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30 Tigers in 30 Days: #3 – Anthony Gose

Ed. Note: It technically being after midnight means you get two of these today! Name: Anthony Gose Position: Outfield B/T: L/L Age: 24 (25 in August) Contract Status: Pre-Arbitration 2014 Stats: 161 GP, .226/.311/.293, 2 HR, 13 RBI, 15 SB, 25/74 BB/K Expected Role For 2015: Primary Center Fielder Last Season Gose was a part time player for Toronto last year, […]

30 Tigers in 30 Days: #2 – Jose Iglesias

Name: Jose Iglesias Position: Shortstop B/T: R/R Age: 25 Contract Status: Pre-Arbitration 2013 Stats: 161 GP, .303/.349/.386, 3 HR, 29 RBI, 5 SB, 16 2B, 15/60 BB/K Expected Role For 2015: Starting Shortstop Last Season There wasn’t one. Iglesias was diagnosed with stress fractures in both shins during Spring Training and missed the entire season. The year before that, when the Tigers […]

30 Tigers in 30 Days: #1 – Ian Kinsler

Editor’s Note: Welcome to the first installment of 30 Tigers in 30 Days, in which, much as the title says, we profile a Tiger a day for the next thirty days. The order is random, because that makes it more fun, you see. Check back every day for a new profile. Today we start with […]

Joba Chamberlain Is Back, And That’s Not A Bad Thing

I have, for some odd reason, actually seen a bit of complaining about the Joba Chamberlain deal today. The opinions are undoubtedly influenced by his second half 4.97 ERA and repeated meltdowns in the postseason. Of course, in July, Chamberlain’s ERA was under 3 and plenty of people were clamoring for him to replace Joe […]

Tigers Nail Down Outfield, But Trades Open Big Rotation Questions

The Tigers finally made the big move that has felt inevitable this offseason, swapping Rick Porcello for Yoenis Cespedes – essentially – and then flipping Eugenio Suarez to the Reds for Alfredo Simon – essentially. These deals kind of go together, but we’ll do them separately first. Although upon hearing about the Cespedes trade, I said […]

Today In Rumormongering: Is David Price Really Being Shopped?

So today, we have unnamed sources telling both Bless You Boys and the Detroit News’s Tony Paul that the Tigers are still talking to Max Scherzer, and they’re also willing to take calls about David Price. Let’s break this down into two parts… First, I’m hesitant to make too much of reports that a team is […]

The Postmortem: Fix Your %#*^$(# Bullpen, Dave Dombrowski

It’s hard to see 2014 as anything other than a step back for the Detroit Tigers. The 2013 team was the best of the last four division champions. They were a few ill-advised pitches away from taking two games in Boston. If they took that second game, I suspect they close out that series and […]

ALDS Q&A With Camden Depot’s Pat Holden

So how is the other side feeling with the first pitch of the AL Division Series just a few hours away? Pat Holden of ESPN SweetSpot’s Orioles affiliate Camden Depot was kind enough to take the time to answer some questions about the Orioles, their strengths, their weaknesses, and other things to look out for in […]

Know Your Foe: The Baltimore Orioles

The Tigers have a date with the Baltimore Orioles in the American League Division Series. What kind of team are the Orioles? What are their strengths and weaknesses? How do the Tigers match up? Let’s familiarize ourselves with the AL East champions: HOW THEY HIT The Orioles do not really walk – 13th in the […]

Price, Kinsler Push The Tigers Into The Division Series

A few thoughts on today’s 3-0 victory and the season as a whole: So I guess David Price was worth it after all. He was everything they could want and more today, taking a shutout into the eighth inning against a Minnesota team that has hammered away at Tigers pitching repeatedly. Ian Kinsler was worth […]

Cabrera Helps Tigers Overcome Meltdown, Preserve Division Lead

My goodness, this one didn’t go as planned. The Tigers won 4-3 in walkoff fashion, but only after blowing a 3-0 ninth inning lead. For eight innings, David Price was pitching a gem. He was virtually untouchable, in fact. He’d retired the last seven hitters in a row, he was cruising, his pitch count was […]

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