Detroit Tigers owner Chris Ilitch congratulates Miguel Cabrera for 3,000th hit

History was officially made at Comerica Park this afternoon, as Detroit Tigers slugger Miguel Cabrera became the 33rd player in MLB history to reach the historic mark of 3,00th career hit. Embed from Getty Images And while congratulatory messages continue to pour in for the future Hall of Famer, team owner Chris Ilitch issued the … Read more

Chris Ilitch responds to question about if he ever considered selling Detroit Tigers and Detroit Red Wings

“It is time for Chris Ilitch to sell the Detroit Tigers and the Detroit Red Wings!” If I had a dollar for every time somebody told us that, I would literally have thousands of extra dollars in my bank account. Ever since his father Mike passed away, Chris has taken a lot of the blame … Read more

Detroit Tigers GM Al Avila gives shoutout to team owner Chris Ilitch

Al Avila

The Detroit Tigers have a new face in the clubhouse in the form of outfielder Austin Meadows, having acquired him from the Tampa Bay Rays in a deal that saw Isaac Paredes and a draft pick head back to the Rays. And for Tigers general manager Al Avila, he was sure to thank team owner … Read more

Detroit Tigers owner Chris Ilitch pushes back on report he opposed luxury tax increase

While the Major League Baseball lockout ended earlier this month, fans of the Detroit Tigers certainly didn’t hold team owner Mike Ilitch in the highest regard after reports surfaced that he was one of four MLB owners who opposed the MLB luxury tax increase to $220 million. While taking questions Wednesday morning from media members … Read more

Detroit Tigers ‘baseball people’ reportedly want to sign Carlos Correa but Chris Ilitch is nixing it

According to a previous report from ESPN, the Detroit Tigers offered SS Carlos Correa a 10-year, $275 deal but he turned it down. Instead, the Tigers went out and signed SS Javier Baez to a six-year, $140 million deal. Jim Bowden of The Athletic is now reporting that Tigers’ “baseball people” still want to add … Read more

MLBPA reportedly willing to make specific concession in latest round of negotiations

Baseball fans have every right to feel slighted right now, as the first two series of each MLB team have been postponed as team owners and the players union continue their standoff that’s been underway since December. Of course, the news broke today that Bob Castellini of the Cincinnati Reds Reds, Chris Ilitch of the Detroit … Read more

Detroit Tigers owner Chris Ilitch reportedly in favor screwing over his players and the fans

As you have most certainly heard by now, the 2022 Major League Baseball season will not start on time as MLB commissioner Rob Manfred made an announcement that at least the first two series of the season have been canceled and will not be made up. This announcement came on the heels of MLB and … Read more

Tigers owner Chris Ilitch’ message to MLB following Javier Báez signing will excite fans

The Detroit Tigers have their short stop, as the deal with Javier Báez became official this afternoon. The deal is for six years and $140 million. Báez is the latest free-agent acquisition for the Tigers this offseason, following LHP Eduardo Rodriguez. And for team owner Chris Ilitch, who is now tasked with completing the goal … Read more

Detroit Tigers fans bash Al Avila, Chris Ilitch for middle of the night breaking news

Detroit Tigers

If you just woke up, you may or may not have already read or heard that the Detroit Tigers are reportedly on the verge of signing SS Javier Báez to a multi-year deal. (Terms of the deal have not yet been reported) Javier Báez’s deal with the #Tigers, if completed, is expected to be for … Read more

Chris Ilitch responds to question about Detroit Tigers adding a shortstop

On Monday, the Detroit Tigers held an introductory press conference for LHP Eduardo Rodriguez. During the presser, Tigers owner Chris Ilitch was asked about the team’s commitment to adding a shortstop to the roster. Ilitch’s response was about what you would expect. “We will continue to have the resources available to execute our plan …” … Read more

Chris Ilitch says he wants to build winner for Detroit Tigers’ fans [VIDEO]

It’s Opening Day here in the Motor City, and for the first time since 2019, fans are in the stands at Comerica Park as the Detroit Tigers take on the Cleveland Indians. Detroit Tigers owner Chris Ilitch joined the crew on Bally Sports Detroit to discuss the meaning of Opening Day for him, as well … Read more

Chris Ilitch discusses his hopes for Detroit Tigers fan attendance in 2021

It may be only a mere 3% of the 41,083 capacity at Comerica Park, but the Detroit Tigers are planning on hosting at least 1,000 fans for their home opener on April 1. Gov. Gretchen Whitmer recently announced that outdoor sports venues that feature seating capacity over 10,000 may have up to 1,000 fans in … Read more