Author Archives: Chris Burke

VIDEO: Austin Jackson Robs Kole Calhoun of Extra Bases With Great Leaping Grab

Austin Jackson has been the Detroit Tigers’ spark plug on offense since moving to the leadoff spot. In Thursday night’s series opener against the Angels, Jackson got it done with the glove too. Detroit led 5-3 in the bottom of … Continue reading

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Joakim Soria Trade Reinforces That the Detroit Are All In … So Dave Dombrowski Must Go All Out

It may be stretching reality a bit to say that the Detroit Tigers should have won the World Series last season. But the truth is that had it not been for an ill-fated pitch to David Ortiz, Detroit would have … Continue reading

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VIDEO: Miguel Cabrera Breaks Homer Drought With Three-Run Shot Off the Foul Pole

For the first time this month (not counting his All-Star Game shot off Adam Wainwright), Miguel Cabrera left the yard, breaking a 17-game home run drought. Cabrera’s big fly came in the eighth inning of Detroit’s 11-5 win over Arizona … Continue reading

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Joakim Soria Traded to the Detroit Tigers for Corey Knebel and Jake Thompson

Trade deadline grain of salt warning and what not, but the Detroit Tigers are “set to acquire” Joakim Soria from the Texas Rangers in exchange for reliever Corey Knebel and highly regarded pitching prospect Jake Thompson, according to a report … Continue reading

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Stan Van Gundy Reportedly Tells Josh Smith Trade Rumors ‘Have Been Inaccurate’

Whether or not Stan Van Gundy actually wants to trade Josh Smith this offseason, the Detroit Pistons’ new coach recently told Smith that all rumors surrounding a Smith-to-Sacramento deal “have been inaccurate”, Yahoo’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported Monday. According to Wojnarowski, … Continue reading

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PHOTOS: New Images of Proposed Detroit Red Wings Arena

The Sunday edition of the Detroit Free Press features an in-depth look at the Detroit Red Wings’ proposed new arena, as well as some plans for the surrounding areas. “Detroit’s new arena and entertainmentdistrict planned by the Ilitch family for … Continue reading

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Detroit Pistons ‘Prepared to Bring Josh Smith Back’ if Kings Don’t Up Trade Offer, Per Report

The Sacramento Kings and Detroit Pistons may indeed be discussing a possible Josh Smith trade, as was reported Thursday, but any deal appears very far from the finish line. The Detroit Free Press’ Vince Ellis reported Friday that a source … Continue reading

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Detroit Tigers Rumors: Joakim Soria Discussion ‘Ongoing’ Between Tigers and Rangers

Have the Detroit Tigers zeroed in on Joakim Soria as their bullpen target ahead of the July 31 trade deadline? It is starting to look that way … Tigers are having ongoing discussions with the Rangers about reliever Joakim Soria, … Continue reading

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