TIGERS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Tigers tender offers to all six eligible players

The Tigers' quest to pare back payroll below luxury tax levels did not affect their arbitration decisions. All six arbitration-eligible Tigers -- shortstop Jose Iglesias, third baseman Nick Castellanos, utility man Andrew Romine and relievers Justin Wilson, Alex Wilson and Bruce Rondon -- were tendered contracts for 2017.
Via Tigers.com
2 hours ago

Interest grows for Martinez leading up to Winter Meetings

The list of potential destinations for Tigers slugger J.D. Martinez keeps growing as the Winter Meetings near. So, too, does the potential motivation for Detroit to trade him.
Via Tigers.com
6 hours ago

MLB trade rumors: Teams showing interest in Tigers’ Justin Wilson

Breaking: teams want to acquire good relievers. So far this offseason, a lot of the buzz surrounding the Detroit Tigers has been generated by their star players. J.D. Martinez, Ian Kinsler, and even Miguel Cabrera and Justin Verlander have drawn trade interest from other teams. Naturally, teams want other teams’ best players, and there’s no better time to ask for the moon than...
Via Bless You Boys
1 day ago

Tigers aim to go 'leaner, younger' at Meetings

The Tigers have typically gone to baseball's Winter Meetings with a specific shopping list of positions and areas to add. As general manager Al Avila and his assistants prepare to venture to the nation's capital for next week's gathering, the Tigers instead have a list of players that teams can pursue.
Via Tigers.com
1 day ago

Detroit Tigers add Sandy Baez to 40-man roster

The Detroit Tigers added starting pitching prospect Sandy Baez to their 40-man roster, saving him from Rule-5 Draft next month. The Rule-5 Draft was created to keep teams from having too many minor league players in their farm system when other major league teams would play them on their team. The Tigers saved Baez from that draft by adding him to the 40-man roster. Baez is 23-years...
Via isportsweb.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Verlander defends Upton against reporter who said 'pipe down'

Detroit Tigers pitcher Justin Verlander received the most first-place votes for AL Cy Young but lost to Red Sox pitcher Rick Porcello by five points because two voters left Verlander off their ballots entirely. Verlander’s supermodel fiancée, Kate Upton, took to Twitter ravaging the MLB and Porcello and prompting Mark Feinsand of the New York Daily News to pen a column telling...
Via The Comeback
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Assembling a Free Agent Lineup: Erick Aybar

Dear God, Erick Aybar? Erick Aybar. This is what we have come to. Yes, the free agent market—outside of a couple power bats—is bleak. And no position appears to be bleaker than shortstop. One thing we can definitively state about these following names is that they possess the ability to play multiple infield positions. That could be it. But don’t take my word for it. Aybar...
Via The Sports Post
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Kate Upton goes on epic rant about Justin Verlander’s Cy Young snub

Detroit Tigers pitcher Justin Verlander got screwed out of winning the AL CY Young this year. Nevermind wins and losses — Verlander got very little run support — look at the stats, and it’s clear he should’ve won. The Tigers ace even got the most first-place votes, yet somehow didn’t win! Well, Verlander’s fiancee, Kate Upton, was not happy about it, and she went on one...
Via The Sports Daily
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Rick Porcello has funny response to Kate Upton, Verlander

Rick Porcello does not seem to be fazed by Kate Upton’s criticism of the Boston Red Sox pitcher winning the AL Cy Young Award over her fiance, Justin Verlander. Porcello won the award despite finishing with fewer first-place votes than Verlander (14 vs. 8) largely because he was on 18 second-place ballots, while Verlander was second on just two. Two voters left Verlander off their...
Via Larry Brown Sports
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Kate Upton goes off about Verlander not winning Cy Young

Rick Porcello won the A.L. Cy Young Award on Wednesday by beating out Justin Verlander, who got significantly more first-place votes than the Boston Red Sox ace. How does Verlander’s fiancee feel about that? Not good. Not good at all. After the results were announced, Kate Upton took to Twitter to unload on Porcello and the voters: Upton then retweeted some stats that Verlander’s...
Via Larry Brown Sports
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Dodgers, Tigers have reportedly talked Ian Kinsler trade

Suddenly in the market for a starting second baseman, the Los Angeles Dodgers are showing interest in a certain four-time All-Star. According to a report by Jon Morosi of MLB Network on Wednesday, the Dodgers and the Detroit Tigers have been in contact regarding the possibility of an Ian Kinsler trade (though Kinsler does possess a partial no-trade clause). Kinsler, 34, enjoyed...
Via Larry Brown Sports
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Michael Fulmer takes home Jackie Robinson Rookie of the Year Award

Well, the Detroit Tigers are 1 for 1 when it comes to the Baseball Writers’ Association of America Awards this season. On Monday night, Tigers rookie pitcher Michael Fulmer won the Jackie Robinson Rookie of the Year award for the American League. Over in the National League, Dodgers shortstop Corey Seager took home the honors for the Rookie of Year Award. Fulmer won the voting...
Via isportsweb.com
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers Hot Stove talk with Joe White & Ryan Schuiling

It is hot stove season for the Detroit Tigers. Five big name players could potentially be traded with several more also being shopped around the block. Ian Kinsler and J.D. Martinez appear most likely to be dealt but Miguel Cabrera, Justin Verlander and Victor Martinez are potentially on the table and even Anibal Sanchez, Mike Pelfrey and Francisco Rodriguez are likely to be discussed...
Via isportsweb.com
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers pitcher Michael Fulmer wins AL Rookie of the Year award

NEW YORK (AP) Detroit Tigers pitcher Michael Fulmer wins AL Rookie of the Year award.
Via Associated Press
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers pitcher Michael Fulmer keeps busy in offseason as part-time plumber

Detroit Tigers pitcher Michael Fulmer kept a high-profile as an AL Rookie of the Year candidate in 2016, but in the off-season, he’s taken a blue-collar approach to work. In an excellent feature from Anthony Fenech of the Detroit Free Press, Fulmer’s unlikely offseason job as a part-time plumber is profiled. Fulmer is working his second offseason in the profession under the...
Via The Comeback
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Gauging the Trade Value of Miguel Cabrera, Justin Verlander

The Detroit Tigers find themselves at a crossroads as this offseason begins. With players like Miguel Cabrera and Justin Verlander — stars who can still contribute but who are on the wrong side of 30 — the Tigers’ window for contention with this group is closing. Ian Kinsler is another player who’s bound to experience age-related decline. Meanwhile, outfielder J.D. Martinez...
Via Fangraphs
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Scouting New Tigers Prospect Victor Alcantara

Detroit acquired RHP prospect Victor Alcantara (video from Fall League here) from Anaheim last night in exchange for OF Cameron Maybin. Alcantara has been pitching for the Scottsdale Scorpions in the Arizona Fall League, and I’ve seen him a few times over the past several weeks. Alcantara has mostly been 91-95 with sinking arm-side movement. His fastball command is well below average...
Via Fangraphs
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Angels acquire Cameron Maybin from Tigers in offseason’s first trade

The champagne has not even dried in the Chicago Cubs clubhouse at Progressive Field in Cleveland, and we already have the first trade of the offseason. According to multiple media reports, the Los Angeles Angels have acquired veteran outfielder Cameron Maybin from the Detroit Tigers in exchange for pitching prospect Victor Alcantara. The Tigers will receive a right-handed pitcher...
Via Sportsnaut
29 days ago  |  Discuss
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