3 Detroit Tigers are among the best defensive players in baseball

The Detroit Tigers have had their share of issues this year. However, according to the Society of American Baseball Research, performance on the defensive side of the ball has not been a problem. Ian Kinsler, Justin Upton, and Jose Iglesias are all among the Top Ten Defenders in the American League. Here’s what SABR has to say about how … Read more

WATCH: Justin Upton makes outstanding catch at All-Star Game

On Tuesday night, the American League defeated the National League 2-1 in the 2017 MLB All-Star Game. The win marked the 5th consecutive time the A.L. took down the N.L. in the Midsummer Classic. The only Detroit Tigers player to make an appearance was outfielder Justin Upton and he certainly made the most of his … Read more

REPORT: Cubs pass on Verlander; show interest in two other Detroit starters

Just a few days after the Chicago Cubs reportedly checked in on Detroit Tigers starter Justin Verlander, a report surfaced today stating that the Cubbies are no longer interested in JV. Apparently they have a couple other Detroit starters in their cross hairs, and one of them is quite surprising. According to an article written by Peter Gammons, the Cubs have … Read more

Section 313, Seat No. 12: The 5 biggest surprises from the first half

Section 313 Seat No. 12   Hello and welcome back to Section 313, today we’re in Seat No. 12. It’s been a few weeks since we last got together, but it isn’t without good reason. However, since we last spoke the Tigers season has spun out of control and they look to be sellers here … Read more

Justin Upton named to American League All-Star team

MLB: Cleveland Indians at Detroit Tigers

The Detroit Tigers now have multiple All-Star representatives for next week’s Major League Baseball All-Star Game. Outfielder Justin Upton has been named to the American League squad. Congratulations to @JUST_JUP on being added to the American League All-Star Team! pic.twitter.com/XT1H0U9c9k — Tigers PR (@DetroitTigersPR) July 7, 2017 Upton is hitting .271 with 15 home runs … Read more

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

MLB: Detroit Tigers at Tampa Bay Rays

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

Back to the Future: Projecting the Detroit Tigers 2020 roster

If you are a fan of the Detroit Tigers and are anything like I am, you often daydream about what the future holds for the team that wears the ‘Old English D.’ Usually, I like to think about what the team will look like a year from now, sometimes two. But lately, with all of … Read more

WATCH: Justin Upton hits grand slam off the Pesky Pole at Fenway Park

MLB: Chicago White Sox at Detroit Tigers

Tonight Detroit Tigers outfielder Justin Upton came through with another clutch hit. With the bases loaded in the 5th inning, Upton stepped to the plate and smashed a grand slam to right field. [email protected]_JUP hits his 5th career grand slam (last, 5/24/15 @ Los Angeles Dodgers). — Tigers PR (@DetroitTigersPR) June 12, 2017 [email protected]_JUP's last 10 games: … 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

Section 313, Seat No. 8: ESPN’s Buster Olney talks Tigers with DSN

MLB: Boston Red Sox at Detroit Tigers

Section 313  seat no. 8   Welcome to Section 313, seat no. 8; I’m glad you’re here. This week I had the pleasure of talking to Buster Olney of ESPN in preparation for the Sunday Night matchup with the Texas Rangers. Coming into the series with the Rangers the Tigers won two of three from the … Read more

Editorial: Leadership void in the Detroit Tigers clubhouse is a real problem

MLB: Minnesota Twins at Detroit 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. What is the makeup of a championship team? Certainly, it’s important to have … Read more

J.D. Martinez’s return means this for the rest of the roster

MLB: Boston Red Sox at Detroit Tigers

The Detroit Tigers have been missing a big piece of the team since the start of the season. With J.D. Martinez out of action after an injury during spring training, the Tigers have been employing a platoon approach to the outfield. Martinez has been working himself back into game shape and has been seeing some time in … Read more

Game Day Thread: The Tigers held off the Indians to take game one of the series, 7-6.

Detroit Tigers (6-3) vs. Cleveland Indians (4-5) Box Score via MLB.com First Pitch: 7:10 EST Stadium: Progressive Field, Cleveland Weather: High 58 degrees, 20% chance of rain according to weather.com Media: Fox Sports Detroit / 97.1 The Ticket Tigers lineup: Ian Kinsler (2B) Nicholas Castellanos (3B) Miguel Cabrera (1B) Victor Martinez (DH) Justin Upton (LF) Tyler … Read more

Section 313, Seat No. 3: There is a lot to love about this Tigers team

MLB: Minnesota Twins at Detroit Tigers

Section 313 Seat no. 3 Section 313 is what we have decided to call the weekly posts from Tigers editor, A.J. Reilly. Each will be labeled, chronologically, by seat numbers. This week is number 3. Follow the links to catch up on number 1 and number 2. If you would like to partake in the discussion … Read more

2017 Detroit Tigers: Solid Gold or Fool’s Gold?

MLB: Detroit Tigers at Chicago White Sox

At the time of this writing, the Detroit Tigers are 6-2 and in 1st place in the AL Central. Not only that but, Detroit is tied for the best record in the American League. Across Major League Baseball, only the Arizona Diamondbacks have a better record at 7-2. The question is: just how excited should we be about this team? … Read more