Detroit Tigers: Three players to watch in Spring Training

Baseball is finally back as the Detroit Tigers have begun Spring Training down in Lakeland, Florida. The Tigers have a lot of decisions to make when it comes to their lineup, rotation and bullpen, but Dixon Machado is an intriguing player to watch in Spring Training. He has no options left and if he doesn’t make the team out of spring ball, he will be sent to waivers where he most...
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12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Ausmus: Machado, Bell among positives

Few regulars made the two-and-a-half-hour bus ride on Sunday to the east coast of Florida, where the Tigers took on the Mets at First Data Field. And despite a 5-2 loss, manager Brad Ausmus took away some positives from the game.
Via Tigers.com
16 hours ago

Tigers' bats quiet until final innings vs. Mets

Michael Conforto's white-hot start to spring continued with another home run on Sunday, part of a two-hit effort in the Mets' 5-2 win over the Tigers at First Data Field.
Via Tigers.com
17 hours ago

How many Runs Will The Tigers Allow In 2017?

The Tigers are hoping for a come back season in 2016 from right-handed starter Jordan Zimmermann. (Photo credit: Detroit Free Press)  Now that I have projected the Tigers runs scored total for 2017, the next step is to estimate how many runs they will give up.  While I have been quite accurate in my runs scored projections the last few years, I have not been so successful in forecasting runs
Via Tiger Tales
1 day ago

Justin Verlander cracks joke about ‘intimidating’ cutoff

When Edison Frias was ejected during today’s Detroit Tigers-Houston Astros spring training game, Justin Verlander was ready to rumble. Despite being in the clubhouse when Miguel Cabrera was plunked, Verlander “ran out there,” just in case he was needed as an enforcer. “In my cutoff shirt, I’m sure I was very intimidating,” joked Verlander, via ESPN It wasn’t the first...
Via Sportsnaut
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Verlander strong, Tigers flex muscle in win

Andrew Romine, Ian Kinsler and Victor Martinez powered the Tigers' offense out of an early slump with back-to-back-to-back home runs in a four-run third inning, sending Detroit to an 11-4 win over the Astros on Saturday at Publix Field at Joker Marchant Stadium.
Via Tigers.com
1 day ago

Justin Verlander prefers NL rules

The designated hitter has been around for more than 40 years. Still, it remains one of the more hotly debated topics in baseball. Responding to a question from Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Chris Archer about what rules people would like to see changed, Detroit Tigers ace Justin Verlander offered his two cents.  Verlander made two points here. One is hard to argue with. The other can be...
Via Sportsnaut
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Kate Upton reveals gameday sex routine with Justin Verlander

Tigers veteran Justin Verlander is a creature of habit and has always stuck to a routine on days he pitches. On the other hand, his fiance, Kate Upton, is 24 years old and has needs. Something has to give. Upton appeared on Bravo’s Watch What Happens Live on Wednesday night, and took a question from a viewer that many in her situation wouldn’t have elected to answer. Upton, however...
Via The Sports Daily
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Kate Upton reveals Justin Verlander’s gameday lovemaking rules

Kate Upton is making the media rounds after recently becoming a covergirl yet again for the annual Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue. To no surprise, her long-term relationship with Detroit Tigers pitcher Justin Verlander has been brought up on a few occasions.But what may be surprising is just how revealing Upton was during a recent interview about her longtime beau.During an appearance...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

2017 Detroit Tigers spring training roster preview: The middle infielders

Ian Kinsler and Jose Iglesias are a safe bet, but they aren’t alone in the infield. As spring training approaches, the offseason — and the acquisitions sprinkled over the last few months — may be a little blurry for Detroit Tigers fans. While there may not be much in the way of position battles to concern ourselves with, it’s still good to know where things sit as the team...
Via Bless You Boys
3 days ago

Center field up for grabs in Detroit

LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) -- Open competition for a starting position has become a rarity in spring training. Yet that is what the Detroit Tigers have in center field as they prepare for this weekend's start of the exhibition season. "The guys involved know it's open, and it's a performance-based game," manager Brad Ausmus said. "I don't love judging people in spring training, but in this...
Via Associated Press
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Tigers' center field position is up for grabs

LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) Open competition for a starting position has become a rarity in spring training. Yet that is what the Detroit Tigers have in center field as they prepare for this weekend's start of the exhibition season. ''The guys involved know it's open, and it's a performance-based game,'' manager Brad Ausmus said. ''I don't love judging people in spring training, but in...
Via Associated Press
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Sergio Romo finds himself at home in Dodgers blue

GLENDALE, Az. -- Sergio Romo remembers a game early in his career when 30 of his friends and relatives showed up in the Giants’ family section wearing Dodgers gear.Giants manager Bruce Bochy called Romo into his office the next day and admonished him, half-jokingly.“Just a little word of advice,” Bochy said. “That’s not going to fly.”“I’ve got it,” Romo replied...
Via FOX Sports
6 days ago

Kinsler where he wants to be, still with Tigers

LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) -- When the Detroit Tigers indicated they were willing to listen to offers for their top players, Ian Kinsler became a prime candidate to be traded. The second baseman tried his best to keep an even keel amid the offseason speculation. "This is the club I want to be on. They're all rumors," Kinsler said Saturday. "Nothing happened, offseason went smooth, got myself...
Via Associated Press
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Bryce Harper uses barbed wire bat as nod to TV show

Bryce Harper had a new weapon with him at spring training on Sunday, and its name is Lucille.Harper was seen at Washington Nationals camp carrying a bat that is wrapped in barbed wire: Those who watch “The Walking Dead” will immediately notice that the bat is the same one used by the villain Negan in the show. Harper received it a few days ago from the show and apparently likes...
Via Larry Brown Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Is It Time to Worry About Ian Kinsler?

The 2016 season was a great one, statistically, for Ian Kinsler. By WAR, wRC+ and wOBA, it was (at least) one of the best three seasons of his career — a career that should garner a modicum of Hall of Fame debate when he retires. But in looking at his Steamer projection for this season, I started to wonder — is this the season we should start to worry about Ian Kinsler? What...
Via Fangraphs
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Injured Max Scherzer may not be ready for start of Nationals season

There is growing concern at Washington Nationals camp that their ace Max Scherzer may not be ready for the start of the regular season.The right-hander was diagnosed with what the club called a "stress fracture in the knuckle of his right ring finger" in December. Back in January, Scherzer took to social media to address the injury and express his disappointment for missing the World...
Via FOX Sports
10 days ago

Ex-Tigers manager Jim Leyland ‘crushed’ by Ilitich’s death

The words of former Detroit Tigers manager Jim Leyland show just how many Detroit sports fans feel about the death of Mike Ilitch.Ilitch, the Little Caesars Pizza co-founder and owner of the Red Wings and Tigers, died on Friday at the age of 87. The Wings were a power under his watch, winning four Stanley Cups, while his spending helped turn the Tigers into a contender from a laughingstock...
Via Larry Brown Sports
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Tigers, Red Wings owner Mike Ilitch dies at 87

Mike Ilitch, the owner of both the Detroit Red Wings and Detroit Tigers, passed away Friday at the age of 87.Ilitch’s passing was confirmed in a statement by his family. owned the Red Wings since 1982 and the Tigers since 1992, and was well-respected by players and fans alike. He was also the founder of Little Caesars Pizza.He was well-known among fanbases for his willingness to...
Via Larry Brown Sports
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Projecting the Detroit Tigers starting rotation for 2017

2016 was a good season for the Detroit Tigers rotation, if your name was Justin Verlander or Michael Fulmer that is. Verlander had his best season in years posting a 16-9 record with a 3.04 ERA and a WHIP of 1.001. He also led the American League in strikeouts with 254. He came in second in the AL Cy Young voting. Fulmer had a great freshman season in the big leagues posting an 11...
Via isportsweb.com
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers reportedly sign Mike Zagurski to minor league deal

The Detroit Tigers have made a lot of offseason moves this season, but only a few that have impacted their major major league roster. Detroit made another move on Sunday afternoon, signing left handed relief pitcher Mike Zagurski to a minor league deal. Zagurski has spent the last two season in the Japan Central League. In 2016, Zagurski had a 3-1 record, 4.96 earned run average...
Via isportsweb.com
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Where the Tigers Have Been Just an Absolute Mess

Earlier today, ESPN published the latest Sam Miller article. The article was in part about the nature of modern-day statistical records, but it was also in large part about Victor Martinez. Specifically, it was in large part about how Victor Martinez has been a dreadful baserunner. Excellent hitter! Dreadful baserunner. Pick your metric, and it’ll agree. Martinez has supplied his...
Via Fangraphs
26 days ago  |  Discuss

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