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  1. Tigers downplay interest in Nelson Cruz

    Jan 25, 2014, 1:05 PM EDT

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    Nelson Cruz is still looking for a home in free agency and the Tigers have surprised us with some late offseason additions before, so some have speculated that they could make sense as a possible match, but general manager Dave Dombrowski downplayed the possibility when asked by reporters at the team’s annual TigerFest today: Dombrowski…

  2. Miguel Cabrera is fully recovered from sports hernia surgery; is over his emo about Prince Fielder leaving

    Jan 24, 2014, 11:33 AM EDT

    AP Miguel Cabrera

    Remember that sports hernia that the Tigers pretty strongly implied Miguel Caberea was not suffering from in the last two months of last season? The ailment that got him no time on the DL even though he probably needed it in September? Well, it’s all good now. He feels 100% according to the Detroit News.…

  3. Ian Kinsler wants to steal more bases. He might.

    Jan 3, 2014, 10:59 AM EDT

    Ian Kinsler

    There’s a story in the Detroit Free Press about Ian Kinsler‘s dissatisfaction with his stolen base totals from last year. He swiped only 15 bases and was caught 11 times. The former total was his lowest since his rookie season, the latter total was his highest ever. He discusses the reasons for why this was…

  4. Ranking the best off-seasons so far

    Dec 29, 2013, 6:05 PM EDT

    Carlos Beltran

    We’re almost into 2014, which means we’re only about a month and a half away from pitchers and catchers reporting to spring training — the official start of baseball. Most of the big name free agents are off the board and thus most teams have already finished shopping or have done most of the heavy…

  5. Shin-Soo Choo agrees to seven-year, $130 million deal with Rangers

    Dec 21, 2013, 12:35 PM EDT

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    UPDATE: CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman and Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News are both reporting that the deal is worth $130 million. That’s $10 million less than the reported offer from the Yankees, but when you figure the tax difference between the states, Scott Boras actually did pretty well for his client here. Jeff…

  6. Max Scherzer is “in play” on the trade market. WHAT?

    Dec 11, 2013, 1:00 PM EDT

    Max Scherzer eyes

    Jeff Passan has something that makes no sense to me: Sources: AL Cy Young winner Max Scherzer “definitely in play” in trade talks. Nothing imminent, but teams know he can be had. — Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) December 11, 2013   The presumed reason why Prince Fielder and Doug Fister were traded was so the Tigers…

  7. Rangers, D-Backs involved as market for Shin-Soo Choo reaches “critical stage”

    Dec 9, 2013, 7:17 PM EDT

    Shin-Soo Choo Getty

    With Robinson Cano and Jacoby Ellsbury off the board, Shin-Soo Choo is the biggest name remaining in the free agent market. And it sounds like he could find a new home during this week’s Winter Meetings in Orlando, Florida: Sources: Choo talks appear to be reaching critical stage. #Rangers, at least one other club in.…

  8. Tigers make it official: Miguel Cabrera is moving back to first base

    Dec 4, 2013, 4:16 PM EDT

    Prince Fielder, Miguel Cabrera

    Tigers general manager Dave Dombrowski was initially coy last week when asked if Miguel Cabrera would be moving from third base to first base following the Prince Fielder trade, but today he admitted that’s the plan. No surprise, certainly, as Cabrera was banged up physically a lot this year and has long been stretched defensively…

  9. Nationals acquire Doug Fister from Tigers

    Dec 2, 2013, 8:31 PM EDT

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    UPDATE: It’s done. The Nationals just announced that prospect left-hander Robbie Ray will also be sent to Detroit. So it’s Fister for Ray, Krol, and Lombardozzi. Interesting. Ray has really improved his stock as a prospect over the past year, but it’s surprising that the Nationals were able to acquire Fister without giving up a…

  10. Dave Dombrowski mum on Miguel Cabrera’s assumed shift to first base

    Dec 1, 2013, 7:10 PM EDT

    World Series - Boston Red Sox v St Louis Cardinals - Game Four

    Following the blockbuster trade that sent first baseman Prince Fielder to the Rangers and second baseman Ian Kinsler to the Tigers, everyone on the planet simply assumed that Miguel Cabrera would move over from third base to first base while prospect Nick Castellanos would take over at third. It makes sense, as Cabrera was becoming…

  11. Miguel Cabrera wants to play first base

    Nov 27, 2013, 4:51 PM EDT

    Miguel Cabrera

    Venezuelan newspaper El Universal reports that Miguel Cabrera has told the Tigers that he wants to play first base. This is probably a relief to everyone in the Tigers organization, who you have to figure WANT Cabrera to play first base now that Prince Fielder is gone. And want to have third base open for…

  12. Quote of the Day: Prince Fielder admits he sucked

    Nov 26, 2013, 8:54 AM EDT

    ALCS - Detroit Tigers v Boston Red Sox - Game Six

    Prince Fielder was asked yesterday about his disappearing act during the playoffs this past season and the fact that the hometown folks started to complain about it: “Everybody was on me a little bit about my performance, but rightfully so,” said Fielder. “I sucked, but I didn’t have to be reminded of it. Hopefully, we…

  13. Prince Fielder will bat third for the Rangers

    Nov 25, 2013, 4:06 PM EDT

    Texas Rangers Introduce Prince Fielder

    Prince Fielder was introduced as a Texas Ranger today. Aww: Prince Fielder dons his new size 56 Rangers jersey pic.twitter.com/Uliy9iN2Ht — Anthony Andro (@aandro) November 25, 2013   Almost like two years ago. They grow up so fast. Prince’s son is much older too: In non-looking at Prince Fielder’s kid news, Fielder will number 84…

  14. Wild rumor time: Robinson Cano might have met with the Tigers yesterday

    Nov 23, 2013, 10:01 AM EDT

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    The Tigers were able to shed the monster contract of Prince Fielder earlier this week in the deal that netted them Ian Kinsler from the Rangers. Is it possible that the next step will be to pursue free agent second baseman Robinson Cano? That scenario seems extremely unlikely for a variety of reasons, but there…

  15. One thing Miguel Cabrera won’t miss about Prince Fielder: protection

    Nov 22, 2013, 7:15 PM EDT

    Miguel Cabrera

    Upon hearing the news that the Tigers had traded Prince Fielder to the Rangers for Ian Kinsler, Miguel Cabrera appeared to be mourning a bit on Twitter, posting a collection of pictures involving the two during their time in Detroit. It was a humanizing moment for a player who has given us no choice over…

  16. Prince Fielder’s no-trade clause could have blocked a trade to Texas

    Nov 22, 2013, 9:55 AM EDT

    Prince Fielder

    If Rangers fans are missing Ian Kinsler, they can at least take comfort in knowing that Prince Fielder is happy to be in Texas. Datapoint 1: Evan Grant reports that Fielder had a no-trade clause provision which could’ve blocked a trade to the Rangers. He didn’t use it. As the Rangers were one of the…

  17. Miguel Cabrera appears to be getting pretty emo about the Prince Fielder trade

    Nov 21, 2013, 3:00 PM EDT

    Miguel Cabtera

    Go check out Miguel Cabrera’s Twitter page since last night’s Prince Fielder trade. He’s posting and retweeting pics of him and Prince Fielder like crazy. Usually without comment. It’s giving off a decidedly sad vibe, to be honest: pic.twitter.com/GPYyF070sv — Miguel Cabrera (@MiguelCabrera) November 21, 2013   I can almost hear those opening piano notes…

  18. Prince Fielder, Ian Kinsler, and mouthwatering moves

    Nov 21, 2013, 1:18 PM EDT

    Prince Fielder

    Opening monologue: How many players in baseball history have a name as incompatible as “Prince Fielder?” Crazy, right? It would be like Bud Harrelson being named “Crown Batter” or Randy Johnson being named “Elfin Junkballer,” or Alex Rodriguez being named “Innocent victim.” Am I right? And what’s the deal with all the questions they ask…

  19. The Rangers may not be done yet

    Nov 21, 2013, 9:15 AM EDT

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    Landing Prince Fielder is a pretty big move. But Ken Rosenthal reports that the Rangers may still sign a big free agent or trade one of their middle infielders: Source: #Rangers still want to add another bat. Could continue pursuit of free agents such as McCann, Beltran, Cruz, etc. — Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) November 21,…

  20. The Tigers and Rangers trade is just as much about past mistakes as it is about current need

    Nov 21, 2013, 5:34 AM EDT

    Prince Fielder

    In case you missed the big news last night, the Tigers traded Prince Fielder to Texas for Ian Kinsler. Detroit is sending along around $30 million. The net result: the Tigers get Kinsler and about $70 million in salary relief, the Rangers get seven years of Fielder and a $138 million bill for his services.…

  21. Tigers win big in shedding Prince Fielder’s contract

    Nov 20, 2013, 9:01 PM EDT

    Prince Fielder

    Give lots of credit to Dave Dombrowski; the potential nightmare back half of Prince Fielder‘s nine-year, $214 million contract is no more. Instead, Fielder and the $168 million he’s still owed is gone after two mildly disappointing seasons in Detroit, with Ian Kinsler‘s more palatable deal coming back. The Tigers sent along $30 million in…

  22. Tigers, Rangers agree to trade involving Prince Fielder and Ian Kinsler

    Nov 20, 2013, 8:24 PM EDT

    Ian Kinsler

    Minutes ago, Jon Heyman of CBS Sports reported that the Tigers and Rangers had been discussing a trade involving first baseman Prince Fielder and second baseman Ian Kinsler. Apparently, talks progressed quickly because both teams have agreed to a trade, Heyman reports. Another player could be involved in the trade, but that has not been…

  23. Tigers, Rangers discussing trade that could involve Prince Fielder, Ian Kinsler

    Nov 20, 2013, 8:00 PM EDT

    Prince Fielder

    Jon Heyman of CBS Sports is reporting that the Tigers and Rangers have discussed a trade that would send first baseman Prince Fielder to the Rangers and second baseman Ian Kinsler to the Tigers. In terms of OPS, the Rangers had the second-worst production from their first baseman in the American League, beating only the…

  24. Trout? Cabrera? Doesn’t matter much. They both had MVP seasons

    Nov 15, 2013, 11:47 AM EDT

    Miguel Cabrera

    A quick thought on the Miguel Cabrera–Mike Trout MVP race. As you might know, I had a vote this year. And I voted for Trout. I suppose that won’t be a shocker for anyone on this site. I’ve never hidden my strong opinion that while Cabrera’s the best hitter in the game, Trout is the best…

  25. The Tigers win baseball’s Philanthropic Excellence Award

    Nov 14, 2013, 11:03 AM EDT

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    In 2010 Major League Baseball came up with the Commissioner’s Award for Philanthropic Excellence which, as the name suggests, was created to recognize the charitable and philanthropic efforts of MLB Clubs. The Red Sox won it the first year. The White Sox won it in 2011. The Blue Jays won it in 2012. This year?…

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