TIGERS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Infante returns to Tigers with spring invite

The Tigers announced their first round of Minor League contracts Friday, a list of 14 players that includes a familiar name in Omar Infante.
Via Tigers.com
3 hours ago

Detroit Tigers select Daniel Stumpf in Rule 5 draft

The Detroit Tigers haven’t made a lot of transactions yet, but they did select left-handed pitcher Daniel Stumpf in the Rule 5 draft on Thursday. Stumpf spent most of last season with four minor league teams in the Kansas City Royals and Philadelphia Phillies organizations. He finished the season with a 3-0 record, 3.34 earned run average, 31 strikeouts and a 0.94 WHIP. Stumpf...
Via isportsweb.com
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Intrigue remains after Detroit's quiet Meetings

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.
Via Tigers.com
1 day ago

MLB Winter Meetings: Tigers find themselves in good position after rivals sell

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...
Via Bless You Boys
1 day ago

The Tigers didn’t do anything at the Winter Meetings

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...
Via Bless You Boys
1 day ago

Tigers listening to interest in Iglesias

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.
Via Tigers.com
1 day ago

2017 Minor League Preview: Detroit Tigers

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...
Via Razzball
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Ex-Tiger McGehee signs 1-year deal with Japan's Giants

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...
Via Associated Press
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers: Top three prospects

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...
Via isportsweb.com
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers add Sandy Baez to 40-man roster

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...
Via isportsweb.com
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Verlander defends Upton against reporter who said 'pipe down'

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...
Via The Comeback
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Assembling a Free Agent Lineup: Erick Aybar

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...
Via The Sports Post
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Kate Upton goes on epic rant about Justin Verlander’s Cy Young snub

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...
Via The Sports Daily
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Rick Porcello has funny response to Kate Upton, Verlander

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...
Via Larry Brown Sports
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Kate Upton goes off about Verlander not winning Cy Young

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...
Via Larry Brown Sports
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Dodgers, Tigers have reportedly talked Ian Kinsler trade

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...
Via Larry Brown Sports
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Ian Kinsler’s Historically Great Season at Second Base

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...
Via Fangraphs
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers pitcher Michael Fulmer keeps busy in offseason as part-time plumber

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...
Via The Comeback
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Gauging the Trade Value of Miguel Cabrera, Justin Verlander

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...
Via Fangraphs
November 04, 2016  |  Discuss
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