The Tigers rolled into the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center for baseball's Winter Meetings this week as one of the most intriguing teams to watch. Four days later, that intrigue remains.
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How have trades and free agent signings shaped the Tigers division? As the Winter Meetings draw to a close it seems like an ideal time to take a look at how the landscape of the Tigers division has changed. Since the Tigers will face each division rival team 19 times during the regular season, the trades and signings made within the AL Central will impact Detroit more than others...
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Buy big? Sell the farm? How about neither. The 2016 MLB Winter Meetings are almost over and the Detroit Tigers have made precisely zero moves. No free agent signings, no trades, nothing. This is the polar opposite of the initial expectations. Going into the meetings the Tigers were anticipated to make several big trades—namely deals involving J.D. Martinez and Ian Kinsler. Considering...
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While teams have shied away from Ian Kinsler, slick-fielding shortstop Jose Iglesias has drawn interest this week at the Winter Meetings, Tigers general manager Al Avila confirmed Wednesday.
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The Tigers improved their chances to contend by their inability to do anything -- and their division competition decisively rebuilding. It's the bright side to what would otherwise be a frustrating Winter Meetings.
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The details of the new bonus pool system for the 2017-18 July 2 class of international prospects has been reported by Baseball America’s Ben Badler, who provides a recap of how the July 2 market has been altered under the new collective bargaining agreement. All teams have been assigned bonus pools of either $5.75MM, $5.25MM or $4.75MM, based on their revenues and market size...
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It's for system writeups such as these that I save the high end scotch and vials of liquid acid. It's not only because the Tigers farm system is so barren, but because I can see my future as a Red Sox fan flash before my eyes. Here's to hoping Mr. Dombrowski, not scorching the earth of the Sawx farm the way he did the Tigers. With Detroit in full sell-mode, this could be one of the...
TOKYO (AP) Former Detroit Tigers infielder Casey McGehee has agreed to a one-year deal with the Yomiuri Giants of Japan's Central League worth $1.7 million. The Giants announced the signing on their official website on Sunday. McGehee played in 30 games for the Tigers in 2016 posting a .228 batting average. This will be McGehee's second stint in Japan. In 2013, he batted .292...
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Rob Grabowski-USA TODAY Sports The Tigers are in transition which seems to have come very apparent to first baseman Miguel Cabrera. Speaking to a group of reporters at his Miggyball charity event in Maracay, Venezuela, the Tigers’ slugger told reporters (in Spanish) that he “love(s) playing in Detroit” but the “doors are open” to a trade. Via Evan Woodbery of Mlive: ...
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The offseason is in full swing, and the Tigers are looking to get younger. Detroit has a lot of prospects that could make an impact, but the top three could become household names in the future. The Tigers’ No. 1 prospect for 2017 according to Baseball America is right-handed starting pitcher Matt Manning. Manning was Detroit’s first round pick in this year’s draft and is currently...
The Detroit Tigers added starting pitching prospect Sandy Baez to their 40-man roster, saving him from Rule-5 Draft next month. The Rule-5 Draft was created to keep teams from having too many minor league players in their farm system when other major league teams would play them on their team. The Tigers saved Baez from that draft by adding him to the 40-man roster. Baez is 23-years...
Detroit Tigers pitcher Justin Verlander received the most first-place votes for AL Cy Young but lost to Red Sox pitcher Rick Porcello by five points because two voters left Verlander off their ballots entirely. Verlander’s supermodel fiancée, Kate Upton, took to Twitter ravaging the MLB and Porcello and prompting Mark Feinsand of the New York Daily News to pen a column telling...
Dear God, Erick Aybar? Erick Aybar. This is what we have come to. Yes, the free agent market—outside of a couple power bats—is bleak. And no position appears to be bleaker than shortstop. One thing we can definitively state about these following names is that they possess the ability to play multiple infield positions. That could be it. But don’t take my word for it. Aybar...
Detroit Tigers pitcher Justin Verlander got screwed out of winning the AL CY Young this year. Nevermind wins and losses — Verlander got very little run support — look at the stats, and it’s clear he should’ve won. The Tigers ace even got the most first-place votes, yet somehow didn’t win! Well, Verlander’s fiancee, Kate Upton, was not happy about it, and she went on one...
Rick Porcello does not seem to be fazed by Kate Upton’s criticism of the Boston Red Sox pitcher winning the AL Cy Young Award over her fiance, Justin Verlander. Porcello won the award despite finishing with fewer first-place votes than Verlander (14 vs. 8) largely because he was on 18 second-place ballots, while Verlander was second on just two. Two voters left Verlander off their...
Rick Porcello won the A.L. Cy Young Award on Wednesday by beating out Justin Verlander, who got significantly more first-place votes than the Boston Red Sox ace. How does Verlander’s fiancee feel about that? Not good. Not good at all. After the results were announced, Kate Upton took to Twitter to unload on Porcello and the voters: Upton then retweeted some stats that Verlander’s...
Suddenly in the market for a starting second baseman, the Los Angeles Dodgers are showing interest in a certain four-time All-Star. According to a report by Jon Morosi of MLB Network on Wednesday, the Dodgers and the Detroit Tigers have been in contact regarding the possibility of an Ian Kinsler trade (though Kinsler does possess a partial no-trade clause). Kinsler, 34, enjoyed...
It is hot stove season for the Detroit Tigers. Five big name players could potentially be traded with several more also being shopped around the block. Ian Kinsler and J.D. Martinez appear most likely to be dealt but Miguel Cabrera, Justin Verlander and Victor Martinez are potentially on the table and even Anibal Sanchez, Mike Pelfrey and Francisco Rodriguez are likely to be discussed...
In baseball, it may not be possible to have too much of a good thing when it comes to quantity of elite-level players. The sport is, almost by definition, at its best when great players face off against one another. If there’s a problem with a strong collection of elite talent, though, it’s that truly great players can get overlooked. It’s hard to distinguish oneself when surrounded...
Detroit Tigers pitcher Michael Fulmer kept a high-profile as an AL Rookie of the Year candidate in 2016, but in the off-season, he’s taken a blue-collar approach to work. In an excellent feature from Anthony Fenech of the Detroit Free Press, Fulmer’s unlikely offseason job as a part-time plumber is profiled. Fulmer is working his second offseason in the profession under the...
The Detroit Tigers find themselves at a crossroads as this offseason begins. With players like Miguel Cabrera and Justin Verlander — stars who can still contribute but who are on the wrong side of 30 — the Tigers’ window for contention with this group is closing. Ian Kinsler is another player who’s bound to experience age-related decline. Meanwhile, outfielder J.D. Martinez...
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