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Call to the Pen 8 hours ago

Detroit Tigers: Miguel Cabrera Still Nursing Back Injury

Detroit Tigers All-Star first baseman Miguel Cabrera is still being held out of the lineup with a back injury he suffered during the World Baseball Classic. With Opening Day right around the corner, many are wondering about the status of Detroit Tigers slugger Miguel Cabrera. During the World Baseball Classic, Cabrera suffered a back injury. […] Detroit Tigers: Miguel Cabrera Still Nursing Back Injury - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Rob Rogacki / Bless You Boys 11 hours ago
Tigers’ J.D. Martinez out 3-4 weeks with Lisfranc sprain

Tigers’ J.D. Martinez out 3-4 weeks with Lisfranc sprain

Martinez will likely begin the season on the disabled list as he recovers. When J.D. Martinez was sent to see Dr. Robert Anderson for a second opinion on a right foot sprain he suffered during spring training action last weekend, the Detroit Tigers’ fanbase held its collective breath. Turns out, it was for good reason. Martinez will miss three to four weeks with a sprain in the Lisfranc ligament of his right foot, the team announced on Friday. The injury will likely result in Martinez opening the season on the 10-day disabled list. Martinez initially injured his foot while making a...
Bless You Boys 15 hours ago
Tigers spring training notes: Ian Kinsler is back in camp, J.D. Martinez has his second opinion

Tigers spring training notes: Ian Kinsler is back in camp, J.D. Martinez has his second opinion

The boys are back from the World Baseball Classic, and the question of what to do with JaCoby Jones looms. Taking a look at all the stories circulating in Florida, here are the bits from the beat you might have missed this week. Ian Kinsler, Victor Martinez, and Miguel Cabrera are back in Lakeland One of the biggest complaints regarding an otherwise riveting World Baseball Classic was the fact it took so many heavy-hitters out of the Tigers camp. Detroit had a whopping 15 players representing seven different countries in the WBC. While some made it back to camp sooner than others, both...
Bless You Boys 19 hours ago
Detroit Tiger Links: Jose Iglesias is probably not for sale

Detroit Tiger Links: Jose Iglesias is probably not for sale

Hopefully not? I’m not sure I believe you According to George King of the New York Post, the Tigers offered Jose Iglesias to the Yankees, who are suddenly without Didi Gregorious for six weeks. The Cincinnati Reds also offered Zack Cozart to New York. Both were rebuffed. First of all, I’m not sure I believe this report. The Tigers have to be aware that the Yankees weren’t going to do anything drastic with Gregorious due back before June. The return would have been minimal at best. However, if this is valid, it illustrates the Tigers’ belief that Dixon Machado can be an everyday...
Call to the Pen 21 hours ago

Detroit Tigers History: Willie Hernandez Acquired in Trade

Sometimes, a trade makes all the difference in the world. On this day in 1984, the Detroit Tigers acquired Willie Hernandez, who became an immediate star. Willie Hernandez was a solid reliever for the Phillies and Cubs. He had spent some time closing while in Chicago, and generally posted decent strikeout numbers. Yet, Hernandez was […] Detroit Tigers History: Willie Hernandez Acquired in Trade - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Bless You Boys Mar 23, 2017
Spring training 2017: JaCoby Jones, Matt Boyd on the rise for the Tigers

Spring training 2017: JaCoby Jones, Matt Boyd on the rise for the Tigers

Which players are hot and whose stock has dwindled. The Detroit Tigers are coming into the final stretch of spring training. The World Baseball Classic is now over and more players are being send down to minor league camps. The major league roster battles have become more well defined and there are definite front-runners and others who are decidedly not front-runners. So after fully recovering from our Team USA victory hangovers, lets look at who's hot and who's not. On the rise JaCoby Jones: .310 avg, .907 OPS, 2SB, 2HR Initially thought to be a long shot for the center field position...
Bless You Boys Mar 23, 2017
GameThread: Detroit Tigers at Atlanta Braves, 6:05 p.m.

GameThread: Detroit Tigers at Atlanta Braves, 6:05 p.m.

Victor Martinez returns to the lineup in a rare night game against the Braves. Detroit Tigers at Atlanta Braves Time/Place: 6:05 p.m., Champion Stadium - Orlando, FloridaSB Nation Blog: Talking ChopMedia: Fox Sports Detroit, MLB.TV LINEUPAndrew Romine - 1BNicholas Castellanos - 3BVictor Martinez - DHMikie Mahtook - CFAlex Avila - CJose Iglesias - SSAnthony Gose - LFDixon Machado - 2BJuan Perez - RF SCHEDULED TO PITCHJustin Verlander, probably some other guys too
Bless You Boys Mar 23, 2017
Spring training 2017: Who should be the Tigers’ 5th starter?

Spring training 2017: Who should be the Tigers’ 5th starter?

Manager Brad Ausmus has a decision to make as the Tigers get closer to Opening Day. One of the questions that has hovered over Brad Ausmus, Al Avila, and the rest of the Detroit Tigers like a storm cloud since the first day of spring training is who should be the Tigers’ fifth starter? The Tigers already have four guys who are a lock for the rotation, barring any injuries. Obviously, Justin Verlander and Michael Fulmer will start on the big league squad, as will Daniel Norris and Jordan Zimmermann, if they can stay healthy. That means there is one spot remaining. If you were in charge,...
Bless You Boys Mar 23, 2017
Detroit Tigers Links: Team USA wins the World Baseball Classic

Detroit Tigers Links: Team USA wins the World Baseball Classic

Marcus Stroman and Ian Kinsler came through huge when it counted most. I must confess, I didn’t come to the World Baseball Classic with much enthusiasm, but I left it a thorough convert to its charms. Obviously, it would be ideal to find a less uncomfortable spot during the year to put it, but March baseball has never been this much fun. Team USA put the exclamation point on an outstanding tournament by trouncing Team Puerto Rico for its first WBC championship, behind the brilliance of the Toronto Blue Jays’ Marcus Stroman. .@MStrooo6 was asked to put a country on his back tonight....
Bless You Boys Mar 22, 2017
GameThread: Detroit Tigers at Toronto Blue Jays, 1:07 p.m.

GameThread: Detroit Tigers at Toronto Blue Jays, 1:07 p.m.

Detroit Tigers at Toronto Blue Jays Time/Place: 1:07 p.m., Auto Exchange Stadium - Dunedin, FloridaSB Nation Blog: Bluebird BanterMedia: Gameday Audio (Blue Jays’ broadcast) LINEUPDixon Machado - 2BAlex Presley - LFNicholas Castellanos - 3BJustin Upton - RFEfren Navarro - 1BJames McCann - CAlex Avila - DHJaCoby Jones - CFBrendan Ryan - SS SCHEDULED TO PITCHDaniel Norris, Justin Wilson, Shane Greene, Kyle Ryan, Arcenio Leon
YOU CAN HAVE YOUR WHITECAPS TICKETS DELIVERED BY A PUPPY

YOU CAN HAVE YOUR WHITECAPS TICKETS DELIVERED BY A PUPPY

I CAN’T EVEN TYPE RIGHT NOW SJDKFLJSKLDFS The West Michigan Whitecaps, Single-A affiliate of the Detroit Tigers, have long been savvy marketers of their on-field product. But this... This. Tomorrow is the day! Get your Opening Day tickets and have them delivered by a puppy. READ MORE: https://t.co/WgZbLFIv04 pic.twitter.com/gbSaBjX1h6— Whitecaps (@wmwhitecaps) March 22, 2017 PUPPIES DELIVERING TICKETS! LOOK AT HIS FACE! HOW CAN YOU NOT WANT TO GO TO OPENING DAY NOW? 14/10 WOULD BUY EVEN THOUGH I LIVE IN D.C. Legal disclaimer: You are not allowed to keep the puppies, as the...
Bless You Boys Mar 22, 2017
2017 Tigers player preview: Bruce Rondon has to sustain his fastball command

2017 Tigers player preview: Bruce Rondon has to sustain his fastball command

Fastball velocity and command will determine whether Rondon can take the next step in 2017. Bruce Rondon finally rewarded the Detroit Tigers’ faith in him last season. After two seasons marred by elbow surgery and a slow return to form, Rondon finally got hot in the second half. While Shane Greene and Justin Wilson came to camp as the Tigers’ preferred set-up men as the 2017 season approaches, both had issues of their own last season. Just a slight improvement by Rondon this year will likely earn him the high leverage innings he was always expected to handle. There’s a decent argument...
Bless You Boys Mar 22, 2017
Detroit Tigers Links: Is the 5th starter spot still up for grabs?

Detroit Tigers Links: Is the 5th starter spot still up for grabs?

A good week from Anibal Sanchez has created an actual roster battle in Lakeland. Not as easy as it seems Just over a week ago, it looked like Matt Boyd had all but locked up the 5th starter spot. This was fine and good given how Anibal Sanchez and Mike Pelfrey had performed last year. But here comes Sanchez with eight scoreless innings and Pelfrey with a slightly better breaking ball (I guess.) The Pelfrey inclusion was a joke, but if Sanchez looks good in his last two starts the Tigers will have a legitimately difficult choice on who to select. Boyd does have an option left so he could...
Tigers Den Roundtable: What has been the most intriguing storyline during spring training?

Tigers Den Roundtable: What has been the most intriguing storyline during spring training?

It has been a relatively dull spring in Lakeland. Here’s what the BYB staff has been watching. The Detroit Tigers have seemingly had a quiet spring training thus far. The lack of publicity can be good — few injuries means few articles written about said injuries, for instance — but it can also lead fans to focus on the bad in other areas. The battle for playing time in center field has been uneventful, as frontrunners Tyler Collins and Mikie Mahtook have not impressed so far. The final spot(s) in the starting rotation may also already be decided, depending on how much stock the Tigers...
Call to the Pen Mar 21, 2017

Detroit Tigers History: Mark Fidrych Tears Cartilage in Knee

Mark Fidrych was literally the only reason to watch the Detroit Tigers in 1976. Unfortunately, on this day in 1977, his promising career began to come to an end. After pitching for just one inning in the first six weeks of the 1976 season, Mark Fidrych became an unexpected star for the Detroit Tigers. He […] Detroit Tigers History: Mark Fidrych Tears Cartilage in Knee - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
2017 MLB preview: Tigers entering an era of uncertainty under new owner Chris Ilitch

2017 MLB preview: Tigers entering an era of uncertainty under new owner Chris Ilitch

As Chris looks to fill his father’s shoes, the Tigers are teetering on the edge of contention. Over the past several years, Detroit Tigers fans have struggled with the idea that their team’s window is coming to a close. We bristled at the idea that these Tigers were the next Philadelphia Phillies, then bashed the projection systems when they started to say what we didn’t want to hear. We pointed to things like Miguel Cabrera’s ludicrous stat lines, Justin Verlander’s advanced repertoire, and Dave Dombrowski’s striped polos as reasons to believe that this Tigers team could hold...
Bless You Boys Mar 20, 2017
2017 Tigers player preview: What is the best spot for Blaine Hardy?

2017 Tigers player preview: What is the best spot for Blaine Hardy?

The left-hander was relegated to low leverage situations when with Detroit in 2016. Blaine Hardy has never been the flashiest reliever out of the Detroit Tigers bullpen, but he has been a reliable option over his 129 appearances the past three seasons. Since joining the majors in 2014, Hardy has been in the top three in innings pitched by a left-handed reliever for the Tigers and ranks second in overall appearances during that span. The lefty entered 2016 coming off of a solid year where he pitched over 60 innings with a 3.08 ERA and 1.35 WHIP. Expectations were still within reason,...
Bless You Boys Mar 20, 2017
GameThread: New York Mets at Detroit Tigers, 1:05 p.m.

GameThread: New York Mets at Detroit Tigers, 1:05 p.m.

New York Mets at Detroit Tigers Time/Place: 1:05 p.m., Joker Marchant Stadium - Lakeland, FloridaSB Nation Blog: Amazin’ AvenueMedia: Tigers Radio Network, MLB Gameday LINEUPBrendan Ryan - 3BJose Iglesias - SSNicholas Castellanos - 3BJustin Upton - LFSteven Moya - RFJames McCann - CDomonic Ficociello - 1BAndrew Romine - CFAnthony Gose - DH SCHEDULED TO PITCHAnibal Sanchez, Alex Wilson, Blaine Hardy, Logan Kensing, Ruben Alaniz, World Baseball Classic Netherlands vs. Puerto Rico, Semi-Finals Time/Place: 9 p.m., Dodgers Stadium - Los Angeles, CaliforniaMedia: MLB Network, ESPN Deportes,...
MLB trade rumors: Could the Red Sox look to acquire Anibal Sanchez or Mike Pelfrey to improve pitching depth?

MLB trade rumors: Could the Red Sox look to acquire Anibal Sanchez or Mike Pelfrey to improve pitching depth?

A detailed analysis of whether the Red Sox would be interested in either Tigers starter. With David Price currently dealing with an elbow injury that may require surgery, the Boston Red Sox are looking to add starting pitching depth prior to Opening Day, according to Jason Mastrodonato of the Boston Herald. The Detroit Tigers may look to unload either Anibal Sanchez or Mike Pelfrey as spring training draws to a close. With close ties between the two front offices — Dave Dombrowski originally acquired Sanchez in Detroit, remember — there may be a fit. What follows is a detailed analysis...
Bless You Boys Mar 20, 2017
Spring training 2017: Tigers send Warwick Saupold, 5 other players to minor leagues

Spring training 2017: Tigers send Warwick Saupold, 5 other players to minor leagues

They also added pitcher Arcenio Leon to their spring training roster. Cuts have been slow to come from the Detroit Tigers camp this spring, due in large part to the World Baseball Classic taking so many of the team’s players away. On March 20, Detroit made their second round of major cuts, culling six players from the major league camp. Right-handed pitchers Sandy Baez, Warwick Saupold, A.J. Achter, William Cuevas, and Dustin Molleken, as well as utility man Brett Pill, were cut on Monday. Baez was optioned to Class A Lakeland, while Saupold was optioned to Triple-A Toledo. Achter,...

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