1. Rick Porcello's Case for American League Rookie of the Year

    The Detroit Tigers' 2007 first round selection surprised many when he made the team directly out of spring training. Jim Leyland, on the other hand, was not. His love of big power arms fit Rick Porcello's game to a tee...

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  2. Easier Said, Then Won: Detroit's Breezy Schedule Makes a Minnesota Comeback Hard

    After a split series with Tampa Bay, the Detroit Tigers hold a 3.5 game lead over Minnesota and a six game lead over Chicago in the American League Central Division race...

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  3. Is Nate Robertson a Changed Man? Let's Hope So.

    The 2009 season got off to a rough start for Nate Robertson. A really rough start. After being demoted to the bullpen to make room for young stud Rick Porcello, Robertson struggled. In 21 appearances, he posted a 7...

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  4. Thad Weber Throws a No-Hitter For Double-A Erie

    The Detroit Tigers may not have had a no hitter thrown since Justin Verlander's 2007 performance, but the Tigers organization chalked one up August 22nd...

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  5. A Breakdown Of One Of The More Interesting Detroit Tigers' Lineups In 2009

    The change in the lineup came in the same wind of Curtis Granderson struggling at the plate. Since Sunday, August 16th, Granderson went 0-for-12 with seven strikeouts...

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  6. Looking at Detroit's Payroll, Some Tigers Clearly Aren't Earning Their Stripes

    A player who is productive, makes things happen, and comes up big in the clutch deserves to make the big bucks. But some players just get lucky to not have to do any of that and make a hefty ...

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  7. Detroit Tigers Acquire Aubrey Huff from Baltimore Orioles for Minor Leaguer

    The Detroit Tigers have been eyeing a left-handed bat for quite some time now. Finally, on Monday, they accomplished that mission. On Aug. 17, the Tigers completed a waiver wire deal with the Baltimore Orioles in exchange for Aubrey Huff...

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  8. The Future of The Detroit Tigers Catching Position Looks Bright

    A month back, a main topic of conversation around the Detroit Tigers was the stability at the catcher position. They had Gerald Laird, but who else? At first it was Matt Treanor, an offseason free agent addition...

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  9. Tigers Take Down Royals 1-0: Inge Hits Walk-Off; Washburn Lights Out

    First off, I'd like to say this is my 100th article and I'd like to thank Bleacher Report in general for giving me (and other) sports fans the ability to write and share with other fans...

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  10. Detroit Tigers: Top Five Tigers Who Haven't Made It Big...Yet

    Yeah, the Detroit Tigers have Miguel Cabrera, Curtis Granderson, Justin Verlander and many, many more stand out players. But, if you're just the casual Tigers fan, you aren't aware of the talent that the team has waiting for a chance in the minor leagues

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  11. Detroit Tigers Make a Deadline Deal: Jarrod Washburn by the Numbers

    The Major League Baseball trade deadline has come and gone. For the Detroit Tigers, it was highlighted by a single trade. They sent rookie spot starter Luke French and prospect Mauricio Robles for Seattle's Jarrod Washburn...

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  12. Detroit Tigers Slug Their Way to a 13-5 Win: Just What the Doctor Ordered

    The game started with a leadoff home run by Curtis Granderson, and ended with Detroit recording 18 of its 27 outs via strikeout. The leadoff home run was Grandy's 20th of his career; his third leadoff homer of the season and second in the series...

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  13. MLB Trade Deadline: Five Names the Tigers Still Have an Eye on

    The July 31 trade deadline is less then five days away, and rumors are heating up around the league. For the Detroit Tigers, the mid-season "addition" of Carlos Guillen from the disabled list has given the offense a much-needed boost...

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  14. Detroit Tigers 2009 Mid-Season Awards: Let's Ask the Panel

    The 2009 season has been an eventful one thus far for the Detroit Tigers. A season full of ups and downs, injuries and breakthroughs has been the way of life in the Old English D uniform. As of now, the Tigers lead the A...

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  15. 2009 Detroit Tigers: In Case You've Been Asleep...

    Well, maybe you've somehow been sleeping all of this 2009 season. Or maybe, you decided to forget about the Tigers this season after an abysmal 2008...

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  16. Detroit Pistons Sign Ben Gordon and Charlie Villanueva: What Now?

    The Cavaliers traded for Shaq. The Magic traded for Vince Carter. The Celtics are looking to sign Rasheed Wallace and will get Kevin Garnett back. The Detroit Pistons...have some work to do...

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  17. The Detroit Tigers Need a Bat: Five Options at the Deadline

    As the 2009, Non-waiver trade deadline quickly approaches many teams scurry around to find that extra player or two that can put their team over the edge and on pace to play in October...

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  18. Detroit Tigers' Pitching: No Longer a Question Mark

    During the 2006 World Series run, the Detroit Tigers led the league in ERA with a 3.84 as a team. Since that season, the Tigers have placed 18th in 2007 (4.57) and 27th in 2008 (4.90)...

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  19. The Five Questions The Detroit Tigers Will Have To Face In 2009

    The Tigers are 64 games into their 2009 season and are in control of the AL Central, with a slim two game lead over the Minnesota Twins...

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  20. Rick Porcello, Rookie of the Year Material? Let's See

    (All stats are as of 6/13/09) The Detroit Tigers found a late-first round gem in 2007. With the 27th pick of the First-Year Player draft, the Tigers selected right-handed pitcher, Fredrick Alfredo Porcello, from Seton Hall Prep...

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  21. Detroit Tigers around the Way: Week of June 7, 2009

    The Tigers have been busy as of late, and are currently on a 11-game, 11-day road trip. Detroit's current series has them battling their AL Central foes, the Chicago White Sox...

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  22. 2009 MLB Mock Draft: Picks 1-10

    1. Washington Nationals: Stephen Strasburg, RHP San Diego State University Height: 6-5 Weight: 220 Age: 20 Bats: R Throws: R Washington’s Recent First ...

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  23. 2009 MLB Draft: Five Pitchers the Detroit Tigers Will Look At

    The 2009 MLB season is well underway, at time has fast approached onto the MLB Rookie Draft. With the first overall pick, the Nationals are all but set on pitching phenom, Steven Strasburg out of San Diego State University...

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  24. Rick Knapp Coaching Tigers Pitchers Back to 1984 Form

    Detroit baseball fans haven't seen this kind of outstanding pitching since the 1984 World Championship season. That season, Jack Morris (19-11), Dan Petry (18-8), and Milt Wilcox (17-8) combined ...

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  25. Edwin Jackson: Thanks for Saving the Detroit Tigers

    Less than seven months ago, Detroit Tigers fans and the rest of the baseball world knew what the problem was in Detroit. Pitching. The Tigers' pitching staff was one of the worst in the league, let alone just the American League...

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