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With Scherzer signed, should the Detroit Tigers go after James Shields?

With Max Scherzer now off the free agent market, there have been reports that the Detroit Tigers are looking at another free agent pitcher. This guy has World Series experience, has been a trusted veteran, and is asking for about half or even less than half of what Max Scherzer wanted. This guy’s name is James Shields and he would fit perfect with the Tigers. He is only asking...
Via isportsweb.com
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

Tigers agree with right-hander Alburquerque on 1-year deal

  Relief pitcher Al Alburquerque and the Detroit Tigers have reached agreement on a one-year contract. The Tigers announced the deal Sunday. The right-hander was the last Tigers player left in salary arbitration. The 28-year-old Alburquerque was 3-1 with a 2.51 ERA in 72 games last year for the AL Central champions. He made $837,500 last season and asked for $2.05 million this year...
Via AP on Fox
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Reliever Al Alburquerque, Tigers reach 1-year deal

DETROIT (AP) Relief pitcher Al Alburquerque and the Detroit Tigers have reached agreement on a one-year contract. The Tigers announced the deal Sunday. The right-hander was the last Tigers player left in salary arbitration. The 28-year-old Alburquerque was 3-1 with a 2.51 ERA in 72 games last year for the AL Central champions. He made $837,500 last season and asked for $2.05 million...
Via AP on Fox
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Scherzer buys ad to thank Ilitch, Tigers, Detroit fans

DETROIT -- Max Scherzer may be no longer be with the Detroit Tigers but he hasn't forgotten them or the fans. Scherzer and his wife, Erica, purchased an advertisement on the home page of both the Detroit News and Detroit Free Press. "Thank you to Mr. Ilitch and the Tigers organization, teammates and most of all the Detroit fans. We accomplished some amazing things and had many unbelievable...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Max Scherzer bids adieu to Detroit, Tigers fans

After unexpectedly signing with the Washington Nationals this week, former Detroit Tigers ace Max Scherzer said goodbye to Tigers fans and the city of Detroit with this full-page ad in the Detroit Free Press on Sunday. Max Scherzer thanks the #Tigers and their fans in a full-page ad in today's @freep. pic.twitter.com/5qj1H9gI4G — Freep Sports (@freepsports) January 25, 2015 ...
Via Bloguin Best
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Max Scherzer bids adieu to Detroit, Tigers fans

After unexpectedly signing with the Washington Nationals this week, former Detroit Tigers ace Max Scherzer said goodbye to Tigers fans and the city of Detroit with this full-page ad in the Detroit Free Press on Sunday. Max Scherzer thanks the #Tigers and their fans in a full-page ad in today's @freep. pic.twitter.com/5qj1H9gI4G — Freep Sports (@freepsports) January 25, 2015 ...
Via The Outside Corner
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Max Scherzer takes out full-page ad in the Free Press to thank fans

Max Scherzer and his wife Erica took out a full-page ad in the Detroit Free Press Sunday morning thanking the Ilitches, Detroit Tigers organization “and most of all the Detroit fans” after signing a seven-year, $210M contract with the Nationals last week. (Via the Free Press) “Thank you to Mr. Ilitch and the Tigers organization, teammates and most of all the Detroit fans...
Via The Majors Detroit
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: J.D. Martinez's Massive Back Squat as Michael Morse Distracts

Last week, Detroit Tigers outfielder J.D. Martinez posted a video to his Instagram showing him executing a Back Squat with an impressive amount of weight. Miami Marlins 1B Michael Morse
Via Stack
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Tigers, Alburquerque apparently avoid arbitration

DETROIT -- It appears that Tigers reliever Al Alburquerque has avoided arbitration. According to CBS Sports' Jon Heyman, Alburquerque and the Tigers agreed to a one-year contract for $1.725 million plus $12,500 if he makes 75 appearances. Alburquerque, 28, went 3-1 with a 2.51 ERA and 1.17 WHIP in 72 appearances last season.  He allowed just 46 hits in 57 1/3 innings while striking...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
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Tigers fans make team feel loved at TigerFest

DETROIT -- Detroit Tigers fans know how to make the team feel good. Although the temperatures were fairly mild for this time of year in Detroit -- 35 degrees and not snowing -- the crowds had the Tigers raving. "I was talking about this with a bunch of players: I've been with a number of organizations, and been a part of their fan fests -- including the Detroit Tigers' -- and this...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
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Cabrera absent at TigerFest

DETROIT -- There was a significant absence at TigerFest this year -- Miguel Cabrera. But there's good reason for that. Cabrera is coming off a complicated surgery that removed bone spurs from his right ankle and repaired a stress fracture on the navicular bone on top of his ankle. With snow and ice abundant in metro Detroit at this time of year and all the attention Cabrera normally...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
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Tigers will try Alex Avila at first base

In the event that Miguel Cabrera isn’t ready for opening day, the Tigers are looking at backup options for first base which apparently include working out Alex Avila at the position during Spring Training according to Jon Morosi. Tigers plan for Alex Avila to work out at first base a little in spring training, in case Miguel Cabrera is not ready for Opening Day. — Jon Morosi...
Via The Majors Detroit
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Tigers have new look, still expect to contend

DETROIT (AP) Despite making plenty of changes in the offseason, the Detroit Tigers still expect to be a contending team. Team president and general manager Dave Dombrowski spoke at the team's annual TigerFest event at Comerica Park and addressed those issues. ''Our expectations are to win the division and try to win a world championship,'' Dombrowski said. ''It's just a less-certain...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Healthy Davis still believes Tigers are contenders

DETROIT -- Rajai Davis did not have the first playoff experience he hoped for, personally or team-wise. Davis, 34, suffered a grade 1 pubic symphasis strain at the end of the regular season that severely limited him in the ALDS against the Baltimore Orioles. Although he batted .333 in the three games, Davis was not his usual speedy self. But that's all behind him now, Davis said...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
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Prince Fielder Poised To Regain His Throne Amongst MLB Royalty

Prince Fielder is hopeful for a baseball mulligan after an injury plagued first season with the Texas Rangers in 2014. The larger than life Fielder had build a reputation for durability after previously only missing one-game over the past five seasons as a member of the Milwaukee Brewers and Detroit Tigers. That all came to a screeching halt last season after the Rangers sent...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
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Justin Verlander Trying Out New Careers at TigerFest

  Justin Verlander has taken a break from dishing fake proposals to Kate Upton for this weekend’s upcoming TigerFest. But before the festivities get rolling on Saturday, it looks like Justin is taking advantage of his time in Big D with some career tours. As you can see above, he started the day getting behind the wheel of a big ol’ firetruck.   Before attempting to rediscover...
Via Busted Coverage
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Nathan hoping for better start in second season with Tigers

DETROIT (AP) -- It would be an understatement to say Joe Nathan's first season with the Detroit Tigers was a rocky one. Nathan blew seven saves, allowed his most walks in over a decade and tested the patience of fans at Comerica Park throughout 2014. "It was a roller coaster," Nathan said. "I think my downs were early, my ups were later, which, if I was going to choose a way to have...
Via AP on Fox
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Nathan hoping for better start in second season with Tigers

DETROIT (AP) -- It would be an understatement to say Joe Nathan's first season with the Detroit Tigers was a rocky one. Nathan blew seven saves, allowed his most walks in over a decade and tested the patience of fans at Comerica Park throughout 2014. "It was a roller coaster," Nathan said. "I think my downs were early, my ups were later, which, if I was going to choose a way to have...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Nathan hoping for better start in 2nd season with Tigers

DETROIT (AP) It would be an understatement to say Joe Nathan's first season with the Detroit Tigers was a rocky one. Nathan blew seven saves, allowed his most walks in over a decade and tested the patience of fans at Comerica Park throughout 2014. The 40-year-old Nathan remains at the forefront of Detroit's bullpen after posting a 4.81 ERA last year. In fact, the Tigers still have...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

How Detroit Tigers Fans Will Remember Max Scherzer

Now that Max Scherzer has officially signed with the Washington Nationals and all the dust has settled, how will his time in Detroit be remembered by Tigers fans? 1. The Guy Edwin Jackson was Traded for. Scherzer was a involved in the trade that sent Curtis Granderson to New York and brought Scherzer, Austin Jackson, Phil Coke and Daniel Schlereth to Detroit. Scherzer was acquired...
Via isportsweb.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers: Verlander needs to lead rotation

The Detroit Tigers made the smart move by not signing pitcher Max Scherzer to a contract worth over $200 million as the Washington Nationals were bold enough to make that offer. This move has saved the Tigers a lot of money to go out and spend on more pieces rather than just paying one guy. With Rick Porcello in Boston, and Scherzer officially out of the picture, that leaves a rotation...
Via isportsweb.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Tigers' Avila to try new mask this season

TOLEDO, OHIO -- Tigers catcher Alex Avila will have a new look this season. Before their appearance in Toledo with Mud Hens fans, manager Brad Ausmus said that Avila will wear a hockey-style catcher's mask this season. "I tried it my very first spring training in a bullpen one time," Avila said. "I didn't give it much of a chance. I'm very traditional. When I started catching, I...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Price open to extension with Tigers

DETROIT -- David Price didn't begin his career in Detroit, but he's open to staying here. Price, 29, spoke at Comerica Park before the Tigers left for their annual Winter Caravan. Like Max Scherzer last year, Price is in the last season of his contract and can become a free agent if he chooses. Or the Tigers could try to sign Price to a long-term extension. Although there was a report...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Justin Verlander takes photo next to large stacks of money

Justin Verlander and the Tigers winter caravan stopped by the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago in Detroit (what?!) Thursday and visited a very large sum of money.  JV Instagram’ed a photo next to all of the cashola in the world. He claims they’re all one hundred dollar bills.  I claim he should offer to defer some of his contract so the Tigers can still add to the payroll this...
Via It's Always Sunny in Detroit
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Tigers weren't shocked by Scherzer's departure

DETROIT (AP) -- Justin Verlander is doing his best to take Max Scherzer's departure in stride. Yes, the Detroit Tigers will miss Scherzer, one of the game's top right-handers. But his exit via free agency was by no means a shock. "Obviously you don't want to see a teammate go, but you can kind of see it coming too," Verlander said Thursday. "I think once that deal was turned down...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss
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