Analysis

POLL: Should Avila have swung 3-0?

Alex Avila swung at a 3-0 fastball, but it didn't work out for the Tigers. Was it the right move?

Ten years later: Pudge, Tigers conveniently wed

No matter the motive, one thing is clear: Pudge and the Tigers needed each other in 2004.

Kinsler's 10 pitch at-bat changes game for Tigers

Ian Kinsler helped deliver last night's victory with an RBI double after a 10 pitch battle with Charlie Leesman.

Is Coke finished? Are there alternatives?

Phil Coke was hammered for three runs, leaving the Tigers to wonder if he'll remain on the team, and who could replace him.

Rick Porcello refuses to allow you to steal on him

Removing the base-stealing threat was just one of the many things Porcello did right on Sunday.

Monday Morning Manager: Ian Kinsler, baseball rat

Grab a cup of coffee and start your Tigers week the MMM way!

Replacing Gonzalez with Worth makes the most sense

The Tigers decision to release Alex Gonzalez and recall Danny Worth makes sense on several levels.

JD Martinez draws attention with big day in Toledo

J.D. Martinez homered four times on Saturday, could his power earn him a promotion to Detroit?

Reintroducing Drew Smyly, starting pitcher

Drew Smyly has not started since 2012, but will break that streak tonight against the Los Angeles Angels.

Is it time to give up on Alex Gonzalez?

Fielder'sChoice examines the Tigers' shortstop options.

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How to get Alex Avila out

Alex Avila has shown some interesting tendencies at the plate during his career.

Bless You Boys: Our name has sarcastic roots

Next time you yell "Bless You Boys!" after a Tigers win, give a shout out to Acid Al Ackerman.

Alex Avila: Still Tigers catcher of the future?

Remember when "Praise Avila" was a thing?

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Alex Avila's True Value

Avila has been horrendous at the plate this season, but it's what he does behind the plate that makes him valuable.

Monday Morning Manager: Tigers week in review

If it's Monday, it's Monday Morning Manager. See how that works?

Bullpens are becoming a problem everywhere

Many bullpens are struggling early in the season as a look around SB Nation reveals

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Numbers support Nathan's annual 'dead arm' period

This isn't Joe Nathan getting old. This is Joe Nathan being Joe Nathan.

Cabrera projects to be one of the game's greatest

Just for fun, let's compare him to one of the best hitters in history.

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Trying to fix Phil Coke

Your mission, should you choose to accept it ...

Rembering Chris Shelton

In 2006, Red Pop bolted out of the starting gate as hot as his flaming red hair.

Do I trust him more than Phil Coke?

Get on board with the latest craze in General Manager party games!

Updated Tigers' 40 man roster, options, minutiae

After all the trades and roster cuts this spring, here is a complete list of the Tigers' 40 man roster, complete with options remaining, service time and contract status for each player.

Ausmus brings change, and change is good

The Tigers' new manager's moves make sense, and that makes the games easier to watch

Kill the buzz kill. No day off after Opening Day!

It's time to get rid of the day off after Opening Day.

From Gates to V-Mart, it takes a special guy to DH

The designated hitter rule has been around for over 40 years, yet no DH has made it into the Hall of Fame. That should tell you something.

Five keys to success for the Tigers in 2014

Most of the concerns that the Tigers have entering the 2014 season can be answered by key players doing what they've done in the past.

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