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Fri, 2 Dec 2016 17:56:56 EDTThe 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.
Thu, 1 Dec 2016 12:37:11 EDTThe 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.
Thu, 1 Dec 2016 16:15:09 EDTMajor League Baseball's players and owners have reached a tentative five-year Collective Bargaining Agreement through the 2021 season.
Thu, 1 Dec 2016 11:19:01 EDTAs the Tigers look to pare payroll at next week's Winter Meetings, Victor Martinez joins teammates J.D. Martinez, Ian Kinsler, Justin Verlander and Miguel Cabrera in baseball's Hot Stove rumor mill.
Tue, 29 Nov 2016 17:38:21 EDTNo sooner had J.D. Martinez been reported as a potential alternative in right field for the Mets than New Yotk re-signed its top option. Now, with Yoenis Cespedes staying in New York on a four-year extension worth a reported $110 million, we're about to find out how many other teams have Martinez as an alternative.
Tue, 29 Nov 2016 12:59:55 EDTStay on top of all the offseason moves with the MLB.com Hot Stove Tracker, which updates with the latest free-agent signings and trades.
Wed, 30 Nov 2016 15:19:09 EDTOmar Vizquel denied reports on Wednesday that he has been replaced as manager of Team Venezuela for the 2017 World Baseball Classic.
Tue, 29 Nov 2016 12:33:11 EDTThe Arizona Fall League always is loaded with talent, and it was stronger than usual in 2016. In the initial installment of MLBPipeline.com's "The Next Big Leaguers," which premieres Tuesday, we focused on five prospects: Dodgers first baseman Cody Bellinger, Twins shortstop Nick Gordon, Cubs outfielder Eloy Jimenez, Red Sox infielder Yoan Moncada and Yankees shortstop Gleyber Torres.
Sun, 4 Sep 2016 23:23:12 EDTWho do the Tigers have in the pipeline? Get scouting reports, video, stats, projected ETAs and more for Detroit's Top 30 Prospects on MLBPipeline.com's Prospect Watch.
Mon, 28 Nov 2016 15:32:03 EDTThe last time the Tigers went into an offseason looking to trade established talent with payroll in mind, their masterpiece came at the Winter Meetings. It was the three-team trade that sent Curtis Granderson to the Yankees, Edwin Jackson to the D-backs, and Max Scherzer, Austin Jackson and Phil Coke to Detroit.
Wed, 23 Nov 2016 16:00:00 EDTAs the holiday season approaches, the Tigers wrap up the year with plenty to be thankful for, on and off the field.
Tue, 22 Nov 2016 17:10:20 EDTBrett Cecil, owner of 11 career saves, will make $7.75 million in each of the next three seasons on the four-year, $30.5 million contract he signed with the Cardinals on Monday. Francisco Rodriguez, if he isn't traded, could be the highest-paid member of the Tigers' bullpen with a $6 million salary for 2017. That comparison says a lot about where the Tigers and the bullpen market are headed. They're not going in the same direction.
Mon, 21 Nov 2016 12:00:00 EDTThe '17 Hall of Fame ballot was released Monday, and Ivan Rodriguez is on there for the first time. There shouldn't be a second time.
Mon, 21 Nov 2016 16:30:53 EDTThirteen years ago around this time, Tigers owner Mike Ilitch talked with the media in the back of the Tiger Club at Comerica Park about spending what it takes to bring in talent and revive the franchise. The players that followed are now being judged for their place in history.
Fri, 18 Nov 2016 17:13:00 EDTWhile the Tigers try to turn their focus on their farm system and build around youth, they added Class A West Michigan right-hander Sandy Baez to their 40-man roster to protect him from next month's Rule 5 Draft.
Fri, 18 Nov 2016 14:50:19 EDTAndrew Romine, who played every position but catcher this season as the Tigers' super-utility player, has been selected as the winner for the 2016 Bill McAdam Tenth Man Award by the Detroit Baseball Society.
Thu, 17 Nov 2016 17:31:25 EDTThe Tigers will open their remodeled Spring Training home this coming February with their 81st camp at TigerTown in Lakeland, Fla., beginning with a Feb. 23 exhibition against Florida Southern College.
Thu, 17 Nov 2016 15:45:00 EDTFor one night, the current and former Tigers were all linked again. With two Cy Young Awards (Rick Porcello and Max Scherzer) and a runner-up finish (Justin Verlander), Wednesday was another reminder of the gifted rotation Detroit had for five years.
Mon, 21 Nov 2016 11:17:05 EDTBoth Stan Musial and Ken Griffey Jr. were born on Nov. 21. Miguel Cabrera was not. But in honor of the two birthday boys, Cabrera's extraordinary place among the very best batters is being framed here, through the lens of his proximity to the two inner circle Hall of Famers born on this date.
Wed, 16 Nov 2016 20:31:48 EDTDespite receiving the most first-place votes in Baseball Writers' Association of America balloting, Tigers ace Justin Verlander finished a close second in American League Cy Young Award voting to winner Rick Porcello of the Boston Red Sox on Wednesday.
Tue, 15 Nov 2016 15:47:55 EDTThe Tigers are looking to trim payroll, with right fielder J.D. Martinez among their prime candidates for a trade. The Giants are looking for a corner outfielder and an offensive boost with Angel Pagan on the free-agent market. As baseball's Hot Stove season heats up, there's an opportunity for a match.
Mon, 14 Nov 2016 21:55:50 EDTAs Michael Fulmer celebrated becoming the first Tiger to win the AL Rookie of the Year Award since Justin Verlander in 2006, he made it as much about his teammates and coaches as himself.
Mon, 14 Nov 2016 21:43:04 EDTAL ROY Michael Fulmer owes Justin Verlander dinner
Mon, 14 Nov 2016 21:11:35 EDTThere's no arguing with either Rookie of the Year Award winner: Dodgers shortstop Corey Seager or Tigers right-hander Michael Fulmer. With one of them, there really was no argument against him. With the other, well, we'll get to Yankees catcher Gary Sanchez later.
Mon, 14 Nov 2016 20:52:12 EDTBask in the pitching majesty of ROY Michael Fulmer
Mon, 14 Nov 2016 18:37:20 EDTSpencer Turnbull's second full pro season didn't go nearly as well as his first. He made just 12 starts this summer while dealing with injuries. One of the benefits of the AFL is that it allows injured pitchers to make up for lost innings, and Turnbull is hitting his stride with the Salt River Rafters as the season comes to a close.
Sun, 13 Nov 2016 23:16:11 EDTThis could be a good winter for clubs to trade veteran talent, because the free-agent talent pool is relatively thin. Trying to cut payroll, while remaining competitive, is generally a difficult undertaking. It has been reliably reported that this is what Tigers general manager Al Avilla is attempting to do.
Thu, 10 Nov 2016 19:49:32 EDTMiguel Cabrera added to his illustrious collection of honors Thursday with the seventh Silver Slugger Award of his career and fifth with the Tigers. He won the nod for the best hitting first baseman in the American League, as voted on by managers and coaches.
Fri, 11 Nov 2016 20:12:40 EDTAfter getting off to slow start in the Arizona Fall League, Christin Stewart is making the most of his final weeks in the desert.
Thu, 10 Nov 2016 16:31:44 EDTWhile Justin Verlander awaits the results of the American League Cy Young Award voting, he now has a familiar award on his resume. The Detroit chapter of the Baseball Writers' Association of America voted Verlander as Tiger of the Year for the third time in his career.
Sun, 13 Nov 2016 18:25:11 EDTFulmer is a plumber during the offseason