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Tigers should target former Tampa Bay Rays manager Joe Maddon

Tigers should target former Tampa Bay Rays manager Joe Maddon

Throughout the course of his career in Tampa Bay, Joe Maddon took a rag tag group of ballplayers and turned the Rays into one of the better teams in the American League over the last decade. Friday afternoon it was announced that Joe Maddon would be opting out of his contract with the Tampa Bay Rays to pursue an opportunity elsewhere. As has been speculated since Andrew Friedman took over as the general manager of the Los Angeles Dodgers in mid-October, it seems as if Joe Maddon is one step closer to rejoining his old friend out west. However, according to this tweet by Ken Rosenthal, that...

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Grand Rapids Press Oct 18, 2014
Final spot in rotation for Detroit Tigers could come down to battle between five rookie starters

Final spot in rotation for Detroit Tigers could come down to battle between five rookie starters

Who would be the candidates in that competition for a rotation spot? It seems likely that the Tigers would choose from among five starting pitchers who got a cup of coffee in the big leagues for the first time during the 2014 season. DETROIT -- The Detroit Tigers have not set their 2015 starting rotation in stone. The Tigers still could re-sign free-agent right-hander Max Scherzer (unlikely) or sign a free agent to replace him (possibly). But there seems to be a decent chance that the Tigers will head to spring training with their current four starters (minus...
Grand Rapids Press Oct 17, 2014
Tigers prospect Steven Moya shines in Arizona Fall League, may be considered for bench spot in 2015

Tigers prospect Steven Moya shines in Arizona Fall League, may be considered for bench spot in 2015

General manager Dave Dombrowski listed the need to add a left-handed batter earlier this week as one of his top three priorities this winter. He might not have to look too far. DETROIT -- Tigers general manager Dave Dombrowski listed the need to add a left-handed batter earlier this week as one of his top three priorities this winter. He might not have to look too far. Tigers rookie outfielder Steven Moya continues to establish himself as one of the top prospects in the Tigers' organization and could enter spring training as a strong candidate to win a spot on...
Grand Rapids Press Oct 17, 2014
Twitter Talk: On Andrew Miller, David Price, Daniel Fields, Yasmani Tomas and Morning Runner

Twitter Talk: On Andrew Miller, David Price, Daniel Fields, Yasmani Tomas and Morning Runner

The Detroit Tigers are done for the season, but baseball fans never take a day off. The Detroit Tigers are done for the season, but baseball fans never take a day off. Let's get straight to this week's version of Twitter Talk, one of the most popular question-and-answer Tigers column that is written by me and appears on either Thursday or Friday of each week on MLive.com. @Chris_Iott if Miller is going to demand closer money shouldn't we give it to him and he'll be the closer after next year... Or sooner. — mitch popiel (@mitchpopiel182) October 15,...
Grand Rapids Press Oct 16, 2014
Detroit Tigers nearly acquired reliever Andrew Miller at trade deadline, could target him again this winter

Detroit Tigers nearly acquired reliever Andrew Miller at trade deadline, could target him again this winter

Dave Dombrowski confirmed Tuesday that the Tigers did indeed make a strong push to acquire left-handed reliever Andrew Miller from the Boston Red Sox this past July. DETROIT -- This time, it wasn't just a rumor. It actually happened. And, according to general manager Dave Dombrowski, the Detroit Tigers nearly pulled it off. Dombrowski confirmed Tuesday that the Tigers did indeed make a strong push to acquire left-handed reliever Andrew Miller from the Boston Red Sox this past July. But the Baltimore Orioles swooped in at the last second, and -- as the story goes...
Grand Rapids Press Oct 16, 2014
5 predictions regarding what moves Detroit Tigers will make prior to start of 2015 season

5 predictions regarding what moves Detroit Tigers will make prior to start of 2015 season

Lets do our best to read between the lines a bit and make some predictions about what the Tigers might do between now and opening day. DETROIT -- Detroit Tigers general manager Dave Dombrowski did not break any earth-shattering news Tuesday afternoon during his annual end-of-the-season press conference at Comerica Park. But let's do our best to read between the lines a bit and make some predictions about what the Tigers might do between now and opening day of the 2015 season. Here are five predictions regarding the offseason: The Tigers will not pursue a new...
Grand Rapids Press Oct 15, 2014
Dave Dombrowski focused on addressing Tigers' bullpen, says Joe Nathan will remain closer

Dave Dombrowski focused on addressing Tigers' bullpen, says Joe Nathan will remain closer

Tigers general manager Dave Dombrowski confirmed Tuesday that he expects beleaguered reliever Joe Nathan to open the season as the teams closer in 2015. DETROIT -- The Detroit Tigers plan to address their heavily scrutinized bullpen this winter. They do not intend, however, to replace their oft-criticized veteran closer. Tigers general manager Dave Dombrowski confirmed Tuesday that he expects beleaguered reliever Joe Nathan to open the season as the team's closer in 2015. "I would think he starts as our closer going into it," Dombrowski said during his...
Grand Rapids Press Oct 15, 2014
Detroit Tigers haven't discussed long-term deal with David Price, view him as key part of rotation in 2015

Detroit Tigers haven't discussed long-term deal with David Price, view him as key part of rotation in 2015

Dave Dombrowski didnt rule out a potential contract extension with David Price down the road, but confirmed the club is not currently engaged in contract talks with him. DETROIT -- Tigers starter David Price is essentially under contract for one more season. Whether he intends to remain in Detroit beyond 2015 is still a mystery. Tigers general manager Dave Dombrowski didn't rule out a potential contract extension with Price down the road, but told reporters Tuesday that the club is not currently engaged in contract talks with Price about a potential long-term...
Grand Rapids Press Oct 15, 2014
Column: Detroit boss Dave Dombrowski discusses disappointing Tigers' season

Column: Detroit boss Dave Dombrowski discusses disappointing Tigers' season

By the time they were ousted by the Orioles, the Tigers seemed mentally and physically exhausted. DETROIT – Dave Dombrowski’s annual state of the Tigers address came a few days later than usual for a season that ended a few weeks earlier than expected. Maybe the Tigers’ president and general manager needed extra time after the final defeat to weigh his thoughts about a troubling season that saw the success of a fourth consecutive divisional championship soured by the failure to win even one postseason game in the first round against...
Grand Rapids Press Oct 15, 2014
Status of outfielder Andy Dirks still a big question mark for Detroit Tigers

Status of outfielder Andy Dirks still a big question mark for Detroit Tigers

Theres a possibility the Tigers could non-tender Andy Dirks, which means the club could avoid going to arbitration with him by not offering him a contract by the December deadline. DETROIT -- The Detroit Tigers' bench lacked depth this past season. General manager Dave Dombrowski admitted as much Tuesday during his annual end-of-the-season press conference at Comerica Park. But it appears he has a solution. Dombrowski said he intends to address the bench problem this winter by potentially adding another left-handed hitter to the mix. "An extra guy off the bench...
Grand Rapids Press Oct 15, 2014
Dave Dombrowski expects Jose Iglesias to be starting shortstop for Detroit Tigers in 2015

Dave Dombrowski expects Jose Iglesias to be starting shortstop for Detroit Tigers in 2015

Dombrowski said he thinks Tigers manager Brad Ausmus and his staff deserve to see Iglesias in action first, but that he expects Iglesias to be the starter. DETROIT -- Dave Dombrowski said he didn't want to "anoint" slick-fielding shortstop Jose Iglesias as the starter for the Detroit Tigers in 2015. But he says he believes that Iglesias is talented enough and will be healthy enough to resume the job full-time next year. Dombrowski said he thinks Tigers manager Brad Ausmus and his staff deserve to see Iglesias in action first, but that he expects Iglesias to be...
Grand Rapids Press Oct 14, 2014
Dave Dombrowski: Brad Ausmus did well in first season, 'is only going to get better' as manager

Dave Dombrowski: Brad Ausmus did well in first season, 'is only going to get better' as manager

Some Tigers fans wonder whether the Tigers would have hired someone like Terry Francona if Jim Leyland had retired a year earlier. Or Ron Gardenhire had Leyland retired a year later. But it will be Ausmus at the helm again in 2015. DETROIT -- Dave Dombrowski says Brad Ausmus did a good job in his first year as manager of the Detroit Tigers. But he expects Ausmus to be even better in year No. 2. "He's our manager," Dombrowski said Tuesday afternoon while addressing media members during his annual end-of-the-season press conference. "He's back. And it's a situation...
Grand Rapids Press Oct 14, 2014
Dave Dombrowski would 'love' to re-sign Victor Martinez, will address free agents after World Series

Dave Dombrowski would 'love' to re-sign Victor Martinez, will address free agents after World Series

Dave Dombrowski met with members of the media to discuss the state of the Tigers during his annual end-of-the-season press conference and addressed a handful of pressing issues. DETROIT -- Tigers general manager Dave Dombrowski wants to bring back Victor Martinez. Actually, Dombrowski would absolutely love to bring back Victor Martinez. But Dombrowski confirmed Tuesday that the Tigers have yet to make a decision about whether they intend to pursue the designated hitter this winter. In fact, the Tigers have yet to determine if they plan to re-sign any of the eight...
Grand Rapids Press Oct 14, 2014
Detroit Tigers expect right-hander Bruce Rondon to be ready for start of spring training

Detroit Tigers expect right-hander Bruce Rondon to be ready for start of spring training

Heading into the 2014 season, the Tigers expected Rondon to battle Joba Chamberlain for the setup role. But an elbow issue sidelined Rondon and he underwent Tommy John surgery in late March. DETROIT -- The Detroit Tigers expect a familiar name to be part of a revamping of the bullpen for the 2015 season.  General manager Dave Dombrowski said Tuesday afternoon that he believes hard-throwing right-hander Bruce Rondon will be ready to go next spring after he underwent Tommy John surgery in March. "We're encouraged that he would be ready," Dombrowski said. "He's...
Grand Rapids Press Oct 14, 2014
Dave Dombrowski: Solidifying center field, improving bullpen among top offseason priorities

Dave Dombrowski: Solidifying center field, improving bullpen among top offseason priorities

Dombrowski addressed the issue Tuesday afternoon during his annual end-of-the-season press conference with media members.   DETROIT -- Dave Dombrowski knows he has plenty of work to do this offseason. On Tuesday afternoon, he listed his top three priorities. Dombrowski addressed the issue Tuesday afternoon during his annual end-of-the-season press conference with media members. He listed his top priorities -- in no particular order -- as follows: Solidifying center field: Dombrowski said the Tigers will either seek a full-time center fielder or someone who bats...

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