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The Detroit Tigers have a new shortstop — Javier Baez. But some fans are disappointed — and others are freaking out — because it’s not the right shortstop. Because it’s not the most expensive shortstop. Because it’s not Carlos Correa, the one almost everyone wanted, the one who seemed so perfect and everybody was hoping for.
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The Detroit Tigers tendered contracts to eight eligible players for 2022: Jeimer Candelario, Michael Fulmer, Jose Cisnero, Joe Jimenez, Spencer Turnbull, Dustin Garneau, Harold Castro and Victor Reyes.  The only non-tendered player: left-handed pitcher Matthew Boyd, who officially became a free agent at Tuesday’s 8 p.m. tender deadline.  WINDSOR: Tigers fans need to stop and breathe. Carlos Correa
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Show Caption Hide Caption Detroit Tigers owner Christopher Ilitch: ‘Resources are gonna be there’ Tigers owner Christopher Ilitch: “Resources are gonna be there,” but team will be mindful of contracts with goal “sustainable success,” Nov. 22, 2021. Marlowe Alter, Detroit Free Press Detroit Tigers fans are torn. They’re mostly happy about the offseason so far,
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The Detroit Tigers have reached an agreement on a six-year, $140 million contract with free-agent shortstop Javier Baez, a source with knowledge of the situation told the Free Press on Tuesday morning. He has an opt-out in his contract. The Tigers have now acquired three key pieces this offseason, giving the team a better chance of making the
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The Detroit Tigers already made a tough decision last week. That’s when the organization informed left-hander Matthew Boyd that they wouldn’t offer him a contract for the 2022 season. The Tigers have until 8 p.m. Tuesday to make decisions about nine others: Jeimer Candelario, Michael Fulmer, Jose Cisnero, Joe Jimenez, Spencer Turnbull, Dustin Garneau, Harold Castro, Victor
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Matthew Boyd won’t be returning to the Detroit Tigers. The organization plans to non-tender Boyd ahead of Tuesday’s 8 p.m. deadline, meaning he will become a free agent, a source with knowledge of the situation told the Free Press on Sunday night. He was projected to receive $7.3 million in his final year of salary arbitration. Had Boyd not
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Javier Baez to the Detroit Tigers? Again, not so fast. There’s a chance Baez signs with the Tigers, but there’s also a chance Carlos Correa, Corey Seager, Marcus Semien or Trevor Story put pen to paper. The Tigers refuse to spend $300 million (or more) for a shortstop, which basically rules out Correa and Seager unless the market crashes
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The Detroit Tigers had decisions to make. There were some key prospects general manager Al Avila could pick from: Kody Clemens, Angel De Jesus, Paul Richan, Logan Shore, Garrett Hill, Will Vest and Chavez Fernander. He chose Clemens and De Jesus, adding them to the 40-man roster and protecting them from the Rule 5 draft. “I think
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Detroit Tigers general manager Al Avila didn’t leave any room for interpretation about Ryan Kreidler, a shortstop prospect and former fourth-round draft pick from UCLA who ascended to Triple-A Toledo last season. “We like Kreidler a lot,” Avila said Monday. MORE: Prospect Ryan Kreidler on elite shortstop market: ‘I’ll change my game’ Meanwhile, the Tigers are
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Detroit Tigers general manager Al Avila and manager AJ Hinch traveled to Miami earlier this month. They had scheduled a meeting with left-hander Eduardo Rodriguez and his agent, Gene Mato, at a restaurant to discuss a potential contract. The Boston Red Sox offered him the $18.4 million qualifying offer, but Rodriguez had other ideas for free
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The Mendoza Line originated from a baseball player in the late 1970s and early 1980s. Shortstop Mario Mendoza — from Chihuahua, Mexico — had a career .215 batting average across 686 games in nine MLB seasons for the Pittsburgh Pirates (1974-78), Seattle Mariners (1979-80) and Texas Rangers (1981-82). In five of those seasons, Mendoza failed to
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Eduardo Rodriguez signed with the Detroit Tigers for a lot of reasons. For starters, the Tigers offered him a five-year, $77 million contract. But he also likes the idea of being a cornerstone piece for a building franchise. He understands the Tigers are trying to make the postseason for the first time since 2014, and he
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