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Grand Rapids Press Dec 6, 2016
Tigers like Francisco Rodriguez in pen, but growing trade value is hard to ignore

Tigers like Francisco Rodriguez in pen, but growing trade value is hard to ignore

For now, the Tigers are counting on Rodriguez to close again in 2017 and help young pitchers like Bruce Rondon (and eventually Joe Jimenez) adjust to the big leagues. NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. -- The Detroit Tigers exercised the $6 million contract option on reliever Francisco Rodriguez because they wanted him to anchor the bullpen once again in 2017. Since then, the hyper-inflated market for bullpen arms has not only made that decision look easy in retrospect, it's caused many to wonder if Rodriguez isn't more valuable as a trade chip. The answer? Rodriguez isn't...
Grand Rapids Press Dec 6, 2016
Baseball Winter Meetings live updates: Latest news, rumors from Day 2

Baseball Winter Meetings live updates: Latest news, rumors from Day 2

Will the trade market start to heat up, or will this years installment be one of the quietest in recent memory for the Tigers? NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. -- Will the trade market start to heat up, or will this year's installment of the Baseball Winter Meetings be one of the quietest in recent memory for the Detroit Tigers? That's the big question as the sun rises on a chilly Tuesday morning here on the banks of the Potomac River. Tigers general manager Al Avila downplayed some of the trade possibilities that seemed all but certain a few days ago, implying that the...
Grand Rapids Press Dec 5, 2016
In stingy trade market, Tigers are quiet on Day 1 of Winter Meetings

In stingy trade market, Tigers are quiet on Day 1 of Winter Meetings

If no meaningful trade opportunities arise, the Tigers could choose to stand pat, even if means exceeding the luxury tax limit for a second consecutive season. NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. -- The start of the Baseball Winter Meetings passed quietly for the Detroit Tigers, who talked to a handful of teams on Monday but engaged in no serious trade discussions. "There was nothing hot and heavy," said Tigers general manager Al Avila. In October, Avila seemed to be preparing fans for the possibility that one or more key players could be traded. But on Monday night he...
Grand Rapids Press Dec 5, 2016
Baseball Winter Meetings: Royals watching Tigers' moves in uncertain AL Central

Baseball Winter Meetings: Royals watching Tigers' moves in uncertain AL Central

Royals manager Ned Yost would be happy to see the Tigers or White Sox trade away their stars. I hope they do it. NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. -- Kansas City Royals manager Ned Yost spent much of his talk with reporters on Monday discussing his farm, the quality of deer-hunting in west central Georgia and his new granddaughter.  Hot-stove rumors are the least of his concerns. "I've got to refill the feeders at the farm and plant some grass," he said. "We finally got some rain, so that's the wish-list that comes up for me. "Where I live in Georgia, I don't have Wi-Fi,...
Grand Rapids Press Dec 5, 2016
Baseball Winter Meetings: Tigers still on hunt for backup catcher

Baseball Winter Meetings: Tigers still on hunt for backup catcher

There have been no talks with Jarrod Saltalamacchia about a return in 2017, according to a league source. NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. -- One year ago on Tuesday, the Detroit Tigers signed catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia to a one-year deal to be the team's backup. A year later, the job is open once again and it appears the Tigers have moved on to other options. There have been no talks with Saltalamacchia about a return in 2017, according to a league source.  What about the rest of the league? Jason Castro signed a three-year, $24.5 million contract with the Minnesota...
Grand Rapids Press Dec 5, 2016
Baseball Winter Meetings live updates: Latest news, rumors from Day 1

Baseball Winter Meetings live updates: Latest news, rumors from Day 1

The Detroit Tigers wont be pursuing many free agents this year, but they could be active in the trade market. NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. -- Baseball's annual Winter Meetings begin in earnest on Monday, although news started percolating early as baseball officials arrived in the Washington, D.C., area on Sunday night. The Yankees signed St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Matt Holliday to a one-year, $13 million contract; attention turned to free-agent slugger Edwin Encarnacion; and former commissioner Bud Selig and longtime team executive John Schuerholz were selected for...
Grand Rapids Press Dec 3, 2016
Miguel Cabrera on possible trade:

Miguel Cabrera on possible trade: "I love Detroit, but the doors are open'

If its a good deal, Ill accept the trade, he said. If the team does not benefit, I prefer to stay in Detroit. DETROIT -- Detroit Tigers star first baseman Miguel Cabrera, who has been the center of trade speculation this winter, said he would prefer to stay in Detroit but wouldn't necessarily use his contractual rights to block a trade. "I love playing in Detroit, I love the city. But the doors are open," he said in Spanish to Venezuelan media in a press conference Saturday.  Cabrera was asked about the possibility of a trade while discussing his role in...
Grand Rapids Press Dec 3, 2016

MLB Winter Meetings: A to-do list for the Tigers

The Winter Meetings begin Sunday in National Harbor, Md., and most expect the Detroit Tigers to be among the most active teams.
Grand Rapids Press Dec 3, 2016
Tigers keep Andrew Romine, tender contracts to all arbitration-eligible players

Tigers keep Andrew Romine, tender contracts to all arbitration-eligible players

The Tigers could have cut ties with any of the players by non-tendering them before Friday nights deadline. DETROIT -- The Detroit Tigers are in cost-cutting mode, but not enough to sweat a potential $1.2 million salary for a useful utility player. The team tendered contracts to all six of its arbitration-eligible players, including utility man Andrew Romine, who was the only tough decision among the bunch. The others are: shortstop Jose Iglesias; third baseman Nick Castellanos; and relievers Justin Wilson, Alex Wilson and Bruce Rondon. The Tigers could have...
Grand Rapids Press Dec 2, 2016
After Miguel Cabrera intervenes, Omar Vizquel back as Venezuela manager

After Miguel Cabrera intervenes, Omar Vizquel back as Venezuela manager

The feud between Vizquel and former Tigers shortstop Carlos Guillen was resolved amicably. DETROIT -- An increasingly public feud between Detroit Tigers first base coach Omar Vizquel and former Tigers shortstop Carlos Guillen was resolved amicably after Tigers star Miguel Cabrera intervened, according to Venezuelan baseball writer Wilmer Reina. After a week of uncertainty, Vizquel is once again the manager of the Venezuelan team for the World Baseball Classic. The country's federation reaffirmed their support in a release Friday night. On Thursday, a parade of...
Grand Rapids Press Dec 2, 2016
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,...
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...

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