Category: Detroit Tigers

Torii Hunter on Signing With Detroit: “It’s the perfect fit”

Monday, November 26th, 2012

This offseason Torii Hunter had his choice of teams to join. His attitude, leadership, experience and ability all contributed to him being coveted by a number of teams that consider themselves playoff contenders. Hunter decided to say no to the Rangers, the Dodgers, the Yankees and Red Sox amongst others ...

Jim Leyland Reflects On 2012 And The World Series, Discusses What The Tigers Will Be Looking For In Free Agency

Friday, November 2nd, 2012

The Detroit Tigers fell flat on their faces in the World Series, but the team is still quite stacked and manager Jim Leyland is officially back after signing a one-year contract extension earlier this week. The veteran bench boss is confident that his team can bounce back, but he still ...

Bruce Bochy Pushes All The Right Buttons As Giants Win Second World Series In Three Years

Tuesday, October 30th, 2012

It's astonishing to think the San Francisco Giants were down 0-2 in the NLDS, having to win three straight road games in the first year of a new playoff format, and this team went on the run they did to win a World Series title. The Giants had to overcome a ...

“Lovable, Chubby” Pablo Sandoval Impresses Reggie Jackson With His Game 1 Performance

Friday, October 26th, 2012

There are only two people on Earth other than Pablo Sandoval who know what he felt like Wednesday night when he hit three home runs in Game 1 of the World Series. One of them is Albert Pujols and the other is Reggie Jackson, who says Sandoval's three-homer World Series ...

Ryan Vogelsong on Coming Through in the Clutch: “I don’t feel like we feel like we’re out of place in those situations”

Wednesday, October 24th, 2012

The San Francisco Giants lost closer Brian Wilson and they found a new one in Sergio Romo. Melky Cabrera was suspended for 50 games and the team still had enough offense to make it to the postseason. The Giants went down 0-2 in the NLDS against Cincinnati and they rallied ...

Athletics Manager Bob Melvin Talks the Return of Brett Anderson, Coco Crisp’s Miscue and the Pat Neshek Tragedy

Tuesday, October 9th, 2012

The Oakland Athletics are now in a do-or-die situation after a devastating loss to the Detroit Tigers in Game 2 of the ALDS. But because they've fought back when facing large obstacles before, manager Bob Melvin isn't panicking as the A's return home for Game 3 tonight in Oakland. It might ...

Jim Leyland: “I am proud of the fact that we kind of rekindled the fire of Tiger baseball.”

Thursday, July 19th, 2012

The Detroit Tigers came into this season with a lot of hype and expectations following not only their success in the postseason last year, but also in large part due to the signing of free agent slugger Prince Fielder. Jim Leyland knew his squad would be compromising some defense by ...

Despite Unloading on the Umpires Monday, Jim Leyland Is Still Undecided About Expanding Replay in Major League Baseball

Wednesday, May 30th, 2012

After a tremendous late-season run a year ago and an offseason that saw the Tigers add Prince Fielder to an already potent offense, there were high expectations for Detroit as they were looking to defend their AL Central crown. However, the Tigers have gotten off to a rocky start and ...

Detroit-Area Rabbi Opens Up Regarding the Conversation He Had with Delmon Young

Tuesday, May 8th, 2012

It's been 11 days since Delmon Young was arrested in New York on a hate crime harassment charge. And while Young returned to the field from suspension this past weekend, he's still attempting to repair his image in the eyes of those who now view him as an anti-Semite for ...

Prince Fielder Believes Miguel Cabrera will be ‘Fine’ at Third Base, Won’t Comment on Relationship with his Father, Cecil Fielder

Monday, March 5th, 2012

It looked as though the free agent market was drying up in late January for Prince Fielder, the only elite player on the open market at the time. As fate would have it Detroit Tigers' DH, Victor Martinez, went down after suffering a torn ACL in his left knee during ...