TIGERS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Moya not concerned about playing on turf

Steven Moya remembers dreaming about playing in a Major League game at Tropicana Field a couple years ago. He was playing a Spring Training game at Tropicana Field at the time.
Via Tigers.com
2 hours ago

Tigers map out plan for Fulmer's innings

The first stage of the Michael Fulmer innings conservation plan ends Friday night, when the rookie right-hander takes the mound in a game for the first time in eight days. The second step begins next week.
Via Tigers.com
2 hours ago

Tigers' minor league affiliate unveils preposterous emoji jerseys

We have a bone to pick with the West Michigan Whitecaps.No, it's not about the absurd emoji jerseys that players on the Detroit Tigers' affiliate are slated to wear on Thursday night as part of their #socialmedia Night. In fact, these are pretty awesome. You could spend an hour just trying to find all of the various emojis the team has included on their duds:That's the problem, though...
Via Fox Sports
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Tigers' Nick Castellanos has been good for a year now

We can probably stop worrying about third base. Third baseman Nick Castellanos has had himself quite a year. It was just last June when Tigers' manager Brad Ausmus actually had to sit Castellanos down for a few games after a brutal start to the 2015 season. At that point, a demotion to the minor leagues looked pretty likely for the young third baseman. Instead, it marked the beginning...
Via Bless You Boys
9 hours ago

The Tigers' defense has gotten even worse in 2016

Advanced defensive metrics think the Tigers have taken a step backward compared to 2015. Though the Detroit Tigers won four consecutive division titles from 2011 to 2014, the national perception was that the team contained many flaws. The bullpen garnered much attention along with subpar base running, and the Tigers' defense was also a sizable liability. Though the roster has experienced...
Via Bless You Boys
13 hours ago

MLB documentary 'The Bird' debuts in Detroit

Around 200 Tigers fans turned out Wednesday at the MotorCity Casino to view the exclusive Detroit premiere of MLB Network Presents: The Bird, a TV documentary showcasing the life and brief baseball career of the former Detroit Tiger Mark Fidrych.
Via Tigers.com
23 hours ago

Cabrera hits 1 of 3 Tigers homers in 10-3 win over Marlins

DETROIT (AP) Miguel Cabrera hit one of three homers for the Detroit Tigers in their 10-3 win over the Miami Marlins on Wednesday. Cabrera hit his 18th homer of the season in the fourth inning, tying Billy Williams at No. 48 on baseball's career list with 426. Steven Moya and Jarrod Saltalamacchia cleared the fence in consecutive at-bats in the fifth, giving Detroit an 8-2 lead...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Back to the bullpen for Tigers' Anibal Sanchez

DETROIT (AP) -- Anibal Sanchez is heading back to the bullpen for the Detroit Tigers. Manager Brad Ausmus says the Tigers will use Sanchez in relief after he returned to the rotation for one start. The right-hander allowed four runs in five innings in a loss to Cleveland on Saturday. Sanchez is 4-8 with a 6.06 ERA this season. Saturday was his first start since May 31, but he was...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Miguel Cabrera has now homered against every team in the MLB

Miguel Cabrera hit his 425th career home run tonight give the Tigers a then 5-3 lead over the Marlins. However what stood out most in this case was Cabrera hitting a home run against his former team meaning the Tigers slugger has now homered against all 30 teams in Major League Baseball becoming the 50th player to accomplish this feet. Miguel Cabrera gives the Tigers the lead with...
Via The Majors Detroit
2 days ago

Miguel Cabrera’s Curious Splits

Baseball never lacks for intriguing story lines. There is always a player breaking out and there is always a player declining. There are Cinderella teams and disappointing collapses. In this sport, you can always find something new and exciting to watch. But this post isn’t about those expectation defying feats. On the contrary, this post is about the predictable and reliable...
Via Fangraphs
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers trade rumors: Xavier Cedeno edition

The Detroit Tigers currently sit over .500 and well within reach of earning a playoff spot by the end of the season. Given their position in the standings, the team should plan on being buyers at the July 31 Trade Deadline this year, rather than sellers like they were last year. While there are not major upgrades needed, there is always room for improvement and pitching and defense...
Via isportsweb.com
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Miguel Cabrera obliterated a 454-foot home run that left Comerica Park

At one point in his career, Miguel Cabrera was the greatest pure hitter in the game -- akin to Manny Ramirez in his prime. He could hit for average and still muscle home runs 450-plus feet, making him an incredibly tough out.Cabrera is still a rare talent, and he put that on full display Monday night against the Seattle Mariners. In the bottom of the first, Cabrera hit a 454-foot...
Via Fox Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Can Kyle Ryan and Bruce Rondon help the Detroit Tigers’ bullpen?

The Detroit Tigers recalled Bruce Rondon and Kyle Ryan from Tripe-A Toledo earlier today. These call ups come as a result of Matt Boyd and Blaine Hardy being optioned back to Toledo. It’s no question the bullpen has struggled this season, but can these guys really help the bullpen get better? Another question left unanswered is what kind of role will these guys play? Rondon could...
Via isportsweb.com
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers: Call up of Casey McGehee more confusing than justified

Casey McGehee arrives in Detroit with seven years of professional experience, a journey that has taken him to both sides of the contiguous United States, as well as a stint in the in the Japanese Nippon Professional Baseball Pacific League in 2013. McGehee’s best years as a baseball player may likely be behind him, or still lingering overseas with the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles...
Via isportsweb.com
11 days ago  |  Discuss

J.D. Martinez Broke His Elbow

J.D. Martinez broke his elbow Friday night, leaving an already depleted Tigers outfield even further depleted. Martinez is expected to miss 4-6 weeks according to MLB.com, and the team has called up Steven Moya to replace Martinez in the lineup. If Moya can be the best version of himself, the Tigers might not actually miss Martinez all that much. Now, that seems like a ridiculous...
Via Fangraphs
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Tigers slugger J.D. Martinez fractures elbow running into the wall

Detroit Tigers star outfielder J.D. Martinez suffered an injury on Thursday night that puts the rest of his season in jeopardy. Martinez was trying to make a play on a deep flyball off the bat of the Kansas City Royals’ Paulo Orlando, and ran hard into the right field wall at Kauffman Stadium. He was clearly in pain and weakly threw back to the cutoff man on what would end up...
Via The Comeback
13 days ago  |  Discuss
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