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…