Tigers Trade Justin Wilson & Alex Avila; Fare A Bit Better

In what was a trade that was a foregone conclusion, the Detroit Tigers have traded closer Justin Wilson and catcher Alex Avila to the Chicago Cubs for minor league infielder Jeimer Candelario and another minor league infielder Isaac Paredes.  In addition to the two minor leaguers’ the Tigers will also receive cash or a player…

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Tigers Fleeced In Trade Of J.D. Martinez

In case you were under a rock yesterday, or at least not on social media, the Tigers finally moved J.D. Martinez in a four player trade to the Arizona Diamondbacks.  With Martinez’s free-agency around the corner and a forecasting of a annual salary approaching or exceeding $20MM a year to sign him, the writing was…

Baseball Trip Catches Spirit of Dad’s Love

Guest blogger Steve Larson shares an essay that was originally published in the Detroit News on 04.02.06 It was the trip of a lifetime to celebrate a lifetime of memories.  It was a trip down memory lane through Cooperstown, New York City and Boston to celebrate a lifetime of love for the game of baseball.…

2017 Detroit Tigers First Year Player Draft Results

The Tigers kicked off the 2017 first year player draft by taking righty Alex Faedo out of Florida with the 18th pick.  Faedo was once considered as a possibly #1 pick, however a sluggish start due to injury set him back.  The Tigers second pick is an intriguing one as they chose Reynaldo Rivera out…

Meet Detroit Tigers First Round Draft Pick: Alex Faedo

With the 18th pick in the first round of the 2017 MLB First Year Player Draft, the Detroit Tigers selected Alex Faedo, a right-handed pitched out of the University of Flordia.  Faedo is a 6’5”, 225lbs junior, who the Tigers had selected once before with a 40th round selection in 2014. A Florida native, Faedo…

Down On The Farm: Detroit Tigers Minor League Report

With a month gone in the Minor League season, we’re starting to see stats stabilizing and getting a good look at who’s breaking out for teams and will also take a look at some other notables.  Here’s a look around the Tigers affiliates… Toledo Mud Hens (Triple-A) We already know about John Hicks and Jim…