Detroit Tigers Thanksgiving Links: Speed, Defense, and Closers


Apr 19, 2013; Arlington, TX, USA; Texas Rangers second baseman Ian Kinsler (5) throws to first for a game ending double play as Seattle Mariners right fielder Jason Bay (12) slides during the ninth inning at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

Tigers turning to speed, defense to offset power loss – Lynn Henning – Detroit News

"Factor in new manager Brad Ausmus and his hire of Matt Martin as the team’s “defensive coordinator” and a team’s unofficial tilt to being a more balanced and more mobile corps is clear.Whether it offsets a potential decrease in power and RBIs is the question. But the Tigers, who aren’t advertising their subtle shift, are plainly committed to tightening up their defense and their often-clumsy ways running bases."

The top 10 most useless Detroit Tigers items currently available for sale – Phil Coke’s Brain – Bless You Boys

"I could offer you an appropriate segue about how many Major League GMs are signing some useless players, or about how the off-season is a totally useless time of the year, or even stretch it as a suggestion on what to get a Tigers fan you really don’t like on black friday, but I’m not going to.I’m going to cut the crap: here is most useless Tigers stuff you can buy today."

Detroit Tigers: Best Closer Options If Brian Wilson Signs Elsewhere – Josh Berenter – Bleacher Report

"If Wilson should choose to sign with another team, the Tigers do have several formidable backup options to take the mound for Detroit in the ninth inning next year.Here are the four best options for the Tigers if Wilson signs elsewhere:"

Detroit Tigers still have moves to make, including replacing Prince Fielder – Pat Caputo

"The things that don’t matter when Fielder is blasting home runs suddenly come to the forefront when he doesn’t hit.His weight. His mediocrity defensively. His lack of speed. His stoic demeanor and short, clichéd answers to media questions.Lost, however, in what Prince Fielder didn’t provide the Tigers is what he did."