BREAKING: Detroit Tigers’ reliever designated for assignment following awful outing

Coming into the 2019 season, there were high hopes that Drew VerHagen would be a big part of the Detroit Tigers‘ bullpen. Embed from Getty Images Unfortunately, VerHagen was unable to get the job done and following a horrendous outing (6 runs in the 8th inning) on Saturday against the Kansas City Royals, he was … Read more

BREAKING: Detroit Tigers place 2 players on IL to begin 2019 season

The 2019 season will get underway for the Detroit Tigers on Thursday and they will already be shorthanded. According to the Tigers, the have placed both JaCoby Jones and Drew Verhagen on the 10-day Injured List retroactive to March 25. In a corresponding move, they have recalled Dustin Peterson from Triple A Toledo. Following today’s … Read more

Projecting the Detroit Tigers 25-man roster and Opening Day lineup

Opening Day 2019 is just two weeks away. The Detroit Tigers will soon head north from Lakeland, Florida and head straight across the border to face the als0-but-not-quite-saying-it rebuilding Toronto Blue Jays. When, “Play Ball,” is yelled in the Rogers Center on March 28th, the question looms: who is taking the field for the Tigers? … Read more

Detroit Tigers recall prospect Mike Gerber; designate Drew VerHagen for assignment

The Detroit Tigers have made a roster move on Monday ahead of their series in Pittsburgh, recalling outfield prospect Mike Gerber from Triple-A Toledo and designating pitcher Drew VerHagen for assignment. Today the Tigers have recalled OF Mike Gerber from Triple A Toledo and RHP Drew VerHagen has been designated for assignment. — Tigers PR … Read more

It’s now or never for a pair of Tigers that are “out of options” for 2018

One big point of emphasis during spring training are the position battles, particularly among young, up-and-coming players in a team’s system. For some, however, it is about making one last stand because they are “out of options” moving forward. A quick refresher on options. They allow for teams to send players freely to the minor … Read more

Series Preview: Detroit Tigers head to Beantown to take on Red Sox

Detroit Tigers (29-30) vs. Boston Red Sox (32-27)  Game 1 Jordan Zimmermann (5-4, 5.98 ERA) vs. Brian Johnson (2-0, 2.57) Friday, June 9 @ 7:10 EST TV: Fox Sports Detroit & MLB Network (Out of Market only) | Radio: 97.1 The Ticket The Tigers send Jordan Zimmermann to the mound hoping he can build off his … 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

1st Half Report Card: Detroit Tigers’ pitching staff

Earlier, we handed out first-half grades for all the position players of your Detroit Tigers. Some have overachieved, some have severely underachieved, and some are just about right where we expected them to be. Now it is time to look at the pitching staff. On the surface, it is going to seem like a very poor … Read more

Tigers weekly recap, look ahead to next week

Well now, things got a little bit interesting. See what just one week of baseball can do the division standings? After dropping 11 of 12, the Tigers have won six of seven and went 5-1 against the Twins and Rays this past week. Couple that with the White Sox hitting a bit of a rough … Read more

2016 Tigers Quarterly Report

Can you believe the 2016 Major League Baseball is already a quarter of the way complete? Neither can we. The Tigers through 40 games stand at 19-21, 5.5 games out of the American League Central division lead and 3.0 games back of a Wild Card spot. A recent stretch where they lost 11 of 12 … Read more

Tigers’ bullpen making, not breaking, so far in 2016

The use of bullpens has evolved over the last handful of seasons or so. That has been highlighted most by the Kansas City Royals boasting the league’s best collective set of relievers each of the last two seasons. Detroit has been hindered by the success level of their bullpen in recent years. In 2015, their relievers … Read more

Tigers weekly recap, look ahead to next week

Remember when the Tigers had lost four in a row and five of six and found themselves at 8-9? Neither do we. Detroit quickly turned things around last week, going 6-1 and averaging better than six runs a game during that stretch. With the exception of Mike Pelfrey, who allowed 5 ER in each of his … Read more

Tigers weekly recap, look ahead to next week

‘Twas a week to forget for the Detroit Tigers this past stretch. After salvaging one game in Houston that could have went in a number of directions, they concluded their eight-game road trip against the Kansas City Royals, dropping two out of three at Kauffman Stadium. Detroit finally returned home, only to get swept by another division … Read more