TIGERS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Tigers’ Miguel Cabrera gets playful in Cleveland, hugging Indians fan in stands

The Detroit Tigers finished up a six-game road trip to Minnesota and Cleveland with a 9-4 loss to the Indians at Progressive Field on Thursday. That finished off a three-game sweep in Cleveland, dropping Detroit’s record to 14-13 and a tie for third place in the AL Central. Despite the Tigers’ struggles in Cleveland, Detroit slugger Miguel Cabrera still managed to show his fun...
Via The Comeback
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

Joey Pankake's RBI double seals win for Flying Tigers

Scores, news, and notes from the Detroit Tigers' farm system on Thursday, May 5, 2016. Erie SeaWolves 5, Altoona Curve (box) The SeaWolves offense came to life after falling into an early 2-0 hole, scoring five runs across three innings to earn their 12th win of the season. Six of Erie's eight hits went for extra bases, and every hitter in their lineup reached base. Starter Cory...
Via Bless You Boys
4 hours ago

Locked-in Castellanos does his part vs. Tribe

The batting average on balls in play is unsustainable. The strikeout-to-walk ratio seems untenable. And yet, Nick Castellanos continues to hit. And more than any of the bigger-name stars in Detroit's lineup, he continues to hit the Indians.
Via Tigers.com
15 hours ago

Tigers fall, leave Cleveland empty-handed

The Tigers have been an annual thorn in Cleveland's side during Indians manager Terry Francona's time at the helm. With a 9-4 victory over Detroit on Thursday night, the Tribe continued to flip the script in a rivalry that had been fairly one-sided in recent years.
Via Tigers.com
17 hours ago

Romine to start in Center tonight for the Detroit Tigers

Everybody panic!!! Andrew Romine is playing Center Field tonight for the Detroit Tigers! But seriously, he can’t be any worse than Anthony Gose. #GetHealthyCameronMaybin Andrew Romine will get his first career start in Center Field tonight as the Detroit Tigers look to avoid being swept by the Cleveland Indians for the second time this year. Michael Fulmer gets his second career...
Via The Majors Detroit
22 hours ago

The brief rise and fall of Jarrod Saltalamacchia

The Tigers' new catcher has seen the highest of highs and lowest of lows in the first month of the season. During the first few weeks of the season, Tigers catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia was on a tear offensively. He hit .313/.405/.875 through April 20 and led the team in home runs, RBI and Fangraphs’ version of WAR during that stretch. His hits also came in big moments, with go...
Via Bless You Boys
22 hours ago

Detroit Tigers: checking in on the pitching staff’s early returns

Through the first month of Tiger baseball, pitching has proven to be a key weakness, stumping the team’s success. Other than Jordan Zimmermann, Justin Wilson and Alex Wilson, pitching has been lacking in comparison to recent years. Zimmermann has a 5-0 win/loss ratio, with an MLB-best 0.55 earned run average.  In his last start, on April 30 against the Minnesota Twins, he gave...
Via isportsweb.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Jose Iglesias, Defensive Metrics, and the Value of Going Right

Jose Iglesias is a shortstop capable of doing some pretty terrific things on a baseball field. I say that now because there’s going to be plenty of .gifs in this post that paint Iglesias in a not-so-positive light, and it can be a weird feeling to make a player look bad based solely upon which clips you’ve hand-chosen to show, so here, look at all the incredible things Jose Iglesias...
Via Fangraphs
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Jordan Zimmermann of the Detroit Tigers Named The American League Pitcher of the Month of April

Detroit Tigers Release Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Jordan Zimmermann has been voted American League Pitcher of the Month for April. Zimmermann compiled a 5-0 record with a 0.55 ERA and 23 strikeouts in 33.0 innings pitched over five appearances to claim his first career Pitcher of the Month Award, and the first for the Tigers since Justin Verlander in September 2012. Among qualifying...
Via Hot Stove MLB
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Kate Upton confirms engagement to Justin Verlander (pics)

Kate Upton confirmed her engagement to Detroit Tigers pitcher Justin Verlander by showcasing an engagement ring while attending the 2016 Met Gala. Kate Upton shows off her stunning engagement ring at the 2016 #MetGala: https://t.co/BS7g8m4t9u pic.twitter.com/W95d3h4DYT — E! News (@enews) May 2, 2016   “I’m really excited, he asked me right before season started so...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Justin Verlander, Kate Upton are engaged

Kate Upton and Justin Verlander are finally going to be tying the knot after a few years of dating. Upton and Verlander got engaged recently, and the supermodel showed off her diamond engagement ring at the 2016 Met Gala in New York City on Monday night. She also confirmed the engagement in a statement. “I’m really excited, he asked me right before season started so we’ve...
Via Larry Brown Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Tigers’ Victor Martinez Named American League Player Of The Week

Detroit Tigers Release Detroit Tigers designated hitter Victor Martinez has been named the American League Player of the Week for the period ending May 1st. The announcement was made earlier today on MLB Network. Martinez batted .519 (14-for-27) with eight runs scored, five doubles, three home runs and eight RBI over seven games to claim his fifth career AL Player of the Week Award...
Via Hot Stove MLB
3 days ago  |  Discuss

PHOTOS: The Tigers are proud of themselves for dressing up

The Tigers were rather impressed by themselves for throwing on some nice clothes Sunday after their 6-5 win over Minnesota.  They apparently wanted to arrive in Kansas City in style to start their three-game series Monday. Nobody has ever worn a suit (or a funky looking shirt like Miggy is sporting) before, I guess. via jdmartinez20 on Instagram / From left: J.D. Martinez, Jose...
Via It's Always Sunny in Detroit
4 days ago  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Mike Pelfrey gave umpire a fist bump after play at first

Mike Mulholland | MLive.com Mike Pelfrey made a big pitch that got himself out of a jam Sunday and apparently thought first base umpire Mike DiMuro was congratulating him with a fist bump. Of course, DiMuro wasn’t.  Pelfrey’s juices were just flowing.  Hopefully this gets DiMuro and his buddies to expand the strike zone for Pelfrey so he can get his 5.68 ERA down near respectability...
Via It's Always Sunny in Detroit
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Twins lose fourth straight after blowing 5-2 lead against Tigers

MINNEAPOLIS -- Jarrod Saltalamacchia doubled home the go-ahead run in the eighth inning, Nick Castellanos hit a three-run homer and the Detroit Tigers beat the Minnesota Twins 6-5 on Sunday for their fifth straight victory. Saltalamacchia's drive to left field off reliever Ryan Pressly (1-2) allowed Justin Upton to score from first. Twins shortstop Eduardo Escobar could've had a...
Via Associated Press
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Justin Verlander goes off on PED rules after Dee Gordon news announced

Justin Verlander sounded off on PED rules after news of Dee Gordon’s suspension was announced late on Thursday night. News was released by MLB after the Miami Marlins beat the Dodgers in Los Angeles 5-3 Thursday that Gordon was suspended 80 games for testing positive for testosterone and a steroid. Yahoo’s Tim Brown says the news came out Thursday night because Gordon just...
Via Larry Brown Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Reviewing Detroit Tigers offseason moves after 20 games

The Detroit Tigers were one of the most active teams in the 2015-16 offseason, signing a couple of the biggest names on the free agent market along with some not-so-big names. Let’s review those moves and consider how they’re working out through 20 games. Starting Pitching Jordan Zimmermann had big shoes to fill as the Tigers had to part ways with David Price late last season...
Via isportsweb.com
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers Tyler Collins facing big league hardships

The middle finger heard round the world happened on Monday night when Detroit Tigers center fielder, Tyler Collins, missed a routine fly ball. After he missed the fly ball, left fielder Justin Upton had to recover the ball, only to drop it on the ground once again. Collins then proceeded to pick it up and throw the ball away at third. After the play, home crowd fans booed Collins...
Via isportsweb.com
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers drop Tyler Collins to minors after flipping off fans

The Detroit Tigers could have issued a suspension to Tyler Collins after the outfielder made the unwise decision to flip off the home fans in Comerica Park Monday night. Instead, they sent him to the minor leagues, which may actually be worse. Tyler Collins flipping the bird to the fans booing him. pic.twitter.com/kB2kjTn4gp — Curtis (@Curtos07) April 26, 2016 Collins was...
Via The Comeback
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Tyler Collins won't be suspended for obscene gesture at fans

DETROIT -- Tigers outfielder Tyler Collins will not be suspended by Major League Baseball for directing an obscene gesture at booing home fans in Detroit after losing a ball in the lights Monday night.An MLB spokesman confirmed Tuesday that Collins won't face a suspension.Collins extended the middle finger on his left hand and waved it from right to left, and also appeared to yell...
Via Associated Press
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers CF Tyler Collins flips the bird at home fans

You just can’t get away with anything nowadays with plenty of TV cameras and social media ready to catch those antics. Detroit Tigers center fielder Tyler Collins has learned that if he didn’t know it already. Collins flipped off the Detroit crowd Monday evening after he lost track of a pop fly in the lights, letting the ball drop in for a hit. Left fielder Justin Upton...
Via The Comeback
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Tyler Collins flips off Tigers fans for booing him after misplayed fly ball (Video)

Detroit Tigers center fielder Tyler Collins will have trouble earning back support of the home fans after flipping them off during Monday night's game against Oakland.In the sixth inning, Collins lost a fly ball in the lights and the ball dropped about five feet in front of him. The miscue gave A's batter Marcus Semien a double, and he ended up reaching third when left fielder Justin...
Via Holdout Sports
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Tigers outfielder flips off fans after misplaying fly ball

Detroit Tigers outfielder Tyler Collins lost a fly ball in the lights during Monday’s game against the Oakland Athletics, and the crowd at Comerica Park showered him with boos as a result. Collins then responded to the fans, but not in a very tactful manner. It happened when Marcus Semien hit a fly ball to center in the top of the sixth inning, which dropped for a base hit when...
Via The Sports Daily
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Tyler Collins apologizes for flipping the bird to Tigers fans

Detroit Tigers outfielder Tyler Collins apologized after the game Monday for flipping the bird to Tigers fans after being booed for losing a ball in the lights. Oakland A’s shortstop Marcus Semien led off the sixth with a fly ball to left that Collins lost in the lights. Frustrated with his error and being booed, Collins then flipped off the home crowd. It probably also didn’t...
Via Larry Brown Sports
10 days ago  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Tigers OF Tyler Collins flips off crowd after losing ball in the lights

@brodiebrazilCSN Tyler Collins lost a ball in the lights Monday night and instead of coping to reality, he flipped off the booing Tigers fans.  Look, anyone who has ever played baseball has lost a ball in the sun or lights.  It’s not a good feeling.  Sometimes it’s the fielder’s error.  Other times, there’s nothing you can do. But every time, you can stick your middle...
Via It's Always Sunny in Detroit
10 days ago  |  Discuss
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