Section 313, Seat No. 7: It’s time to cut the dead weight

Welcome to Section 313, seat no. 7 — I’m glad you’re here this week. Last night the Tigers took their 16-16 record into Angels Stadium to take on a team that has had their number since 2000. It’s been a week of turmoil, of sorts, for the Tigers as they left Oakland with a series … Read more

3 moves the Detroit Tigers can make to improve their bullpen

MLB: Detroit Tigers at Cleveland Indians

As a baseball fan, there are three things you can seemingly count on in life, death, taxes, and the Detroit Tigers bullpen being an abomination. Well, the 2017 Major League Baseball season is underway and once again, the Tigers bullpen has been the weak link on what would otherwise be a playoff contender. Through 12 games, … Read more

JUST IN: Anibal Sanchez learns his role on 2017 Detroit Tigers

MLB: Minnesota Twins at Detroit Tigers

One of the biggest Spring Training battles for the Detroit Tigers has apparently come to an end. According to Anthony Fenech of the Detroit Free Press, Anibal Sanchez will begin the 2017 season in the bullpen. Anibal Sanchez will start the regular season pitching out of the Tigers bullpen: — anthony fenech (@anthonyfenech) March … Read more

Detroit Tigers starting rotation has been finalized…almost

MLB: Cleveland Indians at Detroit Tigers

If the Detroit Tigers want to make the MLB Playoffs in 2017, they will have to be solid in terms of starting pitching. Last season they had seven different pitchers start at least 10 games, some due to injuries to a starter and some due to lack of performance. Only Justin Verlander, the American League … Read more

Editorial: Finalizing the Detroit Tigers pitching staff is a no-brainer

MLB: Spring Training-Detroit Tigers at New York Mets

One of the good parts about Spring Training (maybe the only good part) is following the position battles as they unfold throughout camp. For the Detroit Tigers, there are two big battles that are taking place in Florida, that for the starting job in centerfield and the other being for the No. 5 spot in the … Read more

Release of Lowe, resurgence of Sanchez puts Mike Pelfrey in hot water

MLB: Spring Training-Baltimore Orioles at Detroit Tigers

With only one week of spring scrimmages to go, Major League Baseball teams have to make some pressing decisions regarding the Opening Day personnel. The Detroit Tigers are no exception, as they made their first real noteworthy decision on Sunday, cutting reliever Mark Lowe. The Tigers will eat up his $5.5M guaranteed salary for the … Read more

JUST IN: Michael Fulmer to start Tigers home opener

MLB: Chicago White Sox at Detroit Tigers

News broke this morning that when the Detroit Tigers take on the Boston Red Sox, the weekend of April 7th, Michael Fulmer will be the starting pitcher. Your #OpeningDayDET starter against the Red Sox: @MFulmer12 — Detroit Tigers (@tigers) March 25, 2017 This plan was tentatively in place as of Friday afternoon but became official this morning. Fulmer had a … Read more

EDITORIAL: Detroit Starting Pitching – Give Youth A Chance

MLB: Detroit Tigers at Philadelphia Phillies

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. A few days ago, Detroit Tigers manager Brad Ausmus was asked about Daniel … Read more

2017 Detroit Tigers projected Opening Day roster [UPDATE]

MLB: Spring Training-Pittsburgh Pirates at Detroit Tigers

2016 did not quite end up how the Detroit Tigers and their fans had hoped. With a Wild Card spot in play, the Tigers fell on their faces down the stretch and ended up watching the MLB Playoffs from home. Shortly after the season ended, general manager Al Avila announced that manager Brad Ausmus would be returning … Read more

Anibal Sanchez becomes United States Citizen

MLB: Minnesota Twins at Detroit Tigers

Today, even though his team lost to the Baltimore Orioles in the Grapefruit League opener, Anibal Sanchez still came out a winner. Sanchez was among 123 immigrants that became United States Citizens today. Sanchez took the oath of citizenship in Miami County today, a place he is familiar with from his time with the Miami Marlins. From Ari Odzer of … Read more

Report: Anibal Sanchez is drawing interest from other teams

All of a sudden, it is day three of the MLB Winter Meetings and the Detroit Tigers are having difficulties moving any players like they initially were open to earlier this off-season. Pair that with team general manager Al Avila pumping the brakes on that thought process and the financially-strained Tigers may leave Maryland this week having … Read more

5 Biggest Takeaways from 2016 Detroit Tigers

The curtain has come down on another baseball season. Hard to imagine, feels like they just had Opening Day in South Beach not that long ago! Unfortunately for fans of the Detroit Tigers, the season is ending prematurely after a tough 1-0 loss on Sunday in Atlanta, officially eliminating them from playoff contention. There’s so much … Read more

Weekly Recap: Tigers again squander chances to gain ground in playoff chase

I’m not really too sure which one is more surprising and disappointing – the fact we split at home in a four-game series against baseball’s worst team in the Minnesota Twins, or that we continued to flounder and act like a minor league ball club in two games of a weekend series against the Cleveland Indians. We … Read more

Chicago’s four-run 8th inning downs Detroit, Tigers fall to White Sox 7-4

The Detroit Tigers were looking to take the three-game series from the Chicago White Sox in Wednesday afternoon’s contest. Anibal Sanchez looked to turn in a solid start and assist with keeping the Tigers in the thick of things regarding the playoff picture. Sanchez went five innings, scattered eight hits, gave up three runs and struck … Read more