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Detroit Tigers: The curious case of Josh Turley

The Detroit Tigers have had several knuckleball pitchers throughout the years. Given how rare they are, this I found to be surprising. The last time the Tigers had a knuckleballer was in 2001 whenSteve Sparkspitched. That year Sparks won 14 games, posted a 3.65 ERA, pitched 232 innings with eight co

MOTORCITYBENGALS.COM - 2018-05-24 12:00:24

Michael Fulmer pitches Detroit Tigers out of funk of 5-game losing streak

“Baseball’s weird,”Fulmer said.“Maybe it’s what I needed, not having my best stuff and still going out and still giving our team a chance to win.”

MINING JOURNAL - 2018-05-24 00:00:00

Detroit Tigers prospects mailbag: What's up with Garcia, Funkhouser?

Welcome to the weekly Free Press Detroit Tigers prospects mailbag, which is now open to any of your questions. Submit questions on Twitter @GeorgeSipple or by e-mail at gsipple@freepress.com. Right-handed pitcher Bryan Garcia will miss the entire 2018 season. He likely would have started the season

YAHOO SPORTS - 2018-05-24 00:00:00

Game 49: Detroit Tigers vs. Minnesota Twins, 1:10 p.m.

Bless You Boys Podcast Episode 21: There are openers and closersTigers vs. Twins Preview: Michael Fulmer is still searching for answersMatt Manning’s six shutout innings lead Whitecaps to victoryTwins 6, Tigers 0: Matt Boyd leaves injured, Tigers left bruised in lossGame 48: Detroit Tigers vs. Minne

BLESS YOU BOYS - 2018-05-23 16:30:02

Detroit Tigers: Number one pick is still TDB

A couple months ago Eric Langenhagen, of FanGraphs, asked if a5-foot-8 second baseman could be drafted first overall? Langenhagen even went as far as saying that OSU second baseman Nick Madrigal was the best player he had seen play this spring.Matt Bushwas the first overall draft pick in 2004, altho

MOTORCITYBENGALS.COM - 2018-05-22 22:00:43

Detroit Tigers: Should they sign free agent Ryan Schimpf?

The Detroit Tigers havethe opportunity to add a free agentwho has the potential to hit 30 home runs in a season. In fact, across 147 big league games, infielder Ryan Schimpf has already amassed 35 round-trippers. That kind of power is rarely available on the cheap, and when it is there is always a c


Detroit Tigers: Let’s talk about Phil Hughes

The Detroit Tigers signed two veteran starting pitchers last off-season. The hope was that they could eat innings at the back-end of the rotation, and serve as potential trade bait if they played well. So far so good forFrancisco Liriano, who isalready drawing interest from multiple teams.Mike Fiers


Detroit Tigers News: Miguel Cabrera is taking batting practice again

TheDetroit Tigershave been battered by injuries recently, but might start to get healthy soon. Among theupdates provided to reporterson Monday was the news thatMiguel Cabreratook batting practice in Minnesota. While there was no specific update given on his status, the fact that Cabrera is taking sw


Detroit Tigers Draft Profile: Brady Singer (RHP, Florida)

Much to the chagrin of Detroit Tigers fans everywhere, the candidates most likely to go No. 1 overall are right-handed pitchers. The last time the Tigers draftedNo. 1 overallthey took right-handerMatt Anderson, and that didn’t go all that well.


Detroit Tigers Rumors: Tigers receiving offers for Francisco Liriano

The low risk ofFrancisco Lirianoseems to be paying off as Liriano nearly pitched another no-hitter yesterday. During that pitcher gem Bob Nightengale, of USA Today, reported that several teams have inquired for the starting pitcher.


Detroit Tigers Face the Minnesota Twins Tuesday: MLB Odds and Betting Trends

This game puts the Minnesota Twins, most recently No. 11 in Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Detroit Tigers, who rate a No. 22 in the latest survey.


Detroit Tigers thoughts: Scouting Casey Mize; Liriano on trade block?

MINNEAPOLIS — Back on the beat after five days on a special assignment, which sent me to Auburn to watch junior right-hander Casey Mize, who is expected to be one of the top picks – if not the top pick – in the upcoming Major League Baseball draft.


Detroit Tigers Weekly Farm Recap 5/14 - 5/20: Josh Turley Bird

Last week’s action included a few walk-offs in Erie, wild comebacks in Lakeland, the return of a key arm in West Michigan, and a dominant knuckleballer in Toledo.


Detroit Tigers: Should they bring back Javier Betancourt?

While the Detroit Tigers have one of the strongestfarm systemsthey’ve ever had, they are still lacking in a couple key areas. One of their biggest weaknesses is the middle infield. While they acquired four middle infielders at last year’s trade deadline, onlyone of them(Isaac Paredes) is in the orga


Detroit Tigers' Gardenhire, Goodrum look forward to Minnesota return

Gardenhire, who managed the Twins from 2002-2014, went back to Minnesota last year when he was a bench coach with the Diamondbacks, so Monday’s return won’t be overly emotional.


WezBlog: Detroit Tigers Need Miguel Cabrera Happy and on the Field

After a week with a number of unfortunate statements in the news, the Tigers and Miguel Cabrera released a statement to quell concerns over Cabrera's desire to remain in Detroit - hopefully it serves as a step to move forward, for everyone's sake.


Detroit Tigers at Seattle Mariners Betting Preview 05/20/18 - BangTheBook

The Mariners are 26-19 SU and 24-20 ATS. The team’s gained 5.0 units for moneyline bettors and 2.5 units against the spread (ATS). Seattle has covered the spread only twice in its last seven games and the under has hit in four of those seven. On the other hand, the Tigers are 20-25 SU and have gone


John Hicks, C, Detroit Tigers

Hicks took Seattle starter Wade LeBlanc deep in the first inning, and it ended up being all the offense Detroit could muster. The 28-year-old has been a steady performer this season, as he now has five home runs to go along with a .302 average and .894 OPS in 96 at-bats. It will be interesting to se


Some guy wore a Detroit Tigers shirt to the Royal Wedding

Who wears a Detroit Tigers shirt to watch a royal wedding???!!pic.twitter.com/ITqFrX4sjg— Alison Cotsonika (@AlisonCotsonika)May 19, 2018


Another faith angle with a Detroit Tigers pitcher: Free Press nails how Matthew Boyd raised his game

Just a few weeks ago, I interviewed a different Tigers pitcher — Michael Fulmer —about the role of faith in his approachto baseball and life, including his offseason job as a part-time plumber.