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TIGERS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Detroit Tigers trade rumors: a philosophical debate

So far, the Detroit Tigers have yet to pull the trigger on an apparently inevitable trade deadline move to shore up their bullpen. They have inquired on guys such as Joakim Soria, Joaquin Benoit, Neal Cotts, Jonathan Papelbon, Antonio Bastardo, and surely many others that we don’t know about. If you’re following things closely then chances are you sit on one side of the fence...
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6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers trade rumors: Jonathan Papelbon edition

The trade deadline is upon us as it is just over a week away and for the Detroit Tigers, making a move for help in the bullpen is the area to address still as they look to pull away in the American League Central. While it may take a lot to offer, trading for Philadelphia Phillies closer Jonathan Papelbon is just one of the many relief pitchers the Tigers could look into bringing...
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9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers: Is Torii Hunter Hall of Fame worthy?

It wasn’t too long ago that Detroit Tigers outfielder Torii Hunter was one of the best center fielders in baseball, at the plate and in the field. Hunter, now 39 years old, won nine-consecutive Gold Gloves from 2001-09, patrolling center field for the Minnesota Twins and Los Angeles Angels. He dominated the position for the good part of a decade. As Hunter plays in the final year...
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15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Embarrassing: Two grown men wrestle over Torii Hunter home run ball (video)

Torii Hunter hit a two-run homer off Josh Tomlin to put the Detroit Tigers ahead by a score of 4-0 in an eventual 5-1 win over the Cleveland Indians at Comerica Park on Sunday, but it is what happened once the ball cleared the fence that makes the round-tripper a more compelling — and embarrassing […] The post Embarrassing: Two grown men wrestle over Torii Hunter home run ball...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers’ Brad Ausmus May Be Bad Manager Hiding Behind Good Team

(Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons) The Detroit Tigers’ disastrous series against the Cleveland Indians concluded Sunday night and if there is one thing the series yet again showed, it is that Brad Ausmus either isn’t ready or isn’t a good enough manager to help a team contend for a World Series. Mismanagement of the bullpen and the starting pitching is often the hardest thing...
Via The Detroit Sports Site
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Professio”Nole” Athlete of the Week: Devon Travis

For a second straight week, the top professional athlete from Florida State comes on the minor league diamond. The Professio”Nole” Athlete of the Week for the week of July 14th through the 20th goes to Detroit Tigers’ farm-hand and former FSU second baseman, Devon Travis. In six games for the Double-A Erie SeaWolves this week, Travis hit .435, going 10-for-23 at the dish. Travis...
Via Noled Out
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Battle royale for homer in Tribe game

In the fourth inning of Sunday's Indians and Tigers game, Torii Hunter deposited a ball into the left field stands and a battle of strength and perseverance broke out between two men. The use of the fetal position/head-block by the Tigers' fan is just a veteran savvy move. Have to hope the Tribe fan was wrestling that ball away in hopes of chucking it 200 feet back into the...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Tigers Notes: Cabrera will play at third to keep Martinez in lineup

DETROIT -- Miguel Cabrera will play third base with Victor Martinez taking his usual first base spot for some of the three-game series beginning Monday with the Diamondbacks in Arizona, Detroit Tigers manager Brad Ausmus said Sunday morning. Martinez starting Sunday at first base against the Cleveland Indians is a good indication the side-back injury that caused him to miss 11 starts...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Tigers closer Nathan falters again as trade deadline approaches

DETROIT -- The drumbeat is getting louder as the non-waiver trade deadline approaches. "The bullpen is terrible! ... Why are the Tigers still using Joe Nathan? ... Bring back Benoit! Bring in Soria!" Variations on those themes can be found throughout social media, especially on a night like Saturday, when the Tigers lost their third straight game to the Cleveland Indians...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Ho Ho Holy Toledo: Minor league team sports festive jerseys for Christmas in July

The Toledo Mud Hens got in the holiday spirit for the Christmas (in July) season. The Triple-A affiliate of the Detroit Tigers decided on the festive theme for Saturday's doubleheader against the Louisville Bats -- which featured not one, but two different Christmas-themed jerseys. The Mud Hens sported these elf-inspired jerseys for the noon game: For the night cap, The Hens...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Tigers Saturday morning roster moves: Hanrahan, VerHagen, more

The Tigers have made some roster moves this morning: Moving Joel Hanrahan from the 15 day DL to the 60 day DL, removing him from the 40 man roster. Adding RHP Drew VerHagen to the 40 man roster and selecting him as the 26th man for today’s double header. Optioning RHP Chad Smith to AAA Toledo. Recalling RHP Corey Knubel from AAA Toledo.
Via The Majors Detroit
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Tigers Notes: Victor Martinez back in lineup Friday

DETROIT -- The Detroit Tigers played well without him, but they are certainly happy to have Victor Martinez back in the lineup. Martinez has not played since July 4 and missed 11 of the previous 13 games due to soreness in his side. But after resting during the All-Star break, Martinez feels ready to go. "It feels great," Martinez said. "Body feels great again. Just...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Justin Verlander and bikini-clad Kate Upton spend All-Star break in Mexico (photos)

Detroit Tigers ace Justin Verlander stumbled out of the gate and certainly has not been himself thus far during the 2014 MLB season. With the unofficial mid-season break upon us, the Cy Young Award winner sits at 8-8, with a 4.88 ERA, a 1.46 WHIP with batters hitting a robust .278 against him, all numbers […] The post Justin Verlander and bikini-clad Kate Upton spend All-Star break...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Verlander spent All-Star break vacationing with Kate Upton

Via Guyism
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Miguel Cabrera still not 100 percent: ‘Muscles not functioning’

Detroit Tigers slugger Miguel Cabrera says he is not fully recovered from a groin injury tear that that plagued him at the end of 2013. “There are times when I feel good, but there are always muscles that are tightening, muscles that are not functioning properly,” Cabrera said to USA Today on Monday. “It’s part of the process. The same thing is happening to Justin Verlander...
Via Sports-Glory
7 days ago  |  Discuss
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