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‘Miscommunication’ magnifies Detroit Tigers lack of leadership

Forget about the Detroit Tigers’ comeback win. It was a fantastic victory for a club that needed it badly. Strip away Victor Martinez’s three-run triple that tied the score in the eighth inning. Take away James McCann’s walk-off home run to win the game in the ninth inning. If the Tigers don’t defeat the Chicago White Sox. 5-4, then the storyline is much different this...
Via OutsidePitchMLB
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers' Miguel Cabrera wants to participate in Home Run Derby

Miguel Cabrera is undoubtedly one of the greatest hitters of this generation. The nine-time All-Star has a laundry list of MLB accolades, including two-time MVP, Triple Crown winner, three-time AL batting champ, five-time Silver Slugger Award-winner and even World Series Champ. But there's one thing missing from Miggy's resume: Home Run Derby winner. Cabrera could be coming for this...
Via Fox Sports
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers: trading Cespedes makes sense ( + dollars)

Outfielder Yoenis Cespedes is the Detroit Tigers most valuable trading piece and they should take advantage of it. The fact of the matter is that the Tigers are 39-36 and on the outside looking in of the playoff picture. While it is “only June,” it is also June, so the Tigers have had almost 3 months to distance themselves from the rest of the pack in the AL Central Division...
Via isportsweb.com
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers' James McCann hits walk-off homer (VIDEO)

The Detroit Tigers have had their share of ups and downs this season. Sunday's dramatic walk-off victory was just another example of this team's peaks and valleys -- this one ending on a rather high note. After mustering only two hits and trailing 4-0 through seven innings, Detroit rallied for an incredible comeback victory. Catcher James McCann blasted a laser walk-off home run...
Via Fox Sports
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

David Price talks All-Star Game controversy, using social media during games; sneakers

Tigers pitcher David Price joined the newest edition of "The Buzz with Jimmy Traina" to talk about a wide range of issues. Price discussed many aspects of the All-Star Game, from the voting system to how important it is to players. The lefty also talked about players checking their phones during games, his massive sneaker collection, his iWatch and more. Price also talked his role...
Via Fox Sports
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Verlander on track to start Tuesday for Tigers

DETROIT (AP) -- Justin Verlander is on track to return Tuesday from a back issue that caused him to miss a start. Detroit manager Brad Ausmus says Verlander will start Tuesday night against Pittsburgh. The right-hander didn't pitch at all this season until June 13 because of an arm problem, and after making two starts, he was scratched from Wednesday's game against Cleveland because...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Tigers Daily-ish: McCann’s Walk-off Covers Up Price Absence

The Detroit Tigers continued their season of mediocrity on Sunday with a sudden flash of brilliance just when things were looking about as morose as possible. A bizarre situation on the mound involving the disappearance of their star pitcher only heightened the tension of a game that was seemingly circling the drain. The Tigers looked stumbling, undisciplined and unfocused…until...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers: Victor Martinez the key to success

Tigers at Orioles 5/14/14 Victor Martinez is one of the Detroit Tigers big bats who bats in the middle of their line up. He is a key player  in the the Tigers’  recent success. Victor Martinez is the designated hitter for the Tigers. He bats behind first baseman, Miguel Cabrera. He is essential to clean up what Cabrera leaves on base or if he is walked there is anther player...
Via isportsweb.com
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers: What to expect in the absence of Verlander

Tigers at Orioles 10/2/14 ALDS Game 1 The Detroit Tigers were just starting to think they were on the comeback trail. They had finally gotten Justin Verlander and Victor Martinez back from injury. The Tigers have been rolling within that time period. The bats were heating up and there was a real confidence about the team that they could make a run again, because the full team was...
Via isportsweb.com
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

McCann hits walk off home run to sink White Sox, probably heading to backup role once Avila returns

The Tigers erased a 4-run deficit in the 8th thanks to a Victor Martinez bases clearing double then it was James McCann that put Detroit over the top with a walk-off solo shot to left field giving the Tigers a 5-4 win over the White Sox. It was McCann’s second walk-off home run as the 25-year old rookie catcher has a slash line of .248/.290/.370 with 42 strikeouts and nine walks...
Via The Majors Detroit
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers expect Justin Verlander to start Tuesday

When the Detroit Tigers used Kyle Ryan out of the bullpen last week, it was speculated that Justin Verlander was nearing a return to the starting rotation. Verlander didn’t end up pitching on Saturday. Actually, a rainout prevented anyone from taking the mound against the Chicago White Sox. Regardless though, Verlander wasn’t ready to pitch Saturday. According to manager Brad...
Via OutsidePitchMLB
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Game 2015.75: White Sox at Tigers

It seems to be finished raining all over Detroit, so we resume what is now a three-game series against the White Sox, with what should turn out to be a pitcher’s duel type of affair. If Samardzija vs. Price sounds familiar, it’s because they faced each other in Detroit on April 17th. In that one Samardzija went 8, and gave up only 1 run, while striking out 7 (no walks). Price...
Via Tigers Weblog
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Burning questions surrounding the Detroit Tigers

Since our previous ‘burning questions’ piece, the Detroit Tigers won four of its last six games and look to win its second-consecutive series against the Chicago White Sox on Sunday. Even though the Tigers are six games out of first place, there is some reason for optimism. With that said, let’s get to this weeks burning questions. Q: Why should Tigers fans be optimistic? The...
Via OutsidePitchMLB
2 days ago  |  Discuss

The Tigers to recall RHP Bruce Rondon

The Tigers have announced following today’s 8-2 loss to the Cleveland Indians that they will recall RHP Bruce Rondon from AAA Toledo. Rondon, 24, hasn’t pitched in the majors since the end of the 2013 season. He missed all of 2014 with Tommy John surgery and has been rehabbing from that injury since. He also has dealt with shoulder issues earlier in this season, but has been...
Via The Majors Detroit
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Miguel Cabrera digs cut of young Indians fan’s jib, gives him bat, gloves (vids)

Miguel Cabrera may have converted a young Cleveland Indians fan into a Miggy Maniac after a delightful interaction in which the youngster impressed the Detroit Tigers slugger with a slick catch and then some even slicker smack talk. The fan snagged a foul ball down the first base line off the bat of Jason Kipnis...Read More The post Miguel Cabrera digs cut of young Indians fan...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Miguel Cabrera rewards young trash-talking Indians fan with gloves, bat (Video)

Detroit Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera was given the business by a young trash-talking Cleveland Indians fan who snagged a foul ball with his cap during the fifth inning of Tuesday night's game at Progressive Field.Apparently the kid made a positive impression. Cabrera laughed it up, then at the end of the inning, he handed the kid a bat, glove and a couple of baseballs. The...
Via Holdout Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Six-Run Fifth Inning Sends Detroit to Another Win; Tigers 7, Indians 3

Danny Salazar dropped a slow roller that could have been potentially an inning-ending double play in the fifth inning and the Detroit Tigers capitalized on it, plating six runs. It broke a 1-1 tie and gave Detroit a 7-1 lead which would be enough to cruise to a 7-3 victory. Jason Kipnis had four more hits in the Indians 7-3 loss to Detroit, and is now hitting .354, tops in the AL...
Via Did The Tribe Win Last Night?
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Continues to Maul Tribe; Tigers 8, Indians 5

The Indians rallied from an early 3-0 deficit to tie the Tigers, but Detroit countered with four in the fourth off Tribe starter Trevor Bauer for an 8-5 win. Jason Kipnis had a two-run double and Michael Brantley followed with an RBI single to tie it in the third, but Miguel Cabrera drew an RBI, bases-loaded walk, Victor Martinez had a two-run single and Yoenis Cespedes followed...
Via Did The Tribe Win Last Night?
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Four external solutions to the Castellanos problem

      We can all admit that the Tigers have a black hole in the batting order at third base. Nick Castellanos has had a horrible sophomore season. His on OPS is the worst in the major leagues among qualifying third baseman and ninth worst among those who have enough at bats to qualify for the batting title. Castellanos’ glove has vastly improved. After checking in with -30...
Via The Majors Detroit
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Game 2015.69: Tigers at Yankees

Well, here we are, all that early season winning has been squandered and we’re back where the season started, neither winners nor losers. Although that could change today, facing a tough pitcher and a Yankee team that’s as hot as Detroit is cold. After the game Victor Martinez stated the obvious: “If we keep playing like this, we’re going nowhere.” One thing the team definitely...
Via Tigers Weblog
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Man who caught A-Rod's 3,000th hit getting harassed

Zack Hample, who caught Alex Rodriguez's home run and 3,000th hit, chose to keep the baseball and is now hated on social media.
Via Gamedayr
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals' Hosmer: It's crazy he leads Cabrera in All-Star voting

The Kansas City Royals’ domination of the American League All-Star ballot has taken everyone by surprise. Including certain members of the Royals.   As of Monday’s latest update, eight of the team’s players are projected to start in the Midsummer Classic. It’s a classic case of ballot-stuffing, with passionate Royals fans voting over and over again (each fan can vote...
Via NESN.com
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Job Posting: Detroit Tigers Baseball Operations Intern

Position: Detroit Tigers Baseball Operations Intern Location: Detroit Job Summary: The intern will primarily focus on compiling, maintaining and analyzing data to assist the department in its development of various statistical models for use in player evaluation, in addition to performing other baseball-related research projects and activities. Assist in salary arbitration preparation...
Via Fangraphs
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Keith Hernandez makes $3,000 a year in ‘Seinfeld’ royalties

Keith Hernandez transformed from ex-MLB player to pop culture legend when he appeared on popular sitcom “Seinfeld” for a few episodes. The former New York Mets first baseman appeared in two episodes of the show in 1992 as the love interest of Elaine Benes. He also appeared in the show’s finale in 1998. Thanks to...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Justin Verlander has saccharine-sweet birthday message for Kate Upton

Wednesday marks the 23rd birthday of Kate Upton and longtime boyfriend Justin Verlander sent her some thoughtful, but almost sickeningly saccharine, sentiments to commemorate the special event. The Detroit Tigers pitcher posted to Instagram a hippy-dippy, tie-dyed photograph of the supermodel along with the message, “Happy birthday @kateupton! I hope your day is as amazing...Read...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
19 days ago  |  Discuss
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