Three Questions for the Tigers in September

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For teams out of contention for a postseason spot, September can be a grind.  Simply knocking games off the schedule can become a focus if you are not careful. Yet, for a Tigers team in transition, the final month of the season still has value.  Organizations are constantly evaluating, regardless of position in the standings. Like all …

Victor Alcántara Has Mastered His Control Issues

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The Tigers recent road trip to the West Coast provided a glimpse of what a playoff contender’s bullpen looks like.  And it’s pretty impressive.  The Oakland A’s have elbowed their way into the postseason picture not with a dominating rotation, but rather a hard-throwing, door-slamming bullpen. The Tigers got a steady dose of Lou Trivino, Jeurys Familia, …

The Tigers Rebuild Continues With Fiers Trade

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Forging relationships is something that organically happens in the game of baseball.  When you spend seven months of the year with a group of individuals, you automatically become joined at the hip. Mike Fiers is no different.  The right-hander was dealt to the Oakland Athletics on Monday ending a short-lived tenure with the Tigers, but …

Jordan Zimmermann’s Transition is off to a Good Start

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When the Detroit Tigers signed Jordan Zimmermann to a free agent contract prior to the 2016 season, fans and front office personnel alike looked at the right-hander as a rotation centerpiece for the next five years.  A decorated career with the Washington Nationals produced two All-Star appearances and a no-hitter for Zimmermann. The investment looked …

Top Pick Casey Mize Begins His Tigers Journey

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With the top overall pick in this year’s June Amateur Draft, the Tigers feel they landed a difference maker in Auburn right-hander Casey Mize.  Mize officially inked a reported $7.5 million deal with the club this week, and after making the rounds at Comerica Park, one could only come away impressed with the newest Tiger.

Why Jeimer Candelario’s June Struggles Are Not Concerning

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Jeimer Candelario watched his first inning drive off Cincinnati’s Tyler Mahle clear the left field wall at Great American Ballpark on Wednesday and must have reveled in the feeling of rounding the bases once again.  It had been a while since he was rewarded for a positive at-bat. It has been miserable June for Candelario, to …

The Secret to Blaine Hardy’s Revival

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The 2018 Detroit Tigers continue to surprise people.  From the seasoned fan to the casual observer. On any given night, the Tigers lineup or rotation can feature some less-than-household-names.  Those names, however, are becoming more familiar to Tigers fans. Niko Goodrum?  Check.  John Hicks?  Yep, heard of him.  Grayson Greiner?  Sure, he’s the catching prospect. This …