What can we learn from Spring Training

Spring Training The Tigers have ended grapefruit league play with a record of 15-14-3. They had their fair share of good moments and bad. Al Avila and Ron Gardenhire should be happy with the progress made this spring, with the team that they are bringing north, and the prospects that showed flashes in camp. The … Read more

LOOK: Detroit Tigers’ Miguel Cabrera practices his check swing and it’s hilarious

In honor of Miguel Cabrera’s 36th birthday, we figured we would flashback to Spring Training to see him goofing around (yet practicing for a certain situation) at the same time. The best of the best are prepared for every situation because they practice for every situation. Embed from Getty Images That’s exactly what Miguel Cabrera … Read more

Miguel Cabrera makes young fan’s day at spring training

The Detroit Tigers have been in Lakeland, FL for Spring training since February 17th (pitchers and catchers reported on February 13th). Most fans take spring training with a grain of salt. The games don’t mean anything, you see a bunch of players that you’ve never heard of, and you might see a famous person taking … Read more

LOOK: Tigers’ Jeimer Candelario hits first home run of Spring Training

A lot has been written and talked about the prowess and expectations for the Detroit Tigers young 3rd baseman Jeimer Candelario. He is heading into 2018 as the starter at the hot corner, and he is showing promise so far early in Spring Training. Embed from Getty Images Yesterday in the Tigers home opener in … Read more

LOOK: Miguel Cabrera slimmed down and ready for 2018

MLB: Detroit Tigers at Cleveland Indians

It’s been well documented that Miguel Cabrera had a bad year in 2017. If the Detroit Tigers are going to do anything this year, Miggy needs to bounce back. Cabrera had the worst slash line of his career last year at .249/.329/.399. That’s far below his career average of .317/.395/.553. His 16 home runs and 60 … Read more

Release of Lowe, resurgence of Sanchez puts Mike Pelfrey in hot water

MLB: Spring Training-Baltimore Orioles at Detroit Tigers

With only one week of spring scrimmages to go, Major League Baseball teams have to make some pressing decisions regarding the Opening Day personnel. The Detroit Tigers are no exception, as they made their first real noteworthy decision on Sunday, cutting reliever Mark Lowe. The Tigers will eat up his $5.5M guaranteed salary for the … Read more

The clock is ticking on the Tigers’ four “optional” players this spring

MLB: Detroit Tigers at Minnesota Twins

Spring training. It’s pointless, right? Oh, but on the contrary. The baseball preseason serves many purposes. Among those is for the fringe major league players needing to make a big statement to the organization, in hopes of just staying on the big league roster come Opening Day. There’s a bevy of those on every team … Read more

J.D. Martinez exits spring training game with apparent ankle injury

MLB: Spring Training-Baltimore Orioles at Detroit Tigers

The Tigers were going split-squad on Saturday. The team that was playing (home) in Lakeland included outfielder J.D. Martinez. Unfortunately, Martinez could not finish the game due to injury. J.D. Martinez walking to clubhouse gingerly — but no longer limping — with athletic trainer Kevin Rand. Replaced by Alex Presley in RF. — Evan Woodbery (@evanwoodbery) … Read more

Michael Fulmer sprains ankle, will miss playing time

MLB: Chicago White Sox at Detroit Tigers

In a bit of unwelcome news from spring training, Detroit Tigers starter Michael Fulmer has been bitten by the injury bug. Michael Fulmer rolled his right ankle during agility drills, will miss next start, now unlikely to pitch in WBC. — Evan Woodbery (@evanwoodbery) March 5, 2017 Brad Ausmus told Chris McCosky of the Detroit News that the injury … Read more

Jim Leyland advised Justin Verlander to skip WBC

When making his decision whether or not to participate in the upcoming 2017 World Baseball Classic (WBC), Detroit Tigers ace pitcher Justin Verlander took counsel from a familiar baseball sage, former manager Jim Leyland. The skipper was a wildly successful manager of the Tigers from 2006-13, when he compiled 700 wins in Detroit. He is the manager of the United States team in … Read more