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

Max Scherzer – 1, Matt Williams – 0 [VIDEO]

This past offseason, former Detroit Tigers ace and 2013 American League Cy Young award winner Max Scherzer took his talents to the nation’s capital, signing a deal worth over $200 million to pitch for the Washington Nationals. Instantly becoming the top dog for the staff, Scherzer by and large has performed well.

Despite the 4.50 ERA in 11 second half starts, he is posting a very remarkable 2.91 ERA for a Nationals team that has been plagued with injuries, but mostly under-performed all season long. ‘Mad Max’ Scherzer has always been a rather passionate guy about his pitching and a hard worker, one who will always give 110%.

During Friday night’s game vs. the Miami Marlins, Max had two outs in the seventh inning of 2-2 tie, when Nationals manager Matt Williams came trotting out of the dugout, presumably to take the ball out of Max’s hands.

Let’s just say that Scherzer did not want to depart the game.

I’m pretty sure my 5-year old niece can make out what Max said to his manager. There’s a guy who wants to finish what he started, you have to admire that from a starting pitcher.

My favorite part is when the manager and the other players just take an immediate U-turn back to their respective positions after Scherzer states his case. Hey, he really f—ing wants it, alright??

BREAKING: Tigers trade David Price to Toronto

The Detroit Tigers have officially traded starting pitcher and impending free agent David Price to the Toronto Blue Jays for prospects. david price is going to toronto. norris is going back in deal. — Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) July 30, 2015 Sources confirm: #BlueJays getting Price. First reported: @JonHeymanCBS. — Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) July 30, 2015 Official: Price from … 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

How important is winning home field in All-Star Game?

Last night in the 86th edition of Major League Baseball’s All-Star Game, the American League All-Stars topped their counterparts in the National League by a final score of 6-3. It was the third straight season the AL has bettered the senior circuit in the mid-summer classic, and they are now 15-3-1 against the NL in … Read more

MLB Draft: Day 1 recap for Detroit Tigers

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It was draft day for Major League Baseball on Monday, as the two first rounds got underway into the night. The Detroit Tigers had three picks in total yesterday, four total in the first 100 selections. One of their four picks, selection #34, was a compensation pick from the Washington Nationals after former Tigers starting pitcher Max Scherzer signed a monstrous deal with Washington.

Here is how the Tigers did on day one of the 2015 MLB Draft.

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Report: Tigers not confident they can re-sign David Price

It’s another Max Scherzer type fiasco in the making. David Price was acquired by the Detroit Tigers at the trade deadline last season to help boost the starting rotation that was one of the best in the majors. Now there is speculation he will not be in Detroit in 2016. Following the acquisition of Price, … Read more

Money talks: Why so many big names are leaving Detroit

Max Scherzer, gone. Ndamukong Suh, gone. Mike Babcock, gone. Yes, ladies and gentlemen this happened. Six months ago all three of these men were on their respective teams, with an impending expiring contract. If you would have told me then that all three would move on to different teams I would have called you crazy. … Read more

Max Scherzer drenches Ryan Zimmerman in chocolate sauce after walk-off win

I have been watching baseball for a long time and have probably seen thousands of walk-off victory celebrations.

Often a player will hit a walk-off home run or even a walk-off single and while doing the post game interview he will get doused with Gatorade or maybe even have a pie smashed in his face.

As much as it hurts me to post anything about Max Scherzer, I have to give him credit for getting creative.

Check out this video of Scherzer taking things to a whole new level when it comes to walk-off celebrations. If I was Ryan Zimmerman, I would be getting revenge for this one!

Why the Tigers will miss Alex Avila

When Detroit Tigers catcher Alex Avila went on the 15 day disabled list with a loose body in his left knee, he possibly left open a huge gap in the Tigers defense and offense.  While he went and received a second and third opinion on his knee, there is a good possibility that he may miss up to … Read more

Tigers offseason bidding war: Price or Cespedes?

The Detroit Tigers are a little over a calendar month into the 2015 season and currently find themselves second place in the AL Central division behind reigning American League champions, the Kansas City Royals. Detroit started off 11-2 out of the gate but have since then leveled off. They are currently struggling to find that consistent good play that they had for the first two weeks of the regular season back in April.

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Tigers release Daniel Schlereth

As the Detroit Tigers continue to search for bullpen help it appears that Daniel Schlereth will not be part of that plan. #Tigers have released LHP Daniel Schlereth, per Baseball America. — James Schmehl (@jamesschmehl) April 13, 2015 The left-hander came to Detroit along with Max Scherzer in December of 2009. Since then, Schlereth has spent most of … Read more

Six reasons why the Detroit Tigers 6-0 start is no fluke

The Detroit Tigers just finished off back-to-back sweeps of the Minnesota Twins and the Cleveland Indians to start off the 2015 campaign. With a 6-0 record the Tigers are off to a great start, but is their early dominance a sign of things to come or just some early season wishful thinking?

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5 reasons why the Detroit Tigers will go to the 2015 World Series

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Credit: AP Photo

Opening Day is upon us and a new season means new hopes and dreams of the Detroit Tigers winning a World Series.

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