Detroit — Here’s the first thing shortstop Javier Baez brings to the table — stability at what has been for years a fatally unstable defensive position in Detroit. The Tigers, according to Sports Info Solutions, have had the fewest defensive runs saved in Major League Baseball since 2016. Their combined minus-352 is by far the
Now and then we enjoy getting the pulse of the Detroit Tigers fanbase. Questions allow thought exercises that maybe we haven’t explored ourselves; and with a work-stoppage all-but-certain, what better time to see how fans are feeling?
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
Detroit – According to a report by MLB Network, the Tigers are nearing an agreement on a six-year, $140 million deal with free agent shortstop Javier Baez. The news broke in the wee hours Tuesday morning and has not been confirmed by the club. Baez, entering his age-29 season, hit 31 home runs and knocked in
Sep 24, 2021; Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA; New York Mets shortstop Javier Baez (23) looks up at rain leaking thru the roof at American Family Field in the eighth inning during the game against the Milwaukee Brewers. Mandatory Credit: Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports
Detroit – According to a report by MLB Network, the Tigers are nearing a six-year agreement with free agent shortstop Javier Baez. The news broke in the wee hours Tuesday morning and has not been confirmed by the club. Baez, entering his age-29 season, hit 31 home runs and knocked in 87 runs with an
The Tigers are closing in on a multi-year agreement with free-agent shortstop Javier Baez, reports MLB.com’s Jon Morosi (Twitter links). The Wasserman client is expected to sign for a six-year term if the contract indeed crosses the finish line, Morosi adds. Shortstop has been a glaring need for the Tigers since the onset of free agency,
Late on the wire, and early Tuesday morning, Jon Morosi of MLB Network reported that the Detroit Tigers were now close to signing free agent infielder Javier Báez. The club was known to be in talks with the long-time Cubs star over the weekend, but has not confirmed the report as of this writing. There
The Detroit Tigers appear to have found their new shortstop. But it’s not the man many hoped for. MLB Network/Fox Sports reporter and Free Press alum Jon Paul Morosi reported early Tuesday morning that the Tigers are close to signing shortstop Javier Baez to a six-year deal. Baez, who will turn 29 on Wednesday, is
Javier Báez and the Tigers are nearing a six-year deal, a source told MLB.com’s Jon Paul Morosi late Monday night. The club has not confirmed the report. Báez has been earmarked by fans and front offices for several years as a marquee name in this winter’s crop of free-agent shortstops, but he enters the offseason
Ronald Blum | AP Baseball Writer New York – Right-hander Max Scherzer agreed to a record-setting $130 million, three-year contract with the New York Mets and shortstop Corey Seager struck a $325 million, 10-year deal with the Texas Rangers on Monday as players and teams rushed to reach agreements before an expected lockout. The pair are among among
Detroit — Trying to make sense out of what we just witnessed over the last two days and what it may or may not portend for the Tigers. More than $977 million in salary commitments were distributed among free-agent players Sunday and Monday. So far this offseason, teams, mostly non-playoff teams, have committed some $1.7 billion to
Corey Seager has signed with the Texas Rangers while Carlos Correa is still trying to make a deal happen during free agency. Where will Correa land? With Corey Seager signing a massive contract with the Texas Rangers, another high profile shortstop is off the board in this free agency class. That means the market is…
The Tigers announced Monday that catcher Grayson Greiner went unclaimed on outright waivers and has declined an outright assignment in favor of free agency. Greiner had the right to do so, as a player with more than three years of Major League service time. MLBTR contributor Matt Swartz had projected a modest raise to $800K
DETROIT — While teams build excitement bulking up their rosters with free agents and veterans in chase of a playoff race, the flip side is saying goodbye to familiar players who were part of the rebuild and saw the team through tough times. As the Tigers heat up the Hot Stove market, they have some
Detroit Tigers catcher Grayson Greiner is a free agent. After the Tigers removed Greiner from the 40-man roster, the 29-year-old cleared waivers Monday and decided to test the open market. He hit .236 with one home run, seven RBIs, nine walks and 31 strikeouts across 31 games in 2021. Had the Tigers not cut Greiner, he would
MLB’s non-tender deadline is Tuesday at 8 p.m. ET. By that time, every team has to decide whether to offer the players on its 40-man roster with fewer than six years of service time a contract for 2022. If a team chooses to “non-tender” a player — as in, not offer him a contract for
For the first time in a long time, the Detroit Tigers are mentioned in hot stove talks. When Danielle wrote her piece on left-hander Robbie Ray, it was a part of our “Contender November” series but in the back of our minds, the MCB staff didn’t think the Tigers were interested. Until now.
As of Sunday, the owners and the MLB Player’s Association still seem bound for a lockout of players and a total halt of transactions and activity at midnight on December 1. That’s a lot of pressure on one’s holiday shopping, and several teams went on a pre-emptive spree over the weekend. The biggest move came
Matthew Boyd’s 7-year tenure with the Detroit Tigers seems to be coming to end. On November 28th, Tigers beat writers announced that the club and Boyd have mutually agreed to let him test out the free-agent market.