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Six Crazy Episodes in Detroit Tigers History
Six crazy episodes in Detroit Tigers history.

Rod Allen's Shrinking Role at FSD 2015
Gibby, Morris about to overshadow their ex-teammate once more.

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Tigers Uncaged: Maybe Nick Castellanos IS good, after all
Jackrabbit start to 2016 hints at breakout year

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Detroit Tigers News and Expert Analysis
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Fidrych's arrival exactly what City of Detroit needed in '76
40 years ago, a Bird appeared among May's flowers.

Detroit Tigers History
Everything about the Detroit Tigers from 1901-present!

Tigers Uncaged:Justin Upton is team's elephant in the room
Prized free agent is the expensive elephant in the room.

Tigers Uncaged: Zimmermann's bulldog style perfect for blue collar Detroit
Tigers' new starter loves to stay in attack mode.

Tigers Uncaged:McCann's injury shows Tigers' depth early
This year's Tigers team actually has some depth.

In Detroit, 'The Big 3' isn't always about cars
Offense will be fine, but trio of top starters is team's linchpin.

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Play Ball! Time for some Tigers Opening Day trivia
Take a swing at these 8 brain teasers revolving around Opening Day

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Bruce Rondon is maturing, finally
Starting season at Toledo not the end of the world.

Victor Martinez
Bounce back time for 37 year-old will only get longer

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The Dirty Dozen? 12 ex-Tigers who were/are managers
If you were a Tigers catcher, chances are you managed in the big leagues.

What to do with Bryan Holaday?
No. 3 catcher's situation is white elephant in Tigers clubhouse.

Ian Kinsler: No longer a 30-30 man, but still effective at top of order
Tigers' 2B still gets on base and scores runs.

It took Mike Ilitch several misfires before revving up Tigers' engine
Remember Randy Smith? Detroit Tigers.

Miguel Cabrera: Healthy, continuing to mature
American League pitchers ought to be shaking in their spikes.

Even Sparky couldn't have overstated Tony Phillips' value to Tigers
Even Sparky Anderson couldn't overstate Phillips' value to Tigers.

Spring training means the fun is over for GM Avila
The off-season fun of wheeling and dealing nearly over for Tigers GM.

Happy Valentines Day: The 5 Most Hated Opponents in Detroit Tigers History
No love was lost here. Detroit Tigers.

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K-Rod is top dog, but Mark Lowe might be Tigers' bullpen key
A game's biggest outs aren't always gotten in the ninth inning.

Should Tigers, fans expect more from Nick Castellanos?
Tigers third sacker has been OK, but is that enough?

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Detroit Tigers' off-season: 4 takeaways
GM, owner took fans on a wild three month ride.

Anibal Sanchez: The most important third starter in baseball?
Venezuelan righty needs to keep the ball in the park, stay healthy.

Darrell Evans: Tigers' first major free agent signee broke the team mold
Yes, there was a time when the Tigers were tight-fisted with cash.

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Justin Upton: Four possible places for him in the Tigers' batting order
Manager Brad Ausmus has a nice dilemma.

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Can the Tigers rely on Victor Martinez?
Age, two recent knee surgeries could take their toll in '16.

Daniel Norris: Tigers' first folk hero since Mark Fidrych?
Bearded southpaw finding his way into fans' hearts quickly.

Is a Tyler Collins/Cameron Maybin combo in LF good enough for Tigers?
Too many question marks for comfort.

1984 Tigers: Lack of sustained success hurt Trammell, others
Magical year turned out to be a one-hit wonder.

2015 Detroit Tigers: The five biggest disappointments and five most positive developments
Here are 10 takeaways from a last-place season of baseball in Motown.

Mike Ilitch: Baseball's most untrustworthy owner
Luxury tax be damned? Detroit Tigers.

Is Miguel Cabrera nearing the end of his career?
Injuries, age are starting to take their toll

Detroit Tigers: Some last-minute gift ideas
If it's not too late, here's what Santa could pack onto his sleigh

Al Kaline: 399 home runs, and no regrets (except one)
Mr. Tiger wishes he had one mulligan, but it's not what you think.

Is Bruce Rondon mature enough to be in Tigers' bullpen?
Insubordination of 2015 puts reliever on thin ice.

Is Brad Ausmus a lame duck manager?
Barring an extension, 2016 will amount to a one year audition

Detroit Tigers offseason: How is Al Avila doing so far?
Tigers GM wheeling and dealing so far this offseason.

Detroit Tigers sign Jordan Zimmermann: Five things you should know
Here's a brief intro to the Tigers' new big armed starter.

Is James McCann the Tigers' most important player?
Young catcher ushers in new era for Tigers

Cameron Maybin: A Tiger again after being traded eight years ago
Tigers bring back their one time blue chip prospect.

Five Reasons why Tigers fans should feel good about K-Rod trade
GM Avila impresses in first major deal

J.D. Martinez the only clear choice for Tiger of the Year
Astros' trash was Tigers' treasure.

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Stormin' Norman: Tigers' Cash was one of a kind
Never a dull moment when no. 25 was on the field.

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Should the Tigers consider trading Jose Iglesias?
Machado's presence could make Iggy expendable for pitching

Should the Tigers sign Jeff Samardzija and Scott Kazmir?
Lefty-righty free agent combo would be boon for Tigers

Tigers Uncaged: Is Castellanos any good? Is video replay moving backwards?
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Tigers Uncaged: Pressure on JV; wake-up call for Castellanos
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Tigers Uncaged: Verlander watch may last until July; is Castellanos regressing?
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Tigers Uncaged: Is Avila not long for Detroit? Is Iggy the best Tigers SS ever?
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Tigers Uncaged: Greene and Hyde; 700 HRs for Miggy?
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Tigers Uncaged: Did team blow it with V-Mart?
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Tigers Uncaged: Bats slumber, Verlander rusty
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Pitching coaches usually not newsworthy, except for Johnny Sain
Unconventional genius often wore out his welcome quickly.

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Eight most memorable Tigers World Series moments
From Goslin to Gibby, Tigers have serious Fall Classic history.

Curtis Granderson---and his smile, are back in the World Series
Tigers fans are probably Mets fans this week.

No. 6: Mad Max, relief pitcher? Yes!
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No. 8: Welcome to Detroit, Miggy!
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No. 7: Goodbye, AJ (2014)
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No. 10: In the beginning....
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No. 3 and 2: Beating those Damn Yankees (2006 and 2012)
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No. 5: JV says 'no-no' to the Brewers (2007)
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No. 4: Galarraga's imperfect perfect game (2010)
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No. 9: Rajai's grand exit (2014)
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No. 1: The Tigers are going to the World Series!
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Believe it or not, 16 seasons have been played at CoPa
Throughout its 16-year history, Comerica Park has been the scene of some breathtaking moments. Here are the Top 10.

Daniel Norris has great chance to be Tigers' next John Hiller
You can't keep a good lefty down

Tigers' world championship
Tigers' world championship drought is getting awkward now

Alex Avila: Finished as a Tiger because baseball is a business
Alex Avila is the oldest 28 year-old in baseball.

2015: What a long, strange trip
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2008: The team that was supposed to score 1,000 runs
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1985: What happened, boys?!
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1970: Tigers lie down for manager, get him fired
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1962: Tigers' 'Murderer's Row' not enough to stay off this list
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1951: Up-and-coming turns into down-and-out
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1936: Tigers lose arms race
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'There can be no deep disappointment where there is not deep love'
The seven most disappointing teams in Detroit Tigers history

Tigers Uncaged: Ausmus talk won't go away with Avila's announcement
Your weekly compendium of Tigers musings!

1979: "The worst thing I've ever seen in baseball"
A look back at the last 11 Detroit Tigers managers who were fired.

1973: Mercurial Martin pushes owner too far
A look back at the last 11 Detroit Tigers managers who were fired.

1959: Norman can't survive 2-15 start
A look back at the last 11 Detroit Tigers managers who were fired.

1963: Scheffing wears out his welcome
A look back at the last 11 Detroit Tigers managers who were fired.

2005: Tram gets three strikes and is out
A look back at the last 11 Detroit Tigers managers who were fired.

2002: Phil didn't Garner enough support
A look back at the last 11 Detroit Tigers managers who were fired.

1998: Buddy, can you spare a job?
A look back at the last 11 Detroit Tigers managers who were fired.

1958: Tighe's Tigers not good enough to save the skipper
A look back at the last 11 Detroit Tigers managers who were fired.

1954: Tigers tell Hutch to take a hike
A look back at the last 11 Detroit Tigers managers who were fired.

1956: Harris gets fired by Tigers for second time
A look back at the last 11 Detroit Tigers managers who were fired.

Fire Brad Ausmus? Not so fast!
A look back at the last 11 Detroit Tigers managers who were fired.

1970: Hold the Mayo
A look back at the last 11 Detroit Tigers managers who were fired.

Tigers Uncaged: Ausmus statement on Rondon lacking in substance
Your weekly compendium of Tigers musings!

Verlander, followed by lots of rain in 2016?
Once again, Verlander is king of the hill in Detroit.

Tigers Uncaged: V-Mart needs to pipe down
Your weekly compendium of Tigers musings!

With Ausmus twisting in the wind, Tigers front office looks bush league
Tigers front office again can't get out of its own way.

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Like Mayo Smith in 1970, Brad Ausmus is a dead man walking
Things are happening now that get managers fired

Tigers Uncaged: Justin Verlander's time is still now
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Bullpen needs work, but Tigers' crumbling rotation gets higher priority
GM Avila has lots of work to do this off-season

Tigers Uncaged: Is Avila truly 'new leadership'?
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Tigers ought to embrace low expectations from national media
Not being front runners isn't necessarily a bad thing for 2015 squad

Castellanos should hit, but glove needs to be softer
Tigers' third baseman is maybe the oldest 23-year-old in the big leagues.

Sixty years ago, Kaline turned from teenager to baseball superstar
Every baseball player should have a season like Kaline's in 1955---at age 20.

Remember Doyle Alexander? Of course, but what about Bill Madlock?
Everyone remembers Alexander-for-Smoltz, but Madlock's addition was also key

Angel Nesbitt gets his chance late, like Fidrych, Zumaya and Verlander
Some pretty good Tigers pitchers were the last men to make the team out of spring training.

Opinion: Tigers need to keep Nathan on a short leash
Tigers should cut losses with closer at first sign of trouble in regular season

Happy 40th to the 1975 Tigers
1975 meant bad fashion, a bad economy, and bad baseball in Detroit.

Detroit Tigers Manager Babe Ruth? It Almost Happened
When Babe Ruth almost became player-manager for the Detroit Tigers.

So fitting that Gates Brown was Detroit Tigers' first-ever DH
A look back at the Detroit Tigers' first-ever designated hitter

Unlike with Scherzer, Tigers need to seal the deal with Price
Division hopes for years to come are at stake

Tigers Uncaged: Did 2015 season officially end on July 10 in Minnesota?
Your weekly compendium of Tigers musings!

James McCann: the next great Tigers leader
He's only 25, but a leader beyond his years

Surreal Tigers season takes another twist with Dombrowski's 'release'
Can this Tigers season get any more bizarre?

To extend, or not to extend, Brad Ausmus?
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To sign or not to sign Alex Avila?
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Find the second baseman of the future
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Find a closer, and a set-up man, and a...
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Find another corner outfielder
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Determine who is in the starting rotation
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Trade deadline hangover?
Lots of decisions for Tigers between now and 2016 Opening Day

Tigers Uncaged: Why a 'reboot' isn't a 'rebuild'
Your weekly compendium of Tigers musings!

You're traded!
You think it's as simple as slipping on another uniform?

Tigers Uncaged: Dombrowski's future is team's true 'wild card'
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Tigers Uncaged: Numbers look daunting for second half run
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Mid-season grades: Front office
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Mid-season grades: Hitting
Playoff hopes seem remote, but stranger things have happened

Mid-season grades: Pitching
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Mid-season grades: Managing
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Mid-season grades: Defense
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Looking ahead: The second half
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Tigers Uncaged: Tigers pitching is mostly awful, but J.D. isn't
Your weekly compendium of Tigers musings!

Will the Tigers sell at the trade deadline? No chance
Despite Miggy's injury, Tigers will go for it in 2015, as they should

Tigers Uncaged: Do you re-trade Fielder for Kinsler?
Your weekly compendium of Tigers musings!

J.D. Martinez: Homer happy, clue free
The home runs sail out, but Martinez swears it's beyond him to explain

LeFlore and fatherhood not a good match, but lessons can be learned
Father's Day stories come in all shapes and sizes.

'Forgotten Man' Sanchez still a key cog in Tigers' rotation
With Verlander and Price around, plus two new starters, Sanchez flies under the radar.

Suspicious eyes on J.D. Martinez after breakout year in 2014
After breakout 2014, Martinez prisoner of his own accomplishments.

Verlander still Tigers ace, just like he's always thought
Everyone thought Verlander was done as Tigers king of the hill---everyone except Verlander.

Mature Cabrera ready to lead Tigers, on and off field
Age, injuries combine to ramp up Tigers slugger's emotional growth.

Tigers' hitting slump likely temporary, but double plays not going away
Hitting slump likely temporary but double plays must stop

Tigers Uncaged: Schizophrenic Sanchez is killing the Tigers
Your weekly compendium of Tigers musings!

Tigers slide
Recent 8-game slide draws some scary comparisons

Tigers Uncaged: JV, Miggy, Pace of Play
Your weekly compendium of random Tigers musings.

This might be a good time for Alex Avila to break in some different gloves
Concussions, young McCann might force Avila out from behind plate.

Tigers hope Kaline's 'big arm' legacy shows in form of Cespedes, Gose
It's been a long time since the Tigers outfield boasted two big, deadly arms.

Alex Johnson was often troubled, but not as a Tiger
Detroit-raised, Johnson's turbulent career landed smoothly in the Motor City.

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Gibby's unfortunate diagnosis won't erase a single Tigers (or Dodgers) memory
Gibby won't be unscathed, but he should remain that way in our memory banks.

Dombrowski's leaky bullpen doesn't leave Ausmus with many options
Tigers managers lacking in options over the years

Memorial Day a comeback holiday for Tigers in post-season years
History shows that Tigers are usually comeback kids in post-season years.

Tony Clark: A good Tiger in a bad era still stands tall with MLBPA
Cerebral, current MLBPA chief is first former player to hold position.

Tigers Uncaged: JV debuts late, for a change; is Ausmus safe?
Your weekly compendium of Tigers musings!

Top 5 Billy Martin Tigers moments
Billy Martin packed a lot of drama into his stint as Tigers manager

Tigers by the tens: Best franchise players by decade
Here are the Tigers who best represent the franchise's 11 full decades

Five Tigers spring phenoms who fizzled
It's one thing to star in the Grapefruit League...

Trammell a Tiger again, as he should be
Unlike his old double play partner, Trammell embraces relationship with Tigers

Five things to watch during Tigers spring training
Get ready for Tigers spring training with these five key storylines.

One man's proposed Detroit Tigers lineup for 2015
From 1 through 9, here's how Brad Ausmus should pencil in his batting order in 2015, and here's why.

Seven Tigers gone too soon
Whether due to illness or freak accidents, these seven Tigers from the 1960s through the 1980s all met untimely deaths.

Five reasons why Tigers fans shouldn't cry over losing Max Scherzer
Five reasons Tigers fans shouldn't cry over the loss of Max Scherzer.

Seven numbers that every die-hard Tigers fan knows
Seven numbers that should resonate with die-hard Detroit Tigers fans.

Who will be the next Detroit Tiger to be elected to the Hall of Fame?
Discussion of who will be the next Detroit Tigers player to be elected to baseball's Hall of Fame.

1952 (50-104)
The six worst teams in Detroit Tigers history.

1975 (57-102)
The six worst teams in Detroit Tigers history. Page 2.

1989 (59-103); Managers: Sparky Anderson, Dick Tracewski
The six worst teams in Detroit Tigers history. Page 3.

1996 (53-109); Manager: Buddy Bell
The six worst teams in Detroit Tigers history. Page 4.

2002 (55-106)
The six worst teams in Detroit Tigers history. Page 5.

2003 (43-119); Manager: Alan Trammell
The six worst teams in Detroit Tigers history. Page 6.

The Century Club: Detroit Tigers Teams With 100+ Losses
The six worst teams in Detroit Tigers history.

Jose Iglesias: Tigers' 'New' Shortstop Should Be Ready to Go in 2015
Detroit Tigers shortstop Jose Iglesias aims to return to form in 2015 after recovering from stress fractures in both shins.

Detroit Tigers: All-Time Dream Lineup
Detroit Tigers: 1 through 9, this is the all-time batting order in franchise history.

MLB News and Notes
MLB news and notes and how they impact the Detroit Tigers.

Detroit Tigers Transactions
Analysis and opinion on Detroit Tigers transactions, year-round!