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Tigers Postgame 8.4.15: Justin Verlander (VIDEO)

Justin Verlander talks about the change in the Tigers' front office and his performance on the mound Tuesday night.
Via Fox Sports Detroit
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Tigers Pregame 8.4.15: Brad Ausmus (VIDEO)

Manager Brad Ausmus offers his take on the change in the Tigers' front office.  
Via Fox Sports Detroit
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Game 2015.106: Royals at Tigers

Well today is the first day of the Al Avila era, wasn’t expecting to be saying that. It is also a chance for Justin Verlander to try for a third straight dominant outing. If he does it will be a pretty exciting sign that we have at least one dependable starter in the rotation. I wasn’t expecting that one guy to be ol’ JV. The Tigers have also announced that LHP Matt Boyd has...
Via Tigers Weblog
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers fire front office executive Dave Dombrowski

In an absolutely shocking move, the Detroit Tigers have fired Dave Dombrowski, their long-time President, CEO, and general manager. Dombrowski joined the Tigers organization in 2002 as President of Baseball Operations and CEO. Later on in that season he also assumed the role of general manger. Since then, he has been considered as one of baseball’s top executives, helping lead...
Via OutsidePitchMLB
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Dave Dombrowski is out as Tigers GM

Dave Dombrowski won’t get a chance to bring that elusive World Championship to Detroit. The Tigers announced on Tuesday that Dombrowski was being released from his contract as EVP of baseball operations and GM, and that he’d be replaced by assistant GM Al Avila. Dombrowski had been the Tigers GM since 2002, replacing the beleaguered Randy Smith. The Tigers started slowly...
Via The Outside Corner
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Dave Dombrowski Out As Detroit Tigers GM

The Detroit Tigers today announced that Dave Dombrowski has been replaced as General Manager by Assistant GM Al Avila. Avila takes over as executive vice president of baseball operations and will assume all responsibilities related to baseball operations of the club. He will report directly to Tigers Owner Mike Ilitch. “I would like to thank Dave […]
Via Mets Merized Online
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Tigers name Al Avila general manager, Dave Dombrowski released

The Detroit Tigers and Major League Baseball announced that Al Avila has been named general manager of the club and executive VP of operations. He will replace Dave Dombrowski. .@Tigers promote assistant GM Al Avila to Executive VP of Baseball Operations and GM. Dave Dombrowski released from his contract. — MLB (@MLB) August 4, 2015 Dombrowski, 55, was named the team president...
Via Baseball Essential
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Mike Hessman Sets Minor League Home Run Record

There are certain moments in baseball history that remain etched in our minds. We can quickly recall where we were when it occurred and its historical significance. Events such as Mark McGwire’s 62nd home run, Carlton Fisk’s World Series walk-off and Derek Jeter’s 3000th career hit quickly spring to mind and remind us of the lasting bond between hallowed records and their place...
Via Baseball Essential
1 day ago  |  Discuss

What a J.D. Martinez extension might look like

J.D. Martinez when from getting cut from the worst team in baseball to hitting in the middle of the order for the Detroit Tigers in the matter of two months. Unlike many of the recent flash in the pan players that the Detroit Tigers have found on the scrap heap of late, Martinez has staying power. As a matter of fact, he’s only getting better. With that being said, it is about...
Via The Majors Detroit
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Langston, Price Deals Involving Dave Dombrowski Similar 

It’s all eeringly similar. Mark Langston in 1989. David Price in 2015. Two pending free-agent southpaws involving Canadian teams involving Dave Dombrowski. Go figure. And how the Expos were running for a National League pennant and how the Blue Jays are gunning for an American League pennant. And how there was excitement in 1989 in Montreal, how there is excitement in 2015 in...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
1 day ago  |  Discuss

TIGERS FAN RANT: Induct Whitaker and Trammell into the Hall of Fame

We as Detroit Tigers fans are proud of Mr. John Smoltz, himself a Tiger fan growing up, for publicly mentioning something that we ALREADY KNOW. The greatness that was the double play combination of Lou Whitaker and Alan Trammell. How those that vote deny players of such caliber,  entry into the Hall is something we can only speculate on and hope for in the future. It is an open...
Via The Majors Detroit
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Official Video: Watch Tigers SS Jose Iglesias with the flip

Detroit Tigers short stop Jose Iglesias fields Baltimore Oriole Manny Machado's grounder and flips the ball with his glove to nab Caleb Joseph at second base.Bam.Follow us on Twitter for exclusive stories, Subscribe by Email, or Return home for Top sports news.
Via Bob's Blitz
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Report: Detroit Tigers, Yoenis Cespedes expected to pursue reunion in offseason

The Detroit Tigers’ roster didn’t click. For various reasons, the club failed to produce consistent wins. By the time the trade deadline rolled around, it became apparent the Tigers weren’t World Series contenders. Like most critics, Dave Dombrowski didn’t see a team ready to put a hot streak together and opted to give up on the 2015 season and put his efforts towards building...
Via OutsidePitchMLB
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Dombrowski talking like a man returning to the Tigers 2016

It’s still unclear whether or not Tigers team president and general manager Dave Dombrowski will return to the team next season. The Tigers executive is still currently without a contract as time ticks away on the 2015 campaign. However if Friday’s MLB trade deadline and Dombrowski’s subsequent comments are any indication which direction the team will go next season with...
Via The Majors Detroit
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets acquire Yoenis Cespedes from Tigers

The New York Mets couldn’t get a trade done for Carlos Gomez. They didn’t get one done for Jay Bruce. But they DID end up picking up a legitimate power bat in the outfield – Yoenis Cespedes. Source says Cespedes has been dealt to the Mets . — Bruce Levine (@MLBBruceLevine) July 31, 2015   New York did NOT deal Zack Wheeler to the Tigers in the Cespedes deal. They...
Via The Outside Corner
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Tigers, Kinsler still hope to 'shock some people' this season

The Detroit Tigers look the part of sellers, trading away their ace in David Price.Second baseman Ian Kinsler would like to remind you that this season is far from over."We're still 3 1/2 games out of the wild card," Kinsler told MLive. "There's still things to play for. There's people in here who are still trying to establish themselves and the games don't stop. There's still something...
Via Fox Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Soria Moves from Motown to Pittsburgh

Twelve months after being acquired from Texas – and not saving a beleaguered bullpen – Joakim Soria has departed Detroit. The Tigers have traded the 31-year-old right-hander to the Pirates for 23-year-old shortstop prospect JaCoby Jones. Soria did a decent job in Motown, but with his team’s playoff chances waning, the free-agent-to-be was destined to […]
Via Fangraphs
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Latest Trade News: Mets Not Interested In Cespedes

Sources told Andy Martino of the Daily News that the Detroit Tigers reached out to the New York Mets on Wednesday night to try and shop Yoenis Cespedes. According to Martino, the Mets told the Tigers they had no interest. It corroborates a report from Mike Francesca this afternoon who reported the same thing. Not […]
Via Mets Merized Online
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Tigers 'rebooting,' make David Price available in trade

The question about whether or not the Detroit Tigers are buyers or sellers has reportedly been answered – they’re selling. Specifically, they’re “rebooting” and listening on some of their impending free agents, including both David Price and Yoenis Cespedes. Dombrowski confirms: Tigers are “rebooting,” will listen on trades for pending free agents. — Jason Beck...
Via The Outside Corner
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Tigers to sell at deadline, make David Price available

The Detroit Tigers are in a position not many expected from them entering the season: sellers at the trade deadline. After starting off the season well, the Tigers fell in late May and June and now find themselves three games under .500 and 12.5 games out of first place in the AL Central. As a...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers now listening on David Price and Yoenis Cespedes

The Detroit Tigers waited as long as they possibly could to see if the team could make a strong push in the days leading up to the July 31st non-waiver trade deadline. Unfortunately for Detroit, it entered Wednesday three games under .500 and 12.5 games out of first place in the American League Central. This means that the squad is reportedly looking to go into full-scale fire sale...
Via Sportsnaut
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Yoenis Cespedes Having His Best Season, But Tigers Are Not Selling

According to most reports, the Detroit Tigers do not appear as though they will be sellers at the deadline, which means outfielder Yoenis Cespedes will not be dealt. (Jayson Stark, ESPN) That’s too bad as Cespedes was one of the few players MMO has considered to be an ideal fit for the team. And while in the […]
Via Mets Merized Online
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Game 2015.99: Tigers at Devil Rays

Yes, I know they are just the Rays now. But I reject the name change. All the Tiger brass are in Tampa to huddle together and figure out what to do. Hmm, maybe sell, maybe buy, maybe change our names and become captains of some sailing vessel with a really good Jimmy Buffet cover band. The Tigers did obtain a new bullpen arm. Oh wait, it’s Buck Farmer. No, no never mind, Buck is...
Via Tigers Weblog
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers announce changes to the starting rotation

The Detroit Tigers couldn’t continue trotting Shane Greene to the mound. The team hasn’t won a game the right-hander’s started since late May and he hasn’t lasted seven innings in any of his past nine starts. On the season, Greene’s 4-8 with a 6.72 ERA and 1.54 WHIP. He’s become a walking loss and hasn’t shown any signs he’s trending in the right direction. The Tigers...
Via OutsidePitchMLB
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Justin Verlander proposed to Kate Upton multiple times?

Is Justin Verlander moving too fast for Kate Upton? According to a recent story in OK! Magazine, Upton has told the Detroit Tigers pitcher that he needs to pump the brakes with the marriage talk. A source reportedly told the gossip publication that Verlander has proposed to Upton multiple times and that “her resistance is...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
12 days ago  |  Discuss
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