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The Detroit Tigers are very close to winning a World Series, and they have proven that they will do whatever it takes to get the job done over the next couple of years. Torii Hunter is a free agent who wants to win a World Series within the next couple of years, as his illustrious career is drawing to a close. Is it just me, or is this a logical fit for the Tigers to sign Hunter to a two year deal?
Detroit already stated that they would not be bringing back Delmon Young, who was the hero of the postseason for the Tigers in each of the last two seasons. Losing him will leave a hole in the middle of their lineup, and they will need a right handed hitter to replace him. Signing Hunter could fit that need, as well as giving the Tigers a defensive upgrade, which is something they could certainly use.
The bottom line is that the Tigers will have to act fast when it comes to signing Hunter. Many are reporting that Detroit is currently the most aggressive team in pursuing Hunter, but they are not alone. Many top contenders are after the former Los Angeles Angels outfielder, including the New York Yankees, Boston Red Sox, Los Angeles Dodgers and Atlanta Braves. Hunter would like to sign with his new team right around Thanksgiving, meaning he could pick his next destination within the next week or two.
It seems that while a few of those other teams may also be a good fit for Hunter, the best fit for him is with the Tigers. He is great in the clubhouse and works well with young outfielders. The Tigers could use a mentor in their outfield, and Hunter would be the ideal candidate.
But it would also work out well for Hunter. He still wants to play, and he really wants to win. Those are two things that he could accomplish by signing with the Tigers, even more so than if he were to join any of the other aforementioned teams. He may win, but he may not receive quite as much playing time.
Signing with Detroit certainly makes the most sense for Hunter, so, hopefully, the Tigers will make that happen.
If anyone can do it, I have the utmost faith in Tigers’ general manager, Dave Dombrowski. Just look at what he has done in his time in Detroit.
Why not add one or two more key pieces this offseason that could finally help Detroit win its first World Series since 1984?
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The first big free agent is off the board.
Right fielder Torii Hunter reached agreement Wednesday with the Detroit Tigers on a two-year contract, according to major-league sources.
The deal, pending a physical, will give the American League champions a new No. 2 hitter, boosting an offense that will receive an additional lift next season if designated hitter Victor Martinez makes...
Torii Hunter is looking for a new home, and the free agent plans to make his decision on where he will play next season within the next two weeks, Mark Saxson of ESPNLosAngeles.com reports.
The Tigers so far have been the most aggressive, offering Hunter a potential two-year deal with an everyday role. The Yankees have also shown serious interest, with the Rangers and Dodgers trailing...
Veteran outfielder Torii Hunter has garnered his fair share of attention thus far this offseason with a handful of teams interested in his services. The Red Sox, Dodgers, Yankees, Rangers and Braves have all expressed heavy interest in the free agent Hunter however the Tigers appear to of taken a very interesting position in the race.
According to Jim Bowden of ESPN.com and MLB Network...
Tuesday morning news broke that free agent outfielder Torii Hunter, a 37-year-old, nine-time gold glove winner was in town meeting with the Detroit Tigers on a possible deal that would bring him to the Motor City.
Sources: Free agent outfielder Torii Hunter is meeting with #Tigers officials in Detroit today. @mlbonfox
— Jon Morosi (@jonmorosi) November 13, 2012
Hunter who is coming...
Per numerous reports, the Tigers have signed free agent outfielder Torii Hunter to a two-year, $26 million deal. Hunter visited with the Tigers on Tuesday.
The seemingly inevitable signing of Torii Hunter with the Detroit Tigers has been completed. Hunter has agreed to a two-year deal with the Tigers, and will make $26 million. Earlier today, Garrett explored Hunter's popularity on the free agent market in comparison to Josh Hamilton, Michael Bourn, and Nick Swisher.
With the Angels last season, Hunter amassed 5.3 fWAR, the...
What's that sound you're hearing?
It's a rumbling...
Something's about to happen...
Oh, I recognize that. That's Cody Ross' asking price skyrocketing.
And you're hearing it because 37-year old outfielder Torii Hunter has agreed to a two-year, $26 million contract with the Detroit Tigers. It's not actually a bad deal for Detroit, despite Torii...
Torii Hunter is set to make one of baseball’s best lineups even better.
FOXSports.com Ken Rosenthal reports via Twitter that the veteran outfielder has agreed to a two-year deal with the Detroit Tigers, pending a physical. The decision was confirmed by multiple national baseball writers, and USA Today’s Bob Nightengale reports via Twitter that the deal is worth $26 million.
After plenty of speculation and flirtatious behavior the past 24 hours, the Tigers finally came to terms with free agent Torii Hunter on a two-year, $26 million dollar contract which was first reported by Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports.
Last season the 37-year-old Hunter posted a .313/.365/.451 batting line with 16 home runs in 584 plate appearances in right field for the Angels.
Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports has reported that the Tigers have signed free agent outfielder Torii Hunter to a two-year contract, pending a physical. Bob Nightengale of USA Today reports that the deal is worth $26 million.
Hunter visited Detroit Tuesday, but reportedly left without receiving a contract offer.
The Tigers are expected to have the nine-time Gold Glover play right field...
Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle reports that Jeremy Affeldt has passed his physical, which was the final step in completing the 3-year ($18 million) deal. A formal announcement should be coming from the San Francisco Giants soon.
Multiple sources have told Schulman the Giants are fairly confident that they will sign infielder Marco Scutaro. The deal would likely...
Carrying over the previous thread (and this is over a few days, so some of the news is from Monday).
- Open letter to TSE, dude, you gotta start making some specific recommendations. You’re turning away readers. I implore you, suggest a few actual deals. Everyone who reads knows that I let just about anything go here, other than cursing, but I don’t want to lose readers. On the...