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, …

Not Your Average Joe

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Sometimes we forget they’re just like us. Athletic ability tends to obscure the fact that professional athletes have their personal challenges too. Tigers reliever Joe Jimenez has had his share. Jimenez is a native of Puerto Rico, and when Hurricane Maria unleashed its Category 5 wrath on the Caribbean island last year, many families were …