TIGERS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Tigers' climb back to glory began with Pudge

Before bidding adieu to the Hot Stove season, we asked our 30 beat reporters to look back at their club's past and answer the following question: Who is the best free-agent signing in the team's history? The Tigers selection is Ivan Rodriguez.
Via Tigers.com
1 hour ago

Thrill of adventure: Norris enjoys wild pursuits

Daniel Norris has become as legendary for his offseason travels as he has for his on-field potential. This offseason, he tried something a little different.
Via Tigers.com
3 hours ago

Cabrera vs. Cabrera: Melky jukes Miggy in funny play at first base (VIDEO)

It was a showdown of Cabrera's during Thursday's Tigers-White Sox game and it did not disappoint.It wasn't the most athletic play, but it was surely entertaining to see White Sox outfielder Melky Cabrera juke his way around Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera in the fourth inning at US Cellular Field.Melky hit a grounder to second baseman Ian Kinsler, who made a bad throw to first...
Via FOX Sports
4 hours ago

Tigers’ Drew VerHagen has put 'awful' 2016, thoracic outlet surgery behind him

Less than a month before spring training, VerHagen is progressing well in his recovery. DETROIT — The 2016 season was a lost endeavor for Drew VerHagen. What began as a hushed stint on the seven-day disabled list with Triple-A Toledo eventually developed into season-ending surgery for thoracic outlet syndrome. Now healthy, he’s scheduled to throw off a mound for the first time...
Via Bless You Boys
1 day ago

Mahtook ready to compete for Tigers' CF job

The Tigers introduced fans to their newest outfielder, Mikie Mahtook, at TigerFest on Saturday, three days after his trade from the Rays. But the former Rays first-round pick needed no introduction to Comerica Park.
Via Tigers.com
2 days ago

Tigers could have plenty of options for rotation

DETROIT (AP) Justin Verlander is set to start another opening day for the Detroit Tigers. Manager Brad Ausmus saw no reason to hold back on that announcement Saturday at the team's annual TigerFest at Comerica Park. There's more uncertainty through the rest of Detroit's starting rotation, but Verlander's spot as the ace of the staff is secure. Beyond Verlander, the Tigers are...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Player Profile: Miguel Cabrera by Matt Collins

Can the Tigers star keep on roaring in 2017?
Via Baseball Prospectus
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Tigers offseason remains quiet heading into Tigers Fest

DETROIT (AP) -- Justin Verlander sat in the middle of the Tiger Den, the lounge at Comerica Park where he and his teammates were available to reporters before heading out on their winter caravan.An offseason that began with so much uncertainty is beginning to wind down now and the core of the Detroit Tigers remains intact."It's nice to have the band back together," Verlander said...
Via Associated Press
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Can the Detroit Tigers stay out of the trainer’s room?

Detroit Tigers fans have sat quietly by these past few months as the offseason has reluctantly unraveled with little activity from their hometown team. Odd, considering the Tigers were one of the first teams to make a noteworthy move when they offloaded Cameron Maybin for a AA-reliever. This appeared to be the first move in what was sure to be a long line of ‘sells’ pulled off...
Via isportsweb.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers 2017 player preview: Jordan Zimmermann

Remember in 2014 when the Detroit Tigers pitching staff consisted of Justin Verlander, Rick Porcello, David Price, Max Scherzer, and Anibal Sanchez? Looking back at that rotation now, it’s mind blowing to me that Detroit didn’t win the World Series, let alone even make it there. Sheesh do you realize how many of those pitchers have won a Cy Young within the last 5-10 years? It’s...
Via isportsweb.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers avoid arbitration with six players

The Detroit Tigers avoided arbitration with six players, signing Nick Castellanos, Jose Iglesias, Bruce Rondon, Justin Wilson, Alex Wilson and Andrew Romine to deals. According to Anthony Fenech of the Detroit Free Press, Iglesias received the most money, getting $4.1 million. Fenech also reported that Castellanos receieved $3 million, Justin Wilson received $2.7 million, Romine...
Via isportsweb.com
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Top 19 Prospects: Detroit Tigers

Below is an analysis of the prospects in the Detoit Tigers farm system. Scouting reports are compiled with information provided by industry sources as well as from my own observations. The KATOH statistical projections, probable-outcome graphs, and (further down) Mahalanobis comps have been provided by Chris Mitchell. For more information on the 20-80 scouting scale by which all...
Via Fangraphs
December 23, 2016  |  Discuss

2017 ZiPS Projections – Detroit Tigers

After having typically appeared in the very famous pages of Baseball Think Factory, Dan Szymborski’s ZiPS projections have been released at FanGraphs the past few years. The exercise continues this offseason. Below are the projections for the Detroit Tigers. Szymborski can be found at ESPN and on Twitter at @DSzymborski. Other Projections: Arizona / Chicago NL / Houston / San Diego...
Via Fangraphs
December 12, 2016  |  Discuss
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