Dan Dickerson sees bright future for Tigers

MLB: Cleveland Indians at Detroit Tigers

This morning upon arriving at Joker Merchant Stadium, radio play-by-play announcer (and one of the best in the game, in my opinion) Dan Dickerson, couldn’t contain his excitement about Detroit Tigers baseball. Dickerson began by posting pictures of the updated stadium, then proceeded to give a bright outlook on this Tigers team. Via Dickerson’s Twitter: “Happy … Read more

Projecting the 2017 Detroit Tigers Opening Day roster

2016 did not quite end up how the Detroit Tigers and their fans had hoped. With a Wild Card spot in play, the Tigers fell on their faces down the stretch and ended up watching the MLB Playoffs from home. Shortly after the season ended, general manager Al Avila announced that manager Brad Ausmus would be returning … Read more

Report: Anibal Sanchez is drawing interest from other teams

All of a sudden, it is day three of the MLB Winter Meetings and the Detroit Tigers are having difficulties moving any players like they initially were open to earlier this off-season. Pair that with team general manager Al Avila pumping the brakes on that thought process and the financially-strained Tigers may leave Maryland this week having … Read more

Michael Fulmer Wins Sporting News AL Rookie Of The Year

One of the bright spots for the Detroit Tigers this season was the play of rookie Michael Fulmer. Fulmer was part of a young Tigers starting pitching staff who, along with Daniel Norris and Matt Boyd, that was in large part responsible for the late season push for the playoffs. Today, Fulmer was honored with the Sporting News AL Rookie Of … Read more

Tigers GM Al Avila: ‘Changes are coming’

Tuesday very well could have marked a new era for the Detroit Tigers, one that will not consist of throwing their money around at the biggest, flashiest free agents in an effort to win now. Team general manager Al Avila held an official season-ending news conference on Tuesday and discussed a number of things, the main theme … Read more

5 Biggest Takeaways from 2016 Detroit Tigers

The curtain has come down on another baseball season. Hard to imagine, feels like they just had Opening Day in South Beach not that long ago! Unfortunately for fans of the Detroit Tigers, the season is ending prematurely after a tough 1-0 loss on Sunday in Atlanta, officially eliminating them from playoff contention. There’s so much … Read more

Weekly Recap: Tigers again squander chances to gain ground in playoff chase

I’m not really too sure which one is more surprising and disappointing – the fact we split at home in a four-game series against baseball’s worst team in the Minnesota Twins, or that we continued to flounder and act like a minor league ball club in two games of a weekend series against the Cleveland Indians. We … Read more

Weekly Recap: Tigers fail to gain ground in playoff chase

The Detroit Tigers last week had a prime opportunity to really plant their flag among the American League playoff contenders with series against a White Sox club they have had success against in 2016, and an Orioles team that is neck-and-neck with Detroit for a playoff spot but also going in the wrong direction. However, a … Read more

Weekly Recap: Tigers play the role of ‘Comeback Kids’ and keep pace in playoff hunt

Detroit finished the month of August and began the month of September with a very impressive and resilient 5-1 record last week, featuring a sweep of the White Sox and a desperately-needed series victory on the road in Kansas City. The ‘resilient’ factor comes in the fact that all five of their victories were of … Read more

After an off year, meaningful September baseball finds its way back to the Motor City

Meaningful games in September. It’s what every MLB team and MLB fan base hopes to see once the calendar flips from August to September. Only a handful of clubs get to experience the adrenaline rush that is the stretch run of the baseball season. Last season, the Detroit Tigers were sitting on the sidelines watching … Read more

Tigers recalling Blaine Hardy, promoting prospect JaCoby Jones; optioning Boyd, McGehee

Rosters around Major League Baseball are set to expand later this week, giving teams even more options come September to further their chances of making the postseason. However, before doing so, the Tigers have made a few notable roster changes, including one surrounding one of their top-tier prospects. The Tigers have purchased the contract of … Read more

Gameday Thread: Game 131, Chicago White Sox @ Detroit Tigers

Chicago White Sox (63-66) @ Detroit Tigers (69-61)

First Pitch: 7:10 ET

Pitching Matchup: Matt Boyd (5-2, 3.98 ERA) vs. James Shields (5-16, 5.98 ERA)

TV/Radio: FS-D/97.1 The Ticket

Weather: A few passing clouds. Low 63F. Winds E at 5 to 10 mph.

Lineups:

Detroit Tigers

  1. Cameron Maybin, CF
  2. Ian Kinsler, 2B
  3. Miguel Cabrera, 1B
  4. Victor Martinez, DH
  5. J.D. Martinez, RF
  6. Justin Upton, LF
  7. Jarrod Saltalamacchia, C
  8. Casey McHehee, 3B
  9. Erick Aybar, SS

Chicago White Sox

  1. Adam Eaton, CF
  2. Tim Anderson, SS
  3. Melky Cabrera, LF
  4. Jose Abreu, 1B
  5. Todd Frazier, 3B
  6. Justin Morneau, DH
  7. Avisail Garcia, RF
  8. Alex Avila, C
  9. Tyler Saladino, 2B

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Weekly Recap: Tigers struggle with Angels again, unable to gain ground in playoff chase

The good news after last week is the Detroit Tigers did not lose any ground in the American League playoff chase. The bad news is that after consecutive losses to a last-place Angels club over the weekend, Detroit failed to gain any significant ground on any other contenders in the AL. The Tigers had an absolutely golden … Read more

Miggy collects four hits, Tigers power past Twins, 9-4

On Wednesday, Tigers starter Matt Boyd (4-2, 3.93 ERA) had a chance to turn in an eighth straight start of three ER or fewer against the Twins, whom the last time he faced back on July 18 when he tossed six scoreless. He was opposing young Twins pitcher Tyler Duffey (8-9, 5.93 ERA), who got tagged for … Read more

Gameday Thread: Game 126, Detroit Tigers @ Minnesota Twins

DETROIT TIGERS (66-59) @ MINNESOTA TWINS (49-76)

WHERE: Target Field – Minneapolis

FIRST PITCH: 8:10 ET

TV/RADIO: Fox Sports Detroit/97.1 The Ticket

GAMETIME FORECAST: 75°F • Partly Cloudy • 0% PoP

PITCHING MATCHUP: Matt Boyd (4-2, 3.93 ERA) vs. Tyler Duffey (8-9, 5.93 ERA)

LINEUPS:

Detroit Tigers

1. Cameron Maybin (R) CF
2. Erick Aybar (S) SS
3. Miguel Cabrera (R) 1B
4. Victor Martinez (S) DH
5. J.D. Martinez (R) RF
6. Justin Upton (R) LF
7. Casey McGehee (R) 3B
8. Jarrod Saltalamacchia (S) C
9. Andrew Romine (S) 2B

Minnesota Twins

1. Brian Dozier (R) 2B
2. Robbie Grossman (S) LF
3. Miguel Sano (R) DH
4. Trevor Plouffe (R) 1B
5. Jorge Polanco (S) SS
6. Eduardo Escobar (S) 3B
7. Max Kepler (L) RF
8. Kurt Suzuki (R) C
9. Eddie Rosario (L) CF

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