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Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Top 10 Detroit Tigers stories of 2013

It was a season of big stories for the Detroit Tigers in 2013.

Many of them came during another run to another American League Central championship.

Many more came during an offseason of rapid change.

Here is a look back my personal top stories (in descending order) of 2013, ranked by number of clicks on links only — not by import to the Tigers.

Of note, seven of the 10 most-clicked on stories have come since the end of the postseason. One story (the Prince Fielder divorce story) was one of the top stories on our website this year.

10. Trickle-down effect from Tigers trading Fielder may have Castellanos on the move again [LINK]

9. Jeff Jones returns as Tigers’ pitching coach, Dave Clark added to coaching staff [LINK]

8. Tigers trying to keep it classy, putting on the suit and tie after big hits [LINK]

7. Tigers trade Doug Fister to Washington Nationals for package of players. [LINK]

6. Chad Fairchild has another run-in with Tigers, ejecting Miguel Cabrera mid at-bat  [LINK]

5. Tigers shut out of Gold Glove Awards for fourth straight season [LINK]

4. Tons of viable candidates for Detroit Tigers’ managerial search, but no standouts. [LINK]

3. REPORTS: Tigers have a deal to send Prince Fielder to Texas for Ian Kinsler [LINK]

2. Tigers have other pressing, pricey questions this offseason, aside from just finding a new manager [LINK]

1. Tigers star Prince Fielder’s off-the-field distraction is an impending divorce, court records show [LINK]

Or, if you'd prefer a more traditional look at the season, here's the '2013 year in review' story.

Matthew B. Mowery covers the Tigers for Digital First Media. Read his “Out of Left Field” blog at


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