The voice of the turtle!

Tigers Clobber O’s in Spring Opener

For lo, the winter is past, the rain is over and gone; the flowers appear on the earth; the time of the singing of birds is come, and the voice of the turtle is heard in our land. — Song of Solomon, 2:11-12 The Tigers opened their Grapefruit League season with a 15-2 thrashing of […]

30 Tigers in 30 Days: #2 – Jose Iglesias

Name: Jose Iglesias Position: Shortstop B/T: R/R Age: 25 Contract Status: Pre-Arbitration 2013 Stats: 161 GP, .303/.349/.386, 3 HR, 29 RBI, 5 SB, 16 2B, 15/60 BB/K Expected Role For 2015: Starting Shortstop Last Season There wasn’t one. Iglesias was diagnosed with stress fractures in both shins during Spring Training and missed the entire season. The year before that, when the Tigers […]

30 Tigers in 30 Days: #1 – Ian Kinsler

Editor’s Note: Welcome to the first installment of 30 Tigers in 30 Days, in which, much as the title says, we profile a Tiger a day for the next thirty days. The order is random, because that makes it more fun, you see. Check back every day for a new profile. Today we start with […]

Joba Chamberlain Is Back, And That’s Not A Bad Thing

I have, for some odd reason, actually seen a bit of complaining about the Joba Chamberlain deal today. The opinions are undoubtedly influenced by his second half 4.97 ERA and repeated meltdowns in the postseason. Of course, in July, Chamberlain’s ERA was under 3 and plenty of people were clamoring for him to replace Joe […]

(That number won't be available for you in Detroit! Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images North America)

Tigers Add Lefty Reliever; 2015 Bullpen Beginning to Take Shape

The 2015 roster continues to take shape as the Tigers added a veteran left-handed reliever to the mix today, on a one-year deal. Tom Gorzelanny, a fixture in the Milwaukee Brewers’ bullpen, signed a one-year deal with the Tigers, and joins a cast of new faces (along with some familiar ones). Gorzelanny, a converted starting […]

Tigers Nail Down Outfield, But Trades Open Big Rotation Questions

The Tigers finally made the big move that has felt inevitable this offseason, swapping Rick Porcello for Yoenis Cespedes – essentially – and then flipping Eugenio Suarez to the Reds for Alfredo Simon – essentially. These deals kind of go together, but we’ll do them separately first. Although upon hearing about the Cespedes trade, I said […]

Today In Rumormongering: Is David Price Really Being Shopped?

So today, we have unnamed sources telling both Bless You Boys and the Detroit News’s Tony Paul that the Tigers are still talking to Max Scherzer, and they’re also willing to take calls about David Price. Let’s break this down into two parts… First, I’m hesitant to make too much of reports that a team is […]

You can expect to see this for four more years. (Photo by moi)

Tigers Lock Down VMart (And Little Victor) For Four More Years

Roughly one day after stating re-signing Victor Martinez was the Tigers’ top offseason priority, Dave Dombrowski did just that, inking the 35-year-old DH to a four year, $68 million contract. Martinez will be 39 at the end of the deal (he won’t turn 40 until December 2018). With an AAV of $17 million per year, […]

The Postmortem: Fix Your %#*^$(# Bullpen, Dave Dombrowski

It’s hard to see 2014 as anything other than a step back for the Detroit Tigers. The 2013 team was the best of the last four division champions. They were a few ill-advised pitches away from taking two games in Boston. If they took that second game, I suspect they close out that series and […]

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