TIGERS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Big night at plate was needed for Iglesias

Jose Iglesias fell a triple shy of the cycle in Wednesday's 6-3 win over the Astros, including a two-run homer in the ninth inning, but after a 4-for-36 slump led to a couple days off to clear his head. This was his first three-hit game since April 14 and it hit the mark in terms of positive reinforcement.
Via Tigers.com
35 minutes ago

Why I’m a fan of the Detroit Tigers

I’m a new fan by most standards, but my devotion is genuine. Welcome to the refreshed Bless You Boys! To celebrate the new look and feel of our sports communities, we’re sharing stories of how and why we became fans of our favorite teams. If you’d like to share your story, head over to the FanPosts to write your own post. Each FanPost will be entered into a drawing to win a...
Via Bless You Boys
14 hours ago

Norris doesn't buckle after early struggles

Daniel Norris had trouble with his mechanics early Wednesday against the Astros, but buckled down and pitched well in a no-decision. He allowed one earned run in 6 1/3 innings.
Via Tigers.com
19 hours ago

Ausmus earns save for Tigers' bullpen

Seems like every season the Tigers would construct a team almost good enough to win a championship. There'd be very good starting pitching and a really deep lineup. Problem is, there was always this one teensy problem. In the last four seasons, the Tigers bullpen has been ranked 24th, 27th, 27th and 24th in relief pitching ERA.
Via Tigers.com
19 hours ago

Watch Jose Iglesias seal the Tigers’ win with a home run

Iggy pop! Jose Iglesias home runs are like unicorns. Okay, maybe not. Unicorns aren’t real, and as we saw from Jose Iglesias on Wednesday, his home runs are very real. Sure, they don’t go all that far — I’m guessing that’s a lazy flyout at Comerica Park — but they still count. Iglesias’ homer gave the Tigers a 6-2 cushion that helped them snap a three-game losing...
Via Bless You Boys
21 hours ago

Tigers 6, Astros 3: Jose Iglesias helps snap 3-game losing streak

The normally light-hitting Iglesias was nearly all of Detroit’s offense on Wednesday. It’s not easy to snap a losing streak. For a while, it looked like an early lead would be all for nought for the Detroit Tigers. However, a strong outing from starter Daniel Norris and some late-game heroics from Jose Iglesias helped the Tigers break a 2-2 tie and stop a three-game skid. They...
Via Bless You Boys
21 hours ago

Iglesias, Kinsler lead Tigers to 6-3 win over Astros

HOUSTON (AP) — Jose Iglesias finished a triple shy of the cycle, Ian Kinsler had two hits and scored twice, and the Detroit Tigers beat the Houston Astros 6-3 Wednesday night to snap a three-game skid. Iglesias, who scored three runs, doubled to lead off the eighth. He moved to second on a single by Kinsler before scoring on Alex Avila’s RBI grounder off Chris Devenski (3-3)...
Via MyNorthwest.com
1 day ago

Aggie Alex Wilson Having Success as Detroit Tigers Relief PItcher

They call him Everyday Alex. Everyday Alex Wilson The Detroit Tigers bullpen has been infamously plagued for about the past 10 years; Tigers fans understand the pain of having a lead go to waste in the 7th, 8th, or 9th inning like Aggie fans knew no lead was safe going into the second half of a football game in 2011. Amidst the plague, there has been an impressive amount of...
Via Good Bull Hunting
2 days ago

Detroit Tigers: Anibal Sanchez demoted; Saupold recalled

On Monday evening, manager Brad Ausmus announced that Anibal Sanchez had accepted his option to AAA Toledo. To most fans, this demotion was long overdue as Sanchez has struggled badly for over two years now. In 2013, Sanchez led all of Major League Baseball in having the lowest ERA, but his performances have taken a nose dive since then, as he has been extremely prone to giving up...
Via isportsweb.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Box Score 5/23: Preds, Warriors move on to respective Finals

Want more news first thing in the day? Sign up for the Yardbarker Morning Bark newsletter here. Good morning and welcome to the YB Box Score, what we're reading while waiting for a tough night of Pens-Sens and Cavs-Celtics. Happy birthday today to Carolyn Moos, Gary Roberts and Buck Showalter. On this date in 1984 Tigers won their 16th straight road game. Daily brain workout...
Via Yardbarker
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Daily Prospect Notes: 5/23

Daily notes on prospects from lead prospect analyst Eric Longenhagen. Read previous installments here. Anthony Gose, LHP, Detroit (Profile)Level: Hi-A   Age: 26   Org Rank: NR   Top 100: NRLine: 1 IP, 1 H, 1 BB, 1 R, 1 K Notes Gose hasn’t technically been a prospect since 2012, but he’s attempting to stick the landing on a Reverse Ankiel and convert to the mound after nine...
Via Fangraphs
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Tigers Option Anibal Sanchez

The Tigers have optioned veteran righty Anibal Sanchez to Triple-A, manager Brad Ausmus told reporters including Anthony Fenech of the Detroit Free Press (Twitter links). Sanchez, who would’ve had the right to reject any minor-league assignment, will return to working as a starter at Toledo. The move was driven by Sanchez himself, per Ausmus. He would like to return to working...
Via MLB Trade Rumors
3 days ago

The Tigers Have Found Another Slugger

When the Tigers signed Alex Avila over the winter, it wasn’t exactly a blockbuster. They paid him $2 million to re-join the organization and serve as the backup catcher to James McCann, and since his dad is the GM of the team, there was an easy narrative for those who wanted to criticize the organization for not doing more to upgrade a team reaching the end of its window to contend...
Via Fangraphs
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Miguel Cabrera, Sam Dyson at odds over sign stealing accusation

Miguel Cabrera and Sam Dyson were at odds on Sunday night over some sign stealing accusations.The Detroit Tigers slugger was on second base after doubling in the bottom of the seventh with one out. While on second, Miggy seemed to motion about Dyson throwing a changeup. Here is a video: Dyson was not happy about whatever Cabrera was doing and had words for him: After the game, Tigers...
Via Larry Brown Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Update on Detroit Tigers’ prospects

The Detroit Tigers are currently third in the AL Central Division with a 21-20 record thanks to some young guys stepping up. The Tigers have a lot of young talent on the roster, but they also have a lot of young depth in the farm system. One of the top prospects in the Tigers’ farm system is Beau Burrows. The 20-year old righty has dazzled for the Lakeland Flying Tigers this year...
Via isportsweb.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers J.D. Martinez Could Be an MVP Candidate

Via FOX Sports
4 days ago

A new hope for the Detroit Tigers

The return of right fielder J.D. Martinez for the Detroit Tigers has been a very welcomed return. The 29-year old right fielder is batting .500 with five homeruns, 11 RBIs, and drawing nine walks since his return last Friday. For one week, these numbers are outstanding but it is unrealistic to think he will maintain these numbers. But Martinez’s return has been the only bright...
Via isportsweb.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss

JD Martinez ‘highly doubtful’ about contract talks with Tigers

JD Martinez has been a man on a mission since returning to the Detroit Tigers last week. And while the excellent play is welcomed, it could end up just boosting Martinez’s trade value.Martinez will be a free agent after the season and said on Wednesday that he doubts there will be contract talks with the Tigers during the season. Martinez’s comments came on Wednesday, a day after...
Via Larry Brown Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Francisco Rodriguez latest example of closers flaming out with Detroit Tigers

Some of the early storylines that are always worth keeping track of early in a baseball season are closers that may be replaced. Closers blowing saves and costing their team wins are an easy reactionary development to jump on, as many of us settle back into the pace of a MLB season and need to remember that there’s a long way to go and a lot of baseball to be played. But managers...
Via The Comeback
17 days ago  |  Discuss

An Appreciation of Francisco Rodriguez

Francisco Rodriguez is perhaps getting closer to riding off into the sunset, at least as the analogy applies to ninth-inning and/or high-leverage responsibilities. The man dubbed K-Rod has, quite frankly, has been awful this season. He’s blown four saves already, and back-to-back opportunities in back-to-back days in Oakland over the weekend. On Sunday afternoon Ryon Healy did...
Via Fangraphs
17 days ago  |  Discuss
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