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Grand Rapids Press 3 hours ago
David Price looks forward to full season with Tigers, says contract situation will not be distraction

David Price looks forward to full season with Tigers, says contract situation will not be distraction

Price doesnt expect his situation to become a distraction, even though its becoming increasingly likely that he will head into the regular season without a contract past the 2015 season. LAKELAND, Fla. -- David Price made it pretty clear that his contract situation has not been a distraction this spring. "It's not like we've had a whole lot to talk about," Price said Tuesday afternoon in his normal, easygoing manner. "I don't feel like it's a distraction." Price doesn't expect that to change, even though it's becoming increasingly likely that he will head into...
Grand Rapids Press 17 hours ago
Pirates 7, Tigers 3: David Price rocked for seven runs after retiring first nine batters he faced

Pirates 7, Tigers 3: David Price rocked for seven runs after retiring first nine batters he faced

It was the final Grapefruit League start for Price, whose next appearance will be Monday when he starts on opening day for the Tigers. LAKELAND, Fla. -- David Price was perfect through three innings for the Detroit Tigers. But he was anything but that from that point on. Price surrendered seven runs on eight hits in his final three innings of work Tuesday afternoon in a 7-3 loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates. Bruce Rondon struck out the side in the seventh and Yoenis Cespedes tripled for the Tigers. Detroit added a couple of runs in the ninth. Price dominated...
Grand Rapids Press Mar 26, 2015
Tigers 6, Orioles 4: Miguel Cabrera homers, knocks in three; Victor Martinez hits tiebreaking home run

Tigers 6, Orioles 4: Miguel Cabrera homers, knocks in three; Victor Martinez hits tiebreaking home run

Tigers starter David Price retired the first 10 batters he faced and the last 10 batters he faced, but the Orioles scored three runs on three hits in between those streaks. LAKELAND, Fla. -- Miguel Cabrera is one of the top run producers in all of baseball. On Thursday, he knocked in his first run of the spring. Then he knocked in another one. And then another. Then Victor Martinez knocked in two big runs as well. Cabrera and Martinez hit their first home runs of spring Thursday afternoon as the Detroit Tigers pulled out a 6-4 win over the Baltimore...
Grand Rapids Press Mar 26, 2015
Analysis: Dollars, common sense say it is unlikely Detroit Tigers, David Price will reach deal soon

Analysis: Dollars, common sense say it is unlikely Detroit Tigers, David Price will reach deal soon

Its pretty clear that the Tigers would have to be extremely generous right now to make the kind of offer that would convince Price to bypass free agency. In turn, Price would have to be very generous to accept an offer well below his market value. LAKELAND, Fla. -- Should the Detroit Tigers commit the amount of money it would take to convince David Price to sign an extension now and bypass free agency next offseason? That is a question for another day. It's subjective. The answer depends on a number of issues, many of them unknown. How will Justin Verlander...
Grand Rapids Press Mar 25, 2015
David Price downplays contract talks with Detroit Tigers: 'I wouldn't even call it groundwork'

David Price downplays contract talks with Detroit Tigers: 'I wouldn't even call it groundwork'

Price says his agent and the Tigers have spoken but that there have been no serious talks or numbers exchanged. LAKELAND, Fla. -- The Detroit Tigers and David Price's agent have spoken. But beyond that there is no news regarding a potential contract extension, Price said Wednesday morning. Price met with agent Bo McKinnis on Tuesday night and said that McKinnis and the Tigers have spoken. But he downplayed the discussions and said no numbers have been exchanged. "I wouldn't even call it groundwork," he said. "I wouldn't even say the groundwork is being...
Bless You Boys Mar 23, 2015

The best photos of MLB players and their dogs on National Puppy Day

National Puppy Day. Baseball. The "aww" factor is through the ruff. It's National Puppy Day! That means adorable pictures of puppies and full-sized dogs alike, and adding baseball to that is just awesome. Don't overthink it, just appreciate it. And on that note, the Detroit Tigers finally have a player who is obsessed with his dog. Astro, David Price's dog, is one wonderful dog. Not only does he go pretty much everywhere Price goes, he sounds like he's snoring when he breathes. It's adorable, just trust us with this one. And he's an attention hog, which means he's ridiculously...
MetsBlog Mar 22, 2015

Lucas Duda volunteerd to travel 2 hours to face David Price

Lucas Duda asked to make the two-hour trip to Lakeland on Saturday so he could face left-handed starting pitcher David Price and the Tigers, Terry Collins told reporters Saturday. “He said, ‘If I’m going to face lefties, I might as …
Grand Rapids Press Mar 21, 2015
Tigers 6, Mets 4: J.D. Martinez hits fourth home run as Detroit ends winless streak at eight games

Tigers 6, Mets 4: J.D. Martinez hits fourth home run as Detroit ends winless streak at eight games

Tigers left-hander David Price allowed eight hits, including three doubles, but also struck out seven in 4 1/3 innings of work. LAKELAND, Fla. -- Brad Ausmus didn't see it. Neither did several other Detroit Tigers officials. But J.D. Martinez hit his fourth Grapefruit League home run. Martinez hit a solo home run in the first inning Saturday afternoon as the Tigers broke an eight-game winless streak with a 6-4 win over the New York Mets. Tigers left-hander David Price struck out seven but also got roughed up a bit in his start. While the early portion of the...
Bless You Boys Mar 21, 2015

Detroit Tigers, David Price 'quietly' negotiating a long-term contract

Price will be a free agent after the 2015 season and should command a contract similar to the one Max Scherzer left the Tigers for this winter. Detroit Tigers general manager Dave Dombrowski said Saturday the team is in negotiations with David Price about a long-term contract, but that he "wants to keep negotiations quiet" and hopes that Price "will be a Tiger for a long time." Those quotes came during an appearance on Jim Bowden's show on XM Radio. Price is the top pitcher in what looks to be a loaded group of free agent starters next offseason, and will likely command a contract in the...
Bless You Boys Mar 21, 2015

10 reasons why starting David Price on Opening Day is the right move for the Tigers

Brad Ausmus chose David Price over Justin Verlander to start on Opening Day, and he make the right call. There are plenty of good reasons that David Price was the right choice to start for the Tigers on Opening Day. These are my top ten. Every win counts. The Tigers won the division last year by one game, and they have a better chance of winning the opener with Price on the mound. The schedule could shake out that the opening day starter is also the starter on the last day of the season, an intra-division game against the White Sox. That game could be for first place. This sets Price up as...
Grand Rapids Press Mar 20, 2015
Rotation set for first week of season; Alfredo Simon to pitch against Indians in their home opener

Rotation set for first week of season; Alfredo Simon to pitch against Indians in their home opener

The Tigers will send David Price, Justin Verlander and Anibal Sanchez to the mound in their season-opening series against the Minnesota Twins. LAKELAND, Fla. -- Brad Ausmus announced Friday morning that David Price will start on opening day for the Detroit Tigers. On Friday afternoon, he said how the rest of his rotation would stack up for the first week or so of the season. After opening day at Comerica Park, the Tigers will participate in two more home openers with Alfredo Simon and Justin Verlander taking the mound in those games at Cleveland and...
Grand Rapids Press Mar 20, 2015

Watch David Price discuss being chosen to pitch on opening day

David Price said he was very surprised to be named the opening day starter for the Detroit Tigers this season.
Bless You Boys Mar 20, 2015

David Price named Detroit Tigers Opening Day starter

Tigers manager Brad Ausmus made a surprising move Friday morning, naming David Price the Opening Day starter over Justin Verlander. Friday morning Detroit Tigers manager Brad Ausmus announced that left-handed pitcher David Price will get the nod for Opening Day. Justin Verlander's streak of consecutive Opening Day starts is over. This will be the fourth Opening Day start of Price's career, the other three coming as a member of the Tampa Bay Rays. Ausmus made the right call in naming Price the starter. Verlander was at seven straight seasons and he would've needed another four just to tie...
Grand Rapids Press Mar 20, 2015
Detroit Tigers' Brad Ausmus on choosing David Price for opening day: 'It was not an easy decision'

Detroit Tigers' Brad Ausmus on choosing David Price for opening day: 'It was not an easy decision'

When asked questions about the decision, Ausmus wouldnt get into giving weight to each individual factor. But he did discuss the decision a bit. Here is what he had to say. LAKELAND, Fla. -- Brad Ausmus said he considered every possible factor he could before choosing David Price over Justin Verlander to start opening day. When asked questions about the decision, Ausmus wouldn't get into giving weight to each individual factor. But he did discuss the decision a bit. Here is what he had to say: On choosing Price this season but not Max Scherzer last...
Grand Rapids Press Mar 20, 2015
Analysis: 3 reasons why Brad Ausmus was right to name David Price his opening day starter

Analysis: 3 reasons why Brad Ausmus was right to name David Price his opening day starter

Justin Verlander wont take it lightly if Brad Ausmus hands the ball to Price on April 6. Numbers say thats what Ausmus should do. Reality, well, that says he has a very difficult decision on his hands. A tougher one than most managers will face when deciding who pitches on opening day. David Price will start on opening day for the Detroit Tigers. Tigers manager Brad Ausmus made the announcement at the end of his morning media session Friday morning. He made the right choice. Which pitcher starts on opening day is often more symbolic than strategic. With 162...

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