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Rob Rogacki / Bless You Boys 2 hours ago

Detroit Tigers 2014-15 free agent and trade targets: who could be in Detroit next season?

A breakdown of the free agents and trade targets that the Tigers pursue during the offseason. Russell Martin had a career year in 2014, and it came at just the perfect time as the free agent figures to see a major payday. Alex Avila was a solid contributor for the Tigers in 2014, compiling 2.1 WAR in 124 games, but, his injury history may lead the Tigers to look at other options behind the plate in 2015 and...
Bless You Boys 13 hours ago

Chase Headley could provide stable defense at third base for the first time in years

Nick Castellanos was not adequate defensively at third base for the Tigers in 2014. He might improve, but he might not. If the Tigers want an upgrade with the glove, Chase Headley is as good as it gets. After years of speculation, the Padres finally traded their star third baseman, Chase Headley. After...

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Grand Rapids Press 20 hours ago
Window remains open for Detroit Tigers, but Central Division could be three-team race in 2015

Window remains open for Detroit Tigers, but Central Division could be three-team race in 2015

The offseason will be an interesting one. The 2015 regular season will be, too. Is the window closing for the Detroit Tigers? The better question might be: Is the window opening wide for two other American League Central Division teams? And how will the Tigers and those two teams stack up at the start and, more importantly, at the end of the 2015 season? The answers to those questions rest in large part in what offseason moves the Tigers, Kansas City Royals and Cleveland Indians make. But on the surface, it appears the Tigers have the most work to do in their...
Grand Rapids Press Oct 20, 2014
Column: Improve baseball playoffs with retro regular season and modern postseason

Column: Improve baseball playoffs with retro regular season and modern postseason

The Detroit Tigers and seven other eliminated playoff teams are still awaiting a chance to watch the World Series between the Kansas City Royals and the San Francisco Giants beginning on Tuesday night in Missouri. The Detroit Tigers and seven other eliminated playoff teams are still awaiting a chance to watch the World Series between the Kansas City Royals and the San Francisco Giants beginning on Tuesday night in Missouri. Baseball fans wait, too. The delay is four full days without games, the longest break of the season, as much as some teams take for the...
Grand Rapids Press Oct 20, 2014
Colby Rasmus tops list of 5 potential free agents the Detroit Tigers could target this offseason

Colby Rasmus tops list of 5 potential free agents the Detroit Tigers could target this offseason

The Tigers are expected to keep a low profile until the conclusion of the World Series, but things should get interesting when the calendar turns to November. Heres a list of five soon-to-be free agents the Tigers could target this winter. DETROIT -- Tigers general manager Dave Dombrowski is notorious for holding his cards close to the chest when it comes to wheeling and dealing in the offseason. That was made abundantly clear last week when he met with reporters for his annual end-of-the-season press conference and offered very little of substance when asked to...
Grand Rapids Press Oct 19, 2014
Column: When it comes to Bruce Rondon, Detroit Tigers should plan for worst, hope for best

Column: When it comes to Bruce Rondon, Detroit Tigers should plan for worst, hope for best

DETROIT -- The Detroit Tigers entered spring training in 2013 with high hopes for right-hander Bruce Rondon. They had great expectations for him when they headed to Lakeland, Fla., for spring training in 2014. Both times, the Tigers basically came up empty. They need to make sure they aren't left in a lurch for a third time. Tigers general manager... DETROIT -- The Detroit Tigers entered spring training in 2013 with high hopes for right-hander Bruce Rondon. They had great expectations for him when they headed to Lakeland, Fla., for spring training in 2014. Both times, the...
Grand Rapids Press Oct 18, 2014
Final spot in rotation for Detroit Tigers could come down to battle between five rookie starters

Final spot in rotation for Detroit Tigers could come down to battle between five rookie starters

Who would be the candidates in that competition for a rotation spot? It seems likely that the Tigers would choose from among five starting pitchers who got a cup of coffee in the big leagues for the first time during the 2014 season. DETROIT -- The Detroit Tigers have not set their 2015 starting rotation in stone. The Tigers still could re-sign free-agent right-hander Max Scherzer (unlikely) or sign a free agent to replace him (possibly). But there seems to be a decent chance that the Tigers will head to spring training with their current four starters (minus...
Grand Rapids Press Oct 17, 2014
Tigers prospect Steven Moya shines in Arizona Fall League, may be considered for bench spot in 2015

Tigers prospect Steven Moya shines in Arizona Fall League, may be considered for bench spot in 2015

General manager Dave Dombrowski listed the need to add a left-handed batter earlier this week as one of his top three priorities this winter. He might not have to look too far. DETROIT -- Tigers general manager Dave Dombrowski listed the need to add a left-handed batter earlier this week as one of his top three priorities this winter. He might not have to look too far. Tigers rookie outfielder Steven Moya continues to establish himself as one of the top prospects in the Tigers' organization and could enter spring training as a strong candidate to win a spot on...
Grand Rapids Press Oct 17, 2014
Twitter Talk: On Andrew Miller, David Price, Daniel Fields, Yasmani Tomas and Morning Runner

Twitter Talk: On Andrew Miller, David Price, Daniel Fields, Yasmani Tomas and Morning Runner

The Detroit Tigers are done for the season, but baseball fans never take a day off. The Detroit Tigers are done for the season, but baseball fans never take a day off. Let's get straight to this week's version of Twitter Talk, one of the most popular question-and-answer Tigers column that is written by me and appears on either Thursday or Friday of each week on MLive.com. @Chris_Iott if Miller is going to demand closer money shouldn't we give it to him and he'll be the closer after next year... Or sooner. — mitch popiel (@mitchpopiel182) October 15,...
Grand Rapids Press Oct 16, 2014
Detroit Tigers nearly acquired reliever Andrew Miller at trade deadline, could target him again this winter

Detroit Tigers nearly acquired reliever Andrew Miller at trade deadline, could target him again this winter

Dave Dombrowski confirmed Tuesday that the Tigers did indeed make a strong push to acquire left-handed reliever Andrew Miller from the Boston Red Sox this past July. DETROIT -- This time, it wasn't just a rumor. It actually happened. And, according to general manager Dave Dombrowski, the Detroit Tigers nearly pulled it off. Dombrowski confirmed Tuesday that the Tigers did indeed make a strong push to acquire left-handed reliever Andrew Miller from the Boston Red Sox this past July. But the Baltimore Orioles swooped in at the last second, and -- as the story goes...
Grand Rapids Press Oct 16, 2014
5 predictions regarding what moves Detroit Tigers will make prior to start of 2015 season

5 predictions regarding what moves Detroit Tigers will make prior to start of 2015 season

Lets do our best to read between the lines a bit and make some predictions about what the Tigers might do between now and opening day. DETROIT -- Detroit Tigers general manager Dave Dombrowski did not break any earth-shattering news Tuesday afternoon during his annual end-of-the-season press conference at Comerica Park. But let's do our best to read between the lines a bit and make some predictions about what the Tigers might do between now and opening day of the 2015 season. Here are five predictions regarding the offseason: The Tigers will not pursue a new...
Grand Rapids Press Oct 15, 2014
Dave Dombrowski focused on addressing Tigers' bullpen, says Joe Nathan will remain closer

Dave Dombrowski focused on addressing Tigers' bullpen, says Joe Nathan will remain closer

Tigers general manager Dave Dombrowski confirmed Tuesday that he expects beleaguered reliever Joe Nathan to open the season as the teams closer in 2015. DETROIT -- The Detroit Tigers plan to address their heavily scrutinized bullpen this winter. They do not intend, however, to replace their oft-criticized veteran closer. Tigers general manager Dave Dombrowski confirmed Tuesday that he expects beleaguered reliever Joe Nathan to open the season as the team's closer in 2015. "I would think he starts as our closer going into it," Dombrowski said during his...
Grand Rapids Press Oct 15, 2014
Detroit Tigers haven't discussed long-term deal with David Price, view him as key part of rotation in 2015

Detroit Tigers haven't discussed long-term deal with David Price, view him as key part of rotation in 2015

Dave Dombrowski didnt rule out a potential contract extension with David Price down the road, but confirmed the club is not currently engaged in contract talks with him. DETROIT -- Tigers starter David Price is essentially under contract for one more season. Whether he intends to remain in Detroit beyond 2015 is still a mystery. Tigers general manager Dave Dombrowski didn't rule out a potential contract extension with Price down the road, but told reporters Tuesday that the club is not currently engaged in contract talks with Price about a potential long-term...
Grand Rapids Press Oct 15, 2014
Column: Detroit boss Dave Dombrowski discusses disappointing Tigers' season

Column: Detroit boss Dave Dombrowski discusses disappointing Tigers' season

By the time they were ousted by the Orioles, the Tigers seemed mentally and physically exhausted. DETROIT – Dave Dombrowski’s annual state of the Tigers address came a few days later than usual for a season that ended a few weeks earlier than expected. Maybe the Tigers’ president and general manager needed extra time after the final defeat to weigh his thoughts about a troubling season that saw the success of a fourth consecutive divisional championship soured by the failure to win even one postseason game in the first round against...
Grand Rapids Press Oct 15, 2014
Status of outfielder Andy Dirks still a big question mark for Detroit Tigers

Status of outfielder Andy Dirks still a big question mark for Detroit Tigers

Theres a possibility the Tigers could non-tender Andy Dirks, which means the club could avoid going to arbitration with him by not offering him a contract by the December deadline. DETROIT -- The Detroit Tigers' bench lacked depth this past season. General manager Dave Dombrowski admitted as much Tuesday during his annual end-of-the-season press conference at Comerica Park. But it appears he has a solution. Dombrowski said he intends to address the bench problem this winter by potentially adding another left-handed hitter to the mix. "An extra guy off the bench...
Grand Rapids Press Oct 15, 2014
Dave Dombrowski expects Jose Iglesias to be starting shortstop for Detroit Tigers in 2015

Dave Dombrowski expects Jose Iglesias to be starting shortstop for Detroit Tigers in 2015

Dombrowski said he thinks Tigers manager Brad Ausmus and his staff deserve to see Iglesias in action first, but that he expects Iglesias to be the starter. DETROIT -- Dave Dombrowski said he didn't want to "anoint" slick-fielding shortstop Jose Iglesias as the starter for the Detroit Tigers in 2015. But he says he believes that Iglesias is talented enough and will be healthy enough to resume the job full-time next year. Dombrowski said he thinks Tigers manager Brad Ausmus and his staff deserve to see Iglesias in action first, but that he expects Iglesias to be...

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