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Who do you think was the most valuable player in the NL Central last season? Paul Goldschmidt? No. Nolan Arenado? No. Cody Bellinger or Dansby Swanson or Christian Yelich or Corbin Burnes? No. The answer is actually William Contreras, who led the division with 5.4 Wins Above Replacement, per FanGraphs. The point is: The top
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The Tigers announced Monday that they’ve designated right-hander Devin Sweet for assignment. His spot on the 40-man roster will go to newly extended top prospect Colt Keith, who inked a six-year deal with three club options over the weekend. Detroit only claimed Sweet off waivers 11 days ago — marking his fourth organization in four
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The Tigers announced today that they’ve extended infield prospect Colt Keith on a six-year contract with club options for the 2030, 2031, and 2032 seasons. Each club option includes salary escalators. The deal guarantees Keith $28.6425MM and could max out at $82MM over nine years if all three options are escalated and exercised. In addition
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We released MLB Pipeline’s 2024 Top 100 Prospects list Friday night, led by Orioles shortstop/second baseman Jackson Holliday, Brewers outfielder Jackson Chourio and Pirates right-hander Paul Skenes. That’s the last two No. 1 overall Draft picks sandwiched around a guy who signed an eight-year, $82 million contract before making his big league debut. Hitters dominate
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This story was excerpted from Jason Beck’s Tigers Beat newsletter. To read the full newsletter, click here. And subscribe to get it regularly in your inbox. Matt Kinzer still remembers the booming voice of Bo Schembechler, the scowl on the legendary University of Michigan football coach’s face, as the new Tigers team president spotted the right-hander in
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This story was excerpted from Jason Beck’s Tigers Beat newsletter. To read the full newsletter, click here. And subscribe to get it regularly in your inbox. A quarter-century after Gabe Alvarez was a promising young third baseman for the Tigers, the former USC All-American has developed into a rising star in the coaching ranks. Alvarez’s two seasons
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The Orioles announced they’ve reacquired infielder Tyler Nevin in a trade with the Tigers. Baltimore sends cash to Detroit, who had designated the right-handed hitter for assignment last week. The O’s now have 39 players on the 40-man roster. Nevin heads back to Baltimore after a year away. During the 2022-23 offseason, the Orioles had designated
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