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McCann named Tigers' No. 2 catcher

James McCann will be the No. 2 catcher in Detroit, behind starter Alex Avila.
Via WholeHogSports
2 hours ago

Simon allows one run in six innings as Tigers lose to Braves

LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) -- Alfredo Simon allowed one run over six innings for his best start of spring training in the Detroit Tigers' 4-2 loss to the Atlanta Braves. Acquired from Cincinnati after going 15-10 last season, Simon gave up five hits, walked three and struck out two. He lowered his ERA to 5.56. Yoenis Cespedes had two hits, including his fifth home run. Ian Kinsler also...
Via AP on Fox
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Miguel Cabrera stole the Phillie Phanatic’s keys (VIDEO)

mlb.com The Phillie Phanatic fell victim to the quick hands of Miguel Cabrera Sunday during a spring training game when Cabrera stole the keys to Phanatic’s ATV. In actuality, Miggy was trying to do the big green thingamajig a favor. Perhaps he could drop a few green inches from his waistline if he walked around the park. Your browser does not support iframes. [Cut 4]
Via It's Always Sunny in Detroit
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers: Three bold predictions for 2015

The Detroit Tigers are getting close to starting their season and trying to make another run at the World Series in 2015. Last year, the Tigers got the early broom out of the playoffs as they were swept by the Baltimore Orioles in the American League Divisional Series. The Tigers are going to be competing in a very strong American League Central, and there are three bold predictions...
Via isportsweb.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Justin Verlander surprised a young fan at Starbucks

On Friday morning, Justin Verlander grabbed a coffee at Starbucks. He was behind a young Tigers fan in line, and that Tigers fan was wearing a Verlander shirsey. I can only imagine the look on this child’s face when he turned around… Love having my fans support!! This little guy was pretty surprised when he turned around. A photo posted by Justin Verlander (@justinverlander...
Via The Outside Corner
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Today in Tribe History: March 27, 1948

Longtime Detroit Tigers slugger Hank Greenberg, coming off of a season in Pittsburgh, is hired as the Indians’ farm club director by owner Bill Veeck. Greenberg, who had been in camp with Cleveland with hopes of keeping his playing career alive, never again plays in the Majors and the move signals the beginning of a front office stretch for the longtime AL powerhouse. “Hammering...
Via Did The Tribe Win Last Night?
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Miguel Cabrera And Victor Martinez Go Yard In Lakeland

In a Spring Training game today at Lakeland, Florida, the Detroit Tigers hosted the Baltimore Orioles. The big news of the day is: Miguel Cabrera homered. Victor Martinez homered. Yoenis Cespedes homered. David Price pitched 6 2/3 innings. The Tigers won, and no one was injured. After Miguel Cabrera hit a 6th inning homerun, Victor Martinez followed with a ground ball to short right...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Tigers worth $1.125 billion according to Forbes

According to an article published in Forbes magazine, the Detroit Tigers are worth $1.125 BILLION. For those scoring at home, that’s a 65 percent increase over last year’s estimate of $680 million.  The valuation puts the Tigers as the 13th most valuable franchise among the 30 Major League Baseball teams. The Tigers are one of 15 teams valued at $1 billion or more.  There...
Via It's Always Sunny in Detroit
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers: Gazing into the crystal ball of 2015

I go out on a limb here and make some hopeful assumptions and educated guesses about what 2015 holds in store for the Detroit Tigers. The Tigers have a sense of urgency to win and General Manager David Dombrowski has gone all in, stressing a “win now” atmosphere with his acquisitions this winter. The facts of the matter are Owner Mike Illitch will turn 86 in July and desperately...
Via isportsweb.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

The Tigers and David Price open lines of communication regarding a contract extension

It looks as though there’s mutual interest between the Tigers and impending free agent lefty David Price heading into a contract year. According to MLB.com’s Jason Beck, Price himself has told MLB.com reports that Detroit did in fact contact his agent Bo McKinnis about the notions of a contract extension with the team. Price however was very casual in his comments regarding...
Via The Majors Detroit
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Jose Iglesias owns a baby blue 1955 Chevrolet Bel Air convertible (PHOTO)

Leon Halip/Getty Images North America Amid Justin Verlander’s bevy of high-performance sports cars, Alfredo Simon’s chrome Mercedes and Yoenis Cespedes’ fire-shooting Lamborghini at Tigertown in Lakeland Florida, sits Jose Iglesias’ baby blue 1955 Chevrolet Bel Air convertible. The 25-year old shortstop is 35 years younger than his car which he says has always been his...
Via It's Always Sunny in Detroit
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Opening Day Preview: Detroit Tigers

Detroit Tigers 2015 Preview The Detroit Tigers head into 2015 as favorites to win the American League Central, and why wouldn’t they be? Led by a star-studded cast, Detroit captured their fourth consecutive Central division pennant even with a new skipper at the helm. Now entering his second full season as a big league Manager, Brad Ausmus and the entire Detroit fan base expect...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
7 days ago  |  Discuss

The Detroit Tigers’ Biggest Hitters Make Spring Debuts

Two of the Detroit Tigers‘ best hitters have been out all spring and there was talk that neither would be fully recovered from their respective injuries in time for Opening Day. The Tigers no longer need to entertain that possibility. Miguel Cabrera and Victor Martinez made their spring training debuts for the Tigers on Sunday. Cabrera was out due to having had a bone chip removed...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Central Showdown: Detroit Tigers

Few, if any, major league teams could deal with the loses that have hit the Tigers and still remain competitive. They might not be the best team in baseball this season-not after losing key players like Max Scherzer, Torii Hunter and Rick Porcello- but they are still going to be competitive. Here’s why. Detroit still has the talent to win it’s fifth straight Central Division...
Via Burning River Baseball
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Justin Verlander: I ‘didn’t earn’ opening day start

Justin Verlander made his debut with the Tigers in 2005 and quickly established himself as one of baseball’s best pitchers. He’s been named to six All-Star teams and won both an American League MVP Award and Cy Young Award since then. Verlander has also taken the ball as Detroit’s opening day starter, an honor generally...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
10 days ago  |  Discuss

2015 season preview: Detroit Tigers

The Tigers have experienced a time of prosperity as good as any in the history of the franchise the last few years. World Series appearances, division championships, MVPs, and Cy Young Awards have all been brought to Detroit, but the thing that has unfortunately alluded the team is baseball’s most prized possession: A World Series trophy. Now with their best players exiting their...
Via The Outside Corner
11 days ago  |  Discuss

The Top-Five Tigers Prospects by Projected WAR

Earlier today, Kiley McDaniel published his consummately researched and demonstrably authoritative prospect list for the Detroit Tigers. What follows is a different exercise than that, one much smaller in scope and designed to identify not Detroit’s top overall prospects but rather the rookie-eligible players in the Tigers’ system who are most ready to produce wins […]
Via Fangraphs
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Tigers Catcher Hits Bird With Foul Ball; Bird Falls In Lady’s Lap (Video)

One spring training spectator got a less than desirable souvenir on Friday. Detroit Tigers rookie catcher James McCann knew something was up when there was chatter around the ballpark after a seemingly harmless foul ball. What McCann didn’t know was that his foul ball hit an innocent bird. McCann fouled off a pitch against the Atlanta Braves, and the ball smoked a bird sitting...
Via NESN.com
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Rajai Davis forgets jersey, wears bench coach Gene Lamont’s (Video)

Your browser does not support iframes. May 24, 1975 was the date the last time Gene Lamont had an at-bat in Major League Baseball game. On Saturday, he was in a batter’s box during a spring training game. More specifically, Lamont’s jersey was. Tigers outfielder Rajai Davis forgot his jersey for the team’s away game...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
15 days ago  |  Discuss

How are the Tigers doing in Spring Training so far.

  Anthony Gose   The Tigers have started off Spring Training with a 6-8 record but that doesn’t really matter, nor is it indicative of how the 2015 regular season will go. There are some guys that weren’t on the radar coming into camp haven’t turned some heads with some hot starts and some regulars that are doing anything but sizzling. Offense: Here are how the Tigers...
Via The Majors Detroit
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Rajai Davis borrows bench coach Gene Lamont's jersey for at-bat (Video)

Your browser does not support iframes. Detroit Tigers outfielder Rajai Davis borrowed bench coach Gene Lamont's jersey for his first at-bat during Saturday's spring training game against the N.Y. Yankees.The Tigers had a split squad Saturday, with most veterans staying in Lakeland to take on the Phillies at home. Davis was part of the road team which took the trip to Tampa, and...
Via Holdout Sports
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Tigers catcher James McCann destroys bird with foul ball (VIDEO)

It was 14 years ago that Randy Johnson obliterated a bird with one of his 99 mph fastballs during an MLB spring training game. On Friday, Detroit Tigers rookie catcher James McCann did the same with one swing of the bat.  During the Tigers-Braves exhibition game yesterday, McCann launched a ball backwards over the backstop but, unfortunately, for the bird resting atop...
Via The Other Paper
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Joe Nathan back at it fighting with Detroit Tigers fans again

More often than not, a player, getting into spats with fans is a lose-lose proposition, regardless of whether or not firing back at them is justified or not. Detroit Tigers reliever Joe Nathan clearly didn’t learn this lesson the first time around last season. Nathan on Thursday was lustily booed by fans during an appearance...Read More The post Joe Nathan back at it fighting...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Joe Nathan is already going to war with Tigers fans

On Thursday, Joe Nathan was horrible for the Tigers in their 6-5 loss to the Phillies. Nathan recorded just two outs, allowed six runs (four earned) on five hits, and walked one without a strikeout. Tigers fans predictably, lustfully booed Nathan during his appearance, peaking when he was pulled in the middle of the inning. After the appearance, Nathan had some harsh words for the...
Via The Outside Corner
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Tigers pitcher Alfredo Simon drives a chrome Mercedes

You can’t miss Alfredo Simon when he’s rolling down the street. The Detroit Tigers pitcher turned heads at the team’s spring training facility with his “chrome” Mercedes: Your car, what do you call that color? Alfredo Simon: "Chrome." pic.twitter.com/uZjFxRNJKl — Chris Iott (@Chris_Iott) March 5, 2015 It’s shinier than one of those creepy street performers. That...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
25 days ago  |  Discuss
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