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Oct 23, 2020

College Football and the Detroit Tigers

College football has been underway for more than a month, but here in Big Ten country it’s just getting started. To celebrate its return, let’s look at some of the best college football players in Detroit Tigers history. It’s not uncommon for elite athletes to play both college baseball and college football, but when it […] College Football and the Detroit Tigers - Motor City Bengals - Motor City Bengals - A Detroit Tigers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Oct 21, 2020

4 ‘LCS Participants Who Make Sense as ’21 Detroit Tigers

These final four teams in the MLB postseason have some players who could benefit the Detroit Tigers in 2021. We as Detroit Tigers fans watched the final four teams in the respected League Champion Series take a few people by surprise. The Houston Astros and Atlanta Braves were each eliminated in Game 7s, leaving the […] 4 ‘LCS Participants Who Make Sense as ’21 Detroit Tigers - Motor City Bengals - Motor City Bengals - A Detroit Tigers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Oct 18, 2020

Detroit Tigers Manager Candidate: Pedro Grifol

The Detroit Tigers per Jon Morosi of MLB.com, are talking to Kansas City Royals bench coach Pedro Grifol about the vacant manager’s position. Add another name to the Detroit Tigers managerial search. This afternoon, Jon Morosi of MLB.com reported that Pedro Grifol is getting heavy consideration for the vacant position. Sources: Pedro Grifol had a […] Detroit Tigers Manager Candidate: Pedro Grifol - Motor City Bengals - Motor City Bengals - A Detroit Tigers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Oct 14, 2020

Detroit Tigers Manager Candidate: Mike Rabelo

The former skipper in the Detroit Tigers minor league system Mike Rabelo would make a lot of sense to manage the team in 2021. When the Detroit Tigers lost Mike Rabelo to the Pittsburgh Pirates to be the team’s assistant hitting coach, it was a huge blow in the sense of having to replace him […] Detroit Tigers Manager Candidate: Mike Rabelo - Motor City Bengals - Motor City Bengals - A Detroit Tigers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Oct 13, 2020

Detroit Tigers Manager Candidate — Rick Renteria

The surprise firing of Chicago White Sox manager Rick Renteria added another name to the pile of potential managers for the 2021 Detroit Tigers. Rogelio covered the unexpected Rick Renteria news yesterday, and rightly focused on how the White Sox managerial job is objectively more attractive than the Detroit Tigers gig. That presumably makes it […] Detroit Tigers Manager Candidate — Rick Renteria - Motor City Bengals - Motor City Bengals - A Detroit Tigers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Oct 12, 2020

Detroit Tigers: Does 5-years/$105M get George Springer to Motown?

There are very few guarantees in MLB free agency.  For many teams, the stars have to align themselves close to perfect to get a marquee player to entertain an offer. George Springer might be a nice fit for the Detroit Tigers, but the Tigers might not see it that way. Springer might not either. What […] Detroit Tigers: Does 5-years/$105M get George Springer to Motown? - Motor City Bengals - Motor City Bengals - A Detroit Tigers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Oct 10, 2020

Detroit Tigers: The free-agent starting pitcher curse?

Here’s a spooky tale for Halloween to share. The tale of the Detroit Tigers free-agent starting pitcher bad luck. Disclaimer: I know Detroit Tigers fans will cite examples of Kenny Rogers, David Wells, Walt Terrell who was the expectation of the rule of this “curse” or bad luck.  But Detroit opted not to pay up […] Detroit Tigers: The free-agent starting pitcher curse? - Motor City Bengals - Motor City Bengals - A Detroit Tigers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Oct 7, 2020

Detroit Tigers: 2021 Roster Rundown

The Detroit Tigers have a lot of work to do before they can contend again. It’s fun to dream about big trades and free-agent signings this offseason, but first we need to look at the current roster, see who will be around next year, and figure out where the team can upgrade. If it sounds […] Detroit Tigers: 2021 Roster Rundown - Motor City Bengals - Motor City Bengals - A Detroit Tigers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Oct 5, 2020

Detroit Tigers: The Ratings Show It. Viewership is up

Forbes released an article discussing MLB’s local tv and streaming viewership is up over 4% for 2020. Detroit Tigers baseball faired very well according to the data. We were all missing baseball as the pandemic started. The rumors the season was going to be canceled were in the air.  The fans showed how much they […] Detroit Tigers: The Ratings Show It. Viewership is up - Motor City Bengals - Motor City Bengals - A Detroit Tigers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Sep 30, 2020

Detroit Tigers: Imagining the managerial debate

Disclaimer: This is a work of fiction about the Detroit Tigers and their search for a manager. None of these events actually happened. Enjoy A hush came over the small but exalted group of Detroit Tigers dignitaries loaded into the meeting room with dubious social distancing at the Comfort Inn in Lakeland, FL as the […] Detroit Tigers: Imagining the managerial debate - Motor City Bengals - Motor City Bengals - A Detroit Tigers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Sep 29, 2020

Detroit Tigers: Five Way-Too-Early Possibilities for Third Overall in 2021

The Detroit Tigers will likely pick third in the 2021 MLB Draft and some high-end names will be waiting for them The MLB Draft remains one of the few events for Detroit Tigers fans to get excited about these days and next June will be no different. The team was attempting to make the playoffs […] Detroit Tigers: Five Way-Too-Early Possibilities for Third Overall in 2021 - Motor City Bengals - Motor City Bengals - A Detroit Tigers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Sep 29, 2020

Detroit Tigers: 12 Memorable Moments

The Detroit Tigers finished in last place again, but let’s look back at a few positive highlights from a strange season in a surreal year. The 2020 Detroit Tigers season is in the books, and it was another stinker. Few people had any real expectations for the club, but it’s hard not to be disappointed […] Detroit Tigers: 12 Memorable Moments - Motor City Bengals - Motor City Bengals - A Detroit Tigers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Sep 28, 2020

Detroit Tigers improve from 30th to 28th in 2020. What’s next?

The curtain has quietly come down for the Detroit Tigers without a lot of fanfare and certainly no curtain calls from the audience. It was a season where the Detroit Tigers did improve in some respects but the overall body of work shows there is still major construction left in the rebuild that started at […] Detroit Tigers improve from 30th to 28th in 2020. What’s next? - Motor City Bengals - Motor City Bengals - A Detroit Tigers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Sep 28, 2020

Replay Review: 42

The film we’ll be reviewing for this edition of Replay Review is the biographical baseball drama, 42, helmed by Hollywood star Chadwick Boseman. On August 28th, Chadwick Boseman passed away after a private battle with colon cancer. The actor was popular, well-respected, and beloved by not only his fans but also critics and his Hollywood […] Replay Review: 42 - Motor City Bengals - Motor City Bengals - A Detroit Tigers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More