Top 9 Tigers players Detroit fans loved to hate

There is no question about it that the Detroit Tigers have some of the most passionate fans in the world. When their team is winning everything is great, but when they start losing, look out! Throughout the team’s history, the Tigers have had some players that have really managed to get under the fans’ skin. … 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

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

Section 313, Seat No. 4: Some burning questions I cannot figure out

MLB: Detroit Tigers at Tampa Bay Rays

Section 313 seat no. 4 Welcome to Section 313, seat no. 4. This week we’re going to look at a few questions I have been asking myself since the Minnesota series. If you want to catch up on previous week’s thoughts, click here. So the Tigers sit at 8-7 after a devasting sweep at the … Read more

Report: Former Tiger Joe Nathan to sign with Chicago Cubs

According to Gordon Wittenmyer of the Chicago Sun-Times, former Detroit Tigers closer Joe Nathan will sign a deal with the Chicago Cubs. It sounds like the Cubs hope to have him available to them following the All-Star break. Gordon, minor league deal, correct? — ChicagoCubsOnline (@TheCCO) May 17, 2016 Nathan, who is 41-years-old, last pitched … Read more

Norris and Greene healthy and ready for 2016

The Detroit Tigers battled many health issues last year. Justin Verlander, Victor Martinez, Alex Avila, Joe Nathan, and Miguel Cabrera all missed time for injuries that come from playing sports for a living. Two other teammates however, Daniel Norris and Shane Greene both were sidelined with issues not quite so common to baseball players. Norris had surgery in October 2015 for a cancerous nodule … 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

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

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

Tigers decline option on Nathan; add Cessa to 40-man

With the 2015 baseball season now behind us, the offseason revamping for teams is underway. The front office for the Detroit Tigers has already made some notable moves to their roster: The Tigers have added right-hander Luis Cessa to the 40-man roster, according to the team. — anthony fenech (@anthonyfenech) November 3, 2015 Cessa, acquired from … Read more

Key dates: A look ahead to the Tigers offseason schedule

The 2015 season for the Detroit Tigers came to close Sunday afternoon with a shutout of the Chicago White Sox on the south side of the Windy City. For a majority of Tigers fans, it is a relief that the pain and stress is all gone until next April when they begin the 2016 campaign in South Beach … Read more

Editorial: Tigers continue to mystify

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. Try describing the Detroit Tigers 2015 season in one word. Disappointing? Yes. … 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