Posted January 22, 2013 on
CSN's Jim Salisbury is reporting that the Phillies are pursuing Detroit Tigers outfielder Delmon Young. One of the heroes of Detroit's post-season run, Young is a free agent and might fit in the Phillies outfield.
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This offseason I’ve well documented how the Detroit Tigers are in a mode of win at any cost. No contract seems too lofty. No prospect is likely safe. Well entrenched players may not have the job security they’d hope to. The Detroit Tigers see their time as now.
Fortunately, the Tigers have a nucleus of players that are under team control for years to come. The window is now,...
Trade rumors have been swirling around Detroit Tigers
right-hander Rick Porcello for much of the offseason, but the team doesn’t
appear to be close to trading him and doesn’t feel a real pressure to do so in
a hurried manner, according to Danny Knobler of CBS Sports.
Tigers don't appear to be close to trading Porcello. But no real pressure to move him fast, either...
TOLEDO, Ohio -- Tigers manager Jim Leyland ducked past several reporters Wednesday night before an event at Fifth Third Stadium.
You guys thought you got rid of me, Leyland eventually said with a smile.
Leyland signed another one-year contract shortly after the World Series, which is just fine with him. He prefers to review his situation at the end of each season.
He was asked...
In his three full seasons as a Major League starter, Anibal Sanchez has slowly taken strides toward being a top-of-the-rotation pitcher.
Last year he increased his K:BB ratio for the second straight season while increasing the amount of ground balls he induced. His pitch selection shows his evolution away from being a power pitcher as last year he decreased his four-seamer usage...
With Rafael Soriano signing and dropping off the free agent market radar, Jose Valverde could see interest increase rapidly. At least that is what his agent, Scott Boras, is thinking. Boras, who also represents Soriano, believes Valverde still has some solid innings left in him, but the closer was used over the last two seasons.
According to George Sipple of the Detroit...
When Jose Valverde faltered throughout the playoffs, I knew he would not be pitching in the Old English D next season. After a great 2011 season, his 2012 season will be remembered as a closer who lost it in the playoffs and the Tigers would be looking for a new closer. The market had some high name closers the Tigers could have pursued. They were linked to Rafael Soriano, but the...
Tweet After a 2012 season that saw Delmon Young hit .267 with 18 home runs and 74 RBI (as well as earn ALCS MVP honors) the Detroit Tigers opted to not re-sign him, allowing Young to become a free agent. Detroit’s loss is the Philadelphia Phillies’ gain, or that’s what they’re banking on. The [...]