Five-year summary of the AL Central, 2016 predictions

Despite the fact that the American League Central Division has been perceived as one of the weaker divisions in baseball over the years, the division has been much improved in the last handful of years. Believe it or not, the AL Central has combined for the most World Series appearances in baseball over the course … Read more

Detroit Tigers non-tender Alburquerque, Feliz

The Detroit Tigers have made some roster moves on Wednesday regarding some of their arbitration-eligible players. The Tigers today announced that the club will not tender a contract for the 2016 season to RHP's Al Alburquerque and Neftali Feliz. — Tigers PR (@DetroitTigersPR) December 2, 2015 This move by the Tigers makes both Al Alburquerque and Neftali Feliz … Read more

Key dates: A look ahead to the Tigers offseason schedule

The 2015 season for the Detroit Tigers came to close Sunday afternoon with a shutout of the Chicago White Sox on the south side of the Windy City. For a majority of Tigers fans, it is a relief that the pain and stress is all gone until next April when they begin the 2016 campaign in South Beach … Read more

Five moves to fix the Tigers in 2016

NOTE: The views expressed in this EDITORIAL do not necessarily reflect the views of Detroit Sports Nation or a majority of its writers and should not be misconstrued as such. The views contained within are the views of the author and the author alone. [tps_header] The 2015 campaign for the Detroit Tigers has been a disappointment … Read more

Financially strained Tigers may already have their left fielder for 2016

The Detroit Tigers continue to lumber along as the season winds down. With 44 games remaining on the 2015 schedule, they find themselves four games under the .500 mark, 15.0 games back of the first place Kansas City Royals in the American League Central division and 4.5 games back for the second wild card spot in the … Read more

Series recap: Tigers salvage game in series loss to Chicago

The Detroit Tigers closed out their 10-game road trip Thursday afternoon against the Chicago White Sox. They came into the series with a 4-3 record on the road trip, having taken two of three from the Minnesota Twins, and winning the latter two games of the 4-game set against the Kansas City Royals. Despite the series loss and a .500 road trip, there is a lot to take away from this series on the south side of Chicago.

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Series recap: Tigers close homestand with W vs. Tribe

The Detroit Tigers were not playing particularly well coming into their weekend series against the Cleveland Indians, following a series loss to the New York Yankees and a current 3-game losing streak. Detroit had swept Cleveland two weekends before on their home field, which at the time moved their record to 6-0. This week however, was a different story. The bats cooled off considerably, and the guys who had been pitching well in the rotation got absolutely shelled. In the end, Detroit did claw their way to a series win against Cleveland and finish 5-5 on the 10-game home stand.

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A series to forget: Yankees take three of four from Tigers at Comerica Park

The Detroit Tigers entered the four game set against the New York Yankees with a 10-2 record, and even the New York Times published an article praising what the Tigers have done. Unfortunately, Detroit did not live up to the praise as the Yankees took three of four games in impressive fashion. Game 1: Detroit 2, … Read more

Tigers News and Notes: Commanding win vs. Twins, Nathan and JV to DL, Hardy and Lobstein called up

Game 2 of 162 for the Detroit Tigers was on Wednesday, continuing their 3-game series with the Minnesota Twins. Opening day on Monday was a well played game for the Tigers and second-year manager Brad Ausmus, blanking the Twins, 4-0 behind a beauty of a start from starting left-hander David Price. They continued their early winning ways on Wednesday, pounding Minnesota by a final score of 11-0. We also have news on two important pitchers for Detroit heading to the disabled list, and two pitchers called up from Triple-A Toledo Mud Hens.

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Tigers news and notes: Romine and Perez catching, V-Mart not, and more!

The Detroit Tigers are about halfway through their spring training stint down in Lakeland, Florida. This is where you see all thirty big league clubs start to make moves such as assigning players to the minors and figuring out roles and positions for their key players. For Detroit, the pitching is still a question mark, particularly the bullpen. They also have an emergency catcher plan if a situation were to arise. We’ll look into those more as we cover the news and notes today.

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Why Tommy John surgery is saving Careers

Tommy John surgery, first introduced in 1974, is now saving more careers than ever.  Each year in Spring Training we hear about another pitcher going under the knife to have TJ surgery, or a player coming back from TJ surgery.  This year Tigers fans are getting a first hand glimpse at how TJ can save … Read more

Ausmus says Tigers bullpen beginning to take shape

The Detroit Tigers bullpen has been a source of much consternation and debate over the past few years. In fact, many Detroit fans and baseball prognosticators have cited the bullpen as a main reason for the Tigers falling short during their playoff runs. Shoring up the relief pitching has been a major goal of the … Read more

What the Joba Chamberlain Signing Means for the Tigers

As you may already know, Joba Chamberlain and the Detroit Tigers have reached an agreement and the right-handed relief pitcher has joined the team in Lakeland for Spring Training. What does this mean in regards to the Tigers bullpen? Tigers general manager Dave Dombrowski gave his thoughts on the signing. Dombrowski on Joba: "We're not … Read more

Tigers News and Notes: Day 4 in Lakeland

Day 4 of Spring Training included reflection on Justin Verlander’s bullpen session from yesterday, talk about Miguel Cabrera and Victor Martinez and when they may be back, and much more. As expected, the entire Detroit Tigers roster has reported to Lakeland with the exception of Cabrera and Martinez. Yoenis Cespedes has arrived. All present and accounted for … Read more

5 Detroit Tigers Prospects That Could Make an Impact In 2015

The lack of skill and respect for the farm system for the Detroit Tigers has been well documented to say the least. Detroit ranks dead last among all major league clubs in minor league systems, according to ESPN’s baseball analyst Keith Law (NOTE: To view this link and see the whole list, you must be subscribed to … Read more