TIGERS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Tigers like chances for 5th straight win with Verlander

Seeking their fifth consecutive victory, the Tigers will look to secure the first series of their nine-game homestand when they continue against the Astros on Saturday night at Comerica Park.
Via Tigers.com
1 hour ago

Jones, Robertson celebrate '06 run in Detroit

It has been 10 years since the Tigers' resurgent 2006 season ended with a World Series loss against the Cardinals. And while most Tigers fans remember that season fondly, coming up short still weighs on the mind of former closer Todd Jones.
Via Tigers.com
1 hour ago

Collins, Upton hit 3-run homers as Tigers beat Astros 14-6

DETROIT (AP) Tyler Collins and Justin Upton each hit a three-run homer to lead the Detroit Tigers to their fourth straight win, beating the Houston Astros 14-6 Friday night. James McCann added a solo shot in the eighth and Cameron Maybin had three hits and scored three times for the Tigers, who were coming off a three-game sweep at Fenway Park and moved a half-game behind Houston...
Via Associated Press
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Streaking Tigers pounce early, pile on Astros

The Tigers welcomed the Astros to Comerica Park by putting up Minute Maid Park-type numbers, crushing Houston pitching for nine runs on 11 hits through the first two innings en route to a 14-6 win Friday night.
Via Tigers.com
2 hours ago

Tigers' Martinez, Gonzalez share a tender moment at first base

Just because the Detroit Tigers and the Houston Astros are playing against each other doesn't mean there has to be any love lost between its players.As evidenced by this tender moment shared between first basemen Victor Martinez and Marwin Gonzalez.The Tigers' Martinez hit a long single at the bottom of the first inning Friday at Comerica Park in Detroit, landing him at first â€...
Via FOX Sports
2 hours ago

Tigers sign left-hander Cesar Ramos to minor-league contract

Still looking for ways to bolster its bullpen, the Detroit Tigers have agreed to a minor-league contract with relief pitcher Cesar Ramos. The Tigers today announced that they have agreed to terms with LHP Cesar Ramos on a minor league contract. — Tigers PR (@DetroitTigersPR) July 29, 2016 The lefty last pitched for the Texas […] The post Tigers sign left-hander Cesar Ramos to...
Via Today's Knuckleball
8 hours ago

MLB.com ranks Tigers RHP Matt Manning as No. 81 prospect in baseball

The Tigers once again have a foothold in MLB.com's top 100 prospects. While the Detroit Tigers finished in last place in 2015, they received several consolation prizes at the trade deadline, including near-major league ready prospects Matt Boyd, Daniel Norris, JaCoby Jones, and some guy named Micheal Fulmer. Two months later, their 74-87 record "awarded" them the ninth overall pick...
Via Bless You Boys
11 hours ago

MLB trade rumors: Tigers, A's could be ideal trade partners

With the trade deadline approaching, there is a lot of speculation of big name players on the move. But a few lesser known players from a surefire seller might pay high dividends for the Tigers. As the trade deadline approaches, people keep wondering whether the Detroit Tigers should be buyers or sellers. Like Craig Edwards at FanGraphs, I believe that the Tigers cannot afford to...
Via Bless You Boys
14 hours ago

Tigers’ Daniel Norris pitches into seventh inning during third rehab start

Scores, news, and notes from the Detroit Tigers’ farm system on Thursday, July 28, 2016. Erie SeaWolves 5, Reading Fightin Phils 3 (box) Daniel Norris made his third rehab appearance, throwing 92 pitches and recording the win. He tallied seven strikeouts in 6 2/3 innings, allowing three runs and five hits along with two homers. The offense was able to pick him up, scoring two...
Via Bless You Boys
1 day ago

VIDEO: James McCann hits HR over Fenway's Green Monster

The solo home run was McCann's sixth of the year and the difference in the Tigers' 4-3 win.
Via WholeHogSports
2 days ago

Cabrera's HR bounces right for Tigers in 4-3 win over Boston

BOSTON (AP) Miguel Cabrera hit a tiebreaking home run in the ninth inning that bounced off the top of the wall and into Boston's bullpen, lifting the Detroit Tigers to a 4-3 victory over the Red Sox on Wednesday for a three-game series sweep. Boston's the last major league team to be swept in a series of any length this season. James McCann also hit a solo homer, and Victor Martinez...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Tigers play high stakes game of Rock, Paper, Scissors

Want to play a game of Rock, Paper, Scissors in the Detroit Tigers clubhouse? Be prepared for consequences if you lose. Tigers starter Justin Verlander posted videos on Instagram which show Jose Iglesias and Ian Kinsler playing a simple game of Rock, Paper, Scissors. However, when Iglesias lost, he was hit in the head with an empty water cooler by Kinsler. Taking...
Via The Comeback
2 days ago  |  Discuss

You don't want to lose the Detroit Tigers' version of Rock, Paper, Scissors

Video emerged from the Detroit Tigers clubhouse (presumably in Fenway Park, where the Tigers play Wednesday) of Jose Iglesias and Ian Kinsler playing a ruthless version of Rock, Paper, Scissors, which ends when the loser gets bopped over the head with an empty water cooler jug. The whole team exploded in laughter when Kinsler prevailed. You probably shouldn't try this at the officeÂ...
Via FOX Sports
2 days ago

Tigers RHP Drew VerHagen out for season with thoracic outlet syndrome

The Detroit Tigers are still searching for answers in their bullpen, but they won’t get any from right-hander Drew VerHagen this season. The 25-year-old will have season-ending thoracic outlet surgery, according to George Sipple of the Detroit Free Press. Drew VerHagen will have season-ending thoracic outlet surgery in early august. He was shut down last week. […] The post Tigers...
Via Today's Knuckleball
2 days ago

Hall of Fame Index: Miguel Cabrera

As we move through the diamond (in reverse) we come to find some commonalities between players that should not have been put in the Hall of Fame. The Hall of Fame Index is similar to other systems in that it attempts to distill the effects of time and place. One of the pitfalls of looking at traditional numbers is that many of them are what could be referred to as opportunity statistics...
Via The Fantasy Fix
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers: Deadline help could come from within

At the completion of Monday night’s games across baseball, the Detroit Tigers sat 5 1/2 games behind the division leading Cleveland Indians and 4 games back in the American League Wild Card chase. This status in the standings leaves the Tigers in a tricky predicament. They aren’t bad enough to be sellers like the Yankees or Padres, but they also don’t have the ability to make...
Via isportsweb.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Justin Upton: Tigers still feel we can win division

The Detroit Tigers are one of a handful of teams who need to decide before the Aug. 1 trade deadline if they want to be buyers or sellers. If Justin Upton was in charge, the decision would be a no-brainer. The Tigers lost five of seven games heading into the All-Star break, but they have won three of four on the other side. They remain 5.5 games behind the Cleveland Indians in the...
Via Larry Brown Sports
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers: Checking in on the Pitching Rotations

Relief pitching is still a major issue within the Detroit Tigers organization.  The starting pitching rotation has shown improvement since I last wrote about their woes, but the disabled list has taken Jordan Zimmermann (neck strain) and Daniel Norris (right oblique strain). The starting unit has consisted of Justin Verlander, Michael Fulmer, Jordan Zimmermann, Mike Pelfrey, Anibal...
Via isportsweb.com
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers trade rumors: Rich Hill edition

There is no doubt the Tigers need starting pitching at the trade deadline, but there just isn’t a lot of options. Drew Pomeranz was just dealt to the Boston Red Sox and that was a guy the Tigers could have went after, so now the Tigers are left with few options. Anibal Sanchez and Mike Pelfrey just haven’t lived up to expectations this season and they have really hurt the Tigers’...
Via isportsweb.com
13 days ago  |  Discuss

James McCann: A Tigers Catcher on his Craft

James McCann remains a work in progress, but he’s established himself as more than Detroit’s catcher of the future. The 26-year-old University of Arkansas product is entrenched as the Tigers’ primary backstop, having earned the lion’s share of playing time thanks to solid defense and strong leadership skills. The one thing McCann hasn’t been providing is offense. The second...
Via Fangraphs
15 days ago  |  Discuss
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