Top 5 Detroit Tigers rookies in franchise history

Over the years the Detroit Tigers have fielded many outstanding players. What’s even more impressive is what some Tigers rookies accomplished during their first season. Let’s take a look back at the Top 5 Rookies in the history of the Detroit Tigers. All statistics for this post were gleaned from www.baseball-reference.com. Austin Jackson In 2010, Austin … Read more

Former Tiger Phil Coke attempting a comeback

Former Tigers’ relief pitcher Phil Coke will attempt a major league comeback in the upcoming season, and he will do so as a knuckleballer. Coke has not pitched in the majors since 2016, where he only appeared in 10 games (six for the New York Yankees and four with the Pittsburgh Pirates). The 35-year-old last … Read more

MUST SEE: Ex-Tiger Austin Jackson with the catch of the year

Former Detroit Tigers outfielder Austin Jackson endeared himself to fans when he made a spectacular catch to preserve Armando Galarraga‘s (near) perfect game on that fateful night in Detroit in 2010.

Now, as a member of the Cleveland Indians, he’s added an even better highlight to his repertoire.

With Cleveland leading the Boston Red Sox 7-5 in the bottom of the fifth, Jackson went over the bullpen wall to rob Hanley Ramírez of a lead off home-run. The catch was so spectacular that the Red Sox fans in attendance at Fenway Park applauded, even though it robbed their own team. It sure isn’t often you see the hometown fans cheer the opposition. 

“I just wanted to try to get back to the wall and try to read it,” Jackson said. “I got back and I tried to get to the fence first. When I jumped and caught it, I realized I was about to take a tumble to the other side. Luckily, I was able to grab the fence a little bit and I flipped over.”

Jackson has a knack for robbing hitters of home-runs. According to ESPN, it’s his fifth such robbery.

Unfortunately, the catch might remind Tigers fans of Torii Hunter‘s failed bullpen-flipping catch, coincidently against the Red Sox in the 2013 ALCS – also at Fenway. Jackson certainly remembers that play well.

“As my feet were flipping over, for some reason I was thinking about that same play that I’ve seen with Torii,” Jackson said.

Why the Detroit Tigers will regret trading Cameron Maybin

Back on November 3, the Detroit Tigers traded away center fielder Cameron Maybin, for prospect Victor Alcantara. Back then it was part of the “let’s dump payroll” message coming from the Tigers front office. Since then, much less has been done to get leaner. Now, after a few minor league signings, and the reunion with … Read more

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

5 familiar free agents the Tigers must consider

  [tps_header] The 2015 season was a season that the Detroit Tigers and their fans would rather just forget. That being said, there is roster work to be done before the 2016 season begins and signing the right free agents will be extremely important if the Tigers want to contend again immediately. Here are five … Read more

Detroit Tigers finish in bottom 10 – but that’s good!

With the loss to the Chicago White Sox Saturday night, the Detroit Tigers have locked up a last place finish in the American League Central division, the first time they’ve found themselves in the basement at season’s end since 2008. The head-scratching disappointment in 2015 has also earned them a spot in the bottom third of Major … Read more

Tigers offseason bidding war: Price or Cespedes?

The Detroit Tigers are a little over a calendar month into the 2015 season and currently find themselves second place in the AL Central division behind reigning American League champions, the Kansas City Royals. Detroit started off 11-2 out of the gate but have since then leveled off. They are currently struggling to find that consistent good play that they had for the first two weeks of the regular season back in April.

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Tigers Top 5 Defensive Plays of 2014

Stop laughing! No, seriously, cut it out, this is going to happen whether you like it or not, so just enjoy the show!  Ok, even a Detroit Tigers slappy like myself admits that the 2014 team was not a team that will be remembered for their defense.  That being said, I was able to come … Read more

Price Arrives in Detroit; Spot in Rotation Revealed

DETROIT, Michigan — David Price arrived at Comerica Park on Saturday afternoon, just hours before his new team is set to take on the Colorado Rockies in the second game of a three game series. Price threw a quick bullpen session before meeting with reporters to discuss the big blockbuster trade that brought him to … Read more