Obviously, things aren't going great right now, but that doesn't mean that Tigers fans aren't still tuning in. The Tigers rank 3rd in the MLB in regional household ratings behind only the Kansas City Royals and St. Louis Cardinals. Attendance at the park is down 4 percent, but that has to be expected with the general meh of the team's performance.
In addition, Ticket City's blog created fan base power rankings based upon a number of factors including average attendance, ticket prices on the secondary market, team revenue and social media factors. Tigers fans again did extremely well placing 5th, although the Brewers being 4th gives me some pause. Regardless, with the outstanding TV ratings, its clear that while the team might be struggling compared to the previous years, the fan base is as strong as ever.
Tigers face new reality: They're ready to sell at trade deadline - USA Today, Bob Nightengale
Bob Nightengale is reporting that the Tigers will be sellers. I guess he didn't watch last night's game.
Signs of hope fading as Tigers pitching struggles - Detroit News, Bob Wojnowski
Justin Verlander's bad start on Sunday has Wojo firmly on team sell.
Detroit Tigers' disappointment is starting to boil over - Detroit Free Press, Drew Sharp
Yeah, you could say that.
2015 Trade Value: The Bottom Five - FanGraphs Baseball, Dave Cameron
JV isn't #1! He is number 3 though.
Tigers prospect Ravenelle is back on course - Detroit News, Lynn Henning
After some initial struggles with health, Tigers' 2014 fourth round draft choice Adam Ravenelle is back to performing at a high level.
Rockies trade rumors: Tigers inquired on John Axford - MLB Daily Dish, Chris Cotillo
This would be extremely anti climactic.
Building Baseball’s Popularity in Brazil – The Hardball Times, Alex Skillin
Interesting read on the popularity of baseball in Brazil.