Five-year summary of the AL Central, 2016 predictions

Despite the fact that the American League Central Division has been perceived as one of the weaker divisions in baseball over the years, the division has been much improved in the last handful of years. Believe it or not, the AL Central has combined for the most World Series appearances in baseball over the course … Read more

JUST IN: Tigers trade P Kyle Lobstein to Pirates

After signing utility man Mike Aviles to a 1-year deal, the Detroit Tigers designated pitcher Kyle Lobstein for assignment to make room for Aviles on the 40-man roster. On Monday, they shipped Lobstein to the Steel City. The Tigers announced today that the club has traded LHP Kyle Lobstein to the Pirates in exchange for cash considerations. — … Read more

James McCann calls in to MLB Network’s Hot Stove [VIDEO]

It was unquestionably a disappointing 2015 campaign for the Detroit Tigers. But not everything was all bad. Tigers rookie catcher James McCann got to showcase his talents, albeit as a result of injuries plaguing Alex Avila throughout the season. Still, McCann undoubtedly took over the starting catcher role for years to come, showing great upside. McCann was a … Read more

Game 143: Detroit Tigers @ Minnesota Twins

Detroit Tigers (65-77) vs. Minnesota Twins (74-68) Where: Target Field; Minneapolis, MN First Pitch: 8:10 ET Weather: Mainly clear skies. Low 66F. Winds SSE at 5 to 10 MPH. TV/Radio: FSD/97.1 The Ticket Probable Pitchers: Kyle Lobstein (3-7, 5.31 ERA) vs. Tyler Duffey (2-1, 4.18 ERA) Lineups Detroit Tigers Anthony Gose, CF Ian Kinsler, 2B Miguel … Read more

Game 134: Cleveland Indians @ Detroit Tigers

Cleveland Indians (64-68) at Detroit Tigers (61-72) Where: Comerica Park, Detroit, Mi First Pitch: 7:08 Weather: Mostly cloudy, high of 85 with a low of 69. Southwest wind of around 9 mph. TV/Radio: FSD/97.1 The Ticket Probable Pitchers: Josh Tomlin (3-1, 3.08 ERA) vs. Kyle Lobstein (3-5, 4.34 ERA)   Lineups Detroit  1. Anthony Gose (L) CF 2. Ian … Read more

Kyle Lobstein to start Friday; Kyle Ryan may get a start soon

A pair of young left-handed pitchers both named Kyle make their anticipated returns to the Detroit Tigers. Starting pitcher Kyle Lobstein will make his first start since mid-May. The Tigers today announced that they have activated LHP Kyle Lobstein from the 60-day DL and he will start Friday's game vs. Cleveland. — Tigers PR (@DetroitTigersPR) September 3, … Read more

Down on the farm: One week until September call-ups

With two weeks remaining in the minor league season, and five weeks left in the majors, the Detroit Tigers need to start their push towards the postseason. Despite the struggles and inability to string off a handful of wins, Detroit remains in the thick of the American League Wild Card hunt. There are five teams in … Read more

Kyle Lobstein working his way back from injury

Another step for Kyle Lobstein on the road to recovery was announced today. The Tigers announced today that LHP Kyle Lobstein's injury rehab assignment has been transferred to Triple A Toledo. — Tigers PR (@DetroitTigersPR) August 14, 2015 Lobstein had been working his way back from a shoulder surgery in Lakeland with the Flying Tigers. … Read more

Down on the farm: New players give varying results for Tigers

A lot has changed since our last recap of the farm system for the Detroit Tigers. The trade deadline has come and gone, and for the first time in quite some time, Detroit was waving the white flag on July 31st, trading away the likes of David Price, Yoenis Cespedes, and Joakim Soria. The return haul for those three … Read more

Kyle Lobstein assigned to Flying Tigers

Tigers left hander Kyle Lobstein has been assigned to the roster for the Lakeland Flying Tigers.  ROSTER MOVE: LHP Kyle Lobstein added to @LkdFlyingTigers roster on a MLB rehab assignment. #MiLB — Emily Waldon (@EmilyCWaldon) August 5, 2015 Lobstein was put on the 15 day disabled list in late May with a sore shoulder. He had … Read more

More Tigers second half bold predictions

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] Recently, we came up with some rather bold predictions … Read more

Bold second half predictions for the Tigers

[tps_header] 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 Detroit Tigers have just passed the official halfway point of the … Read more

Weekly recap of the Tigers’ farm system

Things haven’t exactly gone the way the Detroit Tigers would like lately. They went a dreadful 2-5 on their recent west coast strip against the Oakland Athletics and Los Angeles Angels, including a 4-game sweep in Anaheim. Tigers prospect Buck Farmer made his season debut on Thursday with Kyle Lobstein being placed on the disabled list. Farmer will likely have one more start before Lobstein returns, as well as Tigers ace Justin Verlander, who made a rehab start with the Tigers Triple-A affiliate Toledo Mud Hens on Sunday.

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Tigers make a flurry of roster moves on Tuesday

The Detroit Tigers took the field for the first time Tuesday night since coming home from a 7-game west coast road trip. They were looking for answers all up and down the lineup, but only managed to go 2-5, including being on the wrong side of a sweep in Anaheim. Now the Tigers come home to … Read more

Should the Detroit Tigers and Anibal Sanchez part ways?

It has been a rough season for Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Anibal Sanchez so far in 2015, and it doesn’t seem to be getting any better for the middle rotational starter.  Okay, it has only been ten starts, I know we shouldn’t be trading away every player that is under performing (there wouldn’t be many … Read more

Weekly recap of the Detroit Tigers’ farm system

Hello, Nation. It has been two weeks since our last recap of the minor league play in the Detroit Tigers organization. But we’re back to our regular Monday breakdown.

The Tigers have made some rather significant moves lately from their minor league squads. They recently called up outfielder Tyler Collins from Triple-A Toledo to add some bench depth. And yesterday, they purchased the contract of shortstop Dixon Machado from Toledo as well, after starter Kyle Lobstein was placed on the 15-day DL with a shoulder problem. Machado was hitting .274 with Toledo and was second on the team in hits, and will more than likely be sent back down before Detroit plays on Thursday against the Los Angeles Angels, as Toledo Mud Hens starter and Tigers prospect Buck Farmer will make his season debut in place of Lobstein.

Let’s see how the rest of the Tigers’ farm system has been doing lately.

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