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Grand Rapids Press Oct 25, 2014
Left-hander Kevin Ziomek could be a Detroit Tigers prospect to watch in 2015 and beyond

Left-hander Kevin Ziomek could be a Detroit Tigers prospect to watch in 2015 and beyond

Which starting pitching prospect in the minor leagues could be the next make his major-league debut for the Tigers? Ziomek might not be a bad bet. Eleven pitchers made their major-league debuts for the Detroit Tigers during the 2014 season. Some of them were surprises. Who would have guessed at the start of the season that Patrick McCoy, Chad Smith, Kyle Ryan and Buck Farmer would all pitch for the Tigers in 2014? So, who's next? Which pitching prospect who is deep in the minor leagues could be the next to make his major-league debut for the Tigers? Kevin...
Grand Rapids Press Oct 24, 2014
Dave Dombrowski: Injury worse than expected, Miguel Cabrera 'is as tough as you can possibly be'

Dave Dombrowski: Injury worse than expected, Miguel Cabrera 'is as tough as you can possibly be'

Cabrera will be reevaluated in three months. That timeframe sets him up for evaluation late in January, about three weeks before the start of spring training. The Detroit Tigers do not know for sure when Miguel Cabrera will resume baseball activities or play in his first game. They cannot say with 100 percent certainty that he will be ready for the start of spring training or even opening day. But general manager Dave Dombrowski is certain of one thing: Cabrera showed some extreme toughness by playing through an ankle injury that was significantly worse than it...
Grand Rapids Press Oct 24, 2014
Miguel Cabrera undergoes surgery to repair bone spurs in ankle, stress fracture in foot

Miguel Cabrera undergoes surgery to repair bone spurs in ankle, stress fracture in foot

Cabrera will be reevaluated in three months, the Tigers said. That timeframe means the evaluation would come in late January, about three weeks before the start of spring training. Detroit Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera has had offseason surgery for the second consecutive offseason. The Tigers announced Friday that Cabrera had right ankle surgery Wednesday to remove bone spurs and to repair a stress fracture to his navicular bone.  Cabrera will be reevaluated in three months, the Tigers said. That timeframe means the evaluation would come in late January,...
Grand Rapids Press Oct 24, 2014
Twitter Talk: On Detroit Tigers trade proposals, Alex Avila, Max Scherzer and Lovers Jump Creek

Twitter Talk: On Detroit Tigers trade proposals, Alex Avila, Max Scherzer and Lovers Jump Creek

The fun part of the offseason for baseball fans is to ponder the possibilities. Who might the Detroit Tigers sign? What trades might Dave Dombrowski pull off? The fun part of the offseason for baseball fans is to ponder the possibilities. Who might the Detroit Tigers sign? What trades might Dave Dombrowski pull off? With that said, there are a couple reasons you will not see me delve too deeply into specific questions regarding trades: * While giving trade ideas some thought can be interesting, giving each one a thoughtful response takes a ton of time. I mean,...
Grand Rapids Press Oct 24, 2014
Detroit Tigers had more pitchers make MLB debuts in 2014 than in any season in at least 100 years

Detroit Tigers had more pitchers make MLB debuts in 2014 than in any season in at least 100 years

The Tigers used 30 pitchers during the 2014 season. Thirteen of them had never pitched in the majors prior to this season. The Detroit Tigers used 30 pitchers during the 2014 season. Thirteen of them made their major-league debut on the mound in 2014. If that seems like a lot, well, it is. According to baseball-reference.com, that is the most Tigers players to make their major-league pitching debuts in the same season since at least 1914. (Baseball-reference.com records don't go back further than that.) The previous high for Tigers players making their MLB...
Brewers hire Tigers assistant coach Darnell Coles as hitting coach

Brewers hire Tigers assistant coach Darnell Coles as hitting coach

DETROIT — Tigers president and general manager Dave Dombrowski said there would be no changes on the team’s coaching staff after last season, but that didn’t preclude someone leaving for another job. Assistant hitting coach Darnell Coles returned to the Milwaukee Brewers organization after one year with the Tigers, leaving one hole for the team to fill. He replaces Johnny Narron, who was let go after the season.Coles spent two seasons as the Brewers’ minor league hitting coordinator before two more seasons as the manager at Double-A Huntsville, allowing him to get to know a lot of the...
Grand Rapids Press Oct 23, 2014
Detroit Tigers' Alex Avila, Miguel Cabrera, Ian Kinsler among Gold Glove Award finalists

Detroit Tigers' Alex Avila, Miguel Cabrera, Ian Kinsler among Gold Glove Award finalists

The Detroit Tigers have not had a Gold Glove Award winner since second baseman Placido Polanco won one in 2009. The Detroit Tigers have not had a Gold Glove Award winner since second baseman Placido Polanco won one in 2009. They have three shots at one this year. Catcher Alex Avila, first baseman Miguel Cabrera and second baseman Ian Kinsler are among three finalists at their positions for a 2014 Gold Glove Award. None of the three has won a Gold Glove in the past. Here are the three finalists at those three positions: Catcher: Alex Avila, Tigers; Yan Gomes,...
Grand Rapids Press Oct 23, 2014
Detroit Tigers prospect Robbie Ray continues to post solid numbers in Arizona Fall League action

Detroit Tigers prospect Robbie Ray continues to post solid numbers in Arizona Fall League action

Ray (1-0, 1.00 ERA) has allowed one run on five hits and four walks in nine innings of work in three Arizona Fall League outings. He has struck out 12. Steven Moya is not the only Detroit Tigers prospect who is playing well in the Arizona Fall League. Robbie Ray is posting some pretty good numbers, too. Ray struck out five and allowed one run in four innings of work Wednesday to lead the Glendale Desert Dogs to a 10-1 win over the Peoria Javelinas.  Ray's final line: 4IP, 3H, 1R, 1ER, 2BB, 5SO. He threw 56 pitches, 36 for strikes.  Ray (1-0, 1.00 ERA) has...
Several Tigers farmhands up for MiLBY awards

Several Tigers farmhands up for MiLBY awards

Although their seasons are long over, a few minor leaguers in the Detroit Tigers system still have a shot to collect some hardware. A few farmhands — guys like the franchise’s Minor League Player of the Year, Steven Moya, or fellow September call-up Tyler Collins (pictured) — are candidates for awards in the 2014 MiLBYs, yearly minor league awards, voted on by the fans. To vote, you can go here. Voting ends Thursday, and winners will be announced over the following weeks. Categories in which Tigers players/teams are candidates: • Breakout Prospect: Moya, Double-A Erie; Kevin Ziomek,...
Grand Rapids Press Oct 22, 2014
Torii Hunter likely to continue baseball career in 2015: 'I really want to play with the Tigers'

Torii Hunter likely to continue baseball career in 2015: 'I really want to play with the Tigers'

Hunter has not made a final decision regarding the 2015 season, but he said he is leaning toward playing again. Torii Hunter is spending a lot of his time right now watching his sons play college football, so he hasn't made a final decision regarding the 2015 season. But he is leaning toward another year of baseball. And if he does play, he would prefer that the 2015 season be spent with the Detroit Tigers. "I really want to play with the Tigers, but if not I understand," Hunter said Wednesday in a text exchange with MLive.com. "Baseball will keep going with or...
Grand Rapids Press Oct 22, 2014
Steven Moya, Kevin Ziomek, Detroit Tigers farm system among those up for MiLBY awards

Steven Moya, Kevin Ziomek, Detroit Tigers farm system among those up for MiLBY awards

The Tigers are among 10 teams to be nominated for the 2014 MiLBY award in the best farm system category. More specifically, the question posed at the top of the ballot reads: Which MLB clubs farm system had the best season? The farm system for the Detroit Tigers has not been ranked among the best in the majors in recent years. But the Tigers are up for a "MiLBY" award for the best farm system. The Tigers are among 10 teams to be nominated for the 2014 MiLBY award in the "best farm system" category. More specifically, the question posed at the top of the ballot...
Grand Rapids Press Oct 22, 2014
Chat: Discuss any, all Detroit Tigers topics as team waits for end of World Series to make moves

Chat: Discuss any, all Detroit Tigers topics as team waits for end of World Series to make moves

The American League Central Division is represented in the World Series. But the Detroit Tigers are home for the winter. That doesnt mean we cant talk some baseball. The American League Central Division is represented in the World Series. But the Detroit Tigers are home for the winter. That doesn't mean we can't talk some baseball. The Tigers will likely make some of their plans public as soon as the World Series wraps up. Which of their own free agents will they pursue and which ones will they turn loose? To whom will the Tigers extend qualifying offers? Are...
Grand Rapids Press Oct 21, 2014
Window remains open for Detroit Tigers, but Central Division could be three-team race in 2015

Window remains open for Detroit Tigers, but Central Division could be three-team race in 2015

The offseason will be an interesting one. The 2015 regular season will be, too. Is the window closing for the Detroit Tigers? The better question might be: Is the window opening wide for two other American League Central Division teams? And how will the Tigers and those two teams stack up at the start and, more importantly, at the end of the 2015 season? The answers to those questions rest in large part in what offseason moves the Tigers, Kansas City Royals and Cleveland Indians make. But on the surface, it appears the Tigers have the most work to do in their...
Grand Rapids Press Oct 20, 2014
Column: Improve baseball playoffs with retro regular season and modern postseason

Column: Improve baseball playoffs with retro regular season and modern postseason

The Detroit Tigers and seven other eliminated playoff teams are still awaiting a chance to watch the World Series between the Kansas City Royals and the San Francisco Giants beginning on Tuesday night in Missouri. The Detroit Tigers and seven other eliminated playoff teams are still awaiting a chance to watch the World Series between the Kansas City Royals and the San Francisco Giants beginning on Tuesday night in Missouri. Baseball fans wait, too. The delay is four full days without games, the longest break of the season, as much as some teams take for the...
Grand Rapids Press Oct 20, 2014
Colby Rasmus tops list of 5 potential free agents the Detroit Tigers could target this offseason

Colby Rasmus tops list of 5 potential free agents the Detroit Tigers could target this offseason

The Tigers are expected to keep a low profile until the conclusion of the World Series, but things should get interesting when the calendar turns to November. Heres a list of five soon-to-be free agents the Tigers could target this winter. DETROIT -- Tigers general manager Dave Dombrowski is notorious for holding his cards close to the chest when it comes to wheeling and dealing in the offseason. That was made abundantly clear last week when he met with reporters for his annual end-of-the-season press conference and offered very little of substance when asked to...

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