1. Tigers Prospect Nick Castellanos Not Ready for MLB

    While the Tigers have struggled offensively this season, fans have suggested everything from: trade Miguel Cabrera, sell the farm for Jose Altuve and most ignorantly, call up AA prospect third basemen Nick Castellanos and put him at second base...

    Rudy Tarkus Written by Rudy Tarkus about 2 years ago 1,922 reads 23 comments

  2. Detroit Tigers Rely on Long Ball in Sweep over Kansas City Royals

    Over their last seven games, the Detroit Tigers have batted .296 with 10 home runs and 44 RBI, sending them back over the .500 mark for the first time since May 10th They now enter the All Star Break at 44-42...

    Rudy Tarkus Written by Rudy Tarkus about 2 years ago 316 reads 4 comments

  3. Brandon Inge Comes Crashing Back to Earth for Oakland Athletics

    After Oakland GM Billy Beane scooped Brandon Inge up when the Detroit Tigers released him at the end of April, I wrote a piece titled, " Brandon Inge's Heroics a Flash in the Pan: Oakland Athletics Need a 3rd Baseman ...

    Rudy Tarkus Written by Rudy Tarkus about 2 years ago 2,780 reads 5 comments

  4. New York Yankees Only a Player Away from Being World Series Contenders

    Last year's AL starting catcher for the All-Star Game was Alex Avila. Russell Martin won the role of AL's reserve backstop, purely on fan voting; Tigers catcher Alex Avila topped him in nearly every offensive category...

    Rudy Tarkus Written by Rudy Tarkus about 2 years ago 1,155 reads 4 comments

  5. The Quintin Berry Experience: Detroit Tigers Capture Lightning in a Bottle

    To make it very simple, 27-year-old Quintin Berry, who making his major league debut with the Detroit Tigers , has put up a slash line of .295/.392/.394 in 132 at-bats...

    Rudy Tarkus Written by Rudy Tarkus about 2 years ago 110 reads 3 comments

  6. Tigers Management Failing to Address Immediate Concerns at Second Base, DH

    At the dismay of Tigers fans, David Dombrowski is taking his time in filling immediate needs at second base and designated hitter. The Tigers DH position has batted .240 thus far in 2012 and posted an OPS of ...

    Rudy Tarkus Written by Rudy Tarkus about 2 years ago 660 reads 8 comments

  7. National League Should Lose the Automatic out and Accept the Designated Hitter

    I know. It's a tired argument. But the fact of the matter is that it's not going away. The National League could do itself, and baseball a favor by swallowing its pride and doing away with the archaic notion that pitchers must hit...

    Rudy Tarkus Written by Rudy Tarkus about 2 years ago 400 reads 2 comments

  8. Detroit Tigers Option Ryan Raburn to Triple-A Toledo

    Moments after the Tigers dropped the second game of a four-game set in Boston , the Tigers optioned second baseman Ryan Raburn to Triple-A Toledo, according to The Detroit Free Press...

    Rudy Tarkus Written by Rudy Tarkus about over 2 years ago 474 reads 7 comments

  9. Ranking the Tigers After Two Months of Play

    Entering the 2012 season, the Tigers were the prohibitive favorite to win in a weak AL Central. So far, the Tigers have fallen short of this expectation...

    Rudy Tarkus Written by Rudy Tarkus about over 2 years ago 502 reads 2 comments

  10. Who's Who Among the American League's Worst

    Baseball is full of surprises. Among the worst performances thus far in the 2012 season, a handful of teams are doing remarkably well, given their statistical inferiority...

    Rudy Tarkus Written by Rudy Tarkus about over 2 years ago 574 reads 0 comments

  11. Five Things the Detroit Tigers Must Do to Right the Ship

    The Detroit Tigers just lost both games of a two-game set against the worst team in baseball, the Minnesota Twins . In two games, the Tigers committed six errors and allowed five unearned runs...

    Rudy Tarkus Written by Rudy Tarkus about over 2 years ago 708 reads 17 comments

  12. Detroit Tigers Could Take Cue from Angels and Call Up Leon “Bull” Durham

    Last week, featured columnist Matt Bowen wrote a piece urging the dismissal of Tigers hitting coach Lloyd McClendon . While I initially disagreed, I've had some time to simmer on this debate, and perhaps the answer isn't is clear as I once suggested...

    Rudy Tarkus Written by Rudy Tarkus about over 2 years ago 956 reads 4 comments

  13. Leyland Skeptics Irrational: Detroit Tigers Are Doing Just Fine

    The Tigers are 17-18, so it's time for the armchair-general managers to come out of the floorboards and call for the heads of Jim Leyland , Lloyd McClendon, David Dombrowski–-you name it...

    Rudy Tarkus Written by Rudy Tarkus about over 2 years ago 470 reads 7 comments

  14. The 5 Sexiest Detroit Tigers: According to My Girlfriend

    A while back my significant other told me she though Alex Avila was sexy. I was surprised to find out Avila was her favorite Tiger. I wasn't taken aback because mostly I was happy she was interested in baseball...

    Rudy Tarkus Written by Rudy Tarkus about over 2 years ago 3,285 reads 7 comments

  15. 2011 Shows No Need to Panic in Motown: Tigers' Bats Will Heat Up

    After today's 3-1 win over the Oakland Athletics , the Tigers are even at 17-17. The last time the team was below .500 was May of last year...

    Rudy Tarkus Written by Rudy Tarkus about over 2 years ago 222 reads 4 comments

  16. Brandon Inge's Heroics a Flash in the Pan: Oakland Athletics Need a 3rd Baseman

    Before A's fans start celebrating, they should take a look at some sobering numbers and consider the consequences. In 11 seasons with the Detroit Tigers , Brandon Inge batted ...

    Rudy Tarkus Written by Rudy Tarkus about over 2 years ago 606 reads 7 comments

  17. What Were They Thinking? Baseball's Worst Hair, Part Two

    There's a time for everything; that includes haircuts. Baseball players ostensibly could care less about what's on their head, or face. It's not their job to worry about fashion. It is also not their job to carelessly influence it...

    Rudy Tarkus Written by Rudy Tarkus about over 2 years ago 3,437 reads 3 comments

  18. Detroit Tigers 2012: Early Grades for Tigers' First Month of the Season

    Tonight, the Tigers (15-14) play their 30th game in a rubber-match against the Seattle Mariners (14-18). It is safe to say the Tigers were a prohibitive favorite to win the AL Central, leading into Opening Day...

    Rudy Tarkus Written by Rudy Tarkus about over 2 years ago 868 reads 3 comments

  19. Detroit Tigers Struggling to Make Returns on Investment on Highest-Paid Players

    Justin Verlander , Miguel Cabrera, Prince Fielder and Jose Valverde account for $73 million of the Tigers ' payroll this year...

    Rudy Tarkus Written by Rudy Tarkus about over 2 years ago 455 reads 2 comments

  20. What Were They Thinking? 5 Most Annoying MLB Uniforms

    Athletes have enough on their minds already. They've spent their professional baseball careers trying to be taken seriously...

    Rudy Tarkus Written by Rudy Tarkus about over 2 years ago 1,196 reads 4 comments

  21. Jim Leyland Overtakes Tommy Lasorda on All-Time Wins List

    With Wednesday's 9-3 Tigers win over the Kansas City Royals , Jim Leyland overtook Tommy Lasorda and became the 17 th winningest manager in MLB history. With his 1600 th win, Leyland also tops all active managers ...

    Rudy Tarkus Written by Rudy Tarkus about over 2 years ago 747 reads 0 comments

  22. Detroit Tigers Release Brandon Inge, Oakland's Billy Beane Plays Moneyball Card

    The Oakland Athletics need help at third base. Their hot-corner depth features Luke Hughes and Eric Sogard. The Detroit Tigers didn't need Brandon Inge anymore...

    Rudy Tarkus Written by Rudy Tarkus about over 2 years ago 1,775 reads 0 comments

  23. Brandon Inge's Release by Tigers Is the End of an Era, for Better and Worse

    Detroit said goodbye to one of its warriors today. The Tigers announced the release of veteran infielder Brandon Inge on Thursday, who played with the team from 2001-2012...

    Rudy Tarkus Written by Rudy Tarkus about over 2 years ago 1,302 reads 1 comments

  24. MLB Opening Day a Blown Opportunity: Another Reason to Remove Bud Selig

    Last year, MLB boasted it's fifth-best attendance ever and its best since 2008 ( MLB.com ). So why does Opening Day for America's pastime seem like an afterthought? If baseball ...

    Rudy Tarkus Written by Rudy Tarkus about over 2 years ago 133 reads 0 comments

  25. 5 Reasons the Detroit Tigers Should Part Ways with Brandon Inge

    Love and hate go hand-in-hand, so it's said. Detroit loves and hates Brandon Inge , and the love usually has nothing to do with what he's done for the Tigers . As a career Tiger with a career ...

    Rudy Tarkus Written by Rudy Tarkus about over 2 years ago 884 reads 6 comments