December 27, 2012

2012 Top 10 Stories: #4 – Tigers Sign Prince Fielder

While Tigers fans were reeling from the news of Victor Martinez‘s season-ending knee injury, owner Mike Ilitch (likely to the dismay of Dave Dombrowski) was having back-channel conversations with agent Scott Boras. As we’d soon find out, those conversations centered on the last remaining free-agent slugger that could soothe the wounds of losing Martinez and […]

December 24, 2012

2012 Top 10 Stories: #5 – Victor Martinez Lost for Season

About four weeks before the Tigers convened in Lakeland for spring training, the club’s outlook instantly went from brimming with confidence and optimism to soaked in despair and gloom. That’s when Dave Dombrowski received word from Florida that Victor Martinez suffered a torn ACL in his left knee and would eventually be lost for the […]

October 3, 2010

News Galore on the Way Out the Door

It’s not often Tigers GM Dave Dombrowski gets loose and talks at length about the club’s plans, but on Sunday in Baltimore he did just that, breaking some news and confirming a few long-anticipated decisions: Brandon Inge gets offered an extension. As Ian wrote this summer, Inge is either loved or loathed in Detroit — […]

August 24, 2010

Two for Tuesday: Damon Decisions, Ordonez Operations

Thoughts on the news out of Comerica Park today: Johnny Damon. I don’t care that the Tigers are going nowhere this season, Damon has been a good soldier for the Tigers and, based on what we read, he’s provided clubhouse leadership and mentorship for a youthful team. As of this writing, the Tigers are running […]

July 30, 2010

Video: NESN Catches Up with Johnny Damon

July 21, 2010

Thinking Out Loud: Trade Deadline Despair Infects Tigers Fans

Here’s a quick thought in the form of a question after tonight’s long-awaited win: Would there be as much handwringing and angst about the Tigers if it weren’t 10 days before the trade deadline? If the Tigers had lost seven straight in, say, the first week and a half of May, would we all be […]

July 7, 2010

Damon, Inge on Jerry Crasnick’s “All-Offensive Laggard” Team

In Jerry Crasnick’s Starting 9 column this week on ESPN.com, he names his mid-season “All-Offensive Laggard” squad — the “hitters for contending clubs who have failed to produce to expectations and need to pick up the pace in the second half to help their teams make the playoffs.” Not surprisingly the Tigers — and Johnny […]

July 7, 2010

Tigers Today: July 7, 2010

Tigers’ Record: 45-37, 1st place; 1/2-game ahead of Twins Today’s Game Tigers vs. Orioles | 7:05 p.m. ET – Comerica Park | On the air: FSD/AM 1270 and 97.1 FM Pitching Matchup Max Scherzer (5-6, 4.88 ERA) vs. RHP Brad Bergesen (3-5, 6.44 ERA) Yesterday’s Results Tigers 7 – Orioles 5 W: Ryan Perry (2-4) […]

July 6, 2010

Tigers Today: July 6, 2010

**Sorry this one’s coming late in the day. I was traveling and got online later than expected. This one include information about tonight’s win and Monday’s too.** Tigers’ Record: 45-37, 1st place; 1/2-game lead over Twins Today’s Results Tigers 7 – Orioles 5 (11 innings) W: Ryan Perry (2-4) L: David Hernandez (3-7) HR: Miguel […]

July 4, 2010

Looking Back on June in the D

On June 1, the Tigers weren’t exactly reeling but they could not have felt good about the way the month ended. They lost two games to the Mariners in Seattle, then came home to lose three of four to the A’s. After a 14-10 record in April, they stumbled to 12-14 in May. How would […]