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

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

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

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

The Tigers bullpen is better than you think

With the sting of being swept out of the 2014 American League Playoffs still fresh in the minds of many fans, the first six weeks of the 2015 season have been an uneasy one to say the least. Tiger fans displayed their collective displeasure with Joe Nathan in Spring Training as well as on opening day. … Read more

Player Profile: Joakim Soria

Player: Joakim Soria 

Born: May 18th, 1984 in Monclova, Coahuila, Mexico

Position: Relief Pitcher/Closer

Bat/Throw: R/R

Drafted: Signed as amateur free agent in 2001 by the Los Angeles Dodgers 

(Featured image via: ESPN.com)

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