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Bless You Boys 1 hour ago

MLB trade rumors: Which pitching prospects do the Tigers want for David Price?

With a bidding war for Price materializing, the Tigers are in position to land a nice haul of players, including a top-flight pitching prospect. It's official: David Price is on the market. The MLB trade deadline is just over 24 hours away, and with Cole Hamels now off the market, Price's suitors are lining up. There are currently five teams leading the rat race for Price: the Dodgers, Yankees, Giants, Blue Jays, and Astros. Tigers president and general manager Dave Dombrowski is in a great position to play the market in his favor, with no other high-impact pitchers for contenders to fall...
Bless You Boys 2 hours ago

Mike Hessman ties minor league career home run record in Mud Hens victory

Scores, news, and notes from around the Detroit Tigers' farm system for Wednesday, July 29, 2015. Toledo Mud Hens 9, Rochester Red Wings 3 (box) It was hard to ignore the buzz surrounding Fifth Third Field on Wednesday as resident Toledo slugger Mike Hessman stepped into yet another opportunity to tie the current Minor League career home run record set by Buzz Arlett. Hessman sent a two-run screamer over the wall in the third inning for his 15th home run this season and 432nd all-time, tying the record. Mike Belfiore (5-9, 5.34 ERA) to set the tone from the hill, allowing a pair of runs off...
Bless You Boys 3 hours ago

Detroit Tigers Links: Tigers open for business as trade deadline looms

The great trade deadline storm of 2015 has made landfall, and the next two days are forecast for pure chaos. In this heightened environment, the colors are richer, the fear and loathing, the hopes and deep-seated paranoia stoked to a fever pitch. Was your favorite player spotted weeping in the parking lot of a 7-Eleven after last night's game? Did a local mailman post cryptic hints on twitter about a certain player's medical documents he may have delivered to another team's front offices? Far from the bright lights, was a certain elite pitching prospect spotted buying a Tigers' hat at a...
Rob Rogacki / Bless You Boys 10 hours ago

Game 102 Preview: Detroit Tigers at Baltimore Orioles

Alfredo Simon returns to Camden Yards tonight, where he will make his first start against the team he broke into the major leagues with in 2008. Detroit Tigers (49-52) at Baltimore Orioles (50-49) Time/Place: 7:05 p.m., Orioles Park at Camden Yards SB Nation blog: Camden Chat Media: Fox Sports Detroit, MLB Network, MLB.TV, Tigers Radio Network Pitching Matchup: RHP Alfredo Simon (9-6, 4.46 ERA) vs. RHP Miguel Gonzalez (9-6, 3.99...
Bless You Boys 14 hours ago

MLB trade rumors: San Francisco Giants interested in trading for Tigers' David Price

The San Francisco Giants have emerged as a player in the bidding war for David Price, while the Tigers are reportedly interested in several Giants minor leaguers. With the news that the Tigers are open to dealing away their pending free agents, the trade market is quickly erupting for Detroit's players. Naturally, the player that is garnering the most interest is David Price, whom the Tigers acquired last summer at the 2014 MLB trade deadline. While the Los Angeles Dodgers, New York Yankees, and Toronto Blue Jays were originally assumed to be the most interested in Price, Fox Sports' Jon...
Bless You Boys 18 hours ago

MLB trade rumors: Tigers 'rebooting,' willing to deal David Price, Yoenis Cespedes

While it may be a difficult choice, the future is more important than attempting to save a lost season for the Tigers. It's time to sell. Or reload. At least, that's what Detroit Tigers president and general manager Dave Dombrowski is telling other teams. The Tigers placed calls on Wednesday and advised teams that they are "rebooting," and would be open to offers on David Price and Yoenis Cespedes. First reported by ESPN's Jayson Stark, Dombrowski confirmed with reporters after Wednesday's game that the team is in "sell" mode. Furthermore, the Tigers are willing to discuss all walk-year...
Bless You Boys 18 hours ago

Tigers 2, Rays 1: Vintage Justin Verlander wins pitching duel against Chris Archer

And the Tigers offense gave Verlander just enough run support. Justin Verlander is back. A three-game losing streak is snapped. In what turned out to be a pitching duel between Verlander and Chris Archer, the Detroit Tigers offense scrapped together just enough run support to avoid a sweep, winning 2-1 over the Tampa Bay Rays. To be fair, Verlander has looked like he was back for a while, but not like this. He absolutely dominated the Rays. He made one mistake, one that landed in the seats for a solo home run to Asdrubal Cabrera. And with Archer making light work of the Tigers offense for...
NoNoHitters.com 20 hours ago

Rays, Tigers evoke 98-year-old Toney-Vaughn memories

The Tampa Bay Rays and the Detroit Tigers seemed poised today to do something not seen around these parts in 98 years. The Rays’ Chris Archer and the Tigers’ Justin Verlander kept everyone off the base paths through 4 2/3 innings on Wednesday, getting through just over half of what the Chicago Cubs’ Hippo Vaughn …
The Detroit Tiger Weblog 22 hours ago

Game 2015.101: Tigers at Rays

Despite long balls from Cespy and JD, both of which should have been home runs, the Tigers were again lackluster at the plate, this time matched by bad pitching, even from the normally stellar Price. That’s just how it’s going right now. Will today feature another good outing from Justin Verlander, with no hitting? Or […]
Bless You Boys 23 hours ago

What if Nick Castellanos can become the next J.D. Martinez?

Nick Castellanos appears to be emulating J.D. Martinez's approach at the plate, and his breakout July is a good sign of things to come. Nick Castellanos is having a pretty disappointing sophomore year, so much so that most Tiger fans wanted him traded earlier in the season, or at the very least sent back to Triple-A Toledo. But what if he can become the next breakout Tiger like J.D. Martinez? What if there are early signs that he already is? Nick is currently hitting .242/.291/.395 in 368 plate appearances so far in 2015. His 87 wRC+ is lower than the 94 wRC+ that he put up last year. His...
Bless You Boys Jul 29, 2015

Can you name the Tigers' players with the most games played?

These are the 25 position players who spent more time in a Tigers' uniform than anyone else. This should be easy, right? This week's quiz has a somewhat similar theme to the last one we featured. It's centered on the number of games played, but instead of factoring in only recent players sorted by position, this quiz asks you to name the 25 Tigers with the most games played in franchise history. As you might imagine, there are no pitchers to be found among the answers. The individuals that make up this top 25 list cover a range of time from the early 1900's to the present day. Some of these...

Mailbag: No, the Tigers are not going to acquire Yasiel Puig

The Los Angeles Dodgers are listening in on offers for their All-Star right fielder, but the Tigers don't have the pieces (nor the desire, potentially) to make a deal work. This season, man. Despite owning one of the more talented rosters in the American League, the Detroit Tigers have been unable to put together a solid stretch of wins. They are 37-50 since their 11-2 start, and just 4-8 since the All-Star break. They have not won consecutive games since July 8-9, and their last three-game win streak came over a month ago. They have not won four consecutive games since their six-game win...
Bless You Boys Jul 29, 2015

Bryan Holaday makes pitching appearance in Toledo Mud Hens loss

Scores, news, and notes from around the Detroit Tigers' farm system for Tuesday, July 28, 2015. Rochester Red Wings 13, Toledo Mud Hens 2 (box) Following a call-up from Double-A Erie late Monday night, Warwick Saupold (0-1, 6.35 ERA) slipped on the Mud Hens uniform and got the spot start for Toledo. Saupold had a strong start, working over five innings without trouble until the sixth. Saupold surrendered four earned runs off seven hits and struck out three in his Triple-A debut. Angel Nesbitt (0-3, 6.14 ERA) and Alberto Cabrera (2-2, 7.65 ERA) stepped in in relief and the battering...
Bless You Boys Jul 29, 2015

Detroit Tigers Links: Tigers have been all talk, no action at MLB trade deadline

The Royals, Blue Jays, Angels and Nationals strengthen their teams while the Tigers continue to stand pat and lose ground in Wild Card standings. The MLB trade deadline is just over 48 hours away, and Tigers president and general manager Dave Dombrowski continues the waiting game. The Tigers have lost five of their last six games, including two of three against the last-place Boston Red Sox. Tuesday's loss to the Tampa Bay Rays dropped the Tigers to four games below .500 (48-52) and into fourth place in the Central Division as the Chicago White Sox (48-50) have leapfrogged them. The Tigers...
Bless You Boys Jul 28, 2015

Rays 10, Tigers 2: Price struggles early, bats struggle all game

If that was David Price's last start as a Tiger, it didn't go well. In what could potentially be his final game as a Detroit Tiger, David Price was not his usual dominant self. Tampa Bay Rays starter Jake Odorizzi made quick work of a hapless Tigers offense, and Detroit dropped their third straight game. Unlike last year's game at Tropicana Field, Price struggled against the Rays, allowing five earned runs in six innings. Meanwhile  the Tigers offense continued to struggle again, scoring just once before the ninth inning. Things got worse for the Tigers as Natali Feliz gave up five runs in...

Game 2015.100: Tigers at Rays

Here we are at game 100. The first 80 went by fast; the last 20 seem to have taken all summer. David Price should feel right at home on the Tampa mound, in his last start before the trade deadline. The word now is that the Tigers are not going to be selling off anything, […]

MLB trade deadline prediction open thread

What will the Tigers do at the trade deadline? Drop your predictions here! The Detroit Tigers are struggling right now. After last night's worse-than-the-score-indicates 9-3 loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates, the Tigers' record stands at 39-38. They are just one game above .500 after starting the season 11-2, and have fallen six games behind the Kansas City Royals in the AL Central. However, despite their struggles, the Tigers are still in the thick of the American League playoff picture. They are just 1 1/2 games behind the Minnesota Twins for the second wild card spot, and recent "additions"...

MLB trade rumors: Tigers interested in Reds starter Mike Leake

The Tigers may be buying after all, and have the Reds righthander "on their radar." With the internet debate raging over whether the Detroit Tigers should buy or sell at this year's MLB trade deadline, we may finally have our answer. Bob Nightengale of the USA Today reports that the Tigers have Cincinnati Reds starting pitcher Mike Leake "on their radar," but only if they "can realistically stay in the AL wild-card race." Whether or not you believe the Tigers are actually in said wild card race -- they're 4 1/2 games behind the Minnesota Twins for the second spot at the moment -- the Tigers...

What does the Troy Tulowitzki trade mean for the Detroit Tigers?

While Tulo will not be a divisional opponent for the Tigers, his presence throws a major wrinkle into the 2015 AL wild card race. In the wee hours of Tuesday morning, the Toronto Blue Jays pulled off an MLB trade deadline blockbuster that eclipses even the Detroit Tigers' buzzer-beating deal for David Price last July. The Blue Jays shipped shortstop Jose Reyes and three regarded pitching prospects to the Colorado Rockies in exchange for All-Star shortstop Troy Tulowitzki and ageless reliever LaTroy Hawkins. Naturally, everyone lost their dang minds about this deal. Toronto fans are...
Bless You Boys Jul 28, 2015

Detroit Tigers Links: The trade deadline heats up as the Tigers remain quiet

Tigers fans are beginning to get very antsy. With three days to the trade deadline, Dave Dombrowski is keeping his cards especially close to his vest. Not only have the Tigers not made any moves, there has barely been a mention of the Tigers in any trades talks. This isn't necessarily a bad thing, but it is a bit surprising when you consider that the only universally accepted "bad" scenario is standing pat. While the Tigers may not be making moves (yet), the trade deadline is starting heat up. Scott Kazmir, Johnny Cueto, Steve Cishek, Kelly Johnson, and Juan Uribe were traded over the...

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