Dave Dombrowski part of Committee voting on Lou Whitaker’s Hall candidacy

In a move that was long overdue, former All-Star second baseman Lou Whitaker was named to the Modern Era Committee Hall of Fame ballot which will be voted on this December. And now, we know who that Committee consists of. One name that immediately jumps out to Tigers fans is Dave Dombrowski, who served as … Read more

Dear Chris Ilitch: It’s time to bring back Dave Dombrowski

Just after midnight, news broke that the Boston Red Sox were firing general manager Dave Dombrowski, despite winning a World Series a season ago. Unfortunately, for “Double-D,” the 2019 Red Sox have not lived up to their $228 million payroll, which is the highest in Major League Baseball.  The Sox are currently 76-67, which is … Read more

BREAKING: Former Detroit Tigers broadcaster Mario Impemba lands a job

Let me begin by saying that this absolutely makes my day! Embed from Getty Images According to reports, former Detroit Tigers/Fox Sports Detroit broadcaster Mario Impemba has landed a job for the 2019 Major League Baseball season. Impemba will reportedly join the Boston Red Sox radio team as their play-by-play announcer. From Boston Globe: According … Read more

10 Years ago today, the Detroit Tigers acquired Miguel Cabrera

MLB: Detroit Tigers at Cleveland Indians

Going into the Winter Meetings in 2007, the Detroit Tigers were looking to upgrade their team after finishing 88-74 in the regular season and missing the playoffs a year after playing in the World Series. It was December 4 of that year would be the day that the Tigers acquired a franchise player who would change the … Read more

Former player thinks Miguel Cabrera could be traded to Red Sox

As each day passes, the MLB trade deadline grows closer and closer and the Detroit Tigers are one team who are expected to be in the mix as sellers. Some Tigers who have been mentioned in trade rumors up to this point include but are not limited to Justin Verlander, J.D. Martinez, Ian Kinsler, Justin … 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

EDITORIAL: Tigers have two options at trading deadline: Stand pat, or sell

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. We have already reached the All-Star break in 2016 and it’s … Read more

Analyzing the Ian Kinsler/Prince Fielder trade

When things weren’t looking very good for the middle of the Tigers batting order during the winter before the 2012 season, the Tigers made a very bold move in signing slugger Prince Fielder to a whopping nine-year, $214 million contract. The news that designated hitter Victor Martinez had a torn ACL and would miss the entire upcoming season had … Read more

Anything short of a World Series in 2016 should be considered a failure

When then-general manager Dave Dombrowski announced last season that the Tigers would be sellers at the trade deadline in an effort to “re-tool” instead of rebuild, the 2015 season was more or less given up on. He proceeded to trade David Price, Yoenis Cespedes, and Joakim Soria at the deadline. In return, Detroit received a slew of prospects, some … Read more

Despite Upton’s immediate appeal, Avila’s best offseason work was with bullpen

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. Tigers GM Al Avila has been busy this offseason. Since taking … Read more

Mike Ilitch sheds light on Scherzer, Dombrowski departures

The cameras and lights were all on Jordan Zimmermann on Monday afternoon, as the Tigers welcomed the latest star pitcher into their rotation at a press conference at Comerica Park. And while Zimmermann was the reason everyone came, Mike Ilitch made sure not all the attention was square on the Tigers new $100 million dollar … Read more

Which Detroit team will win a title next?

The last time the city of Detroit had a chance to bring home a title was in 2012 when the Detroit Tigers made it to the World Series but were ultimately swept by the San Francisco Giants. The last time the Motor City was given the title of ‘Title Town’ was in 2008 when the Detroit Red Wings hoisted Lord … Read more