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The Detroit Tigers have identified their main offseason need. For a refresher on yesterday’s “State of the Team’ address from GM Dave Dombrowski, click here.
As it stands right now, the Tigers have a few objectives.
Attempt to re-sign Anibal Sanchez, and
Find a corner outfielder who can play defense and hit with reliability, especially against lefties
Regarding Sanchez, he is probably one of the top 3 starting pitching free agent targets on the market after his hot regular season finish and tremendous playoff run. He is young, has now proven that he can pitch with success in both leagues, and will come at a steep cost.
If Detroit does re-sign Sanchez it will cost Drew Smyly his rotation spot. If Sanchez goes elsewhere, then the Tigers will roll out the exact same starting 5 as they did back in April.
Anibal is going to want at least a 4-year deal and will more than likely get it, if not more. The Tigers will be in the discussion but the smart money is on another team, with more pr...
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As the disappointment of the Detroit Tigers conclusion to the 2012 season sets in, it’s time to shift focus to next year. GM Dave Dombrowski has already made several major announcements. Among them:
Jim Leyland and his entire coaching staff (including co-hitting coaches Toby Harrah and Lloyd McClendon) will all be back.
Jhonny Peralta’s $6M option for 2013 has been picked up...
The Tigers announced Tuesday that they have exercised the contract options on shortstop Jhonny Peralta and right handed relief pitcher Octavio Dotel.
In 57 games for the Tigers this season Dotel was 5-3 with a 3.57 ERA. He also limited opponents to a .230 batting average and didn’t allow a run in five innings of work during the playoffs.
Meanwhile Peralta who saw his number sdrop...
The Detroit Tigers have been one of the highest spending team in terms of payroll over the last few years. They have spent north of 100 million dollars in each of the past five seasons. The Tigers payroll has been as low as 106 million in 2011, and right around 140 million for 2012 when we factor in the half year earning of Anibal Sanchez and Omar Infante. With a lot of the...
Dave Dombrowski said Tuesday that the Detroit Tigers will hunt for corner outfielders this offseason. Which players might be on their short list? Continue reading →
The Detroit Tigers are set to sever ties with former Minnesota Twins outfielder Delmon Young, according to the Detroit Free Press.Tigers president and general manager Dave Dombrowski met with the media and said his club doesn't plan to bring back Young, this year's American League Championship Series MVP. With Victor Martinez expected to be Detroit's designated hitter...
If you’re still in disbelief and infuriated about the World Series — I’m right there with you. But, let’s not get too hung up on the loss in the World Series and overlook some very memorable moments the Detroit Tigers brought their fans throughout a successful 2012 campaign.
Lets reminisce and take a look back on the top 10 moments of the 2012 season:
10. The rise of...
Yesterday, there was uncertainty whether the Tigers manager, Jim Leyland, would be back with the team for another season, but today, Brian Britten, the Tigers' Director of Media Relations, confirmed that the Tigers have extended Leyland through 2013.
The 67-year old manager has been in front of the Tigers for seven years. During that span, the team has a 607-528 record and two...
The Detroit Tigers picked up 2013 contract options on reliever Octavio Dotel and shortstop Jhonny Peralta. Continue reading →
What went wrong in the World Series for the Detroit Tigers? We start this week's podcast on Blog Talk Radio by trying to figure out just that.
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The Detroit Tigers announced yesterday that skipper Jim Leyland will return to the team for his 8th season. Wait? That was a freaking TEAM decision? It’s not uncommon for someone of Leyland’s age to just want to just hang out … Continue reading →
The Detroit Tigers took the crown for the second season in a row and they advanced one step further in 2012 than they did in 2011. Unfortunately, that is not enough for an owner that is approaching his 90s. They made the decision to bring Jim Leyland back, but that is only the beginning in a division that could become more competitive in 2013. The White Sox came close last season...