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Tigers Show More Fight In Dugout Than On Field

Tigers Show More Fight In Dugout Than On Field

In case you missed it, there was a dustup in the Tigers dugout during tonight’s 7-2 loss to the Boston Red Sox. Between the top half and bottom half of the sixth inning, José Iglesias and James McCann exchanged heated words (here), with Iglesias shoving McCann and throwing his glove at him before Nick Castellanos […]

Crumbling Rotation The Real Reason Behind Tigers’ Continued Mediocrity

Crumbling Rotation The Real Reason Behind Tigers’ Continued Mediocrity

It was not long ago that the Detroit Tigers’ starting rotation was the class of the American League, if not all of baseball. We’re only two years removed from the days in which the Tigers could throw four high-end pitchers at any given team during a playoff series and Rick Porcello didn’t even have a […]

Could the Tigers Be in the Market for a Starter?

Just a few minutes ago, our old friend Jon Paul Morosi sent out this tweet regarding the Tigers and possible targets in advance of the July trade deadline: #Tigers having preliminary trade conversations aimed at acquiring a starting pitcher, source says. They sent Shane Greene to Triple-A today. — Jon Morosi (@jonmorosi) June 12, 2015 […]

Bullpen Misconceptions: The Tigers Need More Than A 9th Inning Guy

I was watching MLB Network early Monday evening. This isn’t terribly out of the ordinary, and not just out of sheer amusement. In previewing the evening’s action, the Tigers came up, and it was said that part of the reason for their strong start to the season was something to the effect of “they finally […]

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 […]

You can expect to see this for four more years. (Photo by moi)

Tigers Lock Down VMart (And Little Victor) For Four More Years

Roughly one day after stating re-signing Victor Martinez was the Tigers’ top offseason priority, Dave Dombrowski did just that, inking the 35-year-old DH to a four year, $68 million contract. Martinez will be 39 at the end of the deal (he won’t turn 40 until December 2018). With an AAV of $17 million per year, […]

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 […]

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