Are the Detroit Tigers in panic mode?

It has been an eventful week for the Detroit Tigers. There has been lots of news, and virtually none of it has been good. Gone to injury are Andy Dirks, Jose Iglesias, and Bruce Rondon. The Tigers have now traded for shortstop help twice in  little more than a few days and the latest of […]
Via Detroit Sports 360
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers trade for shortstop, Bruce Rondon out for season

Just one day after the Detroit Tigers confirmed that Jose Iglesias’ injury will keep him out for 4-6 months, Dave Dombrowski made a trade with the Los Angeles Angels for shortstop Andrew Romine. The 28-year old comes off a season in which he hit .258 in a career-high 123 plate appearances in the big leagues. Romine, who was ranked by Baseball America as the best defensive infielder...
25 days ago  |  1 Comment

With Rondon out, Chamberlain will be Tigers' setup man

Bruce Rondon will soon undergo Tommy John surgery and won't come back to the bullpen until next season. It might even be two years before Rondon returns to his full fire-balling form, and that leaves a hole at the back end of the bullpen for the Detroit Tigers. It's not a gaping hole, however. Signing Joba Chamberlain -- a proven, late-inning reliever in his seven seasons...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Tigers reliever Bruce Rondon needs Tommy John surgery

Add Tigers reliever Bruce Rondon to the growing pile of pitchers suffering significant arm injuries this spring.’s Chris Iott reported via Twitter that the right-hander needs Tommy John surgery and will miss the 2014 season. Rondon complained about pain in his elbow on Monday. Detroit was already reeling from the news that shortstop Jose Iglesias had sustained stress...
Via The Outside Corner
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Breaking: Tigers' Bruce Rondon headed for Tommy John surgery

There is not much word out yet, but two Tigers beat writers have announced that Detroit Tigers reliever Bruce Rondon will need Tommy John surgery. Tom Gage of the Detroit News sent out a very brief tweet just after 12:00 noon on Friday. Michigan Live's ( Chris Lott also announced the news.#Tigers Rondon - Tommy John— Tom Gage (@Tom_Gage) March 21, 2014Bruce Rondon...
Via Sports Injury Alert
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Tigers' Rondon to have Tommy John surgery

Bruce Rondon's bumpy ride to the Detroit Tigers' bullpen hit a major sinkhole on Friday, when the Tigers announced he will undergo Tommy John surgery. "It came up suddenly," Tigers GM Dave Dombrowski told the media in Florida. "He brought it up Monday." Now the Tigers have to fill a hole on the back end of their bullpen, in addition their problems at shortstop...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Tigers' Rondon turns down heat to become complete pitcher

TAMPA, Fla. -- Bruce Rondon throws a 103 mph fastball, and when he burst onto the scene in spring training last year, that fireball gave him a Bunyanesque quality. All that was missing from Detroit Tigers practices and games was a circus barker: "Step right up and see the pitcher with an unbelievable 103 mph heater!" Rondon was given a chance to become the closer last season...
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March 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers: three ‘x-factors’ for 2014

In baseball, most teams enter the season with known quantities, unproven youngsters, and some guys who need to step up, and the Detroit Tigers are no different. Detroit’s mix of lethal starting pitching and legitimate star power on offense is a given, and should be enough to put them in the pennant chase. But if a few key players are able to step and produce above their recent...
February 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Building the 2014 Detroit Tigers – bullpen edition

One thing became abundantly clear as the Detroit Tigers failed in their quest for a World Series championship in 2013 – their bullpen must get better. In part 1 of ‘Building the 2014 Detroit Tigers’ I focused on the infield, and then in part 2 analyzed the outfield, and now we turn our attention to the pen. The list of relievers that failed the Tigers a season ago consists...
November 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers trade rumors: Glen Perkins edition

What does Detroit Tigers reliever Phil Coke make you think of every time he takes the mound and coughs up run after run? I know what I think of: Glen Perkins. Perkins is the fireballing left-handed closer for the Minnesota Twins. To me, Perkins represents the ideal solution to the Tigers’ bullpen issues. So far in 2013 Perkins has posted 21 saves in 23 chances with a 1.82 ERA,...
July 18, 2013  |  1 Comment

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