MLB team payrolls again proving that a World Series cannot be bought

Mid-September’s arrival means that the baseball playoff races are in full swing. As of this writing, teams across the league have between 16-18 games remaining on their schedules, and the only race with an already definitive outcome is in the National League Central, as the Chicago Cubs have wrapped up the division title. But how have teams … Read more

GM Al Avila believes Tigers are a championship-caliber team

Heading into Saturday night’s game against the Chicago White Sox, the Detroit Tigers were 51-46, 6 GB the Cleveland Indians for first place in the American League Central. Despite their struggles this season, general manager Al Avila still believes the Tigers are a capable of being a very good team. In fact, he believes that … Read more

On This Day: Sparky Anderson becomes first MLB manager to record 600 wins in both leagues

George Lee Anderson, better known as ‘Sparky’ to many was a special kind of person. Being the type of manager who praised his players, he was surely a manager that many major league baseball players wanted to play for. Beginning his big league managerial career with the Cincinnati Reds‘ organization, Anderson was manager during the … Read more

Snoop Dogg throws out first pitch, nearly hits cameraman [Video]

If you are a fan of Major League Baseball, you have surely seen some incredibly wild ceremonial first pitches.

On Wednesday, prior to the San Diego Padres game against the Atlanta Braves, Snoop Dogg joined the “worst first pitches of all-time” club when he let a pitch fly that nearly took out the cameraman.

Who knows, maybe Snoop would be a welcome addition to a Padres team that currently sits in dead-last place in the National League West with a 25-36 record.

Nation, what is the worst ceremonial first pitch that you have ever seen?

Acquisition of Cameron Maybin in off-season paying dividends early for Tigers

Back where it all started. That would be the phrase used to describe the off-season trade that landed Cameron Maybin with the Detroit Tigers. Maybin was drafted 10th overall in the 2005 MLB Draft by the Tigers right out of high school. He spent time in the minor leagues until he made his major league debut … Read more

Countdown to Opening Day: 3 days – #3 Alan Trammell

Three days until Opening Day! Do you feel like running down the street and just screaming it? I do! Ok, maybe that makes me a little… different. But three days! To help get ready for the 2016 season, we’ll reflect on some of the best players to wear numbers ten through one for the Detroit Tigers … 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

FLASHBACK: Tigers clinch 1984 World Series

In 1984 the Detroit Tigers won the 1984 World Series. In the bottom of the 8th, Kirk Gibson blasted a 3-run homer to the upper deck in right field putting the Tigers up by 4 runs. Willie Hernandez came on in the 9th inning to close out the series and the celebration was on in Detroit. Relive the magic in … Read more

West Michigan Whitecaps clinch playoff berth

There is a silver lining in the Detroit Tigers‘ struggling 2015 season. Their Class-A affiliate, the West Michigan Whitecaps, have clinched a playoff spot for the Midwest League. The Whitecaps (39-26) are currently in second place in the Eastern Division of the Midwest League, 3.0 games behind the Fort Wayne TinCaps. The Whitecaps defeated the TinCaps, who … Read more

On Deck: Detroit Tigers @ Los Angeles Angels

The Detroit Tigers (28-20), albeit not the prettiest series of games for them, took two games out of three from the Oakland Athletics to start their 7-game West Coast trip. Hitting was at an absolute premium for both clubs, as Oakland outscored the Tigers 6-4 in the entire three-game set, with each team recording one shutout. Detroit … Read more

James Shields, Padres Agree to Terms

The last big domino of the baseball winter has finally fallen. With only ten days away from their pitchers and catchers reporting to spring training camp in Peoria, Arizona, the San Diego Padres have come to terms with free agent James Shields. Sources: #Padres in agreement with James Shields on four-year deal. Includes club option for fifth … Read more

Manfred is Considering Cities Bid For All-Star Game

Well, talk about coming in to your new job and making statements left and right. If the idea for new MLB commissioner Rob Manfred was to just waltz right in and start spitting out a plethora of ideas for everyone to consider in the near future and have a lot of your sport’s fans instantly not like … Read more

Tigers Looking For Bullpen Help As Deadline Approaches

According to JP Morosi and FoxSports.com, the Detroit Tigers are having trade discussions with the Texas Rangers regarding relief pitcher Joakim Soria. FoxSports.com’s Ken Rosenthal reports that the Tigers are not targeting a pitcher who is a pure closer, because Joe Nathan is their closer for the foreseeable future. This would mean rumors that Detroit … Read more