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21 Total Updates since February 14, 2013
about 1 month ago Article 24 comments
When Justin Verlander's salary for the 2015 season kicks in at $ 28 million per season, he would be baseball's highest paid player, as contracts stand today.
about 1 month ago Article 35 comments
With Rondon optioned to the minors, the Tigers have several candidates to close, or could use a committee.
about 1 month ago Article 43 comments
Phil Coke's success against the Yankees during the 2012 postseason may have swayed some opinions toward using him in Detroit's closer role. Fight the urge. He'll succeed in the right situations, but
about 1 month ago Article 32 comments
Bruce Rondon was expected to be the Tigers' closer, having never thrown a pitch in the major leagues. They made a similar move with Scott Sizemore and it didn't turn out so well.
about 1 month ago Article 14 comments
Tigerdog responds to Phil Coke's Brain! Patrick has found enough Tiger droppings around the majors to patch together his own roster of former Tigers.
about 1 month ago Article 67 comments
When the Tigers decided to send Drew Smyly to the bullpen instead of Toledo, they may have cost themselves a few million dollars by speeding up his arbitration clock.
about 1 month ago Article 74 comments
The Tigers will keep Rick Porcello in the rotation, but Drew Smyly is also on the opening day roster, in the bullpen.
2 months ago Article 32 comments
Just one week to go until opening day, and two spots left on the Tiger bench. Who should make the opening day roster?
2 months ago Article 54 comments
Former Tiger Casper Wells could be the odd man out in Seattle, and he's out of options, so he may be available. Should the Tigers try to get him back?
2 months ago Article 36 comments
The Tigers have sent Jeff Kobernus back to the Nationals, putting Matt Tuiasosopo firmly in the spotlight.
2 months ago Article 80 comments
Former Tiger outfielder Brennan Boesch has signed with the New York Yankees for a reported $ 1.5 million.
2 months ago Article 28 comments
In December, the Tigers signed Brennan Boesch to a $ 2.3 million contract. Just 16 at bats into spring training, they let him go. He had every chance to make it, but didn't get it done.
2 months ago Article 50 comments
With the release of Brennan Boesch, Jeff Kobernus and Don Kelly are odds on favorites to make the team.
3 months ago Article 14 comments
We broke down the drafts from 2002 through 2006 and determined what an MLB club can expect from each draft. Now, we look at how the Tigers stack up.
3 months ago Article 9 comments
A look at the status of each player on the Tiger roster, including options, arbitration eligibility, major league service time and free agency calendars.
3 months ago Article 62 comments
The Tiger bullpen, as a unit, was below league average in 2012. The Tigers have not done enough during this offseason to change that fact, either.
3 months ago Article 40 comments
Jim Leyland says that he already has six relievers in mind for the Opening Day roster, with one slot still an open competition. Who's in, who's out, and should we read too far into this?
3 months ago Article 48 comments
Brennan Boesch can be one of the best hitters in the league, or one of the worst. What are the Tigers options if he doesn't hit this spring?
3 months ago Article 57 comments
Rick Porcello has seniority. Drew Smyly has the more recent results, as well as better projections. One of them will be in the Tigers' rotation. Who'll win the battle?
3 months ago Article 49 comments
Sure he's barely pitched above Double A. But that didn't stop the Tigers from tabbing Bruce Rondon as closer-in-waiting. Is he ready for that kind of pressure? Spring training should help us find out.
3 months ago Article 9 comments
January 2012, Victor Martinez blew out his knee while doing a routine workout in Florida. He was lost for the season. Now he's back in Lakeland, but is he ready for the long, grueling season ahead?
3 months ago Article 0 comments
With spring training camps opening (finally!) this week, it's time to start asking questions about the Tigers' roster that will be answered during the next six (or seven) weeks in Lakeland.