Former Tigers Farmhands: Where are they now?

The Detroit Tigers have been one of the more aggressive franchises in baseball over the last handful of seasons because they are in ‘win now’ mode. Whether it is former team general manager Dave Dombrowski or current GM Al Avila, the man calling the shots has been given the green light by longtime owner Mike Ilitch. The team has … Read more

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

2015 Detroit Tigers final report card – Starting pitchers

  [tps_header] We continue reflecting on the 2015 campaign for the Detroit Tigers. Today we look at what was likely the Achilles’ Heel for the team all season long – starting pitching. From 2011-’13, the Tigers had some of the best starting pitching in all of baseball. Deep and loaded on paper, they could handle just … 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

Simon reveals he’s been hurt all season

Following the Detroit Tigers 2-1 loss to the Chicago White Sox Friday night, Tigers starting pitcher Alfredo Simon revealed that he has been pitching hurt all season long. “I’ve been pitching hurt all year,” said Simon. “My knee is not 100 percent. I don’t want to go on the DL because I want to throw 32 games, so when I … 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

Game 130: Detroit Tigers @ Toronto Blue Jays

Detroit Tigers (60-69) vs. Toronto Blue Jays (73-56) Where: Rogers Centre; Toronto, Canada First Pitch: 1:07 PM ET Weather: Partly to mostly cloudy. High 76F. Winds S at 5 to 10 MPH. TV/Radio: FSD/97.1 The Ticket Probable Pitchers: Alfredo Simon (11-8, 4.89 ERA) vs. Mark Buehrle (13-6, 3.60 ERA) Lineups Detroit Tigers Rajai Davis, LF Ian Kinsler, … Read more

The Alfredo Simon Conundrum

Alfredo Simon started the year as arguably the best pitcher in the Detroit Tigers rotation, even with David Price and Shane Greene off to hot starts as well, it looked like Simon was on his way to a second consecutive All-Star appearance. The worry with Simon all year had been that he would not sustain … 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

Game 102: Detroit Tigers @ Baltimore Orioles

Detroit Tigers (49-52) vs. Baltimore Orioles (51-49) Where: Oriole Park at Camden Yards; Baltimore, Maryland First Pitch: 7:05 PM ET Weather: Scattered thunderstorms during the evening. Mainly clear skies after midnight. Gusty winds and small hail are possible. Low 71F. Winds light and variable. Chance of rain 60%. High of 71 degrees. TV/Radio: FSD/97.1 The … Read more

Profiling the Tigers: Who is most likely to be traded?

[tps_header]With the 4pm Friday afternoon trade deadline closely approaching, and general manager Dave Dombrowski vowing to “reboot” as opposed to “rebuild”, we are likely to see some Tigers leave Comerica Park officially as members of another team. Dombrowski has made it known to teams across the league that he will listen to offers for several of the upcoming … Read more

On deck: Detroit Tigers @ Boston Red Sox

The Detroit Tigers travel out East this weekend to take on the Boston Red Sox for what is, almost undoubtedly, the team’s most important series of the season. Reports surfaced this past week that the Tigers were waiting until Sunday to decide what they were going to do in terms of buying or selling at the deadline. … Read more

Game 92: Seattle Mariners @ Detroit Tigers

Seattle Mariners (42-50) at Detroit Tigers (45-46) Where: Comerica Park; Detroit, MI First Pitch: 7:08 PM Weather: Partly cloudy, with a low around 68. Southwest wind 5 to 11 mph, with gusts as high as 18 mph. TV/Radio: FSD/97.1 The TICKET Probable Pitchers: J.A. Happ (4-5, 4.14 ERA) vs. Alfredo Simon 98-6, 4.53 ERA) Lineups Seattle 1. Brad Miller (L) … Read more

More Tigers second half bold predictions

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] Recently, we came up with some rather bold predictions … Read more

Are the Mariners looking at Alex Avila?

The second half of the baseball season resumes Friday following the All-Star break. Teams have a little over two weeks until the trade deadline, and this season has been relatively quiet on the forefront as far as actual deals being made. There have been a boatload of rumors swirling in the rumor mill all season … Read more