TIGERS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Avila: 'Keep this club together moving forward'

Tigers general manager Al Avila said, "It behooves us to keep this club together moving forward, keep it as good as we can to be competitive."
Via Tigers.com
8 hours ago

Tigers' Labourt stingy on mound in Dominican

The Dominican Winter League finals began Thursday as Aguilas Cibaenas defeated Tigres del Licey, 4-3, in Game One of the best-of-nine series. Despite going 0-for-4 with three strikeouts in the contest, Tigres shortstop Sergio Alcantara has been one of the circuit's hottest hitters in the postseason as well as a major reason his team has reached the finals
Via Tigers.com
10 hours ago

Detroit Tigers: Projecting the starting rotation

Spring training is nearing and the Detroit Tigers are heading into the 2017 season with one of the better starting rotations in baseball. The first spot in the rotation will obviously go to Justin Verlander. Verlander is coming off of a near Cy Young season and will lead the Tigers’ rotation in 2017. Verlander was in some trade rumors, but the Tigers were likely never going to...
Via isportsweb.com
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Player Profile: Miguel Cabrera by Matt Collins

Can the Tigers star keep on roaring in 2017?
Via Baseball Prospectus
1 day ago  |  Discuss

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
1 day 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
1 day ago

What exactly are the Tigers?

They’re old, but they might still be good. The Detroit Tigers are a confusing team. GM Al Avila has been on the job for less than 18 months, and in that time he has both obeyed Mike Ilitch’s whims and defied them at the same time. In the first instance, Justin Upton and Jordan Zimmerman arrived for gobs of money and very little production. In the second, not a single big-ticket...
Via Beyond The Box Score
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
2 days ago

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
2 days 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
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
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Tigers’ Justin Verlander serves up an awesome dad joke

It was so bad, it’s good. I am the foremost purveyor of the responses “Time for you to get a watch” and “Hi hungry, I’m Patrick.” Yes, I still have friends. No, I don’t think they actually like me. Anyway, in honor of the dad joke craft, I would like to present you with a very good tweet: I'm sure some would be... "Stumpf'd" if he didn't make it. #dadjoke ...
Via Bless You Boys
3 days ago

Detroit Tigers avoid arbitration with six players

The Detroit Tigers avoided arbitration with six players, signing Nick Castellanos, Jose Iglesias, Bruce Rondon, Justin Wilson, Alex Wilson and Andrew Romine to deals. According to Anthony Fenech of the Detroit Free Press, Iglesias received the most money, getting $4.1 million. Fenech also reported that Castellanos receieved $3 million, Justin Wilson received $2.7 million, Romine...
Via isportsweb.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss

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
7 days ago  |  Discuss

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
28 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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