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Tigers offseason remains quiet heading into Tigers Fest

DETROIT (AP) -- Justin Verlander sat in the middle of the Tiger Den, the lounge at Comerica Park where he and his teammates were available to reporters before heading out on their winter caravan.An offseason that began with so much uncertainty is beginning to wind down now and the core of the Detroit Tigers remains intact."It's nice to have the band back together," Verlander said...
Via Associated Press
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

Tigers happy to have band back together

Miguel Cabrera and J.D. Martinez see each often enough over the past couple of offseasons that they feel like family. And yet, when they were seated next to each other Thursday at the media session that begins the Tigers' annual Winter Caravan, Cabrera could've hugged his teammate. He was that happy to see him back at Comerica Park.
Via Tigers.com
5 hours ago

Ivan Rodriguez reacts to his Hall of Fame election

The former Tigers catcher was elected in just his first year of eligibility. In a bit of a shocker, former Tigers’ catcher, Ivan “Pudge” Rodriguez was one of just three players elected to baseball’s Hall of Fame on Wednesday. He joins Jeff Bagwell and Tim Raines as the 2017 inductees. Rodriguez appeared on 76 percent of ballots, just one percent, or four ballots, over the...
Via Bless You Boys
1 day ago

The Detroit Tigers have acquired OF Mikie Mahtook

The Detroit Tigers and the Tampa Bay Rays have agreed to a deal that will send former first round pick, Outfielder Mikie Mahtook from the Rays to the Detroit Tigers for a player to be named later or cash considerations. In order to complete the move, the Detroit Tigers have also Designated for Assignment the contract of OF Anthony Gose. Mahtook is 27-years old and has just 106 games...
Via The Majors Detroit
1 day ago

Can the Detroit Tigers stay out of the trainer’s room?

Detroit Tigers fans have sat quietly by these past few months as the offseason has reluctantly unraveled with little activity from their hometown team. Odd, considering the Tigers were one of the first teams to make a noteworthy move when they offloaded Cameron Maybin for a AA-reliever. This appeared to be the first move in what was sure to be a long line of ‘sells’ pulled off...
Via isportsweb.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

ESPN’s Keith Law ranks Tigers’ farm system 24th in MLB

This is the second year in a row that the Tigers’ system has moved up the rankings list. Over the years, ESPN Insider analyst Keith Law has drawn the ire of many Detroit Tigers fans for his critique of the team’s lackluster farm system. Law released the first batch of his latest MLB organizational rankings on Wednesday, and things are trending the right way. For the second year...
Via Bless You Boys
1 day ago

Tigers Den Roundtable: Which Tigers player should get a contract extension?

With all the new contracts being signed around baseball this week, the BYB staff debates who the Tigers should retain long-term. Let’s just say it: this has been one boring baseball offseason. The subpar free agent class did not help, but other than Jerry Dipoto’s wheeling and dealing in the Pacific Northwest, there have not been many big moves to speak of. Things only get so...
Via Bless You Boys
1 day ago

The Tigers have been in touch with Peter Bourjos and Gregor Blanco

The Tigers‘ do nothing offseason has yielded some speculation – today – about what they could do when it comes to that huge gap that’s in centerfield. According to Anthony Fenech of the Detroit Free Press, the Tigers have been in touch with outfielders Peter Bourjos and Gregor Blanco. This of course despite Tigers GM Al Avila saying in recent weeks the team has had some...
Via The Majors Detroit
2 days ago

Detroit Tigers 2017 player preview: Jordan Zimmermann

Remember in 2014 when the Detroit Tigers pitching staff consisted of Justin Verlander, Rick Porcello, David Price, Max Scherzer, and Anibal Sanchez? Looking back at that rotation now, it’s mind blowing to me that Detroit didn’t win the World Series, let alone even make it there. Sheesh do you realize how many of those pitchers have won a Cy Young within the last 5-10 years? It’s...
Via isportsweb.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Tigers announce spring broadcast schedule

The Tigers report to Lakeland, Fla., for Spring Training in four weeks, but they'll be a familiar sight -- and sound -- back in Michigan. The team will telecast seven Grapefruit League games on FOX Sports Detroit, and 21 radio broadcasts on 97.1 WXYT.
Via Tigers.com
2 days ago

Jones eyeing Tigers' center-field spot

JaCoby Jones, seen by many as the Tigers' center fielder of the future, could end up wearing the same number as their center fielder of 2016. It was just a coincidence, he said, that he had number 4 -- which Cameron Maybin wore for Detroit last year -- during his stint in the Arizona Fall League.
Via Tigers.com
2 days ago

Tigers avoid arbitration with Castellanos, Iglesias, more

DETROIT (AP) -- The Tigers have reached deals for 2017 with third baseman Nick Castellanos and shortstop Jose Iglesias.Detroit also agreed to contracts Friday with left-hander Justin Wilson and right-handers Bruce Rondon and Alex Wilson, avoiding arbitration with every player who was eligible.The 24-year-old Castellanos and 27-year-old Iglesias form a young left side of the infield...
Via Associated Press
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Andrew Romine and the Tigers avoid arbitration

Andrew Romine and the Tigers have settled on a $1.3 million dollar payout as the two sides avoid arbitration heading into the 2017 season. Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports was first to report Thursday night. Andrew Romine, tigers settle at $1.3M — Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) January 13, 2017 Last season Romine slashed in at .236/.304/.322 with two home runs and 16 RBIs. Obviously he...
Via The Majors Detroit
6 days ago

Top 19 Prospects: Detroit Tigers

Below is an analysis of the prospects in the Detoit Tigers farm system. Scouting reports are compiled with information provided by industry sources as well as from my own observations. The KATOH statistical projections, probable-outcome graphs, and (further down) Mahalanobis comps have been provided by Chris Mitchell. For more information on the 20-80 scouting scale by which all...
Via Fangraphs
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Three things the Detroit Tigers want for Christmas

Christmas Day is creeping closer and closer and a lot of teams could use some gifts under the tree, but the Tigers have three things they should be asking for. Center fielder In case you missed it, the Detroit Tigers traded Cameron Maybin to the Los Angeles Angels for a minor league pitcher in early November, leaving that position up for grabs in spring training. JaCoby Jones and...
Via isportsweb.com
27 days ago  |  Discuss

2017 ZiPS Projections – Detroit Tigers

After having typically appeared in the very famous pages of Baseball Think Factory, Dan Szymborski’s ZiPS projections have been released at FanGraphs the past few years. The exercise continues this offseason. Below are the projections for the Detroit Tigers. Szymborski can be found at ESPN and on Twitter at @DSzymborski. Other Projections: Arizona / Chicago NL / Houston / San Diego...
Via Fangraphs
December 12, 2016  |  Discuss
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