TIGERS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Red-hot Miguel Cabrera still has plenty left in the tank

When Miguel Cabrera is having a fairly quiet stretch at the plate, it means nightmares for opposing managers and pitchers. When he’s hot, they don’t sleep at all. Tuesday, Cabrera went 3-for-3 with two homers and a double as the Detroit Tigers won for the seventh time in eight games, beating the Philadelphia Phillies, 5-4. In the eight-game stretch, Cabrera is hitting .533/...
Via Today's Knuckleball
49 minutes ago

Tigers prospect Christin Stewart hits 14th homer in Flying Tigers win

Scores, news, and notes from the Detroit Tigers' farm system on Monday, May 23, 2016. Erie SeaWolves 8, Reading Fightin' Phils 3 (box) Connor Harrell hit two home runs, including a sixth-inning grand slam, to lead the SeaWolves to a big victory over Reading. JaCoby Jones also homered for Erie, his first of the season since returning from a 50-game suspension. The SeaWolves racked...
Via Bless You Boys
3 hours ago

Tigers’ Miguel Cabrera is far from washed up

Cabrera is on a wicked tear and opposing pitchers should be terrified. DETROIT -- The Miguel Cabrera that fans have seen for the last three years was a hitter to be feared. And he wasn't even healthy. Who he is now should be downright terrifying to opposing pitchers. Not since he won the Triple Crown in 2012 has Cabrera looked as powerful as he does right now. Cabrera is on some...
Via Bless You Boys
10 hours ago

Verlander looks to ride momentum against Phillies

After picking up his 2,000th career strikeout last week, Justin Verlander (3-4, 4.58 ERA) will try to win back-to-back starts for the first time this season Tuesday night against the Phillies.
Via Tigers.com
12 hours ago

Tigers' Zimmermann expected to miss at least one start

DETROIT (AP) -- Jordan Zimmermann is expected to miss at least one start for Detroit, but Tigers manager Brad Ausmus says he's more optimistic now than he was Sunday, when the right-hander left his start in the sixth inning with a right groin strain. Ausmus said Monday that Zimmermann has a Grade 1 strain, which is the lowest level. He said it would be a stretch for Zimmermann to...
Via Associated Press
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Miggy, Maybin named AL Players of Week

Detroit's Miguel Cabrera and Cameron Maybin have been named American League Co-Players of the Week after leading the Tigers to a 5-1 record last week.
Via Tigers.com
19 hours ago

Tigers beat Rays 9-4 but Zimmermann, Cabrera hurt

DETROIT (AP) Miguel Cabrera and Victor Martinez homered, and the Detroit Tigers beat the Tampa Bay Rays 9-4 on Sunday despite losing starter Jordan Zimmermann to a strained groin in the sixth inning. Detroit has won six of seven, but Zimmermann's injury is a concern. He has been the team's best pitcher after signing with the Tigers in the offseason. Zimmermann (7-2) allowed two...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Maybin This Time Will Be Different

Cameron Maybin was 3-for-4 Friday night with his fourth stolen base in four games. Did someone say SAGNOF? Since his return from the disabled list last Monday, Killa Cam has hit safely in all four games he's played, going 8-for-13 (.615 AVG), with 3 runs, an RBI, and oh, did I mention he's stolen four bases?! Because that's why I'm writing this lede about Cameron Maybin and not...
Via Razzball
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers: Moya and Maybin rejuvenate the outfield

The Detroit Tigers are currently 19-22 and fourth in the AL Central Division. The Tigers’ bats haven’t been what they should be this year and the outfield hasn’t helped. Justin Upton, J.D. Martinez, Anthony Gose, and Tyler Collins just haven’t gotten it done, but two newcomers to the roster have helped the Tigers win four of their past five games. Steven Moya and Cameron...
Via isportsweb.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Ian Kinsler is Turning Back the Clock

Usually, we expect players to follow a more or less expected curve of decline when they hit their 30s. Obviously everyone is different, but baseball is a young man’s game, and father time comes for us all. Research by Jeff Zimmerman in 2013 showed that hitters don’t even tend to peak nowadays: on average, they perform at a plateau upon reaching the majors, then they decline...
Via Fangraphs
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Justin Verlander predicted his own recent dominance

Leon Halip/Getty Images Justin Verlander has never not sounded confident in his abilities.  The confidence has beamed in 2011 and ’12 when he was the best pitcher on the planet and in 2014, ’15 and most of the young 2016 when he looked like Joe Schmo. Two and a half weeks ago, Verlander tweeted such confidence:   At the time, he had just gotten shellacked by the Cleveland...
Via It's Always Sunny in Detroit
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Justin Verlander and Kate Upton visited penguins at Detroit Zoo Thursday

Justin Verlander and fiancee Kate Upton spent the Tigers’ off day Thursday at the Detroit Zoo at the Polk Penguin Conservation Center. The 33,000-square-foot facility is a 326,000-gallon, 25-foot-deep aquatic area where visitors can watch as more than 80 penguins of four species explore their habitat. It’s the largest penguin facility on Earth. Instagram/@justinverlander  ...
Via It's Always Sunny in Detroit
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Brad Ausmus auctions off the hoodie from his dramatic ejection

Detroit Tigers manager Brad Ausmus put on a show while getting tossed from a game earlier this week against the lowly Minnesota Twins. Now he and the Tigers are looking to create a positive spin on an otherwise lamentable moment for the Tigers manager. While arguing in demonstrative fashion with home plate umpire Doug Eddings on Monday night, Ausmus ripped off his hoodie and placed...
Via The Comeback
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Watch Ian Kinsler told the baseball to get out of here

Instagram Ian Kinsler and J.D. Martinez both hit home runs during the Tigers’ seven-run seventh inning Tuesday.  Kinsler watched J.D. Mart’s jack from the bench and told the ball precisely where to go. You don’t need an advanced degree in lip reading to know that he told the ball to leave the yard. A video posted by Always Sunny (@itsalwayssunnyindetroit) on May...
Via It's Always Sunny in Detroit
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Brad Ausmus goes nuts, takes off jersey

Detroit Tigers manager Brad Ausmus watched his team give up seven unanswered runs after jumping out to a 8-0 lead in Monday night’s game against the Twins, and his frustration boiled over when Nick Castellanos was punched out in the fourth inning on a borderline strike call. Ausmus went off on Doug Eddings—an umpire who is known for having a pitcher-friendly strike zone...
Via The Sports Daily
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Nick Castellanos’ Launch-Angle Improvements

If you look at Nick Castellanos‘ traditional statistics, you obviously will notice that something is different. His OPS is over 1.000 after messing around in the 700 level before. This was the kind of improvement we were hoping for! The wait is over! If you look at the next level, things begin to muddy. Over 40% of the third baseman’s balls in play have fallen for hits, compared...
Via Fangraphs
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers: Warwick Saupold could aid the ‘pen

On Friday the Detroit Tigers announced that they had called up a pitching prospect that most fans were not familiar with. This was not Buck Farmer or Bruce Rondon or Matt Boyd, pitchers who Tigers fans have seen before, but rather it was a right hander from Australia named Warwick Saupold who got the call. Left hander Daniel Norris was sent back down to Toledo to make room on the...
Via isportsweb.com
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Every punch-out pitch from Max Scherzer’s record-tying 20 Ks (vids)

Max Scherzer wrote his name in Major League Baseball’s record books by striking out 20 batters in the Washington Nationals’ 3-2 win over the pitcher’s former team, the Detroit Tigers. Scherzer joins some pretty heady company as the only other pitchers to strike out 20 batters in a game are Roger Clemens and Kerry Wood. “That’s some serious company. It won’t sink in...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
12 days ago  |  Discuss
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