Found December 05, 2012 on
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It happens every off-season, teams get into a frenzied bidding situation for a high profile free agent. Just when we think we know who he is going to sign with- BAM! They strike out of nowhere! The mystery team!!!
You never believe it when they are mentioned in rumors. You scoff and mock the reporter who even suggests their presence. But then, lo and behold, that's who the free agent picks much like Albert Pujols chose the Angels, Prince Fielder chose the Tigers, Cliff Lee chose the Phillies. The list goes on and on. Like it or not, the mystery team is here to stay.
And now, the mystery team has finally arrived at the Winter Meetings! Yes, that's right, the mystery team is courting its very first player. Who gets that lucky distinction? In something of an upset, it is (drum roll, please).... Anibal Sanchez!
But who is this phantom franchise in pursuit of Sanchez? Let's find out!
The Dodgers and Angels both seem to be circlin...
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As the powers that be amongst Major League baseball gather for the annual winter meetings, the Detroit Tigers will be in the conversation, as always.
Detroit enters December with one primary trade chip and that is shortstop Jhonny Peralta. A number of teams are interested in his services as a full-time 3rd baseman. He is signed for just one year at $6M, which makes him an attractive...
Jim Leyland is a pretty popular guy. And it’s not just because he led the Tigers to the American League pennant last season.
Turns out, the Tigers manager was voted as most popular as a senior superlative back in high school. On the heels of his high school’s 50-year reunion, Leyland told reporters at the winter meetings about the distinction.
“I was kind of wondering, when...
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The Tigers signing Torii Hunter to a two-year $26 million contract earlier this offseason was pretty big news. And it seemed to come out of nowhere as Hunter called the Tigers and invited himself into town for a visit.
The Tigers made another move today – one that was a long time coming. They’re moving Gene Lamont from his post in the third base coaching box to the bench...
DETROIT -- So just what did the Tigers do at baseballs winter meetings, which concluded Thursday in Nashville?
General manager Dave Dombrowski, for the third straight year, did nothing of major significance.
Perhaps the groundwork was laid for a trade or free-agent signing later this winter. But the signing of free-agent shortstop Stephen Drew and the trading of shortstop Jhonny...
Detroit Tigers manager Jim Leyland apparently wants Gene Lamont beside him on the bench next season. Leyland said he's shifting the 65-year-old former manager from third-base to bench coach in a move designed to give him "a great baseball mind who will be there with me," acccording to the Detroit Free Press. Tom Brookens will rotate from first-base coach to third...
DETROIT -- Tigers manager Jim Leyland told reporters that the pivotal decision Gene Lamont made in Game 2 of the World Series had nothing to do with Tuesdays announcement that Lamont would move from third-base coach to bench coach.
But there's no denying that Lamont's unsuccessful attempt to score Prince Fielder all the way from first on a Delmon Young double put Lamont...
Triple Crown winner Miguel Cabrera is going to play for Venezuela in the upcoming World Baseball Classic.
Cabrera was among the first 32 players -- 12 major leaguers -- to commit to playing in the tournament that begins March 2 with games hosted by two-time defending champion Japan and Taiwan.
The Mets' David Wright and Minnesota's Joe Mauer will play for the United States...
Its a coincidence really but its appropriate.
In a confluence of cultures, baseballs winter meetings are smack dab in the middle of the Christmas shopping season. Its the time when baseball fans become 5-year-olds.
They develop some uncharacteristic brat. The universal whine becomes Gimme! There's a wish list without much consideration into what Mom and Dad can afford.
The Detroit Tigers, at least as far as Jim Leyland and GM Dave Dombrowski have let on, have not chased Rafael Soriano much yet, if at all. Continue reading →