Detroit was so, so close to having a complete team coming into the 2014 season. But on Saturday, Tigers fans heard some bad news.
We continue our plunge into the Detroit Tigers’ depth chart with the new acquisition from Toronto, Rajai Davis.
If you have not been following the Detroit Tigers as religiously as others, you will be happy to learn about the multitude of new faces that will grace the field come April. Since we did not want to leave you in the dark and have you terrified when Opening Day rolls around, we will give you the rundown of every new starter wearing the Old English D.Read More…
Tiger Talk is back!
The roundtable unites for a special AL Central argument between Richie Cozzolino, Zac Swierad and Jonathan Yales.
Welcome to the first edition of Tiger Talk! It has been a long time coming.
Richie Cozzolino scrutinizes everything big and small on a rebounding Tigers team.
On the cusp of the 2014 MLB season, Zac Swierad discusses controversial issues in the world of Major League Baseball and end of the year award predictions.
He also describes storylines for the Detroit Tigers heading into spring training.
The season does not start for another 48 days. The playoffs are more than a half a year away.
Did you think that would stop us?
As pitchers and catchers report to spring training, Tiger Talk welcomes Zac Swierad to breakdown the five teams that make up the 2014 American League Central Division. Offseason player acquisitions, where each team finished last season and predictions of where the five teams will finish this season are all discussed in this installment of Tiger Talk.
Dave Dombrowski stays perfect on arbitrator-less talks with his team.
On Friday, Alex Avila agreed to a one-year, $4.35 million deal with the Tigers. The hometown talent is the last of six Tigers who called for an arbitrator back in mid-January. General Manager Dombrowski continues his perfect seven year streak of not needing a third party to settle salary disputes with players.
Baseball will be more accurate, less subjective and played at an even slower pace in 2014.
On Thursday, the MLB announced that all 30 teams had voted unanimously to expand instant replay in baseball. The news came at the close of the quarterly owners meeting for the MLB. According to an MLB.com press release, both the Major League Baseball Players Association and the World Umpires Association had agreed to expand the rules in the sport.
Exhale, Detroit. Max Scherzer is staying. For now.
On Friday, Detroit agreed to contracts with five big-name Tigers, all one-year deals: Max Scherzer, Rick Porcello, Austin Jackson, Al Alburquerque and Andy Dirks.
If 2014 was suppose to be Tigers’ year, it has not has not gotten off to a good start.
On Thursday, the Detroit Tigers shocked their fans with a tweet describing that their star starting pitcher, Justin Verlander, underwent surgery:
If there has been one message Detroit has sent with the multitude of trades in the offseason, it is their distaste with last season’s ending. Those underperforming in past seasons are getting the boot, and that list only increased over the last week. Read More…
Monday marked the beginning of MLB’s annual Winter Meetings in Orlando, Fla., and with it came a slew of free agent signings and trades.
Tigers GM Dave Dombrowski has never hesitated to make a splash at the meetings. In 2007, they traded prospects to the Florida Marlins for eventual two-time MVP Miguel Cabrera, and in 2009, traded Curtis Granderson and Edwin Jackson for Austin Jackson, Max Scherzer, Phil Coke and Daniel Schlereth. Read More…
It has been a busy month in the Tigers’ front office.
Only two weeks after Prince Fielder was traded to the Texas Rangers for Ian Kinsler, Detroit has completed two more big moves. Read More…
With a lifetime batting average of .229 and .250 in the postseason, the Tigers have decided to re-sign Don Kelly to a one-year extension.
Although Don Kelly is not a consistent starter, he is a great role player. When his number is called, he will go in the game and do whatever the team needs him to do.
Besides re-signing Kelly, they also bolstered their bullpen with the reported signing of closer Joe Nathan and acquired left-hander Ian Krol in the Fister trade.
Dave Dombrowski has done it again. In what is quite possibly the most shocking Tigers news since the Tigers signed him, first baseman Prince Fielder has been traded to the Texas Rangers, along with cash, in exchange for second baseman Ian Kinsler.
According to CBS Sports baseball insider Jon Heyman, the Tigers and Rangers agreed to an exchange of the two star players, pending a physical and commissioner approval. Read More…
As November arrives and seasons change, another year of Tigers baseball ends on a dull note. A preseason favorite to win the World Series, Detroit once again fell flat.
What went wrong? The hitting? The team who was first in hits and batting average in 2013 and second in OBP and SLG? That lineup?
Or was it the pitching? The Cy Young laden team with one man already claiming the trophy and the other a day away? A team that broke the MLB record for strikeouts in a single season with 1,428? That doesn’t make sense either. Read More…
MLB’s offseason is only two weeks old, and the hot stove is beginning to heat up already.
According to a tweet from Jon Morosi, MLB insider for Fox Sports, “Mutual Interest has already developed between Tigers and free agent closer Joe Nathan. Nathan has Detroit high on his wish list.” Read More…
Jim Leyland said he wasn’t going to get emotional, about 30 seconds before wiping away tears.
Monday morning, he wasn’t the only one.
Leyland held a press conference on the morning of October 21, stating he was resigning as manager of the Detroit Tigers. He had come to General Manager Dave Dombrowski in early September stating his intentions to leave the role at the end of the season. Read More…