The Detroit Tigers need pitching. It sounds a bit odd when considering it has been the foundation of the rebuild. It isn’t that those arms haven’t panned out, either. Casey Mize and Tarik Skubal have the makings of solid rotation pieces that could be long-term anchors. The jury is still out on Matt Manning, Alex…
If you are familiar with the concept of “cups of coffee” after the article I posted on Monday, there are a few more Tigers that appeared once and disappeared and this time, we focus on two pitchers, one more recent, and the other, a local legend.
Our year-by-year dive into Tigers history (and the history of the world at the time) continues with a dive into 1904. The Tigers were… not good. They bid farewell to a manager, saw a pitcher be their best two-way player, and the team took on new ownership. And in our player spotlight, the story of
It is a time of optimism for Detroit Tigers fans. Sure, Major League Baseball is currently in the midst of a lockout. And the Detroit Tigers have the second-worst winning percentage in baseball over the past five years. But the 2021 season was undeniably a step in the right direction.
Through the end of the 2021 season, there have been 121 players who hit only one home run in a regular season game while wearing a Detroit Tigers uniform. Included in that group are 44 players whose lone home runs as Tigers turned out to be the only ones that they ever hit in their…
Losing isn’t fun. However, for many teams in recent years, losing has served their purpose. The Detroit Tigers are among those teams, using a series of miserable seasons to propel them toward a brighter future by way of top draft picks. The plan is already bearing fruit, but things will kick into another gear this
As we’re at a standstill in terms of the hot stove, and don’t yet want to dive into full-on previews of the Tigers majors players, we’ll continue breaking down the Tigers projected bench options. There’s a decent mix of potential and depth both, and fine tuning the bottom of the depth chart always seems to
Back in the early days of 2020 we started a series that spotlighted the Tigers through the years, aiming to do an entry for every team starting from 1901 onwards. We got through two years (I take full responsibility). The series is back now, and we’re kicking things off with 1903, but if you want
Over the course of his brief career, Riley Greene has made a strong case as the stand alone top prospect for the Detroit Tigers. It’s not unanimous, as many might consider Spencer Torkelson to be the top prospect. However, that’s a good problem to have. Both are arguably top 10, if not top 5 prospects
Baseball is fun for so many reasons. One of them that Detroit Tigers and any baseball fan can appreciate is the limitless phrases that use food in baseball wordplay. From “can of corn” to a “snowcone catch”, it has been a part of the baseball lexicon for years.
Hitting a baseball is a very difficult task. Switch hitting is an even harder task to accomplish. Two different swings to tune up, change, and try to grow. When done well it eliminates some of the difficulties that come when facing same handed pitchers. Orioles’ outfielder Cedric Mullins was a switch hitter, but ditched that
I love this game. This may seem strange because I’ve been a Tiger fan all my life, and the Tigers lost this game to a hated division rival. This bounced Detroit out of the playoffs in 2009, and while the Tigers probably would’ve faced a similar fate the Twins did in the Division Series against
First baseman Edgar Wesley’s 213 OPS+ in 1925 was the best in Detroit history. (Photo credit: Seamheads.com) In recent posts, I have integrated Detroit Stars players into the all-time Detroit major league position lists: shortstops center fielders This week, I am looking at first basemen. Before Negro League data was so conveniently available at Seamheads.com, I
Major League Baseball remains at a standstill, but the Detroit Tigers did add five talented youngsters to the organization on Saturday. Traditionally, international signing day, the first day of the international signing period for the year, was set in July, but the pandemic bumped it to January, where it remains for the time being. There
We put together the Top 20 after a few of the contributors sent in their Top 20 and Chris Brown did the math and that’s how we came up with our top 20 prospects in the Detroit Tigers system. You can see the players ranked 11-20 here, the top ten here, and five more prospects who just missed…
Many players have suited up for the Detroit Tigers. All-stars, future Hall of Famers, and plenty of prospects have played in the Motor City. But there have also been many forgotten players during the years. Today, let’s look back at some Detroit Tigers from the 2010s you may have forgotten.
Welcome to the TigerDome? It isn’t as farfetched as you might imagine. Once upon a time, there were whispers of a new Tiger Stadium that would have featured a dome. One eagle-eyed history buff shared the throwback newspaper article on Twitter and it got us wondering about this would-be TigerDome. Anyone who lived in Detroit
The Detroit Tigers are linked to two teenage shortstops in Javier Osorio and Samuel Gil. Both Gil and Osorio are from Venezuela and are listed among Baseball America’s Top 50 Prospects Board, with Osorio ranked 10th and Gil at number 21.
It wasn’t too long ago that the Detroit Tigers world was abuzz for Casey Mize, Tarik Skubal, and Isaac Paredes to make their major league debut. Two of those three stuck immediately despite struggling in 2020, and then improved substantially in 2021. It was Paredes who didn’t seem ready through a short 108 plate appearance
With the MLB still in a lockout and not all free agents being signed yet, there is still a lot of time for the Detroit Tigers to add more to their roster. But for the time being, let’s look into 3 Tigers who are currently on the roster who I think the top offensive contributors…