Tigers Strike First; Net Jordan Zimmermann

With the first major shot fired in the free agent market, the Tigers netted right handed starter Jordan Zimmermann, formerly of the Washington Nationals.  ESPN’s Keith Law had Zimmermann rated as the 17th best free agent available with Jim Bowden having Jordan as high as 6th.  In Bowden’s article on ESPN, pricing out the top…

Sons of ’84 Predictions Recap For 2015

Every year, I make predictions for the upcoming baseball season, along with a few of my old blogger friends and every year we take a look once the season is over and declare a winner. This year is no different and the post is a long one so lets check out how we did… Division…

Welcome Back Cameron Maybin

Late Friday, Al Avila was at it again…completing a trade with the Atlanta Braves for left fielder and previous Tiger Cameron Maybin.  In return, Detroit sent lefty reliever Ian Krol and minor league lefty reliever Gabe Spier. Most everyone will remember Maybin as a highly thought of prospect in the Tigers organization who once was…

Tigers Trade For K-Rod, Francisco Rodriguez

Well, Al Avila has made his first trade as the Detroit Tigers general manager and it’s coming with mixed reactions to start.  Detroit acquired right handed closer, Francisco Rodriguez (K-Rod) from the Milwaukee Brewers for Detroit’s 11th rated prospect by MLB.com, second baseman Javier Bentancourt. My reaction has varied early on from disappointment to acceptance…

Sons of ’84 Hall of Fame Ballot For 2016

With the Hall of Fame ballot being announced yesterday, I pick my annual Hall of Fame ballot with a little reasoning in between. This years ballot includes (first time in bold, % of last years vote): Garret Anderson, Brad Ausmus, Jeff Bagwell (55.7%), Barry Bonds (36.8%), Luis Castillo, Roger Clemens (37.5%), David Eckstein, Jim Edmonds, Nomar…

Who I Think The Tigers Land In Free Agency

With the 2015 season being a major let down for the Tigers, there were plenty of areas to focus with the bullpen being a major dumpster fire.  The trades of to-be free agents David Price, Yoenis Cespedes, and Joakim Soria netted some help, but upgrades will be needed without a doubt. GM Al Avila has…

The Detroit Tigers Payroll Moving Forward

It’s no secret that Detroit has a lot of money tied up the next 3-4 years, but what does that look like? Currently moving in free-agency and pre-arbitration the 2016 payroll is already at a whopping $111.8 million dollars and that’s before guys like J.D. Martinez and Jose Iglesias get their salary bumps, along with 3…