30 Tigers in 30 Days: #5 – Bryan Holaday

Ed. Note: Happy catchup day! Name: Bryan Holaday Position: Catcher B/T: R/R Age: 27 Contract Status: Pre-arb 2014 Stats: .231/.266/.276, 0 HR, 15 RBI, 30% CS% Expected 2015 Role: Backup catcher, if that Last Season 2014 was Bryan Holaday’s first season as the Tigers’ full-time backup catcher, and he didn’t really do much of anything to make the role […]

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, […]

The voice of the turtle!

Tigers Clobber O’s in Spring Opener

For lo, the winter is past, the rain is over and gone; the flowers appear on the earth; the time of the singing of birds is come, and the voice of the turtle is heard in our land. — Song of Solomon, 2:11-12 The Tigers opened their Grapefruit League season with a 15-2 thrashing of […]

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 […]

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Tigers Add Lefty Reliever; 2015 Bullpen Beginning to Take Shape

The 2015 roster continues to take shape as the Tigers added a veteran left-handed reliever to the mix today, on a one-year deal. Tom Gorzelanny, a fixture in the Milwaukee Brewers’ bullpen, signed a one-year deal with the Tigers, and joins a cast of new faces (along with some familiar ones). Gorzelanny, a converted starting […]

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 […]

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