Return package from Arizona in J.D. Martinez trade makes sense for Tigers

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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. Tuesday was a hard day for baseball fans in Detroit, seeing … Read more

WATCH: J.D. Martinez’ reaction to being traded to Diamondbacks will make you tear up

On Tuesday evening, Detroit Tigers fans learned that J.D. Martinez had been traded to the Arizona Diamondbacks for a trio of prospects. After J.D. was told by Tigers GM Al Avila that he had been traded, they shed some tears. From MLive: “It was a very difficult process for me,” said Tigers general manager Al … Read more

BREAKING NEWS: Tigers trade J.D. Martinez to Arizona Diamondbacks

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Well, for those of you who could not wait for the Detroit Tigers to pull the trigger on their first trade, you have to wait no more. According to reports, the Tigers have dealt outfielder J.D. Martinez to the Arizona Diamondbacks for prospects Dawel Lugo, Sergio Alcantara, and Jose King. The Tigers have acquired INF's … Read more

JUST IN: J.D. Martinez removed from game with ‘low back tightness’

Detroit Tigers RF J.D. Martinez has been removed from tonight’s game as a precautionary measure in the 6th inning due to ‘low back tightness.’ J.D. Martinez left tonight's game with low back tightness and was removed for precautionary reasons only. — Tigers PR (@DetroitTigersPR) July 18, 2017 When Martinez was initially removed, Twitter absolutely exploded … Read more

Dear Al Avila and Chris Ilitch: J.D. Martinez MUST remain a Detroit Tiger

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Gentlemen, On behalf of Detroit Tigers fans around the world, I have some advice I would like to give to you before it’s too late. First things first First of all, we are aware that the 2017 Tigers have everything stacked against them at this point. Not only have they dug themselves a hole that … Read more

RUMOR: Could J.D. Martinez be traded to the Colorado Rockies?

Another day, another trade rumor involving the Detroit Tigers. The latest rumor to be floated out there is that the Colorado Rockies are interested in J.D. Martinez. According to Jon Morosi, a source of his has told him the Rockies find Martinez valuable because of the number of left-handed starters in the National League West. … Read more

Deep Breathing and Perspective for Detroit Tigers fans at the All Star Break

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It’s no secret that the Detroit Tigers have had a disappointing first half of the season. As one of the loudest cheerleaders for the team, I’ve been optimistic about the fortunes of the boys in the Old English D. My expectations were (and, secretly, still are…I’m hopeful for a comeback in the second half of … Read more

Why Michael Fulmer trade talks are just a bunch of hot air

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The news came down yesterday that the Chicago Cubs were no longer interested in Justin Verlander, but were interested in listening to offers involving Michael Fulmer and Daniel Norris. When I read that I thought, “Theo Epstein, of course, you want to listen in on deals for Michael Fulmer, who the hell wouldn’t? Nice try pal.” Now, everyone keeps talking … Read more

5 Teams that make the best trade partners for the Tigers

With each passing day in July, fans of the Detroit Tigers becoming increasingly intrigued with not necessarily who will be traded, but more so when said assets will be traded. Rumors have been circulating left and right for a couple weeks now and it’s becoming almost inevitable that a number of current Tigers will be out the door … Read more

J.D. Martinez’s situation quite similar to that of Yoenis Cespedes in 2015

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Barring a miracle, the Detroit Tigers will be looking to move some serious assets out of the Motor City in the coming weeks. Of the likely pieces to actually be moved, none of the potential farewells might hurt as bad on an emotional level as the likely departure of one J.D. Martinez. The situation with Martinez, … Read more

5 trades the Detroit Tigers can make right now to improve their future

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It’s been a long, frustrating first half of the season for the Detroit Tigers. Currently checking in at 32-41, it’s fair to say that things have not gone according to plan for the team to this point. With the high salaries the Tigers have been bogged down with, and the distinct lack of production from … Read more

5 Tigers most likely to get traded, if the team sells

The longer the season goes on for the Detroit Tigers, in the fashion they have been playing as of late, the more they will play the role of sellers once more. After being among the top contenders in the American League — and really of a baseball — for a good four-year stretch, Detroit is … Read more

Section 313, Seat No. 9: A breakdown of the Detroit Tigers offense

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Section 313 –  seat no. 9 Welcome to Section 313, I’m glad you’re here. If you’ve been around the Section the last couple of weeks you know we’ve been hammering the pitching pretty hard. So this week we’re going to take a different approach. Over the weekend, stretching from Sunday night to Tuesday evening, the … Read more

John Heyman: 3 Detroit Tigers who could hit the trade block

Following Thursday night’s heartbreaking loss to the Houston Astros, the Detroit Tigers now sit at 22-24, 4.5 games behind the surprising Minnesota Twins for 1st place in the American League Central. If the Tigers can get things turned around before the MLB trade deadline approaches, it seems likely that they will either stand pat or … Read more

Game Day Thread: Tigers rally late but fall short to Houston, lose 7-6 in series finale

Detroit Tigers (22-24) vs. Houston Astros (32-16) First Pitch: 8:10 EST Stadium: Minute Maid Park, Houston, TX Weather: 84° • Sunny • PoP 0% Media: Fox Sports Detroit/ 97.1 The Ticket Tigers Lineup: Ian Kinsler (2B) Tyler Collins (CF) Miguel Cabrera (1B) Victor Martinez (DH) J.D. Martinez (RF) Justin Upton (LF) James McCann (C) Dixon Machado (3B) Jose Iglesias (SS) Pitching … Read more