1. Detroit Tigers Survive—but Barely—The Weekend In Minnesota

    Eleven. That's the Tigers' magic number this morning. With 13 games left and a three-game lead, 11 is really the only number that matters right now. Over the weekend, the Tigers lost twice to the Twins, but more importantly won once...

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  2. Preview: Tigers-Twins Series Is Indeed Big, but Keep It in Perspective

    The first place Tigers meet the second place Twins at the HHH Metrodome this weekend. It promises to be an exciting and tense three days of baseball for fans of both teams...

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  3. Detroit Tigers' 2010 Schedule Discussed

    A few days ago, Major League Baseball announced its 2010 schedules. Here is Detroit's. For fans of the NFL, a schedule announcement is a pretty big deal. There's 16 games. Each of them seem infinitely valuable...

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  4. Jarrod Washburn Falls to Injury: Who Is Left to Start for Detroit?

    Or: Will the last pitcher in Detroit please turn off the light? It quickly became apparent Tuesday: Jarrod Washburn's season in Detroit may just be over. The Tigers have quickly fallen from too many starting pitchers to just three...

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  5. Talk of Trading Curtis Granderson Must End

    It's like a splinter you just can't get out. For whatever reason, the Detroit News' beat writer Lynn Henning just keeps picking at Curtis Granderson relentlessly...

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  6. Eddie Bonine Named The Tigers' Fifth Starter As Week Throws Them a Curve

    Last Monday, the Tigers enjoyed a well-deserved Labor Day like many of us: They enjoyed a day off. They had just swept the defending American League champion Tampa Bay Rays for their sixth consecutive victory...

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  7. Leyland, Washington, Girardi Atop AL Manager Of The Year Race

    Notable nattering nabob of the Detroit Free Press Drew Sharp recently took a break from his negativity to proclaim Tigers manager Jim Leyland as the easy pick for American League Manager of the Year...

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  8. Bat to the Future: Detroit's Past Failings Won't Hold Them Back in 2009

    This is not 2006. Nor is it 1968 1987, 2003, or 1492. This much probably seems obvious to you, right? And yet a day doesn't go by when someone, somewhere does not reach to the past to make a comparison to the present...

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  9. "Gum Time" Nate Robertson Is Back in the Motor City

    Few Tigers fans will ever forget the joy of Gum Time. Nate Robertson started what would become a season-long joy in 2006 by stuffing his mouth a bit too full, hoping to start a late-innings rally...

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  10. Detroit Tigers and Minnesota Twins Set for Battle to the Finish

    All manager Jim Leyland talks about during the season is playing meaningful games in September. I think we can check that one off the list...

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  11. September Call-Ups: Who's Likely Headed To Detroit?

    The Sept. 1 roster expansion is typically an exciting time for fans of teams going no where fast. At last, a couple of those prospects they've been hearing about might finally get the call to the major leagues for a preview of the future...

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  12. Is It Time To Include Miguel Cabrera In MVP Discussion?

    Maybe it's just one or two average months that keep Miguel Cabrera out of the discussion for the American League Most Valuable Player award each year...

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  13. With Magglio Ordonez Earning His Playing Time, The Option Issue Is Dead

    The hand-wringing has begun all over again. Unless he has an injury in the next few weeks, Magglio Ordonez will collect $18 million from the Detroit Tigers in 2010...

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  14. Tigers Sign Top Picks, But Should You Care?

    The Detroit Tigers signed the three players everyone had their eyes on after the June First-Year Player draft, but should you really care? High school pitcher Jacob Turner, the Tigers' ninth pick overall, reportedly signed for a $4...

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  15. Brandon Lyon Long Overdue for Recognition

    Brandon Lyon did not make the best first impression. Giving up four consecutive home runs in a spring training game will do that to you...

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  16. Why the Tigers Are in the AL Central Driver's Seat for the Stretch Run

    It's no secret. The Detroit Tigers are not exactly blowing the doors off the American League Central Division right now...

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  17. Jim Leyland Is Correct: Fans Growing Tired of Hearing About Steroids

    Alex Rodriguez, Manny Ramirez, and David Ortiz were all steroid users. But what else besides that do they have in common? That baseball fans across the country continued rooting for them...

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  18. Alex Avila Amazes In Debut

    To say the Tigers' decision to bring catcher Alex Avila to the majors this week was universally panned by close followers of the team might be an understatement. It was nothing against Avila...

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  19. Justin Verlander Takes Another Step Toward Being a True Ace

    You could be forgiven if you were momentarily distracted by Clete Thomas's booming walkoff home run against Baltimore this past Monday. Last-swing victories have a way of doing that...

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  20. Embrace The Fear Of August, Detroit

    It's no secret, August has not been kind to the Tigers in the past. For most of this decade, bad teams, bad injuries, bad luck and bad baseball have crushed runs at .500 and division titles alike during the penultimate month of the regular season...

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  21. Debating Magglio Ordonez

    I’m not going to argue the Tigers should release Magglio Ordonez. I’m not going to argue they shouldn’t...

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  22. Tiger Stadium: It's Time To Move on

    Word that the last remnants of a 100-year baseball history at the corner of Michigan and Trumbull will come down set off another wave of nostalgia for Tiger Stadium...

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  23. Detroit Tigers Should Look Within For Backup Catcher

    It’s become more than apparent: Dane Sardinha can’t hit. Heck, he can hardly get on base. There are Mendoza lines, and there are lines that make Mendoza’s look good. Sardinha’s amazing ...

    George McGinnie Written by George McGinnie about 5 years ago 292 reads 4 comments

  24. Zach Miner Should Rejoin Detroit Tigers' Rotation

    All the talk is what happens when Jeremy Bonderman is deemed ready to return to the starting rotation, which could come as early as next week, or as late as the middle of the month...

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  25. On Rick Porcello and Strikeouts

    Now that the Tigers’ 20-year-old rookie Rick Porcello is doing some things baseball hasn’t seen for a long time from a player so young—at least in the wins and runs ...

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