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TIGERS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Victor Martinez to become free agent wanting a four-year contract

Designated hitter Victor Martinez is expected to turn down the Detroit Tigers qualifying offer which in turn will make him a free agent. FFLockerRoom Sports: Martinez, who turns 36 this off-season, had a monster 2014 season batting .335 with 32 home runs and 103 RBI. He is rumored to be eyeing a four-year deal which he very well could get considering his bat and leadership ability...
Via FF Locker Room
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers: Should Tigers move on from Scherzer?

The big news before the 2014 season even started for the Detroit Tigers was when starting pitcher and recent Cy Young award winner Max Scherzer turned down a 6-year contract extension worth $144 million. This move could’ve been one of the reasons why the Tigers went and acquired pitcher David Price from the Tampa Bay Rays minutes before the trade deadline this year. With that being...
Via isportsweb.com
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Tigers’ Miguel Cabrera has surgery, reveals bigger issue

Detroit Tigers all-star first baseman Miguel Cabrera underwent successful surgery to remove a bone spur in his right ankle. While performing the procedure Dr. Robert Anderson also repaired a stress fracture in his navicular bone in the same foot. FFLockerRoom Sports: This can either be figured as good news or bad news depending on how you look at it. The bad news is that the Tigers...
Via FF Locker Room
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

Victor Martinez likely to pursue four-year deal after monster season

Tigers star designated hitter Victor Martinez will try to capitalize on a monster season with a four-year deal as a free agent, according to sources. The Tigers will extend the qualifying offer to the switch-hitting Martinez, according to people familair with their plans, but he will decline and try to repat the term he received four years ago from Detroit. The Tigers are thrilled...
Via Pro Sports Daily
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Miguel Cabrera Undergoes Successful Ankle Surgery

According to the Detroit Tigers Official Twitter feed, first baseman Miguel Cabrera has undergone successful surgery on his right ankle to remove bone spurs and repair a stress fracture to his navicular bone. The procedure was performed by Dr. Robert Anderson in Charlotte, North Carolina. Currently, Cabrera is scheduled to be reevaluated in three months. Cabrera, 31, seemed to battle...
Via Detroit Sports Nation
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Miggy, Avila, Kinsler finalists for Gold Gloves

As the baseball season is slowly coming to a close, it’s that time of year to recognize the best that was in 2014. Major League Baseball announced the finalists for the 2014 Rawlings Gold Glove Awards, and 3 members of the Tigers were on the American League’s list. 1B Miguel Cabrera, C Alex Avila, and 2B Ian Kinsler are all finalists for the award that recognizes the best with...
Via Detroit Sports Nation
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Tigers' Cabrera has ankle surgery, will be reevaluated in January

DETROIT -- The Detroit Tigers say slugger Miguel Cabrera has undergone successful surgery to remove bone spurs in his right ankle and to repair a stress fracture. The team announced Friday that the surgery was performed by Dr. Robert Anderson in Charlotte, North Carolina, and Cabrera will be reevaluated in three months. The Tigers say the stress fracture was to the navicular bone...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Tigers Rumors: Detroit looks to keep Joakim Soria

The Detroit Tigers won 90 regular season games and the American League Central division title, but lost in four games to the Baltimore Orioles in the ALDS. The clear weakness of the Tigers was the pitching staff which was 24th in the league in ERA at 4.01. The starting rotation was solid, 11th in the league in quality starts, but the bullpen is in need of revamping. One pitcher...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Torii Hunter likely to continue baseball career in 2015: 'I really want to play with the Tigers'

Torii Hunter is spending a lot of his time right now watching his sons play college football, so he hasn't made a final decision regarding the 2015 season. But he is leaning toward another year of baseball. And if he does play, he would prefer that the 2015 season be spent with the Detroit Tigers. "I really want to play with the Tigers, but if not I understand," Hunter...
Via Pro Sports Daily
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Tigers reserves must show improvement next season

Detroit — All in favor? Thought so. The show of hands is impressive. Even president and general manager Dave Dombrowski believes the Tigers need a more productive bench. But here's the catch. The Tigers aren't going to allocate much money this winter to come up with one. "Our bench could be better," Dombrowski said. "But I don't think it's going...
Via Pro Sports Daily
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Tigers Rumors: SS problem looks to be already solved

Detroit Tigers shortstop Jose Iglesias missed all of the 2014 season with stress fractures in both of his shins. However, he should be ready by spring training, Tigers general manager Dave Dombrowski told Anthony Fenech of the Detroit Free Press.#475760903 / gettyimages.comIglesias came to the Tigers from the Red Sox as part of a three-team trade (including the Chicago White Sox...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
6 days ago  |  Discuss

2014: The 1st Inning (10-8)

While this is partly inspired by the old Sam Hoff season-as-innings feature, I’m not going to go into statistics too much, least of all cumulative team stats. No, I’m going to recap the games, because the games are what happened. (You might be surprised at how clearly you remember some of them.) I am, in fact, going to avoid too much summarizing of the “innings” in general...
Via Tigers Weblog
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers: 3 burning questions this offseason

In order to get back to the World Series next year, the Detroit Tigers have some offseason issues that need to be addressed and some questions that need to be answered. 1. Will Max Scherzer come back? To me this seems like a no-brainer, but anything can happen. Pitcher Max Scherzer was the Tigers best pitcher in 2014 as he led the team with 18 wins, 252 strikeouts, and an ERA of...
Via isportsweb.com
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers offseason rumors: Alex Rios edition

Yesterday, Detroit Tigers GM Dave Dombrowski held his annually depressing ‘State of the Tigers’ postseason presser. Among the things mentioned were adding a left-handed hitter, a centerfielder, and improving the bench. Which of these categories does the recently ex-Texas Ranger Alex Rios fit into? Well, none of them of course. But that doesn’t mean he’s not worth considering...
Via isportsweb.com
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Torii Hunter would put off retirement for the Tigers

After briefly contemplating retirement after the Tigers’ early postseason exit, veteran outfielder Torii Hunter looks like he may be having second thoughts that is if he can return to Detroit. According to Jason Beck of MLB.com, Hunter (39) who’s coming off a two-year, $26-million deal, said “If the Tigers want me back, we will work that out hopefully. Other than that, I’m...
Via The Majors Detroit
11 days ago  |  Discuss
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