BREAKING: Former Detroit Tigers’ closer Francisco Rodriguez signs deal

According to reports, former Detroit Tigers‘ closer Francisco Rodriguez has a signed a deal with Los Acereros de Monclova in the Mexican League where he will be reunited with Al Alburquerque. K-Rod has signed a deal with Los Acereros de Monclova in the Mexican League. He'll be reunited with Al Alburquerque in the bullpen. … Read more

All signs pointing to Shane Greene as Detroit Tigers closer in 2018

It’s no secret that the Detroit Tigers have had some issues when it comes to the 9th inning and closing out games in recent years. From Joaquin Benoit to Joe Nathan, to Francisco “K-Rod” Rodriquez and Justin Wilson, the team has been searching for consistency in the back-end of the bullpen. After the Tigers traded Wilson … Read more

BREAKING: Former Detroit Tigers prospect shot in Venezuela

According to a report from Evan Woodberry of MLive (via Venezuelan journalist, Andriw Sanchez Ruiz), a former Detroit Tigers prospect has been shot while in Venezuela. Javier Betancourt, who signed with the Tigers as a free agent in 2011 before being traded to the Milwaukee Brewers for Francisco Rodriquez in 2015, was shot in the left elbow … Read more

EDITORIAL: Is Shane Greene cementing a long term role?

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. The Detroit Tigers have had a less than stellar year. However, one of the … Read more

Francisco Rodriguez sued for trashing rental home in metro Detroit

MLB: Detroit Tigers at Tampa Bay Rays

Being released by both the Detroit Tigers and the Washington Nationals this season appears to be the least of Francisco Rodriguez’s worries these days. Akram Namou, a landlord in Bloomfield Township, is reportedly suing Rodriguez for $80,000 for damages to a rental home, kept furnishings, and a missing piece of artwork. Namou filed a lawsuit earlier this … Read more

Former Detroit Tiger Francisco Rodriguez released again

MLB: Detroit Tigers at Tampa Bay Rays

In what took Detroit Tigers general manager Al Avila 28 appearances to realize, the Washington Nationals noticed in just five minor league games. That’s right folks, former Tiger closer Francisco Rodriguez has been released for a second time this season, this time by the Nationals. Source: Veteran reliever Francisco Rodriguez has been released by the … Read more

Don’t look now but Francisco Rodriguez may have already found a new home

It’s only been a few days since the Detroit Tigers (finally) announced they were cutting ties with their former closer, Francisco Rodriguez. After giving the aging relief pitcher every chance to show he still had what it takes to pitch in the Big Leagues, Tigers GM Al Avila finally made the decision to release Rodriquez. … Read more

Detroit Tigers release Francisco Rodriguez, place Alex Presley on DL

MLB: Detroit Tigers at Tampa Bay Rays

The Francisco Rodriguez era is over in Detroit. The team announced multiple roster changes, most notably the release of the veteran closer. The Tigers have released RHP Francisco Rodriguez and placed OF Alex Presley on the 7-day concussion DL (1 of 2)… — Tigers PR (@DetroitTigersPR) June 23, 2017 (2 of 2) Additionally, DET recalled … Read more

Brad Ausmus doing best he can to shepherd underperforming Detroit Tigers

MLB: Minnesota Twins at Detroit Tigers

Detroit Tigers manager Brad Ausmus is the captain of the “I’m Not Wrong” team right now. The Tigers lost another game last night and are in the midst of a terrible stretch of baseball. Tigers lose 5th straight, fall to seven games under .500 for the first time since Aug. 27, 2015. (Randy Wolf started that … Read more

Section 313, Seat No. 11: Phrase of the day: concerned optimism

Section 313 – Seat No. 11 Welcome to Section 313, Seat No. 11 — I’m glad you’re here this week. As the weekend series with the Tampa Bay Rays has already kicked off, the Tigers find themselves four games back of the division and only two games back of a Wild Card spot.  Which leads … Read more

Francisco Rodriguez not happy about “mop-up guy” role in bullpen

MLB: Detroit Tigers at Tampa Bay Rays

Veteran reliever Francisco Rodriguez has had just about enough of being in a reduced role in the bullpen for the Detroit Tigers. K-Rod was approached by a reporter for The Detroit News on Tuesday prior to the Tigers’ game against the Arizona Diamondbacks. Rodriguez was simply asked how content he was with his current role, … Read more

5 Moves the Detroit Tigers MUST make NOW to save their season

It’s June and the Detroit Tigers are off to a 25-28 start, three games behind the Minnesota Twins for first place in the American League Central. The hitting has left much to be desired while the pitching staff has not been what we were hoping it would be at this point in the season. Players … Read more

Inside The Numbers: Tigers Loss Tracker Tells the Tale of Woe in May

MLB: Minnesota Twins at Detroit Tigers

Wednesday marked the end of the second month of the Major League Baseball season and the Detroit Tigers are not faring as well as we’d projected here at Detroit Sports Nation. The Tigers own a record of 25-28 and are 3 games back of the American Central Division-leading Minnesota Twins (?!). The Twins share that lead with the Cleveland … Read more

Section 313, Seat No. 7: It’s time to cut the dead weight

Welcome to Section 313, seat no. 7 — I’m glad you’re here this week. Last night the Tigers took their 16-16 record into Angels Stadium to take on a team that has had their number since 2000. It’s been a week of turmoil, of sorts, for the Tigers as they left Oakland with a series … Read more