Analysis

Here's our take on the day's news

Lesson learned: Never call a division in May

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There are no such things as jinxes, but I had no idea the Tigers would play so badly after starting 27-12.

Calibrating our expectations of the offense

Often it seems the Tigers can't hit, yet they are leading the league in hitting

Brad Ausmus has to show more emotion

Let's see where the TIgers are eight days from now.

Should the Tigers have hired Lloyd McClendon?

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While the Tigers have struggled in the second half, the Seattle Mariners have surged into playoff contention. Did the Tigers make the right choice when hiring their new manager?

Don't worry: Miguel Cabrera is fine

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The home runs aren't going out like they did in 2013, but just about everything else is the same.

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Lineup in a coma

Lineup in a coma. With no apologies to the Smiths.

Tigers struggle across the board in 2nd half

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The Tigers have struggled in virtually every area of the game since the all star break. Here is a look at some of their second half rankings.

Can anybody pitch the ninth inning?

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The Tigers allow a crazy amount of ninth inning runs, but are improving.

Stop acting like Yankees fans

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NEW YORK OF THE MIDWEST -- The flick heard 'round the world. Joe Nathan walked off the mound after getting the final out of the ninth inning Wednesday, put the back of his hand to his chin, and...

The Tigers have seen tough times before

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All this has happened before, and all this will happen again.

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The Tigers have a long history of epic battles

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How many historically long Tiger games have you survived?

Nathan has to rise to the occasion

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Tigers closer Joe Nathan has had an up and down season, but with a dwindling lead in the AL Central and an exhausted bullpen, the Tigers don't have a choice but wait for Nathan to figure things out.

Monday Morning Manager: the week from hell

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Is Miggy hurt? Will the offense ever wake up? And hey, will the Tigers win the stinking division?

Joe Blows: Nathan worse at PR than pitching

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It's one thing to struggle with performance. It's another thing to alienate your fans.

Justin Verlander: still a playoff starter

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Many Tigers fans are tempted to put Verlander into the bullpen in the playoffs in order to give Rick Porcello a rotation spot. For the love of God, don't do it, until proven otherwise.

The Tigers can't hit right now

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But you already knew that

Was pinch hitting Miguel Cabrera for J.D. Martinez right choice?

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Did Brad Ausmus act impulsively replacing J.D. Martinez with Miguel Cabrera with the game on the line, when Don Kelly waited on deck?

Could Cuban defector Rusney Castillo fill CF void?

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Thought the rumors were over? Not yet. Rusney Castillo is the next heralded Cuban defector to come stateside, and the Tigers suddenly have a glaring hole in center field.

Which Tiger starter should go to the bullpen?

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The question has been on the minds of Tiger fans since the acquisition of David Price. Which Tigers' ACE should pitch out of the bullpen in October?

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Projecting playoff rotations: Tigers tops in AL

While the Oakland Athletics have a formidable rotation, starting pitching projects to be a solid advantage for the Tigers in a hypothetical postseason matchup

MMM: The Price is right, and so is Ricky Porcello

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It's Monday and it's Monday Morning Manager. Start your week off the MMM way!

Here's how to make trades in August

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The non-waiver trade deadline has passed, but teams can, and will, still make trades during the month of August. Here's how it works.

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Avila may be partly to blame for worse pitching

The stats show that Alex Avila has been a plus pitch framer over his career, but also that he's having his worst year behind the plate since 2010.

Sean and Kurt talk David Price

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This week's topics: David Price, how the Tigers fill center field without Austin Jackson, the price the A's paid to bring Jon Lester to Oakland, and more!

Tigers offense returning to normal

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The Tigers' feast or famine offense is frustrating, but not unusual

Are Alan Trammell and Lou Whitaker Hall of Famers?

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The correct answer is no, as has been shown yearly by the voters. But there is no shame, because the HOF ought to be a hard place in which to be elected, shouldn't it?

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