Dear Tigers Fans: Your Francisco Rodriguez hate is misplaced

MLB: Detroit Tigers at Minnesota Twins

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. Are you exasperated about Francisco Rodriguez? Do you complain to your friends about how … 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

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

Five-year summary of the AL Central, 2016 predictions

Despite the fact that the American League Central Division has been perceived as one of the weaker divisions in baseball over the years, the division has been much improved in the last handful of years. Believe it or not, the AL Central has combined for the most World Series appearances in baseball over the course … Read more

Rondon not guaranteed spot in 2016 bullpen, per Ausmus

The Detroit Tigers bullpen was the cause of much consternation among fans last year. With injuries robbing a comeback season from Joe Nathan, and underwhelming performances from most other bullpen pitchers besides Joakim Soria, manager Brad Ausmus will likely look for some healthy competition this Spring. Of the most disappointing players in 2015 was Bruce … Read more

Joakim Soria signs 3-year deal with the Kansas City Royals

You know it’s the MLB Winter Meetings when deals are being finalized in the wee hours of the night (or morning). According to ESPN’s Jerry Crasnick, the Kansas City Royals have signed former Tigers closer Joakim Soria. The deal appears to be a 3-year deal for Soria to go back to where he pitched for … Read more

Chances of Tigers bringing back Soria very unlikely

The Detroit Tigers made a couple smaller deals last week that flew under the radar. With the annual Winter Meetings still two weeks away, the team has already made some moves to solidify some holes left by free agents. One of those being the acquisition of Francisco Rodriguez from the Milwaukee Brewers. Detroit had been linked to … Read more

Minor League Update: Tigers finish up in Arizona Fall League

The Arizona Fall League is an off-season league for players in the minor league system of MLB teams that takes place during the autumn months after the Major League Baseball season concludes. It’s a league of six teams, each having rosters consisting of players from five different clubs. In theory, it’s extended minor league play. … Read more

5 familiar free agents the Tigers must consider

  [tps_header] The 2015 season was a season that the Detroit Tigers and their fans would rather just forget. That being said, there is roster work to be done before the 2016 season begins and signing the right free agents will be extremely important if the Tigers want to contend again immediately. Here are five … Read more

Tigers interested in bringing back Soria?

The Detroit Tigers are in desperate need of a closer going into the 2016 season. They may not have to look much further than the one they traded away at last July’s trade deadline. According to Tony Paul of The Detroit News, the Tigers will pursue a reunion with former closer Joakim Soria when free agency opens this Friday night. #Tigers … Read more

Detroit Tigers off-season baseball update

The 2015 season did not go according to plan for the Detroit Tigers. There was a silver lining in it all, however, as the West Michigan Whitecaps did come away with the Midwest League (Low Class-A) championship  in late September. It certainly provided some promise for the organization moving forward. For many of the Tigers, in addition … 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

Ausmus expects Tigers to find closer on the market

The 2015 season for the Detroit Tigers has been plagued by injuries scattered throughout, but by and large has been a disappointment because of under-performance and season-long inconsistency. Much of that came from the relief pitching and the closer role. The team waived the white flag in late July and traded away closer Joakim Soria to the Pittsburgh … 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

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