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Avila says Tigers will have 'highly competitive' payroll

DETROIT (AP) -- Al Avila is eager to get started with his first offseason as Detroit's general manager, and he says the Tigers will have plenty of money to spend. "We're going to have a very highly competitive payroll, that we've always had," Avila said. Avila talked with reporters Thursday, wrapping up a disappointing season for a team that had won four consecutive AL Central titles...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

Last-place Detroit Tigers face uncertain future

DETROIT (AP) -- The run atop the AL Central was going to end at some point for the Detroit Tigers. This was an ugly way for it to happen. There was no down-to-the-wire division race, no chase to the finish. Instead, the Tigers finished last with their worst record (74-87) since 2008. Detroit was unable to overcome injuries to its core of Miguel Cabrera, Justin Verlander and Victor...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers: Three reasons to be excited for next season

The Detroit Tigers finished their disappointing season on Sunday, finishing with a 74-87 record. Their last place finish in the AL Central snapped a four year streak of being crowned division champs along with their four straight postseason appearances. For most fans, the season had been over for weeks now, but now that it’s official we can finally place our sole focus on next...
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Norris pitches Tigers to victory in season finale

CHICAGO (AP) -- Daniel Norris pitched one-hit ball for five innings and Tyler Collins had a bases-clearing triple as the Detroit Tigers finished their first-to-worst tumble in the AL Central with a 6-0 win over the Chicago White Sox on Sunday. The Tigers (74-87) entered this season the four-time defending division champion but were hurt by significant injuries and shaky pitching...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Tigers: Miguel Cabrera wins batting title… yawn

Tigers slugger Miguel Cabrera secured his fourth batting title in the last five seasons last night during a 4-3 loss to the Chicago White Sox. Cabrera finished the game going 3 for 4 with a home run raising his batting average to .338 with Xander Bogaerts the closest behind him at .320. A.L. batting title non-race: Xander Bogaerts could go 16-for-16 today and finish at .337 and...
Via The Majors Detroit
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Miguel Cabrera in Line for Fourth AL Batting Title

From 1985 to 1988, Wade Boggs dominated the American League leaderboards for batting average, winning four consecutive batting titles (he had five for his career). In chronological order, Boggs hit .368, .357, .363, and .366. Pretty impressive. Boggs, also known as “Chicken Man,” is the last player in AL history to amass four or more batting titles. That is, until now. (How did...
Via Baseball Essential
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Daniel Norris and His 54-Pitch Inning

Daniel Norris began this season fighting for a rotation spot with the Toronto Blue Jays. At just 21 years of age to start the season, the Blue Jays prospect, who made news in Spring Training for living in a van, made the rotation. After struggling through a dead arm period, however, he was sent back down to the minor leagues while the big-league club struggled through the first half...
Via Fangraphs
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers: Assessing the future of top prospects

A number of Detroit Tigers made their debut this year or got the opportunity to spend more than just a day or two in The Show. Let’s take a look at these players and where their future lies within the organization. Tyler Collins– When Collins is on, he is very good. When Collins is off, he is way off. Collins has been highly inconsistent since being called up and playing regularly...
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit's rationalization for Daniel Norris' 54-pitch inning

Daniel Norris threw 33 pitches in the first inning of his April 19 start against the Braves, back when he was a member of the Blue Jays. He threw 38 in the second inning on April 30. After that start, he was demoted to Triple-A, and he didn'€™t make it back to the majors until after the Jays traded him to the Tigers in the David Price deal. In his second start for Detroit, on Aug...
Via Fox Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Tigers rookie dress up as cowboys and indians

Tigers starter Justin Verlander orchestrated rookie hazing night this week that took on a cowboys and Indians theme. To further add to the embarrassment, JV took some pics and uploaded them to his Instagram account. Click to view slideshow. So what’s more embarrassing than dressing up like this? How about dressing up like a Detroit Tigers? Heyooo! [h/t: It’s Always Sunny in...
Via The Majors Detroit
7 days ago  |  Discuss

PHOTOS: Tigers veterans have rookies dress up as cowboys and Indians

The Tigers’ veterans instituted a rookie “hazing” night Thursday as the team departed Texas for Chicago for the last series of the 2015 season.  Included in the hazing was having the rookies dress up like cowboys and Indians.  Justin Verlander was a key organizer and proponent of the jamboree and threw up some photos to his Instagram. Be sure to head there for your daily...
Via It's Always Sunny in Detroit
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Tigers Pregame 9.30.15: Ian Kinsler (VIDEO)

After spending eight seasons with the Texas Rangers, what are Ian Kinsler's favorite memories when he returns to Arlington?  
Via Fox Sports Detroit
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Kate Upton: Justin Verlander got blackout drunk after terrible start

Maybe Justin Verlander really is just like the rest of us. Well, with the exception of the supermodel girlfriend, $200 million contract, and fastball that can touch 100 mph. But like the rest of us, Verlander sometimes washes away his problems by getting blackout drunk. So says girlfriend Kate Upton. Marin Cogan wrote a feature on The Ricketts family — which owns the Chicago Cubs...
Via Larry Brown Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Tigers' Castellanos dealing with finger, wrist injuries

Add another injury to the list of things ailing Tigers third baseman Nick Castellanos. Castellanos, who has been dealing with a sore groin and wrist for the past week, injured the tip of his right index finger in batting practice Tuesday afternoon, knocking him out in the first inning of Tuesday's 7-6 loss to the Rangers. The team says he's listed day to day. "We felt like he could...
Via Fox Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Kate Upton: Verlander once got ‘blackout drunk’ after bad start

Athletes have their ups and downs, and it’s important for them to learn how to take the good with the bad. Detroit Tigers ace Justin Verlander is no different. He had a rough 2014, in which his ERA skyrocketed to 4.54 with a 15-12 record. It was quite a difference from 2011 and 2012, when the hard-throwing pitcher compiled a 41-13 record in those two seasons combined, with an...
Via The Sports Daily
9 days ago  |  Discuss

End of season post-mortem: 2015 Detroit Tigers

Following a loss to the Orioles in last year’s ALDS and the departure of Max Scherzer via free agency, the Detroit Tigers had the look of a team whose championship window had closed. General manager Dave Dombrowski made trades with the hope of keeping that window open, but had to acknowledge reality by the trade deadline and begin the process of trading veterans for young prospects...
Via The Outside Corner
10 days ago  |  Discuss

The Tigers accept mediocrity, retain Brad Ausmus for 2016

Brad Ausmus has rightfully received plenty of criticism for the Tigers’ play in 2015. The team has gone from worst to first in the AL Central, and Ausmus has been in the crosshairs for his on-field decisions. But Tigers fans hoping for him to be the scapegoat got a rude awakening on Saturday when GM Al Avila announced Ausmus would be retained as manager for the 2016 season. Executive...
Via The Outside Corner
12 days ago  |  Discuss

How much more can we expect of Miguel Cabrera?

“I think if we were healthy, I think we’d be in the race right now.“ A little over one week ago, Detroit’s Miguel Cabrera said that while addressing his club’s underwhelming season and criticisms facing current manager Brad Ausmus. And while there’s no use in worrying about the “if we were healthy…” thought—the Tigers are currently battling it out with the...
Via The Sports Post
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Twins relinquish late lead, drop 6-4 decision to Tigers

DETROIT -- Rajai Davis hit a two-run homer in the eighth inning, and the Detroit Tigers rallied for a 6-4 victory over the playoff-chasing Minnesota Twins on Friday night. It was the type of loss the Twins may look back on if they don't make the postseason. They entered the day trailing Houston by 1 1/2 games for the second wild card in the American League, and they led 4-1 in the...
Via Fox Sports North
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers: Rondon sent home for lack of effort

The trainwreck that is the Detroit Tigers 2015 season become a little bit uglier on Tuesday afternoon as closer Bruce Rondon was sent home for the remainder of the season due to his “effort level” according to manager Brad Ausmus. Rondon has struggled in his return from arm injuries, posting a 5.81 ERA with 4 blown saves. These numbers are a bit puzzling for someone who can throw...
15 days ago  |  Discuss

2015 Farewells: Detroit Tigers

It is that part of the year when pennant race positioning becomes the priority for some, while an early look to the next spring is the forced reality for others. It is a chance to book better winter destination vacations for some, emptier seats for most and a chance for reflection for all. While there have already been six teams that have been eliminated from the Major League Baseball...
Via The Sports Fan Journal
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Nick Castellanos talks about fans booing Tigers in postseason Tigers third baseman Nick Castellanos provided some pointed comments about Tigers players and their feelings toward fans booing in his weekly interview with Detroit 105.1’s Matt Dery.  Now, I appreciate Castellanos’ willingness to be honest.  But, I’m guessing his teammates may not have cared for Nick talking about their feelings. Castellanos said that Victor...
Via It's Always Sunny in Detroit
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Game 2015.140: Tigers at Indians

OK Alfredo, we’re going to give you a little more sauce every scoreless inning you pitch (yes, I know that’s not Alfredo sauce. Don’t be so pedantic). I seem to get all the Alfredo Simon starts. I’ll try the lucky pasta picture again. It is likely that tonight Simon will throw a shutout. it is also likely he will give up 6 runs in the first 3 innings. A solid, 3-4 run start...
Via Tigers Weblog
28 days ago  |  Discuss

PHOTOS: Cleveland does not provide J.D. Martinez with locker

Some Tigers were hanging out at their respective lockers Thursday prior to their game against the Indians at Progressive Field.  J.D. Martinez was hanging out in the middle of the locker room, sitting in front of a metal clothes bar…at his locker…at Progressive Field. You see, the Indians forgot to provide Martinez with an actual locker.  So, he received a clothes rack and...
Via It's Always Sunny in Detroit
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Brad Ausmus’ job as Tigers manager is in danger

The tenure of Brad Ausmus as Detroit Tigers manager could come to an end sooner rather than later. According to a report from Jon Heyman of CBS Sports, pressure on Ausmus is growing as the Tigers continue to slide down the standings in the American League. Al Avila, the new GM, also supported Dombrowski’s call to tab Ausmus, but the voices against have grown stronger as the...
Via The Outside Corner
September 04, 2015  |  Discuss

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