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The Year in Catchers Playing Other Positions

Comparing positions is a tricky business. We’d like some sort of magic formula that could compare exactly how much harder it is to play average shortstop than average left field, but such magic does not exist. Instead, we estimate the difference by looking at how players do when they play new or multiple positions, and how offensive performance varies by position. We think that...
Via Fangraphs
23 days ago  |  Discuss

New White Sox catcher Avila can't wait to beat the Tigers

New White Sox catcher Alex Avila is in a unique situation.It looks pretty normal on the surface, a player spends seven years with one club and signs with a division rival. It's not something you see often, but it's not uncommon.What makes Avila's situation unique, though, is that his father, Al Avila, is the GM of the Detroit Tigers, his former team.There's no doubt that the younger...
Via Fox Sports
December 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Free-agent catcher Avila agrees to deal with White Sox

CHICAGO -- Free-agent catcher Alex Avila and the Chicago White Sox have agreed to a one-year, $2.5 million contract.Avila is a .242 hitter with 66 homers and 282 RBI during seven big-league seasons, all with the Detroit Tigers, and has thrown out 24.5 percent of attempted base stealers. The 28-year-old was limited to 67 games with Detroit last season because of injuries, including...
Via AP on Fox
November 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Catcher Alex Avila and White Sox reach $2.5 million deal

CHICAGO (AP) Free agent catcher Alex Avila and the Chicago White Sox have agreed to a $2.5 million, one-year contract. Avila is a .242 hitter with 66 homers and 282 RBIs during seven big league seasons, all with the Detroit Tigers, and has thrown out 24.5 percent of attempted base stealers. The 29-year-old was limited to 67 games with Detroit last season because of injuries, including...
Via AP on Fox
November 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Chicago White Sox sign catcher Alex Avila

The Chicago White Sox have signed former Tigers catcher Alex Avila to a one-year, $2.5 million deal, the team announced Wednesday. The #WhiteSox have agreed to terms with catcher Alex Avila on a one-year deal. pic.twitter.com/AdRLMjHX3k — Chicago White Sox (@whitesox) November 25, 2015 Avila, 28, played seven seasons in Detroit, hitting .242 with 66 home runs. He has battled...
Via Bloguin Best
November 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Chicago White Sox sign catcher Alex Avila

The Chicago White Sox have signed former Tigers catcher Alex Avila to a one-year, $2.5 million deal, the team announced Wednesday. The #WhiteSox have agreed to terms with catcher Alex Avila on a one-year deal. pic.twitter.com/AdRLMjHX3k — Chicago White Sox (@whitesox) November 25, 2015 Avila, 28, played seven seasons in Detroit, hitting .242 with 66 home runs. He has battled...
Via The Outside Corner
November 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers Off-Season Roster Tracker

As the MLB hot stove beings to heat up, you may want to know where the Detroit Tigers roster stands. Believe it or not, they only have six guaranteed contracts on the books for 2016, so a lot of roster turnover can happen without holding on to dead money. Running Transaction List: 11/2/2015: C/1B Alex Avila elects to become a free agent 11/2/2015: OF Rajai Davis elects to become...
Via The Majors Detroit
November 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers: Let the potential free agents walk

General Manager Al Avila and the Detroit Tigers brain trust have a long list of tasks for this offseason if they expect to have any relevance in baseball in the summer of 2016. One of these tasks should be showing each potential free agent to the door. The money that would be spent to resign these players could be put to better use signing bigger names who will have more to contribute...
Via isportsweb.com
October 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Contract Crowdsourcing 2015-16: Day 1 of 15

Free agency begins five days after the end of the World Series. As in other recent offseasons, FanGraphs is once again facilitating this offseason a contract-crowdsourcing project, the idea being to harness the wisdom of the crowds to the end of better understanding the giant and large 2015-16 free-agent market. Below are links to ballots for five of this year’s free agents, all...
Via Fangraphs
October 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Tigers: Alex Avila is probably done in Detroit

Family is one thing, business is something totally different for new Tigers GM Al Avila. With free agency on the horizon for longtime Detroit catcher Alex Avila, bringing his son back doesn’t seem to be a priority for Al Avila who believes the veteran backstop will sign elsewhere this offseason. “I don’t really see it as a priority,” the Tigers GM told reporters when...
Via The Majors Detroit
October 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Tigers GM says there's probably no room on roster for son

There's only so much a dad can do for a son sporting a .191 batting average in 2015, so it looks like Detroit Tigers catcher Alex Avila will be changing teams this offseason. Tigers GM Al Avila told the Detroit Free Press it's probable the backup catcher won't return because of the team's situation at that position. "Right now, (James) McCann is our starting catcher and (Bryan) Holaday...
Via Fox Sports
October 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Tigers Pregame 9.28.15: Alex Avila (VIDEO)

Alex Avila shares one of his favorite memories dating back to before his days as a Tiger.  
Via Fox Sports Detroit
September 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Tigers Postgame 9.9.15: Alex Avila (VIDEO)

Alex Avila discusses Kyle Lobstein's performance after he gave up five runs, seven hits and two walks in the Tigers' 8-0 loss to the Rays Wednesday.  
Via Fox Sports Detroit
September 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers: Al Avila named new General Manager

The Detroit Tigers announced on Tuesday afternoon that Dave Dombrowski has resigned as General Manager of the franchise and his assistant, Al Avila, will take over those duties. Dombrowski said last week that the Tigers were “rebooting” at the trade deadline this season and Owner Mike Illitch saw Dombrowski as a part of the issue and not the solution moving forward from this...
Via isportsweb.com
August 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Dombrowski out as Tigers' president, GM; Al Avila takes over

DETROIT (AP) Dave Dombrowski is out as president and general manager of the Detroit Tigers and been replaced by Al Avila. The move was announced Tuesday by the Tigers, who are 51-54 and 11 1/2 games out of first place in the AL Central. Dombrowski joined the Tigers as team president in 2002. He replaced Randy Smith as general manager after the team lost the first six games of the...
Via AP on Fox
August 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Tigers name Al Avila general manager, Dave Dombrowski released

The Detroit Tigers and Major League Baseball announced that Al Avila has been named general manager of the club and executive VP of operations. He will replace Dave Dombrowski. .@Tigers promote assistant GM Al Avila to Executive VP of Baseball Operations and GM. Dave Dombrowski released from his contract. — MLB (@MLB) August 4, 2015 Dombrowski, 55, was named the team president...
Via Baseball Essential
August 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Mets acquire Yoenis Cespedes from Tigers

By Joe Lucia The New York Mets couldn’t get a trade done for Carlos Gomez. They didn’t get one done for Jay Bruce. But they DID end up picking up a legitimate power bat in the outfield – Yoenis Cespedes. New York did NOT deal Zack Wheeler to the Tigers in the Cespedes deal. They ended up giving up a pair of minor leaguers, Cespedes is hitting .293/.323/.506 with 18 homers...
Via The Outside Corner
July 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Tigers 'rebooting,' make David Price available in trade

By Joe Lucia The question about whether or not the Detroit Tigers are buyers or sellers has reportedly been answered – they’re selling. Specifically, they’re “rebooting” and listening to trades on some of their impending free agents, including both David Price and Yoenis Cespedes. From ESPN’s Jayson Stark: Confirming an ESPN.com report, general manager Dave Dombrowski...
Via The Outside Corner
July 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Tigers Postgame 7.21.15: Alex Avila (VIDEO)

Justin White talks to Alex Avila after the Tigers' 11-9 loss to the Mariners Tuesday night.  
Via Fox Sports Detroit
July 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Tigers Postgame 7.19.15: Alex Avila (VIDEO)

Alex Avila talks about Justin Verlander's performance in more after the Tigers' 9-3 loss to the Orioles Sunday.  
Via Fox Sports Detroit
July 19, 2015  |  Discuss

McCann, Avila, or Both?

As a Tiger fan that attends many games and follows the team very closely, you hear a lot of things. I’ve recently heard a call out for the Tigers to use James McCann full-time because Alex Avila hasn’t done much since 2011. I wanted to share my thoughts on that idea. James McCann has had a successful rookie season and exceeded my expectations for him. He’s great throwing out...
Via Baseball Essential
July 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Tigers activate Alex Avila and option Bryan Holaday to Triple-A

In a series of moves for the Tigers on Friday, they also activated veteran catcher Alex Avila from the 15-day DL and optioned Bryan Holaday to Triple-A Toledo. Batting sixth and starting tonight against the Blue Jays Avila may likely see a somewhat reduced role behind the plate especially against left-handed pitchers.  
Via The Majors Detroit
July 03, 2015  |  Discuss

McCann hits walk off home run to sink White Sox, probably heading to backup role once Avila returns

The Tigers erased a 4-run deficit in the 8th thanks to a Victor Martinez bases clearing double then it was James McCann that put Detroit over the top with a walk-off solo shot to left field giving the Tigers a 5-4 win over the White Sox. It was McCann’s second walk-off home run as the 25-year old rookie catcher has a slash line of .248/.290/.370 with 42 strikeouts and nine walks...
Via The Majors Detroit
June 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Don’t think the Tigers miss Alex Avila? They sorely do.

Don’t think the Tigers miss Alex Avila much? Avila has been on the shelf since May 9th with “loose bodies in his left knee”, but has recently resumed baseball activities meaning his return to the club is close. The Tigers were 19-11 when Avila the day Avila went on the disabled list and have gone 9-17 since. Don’t think the Detroit Tigers miss Alex Avila. You have to be...
Via The Majors Detroit
June 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Tigers' Price has hamstring injury, Avila put on 15-day DL

DETROIT -- David Price has a mild strain of his right hamstring, and the Detroit Tigers plan to decide early next week when the star left-hander will make his next start. Price got hurt on a fluky play Friday night against Kansas City, stepping on a bat that had been tossed aside by the plate umpire in anticipation of a play at home. The Tigers disclosed the extent of his injury...
Via AP on Fox
May 09, 2015  |  Discuss
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