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Should Brad Ausmus be worried?

Brad Ausmus enters the upcoming season, the final year of his contract, essentially a lame duck manager. The Detroit Tigers manager enters the 2016 season trying to improve on a lackluster 2015 season, after making the playoffs in his first year. The Tigers went from American League Central champs in 2014 to last place in 2015. […]
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Mike Hessman: A true baseball life

Usually, the retirement of a 37-year-old journeyman who spent the vast majority of his 20-year career in the minor leagues is not a cause for reflection by most fans of Major League Baseball. A cause of wonderment, perhaps, at the drive of a player who would, year after year, continue to play past the point at which a full-time major league dream seemed out of reach. That assumes...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Tigers sign fine Jordan Zimmermann to fine deal

For four consecutive years, the Detroit Tigers sat comfortably atop the throne of the American League Central Division. Last year, they relinquished that reign and did so in dramatic fashion, fielding the franchise’s worst rotation since the 119-loss Tigers of 2003 while plummeting to last place in the division. Clearly, the Tigers were going to add a pitcher or three in the offseason...
Via Fangraphs
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Offseason News

With the big news coming out today, it seemed as good a time as any to get a new post up here where we can discuss offseason moves and the like. In case you haven’t heard yet, the Tigers have signed 29-year old starter Jordan Zimmerman to a deal reported to be for 5 years at 110 million. I had heard a rumor on Saturday that the Tigers were talking to Zimmerman; today it’s supposedly...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

So how bad is the Detroit Tigers farm system?

Using the 20-80 scouting scale, which is brilliantly explained by Kiley McDaniel of FanGraphs here, the Detroit Tigers don’t have any “elite” prospects. But that doesn’t mean that their farm system won’t produce some quality big league regulars. For reference, using’s scouting analysis, the Detroit Tigers best prospect Michael Fulmer has the potential of 55,...
Via The Majors Detroit
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Tigers reportedly agree to five-year, $110 million contract with Jordan Zimmermann

Well, that post from earlier this morning didn’t sit around for too long before becoming irrelevant – the Detroit Tigers have reportedly agreed to a five-year, $110 million contract with free agent starting pitcher Jordan Zimmermann. zimmermann and tigers have reached a deal — Jon Heyman (@JonHeymanCBS) November 29, 2015 Sources: Jordan Zimmermann's deal with #Tigers expected...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers Sign Jordan Zimmermann

Keith Allison Flickr Jordan Zimmermann wasted no time finding a new home, as the free agent SP has agreed to signed with the Detroit Tigers for $110 mil over 5 years.   The Tigers also acquired OF Cameron Maybin this offseason in a trade with the Atlanta Braves.   At 4.64, the Tigers had the third worst ERA in the MLB last season.  Zimmermann will help, joining Justin...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers: Minor League journeyman Hessman retires

Mike Hessman has experienced more highs and lows than many professional baseball players do throughout their career and on Saturday morning the Minor League Home Run King announced his retirement as a player from professional baseball. Originally drafted in the 15th round of the 1996 MLB draft by the Atlanta Braves, Hessman went on to play in the MiLB, MLB, and Nippon Professional...
2 days ago  |  Discuss

All-time minor-league HR king Hessman reportedly to retire

Mike Hessman is ready to call it a career. Andrew Weber USA TODAY SportsAll-time minor-league home run leader Mike Hessman plans to retire to become a coach, Baseball America reports.Hessman reportedly announced the news via Twitter on Saturday, though the tweet later was removed. The 37-year-old slugger set the record with homer No. 433 this past August, drawing comparisons to...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jays fans create website in effort to keep David Price

A contingent of Toronto Blue Jays backers became the latest example of how fans will launch grassroots efforts to make sure their voices are heard. With David Price being one of the most coveted free agents on the market, Blue Jays fans want to make it clear to the pitcher — and the organization — that he’s wanted back next season. The fans have launched a website called...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Tigers hire Lloyd McClendon to manage Triple-A Mud Hens

Lloyd McClendon has seven seasons of major league managerial experience, most recently with the Seattle Mariners from 2014-15. Joe Camporeale USA TODAY SportsThe Detroit Tigers have hired former major league manager Lloyd McClendon to manage their Triple-A affiliate, the Toledo Mud Hens.McClendon, who spent the past two seasons as skipper of the Mariners, was dismissed by Seattle...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Necessary Moves: Ian Kinsler, Detroit Tigers

Over the next 30 days, I’ll look at 30 players—one from each team—that I believe should be traded. Some will seem obvious, just as others will seem nonsensical. Some may also seem desperate, but it’s important to understand that this list is entirely subjective. A player can be deemed movable for any of the following reasons: production (or lack thereof), current and future...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

PHOTOS: Upton and Verlander pay a visit to Chicago

Kate Upton and Justin Verlander have been on a little tour this offseason and it continued in Chicago Monday.  The power couple has been living large in Hollywood and have a timeshare in the LAX terminals with their dog Harley. Forgive me for noticing that Verlander is more tan now than when he spends hours upon hours on the mound in the summer.  He must be living on the golf course...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers: Lloyd McClendon’s back… Sort of

In a piece of breaking news that we though was fake, the Toledo Mud Hens, the Detroit Tigers AAA affiliate have named former Seattle Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon as manager. Lloyd McClendon had served as manager for the Mariners for two seasons after spending the 2006-2013 as a member of the Detroit Tigers coaching staff, primarily serving as the hitting coach. BREAKING NEWS...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Braves trade Cameron Maybin to Tigers for pair of relievers

The Atlanta Braves fire sale continued today, as the club dealt outfielder Cameron Maybin and cash considerations to the Detroit Tigers in exchange for relievers Ian Krol and Gabe Speier. Braves acquire LHPs Ian Krol and Gabe Speier from the Detroit Tigers in exchange for OF Cameron Maybin and cash considerations. — Atlanta Braves (@Braves) November 20, 2015   Maybin...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers: Add’em or Lose’em

The Major League Baseball Rule Five Draft is coming shortly and the Detroit Tigers have some of their prospects unprotected. That means another team can come along and snag these prospects for $50,000 dollars a piece. In baseball terms, that’s peanuts. Here’s who’s eligible out of the Detroit Tigers farm system: #15 Prospect – RHP Endrys Briceno #21 Prospect – RHP Edgar...
Via The Majors Detroit
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Verlander posts hideous nose spray picture on Instagram, funny comments ensue

Justin Verlander does not give any darns with stuff he posts or says on Instagram these days. Monday night was no different when he tossed this photo of himself using Flonase nasal spray on Instagram with the caption: “When in Rome… #LA#snorting #allergiesgotmelike.” Instagram The reaction: a wrinkled nose from me followed by hearty chuckling based on the comments.  “Hey...
Via It's Always Sunny in Detroit
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers free agent rumors: David Price edition

The World Series is over and free agent frenzy has begun. Many big names are on the market and it is no secret the Detroit Tigers are looking for help when it comes to pitching. One name that has popped up is former Tigers lefty, David Price. At 30 years old, and coming off a season that saw him win 18 games and post a 2.45, Price is in search of a hefty payday. The only question...
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Justin Verlander Sounds Off on Terror Attack

Not long after news of the terrorist attacks in Paris broke…folks have flooded social media offering their prayers (or in some cases “prey”) Justin Verlander was among the many. The Detroit Tigers pitcher took his thoughts one step further, by literally calling out the guys responsible for the attacks. Yikes. The post Justin Verlander Sounds Off on Terror Attack appeared first...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

Job Posting: Detroit Tigers Baseball Analytics & Operations Internship

Position: Detroit Tigers Baseball Analytics & Operations Internship Location: Detroit Description: The Detroit Tigers are looking for a Baseball Analytics & Operations Intern who will be primarily responsible for assisting with day-to-day tasks in the front office. Responsibilities will focus on database design and maintenance, systems development and baseball research....
Via Fangraphs
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers rumors: fixing the bullpen with a new strategy

The Detroit Tigers have a clear bullpen remodeling to undertake over the next few months. GM Dave Dombrowski’s tenure in Motown, as stuffed full with accolades as it was, became marred by his inability to successfully back up his often elite starting rotations with solid late-inning arms. Perhaps now that Al Avila is at the helm, he can take in some lessons from franchises that...
20 days ago  |  Discuss

The wait for Nick Castellanos will soon be over

Young Tiger Nick Castellanos has two seasons under his belt and hasn’t yet turned 24. He’s shown flashes of the talent he was supposed to have as a top prospect, but he’s on the wrong side of the leaderboards so far. The second half had some good news for him, particularly when it came to his plate discipline, but it’s fair to wonder how important he will be for Detroit....
Via Fangraphs
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers pitcher Daniel Norris reveals he has cancer

Detroit Tigers pitcher Daniel Norris revealed on Monday that he has been diagnosed with thyroid cancer. Norris made the announcement via Instagram:The announcement from Norris, 22, is a disheartening one for baseball fans everywhere. Norris was the prized prospect the Toronto Blue Jays traded earlier this year to acquire pitcher David Price from the Tigers. Norris went 2-1 with a...
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October 19, 2015  |  Discuss

How much more can we expect of Miguel Cabrera?

“I think if we were healthy, I think we’d be in the race right now.“ A little over one week ago, Detroit’s Miguel Cabrera said that while addressing his club’s underwhelming season and criticisms facing current manager Brad Ausmus. And while there’s no use in worrying about the “if we were healthy…” thought—the Tigers are currently battling it out with the...
Via The Sports Post
September 26, 2015  |  Discuss

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