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21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Nationals Rumors: Could Max Scherzer end up in Washington?

James Wagner of the Washington Post reports that the Nationals could make a play for Max Scherzer. The Nationals have let it known that they could move pitchers Jordan Zimmerman and Doug Fister, both of whom still have one more year on their contracts. That could then allow the Nationals to make a play at Scherzer, who is a free agent. #457637650 / gettyimages.com Scherzer has...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Carrera Rejects Outright AAA Assignment and Will Become Free Agent

Ezequiel Carrera has rejected his outright assignment to AAA Toledo after the Tigers designated him for assignment in order to remove him off the 40-man roster. He is allowed to select free agency like he did because another team has previously outrighted him off their 40-man roster and as a rule of the MLB-CBA players are allowed to pursue other opportunities if they so chose....
Via The Majors Detroit
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Marlins Rumors: Miami talking with Detroit about David Price or Rick Porcello

The Miami Marlins have been in talks with the Tigers about a possible acquisition for either David Price or Rick Porcello, according to Jon Morosi with Fox Sports. While talks are not yet serious, that may not be the case the whole offseason. #453227182 / gettyimages.com Sources: Marlins have inquired to Tigers about availability of David Price or Rick Porcello. Talks are...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Marlins have called Tigers about Price, Porcello

After inking Giancarlo Stanton to a $325 million dollar extension earlier in the offseason, it looks like the Marlins are still in the market to acquire more top-tier players. Jon Morosi of Fox Sports has reported that the Marlins have reached out to the Tigers about starting pitchers David Price and Rick Porcello. The talks are not serious at this moment. Price, acquired by the...
Via On-Base Talk
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit's Carrera opts for free agency

DETROIT -- Ezequiel Carrera has decided to become a free agent after the Detroit Tigers assigned him outright to Triple-A Toledo. The Tigers designated the outfielder for assignment last week. Carrera hit .261 in 45 games for Detroit in 2014, but the Tigers recently traded for center fielder Anthony Gose and didn't think they had a need Carrera. The 27-year-old has hit .253 in 176...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit's Carrera opts for free agency

DETROIT (AP) Ezequiel Carrera has decided to become a free agent after the Detroit Tigers assigned him outright to Triple-A Toledo. The Tigers designated the outfielder for assignment last week. Carrera hit .261 in 45 games for Detroit in 2014, but the Tigers recently traded for center fielder Anthony Gose and didn't think they had a need Carrera. The 27-year-old has hit .253...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Torii Hunter, Twins headed for a reunion?

Torii Hunter is still in search of his first World Series championship, and the 39-year-old veteran is running out of time. Now a free agent, Hunter must decide if he wants to put himself in the best position to win or return to the place where his career began. Hunter recently said that he has...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

2014 Fantasy Baseball: Disappointments — AL Starting Pitchers

Justin VerlanderSource: Patrick Smith/Getty Images North America Pitching in fantasy baseball is an interesting dichotomy. On the one hand, pitching has never been more dominant at any time in fantasy baseball. Sure, they played some Stratomatic back in the 1960s, but fantasy baseball has only been popular in the internet age. In the internet age, hitting has always been king. That...
Via The Fantasy Fix
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Twins Rumors: Torii Hunter and Minnesota have 'common interest'

Torii Hunter has been getting a lot of interest in this free agency period. Teams looking for a bat that can produce runs and get on-base have been knocking on his door. However, Hunter may have let it be known where he wants to go already. #456559322 / gettyimages.com Charley Walters of the Pioneer Press reports that Hunter and the Minnesota Twins have a common interest in one...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Fantasy Team Preview: Detroit Tigers by Nick Shlain

Victor Martinez is back, Miguel Cabrera is still there, and those are two reasons why you shouldn`t sleep on the fantasy options in Motown.
Via Baseball Prospectus
4 days ago  |  Discuss

2014: The 5th Inning (13-5)

The boys are back in town. And the name of the place is “I Like It Like That.” So the Detroit Tigers are now: SP Verlander SP Scherzer SP Sanchez SP Porcello SP Smyly RP Nathan RP Alburquerque RP Chamberlain RP Coke RP Hardy RP Smith RP McCoy C Avila C Holaday 1B-DH Cabrera 2B Kinsler SS-2B Romine SS Suarez 3B Castellanos IF-OF Kelly RF Hunter CF Jackson LF-CF Davis LF-RF J....
Via Tigers Weblog
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Twins and Torii Hunter share interest in reunion

Could Torii Hunter return to the Minnesota Twins? According to the Pioneer Press the outfielder and his former team have a “common interest” in a reunion. “I came there as a young boy and came out a man. I always hold true to Minnesota Twins values I was taught,” said Hunter. Hunter says he is a fan of new Twins manger Paul Molitor and it is also worth mentioning that the...
Via Tireball.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers rumors: Francisco Rodriguez edition

If you are getting tired of reading articles about the Detroit Tigers adding pieces to their bullpen, you may want to look over the games they played last year and see why improving their bullpen has to be priority number one. The Tigers arguably had the worst bullpen in the league last year and it cost them a chance to go deep into the playoffs and bring home a World Series title...
Via isportsweb.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Prosecutor appealing case against pro pitcher

DETROIT (AP) Prosecutors are asking a judge to reinstate charges against pitcher Evan Reed who was accused of sexually assaulting a woman last spring when he played with the Detroit Tigers. A Detroit judge found problems with the case and dismissed it in August, saying the woman's story wasn't credible. A different judge will hear an appeal Friday in Wayne County court....
Via AP on Fox
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Q&A: Kevin Ziomek, Detroit Tigers Pitching Prospect (and the Next Drew Smyly?)

Kevin Ziomek carved up Midwest League hitters in his first full professional season. In 123 innings at West Michigan, the 22-year-old left-hander logged a 2.27 ERA and an 11.1 K/9. His top-flight numbers notwithstanding, he created surprisingly little buzz. The Detroit Tigers took Ziomek in the second round of the 2013 draft out of Vanderbilt […]
Via Fangraphs
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Tigers Add Nesbitt and Machado, Claim Zeid From Houston

Additions to the 40-Man: The Tigers announced several roster moves today. They added minor leaguers Angel Nesbitt and Dixon Machado to the 40 man roster to protect them from the MLB’s Rule 5 Draft which takes place on December 11th. The deadline to protect players from this draft is at midnight tonight, November 20th. Dixon Machado as a member of AA Erie in 2014. Machado, whom...
Via The Majors Detroit
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Tigers designate Carrera for assignment

DETROIT (AP) The Detroit Tigers have designated outfielder Ezequiel Carrera for assignment. The Tigers also announced Thursday that they have claimed right-hander Josh Zeid off waivers. Zeid appeared in 23 games - all in relief - for the Houston Astros last season. Carrera hit .261 in 45 games for Detroit in 2014, but the Tigers recently traded for center fielder Anthony Gose, so...
Via AP on Fox
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Tigers protect two prospects from Rule 5 Draft

The Tigers completed their 40-man roster Thursday. By purchasing the contracts of right-hander Angel Nesbitt and infielder Dixon Machado, the Tigers have protected them from the Rule 5 Draft, which will be held Dec. 11. Thursday at 11:59 p.m. ET is the deadline for teams to put prospects they want to protect from the Rule 5 Draft on their 40-man rosters. The Rule 5 Draft allows teams...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Predicting a Max Scherzer Contract

I figure it makes sense to perform the same calculations I did for Jon Lester for Max Scherzer. I think the chance he signs with the Cubs is a lot lower than Jon Lester, but it’s theoretically possible. Basically, we only need to calculate a starting WAR, and I’ll be using a depreciation schedule of Year(N+1) = Year(N) * .85. Scherzer is projected by Steamer to reach 3.7 WAR...
Via Obstructed View
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Pitching Backward: The Guy Who Makes Scherzer (Slightly More) Expendable by Jeff Long

Even if Max Scherzer leaves this offseason, the Tigers will have a dominant top four. A big part of that is Rick Porcello`s emergence. Here`s how it happened.
Via Baseball Prospectus
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Q&A: Dave Owen, Detroit Tigers’ Director of Player Development

As Detroit’s director of player development, Dave Owen is in charge of a farm system seemingly short on sure-thing talent. The team’s top prospect (according Baseball America), Devon Travis, was traded to Toronto for Anthony Gose. The No. 2 prospect, Steven Moya, struck out 161 times in Double-A. No. 3, Buck Farmer, had an 11.57 […]
Via Fangraphs
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Miguel Cabrera tweets post-foot surgery photos

Twitter For what seemed like much of last season, Miguel Cabrera played with a bum wheel.  On October 22nd (pictured above), he underwent surgery to repair a stress fracture to the navicular bone in his right foot.  On Tuesday, he tweeted post-surgery photos. Cabrera’s tweet loosely reads, “Thank God for giving me the strength to play with a fractured foot.”  There...
Via It's Always Sunny in Detroit
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Yankees reportedly considering talks with Max Scherzer

After showing little interest in any high-priced player this offseason, the Yankees sound like they may be reconsidering their reported plan to avoid spending a lot of money and go after one of baseball's top free-agents — namely right-hander Max Scherzer.The Tigers' workhorse is arguably the top starter on the market this year, on a list which also includes Jon Lester...
Via The Other Paper
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Max Scherzer an option for the Yankees?

The New York Yankees were expected to be quiet this winter, but there’s at least one big-name free agent they could be eyeing. CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman reported Monday night that the Yankees have made “brief contact” with agent Scott Boras about free-agent starting pitcher Max Scherzer. According to the report, the Yankees might “revisit” their earlier plans to lay low...
Via NESN.com
9 days ago  |  Discuss
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