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Who will Tigers take in Rule 5 Draft? Here are 9 ideas

We do feel there is at least one player that we can take at the Major League level that we could be happy with, said Tigers general manager Al Avila.
Bless You Boys Nov 30, 2017
Alex Avila unlikely to re-sign with Tigers

Alex Avila unlikely to re-sign with Tigers

The former Tigers catcher wants to sign with a contender Alex Avila wants to catch for a contender. Who can blame him? The ultimate goal for any player is to make the most of the season, and to do their part as a member of a winning organization to make it as deep into the postseason as possible. For a free agent, the choice is theirs, and most will opt to go to a team who seems like they’re going to go the distance. In a recent interview with MLB Network Radio, the former Tigers catcher, who most recently played for the Chicago Cubs, did nothing to hide the fact that his goal this...
Bless You Boys Nov 16, 2017
Trading Michael Fulmer is a stupid idea so stop suggesting it

Trading Michael Fulmer is a stupid idea so stop suggesting it

Some trades make sense, but this isn’t one of them. No one is safe. This seems to be the unofficial motto of the Detroit Tigers since the July trade deadline. The Tigers traded away Alex Avila, Justin Wilson, J.D. Martinez, Justin Upton, and Justin Verlander, all in the span of two months. During that same period, they also listened to offers on almost every player on their roster. But there’s one rumor that simply doesn’t make sense: trading Michael Fulmer. Several times, when whispers of a Fulmer trade surface, the argument seems to be “Why wouldn’t you trade him if you could...
Bless You Boys Nov 15, 2017
Tigers’ Ian Kinsler could be a trade fit for several MLB teams

Tigers’ Ian Kinsler could be a trade fit for several MLB teams

The veteran second baseman could be on the move this offseason. Just days after Ian Kinsler was robbed of a Gold Glove — and the $1MM incentive bonus that accompanies the award — it’s time to discuss which team he might be playing for in 2018. The MLB General Managers meetings have begun and the Detroit Tigers have begun laying the foundation for a deal involving Kinsler. Following a flurry of mid-season trades involving veterans such as Justin Verlander, Justin Upton, Alex Avila, Justin Wilson, and J.D. Martinez, it appears the Tigers are preparing to finish moving their most...
River Ave. Blues Nov 15, 2017

Scouting the Free Agent Market: Alex Avila

Weirdly enough, the Yankees could be in the market for a catcher this offseason. Gary Sanchez is one of the best catchers in baseball and the Yankees aren’t about to move him out from behind the plate — “Hell no,” said Brian Cashman to Jon Morosi when asked about moving Sanchez to DH earlier this […] The post Scouting the Free Agent Market: Alex Avila appeared first on River Avenue Blues.

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