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Detroit Tigers: Chris Bosio fired and other news

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CLEVELAND, OH - NOVEMBER 01: Pitching coach Chris Bosio of the Chicago Cubs walks on the field to visit the pitcher's mound during the fourth inning against the Cleveland Indians in Game Six of the 2016 World Series at Progressive Field on November 1, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
CLEVELAND, OH - NOVEMBER 01: Pitching coach Chris Bosio of the Chicago Cubs walks on the field to visit the pitcher's mound during the fourth inning against the Cleveland Indians in Game Six of the 2016 World Series at Progressive Field on November 1, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images) /
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Here at The Corner, we round up Detroit Tigers news and rumors around the Tigers blogosphere so that you don’t spend hours surfing the web searching.

The Detroit Tigers have fired pitching coach Chris Bosio. Reportedly, he made insensitive comments towards a fellow employee. WXYZ-TV also reported earlier today that those comments were “racially charged” towards another Tigers employee. Rick Anderson will take over for the rest of the season.

Amidst the Bosio firing the Detroit Tigers find themselves in an eight-game losing skid.  The eight-game losing streak has the Tigers frustrated and searching for answers. Jordan Horrobin writes that the Tigers frustration level is ‘maxed out’.

Despite the Tigers losing last night, Mike Fiers gave the Tigers a solid performance. Orion Sang, of the Detroit Free Press, writes that Fiers continues to show dependability and value.

Over at the Athletic is an interesting read on former Detroit Tiger Ron Leflore. Leflore is most known for going from playing prison ball to being a member of the Detroit Tigers.

In prospect news, the Tigers promoted four prospects last night throughout the farm system. Matt Manning was one of those prospects promoted. He’s moved from Single-A West Michigan to High-A Lakeland.

Trade Rumors

One of the veterans whom the Tigers could trade is Shane Greene. One Tigers fan thinks the Tigers should keep Greene. Trading Greene might be tricky though, as relievers are sometimes viewed as volatile pitchers writes Ken Rosenthal. 

Two other targets who could be traded are Matthew Boyd and Leonys Martin. We explore potential destinations for each of them here and here.

Next: Exploring a trade with the Angels

It’s throwback Thursday and today Andy Patton looks back at the 2003 MLB Draft. 2003 is a sore spot for Detroit Tigers fans as the team lost an American League record 119 games.  With the fourth of July closing in soon don’t forget to get your stars and stripes Tigers gear.

Finally, the Tigers are going against the Athletics today. First pitch is scheduled for 1:10 at Comerica Park as the Tigers look to put an end to their eight-game losing streak.

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