Tigers nurturing young analytics department

While the Tigers look to pare down their payroll this offseason, their analytics department is quietly growing -- and growing up.
Via Tigers.com
4 hours ago

Detroit Tigers offseason rumors: should they stand pat, or sell?

I’ll save you the punchline. The Detroit Tigers should sell. Call it a fire sale if you want, or just smart management, but it’s time. For all of the huge contracts they’ve handed out, the stream of All-Stars perpetually dotting the roster, and the comfort that comes in knowing that they’ll usually compete at a high level, this method of spending in an attempt to win a championship...
Via isportsweb.com
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

What the Detroit Tigers should demand for Miguel Cabrera

Unlike my piece on an ideal J.D. Martinez trade, I’m not going to be levelheaded or even realistic when it comes to the possibility of dealing Miguel Cabrera. I’m going to demand elite young players and prospects that would likely make other big league teams balk. I don’t care. If the Detroit Tigers are interested in cutting salary in this drastic of a fashion there will be...
Via The Majors Detroit
1 day ago

Detroit Tigers player profile: Justin Verlander

The Detroit Tigers are without a doubt a veteran-led team. While general manager Al Avila has plans to send the team in a “younger direction”, the Tigers remain a veteran heavy ball club. For Detroit, the veteran that is most important to the team without a doubt has been Justin Verlander. Emerging into the big leagues as a rookie in 2006, Verlander and his 100 mph plus fastball...
Via isportsweb.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Fulmer named Sporting News AL Rookie of Year

Tigers right-hander Michael Fulmer has been named Sporting News' American League Rookie of the Year. The 23-year-old was 11-7 with a 3.06 ERA in 26 starts, fanning 132 batters in 159 innings.
Via Tigers.com
2 days ago

The Tigers tried to deal Justin Upton last season

The Tigers apparently tried a small fire sale during the season last year centered on outfielder Justin Upton. In the same article that speculates the team fielding offers for Miguel Cabrera, Justin Verlander and Ian Kinsler, ESPN’s Buster Olney reports the team was actually shopping Upton but to no avail. However despite not being successful in their attempts during the 2016...
Via The Majors Detroit
4 days ago

Tigers’ Anibal Sanchez struggled with runners on base in 2016

Sanchez’s location fell apart when he pitched from the stretch this season. Anibal Sanchez had one of the most enigmatic seasons in recent history. For large stretches of the games he pitched in, Sanchez had the ability to look highly competent — even dominant at times. Yet, the end result was almost uniformly the same: Sanchez gave up a few runs (or more), and the Tigers took...
Via Bless You Boys
4 days ago

Tigers hire Lloyd McClendon, Leon Durham as hitting coaches

DETROIT (AP) The Detroit Tigers hired Lloyd McClendon as hitting coach and Leon Durham as assistant hitting coach Friday. McClendon is returning for his second stint with the Tigers after serving as bullpen coach in 2006 and hitting coach in 2007-13 before managing the Seattle Mariners for two seasons. He managed the Tigers' Triple-A affiliate in Toledo this season, guiding the...
Via Associated Press
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Tigers Hire Lloyd McClendon As Hitting Coach

Former Mariners and Pirates skipper Lloyd McClendon will serve next year as the Tigers’ hitting coach, per a team announcement. He’ll take over for Wally Joyner, who is said to be departing to pursue other opportunities, per Evan Woodberry of MLive.com (via Twitter). The 57-year-old McClendon ran up a 336-446 record during his initial run as a manager with Pittsburgh. After a...
Via MLB Trade Rumors
5 days ago

Tigers name Lloyd McClendon new hitting coach, Leon Durham assistant

The Detroit Tigers named Lloyd McClendon their new hitting coach, with Leon Durham expected to fill the role of assistant hitting coach underneath him. From a statement released on Friday, McClendon said, “I appreciate the opportunity to be back with the major league staff in Detroit. I am grateful to Al [Avila, Tigers general manager] and Brad [Ausmus, Tigers manager] for having...
Via Today's Knuckleball
5 days ago

Tigers name Lloyd McLendon hitting coach, ‘Bull’ Durham his assistant

Tigers stay in house to fill coaching vacancies The Detroit Tigers have announced that former major league manager and former Tigers hitting coach Lloyd McLendon will again be their hitting coach for the 2017 season. McLendon was the manager for the club’s Triple-A affiliate, the Toledo Mud Hens, in 2016. He previously managed the Pittsburgh Pirates and the Seattle Mariners. Detroit’s...
Via Bless You Boys
5 days ago

Tigers hire McClendon as hitting coach

Tigers hire Lloyd McClendon as hitting coach
Via Tigers.com
5 days ago

Tigers’ J.D. Martinez is likely on the trade block this offseason

The slugging right fielder is not likely to receive a contract extension this offseason, and could be on the move. At his end-of-season press conference on Tuesday, Detroit Tigers general manager Al Avila announced that “changes are coming” to the club before the 2017 season, and said that the team is looking to get younger and reduce payroll. Outfielder J.D. Martinez is set...
Via Bless You Boys
5 days ago

Job Postings: Detroit Tigers Baseball Analytics Manager, Data Architect and Intern

To be clear, there are three postings here. Position: Detroit Tigers Manager, Baseball Analytics Location: DetroitDescription: The Detroit Tigers are currently seeking a full-time Manager of Baseball Analytics. This role will be responsible for managing analytics and research within Baseball Operations. Reports to the Sr. Director, Baseball Analytics and Operations. Responsibilities...
Via Fangraphs
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Three players the Detroit Tigers could trade this offseason

The Detroit Tigers didn’t live up to their hype this season as they finished with an 86-75 record, missing the postseason for a second straight season. The team isn’t getting younger with all of the veterans they have, so the Tigers might have to make some deals in the offseason to get younger. Detroit has three or four guys they could potentially trade. One of those guys is...
Via isportsweb.com
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Justin Verlander issues apology for ‘All Lives Matter’ tweet

Justin Verlander has apologized for a tweet in which he claims to have unwittingly stepped into a controversial political quagmire. The Detroit Tigers pitcher took to Twitter to make note of how the members of the TBS studio crew sang “O Canada” following the Toronto Blue Jays’ series-clinching Game 3 victory over the Texas Rangers. They're singing 'O Canada' on TBS pic...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Wally Joyner won't return as Tigers hitting coach

DETROIT (AP) -- Tigers hitting coach Wally Joyner is not returning in 2017. The Tigers say Joyner is leaving to pursue other opportunities in baseball, and that assistant hitting coach David Newhan's status for next year will be determined once Detroit has hired a new hitting coach. Bullpen coach Mick Billmeyer, third base coach Dave Clark, pitching coach Rich Dubee, bench coach...
Via Associated Press
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Tigers pick up club option on manager Brad Ausmus

Despite a second consecutive failure to qualify for the postseason, the Detroit Tigers will not be making a managerial change. The Tigers announced on Wednesday that they have exercised the 2017 club option on manager Brad Ausmus’ contract. Ausmus was hired in November 2013 after Jim Leyland’s retirement and has steered the club to a 250-234 (.517) record in his three seasons...
Via Larry Brown Sports
21 days ago  |  Discuss

End of season post-mortem: 2016 Detroit Tigers

Playing in a division that was predicted to be all Indians and Royals prior to the season and was ordained the White Sox in May, the Tigers postseason hopes lasted until the final day of the season while Chicago and Kansas City faded much earlier. Even so, the Tigers have to be concerned that their window for a World Series title may be passing by. After four straight playoff appearances...
Via The Comeback
23 days ago  |  Discuss

DPD: Sanchez, Verlander, and Playoff Implications

This is it! We’ve made it to the final full day of the MLB regular season. We’ve got a pretty solid pitching slate in store for you as well, including a fun duel with playoff implications up top. Check ’em out! Aaron Sanchez (TOR) versus LHP David Price (BOS) 3:05 p.m. ET, TBS There may have been some (note: just a little) question about how Sanchez had pitched in the second...
Via The Sports Post
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Daniel Norris, Justin Verlander, and the Tiger Slider

Don’t ask Justin Verlander if his new harder slider is a cutter, apparently. “Verlander is steadfast on this — he’s not throwing a cutter. It’s a slider,” is how Chris McCosky characterized the ace’s opinion on the changing pitch. The difference between a cutter and a slider is difficult to really nail down — and is most easily represented as existing on a spectrum...
Via Fangraphs
27 days ago  |  Discuss

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