Detroit Tigers Burning Questions: Ausmus, playoff race, team MVP’s

The month of September begins with the Detroit Tigers tied for the second American League Wild Card spot in with the Baltimore Orioles. Detroit is also 4.5 games out of first place in the AL Central behind the Cleveland Indians. Detroit Sports Nation has given us reasons not to give up on the season and an … Read more

September Roadmap to the Playoffs: Detroit Tigers Edition

While college and pro football tends to dominate the United States sports landscape in the fall, the Detroit Tigers may have something to say about being in the spotlight just a few weeks longer. Instead of hitting the eject button on the season, the Tigers are definitely still relevant. With two games remaining in August … Read more

On This Day: Rangers defeat Orioles 30-3 in game one of a doubleheader

No, Nation. I promise you are not about to look at a box score of a game between the Cowboys and Ravens. On this day nine years ago, one of the more bizarre and without question the most prolific offensive explosion from any team in major league history. What seemed like just an average baseball … Read more

Detroit Tigers MLB Draft Preview

Must See: Manny Machado charges mound and punches Yordano Ventura

Everything was going along smoothly in Tuesday night’s matchup between the Baltimore Orioles and the Kansas City Royals, until it wasn’t. It all started in the bottom of the fifth inning when Royals flame-thrower Yordano Ventura unleashed a 99-mph fastball that drilled Orioles shortstop Manny Machado in the ribs. As you will see, Machado did … Read more

Michael Fulmer deserves to be in the AL Rookie of the Year conversation

Back in mid-May, general manager, Al Avila compared young Michael Fulmer to an already established veteran for the Tigers and to one of the best pitchers in all of baseball, Justin Verlander, when Aliva said “He reminds me a lot of Verlander when we first got him up here.” He would elaborate more on that comparison. “Great stuff. … Read more

Tigers purchase contract of P Warwick Saupold; send Daniel Norris to Toledo

After Thursday’s 7-5 defeat at the hands of the Baltimore Orioles, the Tigers made a roster move regarding their pitching situation. Tigers purchased contract RHP Warwick Saupold from Toledo. Sent Daniel Norris back — Chris McCosky (@cmccosky) May 13, 2016 Warwick Saupold, who has a 3-1 record with the Toledo Mud Hens this year, will make his … Read more

On Deck: Detroit Tigers (15-18) @ Baltimore Orioles (20-12)

The Detroit Tigers simply aren’t good right now. After losing two of three to the Washington Nationals, the Tigers now sit three games below .500. The offense hasn’t been consistent, the starting pitching hasn’t been good and the managing has been just as poor as the rest. With a four-game series against the surging Baltimore Orioles coming up, … Read more

Comerica Park most Instagrammed place in Michigan

This week, Time Magazine collected data from Instagram to find out the most frequently photographed places in each state across the United States. In Michigan, the most Instagrammed place in 2015 was none other than the home of the Detroit Tigers, Comerica Park.  Comerica Park Is The Most Instagrammed Place In Michigan #ComericaPark — 97.1 … Read more

Cabrera gets pair of recognition honors

Yesterday afternoon, Detroit Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera was recognized with two separate honors for his play in the 2015 season. The first distinction came from The Sporting News, who released their annual All-Star lineup. Cabrera was selected for the American League at first base. The spot was a tie between him and Chris Davis of the Baltimore Orioles. Congratulations to @MiguelCabrera … 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

Tigers place Anibal Sanchez on 15-day DL

The injuries keep coming for the Detroit Tigers. They announced that have placed starting pitcher Anibal Sanchez on the 15-day disabled list. The Tigers today have placed RHP Anibal Sanchez on the 15-day disabled list with a right rotator cuff strain. — Tigers PR (@DetroitTigersPR) August 20, 2015 Sanchez has not been sharp as of late, and … 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

AL oddity: Position player pitching to a relief pitcher?

A baseball oddity happened during Sunday’s game between the Oakland Athletics and the Baltimore Orioles that will probably not happen again for quite some time, but it does happen in such scenarios. The O’s dump trucked the A’s by a score of 18-2. They pounded out 26 hits, and only shortstop J.J. Hardy was the only starter who … Read more

Just how bad is the Tigers bullpen?

The Detroit Tigers lost their third consecutive game Tuesday night, losing the middle game of a three-game set to the Kansas City Royals. Tigers starter Anibal Sanchez went 5.1 IP, giving up five earned runs. The bullpen, which has been difficult at times over the years, pitched the final 2.2 innings and allowed one more unearned run, as … Read more

Player Profile: Daniel Norris

Player: Daniel Norris Born: April 25, 1993 in Johnson City, Tennessee Position: Pitcher Bat/Throw: L/L Drafted: 2nd Round of the 2011 June Amateur Draft by the Toronto Blue Jays   Career Highlights Rated the #18 overall prospect by prior to the 2015 season Rated the top prospect in the Blue Jays organization Made five starts in … Read more