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Detroit Tigers News: Managers new and old

Detroit Tigers News: Managers new and old

While the Tigers search for a new manager, Brad Ausmus interviews elsewhere While most fans are locked into the championship series going on in Chicago and New York, manager-less teams are in the middle of crucial interviews that will shape their franchises for years to come. The Detroit Tigers are still one of those teams. Tuesday saw the return of Ron Gardenhire to Detroit, a place that he traveled to numerous times during his days with the Minnesota Twins. There are few moderate opinions on Gardenhire as a possible hire, which is a bit surprising considering he is a manager who has had...

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Grand Rapids Press Oct 18, 2017

8 questions the Tigers must answer this offseason

Heres a look at whats ahead for the rebuilding Tigers over the next four months.
Grand Rapids Press Oct 17, 2017
Former Twins manager Ron Gardenhire interviews with Tigers

Former Twins manager Ron Gardenhire interviews with Tigers

Gardenhire, who turns 60 next week, went 1,068-1,039 as manager of the Twins from 2002-2014.   DETROIT -- The Detroit Tigers interviewed former Minnesota Twins manager Ron Gardenhire on Tuesday.  USA Today, which first reported the news, said Gardenhire would interview with the Boston Red Sox on Wednesday. Houston Astros bench coach Alex Cora is thought to be the leading candidate for the Red Sox job, although former Tigers manager Brad Ausmus has also interviewed there.  Gardenhire, who turns 60 next week, went 1,068-1,039 as manager of the Twins from...
Grand Rapids Press Oct 17, 2017
Miguel Cabrera set for deposition in paternity case on Thursday

Miguel Cabrera set for deposition in paternity case on Thursday

The interview could be hostile if the tenor of recent court filings is any indication. DETROIT -- Two months after he was sued for allegedly failing to support two children fathered outside of his marriage, Miguel Cabrera will soon have an opportunity to give his side of the story. The Detroit Tigers star is scheduled to give sworn testimony in a deposition to attorneys in Orlando on Thursday morning, according to documents filed in court.  The interview could be hostile if the tenor of recent court filings is any indication. Attorneys for Belkis Mariela...
Grand Rapids Press Oct 16, 2017
Ex-Tigers manager Brad Ausmus interviews with Red Sox, reports say

Ex-Tigers manager Brad Ausmus interviews with Red Sox, reports say

Ausmus has pulled his name out of consideration for the New York Mets job, according to FanRag Sports. DETROIT -- Former Detroit Tigers manager Brad Ausmus interviewed Monday for the same job with the Boston Red Sox, according to the Herald and other outlets. Ausmus has pulled his name out of consideration for the New York Mets job, according to FanRag Sports.  If Ausmus gets the job in Boston, it would be a reunion with general manager Dave Dombrowski, who hired him in Detroit four years ago. The Tigers are one of four teams searching for a manager, so...
Grand Rapids Press Oct 15, 2017
Justin Verlander still dominating: After 13 Ks, he's 8-0 since joining Astros

Justin Verlander still dominating: After 13 Ks, he's 8-0 since joining Astros

Verlander struck out 13 and allowed just one run in nine innings Saturday, as the Astros beat the New York Yankees 2-1 to take a 2-0 lead in the American League Championship Series. If Justin Verlander had rejected a trade to the Houston Astros in the waning hours of Aug. 31, he would have endured a miserable September with the Detroit Tigers and be sitting at home right now, watching the playoffs on television. Instead, the longtime Tigers ace is in the thick of the most dominating stretch of his career and on the verge of a leading his new team to a World...
Washington Times Oct 14, 2017

Detroit Tigers' Cabrera hit with child-support lawsuit

DETROIT (AP) - Detroit Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera has been sued by a Florida woman who alleges he isn't paying enough to support two children he fathered with her. The Detroit News reports the legal fight could cost the two-time American League MVP up to $100,000 a month. ...
Grand Rapids Press Oct 14, 2017
2017 MLB playoffs: Justin Wilson removed from Cubs' playoff roster

2017 MLB playoffs: Justin Wilson removed from Cubs' playoff roster

Wilson struggled after being dealt to Chicago on July 31. He had a 5.09 ERA in 23 appearances, walking 19 in 17 2/3 innings. Former Detroit Tigers reliever Justin Wilson, who pitched only once for the Chicago Cubs in the first round of the playoffs, was removed from the team's National League Championship Series roster. The Cubs play Game 1 against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Saturday night. Wilson struggled after being dealt to Chicago on July 31. He had a 5.09 ERA in 23 appearances, walking 19 in 17 2/3 innings.  The Tigers sent Wilson and catcher Alex Avila...
Grand Rapids Press Oct 14, 2017
Tigers send player to Astros to complete Justin Verlander trade

Tigers send player to Astros to complete Justin Verlander trade

Juan Ramirez is the player to be named later in the blockbuster deal that was completed just minutes before the Aug. 31 deadline. DETROIT -- The Detroit Tigers have sent 18-year-old outfielder Juan Ramirez to the Houston Astros to complete the Justin Verlander trade. Ramirez is the player to be named later in the blockbuster deal that was completed just minutes before the Aug. 31 deadline. The Tigers received right-handed pitcher Franklin Perez, outfielder Daz Cameron and catcher Jake Rogers from the Astros.  Ramirez is a left-handed hitter who signed with...
Grand Rapids Press Oct 13, 2017
2017 MLB playoffs: Max Scherzer suffers miserable inning as Cubs advance

2017 MLB playoffs: Max Scherzer suffers miserable inning as Cubs advance

The Cubs advance to play the Los Angeles Dodgers in the National League Championship Series on Saturday. Former Detroit Tigers pitcher Max Scherzer gave up four runs in a bizarre fifth inning Thursday night as the Chicago Cubs rallied to beat the Washington Nationals 9-8. The Cubs advance to play the Los Angeles Dodgers in the National League Championship Series on Saturday. Scherzer, the Nationals' ace and one of the top pitchers in baseball, entered with a one-run lead. But after he retired the first two batter, the fifth inning turned into a nightmare, with...
Grand Rapids Press Oct 13, 2017

Grading the 2017 Tigers: A pitching staff that went to pieces

All that was left in September of the rotation that the Tigers envisioned in the spring was Matthew Boyd.
Grand Rapids Press Oct 12, 2017
Justin Verlander will face Yankees, not Indians, after ALDS upset

Justin Verlander will face Yankees, not Indians, after ALDS upset

Verlander, an intense competitor, might have savored a shot to pitch Game 2 in Cleveland, where he is 0-6 with a 6.33 ERA in his last eight starts. From the moment Justin Verlander was traded to the Houston Astros on Aug. 31, it was easy to envision an American League Championship Series showdown with the his longtime rivals, the Cleveland Indians.  It would be a chance at redemption for the ex-Detroit Tigers ace, who has struggled at Progressive Field over the last four seasons amid allegations of sign-stealing. Instead, he'll pitch in his first ALCS since...
Grand Rapids Press Oct 11, 2017
Could Brad Ausmus be a candidate for now-vacant Red Sox job?

Could Brad Ausmus be a candidate for now-vacant Red Sox job?

Former Tigers general manager Dave Dombrowski is now with the Red Sox. DETROIT -- Two days after the Boston Red Sox were eliminated from playoff contention, manager John Farrell was fired by the club on Wednesday morning. The Red Sox won the World Series in 2013, Farrell's first year at the helm, before falling to the basement in 2014 and 2015. They won the AL East in each of the last two seasons, but were eliminated in the first round both times. There are now four managerial vacancies in Major League Baseball -- the Red Sox, New York Mets, Philadelphia...
Grand Rapids Press Oct 10, 2017
Tigers suffer MLB's biggest drop in TV ratings, Forbes says

Tigers suffer MLB's biggest drop in TV ratings, Forbes says

The dip shouldnt be surprising to the fan base, which saw their beloved Tigers go from 86 wins and a near playoff spot in 2016 to 64 wins and a last-place finish in 2017. The Tigers television ratings fell more than any other team in Major League Baseball this season. According to Nielsen numbers acquired by Forbes, the Tigers prime-time audience fall a staggering 38 percent from 2016. That number is nearly 10 percentage points higher than Miami, which saw its ratings fall by 30 percent, second in MLB. Tigers broadcasting team No. 19 in fan vote of MLB's...
Grand Rapids Press Oct 10, 2017
Tigers manager search: Would Al Avila consider surprise candidate?

Tigers manager search: Would Al Avila consider surprise candidate?

Royals catching coach Pedro Grifol and others like him have resumes totally unlike that of former manager Brad Ausmus, which is one reason not to discount them. DETROIT -- There aren't many big names on the managerial free-agent market right now, but if you're a baseball fan you've probably heard of most coaches on the Tigers' candidate list. But there are also a few wild cards, candidates largely unknown outside of baseball circles. MLB Network's Jon Morosi floated one such name this week when he reported that Kansas City Royals catching instructor Pedro...

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