Tigers News and Notes: Day 2 in Lakeland

The boys in the Old English D are just getting underway at Spring Training down in Lakeland, Florida. Many of the Detroit Tigers pitchers will be very eager to show the coaches and management what they can bring to the table, and perhaps make a push to get on the big league team. Still very much … Read more

MLB Implementing Pace of Play Rules for 2015 Season

There has been a lot of buzz this baseball offseason with regards to potential rule changes. Major League Baseball wants to both speed up the game and increase offensive numbers, two things that simply cannot gel together. There needs to be some sort of middle ground for America’s pastime. They made one step forward to … Read more

Player Profile: Alfredo Simon

Player: Alfredo Simon Born: May 8, 1981 (Age: 33) Position: Starting Pitcher Bats/Throws: R/R Drafted: July 9, 1999 by the Philadelphia Phillies (as Carlos Cabrera) Career Highlights: Originally signed in Minor Leagues as ‘Carlos Cabrera’ and claimed to be 21 months younger than his actual age. Career Major League Stats ERA 3.44 W-L 32-28 Strike … Read more

Tigers get Miguel Cabrera Special Treadmill to Aid Recovery

The Tigers have finally found Miguel Cabrera a special gravity defying treadmill to complete his final stages of recovery from ankle surgery.  However for good or bad the treadmill was found at the NFL combine.  Cabrera and the Tigers will have to wait until next week when it can be shipped from the combine in Indianapolis … Read more

Brad Ausmus not worried about outside predictions

Spring training is officially underway for the Detroit Tigers, which means that questions and predictions about the team will be flowing like honey. Many baseball analysts are already predicting that the Tigers will not win the division for the 5th year in a row. This is something that does not bother manager Brad Ausmus because … Read more

Tigers News and Notes: Baseball is Back!

After what was (and still is) a seemingly endless winter, the boys of summer make their return to the field today to kick off the start of Spring Training 2015. Pitchers and catchers reported to Lakeland today, and the rest of the squad will follow suit on February 23rd. With it being the first day of … Read more

Player Profile: Shane Greene

Player: Shane Greene Born: November 17th, 1988, Clermont, FL Position: Pitcher Bats/Throws: R/R Drafted: By the New York Yankees in the 15th round of the 2009 amateur draft.   Career Highlights: 6 years in the minors spanning six different levels of Minor League baseball. 29 Minor League wins with 509 strikeouts in 562 innings. Went 12-10 with 137 strikeouts and only 30 walks in … Read more

Bruce Rondon Beginning to Throw Pain Free

Good news for Tigers fans today.  Reports are that Bruce Rondon is pain free after Tommy John surgery last March 2014. “I feel good,” Rondon said. “Really good.” Rondon has been down at Tigertown rehabbing, where he is entering the last stage of Tommy John rehab.  If you recall Rondon was going to be a … Read more

Miguel Cabrera Cleared For Non-Impact Activity

Tigers slugger Miguel Cabrera was cleared by doctors for at least a partial return to action. Cabrera will be able to participate in non-baseball activities while he works his way up to full weight bearing tasks. Earlier this off-season, Cabrera went under the knife to repair damage to his foot which included bone spurs and … Read more

Jim Leyland Discusses Baseball Pitch Clock

Former Detroit Tigers manager Jim Leyland made an appearance on ESPN Radio’s “Mike and Mike” show and discussed a variety of subjects. One of them included the idea of having a pitch clock to speed up play during MLB games. Steve Schrader at the Detroit Free Press chronicled the interview and noted that Leyland was open … Read more

The Biggest Steal in Tigers History, That Almost Never Happened

Everyone remembers in December 2007 when the Tigers pulled off the biggest theft in team history and acquired Miguel Cabrera and Dontrelle Willis from the Marlins for Andrew Miller, Cameron Maybin, Mike Rabelo, Burke Badenhop, and Eulogia De La Cruz, Dallas Trahern.  The Marlins were afraid of losing and unwilling to pay Willis and Cabrera going into … Read more

Is It Now Or Never For Tigers’ Closer Joe Nathan?

Other than being the goaltender for the Detroit Red Wings, or the quarterback for the Detroit Lions, having the role as the closer for the Detroit Tigers is the most scrutinized job in the city. With the 2015 season right around the corner, Joe Nathan is once again the holder of that job, at least for … Read more

A Decade in the D: Best Moments From Justin Verlander

Must see JV. That’s what every Detroit Tigers fan has come to expect every time Tigers starting pitcher Justin Verlander takes the mound for a start. Can you believe that this upcoming 2015 season will be Verlander’s 10th season donning the old English D? Yeah, me neither. I still remember clear as day when he first came … Read more