Detroit Tigers: Where have Victor Martinez and Miguel Cabrera gone?

The Detroit Tigers seem to being in the opposite direction than most people expected. The Tigers lost two out of four to division rival Chicago White Sox and are now six games back from first place in the AL Central. The team is normally lead by Miguel Cabrera and Victor Martinez, but they have seemed to disappear in the month of July. Miggy is hitting .286 with only one home run...
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Tigers drop another heartbreaker on South Side

The White Sox began Sunday afternoon at risk of being swept in a four-game series against the Tigers. Instead, they ended the day with a series split thanks to two walk-off wins in a four-hour span. Melky Cabrera provided the last with a single scoring Adam Eaton in the ninth, nullifying Detroit's three-homer rally in the top of the inning for a 5-4 White Sox win at U.S. Cellular Field.
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Wilson benefits from midseason rest

When Tigers general manager Al Avila praised manager Brad Ausmus on Saturday for his work this season, his key example was bullpen management. It wasn't simply about managing veteran closer Francisco Rodriguez or the setup men Avila signed to help him, but guys like Alex Wilson, last year's do-everything reliever who has struggled for much of this season.
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2 hours ago

Detroit Tigers trade rumors: the final push before the deadline

With the trade deadline just about a week away, it’s looking like the Detroit Tigers are going to be buyers. This doesn’t come as a surprise to most since the Tigers have a huge salary in their lineup. But who should they be looking to buy? There are a lot of rumors floating around that the squad is looking for some sort of pitcher. May that be a starting, relief, or closer...
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Ian Kinsler roasts Jose Iglesias' Ronald McDonald outfit

When fashion goes wrong. As we've seen before, many athletes have a unique sense of style. Yesterday, Jose Iglesias showed up to the clubhouse with his best statement outfit. Only problem was, Ian Kinsler saw a very stark simliarity to everyone's favorite clown. We had a good friend visit the clubhouse yesterday. He makes fantastic burgers! #mccdonalds #joseiglesias...
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3 hours ago

Chicago White Sox 4, Detroit Tigers 3: Wait twenty-four hours and get walked off

Offense fails to take advantage of Chris Sale's tantrum and a White Sox bullpen day. In a game that got weird before the players even took the field, the Detroit Tigers bullpen finally cracked, and the Tigers went down to defeat on a walkoff RBI single by Adam Eaton. A few hours before the game, Chris Sale, who had been scheduled to start, was pulled from his start and sent home...
Via Bless You Boys
3 hours ago

Tigers' Saturday rally spoiled by Sunday walk-off

Neither a suspended game, a taxed bullpen or a suspension of starter Chris Sale could thwart the White Sox from tormenting the Tigers. Adam Eaton's two-out single in the ninth inning scored Avisail Garcia, earning Chicago a 4-3 win over Detroit on Sunday afternoon in a game that started Saturday night.
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4 hours ago

Tigers, White Sox to resume suspended game Sunday (Jul 24, 2016)

CHICAGO (AP) The Detroit Tigers thought they were going to face one of the best pitchers in baseball. They also assumed they would play a complete game. Neither happened on a strange, wet night. With Chris Sale scratched after he destroyed throwback uniforms Chicago was scheduled to wear, the White Sox used six pitchers Saturday night before their game against the Tigers was suspended...
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GM: Tigers likely to stand pat at deadline; praises Ausmus

CHICAGO (AP) Detroit Tigers general manager Al Avila believes his current roster is good enough to reach the postseason and anticipates standing pat at the Aug. 1 trade deadline. Avila also praised manager Brad Ausmus on Saturday, but said any talk on picking up his option for 2017 or a possible longer extension won't be made until the end of the season. ''This is a team that...
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Game 99 Preview: Detroit Tigers at Chicago White Sox

Anibal Sanchez looks to build upon the success from his most recent outing. The next week will have heavily implications on the rest of the Detroit Tigers’ season, no matter what actions they choose to take (or not take) leading up to the trade deadline. The Tigers are currently looking up at Cleveland in the AL Central race and are a few games behind the second wild card spot...
Via Bless You Boys
10 hours ago

Al Avila: Tigers not buying or selling at the deadline

Mlive.com The upcoming MLB non-waiver deadline was the major topic the afternoon when Tigers general manager Al Avila spoke with reporters prior to tonight’s game against the Chicago White Sox. Sitting six games behind the Cleveland Indians in the AL Central, Avila and the Tigers’ front office are at the proverbial fork in the road when it comes to 2016 season… do they go...
Via The Majors Detroit
1 day ago

Tigers bullpen, Cabrera pick up struggling Fulmer

CHICAGO (AP) -- The Detroit Tigers figured they were due to break out at the plate, and that's exactly what they did Friday night. Miguel Cabrera delivered a go-ahead two-run single in the seventh and matched a season high with four hits to lead the Tigers to a 7-5 victory over the struggling Chicago White Sox. Cabrera became the 56th major leaguer to reach 1,500 RBIs with his single...
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Keep him or trade him, Justin Verlander has immense value to Detroit

The Detroit Tigers aren’t sure if they are going to be buying at the trade deadline, selling or standing pat. No matter what they do, however, they know they have one of baseball’s most valuable assets in the bank. A year after Justin Verlander’s best days seemed to be behind him, their ace has regained […] The post Keep him or trade him, Justin Verlander has immense value...
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1 day ago

Kinsler, Cabrera homer as Tigers beat White Sox 2-1

CHICAGO (AP) Ian Kinsler hit his 20th home run, Miguel Cabrera added his 19th and the Detroit Tigers beat the struggling Chicago White Sox 2-1 in a game that was called after more than a two-hour rain delay in the seventh inning on Thursday. A heavy downpour before the bottom of the seventh sent players and umpires running for cover. And after two hours, five minutes the game was...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Justin Upton: Tigers still feel we can win division

The Detroit Tigers are one of a handful of teams who need to decide before the Aug. 1 trade deadline if they want to be buyers or sellers. If Justin Upton was in charge, the decision would be a no-brainer. The Tigers lost five of seven games heading into the All-Star break, but they have won three of four on the other side. They remain 5.5 games behind the Cleveland Indians in the...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers: Checking in on the Pitching Rotations

Relief pitching is still a major issue within the Detroit Tigers organization.  The starting pitching rotation has shown improvement since I last wrote about their woes, but the disabled list has taken Jordan Zimmermann (neck strain) and Daniel Norris (right oblique strain). The starting unit has consisted of Justin Verlander, Michael Fulmer, Jordan Zimmermann, Mike Pelfrey, Anibal...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

James McCann: A Tigers Catcher on his Craft

James McCann remains a work in progress, but he’s established himself as more than Detroit’s catcher of the future. The 26-year-old University of Arkansas product is entrenched as the Tigers’ primary backstop, having earned the lion’s share of playing time thanks to solid defense and strong leadership skills. The one thing McCann hasn’t been providing is offense. The second...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Miguel Cabrera gave up at-bat to help Eric Hosmer win All-Star MVP

Even though his Detroit Tigers are division rivals of the Kansas City Royals, that didn’t stop Miguel Cabrera from doing a really cool thing for Eric Hosmer in Tuesday night’s All-Star game. After Hosmer homered in the second inning and drove in a run in the third, Cabrera, realizing that the Royals first baseman was in position to win the game MVP, told AL manager Ned Yost he...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Rob Manfred rejects idea that rise in home runs is due to PEDs, ball changes

No one in baseball, including Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred, isn’t aware of the spike in home runs throughout the first half of the 2016 season. However, given baseball’s recent history with performance enhancing drugs, one’s mind would be forgiven for wondering if PEDs had anything to do with the sudden rise in homers this season. Manfred, addressing the...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

The Detroit Tigers Can’t Afford to Sell

You’ve probably heard the expression, “Don’t throw good money after bad.” Simply put, don’t waste more money on what is already a losing proposition. There might be an argument that this wisdom has some relevance to the Detroit Tigers, that the Tigers have reached the moment where it’s time to focus on the future instead of the present. Consider: the club possesses a...
Via Fangraphs
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit outfielder Anthony Gose gets into argument with minor league manager

Demotions are never easy to take, but apparently Detroit Tigers outfielder Anthony Gose has not figure out how to deal with a demotion from opening day starter at center field to the Triple-A Toledo Mud Hens. According to an ESPN report, Gose got into a rather heated argument with Toledo manager Lloyd McClendon prior to the first game of a double-header on Saturday. The argument...
Via The Comeback
13 days ago  |  Discuss

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