Chris McCosky | The Detroit News Detroit — Shortstop Willi Castro is the wrong guy to make snap judgements on. You see him come up and struggle mightily in the field and at the plate in 30 games in September of 2019 and you figure he can’t play at the big-league level. Then he comes back
Willi Castro called it “really, really cool” to finish fourth in American League Rookie of the Year Award voting last month, considering the Tigers shortstop began the season with Triple-A Toledo. Now comes the challenge of following it up and becoming a full-season regular at short. The slick-swinging switch-hitter is Willi Castro called it “really,
My six-year-old doesn’t particularly care about my thoughts on Detroit Tigers roster construction, let alone something as obscure as seam-shifted wake, so when we go for walks our conversations tend to veer toward the natural world. Last week he asked me why geese fly in a V formation.
Lynn Henning | The Detroit News In a 50-year timeline of Tigers managers personally covered, four rank as bombshell hires: 1. Billy Martin, 1970 2. Sparky Anderson, 1979 3. Jim Leyland, 2005 4. AJ Hinch, 2020 Only because Martin was Martin — a hired gun, a short-term choice, effective for immediate needs but poison for the
The Detroit Tigers are in a position to possibly take advantage of this opportunity at a discount price. These players will hit free agency once non-tendered and the paper-thin Tigers will have positions available to entice some players with the chance to gain a full-time job.
Evan Petzold | Detroit Free Press Show Caption Hide Caption Detroit Tigers pitchers work out in Lakeland: Matt Manning, Joey Wentz, more A look at Detroit Tigers pitchers Beau Burrows, Daniel Norris, Matt Manning and Joey Wentz throwing during spring training on Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2020, in Lakeland, Florida. Detroit Tigers left-handed prospect Joey Wentz remembers
Per MLB Trade Rumors, the Minnesota Twins put on Eddie Rosario on waivers according to Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic. As we been highlighting for a while now in our free-agent series, the Detroit Tigers need a left fielder as we have discussed in options like Joc Pederson, George Springer, among others, and in this case,…
We’ll spare you the intrigue right now: unless there’s an injury we don’t know about, the Detroit Tigers are all but certain to tender offers to each of their nine eligible players. That doesn’t mean their cases aren’t interesting to examine. On a purely statistical basis, one could argue that at least four of these…
Detroit Tigers right-handed reliever Bryan Garcia knows manager AJ Hinch carries baggage because of his role in the 2017 Houston Astros sign-stealing plot. Still, Hinch is a champion. “I was pumped,” Garcia said Monday, explaining his reaction to Hinch’s hiring in late October. “I mean, the guy has won a World Series. I’ve only heard good things
Associated Press | The Detroit News The Cleveland Indians sold side-arm reliever Adam Cimber to the Marlins for $100,000, and Miami designated right-hander José Ureña for assignment. Ureña, the Marlins’ opening day starter in 2018 and 2019, spent six seasons with the Marlins and had been with them longer than any other active player. He went
Bryan Garcia ended his rookie season in the role he had dreamed about since turning pro: a Major League closer getting big outs. The Tigers right-hander also had a better record stranding inherited baserunners than any other MLB reliever — a perfect 11-for-11, including bases-loaded jams on back-to-back nights in Bryan Garcia ended his rookie
The 2021 MLB free agent buffet line is off to a rather slow start, but there have been some starting pitchers taken off the table with Kevin Gausman and Marcus Stroman accepting qualifying offers, Charlie Morton and Drew Smyly signing 1 year deals with the Atlanta Braves, and the Kansas City Royals inking Mike Minor…
Chris McCosky | The Detroit News Detroit – Guess how many relievers in the major leagues last season inherited at least 11 runners and stranded them all? That would be one. And he pitched for the Tigers. It was quite a rookie season for right-hander Bryan Garcia. He posted a 1.66 ERA (four earned runs
Kyle Schwarber is a flawed baseball player. He hits for a low batting average, he strikes out too much, and he’s a below-average defender in left field. So why should the Detroit Tigers trade for him? Because he’d still be a massive upgrade.
Chris McCosky | The Detroit News Detroit – In the recent past, Tigers general manager Al Avila has made good use of the non-tender deadline to trim payroll. Catcher James McCann and reliever Alex Wilson are just two examples of that. And yet, in a year where teams are expected to non-tender and send more
Evan Petzold | Detroit Free Press Show Caption Hide Caption Watch: Detroit Tigers introduce AJ Hinch as manager Detroit Tigers owner Christopher Ilitch and GM Al Avila introduce new manager AJ Hinch, Oct. 30, 2020. Detroit Tigers third baseman Isaac Paredes continues to carry his team in the Mexican Pacific Winter League. His success is
The Tigers have a rich history as one of the American League’s charter franchises, including four World Series titles, 11 Fall Classic appearances and five 100-win seasons. But Detroit boasts just as much individual success: 12 AL Most Valuable Players, five AL Cy Young Award winners and five AL Rookie The Tigers have a rich
The Detroit Pistons made waves along the Detroit sports landscape for their flurry of moves during the NBA draft and subsequent free agency; now the Detroit Tigers and GM Al Avila hope to do some of the same during the winter meetings and leading up to the 2021 season. Although the club fell out of…
There are a lot of unknowns around baseball at the moment when it comes to teams spending money to upgrade their rosters. There a few stories that have come out like the Phillies lost $186 million without fans in 2020 and the Rays moving Blake Snell to free up money. The one known fact is…
Jeff Seidel | Detroit Free Press Show Caption Hide Caption Detroit Tigers pitching coach Chris Fetter ready to develop rotation Detroit Tigers pitching coach Chris Fetter is introduced Friday, Nov. 6, 2020, as an addition to new manager AJ Hinch’s coaching staff. Alex Mooney was bored out of his mind last spring when the coronavirus