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Chasing Detroit

Today continues DTTWLN’s three week examination of the Indians’ 2014 season and where it fell short of the playoff expectations established last winter. The staff will examine where the season went wrong and the challenges the front office faces to make the Indians contenders in 2015. A few years ago, everyone was quoting the line that closed the viral “Cleveland Tourism Video”...
Via Did The Tribe Win Last Night?
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Tiger Stadium will live again in replica form

Detroit Tigers fans — and aficionados of baseball history — have lamented the vacating of Tiger Stadium after the 1999 season. That feeling of loss was compounded when the ballpark was demolished in 2008. The field is still available for use, thanks in large part to the efforts of organizations like The Navin Field Grounds Crew. Just last week, a new redevelopment proposal for...
Via The Outside Corner
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Tiger Stadium will live again in replica form

Detroit Tigers fans — and aficionados of baseball history — have lamented the vacating of Tiger Stadium after the 1999 season. That feeling of loss was compounded when the ballpark was demolished in 2008. The field is still available for use, thanks in large part to the efforts of organizations like The Navin Field Grounds Crew. Just last week, a new redevelopment proposal for...
Via Bloguin Best
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Tigers Rumors: SS problem looks to be already solved

Detroit Tigers shortstop Jose Iglesias missed all of the 2014 season with stress fractures in both of his shins. However, he should be ready by spring training, Tigers general manager Dave Dombrowski told Anthony Fenech of the Detroit Free Press.#475760903 / gettyimages.comIglesias came to the Tigers from the Red Sox as part of a three-team trade (including the Chicago White Sox...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
2 days ago  |  Discuss

2014: The 1st Inning (10-8)

While this is partly inspired by the old Sam Hoff season-as-innings feature, I’m not going to go into statistics too much, least of all cumulative team stats. No, I’m going to recap the games, because the games are what happened. (You might be surprised at how clearly you remember some of them.) I am, in fact, going to avoid too much summarizing of the “innings” in general...
Via Tigers Weblog
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Tigers lose top scout Mike Russell to Diamondbacks

The Tigers could lose impending free agents Max Scherzer and Victor Martinez this offseason, but there’s also this: Jason Beck of MLB.com reports that Tigers top scout Mike Russell has accepted a job with the Diamondbacks, where he’ll serve as a special assistant to new senior VP of baseball operations De Jon Watson. Russell has worked for Tigers general manager Dave Dombrowski...
Via Pro Sports Daily
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Evaluating the opposition: The 2015 Detroit Tigers

The Detroit Tigers were eliminated from the playoffs for the fourth straight year without a championship, as one of the clearest teams in win-now mode fell short yet again. Now, with starting pitcher Max Scherzer and designated hitter Victor Martinez headed for free agency and the Kansas City Royals playing deep into the playoffs, there seems to be a train of thought emerging...
Via Indians Baseball Insider
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Tigers Injury Update: Jose Iglesias should be ready for spring

When Alex Gonzalez is a team's best option to start at shortstop on opening day, it could be a long year at the position.  But that is the situation that the Detroit Tigers were placed in when starting shortstop, Jose Iglesias went down with injuries to both shins that caused him to miss the entire season.#175339198 / gettyimages.com Craig Calcaterra of NBCsports has reported...
Via MLB Injury News
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Jose Iglesias Said To Be 'Fine' For 2015 Season

Remember Jose Iglesias? You know, the guy we traded away in exchange for now-San Francisco Giant Jake Peavy in a three-way deal? After missing the entire 2014 season with stress fractures in both of his shins, word is that the 24-year old shortstop will be 100% healthy for the 2015 season. Perhaps the slickest Red Sox defensive shortstop in a generation, Iglesias began to show surprising...
Via FenwayNation
4 days ago  |  Discuss

New NBPA Director Michele Roberts says that Billy Hunter didn’t understand who he worked for

As most of you already know, Michele Roberts made history when she became the new NBPA union director. Roberts, who has gained a lot of respect from her peers, has already been vocal about certain issues the players have with the owners. Roberts spoke to Chris Sheridan of Sheridan Hoops about issues regarding the age limit, max contracts and the potential lockout. But when Roberts was...
Via No Guts, No Glory
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Tigers Rumors: Joe Nathan must improve to remain Detroit's closer

The Detroit Tigers won 90 games this season and advanced to the ALDS before being swept by the Baltimore Orioles. At second in the Major Leagues in runs scored, it appears little must be done in the off season to improve the offense. The pitching staff struggled to 24th in the Major Leagues in ERA. One particular area of inconsistency was at the back end of the bullpen, where Joe...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Sports Edge 45: The Tigers’ Death Conference

With the Tigers’ season at and end, this week’s Detroit Sports Edge takes a look at Dave Dombrowski’s end of the year presser while Adam wonders if the Tigers missed a golden opportunity to improve the team from the front office. Also in this week’s show Adam ad Dorf discuss the inconsistencies of Matthew Stafford, if Michigan fans can feel better about their win over Penn...
Via The Majors Detroit
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers: 3 burning questions this offseason

In order to get back to the World Series next year, the Detroit Tigers have some offseason issues that need to be addressed and some questions that need to be answered. 1. Will Max Scherzer come back? To me this seems like a no-brainer, but anything can happen. Pitcher Max Scherzer was the Tigers best pitcher in 2014 as he led the team with 18 wins, 252 strikeouts, and an ERA of...
Via isportsweb.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Tigers Injury Update: Bruce Rondon expected to be ready for spring training

The Detroit Tigers head into the off season having lost three straight to the Baltimore Orioles in the ALDS to end their season. The Tigers scored just 10 in their three games against the Orioles following a regular season in which they ranked second in runs scored. A problem the Tigers need to address is a staff that was 24th in the Major Leagues in ERA at 4.01. A pitcher who should...
Via MLB Injury News
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers offseason rumors: Alex Rios edition

Yesterday, Detroit Tigers GM Dave Dombrowski held his annually depressing ‘State of the Tigers’ postseason presser. Among the things mentioned were adding a left-handed hitter, a centerfielder, and improving the bench. Which of these categories does the recently ex-Texas Ranger Alex Rios fit into? Well, none of them of course. But that doesn’t mean he’s not worth considering...
Via isportsweb.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Tigers Injury Update: Miguel Cabrera could have ankle surgery

The Detroit Tigers head into the off season having lost three straight to the Baltimore Orioles in the ALDS to end their season. The Tigers scored just 10 in their three games against the Orioles following a regular season in which they ranked second in runs scored. On the injury front, first baseman Miguel Cabrera, who has been dealing with ankle issues, could have surgery to remove...
Via MLB Injury News
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Tigers Rumors: Torii Hunter's retirement would be postponed by a Detroit offer

The Detroit Tigers head into the off season having lost three straight to the Baltimore Orioles in the ALDS to end their season. The Tigers scored just 10 in their three games against the Orioles following a regular season in which they ranked second in runs scored. The end of the Tigers' season, may have also ended the career of 39-year old outfielder Torii Hunter, who...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Tigers Rumors: Joe Nathan will start 2015 as closer

Over the past few season's the Detroit Tigers have had a solid rotation and a powerhouse lineup.  The only thing that has often held them back has been their bullpen. In 2013, the bullpen struggles were on display during the American League Championship Series and this year they imploded again in the postseason.  One of their biggest struggles was their closer Joe Nathan. ...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers: need to knows from Dombrowski presser

Each year, Detroit Tigers GM Dave Dombrowski holds an annual postseason press conference with the media. This year’s meet-up came sooner than everyone hoped and most had expected. These gatherings are usually a demonstration in how to say something without saying anything at all. Dombrowski is generally candid yet predictably cryptic in these pressers and chatted Tuesday afternoon...
Via isportsweb.com
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Tigers Rumors: Alex Avila is not retiring despite concussions

The Detroit Tigers finished the 2014 season with a record of 90-72, first in the American League Central. Their season ended following a loss to the Baltimore Orioles in the ALDS, three games to none. The Tigers head into the off season looking to boost a pitching staff that was 24th in the Major Leagues in ERA. Another concern is the health of catcher Alex Avila, who suffered...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Tigers Rumors: Victor Martinez could return to Detroit

The Detroit Tigers season ended following a 3-0 sweep at the hands of the Baltimore Orioles in the ALDS. Having won 90 games this season and finishing second in the Major Leagues in runs scored, the Tigers look to be a powerhouse moving forward, barring they can improve upon a staff that was 24th in ERA. One important move that could be made in the off season is the re-signing of...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Victor Martinez will give Detroit the first chance in free agency

The ultra-slim chances that I had as a Cleveland Indians fan to have Victor Martinez back in a Tribe uniform have gotten even slimmer. If the Indians’ own self-professed budgetary constraints this off-season weren’t enough, the rumor mill states that Victor prefers to stay in Detroit and will give them every chance to sign him before going to the free agency market at large....
Via Waiting For Next Year
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Tigers Injury Update:Alex Avila is not retiring despite concussions

The Detroit Tigers finished the 2014 season with a record of 90-72, first in the American League Central. Their season ended following a loss to the Balitmore Orioles in the ALDS, three games to none. The Tigers head into the off season looking to boost a pitching staff that was 24th in the Major Leagues in ERA. Another concern is the health of catcher Alex Avila, who suffered three...
Via MLB Injury News
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Torii Hunter would put off retirement for the Tigers

After briefly contemplating retirement after the Tigers’ early postseason exit, veteran outfielder Torii Hunter looks like he may be having second thoughts that is if he can return to Detroit. According to Jason Beck of MLB.com, Hunter (39) who’s coming off a two-year, $26-million deal, said “If the Tigers want me back, we will work that out hopefully. Other than that, I’m...
Via The Majors Detroit
7 days ago  |  Discuss

VMart will give the Tigers the first shot to sign him in free agency

After hitting .335 with 32 home runs and 103 RBIs, 35-year old Victor Martinez had a career-year in 2014 for the Tigers and set himself up for a nice contract this offseason as he hits free agency. Taking over for that schlub Prince Fielder in the five-spot, VMart went above and beyond providing stellar protection for Miguel Cabrera in the lineup while also forming a nice 5-6 pairing...
Via The Majors Detroit
7 days ago  |  Discuss
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