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Miguel Cabrera trade as likely as Tigers dealing Ty Cobb, ESPN reporter says

Miguel Cabrera trade as likely as Tigers dealing Ty Cobb, ESPN reporter says

It would have to be a historic deal, an unnamed executive told Jayson Stark. DETROIT -- The Detroit Tigers are ready to deal and there's no better time than next week at the annual MLB Winter Meetings. But ESPN analyst Jayson Stark said he would be stunned if the Tigers move first baseman Miguel Cabrera. "There's about as good a chance of Ty Cobb getting traded as there is of Miguel Cabrera getting traded," Stark wrote on Friday. Cabrera has at least seven years and $212 million left on his contract, along with a full no-trade clause. On top of those hurdles,...

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Grand Rapids Press Dec 1, 2016
Venezuelan players rally behind Omar Vizquel, threaten WBC boycott

Venezuelan players rally behind Omar Vizquel, threaten WBC boycott

The attempt to fire Omar Vizquel as manager of the WBC team has prompted backlash from some of the countrys biggest stars, including Tigers DH Victor Martinez. DETROIT -- The attempt to fire Omar Vizquel as manager of the Venezuela's World Baseball Classic team has prompted backlash from some of the country's biggest stars, including Detroit Tigers designated hitter Victor Martinez. One by one, the players appeared on a Venezuelan sports radio show Thursday night to defend Vizquel. Many threatened to drop out of the WBC unless Vizquel was reinstated. Vizquel, a...
Grand Rapids Press Dec 1, 2016
Expect Justin Verlander's new digs to rev up Dodgers rumors

Expect Justin Verlander's new digs to rev up Dodgers rumors

This much can safely be said: If Verlander is dealt this winter, the Los Angeles Dodgers make more sense than just about any other team. DETROIT -- The news that Justin Verlander has purchased a home in Beverly Hills, not all that far from Dodger Stadium, inevitably sparked a new round of speculation about whether the Detroit Tigers ace would be wearing a new uniform in 2017. This much can safely be said: If Verlander is dealt this winter, the Los Angeles Dodgers make more sense than just about any other team. Based on his real estate decisions, Verlander...
Grand Rapids Press Dec 1, 2016
Justin Verlander, Kate Upton purchase Beverly Hills mansion, TMZ report says

Justin Verlander, Kate Upton purchase Beverly Hills mansion, TMZ report says

The house appears to be the same one listed for sale by Scott Disick, a reality TV star best known for being Kourtney Kardashians boyfriend. DETROIT -- Detroit Tigers pitcher Justin Verlander and fiancee Kate Upton have purchased a $5.5 million mansion in Beverly Hills, TMZ reported Thursday.  Upton, a model and actress, was engaged to Verlander in May. Their new house, according to TMZ, is 5,000 square feet and includes a pool and tennis court. The house appears to be the same one listed for sale by Scott Disick, a reality TV star best known for being Kourtney...
Grand Rapids Press Dec 1, 2016

Make a deal: What moves do you hope to see from Tigers in Winter Meetings?

The Tigers are trying to cut payroll, get younger and still compete for the playoffs in 2017. DETROIT -- Baseball Winter's annual Meetings -- threatened by a possible labor dispute this week -- are still on. And that's good news for the Detroit Tigers, who are just beginning what could be a busy winter. The Tigers are trying to cut payroll, get younger and still compete for the playoffs in 2017. They're expected to largely sit out the free-agent market and do most of their business via trades.  So far they've made only one: Sending outfielder Cameron Maybin...
Grand Rapids Press Dec 1, 2016
MLB's labor agreement: Key points of new CBA

MLB's labor agreement: Key points of new CBA

How will the new labor agreement between baseball and its players union affect the Detroit Tigers? DETROIT -- How will the new labor agreement between baseball and its players union affect the Detroit Tigers? Probably not much, as long as the Tigers are able to get under the luxury tax threshold, which is their plan this offseason. Baseball remains the only major sport without a salary cap, but the penalties for going over the threshold are getting stiffer in the new agreement reached Wednesday night. The threshold will rise from $189 million to $195 million in...
Grand Rapids Press Nov 30, 2016
Tigers wanted Michael Conforto in J.D. Martinez deal, report says

Tigers wanted Michael Conforto in J.D. Martinez deal, report says

The Mets ultimately re-signed outfielder Yoenis Cespdes, making the point moot. DETROIT -- The Detroit Tigers are demanding a steep price for outfielder J.D. Martinez. That's what shut down talks between the Tigers and the New York Mets, according to a report Wednesday from Newsday. The Mets balked at including top prospect Michael Conforto in the deal, according to the report. The Mets ultimately re-signed outfielder Yoenis Cespdes, making the point moot. The Mets are now trying to deal veteran outfielders like Jay Bruce or Curtis Granderson rather than...
Grand Rapids Press Nov 30, 2016
Andrew Romine the only non-tender decision looming for Tigers

Andrew Romine the only non-tender decision looming for Tigers

The Tigers like Romine, who can play just about every position on the diamond, and his contract is pocket change within the context of a $175 million payroll. DETROIT -- The Detroit Tigers must decide by the end of the week whether to tender 2017 contracts to players under team control. In practice, this annual ritual is really a decision about who not to tender. The Tigers have six arbitration-eligible players who will make more than the league minimum in 2017. Shortstop Jose Iglesias, third baseman Nick Castellanos and relievers Justin Wilson, Alex Wilson...
Grand Rapids Press Nov 29, 2016

2017 Hall of Fame ballot: 5 former Tigers make debuts

Five former Detroit Tigers are eligible for induction into the Baseball Hall of Fame for the first time in 2017. But only one of them -- catcher Ivan Rodriguez -- has a realistic shot.
Grand Rapids Press Nov 28, 2016
Tigers have an open roster spot: Will they use it on Rule 5 Draft?

Tigers have an open roster spot: Will they use it on Rule 5 Draft?

The Detroit Tigers had two spots available on their 40-man roster but chose to protect only one additional player, pitcher Sandy Baez. DETROIT -- The Detroit Tigers had two spots available on their 40-man roster but chose to protect only one additional player -- pitcher Sandy Baez -- from being selected next month's Rule 5 Draft. That leaves one vacancy on the roster and suggests the Tigers might be more interested in drafting a new player than concerned about protecting their own. In protecting Baez, the Tigers chose a low-level prospect with a high ceiling...
The Republican Nov 20, 2016
Boston Red Sox trade rumors: Could Dave Dombrowski pursue Miguel Cabrera, Justin Verlander?

Boston Red Sox trade rumors: Could Dave Dombrowski pursue Miguel Cabrera, Justin Verlander?

Red Sox president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski traded for Miguel Cabrera and drafted Justin Verlander when serving as the GM of the Detroit Tigers.
Grand Rapids Press Nov 17, 2016
Tigers' Miguel Cabrera finishes 9th in AL MVP voting

Tigers' Miguel Cabrera finishes 9th in AL MVP voting

Since winning back-to-back MVPs in 2012 and 2013 (beating out Mike Trout both times), Cabrera has finished 9th, 11th and now 9th. DETROIT -- It's not easy to break Mike Trout's stranglehold on the MVP race.  The Los Angeles Angels outfielder is the 2016 American League Most Valuable Player and has now finished in first or second place in the MVP voting all five of his full seasons in the big leagues. And he just turned 25. Miggy in MVP voting Year In MVP vote 2003 (NL) 27 2004 (NL) 22 2005 (NL) 5 2006 (NL) 5 2007...
Grand Rapids Press Nov 17, 2016
Tigers open 2017 spring training with exhibition on Feb. 23

Tigers open 2017 spring training with exhibition on Feb. 23

This spring will mark the teams 81st season in Lakeland and its 52nd at Joker Marchant Stadium, which has added Publix Field to its title. DETROIT -- The Detroit Tigers will open their exhibition season in Lakeland, Fla., on Feb. 23 with a game against Florida Southern University. Grapefruit League play begins a day later on Feb. 24 against the Baltimore Orioles.  The Tigers did not announce the date on which pitchers and catchers will report but it will likely be Feb. 13-15. The Tigers released their full spring training schedule on Thursday. This spring...
Grand Rapids Press Nov 16, 2016
Kate Upton furious about fiance Justin Verlander's Cy Young snub

Kate Upton furious about fiance Justin Verlander's Cy Young snub

She added, Can you pick more out of touch people to vote? referring to the two writers who left Verlander off their ballots. DETROIT -- Kate Upton angrily lashed out on Twitter Wednesday night after her fiance, Detroit Tigers pitcher Justin Verlander, finished in second place in the American League Cy Young balloting. Although Verlander got more first-place votes (14) than Porcello (8), Verlander was not listed at all on two ballots, and consequently had fewer overall points (132) than Porcello (137). Kate Upton's tweet in response to the Cy Young...
Grand Rapids Press Nov 16, 2016
Tigers, Dodgers have talked about Ian Kinsler deal, report says

Tigers, Dodgers have talked about Ian Kinsler deal, report says

Kinsler, 34, just won his first Gold Glove and is coming off one of the best offensive seasons of his career. DETROIT -- The Los Angeles Dodgers, who have deep pockets and a vacancy at second base, have talked to the Detroit Tigers about acquiring Ian Kinsler, the MLB Network reported Wednesday. Reporter Jon Morosi cited unnamed sources in his report. Kinsler and right fielder J.D. Martinez are considered two of the Tigers' most tradable assets. Martinez was linked to the San Francisco Giants in trade reports earlier this week. The Dodgers have no great...

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