Denny McLain’s Unlikely Season

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When relegated by stories of baseball heroics, one doesn’t often hear of Denny McLain. Typically, one tends to hear of names like Henry Aaron, Sandy Koufax, Babe Ruth, and the like. Those whose careers are immortalized in the brick coated halls of Cooperstown have their tales told time and again. True, all of these men […] READ MORE


Detroit Tigers Fire Al Avila

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The Detroit Tigers have parted ways with longtime general manager Al Avila. After seven seasons of a rebuild under Avila and little progress, owner Chris Ilitch finally decided it was time for a change. The move came earlier this afternoon in a press release. In 2002, Avila became the Tigers’ assistant general manager and vice […] READ MORE


Tarik Skubal Trade Matches That Make Sense

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The Detroit Tigers have not lived up to expectations and will likely ship off a few players before the August 2 trade deadline. With no one off limits, speculation has formed around 25-year-old starting pitcher Tarik Skubal. In his third season, the lefty has compiled a 3.67 ERA in 20 starts, with 113 strikeouts in […] READ MORE


Detroit Tigers Trade Deadline Targets

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The All-Star Break has come to a close, with the Detroit Tigers finishing the first half at an underwhelming 37-55. A magnitude of injuries to pitchers plus one of the worst offenses in baseball have propelled the Tigers to the sixth-worst record in the league. As the Trade Deadline approaches, the Tigers have a few […] READ MORE


Ben’s Baseball Alphabet: Gooseberry

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At the dawn of the 20th century, Great Grandma used to make the best gooseberry pies in town. She baked them all summer long, and set the pies to rest on her windowsill. They would usually find their way into the hands of a grateful neighbor or into the belly of a daring black bear. […] READ MORE


Can the Detroit Tigers Recover?

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Can the Detroit Tigers recover after a not so positive start to the 2022 MLB season? After several brutal seasons of losing baseball, this year was going to be the year they finish over .500 and maybe contend for a playoff spot. One Requirement One requirement surrounding a successful 2022 Tigers team was that they […] READ MORE


300 Wins: The Hand of Lady Luck

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When it comes to pitching, 300 wins is the equivalent to 500 home runs; or, at least, this is what a certain school of thought espouses. It is the gold standard, the pinnacle of what any pitcher can accomplish. Winning 300 games involves a lot of dedication and a lot of practice. It means showing […] READ MORE


2022 Detroit Tigers Season Preview

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2022 Detroit Tigers Preview The 2022 regular season is about to begin. With that said, here is the 2022 Detroit Tigers preview. They begin their second season under Manager AJ Hinch. Last season, Hinch proved he could handle young players. Building on that, he looks to guide the Tigers to their first winning record since […] READ MORE


Detroit Tigers All-Time Tournament Team

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The Detroit Tigers have one of the most storied franchises in baseball. With a team with a rich history, their all-time team looks outstanding. It features one of the best all-around hitters in baseball history. Plus, there is a great mix of power and range amongst the players selected for this team. In fact, Detroit […] READ MORE


Detroit Tigers’ Rebuild Enters Next Phase

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The Detroit Tigers made their second significant move this off-season today.  They have signed left-handed starting pitcher Eduardo Rodriguez to a five-year deal reported to be worth at least $77 million. This signing is on the heels of a trade/extension for Gold Glove catcher Tucker Barnhart from Cincinnati two weeks ago.  It is consistent with […] READ MORE