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…

Will Alex Avila Have A Job When He Returns?

Ok, so we know he will, so the title should be “Should Alex Avila Have A Job When He Returns?” To rephrase the question further…with the way that rookie James McCann has stepped up and knowing Bryan Holaday is a serviceable backup, should an oft-injured, poor offensive performing Avila really have a job when he…

On The Prowl (Detroit Tiger News) 3.12.15

We’ve got lots of catching up to do.  Lets start with today’s split squad games…Verlander 3 scoreless, 1 hit, curve ball working, Gose stays hots, Nathan gives up 4 earned/6 total, Rondon makes debut with a scoreless inning.  Here’s more news… Detroit Tigers News Here’s an update on Yoenis Cespedes quad injury who left today’s game…

A Spring Look at Your Detroit Tigers Infield

As I try to do every season, we’ll take a look at the changes, strengths, and weaknesses heading in to the 2015 campaign. Catcher Alex Avila – Avila goes in to the season as the starting catcher once again, however with lower back issues and numerous concussions suffered, you have to wonder how long that…