Found November 07, 2013 on
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This isn’t going to sit well with a lot of you and I’m prepared to get bashed. If you do not feel like reading about how bleak the Tigers near-future can look, then move along.
The Tigers window to win a World Series is next year, and then it’s temporarily closed. Let me explain, come 2015, everything changes. And it’s something a lot of people aren’t thinking about.
Here will be the line up based on contracts come 2015:
C: Avila, 28
1B: Fielder, 31
2B: Hernan Perez, 24 (purely speculation of course)
SS: Iglesias, 25
3B: Cabrera, 32 LF: Castellanos, 23
CF: Jackson, 28
RF: ????, maybe Tyler Collins?
P: Verlander, 32
P: Sanchez, 31
P: Porcello, 26
P: Fister, 31
P: Smyly, 26 ??? Maybe he’s the 5th man.
Key losses: V-Mart. Detroit will not sign him in 2014. He’ll be 36 going into the 2015 season. They have no choice, but to let him go if they want to sign Cabrera to a long term deal. Detroit needs the DH spot av...
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The Detroit Tigers are sure to add a handful of free agents this offseason. Second base and the bullpen are the most obvious concerns with left field also gaining attention.
I spent my last four articles telling you who the Tigers should target, why, and how much they should spend in so doing. And now, the unveiling of my (maybe not yours, or more importantly Dave Dombrowski’s...
Much speculation has already begun regarding the Detroit Tigers and what they might do with Max Scherzer this offseason. National and local media types are forecasting the possibility that he will be traded prior to the season, the last year before he becomes the hottest free agent on the market.
In this, the final segment of my 4-part series on ‘Building the 2014 Detroit Tigers’...
Enrique Rojas of ESPN Deportes reports that the Reds have signed catcher Brayan Pena to a two-year contract. The financials aren’t available and its all still pending a physical to be performed in Cincinnati on Tuesday, but other than that they got themselves a backup catcher.
Pena was with the Tigers last year where he hit .297/.315/.397 in 243 plate appearances. That was a bit...
Pitching coach Jeff Jones will remain with the Detroit Tigers under new manager Brad Ausmus.
The Tigers also announced Wednesday they have hired Dave Clark as third base coach and outfield instructor.
Jones became Detroit's pitching coach in the middle of the 2011 season, and the Tigers have developed one of the game's best starting rotations. Max Scherzer is a front-runner...
NEW YORK (AP) -- The Detroit Tigers picked up a pair of Silver Slugger awards in voting by major-league managers and coaches.
Third baseman Miguel Cabrera won his fifth award and right fielder Torii Hunter got his second.
Silver Slugger awards are given to the top offensive player at each position in the American and National Leagues. They were handed out Wednesday night on the...
In addition to his Player of the Year and Most Outstanding Player honors, Tigers slugger Miguel Cabrera will appear on the upcoming release of MLB The Show for Playstation. Here’s a release from the Playstation blog: Our cover athlete was chosen by his fellow players, by the opponents who compete against him day in and day out. Every player in the big leagues had the opportunity...
Has Max Scherzer pitched his last game as a Detroit Tiger? With Brad Ausmus in place as the new manager, that’s the most important question looming over Detroit’s hot stove season.
FOX’s Ken Rosenthal reported Wednesday that the Tigers plans for Scherzer are “not clear” and that they are currently in ‘listening, not shopping’ mode”.
But Rosenthal does offer up one...
The Reds have agreed in principle on a deal with catcher Brayan Pena, who has played for the Braves, Royals and Tigers during his nine-year career.
The deal is contingent upon Pena passing a physical.
Pena, who turns 32 in January, would become the third catcher on the Reds' roster, along with Ryan Hanigan and Devin Mesoraco. Corky Miller was designated outright to the minors...
Adam Spolane, a self-described minor league baseball broadcaster who works at a radio station in Houston where most people don’t know his name, managed to break the one of the biggest stories of the baseball offseason, as the Detroit Tigers stunned many by hiring inexperienced Brad Ausmus to be their next manager.
For a few weeks, little was known or reported locally about which...
Detroit Tigers superstar third baseman Miguel Cabrera underwent successful surgery to repair a core muscle last week here in Philadelphia. As he came into town presumably for a follow-up visit, he took out the time to check out Eagles practice. Oh how we would wish to have Cabrera in town...
I am not going to beat around the bush with this one; I absolutely love the hire of Brad Ausmus to be the next Detroit Tigers manager.
Dave Dombrowski and the others involved in the hiring process nailed this one. Ausmus was the one guy that I had eyed from the very beginning of the managerial search. The idea of a young and hungry manager looking for his first shot to prove himself...
The Nationals want to add an elite starting pitcher in a trade,
according to major league sources. Rays left-hander David Price is
an obvious possibility. But Tigers righty Max Scherzer would be an
even better fit.
The Detroit Tigers have yet to make clear their intentions concerning starting pitcher Max Scherzer. They are said to be willing to listen to offers for Scherzer, and Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports believes the Washington Nationals are one potential suitor for the 29-year-old.
It’s obvious what Scherzer brings to the table, as he was one of the best pitchers in the majors last season...
The best hitter in the MLB, Miguel Cabrera, is in town for surgery on jis groin. While in town, the Tigers 3rd baseman has been seen hanging around with the Flyers (with Jakub Voracek, seen below)
and Eagles, with long snapper Jon Dorenbos:
If Cabrera get within a 100 foot radius of Citizens Bank Park, Ruben Amaro Jr. will in all likelihood kidnap him.
World Series MVP David Ortiz has won his sixth Silver Slugger award as the top designated hitter in voting by major league managers and coaches.
Yankees second baseman Robinson Cano, Detroit third baseman Miguel Cabrera and Minnesota catcher Joe Mauer each were selected for the fifth time.
Silver Slugger awards are given to the top offensive player at each position in the American...