Mark “The Bird” Fidrych grooming the mound during his remarkable rookie season in 1976. (Photo credit: New York Times) This week, I present the Detroit Tigers All Star team for the 1970-1979 decade.  All Star teams for previous decades are found below: 1901-1909 1910-1919 1920-1929 1930-1939 1940-1949 1950-1959 1960-1969 Detroit Stars: 1919-1930 In each decade,
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Evan Petzold   | Detroit Free Press Show Caption Hide Caption New Detroit Tigers outfielder Robbie Grossman: ‘I’m excited for what’s to come’ Detroit Tigers outfielder Robbie Grossman talks Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, about joining a new organization and his love for A.J. Hinch. Evan Petzold, Detroit Free Press Before reaching the majors, new Detroit Tigers outfielder
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By Connor Byrne | January 21, 2021 at 9:32pm CDT The Astros suffered a major loss in free agency this week with the departure of outfielder George Springer, who agreed to sign with the Blue Jays. Next winter, they could see shortstop Carlos Correa follow Springer in exiting on the open market, though the 26-year-old
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Evan Petzold   | Detroit Free Press Show Caption Hide Caption Detroit Tigers’ AJ Hinch thinks team can win in 2021 with ‘mindset change’ Detroit Tigers manager AJ Hinch breaks down the team’s offseason entering the 2021 season Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2020. Evan Petzold, Detroit Free Press Back in November, Detroit Tigers infielder Jeimer Candelario said he
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Evan Petzold   | Detroit Free Press Show Caption Hide Caption Detroit Tigers international signee Cristian Santana has ‘advanced approach’ with bat Detroit Tigers director of international operations Tom Moore checks in Friday, Jan. 15, 2021, to discuss the newest members of the organization. Evan Petzold, Detroit Free Press Detroit Tigers left-hander Gregory Soto was lights
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Chris McCosky   | The Detroit News Detroit — This little anecdote from the recently completed Dominican Winter League finals will warm the heart of manager AJ Hinch. The championship game was Monday. Tigers left-hander Gregory Soto, pitching for Aguilas Cibaenas, already had pitched three scoreless innings in the playoffs. But before the final game, he approached
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By Connor Byrne | January 20, 2021 at 6:55pm CDT The Dodgers are seeking a right-handed-hitting infielder, and free-agent third baseman Justin Turner is their No. 1 choice, according to Jon Heyman of MLB Network. While the team has shown interest in fellow righty-hitting infielder Marcus Semien, Heyman notes it may be difficult for the
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Kristie Rieken  |  AP Sports Writer Houston – Outfielder Michael Brantley has agreed to a $32 million, two-year contract with the Houston Astros, a person familiar with the deal told The Associated Press. The person spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity Wednesday because the contract, which is pending a successful physical, had not
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