Top 10 Detroit Tigers Moments of 2015

[tps_header] The 2015 season for the Detroit Tigers did not go according to plan and what Tigers’ fans had grown accustomed to seeing the four years prior. An 11-2 hot start quickly fizzled late in May and the team struggled mightily to gain any sort of momentum, ultimately finishing in the basement of the American League … Read more

Player Profile: Jordan Zimmermann

Player: Jordan Zimmermann Born: May 23, 1986, in Auburndale, WI Position: Starting pitcher Bat/Throw: R/R Drafted: 2nd round pick of the Washington Nationals in 2007 amateur draft Career Highlights 70-50, 3.32 ERA in first seven major league seasons All-Star and top-7 in Cy Young voting in 2013 and ’14 Career-high and National League-high 19 wins in 2013 … Read more

JUST IN: David Price signs 7-year deal with Red Sox

On Sunday, the Detroit Tigers reeled in a big fish on the market and filled a big hole in the rotation, signing free agent Jordan Zimmermann to a 5-year deal worth $110 million. On Tuesday, arguably the biggest free agent pitcher signed with his new long-term club. Former Tiger David Price is now a member of the Boston Red Sox. … Read more

Daniel Norris reveals he’s battling thyroid cancer

Detroit Tigers 22-year-old starting pitcher Daniel Norris has revealed on his Instagram page that he has thyroid cancer. According to Norris, he was aware of the growth developing during his time with the Toronto Blue Jays, before he was traded to Detroit as part of a package for David Price. Norris said he could have shut it down for the … 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

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

Five moves to fix the Tigers in 2016

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. [tps_header] The 2015 campaign for the Detroit Tigers has been a disappointment … Read more

Down on the farm: One week until September call-ups

With two weeks remaining in the minor league season, and five weeks left in the majors, the Detroit Tigers need to start their push towards the postseason. Despite the struggles and inability to string off a handful of wins, Detroit remains in the thick of the American League Wild Card hunt. There are five teams in … 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

Financially strained Tigers may already have their left fielder for 2016

The Detroit Tigers continue to lumber along as the season winds down. With 44 games remaining on the 2015 schedule, they find themselves four games under the .500 mark, 15.0 games back of the first place Kansas City Royals in the American League Central division and 4.5 games back for the second wild card spot in the … Read more

Kinsler, McCann and Verlander comment on Tigers decision to sell

Buy! Sell! Buy! Sell! It seems like those were the only words that really mattered for the Detroit Tigers in the two or three weeks leading up to the Major League Baseball trade deadline. As we all know, when the deadline finally did come, the Tigers were sellers. In fact, they were sellers in a … Read more

Down on the farm: New players give varying results for Tigers

A lot has changed since our last recap of the farm system for the Detroit Tigers. The trade deadline has come and gone, and for the first time in quite some time, Detroit was waving the white flag on July 31st, trading away the likes of David Price, Yoenis Cespedes, and Joakim Soria. The return haul for those three … Read more

Kyle Lobstein assigned to Flying Tigers

Tigers left hander Kyle Lobstein has been assigned to the roster for the Lakeland Flying Tigers.  ROSTER MOVE: LHP Kyle Lobstein added to @LkdFlyingTigers roster on a MLB rehab assignment. #MiLB — emilycwaldon (@EmilyCWaldon) August 5, 2015 Lobstein was put on the 15 day disabled list in late May with a sore shoulder. He had been … Read more

Player Profile: Matt Boyd

Player: Matt Boyd Born: February 2, 1991 in Mercer Island, WA Position: Pitcher Bat/Throw: L/L Drafted: 13th Round of the 2012 MLB June Amateur Draft by the Cincinnati Reds; 6th Round in 2013 by Toronto Blue Jays (Feature image via komonews.com)   Career Highlights Made 18 starts in AA and AAA for Toronto this season 9-2, 1.68 ERA and 0.84 WHIP … Read more

Newly Acquired Matt Boyd to Start for Tigers on Wednesday

Matt Boyd was one of the pieces that the Toronto Blue Jays gave up to acquire David Price. Now, Boyd is scheduled to make his first start with the Tigers. After being sent to AAA Toledo, he will be called up to Detroit to start on Wednesday, when the Tigers host the AL Central leading Kansas City Royals. … Read more