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  1. MLB - Rebuilding the Detroit Tigers a better bullpen

    Paul Swydan

    Paul Swydan looks at how the Detroit Tigers can improve a Tigers bullpen that was 28th in the majors in reliever ERA.

    Story | Conversation | November 03, 2014
  2. Tigers staying put in pen?

    AJ Mass

    He saved 35 games for the Detroit Tigers in 2014, and while the bullpen as a whole faltered in the ALDS, Joe Nathan's only inning of work was a three-up, three-down affair. Perhaps that's why the closer is expected to be back in that role for 2015. ...

    Blog | October 16, 2014
  3. Why the Nationals will win the World Series

    Dan Szymborski

    In ESPN The Magazine, Insider Dan Szymborski explains why his ZiPS projections system likes the Nats to win the World Series.

    Story | Conversation | September 29, 2014
  4. Detroit Tigers' bullpen has been awful, and it's not manager Brad...

    Mike Petriello

    Mike Petriello details what has gone wrong with the Tigers' bullpen, which ranks 27th in the majors in ERA.

    Story | Conversation | September 25, 2014
  5. MLB - Is this the last hurrah for AL Central leader Detroit Tiger...

    Paul Swydan

    Paul Swydan says that despite all the big names on their roster, this season could be the last hurrah for this iteration of the Detroit Tigers.

    Story | Conversation | September 22, 2014
  6. Shaky Nathan still in favor?

    AJ Mass

    Although it looked at though manager Brad Ausmus was considering bringing Joakim Soria into the ninth inning of Saturday's game against the Kansas City Royals, he did ultimately turn to closer Joe Nathan to close out a 3-2 victory for the Detroit Tig...

    Blog | September 21, 2014
  7. Soria to get new bullpen role?

    AJ Mass

    If the Detroit Tigers have a ninth-inning lead to protect at any point during their crucial weekend series with the Kansas City Royals, they are more than likely going to rely on veteran Joe Nathan to shake off Tuesday's blown save in the hopes he ca...

    Blog | September 19, 2014
  8. Shaky Nathan still closer?

    AJ Mass

    When all was said and done on Saturday, Joe Nathan earned his 25th save of the season. However, he didn't do so without first allowing two hits and a run -- once again raising some potential red flags for manager Brad Ausmus that perhaps the veteran ...

    Blog | August 17, 2014
  9. Changes ahead in Tigers pen?

    AJ Mass

    According to Detroit Tigers beat writer James Schmehl, "The Tigers were prepared to promote newly signed reliever Jim Johnson to Detroit on Wednesday night. In an odd twist, Johnson actually asked to stay in the minors a bit longer." Manager Brad...

    Blog | August 15, 2014
  10. Soria's arrival won't affect ninth

    AJ Mass

    The Detroit Tigers made a deal on Wednesday to acquire reliever Joakim Soria from the Texas Rangers in exchange for pitching prospects Corey Knebel and Jake Thompson. "I'm going to a new team, and that's going to be my new family and I will do wh...

    Blog | July 24, 2014
  11. Will Tigers stick with Coke?

    AJ Mass

    There's been a lot of worry of late about the Detroit Tigers bullpen, much of it specifically focused on the struggles of Joe Nathan and Joba Chamberlain. However, a lot of heat has also been directed at left-handed set-up man Phil Coke. Terry Fos...

    Blog | June 12, 2014
  12. Nathan's closer job in jeopardy?

    Joe Kaiser

    Joe Nathan has already blown more saves (4) this season in Detroit than he did all of last season in Texas (3), and the Tigers have to be worried about the 39-year-old's struggles over the first two months of the season. Worried enough to make a c...

    Blog | May 30, 2014
  13. My best and worst free-agent predictions

    Jim Bowden

    One of my favorite pieces I write every year is my free-agent predictions. For those unfamiliar, at the start of every offseason, I make my best guess at what each free agent's contract will look like and give a prediction of where he will sign. I...

    Blog | April 15, 2014
  14. Closer Report: Papelbon's woes

    Eric Karabell

    Honestly, if closers keep pitching the way they have so far this season, we're going to need to devote a daily column to it. On Monday, those fellows were a mess. On Tuesday, it was a bit quieter. On Wednesday, an incredible six closers blew saves, s...

    Blog | April 03, 2014
  15. Position battle: Rangers closer

    AJ Mass

    Last season, Joe Nathan saved 43 games for the Texas Rangers. This season, he won't save any, as the reliever opted for free agency and will now be closing out victories for the Detroit Tigers. That leaves manager Ron Washington with a problem that n...

    Blog | March 12, 2014
  16. Rick Porcello is the top breakout candidate this season - MLB

    Mike Petriello

    Mike Petriello explains why this is finally the year that Rick Porcello becomes a dominant pitcher.

    Story | Conversation | February 20, 2014