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Detroit Tigers: Lloyd McClendon’s back… Sort of

In a piece of breaking news that we though was fake, the Toledo Mud Hens, the Detroit Tigers AAA affiliate have named former Seattle Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon as manager. Lloyd McClendon had served as manager for the Mariners for two seasons after spending the 2006-2013 as a member of the Detroit Tigers coaching staff, primarily serving as the hitting coach. BREAKING NEWS...
Via The Majors Detroit
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Braves trade Cameron Maybin to Tigers for pair of relievers

The Atlanta Braves fire sale continued today, as the club dealt outfielder Cameron Maybin and cash considerations to the Detroit Tigers in exchange for relievers Ian Krol and Gabe Speier. Braves acquire LHPs Ian Krol and Gabe Speier from the Detroit Tigers in exchange for OF Cameron Maybin and cash considerations. — Atlanta Braves (@Braves) November 20, 2015   Maybin...
Via The Outside Corner
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers: Add’em or Lose’em

The Major League Baseball Rule Five Draft is coming shortly and the Detroit Tigers have some of their prospects unprotected. That means another team can come along and snag these prospects for $50,000 dollars a piece. In baseball terms, that’s peanuts. Here’s who’s eligible out of the Detroit Tigers farm system: #15 Prospect – RHP Endrys Briceno #21 Prospect – RHP Edgar...
Via The Majors Detroit
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Who Will The Tigers Protect?

The Detroit Tigers have 35 men on their roster heading into today’s deadline to decide whether to protect certain players from being eligible for the Rule 5 draft. This is a tough decision because you can’t pack your roster too full, as then as you make signings in the offseason you’ll have to designate players for […]
Via Baseball Essential
4 days ago  |  Discuss

2016 Fantasy Baseball: Detroit Tigers Acquire Francisco Rodriguez

The Detroit Tigers went from first to worst in 2015. Whenever that happens, you can usually blame injuries and a bad bullpen. They certainly had their fair share of both as both Miguel Cabrera and Victor Martinez went down for stretches last season. However, the bullpen was also a considerable factor as well. Dave Dombrowski traded Joakim Soria (currently a free agent) before the...
Via The Fantasy Fix
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Goes Used Closer Shopping Again

It feels like the Tigers have been searching for a closer since Todd Jones retired -- Percival, Valverde, Nathan, Soria.  They prey on dead meat so much, they're more like the Vultures than Tigers. Papelbon recently was heard saying, "I am going to close forever.  Wait, are those Tigers' front office people circling above me?  Crap!"  It's too bad none of the Syrian refugees...
Via Razzball
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Brewers deal Francisco Rodriguez to Tigers

THE DETROIT TIGERS HAVE A CLOSER! (again) Their new ninth inning man is veteran Francisco Rodriguez, who the club acquired on Wednesday from the Milwaukee Brewers in exchange for minor leaguer Javier Betancourt. The #Brewers have traded RHP Francisco Rodriguez to Detroit in exchange for INF Javier Betancourt and a player to be named. — Milwaukee Brewers (@Brewers) November...
Via The Outside Corner
6 days ago  |  Discuss

2016 Prospects: Detroit Tigers Top 10 Prospects by Christopher Crawford and BP Prospect Staff

We kick off our prospect coverage in the Motor City, where things have been better... but they`ve definitely been worse.
Via Baseball Prospectus
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Verlander posts hideous nose spray picture on Instagram, funny comments ensue

Justin Verlander does not give any darns with stuff he posts or says on Instagram these days. Monday night was no different when he tossed this photo of himself using Flonase nasal spray on Instagram with the caption: “When in Rome… #LA#snorting #allergiesgotmelike.” Instagram The reaction: a wrinkled nose from me followed by hearty chuckling based on the comments.  “Hey...
Via It's Always Sunny in Detroit
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers free agent rumors: David Price edition

The World Series is over and free agent frenzy has begun. Many big names are on the market and it is no secret the Detroit Tigers are looking for help when it comes to pitching. One name that has popped up is former Tigers lefty, David Price. At 30 years old, and coming off a season that saw him win 18 games and post a 2.45, Price is in search of a hefty payday. The only question...
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers: Five Free-Agent Pitchers to Target

Once a staple in the Detroit Tigers’ four years of dominance, the 2015 Tigers pitching staff showed no resemblance of the Tigers’ staffs of recent vintage that featured an MVP and Cy Young winners. Injuries, inconsistent performances, and an influx of youth trying to find success for the first time at the next level, weighed […]
Via Baseball Essential
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Justin Verlander Sounds Off on Terror Attack

Not long after news of the terrorist attacks in Paris broke…folks have flooded social media offering their prayers (or in some cases “prey”) Justin Verlander was among the many. The Detroit Tigers pitcher took his thoughts one step further, by literally calling out the guys responsible for the attacks. Yikes. The post Justin Verlander Sounds Off on Terror Attack appeared first...
Via Hall of Very Good
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Kate Upton and Justin Verlander took their dog for a(nother) walk in Los Angeles

Justin Verlander and Kate Upton took their fur baby Harley on a walk in Los Angeles Thursday morning.  You tell me if this has the look of a professional athlete who will have earned over $210 million after 2020 and a world-renowned supermodel?  I’m not saying either way.  That’s why I said you tell me. That’s a darn good looking dog though. Instagram [Instagram]  
Via It's Always Sunny in Detroit
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Silver Slugger winner Miguel Cabrera's top home runs of 2015 (VIDEO)

Miguel Cabrera has now won a total of six Silver Slugger Awards. Tim Heitman USA TODAY SportsMajor League Baseball announced the 2015 Silver Slugger Award winners on Thursday and Miguel Cabrera made the list.The honor is Cabrera's sixth Silver Slugger Award, his second as a first baseman with the Tigers. He previously won the award three times as a third baseman and once as an outfielder...
Via Fox Sports
11 days ago  |  Discuss

PHOTO: Verlander, Kid Rock and Wayne Gretzky eat dinner together

Justin Verlander posted a photo to Instagram that may very well end up on his Christmas card.  On Wednesday, he shared a whole meal food with Kid Rock and Wayne Gretzky. It’s anyone’s guess where they were, but JV appeared to be the Los Angeles area in an Instagram photo the day before. But really, nobody cares where they were. What do you think they talked about?  Kate Upton...
Via It's Always Sunny in Detroit
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers: Seven free agent starters to consider

LHP  David Price David Price is a familiar face and would be really nice fit. However, the Detroit Tigers won’t be the only ones considering paying over $200 million dollars for this left-handed flamethrower. If the Detroit Tigers are really serious about being the best baseball team in the land, why don’t they go and get the best starting pitcher available. (Yes, I think...
Via The Majors Detroit
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Job Posting: Detroit Tigers Baseball Analytics & Operations Internship

Position: Detroit Tigers Baseball Analytics & Operations Internship Location: Detroit Description: The Detroit Tigers are looking for a Baseball Analytics & Operations Intern who will be primarily responsible for assisting with day-to-day tasks in the front office. Responsibilities will focus on database design and maintenance, systems development and baseball research....
Via Fangraphs
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers rumors: fixing the bullpen with a new strategy

The Detroit Tigers have a clear bullpen remodeling to undertake over the next few months. GM Dave Dombrowski’s tenure in Motown, as stuffed full with accolades as it was, became marred by his inability to successfully back up his often elite starting rotations with solid late-inning arms. Perhaps now that Al Avila is at the helm, he can take in some lessons from franchises that...
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Jose Iglesias- He Did Deserve An Opportunity

In a blog in March 2013, I wrote about former Red Sox shortstop Jose Iglesias: ” He is already a star in the field…He is trying to become a better hitter, working last winter with Dustin Pedroia…The man is obviously working to improve. He deserves at least an opportunity.” A Cuban defector, Iglesias was signed by the Sox in 2009 as an international free agent. In 2011...
Via Fenway West
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers Offseason Wish List

The Tigers will try and pull a 2013 Boston Red Sox next year and make their way back to the playoffs after a disappointing 2014. They certainly have a chance to improve at the very least. It won’t be easy as the Indians only seem to be getting better, and of course the Royals are […]
Via Baseball Essential
15 days ago  |  Discuss

The wait for Nick Castellanos will soon be over

Young Tiger Nick Castellanos has two seasons under his belt and hasn’t yet turned 24. He’s shown flashes of the talent he was supposed to have as a top prospect, but he’s on the wrong side of the leaderboards so far. The second half had some good news for him, particularly when it came to his plate discipline, but it’s fair to wonder how important he will be for Detroit....
Via Fangraphs
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers pitcher Daniel Norris reveals he has cancer

Detroit Tigers pitcher Daniel Norris revealed on Monday that he has been diagnosed with thyroid cancer. Norris made the announcement via Instagram:The announcement from Norris, 22, is a disheartening one for baseball fans everywhere. Norris was the prized prospect the Toronto Blue Jays traded earlier this year to acquire pitcher David Price from the Tigers. Norris went 2-1 with a...
Via Yardbarker
October 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Daniel Norris and His 54-Pitch Inning

Daniel Norris began this season fighting for a rotation spot with the Toronto Blue Jays. At just 21 years of age to start the season, the Blue Jays prospect, who made news in Spring Training for living in a van, made the rotation. After struggling through a dead arm period, however, he was sent back down to the minor leagues while the big-league club struggled through the first half...
Via Fangraphs
October 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Kate Upton: Verlander once got ‘blackout drunk’ after bad start

Athletes have their ups and downs, and it’s important for them to learn how to take the good with the bad. Detroit Tigers ace Justin Verlander is no different. He had a rough 2014, in which his ERA skyrocketed to 4.54 with a 15-12 record. It was quite a difference from 2011 and 2012, when the hard-throwing pitcher compiled a 41-13 record in those two seasons combined, with an...
Via The Sports Daily
September 29, 2015  |  Discuss

How much more can we expect of Miguel Cabrera?

“I think if we were healthy, I think we’d be in the race right now.“ A little over one week ago, Detroit’s Miguel Cabrera said that while addressing his club’s underwhelming season and criticisms facing current manager Brad Ausmus. And while there’s no use in worrying about the “if we were healthy…” thought—the Tigers are currently battling it out with the...
Via The Sports Post
September 26, 2015  |  Discuss

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