 4-game set against the Angels

A night after making a big splash in the acquisition of reliever Joakim Soria, the Tigers (56-42) embark on a four-game set with the Angels (60-40) tonight from Angel Stadium of Anaheim. Eleven game winner Max Schezer gets the start for Detroit while the Angels go with their own 11 game winner in Garrett Richards. First pitch is scheduled for 10:05PM ET and you can watch it live...
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Report: Tigers trade for Rangers reliever Joakim Soria

The Mexacutioner is reportedly a Tiger! According to Jon Morosi of FOX Sports the Tigers got some badly needed relief help by trading for Rangers closer Joakim Soria. The trade is pending a physical on both ends and sees the Tigers sending a pair of pitchers in return including Jake Thompson and Corey Knebel.  Tigers and Rangers have trade agreement in place: Joakim Soria for Jake...
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Tigers vs. Diamondbacks (7/23) Game Preview: Detroit looks to take the rubber match against the D-backs

With another late bullpen blowup, the Tigers (55-42) take on the Diamondbacks (44-57) in the rubber match of that three-game early week set from Phoenix. Anibal Sanchez takes the hill for Detroit while the D-backs counter with Trevor Cahill. First pitch is scheduled for 3:40PM ET and you can watch it live on FOX Sports Detroit or dial it up on 97.1FM The Ticket. As always on you...
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Joel Hanrahan shut down, Andy Dirks resumes baseball activities

The Tigers got some good news and bad news on the injury front Tuesday. According to MLive.com’s James Schmehl, Tigers reliever Joel Hanrahan was shut down by the team after a Saturday bullpen session. Hanrahan, who was recently moved to the 60-day DL prior to being shut down will be re-evaluated later in the week. Bad news for #Tigers RHP Joel Hanrahan. He has been shut down after...
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Tigers vs. Diamondbacks (7/22) Game Preview: Porcello and the Tigers face another unknown pitcher in Chase Anderson

After taking game one, the Tigers (55-41) take on the Arizona Diamondbacks (43-57) in game 2 of the three game series from Chase Field in Phoenix. Rick Porcello will get the start for Detroit while the D-Backs go with righty Chase Anderson. First pitch is scheduled for 9:40PM ET and you can watch it live on FOX Sports Detroit or dial it up on 97.1FM The Ticket. As always on you...
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VIDEO: Andre Drummond mixes basketball and bowling

Andre Drummond is working on making himself the nastiest player on the lanes as he (and a bunch of his friends) combined bowling and basketball. In the video the group practiced the free-throw shooting, behind the back trick shots and defense which I’m sure eventually caught the ire of the alley’s management. Of course this was inspired by Dave Chappelle’s And 1 all-sports...
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Tigers interested in Phillies LHP Antonio Bastardo, possibly Jonathan Papelbon

The Tigers continue to look for bullpen upgrade options as we move closer to the non-waiver trade deadline. And with that MLB shopping season in full force, Jon Morosi and Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports report that the Tigers are looking at Philadelphia Phillies left-handed reliever Antonio Bastardo and possibly Jonathan Papelbon. Tigers showing interest in Phillies LHP Bastardo, sources...
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Pros and cons for Detroit with the new Red Wings arena development

The announcement of the new Red Wings arena and subsequent entertainment district is certainly exciting for the organization and fans who definitely deserve a new facility to replace the decaying Joe Louis Arena which remarkably is only 10 years older than the Palace of Auburn Hills. We’ve all also had our stories about the Joe whether it’s the long lines to the bathroom and...
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Tigers vs. Diamondbacks (7/21) Game Preview: Verlander and the Tigers begin a 7-game west coast trip

While avoiding a 4-game sweep at the hands of the Indians yesterday, the Tigers (54-41) look to make up some ground and further pad their lead in the AL Central tonight when they take on the Arizona Diamondbacks (43-56) tonight from Chase Field in Phoenix. First pitch is scheduled for 9:40PM ET and you can watch it live on FOX Sports Detroit or dial it up on 97.1FM The Ticket. As...
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PHOTOS: Ilitch organization announce new Red Wings arena plans

Sunday marked a big day for Mike Ilitch and his business and sports conglomerate when the plans for the new Red Wings arena/district were made public. The $650M dollar projected project (which will be financed by roughly 60-percent of public dollars) will sit in the Cass Corridor district of Detroit stretching all the way up to the FOX Town area through Comerica Park onto Brush Street...
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Tigers interested in Brad Ziegler, but can they get him?

If anything the last couple of games for the Tigers is a continued indication that they need bullpen help if they’re going to make a run at the World Series this year. With that in mind reports today surfaced that the team is interested in Arizona right-handed reliever Brad Ziegler… the only catch is he’s one of the players the D-Backs are said to be holding onto in the midst...
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Report: Josh Smith trade to Kings not imminent

Over the past month and a half the Pistons have seemed pretty adamant about moving forward Josh Smith this offseason and for the most part it looks like the Sacramento Kings are interested. However, the Pistons aren’t looking to get rid of Smith and the $40.5M left on his contract for nothing according to the Detroit Free Press‘ Vince Ellis who says the team is seeking a valuable...
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Tigers vs. Indians 7/19 Game 1 Preview: VerHagen takes the mound for Detroit in Game 1 of double-header with Tribe

After a forgettable game Friday night where the Tigers squandered a three-run lead only to get beat 9-3 by the Tribe Detroit (53-39) take on the Indians (48-47) in the first game of a day/night double header from Comerica Park. Rookie Drew VerHagen will get the start for the Tigers while Cleveland will counter with Corey Kluber. Today’s Game 1 first pitch is scheduled for 1:08PM...
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Ken Holland: ‘Nothing close’ in negotiations with RFA’s Tatar and DeKeyser

The Red Wings continue to negotiate with some of their own restricted free agents, notably forward Tomas Tatar and defenseman Danny DeKeyser who GM Ken Holland admits nothing is close: “We’ve talked and continue to talk, but nothing close,” Holland told theDetroit Free Press on Friday. “Tats is overseas, and I’m waiting to hear back [on our latest offer],” Holland...
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Tigers Saturday morning roster moves: Hanrahan, VerHagen, more

The Tigers have made some roster moves this morning: Moving Joel Hanrahan from the 15 day DL to the 60 day DL, removing him from the 40 man roster. Adding RHP Drew VerHagen to the 40 man roster and selecting him as the 26th man for today’s double header. Optioning RHP Chad Smith to AAA Toledo. Recalling RHP Corey Knubel from AAA Toledo.
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Lions awarded WR Reese Wiggins off waivers, cut Naaman Roosevelt

The Lions added a wide receiver Friday night claiming undrafted rookie Reese Wiggins off waivers (via New England) while at the same time cutting veteran wide out Naaman Roosevelt to make room. Signing with the Patriots on May 27th the 5-foot-11, 185-pound Wiggins (23) caught 80 passes for 1,012 yards and eight touchdowns with East Carolina from 2010-2013. Meanwhile Roosevelt caught 25...
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Mike Babcock: 'If you don’t want to be coached, don’t come here'

So you don’t like the way Mike Babcock coaches? You don’t like his aggressiveness or grind it out practices? Well the Red Wings coach has two words for ya… Okay maybe he doesn’t but during an interview with 105.1′s Ryan and Rico Thursday morning, Babcock was pretty candid when addressing the rumors that it was his coaching style supposedly keeping top-notch free agents...
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Tigers vs. Indians 7/18 Game Preview: V-Mart returns as Tigers begin second half against the Tribe

The Tigers (53-38) start the second half of the season tonight when they take on the Cleveland Indians (47-47) tonight from Comerica Park. Trevor Bauer will get the start for the Tribe while Detroit counters with Anibal Sanchez. The Tigers will further get a boost in the lineup as Victor Martinez makes his way back after dealing with some side and back issues that held him out since...
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Tigers and Rangers talking Joakim Soria trade… still interested in Benoit

The Tigers and Rangers have once again engaged in trade talks, only this time it’s in an effort to bolster the Detroit bullpen heading into the non-waiver trade deadline. According to Jon Paul Morosi of FOX Sports, this time the focus is surrounding current closer for Texas Joakim Soria who ironically took over the role when Joe Nathan signed with the Tigers this past offseason...
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Pistons and Kings once again talking Josh Smith trade

In the early morning hours Thursday news broke that the Pistons and Kings were once again discussing a trade involving forward Josh Smith. ESPN’s Marc Stein was the first to report the news while also mentioning that the two sides were looking for a third team to help facilitate the deal. ESPN sources say Pistons and Kings have resumed Josh Smith trade talks. Link – http:/...
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Red Wings re-sign Mitch Callahan and Andrej Nestrasil

The Red Wings re-signed two of their own prospects Thursday inking both Mitch Callahan and Andrej Nestrasil to one-year deals. Callahan (22), who was a 6th round pick of the Wings back in 2009 made his NHL debut with the Red Wings last season in addition to playing the majority of the time with the team’s AHL affiliate in Grand Rapids. You might also remember Callahan for his...
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Lions sign OL Garrett Reynolds and RB George Ginn

According to his agent Chad Speck, the Lions have signed former Falcons OL Garrett Reynolds. Congrats to @aThreeAthletics client Garrett Reynolds signing with @Lions today. — Chad Speck (@a3Chad) July 17, 2014 Reynolds (27) started in 10 games for Atlanta before ultimately losing his job and subsequently being released back in February. The former 5th round pick of the Falcons...
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VerHagen to make Major League Debut Saturday

The Tigers will call up as the 26th man for Saturday’s double header, right hander Drew VerHagen from AAA Toledo to make a spot start for the first game of a day/night double header against the Cleveland Indians. This information comes from Tony Paul of the Detroit News. He is already a member of the 40 man roster so no additional moves will be required to bring him up. The rumor...
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