Detroit Tigers 2014 News and Updates
3/10/14 - Detroit Tigers fans have reason to be as excited as ever this season. With three weeks left until Opening Day, ESPN/FanGraphs have projected that the Tigers are favorites to win the World Series based on some big winter moves (chiefly the Prince Fielder trade for Ian Kinsler), the lack of competition in the AL this year, and Detroit's strength of schedule (with 19 games against both Minnesota and Chicago). See if this prediction fares well in the last few weeks before regular season! Detroit Tigers tickets are $28 to see them take on the Marlins on Thursday and the Houston Astros on Saturday.
3/3/14 - After an exciting first week of Spring Training, the Detroit Tigers have a 3-2-1 record, with two wins over the Braves and one over the Astros. It seems like the team struggles with split-squad games, having lost both to the Phillies and Yankees. In their awesome rotation, Anibal Sanchez has been the early start of spring: recording 17 stunning strikeouts—setting franchise single-game record—not bad for a pitcher who once led the AL in ERA. All of the Tigers' starters except Justin Verlander have made their spring debut, with the pitcher slated to make his first appearance on the mound this Thursday against the Phillies. Detroit Tigers tickets are just $22 to start for their game against Philadelphia in Lakeland.
2/24/14 - With spring training in full swing, Detroit Tigers fans finally get to see if the puzzling offseason Doug Fister trade (for LHPs Robbie Ray, Ian Krol and utility man Steve Lombardozzi) will pay off. The Tigers were one of the teams unscathed by offseason surgeries or injuries, but Alex Avila and Duane Below missed practice this weekend due to minor injuries. They'll be back to perform by the time the Grapefruit League play starts. The Tigers will take on the Atlanta Braves for their first spring training game; you can get-in for $19.
2/18/14 - Spring Training for the Detroit Tigers is officially under way! All pitchers, catchers and position players have reported and partook in the team's first full workout today. Brad Ausmus addressed/introduced himself to the entire roster today before practice, see how the new manager starts off his first year in Detroit while down in Florida! Before you know it your Motown boys will be taking the field to play their first Spring Training game of the season against the Atlanta Braves. Detroit Tigers tickets start at $17 in Lakeland next Thursday (2/27).
2/11/14 - The Detroit Tigers will officially begin Spring Training with their first game against the Atlanta Braves (2/27), but you have a chance to see them earlier than that! As per tradition, Detroit will take on Lakeland's own (Div. 2) Florida Southern Moccasins for a special Grapefruit League exhibition game, and you can get in for a just $1! Though that game is over two weeks away, many players, including Alex Avila, are already hitting the weights and working on their goods under the Florida sun. Get Detroit Tigers tickets and watch this gung-ho team take off early!
1/27/14 - Can the Detroit Tigers win their fourth consecutive AL title? Will the Detroit Tigers score their first World Series pennant in 20 years? Because of Detroit’s depth in the hitting and pitching rotations with a handful of powerhouse players, many people seem to think they can take it all the way despite the loss of some notable pieces, including Prince Fielder and Doug Fister. Detroit Tigers tickets are averaging $44 to scout the new team out during Spring Training and see what they've got!
10/11/13 - The Tigers are no stranger to the ALCS; after sweeping the Yankees in last year's LCS, they'll face the Boston Red Sox in 2013. Like last year, the Tigers will have to do without home-field advantage. ALCS tickets in Detroit are 3% cheaper than last year's Championship Series, and are also cheapest in the League.
10/4/13 - Entering the ALDS against the Oakland Athletics, Detroit Tigers World Series tickets are averaging $1,660. While the Tigers currently have the cheapest division series tickets, Detroit has the third most expensive World Series ticket price of any team in the division series.
9/25/13 - For the third straight year, the Detroit Tigers are in the postseason. A win in the last four regular season games will put them atop the AL Central. And, the sooner the better as the team would like to give slugger Miguel Cabrera, who has a sore groin, a few days’ rest. At the very least, the Tigers will play in a Wild Card game. If necessary (and Detroit fans are hopeful), Detroit will advance to the Divisional Series with a division win. The first home game at Comerica Park in the ALDS is averaging $90, the lowest of any division series in MLB.
7/25/13 - Once again the Tigers are setting the pace in the AL Central, and once again third baseman Miguel Cabrera is having a Triple Crown pace season, leading the AL in batting average, while second in homers and RBI. Never in baseball’s long illustrious history has a batter won Triple Crowns in consecutive years; can Cabrera become the first?
3/29/13 – Justin Verlander and the Detroit Tigers agreed to a five-year, $140 million contract extension today for 2015-2019. The 30-year-old RHP is the highest-paid pitcher in baseball and recently tweeted that he and his teammates would bring a World Series to Detroit. The Tigers will begin their quest for a World Series Title on the road against the Minnesota Twins with their first series at Comerica Park versus the team they swept in the American League Championship Series last year – the New York Yankees. Tigers tickets in April are the fifth most expensive in MLB with both the highest priced game of the season (New York Yankees) and cheapest (Toronto Blue Jays) on Detroit’s schedule this year.
Detroit Tigers 2014 Season
The Detroit Tigers are revved up and rearing to go, after their postseason run was cut short by future World Series Champs, the Boston Red Sox
, last season in the ALCS. This year the Tigers will look to seek revenge without some of their biggest players: prime slugger Prince Fielder, right-handed starter Doug Fister and closer Jaoquin Benoit. Still, early projections are nearly unanimous in favoring the Tigers to win 90-plus games, take the AL title and achieve the most wins in manager Brad Ausmus’ first season.
Detroit has offset their winter losses with the acquisition of Ian Kinsler of the Texas Rangers
, closer Joe Nathan, Rajai Davis, Steve Lombardozzi and Ian Krol. Additionally, Justin Verlander is expected to be back healthy and in the lineup sometime during Spring Training
. All of Detroit's offseason moves were made with an effort to “run the bases better” and “improve the club defensively” in mind, as stated by GM Dave Dombrowski.
… more Score some Detroit Tigers tickets this season to see if all the re-working has paid off!
Deee-troit Baseball is back! In fact, the Detroit Tigers are amongst the favorites to win the 2013 World Series. Detroit's 2012 squad swept the New York Yankees in the American League Championship Series to get a coveted spot in the World Series. Additional 2012 highlights included Miguel Cabrera earning the American League Triple Crown in batting (the first player to do so since 1967) and Justin Verlander and Max Scherzer finishing one-two in strikeouts in the American League. Lets not forget that Cabrera was named the AL's MVP, the same award Verlander won the year prior.
2012 marked the first back-to-back Divisional titles in team history. 2013 brings new goals — including getting back to the World Series and securing a fifth World Series Championship. Much of the Tigers squad for 2013 is set; for those few positions up for grabs, Spring Training games will help finalize the 40-man roster. The Detroit Tigers schedule opens up with a Spring Training game against the Atlanta Braves on February 22nd.
So, "Who's your Tiger?" Is it three-time American League strikeout champion Justin Verlander? Is it seven-time All-Star Miguel Cabrera? Or is it one of Detroit's three top prospects named to Baseball America-s Top 100 list — top hitting prospect Nick Castellanos (potential Triple A start), Avisail Garcia/"Miggy Jr.," or rookie closer Bruce Rondon? Do we dare leave out nine-time Gold Glove Award winner Torii Hunter?
With a roster this stacked and an AL Pennant driving demand up, it is not surprising that Detroit Tigers tickets have gone up in price. Overall, however, Tigers tickets are still not among the most expensive in MLB. In fact, regular season Tigers game tickets are seventh cheapest in the League averaging just $57. World Series tickets at Comerica Park were about half the cost of World Series tickets at AT&T Park last year — a good sign should the team make it back!