The biggest steal in Detroit Tigers history almost never happened

MLB: Minnesota Twins at Detroit Tigers

Everyone remembers in December 2007 when the Detroit Tigers pulled off the biggest theft in team history and acquired Miguel Cabrera and Dontrelle Willis from the Marlins for Andrew Miller, Cameron Maybin, Mike Rabelo, Burke Badenhop, Eulogia De La Cruz, and Dallas Trahern.  The Marlins were afraid of losing and unwilling to pay Willis and … Read more

Despite Upton’s immediate appeal, Avila’s best offseason work was with bullpen

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. Tigers GM Al Avila has been busy this offseason. Since taking … 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

Tigers give Joba Chamberlain unconditional release

The Detroit Tigers have officially announced that they have released pitcher Joba Chamberlain. The Tigers today have given RHP Joba Chamberlain his unconditional release. — Tigers PR (@DetroitTigersPR) July 10, 2015 Chamberlain was designated for assignment one week ago, along with left-handed reliever Tom Gorzelanny. This meant that the Tigers had ten days to release, trade, or place … Read more

Tigers make roster adjustments

The Detroit Tigers have been struggling lately, and according to the news from the Tigers PR office today, standing pat is not an option. Roster moves involving Alex Avila, Bryan Holaday, Joba Chamberlain, and Tom Gorzelanny were announced today. The Tigers today have recalled the injury rehab assignment of C Alex Avila and activated him from the … Read more

WATCH: Detroit Tigers players have a pig roast

Thursday was the second day the Detroit Tigers have had off in the past week and they made the most of it by having a pig roast. Thanks to Anibal Sanchez and his Instagram account, we are able to provide you with a couple of videos from the festivities. Tigers shown in the videos include … Read more

Detroit Tigers and Houston Astros players have a pre-game standoff

Some Detroit Tigers and Houston Astros players had a little fun today after the National Anthem. Joba Chamberlain, Rajai Davis and company competed against six Astros players to see who could stand out longer after the anthem was played.

The standoff went on for over a minute when finally the Astros players caved in. This, of course, caused celebration from the Tigers players. 

This is hardly the first time a standoff like this has happened, as it is becoming a trend in the majors for players to do this after the National Anthem is played. 

It is definitely worth a laugh. 

 

Series recap: Tigers salvage game in series loss to Chicago

The Detroit Tigers closed out their 10-game road trip Thursday afternoon against the Chicago White Sox. They came into the series with a 4-3 record on the road trip, having taken two of three from the Minnesota Twins, and winning the latter two games of the 4-game set against the Kansas City Royals. Despite the series loss and a .500 road trip, there is a lot to take away from this series on the south side of Chicago.

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Could Angel Nesbitt be the answer for Detroit’s bullpen?

The latest bullpen disaster on Wednesday night has left the Detroit Tigers searching for answers. With Joakim Soria setting franchise records from the closer spot, Detroit could be looking for a replacement for Joba Chamberlain in the set up spot. One possible solution could be rookie Angel Nesbitt. Nesbitt was signed by the Tigers as … Read more

Series Recap: Tigers Soria sets save record vs. Twins

The Tigers were riding a two game win streak heading into the series with Minnesota, scoring more runs (12) during the two victories than in the previous six (11). After winning the series at home against the Indians, Detroit began a 10 game road trip in Minnesota. GAME 1: DETROIT 5, MINNESOTA 4 WP: David … Read more

Editorial: Bullpen news masks real issue for the Tigers

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. There has been a lot of news lately about the recovery process … Read more

A series to forget: Yankees take three of four from Tigers at Comerica Park

The Detroit Tigers entered the four game set against the New York Yankees with a 10-2 record, and even the New York Times published an article praising what the Tigers have done. Unfortunately, Detroit did not live up to the praise as the Yankees took three of four games in impressive fashion. Game 1: Detroit 2, … Read more

Tigers News and Notes: Tigers v Marlins, Cabrera starts at 1B, the return of Don Kelly and more

In today’s edition of News and Notes, we’ll discuss the Detroit Tigers defeating the Miami Marlins, Miguel Cabrera starting the game at first base, the return of Don Kelly, and all other important news to come out of Tigers’ camp today.

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Tigers news and notes: Romine and Perez catching, V-Mart not, and more!

The Detroit Tigers are about halfway through their spring training stint down in Lakeland, Florida. This is where you see all thirty big league clubs start to make moves such as assigning players to the minors and figuring out roles and positions for their key players. For Detroit, the pitching is still a question mark, particularly the bullpen. They also have an emergency catcher plan if a situation were to arise. We’ll look into those more as we cover the news and notes today.

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Tigers News and Notes: Tigers vs. Braves, Rondon about ready, Soria and Chamberlain, Opening Day sold out

In this edition of Tigers News and Notes we will provide you with the key moments from today’s Spring Training game against the Atlanta Braves along with other important news coming out of the Detroit Tigers camp.

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