|Behind The Series: Tigers Sweep Boston|
One of the marquee series to start the 2012 season was the Boston Red Sox traveling to play one of the World Series favorites in the Detroit Tigers. The Tigers swept the three-game set, including two wins in the final at-bats.
|2011 ALDS Preview: Detroit Tigers Vs. New York Yankees|
The last time these two teams met in the postseason, back in 2006, the Tigers took the ALDS in four games. More importantly, Detroit won the season series 4-3 over New York this year.
|Grading The Deal: Martinez Heads To Detroit|
The Tigers needed another hitter in the middle of the order and got it with Victor Martinez. He also addresses a positional need at catcher.
|The Play Could Stand For Change|
Bud Selig shouldn't have reversed Jim Joyce's bad call, but the incident should pave the way for change.
|2010 Season Preview: Detroit Tigers|
The Tigers could be a dangerous postseason club due to pitchers like Justin Verlander, Max Scherzer, Rick Porcello and even Jeremy Bonderman, but getting there will still be difficult.
|Auditing The Detroit Tigers 2008 Season|
Like many people, I was very wrong on the Tigers. I expected them to flirt with scoring one-thousand runs and have a good front end of the rotation. Where did the season derail?
|Striking Out With The Tigers, Volume 1.0|
Despite a 5-4 defeat in 11 to the Royals, the decision to bat Sheffield third already looks good with his four-walk afternoon while you can't fault the (allegedly bad) bullpen for the loss.
|2008 Season Preview: Detroit Tigers|
Like the New England Patriots and the Phoenix Suns, the Detroit Tigers will have their sports? most explosive and entertaining offense.
|The State Of The Franchise: Detroit Tigers|
The Tigers were able to get career years in right, center and second but were still unable to make the playoffs. But they were also injury-plagued and will retain much of the same core that did manage to win 88 games in 2007. How can they return to the playoffs and to the World Series?
|Tigers Still Turning Heads|
There is no bigger mistake than to underestimate a contender. It only brings out the best in them. That?s what the entire baseball world did with the Detroit Tigers. When they started off the season hot, it was easy for many detractors to blurt out the word fluke, since the Tigers have not been in serious contention for years. However, the boys from Motown are proving the world wrong, as their magical season continues well into the summer.
|The Race Is On|
For Detroit to continue its Cinderella season they will need to use the pressure being put on them from last seasons World Series Champions to keep their edge. The Tigers are hardly proven. While having the best record in baseball, along with the majors best pitching staff (at least in terms of numbers) makes them a serious threat, they are not battle tested. Untested teams tend to be very susceptible to a slump in the second half.
|Detroit Doing It With Role Players And Veterans, Not Smoke And Mirrors|
Something spectacularly unspectacular is happening amid the surge of youthful developing talent in Detroit. While the focus of the Detroit Tigers success has been attributed deservingly to their manager Jim Leyland and their good young pitching staff, a few unassuming important players have gone unnoticed.
|Pitching Key To Detroit Tigers Resurgence|
The Detroit Tigers (35-14) and its faithful followers are currently witnessing something that has not been seen in the city since 1984 ? solid pitching. Not since the glory days when hurlers like Jack Morris, Dan Petry, and Willie Hernandez roamed the historic baseball grounds at Michigan and Trumbull have the Tigers boasted a better team pitching record.
|Armed To The Teeth|
The Detroit Tigers have had limited success during the past few seasons. The success they did have came on the back of an occasionally explosive offense. The team has spent most of its free agent money putting together enough bats to help their young developing pitching staff. The hope has been that when they did develop the combination would be lethal from both the plate and the mound. It appears that time is now, these Tigers have their bite back.
|It's Outa Here!|
The Detroit Tigers can?t stay in the park to start the 2006 season. They have hit a MLB record 15 home runs to start the 2006 campaign, doing so in a great combined effort. 8 Tigers have already gone yard and that doesn?t even include frequenter Dmitri Young who should be scheduled for lift off any day now (Young had 3 homers in last seasons opening game).
|Tigers Look To Old Hand To Guide Them|
Just three years ago, the Tigers were the laughing stock of Major League Baseball, as they went 43-119, but they were in a tight race down the stretch. Too bad this race was for the worst record in the history of Major League Baseball. Still, the 2006 Tigers will now look to creep over mediocrity and make a push at respectable playoff contender
|Best Young Pitcher in Baseball?|
Jeremy Bonderman, the Tigers 22-year-old hard throwing right hander, is already in his third year of major league baseball and second year removed from losing 19 games. Thrown to the fire in his first year Bonderman, then 20, had the stuff, just not the head. Most agreed he would one day be a good pitcher, but probably on a different team, years from now. No one would have guessed Bonderman could go from a 19 game loser to a 19 game winner in just 2 years.
|It's Not The Losses|
In a league filled with winners, losers, and mediocre teams, the Tigers sat below all of them. Culminating in the 2003 season that featured near record numbers of losses, team average and fan attendance.
|Tigers could be Dunn-ing for a Playoff Berth|
With the potential of the a playoff berth and the need for a good left handed bat, the best and most practical for solution for Mr. Dombrowski would be to make a play for outfielder Adam Dunn.
|Shelton's Power Proves Problematic For Opponents|
Opposing teams haven?t pitched around Chris Shelton yet, but they may have to if he continues his red hot hitting. On the season Shelton is hitting .356, with 9 homeruns, 33 RBI?s, and 28 runs in just 144 at bats. To put those numbers in perspective Shelton has only failed to register a hit in 9 of the 42 games he played, with 5 of those coming before he became a regular starter. If he qualified, his .597 slugging percentage would be 4th in the league and his average would be 2nd.