2016 Tigers Quarterly Report

Can you believe the 2016 Major League Baseball is already a quarter of the way complete? Neither can we. The Tigers through 40 games stand at 19-21, 5.5 games out of the American League Central division lead and 3.0 games back of a Wild Card spot. A recent stretch where they lost 11 of 12 … Read more

5 BOLD moves the Tigers MUST make to save their season

The Detroit Tigers have not even reached the 40 game mark, yet there are signs that point to another long season. The starting pitching has left much to be desired and the lineup, which looks great on paper, has been less than what was expected. Is it time to panic? Absolutely not, but to ignore … Read more

Tigers recall Matt Boyd from Toledo, Rodriguez to family medical emergency list

In need of some fresh arms in the bullpen, the Detroit Tigers have decided to call up LHP Matt Boyd. As expected, Matt Boyd called up from @MudHens. Francisco Rodriguez has been placed on family medical emergency leave list. — Jason Beck (@beckjason) April 24, 2016 It has not been said what family emergency Rodriguez is dealing … Read more

Anything short of a World Series in 2016 should be considered a failure

When then-general manager Dave Dombrowski announced last season that the Tigers would be sellers at the trade deadline in an effort to “re-tool” instead of rebuild, the 2015 season was more or less given up on. He proceeded to trade David Price, Yoenis Cespedes, and Joakim Soria at the deadline. In return, Detroit received a slew of prospects, some … Read more

Competition for fifth starting spot heating up for Tigers

Having options for your starting rotation is a good thing, and manager Brad Ausmus definitely has plenty of options. With Justin Verlander and Jordan Zimmermann locked in at the top of the rotation, and Anibal Sanchez and Mike Pelfrey likely pegged at the three and four spots, the competition for the fifth spot in the rotation is wide open. Candidates for … Read more

Five Tigers storylines to watch in Spring Training

[tps_header]Baseball is rapidly approaching. By the end of this week, pitchers and catchers for the majority of teams will have reported to their respective Spring Training camp. The first workout for pitchers and catchers on the Detroit Tigers takes place on Friday, February 19th. First full squad workouts are on Monday the 23rd. Tigers General Manager Al … Read more

Michael Fulmer is new #1 prospect for Tigers; Moya drops out of top 10

Prior to this past season, the Detroit Tigers often found themselves among the best teams in baseball. Much of that success was by and large due to the aggressive front office making moves to make the team more competitive immediately and ready to win now. However, this gradually left them with depleted minor league system, eventually … Read more

Tigers minor league All-Star team

This season, MiLB.com is perusing through the minor league system of all thirty Major League Baseball organizations, to see who stood out the best and who has the most promise moving forward. Coming into the 2015 season, the Detroit Tigers had the worst farm system according to ESPN’s Keith Law. When the season started to … Read more

2015 Detroit Tigers final report card – Starting pitchers

  [tps_header] We continue reflecting on the 2015 campaign for the Detroit Tigers. Today we look at what was likely the Achilles’ Heel for the team all season long – starting pitching. From 2011-’13, the Tigers had some of the best starting pitching in all of baseball. Deep and loaded on paper, they could handle just … Read more

Game 138: Tampa Bay Rays @ Detroit Tigers

Tampa Bay Rays (67-70) vs. Detroit Tigers (63-74) Where: Comerica Park; Detroit, Michigan First Pitch: 7:08 ET Weather: Scattered showers and thunderstorms. Gusty winds and small hail are possible. Low 69F. Winds SW at 10 to 15 MPH. Chance of rain 60%. TV/Radio: FSD/97.1 The Ticket Probable Pitchers: Erasmo Ramirez (10-5, 3.84) vs. Matt Boyd (1-5, 8.36 ERA) … Read more

Game 112: Detroit Tigers @ Kansas City Royals

Detroit Tigers (54-57) vs. Kansas City Royals (66-44) Where: Kauffman Stadium; Kansas City, Missouri First Pitch: 8:10 PM ET TV/Radio: ESPN, FSD/97.1 The Ticket Weather: Some clouds this evening will give way to mainly clear skies overnight. A stray shower or thunderstorm is possible. Low 67 F. Winds N at 10 to 15 MPH. Probable Pitchers: Matt Boyd … 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

Player Profile: Matt Boyd

Player: Matt Boyd Born: February 2, 1991 in Mercer Island, WA Position: Pitcher Bat/Throw: L/L Drafted: 13th Round of the 2012 MLB June Amateur Draft by the Cincinnati Reds; 6th Round in 2013 by Toronto Blue Jays (Feature image via komonews.com)   Career Highlights Made 18 starts in AA and AAA for Toronto this season 9-2, 1.68 ERA and 0.84 WHIP … Read more