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Ezequiel Carrera has rejected his outright assignment to AAA Toledo after the Tigers designated him for assignment in order to remove him off the 40-man roster. He is allowed to select free agency like he did because another team has previously outrighted him off their 40-man roster and as a rule of the MLB-CBA players are allowed to pursue other opportunities if they so chose....
After inking Giancarlo Stanton to a $325 million dollar extension earlier in the offseason, it looks like the Marlins are still in the market to acquire more top-tier players. Jon Morosi of Fox Sports has reported that the Marlins have reached out to the Tigers about starting pitchers David Price and Rick Porcello.
The talks are not serious at this moment.
Price, acquired by the...
DETROIT -- Ezequiel Carrera has decided to become a free agent after the Detroit Tigers assigned him outright to Triple-A Toledo.
The Tigers designated the outfielder for assignment last week.
Carrera hit .261 in 45 games for Detroit in 2014, but the Tigers recently traded for center fielder Anthony Gose and didn't think they had a need Carrera.
The 27-year-old has hit .253 in 176...
Torii Hunter is still in search of his first World Series championship, and the 39-year-old veteran is running out of time. Now a free agent, Hunter must decide if he wants to put himself in the best position to win or return to the place where his career began. Hunter recently said that he has...Read More
The boys are back in town. And the name of the place is “I Like It Like That.”
So the Detroit Tigers are now:
If you are getting tired of reading articles about the Detroit Tigers adding pieces to their bullpen, you may want to look over the games they played last year and see why improving their bullpen has to be priority number one.
The Tigers arguably had the worst bullpen in the league last year and it cost them a chance to go deep into the playoffs and bring home a World Series title...
Kevin Ziomek carved up Midwest League hitters in his first full professional season. In 123 innings at West Michigan, the 22-year-old left-hander logged a 2.27 ERA and an 11.1 K/9. His top-flight numbers notwithstanding, he created surprisingly little buzz. The Detroit Tigers took Ziomek in the second round of the 2013 draft out of Vanderbilt […]
Additions to the 40-Man:
The Tigers announced several roster moves today. They added minor leaguers Angel Nesbitt and Dixon Machado to the 40 man roster to protect them from the MLB’s Rule 5 Draft which takes place on December 11th. The deadline to protect players from this draft is at midnight tonight, November 20th.
Dixon Machado as a member of AA Erie in 2014.
The Tigers completed their 40-man roster Thursday.
By purchasing the contracts of right-hander Angel Nesbitt and infielder Dixon Machado, the Tigers have protected them from the Rule 5 Draft, which will be held Dec. 11.
Thursday at 11:59 p.m. ET is the deadline for teams to put prospects they want to protect from the Rule 5 Draft on their 40-man rosters.
The Rule 5 Draft allows teams...
I figure it makes sense to perform the same calculations I did for Jon Lester for Max Scherzer. I think the chance he signs with the Cubs is a lot lower than Jon Lester, but it’s theoretically possible. Basically, we only need to calculate a starting WAR, and I’ll be using a depreciation schedule of Year(N+1) = Year(N) * .85.
Scherzer is projected by Steamer to reach 3.7 WAR...
As Detroit’s director of player development, Dave Owen is in charge of a farm system seemingly short on sure-thing talent. The team’s top prospect (according Baseball America), Devon Travis, was traded to Toronto for Anthony Gose. The No. 2 prospect, Steven Moya, struck out 161 times in Double-A. No. 3, Buck Farmer, had an 11.57 […]
For what seemed like much of last season, Miguel Cabrera played with a bum wheel. On October 22nd (pictured above), he underwent surgery to repair a stress fracture to the navicular bone in his right foot. On Tuesday, he tweeted post-surgery photos.
Cabrera’s tweet loosely reads, “Thank God for giving me the strength to play with a fractured foot.” There...
After showing little interest in any high-priced player this offseason, the Yankees sound like they may be reconsidering their reported plan to avoid spending a lot of money and go after one of baseball's top free-agents — namely right-hander Max Scherzer.The Tigers' workhorse is arguably the top starter on the market this year, on a list which also includes Jon Lester...
The New York Yankees were expected to be quiet this winter, but there’s at least one big-name free agent they could be eyeing.
CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman reported Monday night that the Yankees have made “brief contact” with agent Scott Boras about free-agent starting pitcher Max Scherzer. According to the report, the Yankees might “revisit” their earlier plans to lay low...
Detroit Tigers fans far and wide seem completely fed up with Alex Avila. The Detroit Tigers themselves are not. They have signed off on his option year, which will keep Avila in Motown for the 2015 season at the price of $5.4M.
Clearly Avila is not the player that took the American League by storm in 2011. That year, after a so-so rookie campaign, he hit .295 with 33 doubles, 19...
The Detroit Tigers will more than likely have a new every day right fielder in 2015. GM Dave Dombrowski told Hunter that after the signing of Victor Martinez earlier this week, he wouldn’t be retained. From the Detroit Free Press…
“I called and said it just didn’t look like it was going to fit the way the club was getting put together,” Dombrowski said. “Thanked him for...
On Wednesday, the Detroit Tigers made headlines when they were able to re-sign designated hitter Victor Martinez to a four-year deal.
At 35-years-old, Martinez is the fourth player to receive a huge contract from the Tigers as he will be making $68 million over the next four years. Along with players Justin Verlander, Anibal Sanchez, and Miguel Cabrera, all the money spent on these...
The Detroit Tigers have much to look forward to for the 2015 season following a 90-win season and an appearance in the ALDS. At second in the Major Leagues in runs scored, the Tigers should be set at the plate next season. The area of improvement is with the pitching staff that ranked 24th in ERA. One pitcher who the Tigers hope can contribute is Joel Hanrahan, who is recovering...
The Detroit Tigers are in an unusual position. There’s nothing unusual about a team trying to win now, but there’s something unusual about the Tigers’ particular sense of urgency. We can acknowledge it has something to do with Mike Ilitch, and his age, and that’s a little weird to talk about, but it’s out there. […]
The Detroit Tigers made a critical move Wednesday, locking up DH Victor Martinez to a four-year deal, thereby keeping their cleanup hitter in the lineup. Where else should Dave Dombrowski be looking to upgrade as the offseason swings into full gear?
That’s part of our latest Roundtable discussion:
1. Victor’s back. Are you okay with the Tigers giving him a fourth-year and probably...
On the heels of the best year of his career, Victor Martinez has cashed in and will be staying put in Detroit, agreeing to a four-year, $68 million contract with the Tigers on Wednesday, pending a physical per Jon Heyman of CBS Sports.
Perhaps the most coveted offensive player on the free-agent market, Martinez had an incredible 2014, hitting .335/.409/.565 with 32 homers, putting...
Detroit Tigers designated hitter Victor Martinez has been a big name around the hot stove during the early part of the offseason. It now appears that the veteran, who led the club with a .335 average this past season, will remain with the Tigers on a four-year contract.
Sources: #Tigers close to re-signing Victor Martinez to four-year deal.
— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal)...
Last year, Tigers GM Dave Dombrowski made what seemed like a depth move at the end of Spring Training by signing outfielder J.D. Martinez. Turns out, Martinez ended up starting the year off with 10 homers in AAA before April was even over, and broke out with the Tigers, hitting 23 homers and hitting over .300. In the minors, the Tigers had an even crazier story. That story...
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No matter where you stand on some of the social issues that define the United States today, the right to an opinion and belief is paramount in an open society.
But this is somewhat limited, at least according to some, when it comes to professional athletes. Should they engage in conversations about politics and religion? And how does their active participation in some of the most...