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Detroit Tigers: Players to watch entering the 2016 season

Baseball season is fast approaching as pitchers and catchers are set to report in the coming week. The Detroit Tigers are looking to forget last season as they finished last in the division with a record of 74-87. The Tigers made some key pickups this offseason and there are certainly a few players to keep an eye on throughout the season. James McCann Alex Avila is now a member...
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10 hours ago  |  Discuss

KATOH Projects: Detroit Tigers Prospects

Previous editions: Baltimore / Boston / Chicago AL / Chicago NL / Cincinnati  / Cleveland / Colorado. Earlier this week, lead prospect analyst Dan Farnsworth published his excellently in-depth prospect list for the Detroit Tigers. In this companion piece, I look at that same Detroit farm system through the lens of my recently refined KATOH projection system. There’s way more...
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18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers 2016 offensive preview: infield and DH edition

Detroit Tigers fans, we’re almost there. Pitchers and catchers reporting. Photos of beautifully sunny spring training venues scattered across Twitter for all to see. Hearing how player X is in the ‘best shape of his life’ (wait, didn’t he say that last year?). These are the sights and sounds of spring that we clamor for and next week it is all upon us once more. Having already...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Evaluating the 2016 Prospects: Detroit Tigers

Other clubs: Braves, Cubs, Diamondbacks, Indians, Orioles, Reds, Red Sox, Rockies, White Sox. To say the Tigers have had a “type” is an understatement. They have consistently brought in hard-throwing pitchers with either command or secondary-pitch questions, and most of them have ended up as relievers by the time they make it to the big leagues. As Kiley pointed out in last...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

2016 Detroit Tigers Preview & Fantasy Baseball Draft Prep

The Tigers snapped a six-season streak of .500, or better, baseball. Last year, they were 74-87. That was the fewest amount of wins in Detroit since 2008. Dave Dombrowski isn't the GM in Detroit anymore, but the Tigers still made waves in the offseason. New general manager, Al Avila, added Justin Upton in January. Upton inked a six-year, $132.75 million contract. Avila also bolstered...
Via Fox Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Tigers finalize two-year deal with J.D. Martinez

DETROIT (AP) -- J.D. Martinez and the Detroit Tigers finalized their $18.5 million, two-year contract Wednesday, a deal that avoided salary arbitration. Martinez will earn $6.75 million this year and $11.75 million in 2017. The 28-year-old outfielder can become a free agent after the 2017 World Series. When the sides exchanged proposed arbitration salaries last month, Martinez had...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

JD Martinez, Tigers finalize $18.5 million, 2-year deal

DETROIT (AP) J.D. Martinez and the Detroit Tigers finalized their $18.5 million, two-year contract Wednesday, a deal that avoided salary arbitration. Martinez will earn $6.75 million this year and $11.75 million in 2017. The 28-year-old outfielder can become a free agent after the 2017 World Series. When the sides exchanged proposed arbitration salaries last month, Martinez had...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

J.D. Martinez, Tigers finalize $18.5 million, 2-year deal

DETROIT (AP) J.D. Martinez and the Detroit Tigers have finalized their $18.5 million, two-year contract, a deal that avoided salary arbitration. Martinez will earn $6.75 million this year and $11.75 million in 2017 as part of the agreement announced Wednesday. The 28-year-old Martinez was eligible for arbitration through next year and can become a free agent after the 2017 World...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Tigers agree to two-year, $18.5 million deal with J.D. Martinez

DETROIT (AP) -- A person with knowledge of the deal says J.D. Martinez has agreed to an $18.5 million, two-year contract with the Detroit Tigers, avoiding salary arbitration.The person spoke Monday night on condition of anonymity because the deal had not been announced.The 28-year-old Martinez was eligible for arbitration through next year and can become a free agent after the 2017...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

AP source: J.D. Martinez, Tigers reach $18.5M, 2-year deal

DETROIT (AP) A person with knowledge of the deal says J.D. Martinez has agreed to an $18.5 million, two-year contract with the Detroit Tigers, avoiding salary arbitration. The person spoke Monday night on condition of anonymity because the deal had not been announced. The 28-year-old Martinez was eligible for arbitration through next year and can become a free agent after the...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Source: Tigers, J.D. Martinez agree to two-year extension

The Detroit Tigers and outfielder J.D. Martinez have agreed to a two-year contract extension worth $18.5 million, a league source said. The two-year extension buys out the remaining two years of arbitration eligibility on Martinez’s contract. When arbitration figures were exchanged in mid-January, the Tigers and Martinez were $2 million apart, with the Tigers offering $6 million...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers to avoid arbitration with J.D. Martinez

Breaking news here late on this Monday night as it is being reported that the Detroit Tigers and outfielder J.D. Martinez have agreed to a two year, $18.5 million dollar deal, eating up the final two years of Martinez’s arbitration eligibility. Have heard unconfirmed rumblings that the #Tigers and JD Martinez have agreed to a two-year, $18.5 million deal. — Robert Murray (...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers: Can Shane Greene bounce back in 2016

At the beginning of the 2015 season, right handed starter Shane Greene looked like an absolute steal for the Detroit Tigers. He began the season winning his first 3 games and allowing just 1 earned run during those 3 games. Then the wheels began to come off. Over his next 3 games he gave up a combined 20 earned runs. Greene became so consistently bad that he was demoted to AAA Toledo...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

The one time the Tigers blatantly committed sexual discrimination…

Mike Mulholland | MLive.com It was over 30 years ago, in different times, but the Detroit Tigers were guilty of sexual discrimination.  Blatantly.  Tony Paul, baseball writer for the Detroit News, retweeted a letter from a Tigers fan Thursday.  And in a word, wow. Now, I have met Dan Ewald, the author of the letter, and he does a lot of good things for the community.  But still…wow...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers: projecting the 7-man Opening Day bullpen

Earlier this week we took a look at the starting rotation that the Detroit Tigers will roll out this year. Click here if you missed it. Today, the bullpen goes under the microscope. During his 14-year run as General Manager of the Tigers, Dave Dombrowski’s kryptonite was clearly the pen. Favoring big-armed starting pitchers and a slugging offense instead, DD often left the Tigers...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Can the 2016 Detroit Tigers lineup live up to the hype?

The Detroit Tigers lineup is shaping up to be one of the best in baseball heading into the 2016 season. Compared to the start of last year the Tigers lineup isn’t changed all that much. For most of last season the lineup was Anthony Gose, Ian Kinsler, Miguel Cabrera, Victor Martinez, J.D. Martinez, Yoenis Cespedes, Nick Castellanos, James McCann, and Jose Iglesias. This season...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Justin Upton knocks it close at the 16th hole at TPC Scottsdale’s Stadium

Twitter Justin Upton did the golf equivalent of lining a double off the center field wall Wednesday at the 16th hole at the Phoenix Open at TPC Scottsdale’s Stadium Course.  Known for being the rowdiest hole in all of professional golf, Upton gave the people what they wanted in the pre-tournament Pro-Am. I smell an Oakland Hills or Detroit Golf Club membership in his future...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Two Reasons to Consider the Tigers in the AL Central

The Detroit Tigers, though they have yet to win the ultimate prize, have clearly been one of the game’s premier franchises over the past few seasons. Before 2015’s 74-87 disappointment, they had reached the playoffs the previous four seasons, earning one AL pennant and two other ALCS berths over that span. In the five previous seasons, going back to the beginning of the Jim Leyland...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers: 2016 Outfield Outlook

General Manager Al Avila of the Detroit Tigers has been very busy this offseason, as he’s trying to shape the ball club back into winning form. One of the holes Avila aimed to fill included beefing up the Tigers in the outfield. With a collection of executed trades and free agent signings, Avila has done just that. Here is who to expect starting for the Tigers in the outfield come...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Can the 2016 Detroit Tigers starting rotation be elite?

Last April the Detroit Tigers rolled into the regular season with a starting rotation of David Price, Anibal Sanchez, Shane Greene, Alfredo Simon and Kyle Lobstein. My how times have changed. The only holdover from that group is Sanchez, the same pitcher who gave up 29 homers in 2015, by far the most of his career, while also posting his worst full-season ERA (4.99) since turning...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Justin Verlander calls out Twitter troll

Justin Verlander’s activity on Twitter and Instagram exposes himself to some of the worst people around – the internet tough guy and trolls.  On Wednesday, he posted a selfie while watching television with his dog Riley.  Harmless, right? Twitter And because the majority of “fans” have no clue what it’s like to be an athlete on a high level, in the offseason no less...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Tigers send Jefry Marte to Angels for Kody Eaves

DETROIT (AP) -- The Detroit Tigers have acquired Kody Eaves from the Los Angeles Angels in exchange for Jefry Marte in a swap of infielders. The 22-year-old Eaves spent last season with Single A Inland Empire, playing in 134 games and hitting .248 with 17 doubles, 11 triples, 11 home runs and 71 RBIs. The 24-year-old Marte was designated for assignment by the Tigers last week after...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Tigers send Marte to Angels for Eaves in infielder swap

DETROIT (AP) The Detroit Tigers have acquired Kody Eaves from the Los Angeles Angels in exchange for Jefry Marte in a swap of infielders. The 22-year-old Eaves spent last season with Single A Inland Empire, playing in 134 games and hitting .248 with 17 doubles, 11 triples, 11 home runs and 71 RBIs. The 24-year-old Marte was designated for assignment by the Tigers last week after...
Via AP on Fox
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Motor City Uncut 90: Did the Tigers go the SABR route this offseason?

On this week’s edition of Motor City Uncut we ask the question if the Tigers were going a more sabermetrics route this offseason? We also get into the most frustrating thing about being a Detroit Sports fan, who the Red Wings should potentially target via trade, what Michigan football can’t say they are anymore and much more! Tune in for the LIVE show at 8PM ET on DETROIT.THEMAJORS...
Via The Majors Detroit
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Kirk Gibson on Justin Upton: 'He's going to fit in great'

DETROIT (AP) -- Kirk Gibson and Justin Upton are being reunited -- sort of.Gibson, who managed Upton in Arizona, is now doing some broadcasting for Fox Sports Detroit. The Tigers recently agreed to a $132.75 million, six-year deal with Upton, bringing one of the offseason's top free agents to Detroit."He makes us a much better team," Gibson said. "I'm excited to cover him."Gibson...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss
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