J.D. Martinez and Detroit Tigers likely headed to arbitration

Tigers outfielder J.D. Martinez had an All-Star season in 2015, hitting .282 with 38 home runs and 102 runs batted in. The Tigers are trying to work out a contract with Martinez, but, the two sides are roughly $2 million dollars apart. If a deal is not reached very soon an arbitration hearing will be scheduled. Time dwindling for … Read more

Detroit Tigers players check out Detroit Auto Show [Photos]

Nothing like a little bit of team bonding. On Friday, Justin Verlander, J.D. Martinez, and newly acquired Justin Upton were among some of the Detroit Tigers players who attended the 2016 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. https://www.instagram.com/p/BA2ynixsQcm/ https://www.instagram.com/p/BA2zGEbsQd-/ https://www.instagram.com/p/BA2zjJ2MQfC/ https://www.instagram.com/p/BA2zsf8sZLV/ https://www.instagram.com/p/BA2zh4VsZKw/?taken-by=justinverlander https://www.instagram.com/p/BA2QCB2MZBb/?taken-by=justinverlander      

Decisions are aplenty for Brad Ausmus with batting order

With all the new pieces Tigers manager Brad Ausmus has to work with in the upcoming season, there will be a lot of decisions that will have to be made at some point. First order of business: the batting order. Now that Justin Upton is officially sporting the Olde English D, there are numerous options for numerous players … Read more

2016 Detroit Tigers projections according to ‘Baseball Reference’

It’s been a busy off-season as the Tigers attempt to regain traction in the competitive AL Central. The bullpen has seen some turnover, and manager Brad Ausmus has a few new toys to use (Cameron Maybin, Justin Upton, Jordan Zimmermann, Francisco Rodriguez). Just for fun, let’s use the projections for each player on the roster for the 2016 season that … Read more

Justin Upton ‘sold’ on Ilitch’s drive to win title now

On Wednesday, the Detroit Tigers and General Manager Al Avila formally announced the signing of free agent outfielder Justin Upton. The Tigers announced today that the club has agreed to terms with OF Justin Upton on a six-year contract. pic.twitter.com/P08urVipbZ — Tigers PR (@DetroitTigersPR) January 20, 2016 Avila, Upton and Upton’s agent Larry Reynolds were on hand to … Read more

Tigers GM Al Avila passing with flying colors in new position

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.   The 2015 campaign for the Detroit Tigers was certainly one to … Read more

Justin Verlander praises Mr. Illitch, says ‘This is the year’

Whether you love that the Detroit Tigers signed Justin Upton, or if you are on the fence, you have to admit the team is better now than it was 24 hours ago. One person who is definitely excited about the Upton signing is Tigers pitcher, Justin Verlander. Verlander took to Twitter on Tuesday afternoon to … Read more

Player Profile: Justin Upton

Player: Justin Upton Born: August 25, 1987 in Norfolk, VA Position: Outfield Bat/Throws: R/R Drafted: 1st overall by Arizona Diamondbacks in 2005 Amateur Draft Career Highlights Three time All-Star (2009, 2011, 2015) Two time Silver Slugger recipient (2011, 2014) After being selected first overall in the 2005 draft, Upton made his MLB debut for the Arizona Diamondbacks on August 2, … Read more

Projecting the Detroit Tigers 2016 batting orders

On Monday night, the Detroit Tigers made quite the splash when they agreed to terms on a six-year $132.75 million contract with OF Justin Upton. Adding Upton adds yet another big time bat to an already talented lineup which features Miguel Cabrera, J.D. Martinez, Ian Kinsler, and Victor Martinez. Though the Tigers led all of … Read more

REPORT: Tigers nearing deal with OF Justin Upton

UPDATE: Justin Upton is a Detroit Tiger! Click here for details The thermometer read 11 degrees at Comerica Park today, but as Metro Detroit turns up the heat, so do the Tigers. According to FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal, the Tigers are in talks to bring free-agent outfielder Justin Upton to Detroit. Sources: #Tigers in discussions … Read more

Time for the Tigers to start planning for the off season

After last night’s embarrassing 10-2 loss at the hands of the Tampa Bay Rays, the Detroit Tigers found themselves in a position they have not seen in quite some time. They currently sit in fourth place in the AL Central with a 48-52 record, 13.5 games back of Kansas City for first place. No one saw this … Read more