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Blame Dave Dombrowski – and His Inability to Bolster the Bullpen – for Detroit’s Disappointment

Dave Dombrowski has worked some serious magic during his time with the Detroit Tigers, turning a downtrodden franchise into one of the league’s perennial powers. His Tigers teams have won three AL Central titles in a row, made four playoff … Continue reading

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Jose Valverde Unconditionally Released by the Detroit Tigers

Former Detroit Tigers closer Jose Valverde was unconditionally released by the organization on Wednesday afternoon. The embattled reliever was designated for assignment earlier in the season and was given the option to report to the AAA Toledo Mud Hens. He … Continue reading

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Detroit Tigers First-Half Grades: Starting Pitching Stars While Bullpen Earns Frustrating Incomplete

At 52-42, the Detroit Tigers and their fans have far less to complain about at baseball season’s midway point in 2013 than in many years past. Their team is in first place, had six All-Stars shine on Tuesday night and … Continue reading

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Detroit Tigers’ Phil Coke Must Swallow Pride, Head to Toledo to Fix Ugly Control Problems

Here’s to the summer rites of passage in Michigan. Trips to the beach. Grilling outside. Vacations up north. Detroit Tigers’ manager Jim Leyland refusing to talk to the media after a series of embarrassing meltdowns. This time, one of his … Continue reading

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Jose Valverde Designated for Assignment

Jose Valverde’s second go-round with the Detroit Tigers is over, shortly after he was demoted from the closer role following a string of awful outings. The Tigers designated Valverde for assignment on Friday, multiple outlets reported, meaning the Tigers have … Continue reading

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Detroit Tigers Game 70 Grades: Not Much Positive Comes From Ugly Series Loss to Orioles

For the second game in a row, the Detroit Tigers failed to score with runners in scoring position, leaving 10 on base. From a pitching standpoint, everything went wrong as well with 13 earned runs. Neither piece of news was … Continue reading

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Talkin’ Tigers Week in Review: A Healthy Austin Jackson is Key to Detroit’s Offensive Success

In the recent monthlong absence of center fielder and leadoff man Austin Jackson, the Detroit Tigers’ offense didn’t struggle so much as feel just a tiny bit off. With Miguel Cabrera and Prince Fielder thumping, Torii Hunter remaining consistent and … Continue reading

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