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Cameron Maybin and Todd Jones set to join Tigers’ broadcast booth

Cameron Maybin and Todd Jones set to join Tigers’ broadcast booth

The former teammates will also share airtime with Craig Monroe. For fans who have become accustomed to the current Bally Sports broadcast booth during Tigers games the last few years: prepare yourselves, because changes are coming. It was already previously announced that Matt Shepard would continue in his role as the primary play-by-play announcer, but the color commentary that had been split between former players Kirk Gibson and Jack Morris would shift direction for the 2023 season. While Gibson hasn’t been replaced, his airtime has been reduced over the past seasons as he...
Jan 30, 2023
Detroit Tigers announce their non-roster spring training invites

Detroit Tigers announce their non-roster spring training invites

Photo by Mark Cunningham/MLB Photos via Prospects Colt Keith, Justyn-Henry Malloy, and Dillon Dingler will be the featured attractions out of this group. With pitchers and catchers due to report in just over two weeks, the Detroit Tigers released their non-roster invite list for spring training on Monday. The list is largely comprised of the many minor league signings President Scott Harris has added to the fold this offseason. However, there are a few of the clubs top prospects who will also get a chance to show their stuff in camp. The three big names are third base...
Jan 30, 2023
Detroit Tigers Monday links: Bally Sports is in trouble

Detroit Tigers Monday links: Bally Sports is in trouble

Photo by Gregory Shamus/ Matt Manning is working on his mechanics, while MLB Pipeline releases their top 100 prospect list. A year after the entire offseason was spoiled by the business side of the game, a host of teams are once again facing major issues that have nothing to do with the product on the field. Diamond Sports Group LLC, operator of the Bally Sports regional networks, including in Detroit, has announced that they’re heading toward an $8.6 billion debt restructuring. The Sinclair owned company is reportedly set to stop paying interest on their debt within...
Jan 25, 2023
Tigers sign infielder Cesar Hernandez to minor league deal

Tigers sign infielder Cesar Hernandez to minor league deal

Photo by Mitchell Layton/ The long-time MLB infielder could earn $1.5 million if he makes the major league roster. The top of the Detroit Tigers roster isn’t impressing anyone, but Scott Harris is definitely building in a solid floor with all the minor league depth he’s built into the roster this offseason. On Wednesday, Jon Heyman of the NY Post reported that the Tigers have signed veteran infielder César Hernández to a minor league contract. The deal comes with an invite to spring training and is reportedly worth $1.5 million plus incentives should Hernández...
Jan 17, 2023
Projecting the 2023 Detroit Tigers after the Gregory Soto trade

Projecting the 2023 Detroit Tigers after the Gregory Soto trade

Orlando Ramirez-USA TODAY Sports Scott Harris probably still has small moves to make, but Steamer projections say this is probably a 73-74 win club in 2023. The 2022-2023 offseason isn’t over yet, but at this point it’s hard to believe the Detroit Tigers will make any more notable moves. There are still players available who could help this team, and it may be that new President Scott Harris simply doesn’t want to make any promises after a lukewarm response to his first offseason from the fanbase. No matter what they might do to tweak the position player options...
Jan 15, 2023
Tigers linked to four prospects heading into International Signing Day

Tigers linked to four prospects heading into International Signing Day

Photo by Joe Robbins/Icon Sportswire via The club is linked to three of Baseball America’s top 40 international free agents. The lack of international free agent talent developed by the Detroit Tigers over the last decade or more remains one of the least talked about of their major organizational flaws. Sunday, the club will announce their new class of teenaged prospects on International Signing Day, but new President of Baseball Operations Scott Harris and his rebuilt front office may not have much impact on the matter this year. Most of the agreements for the top...
Jan 13, 2023
Matt Vierling could become a real weapon for the Tigers

Matt Vierling could become a real weapon for the Tigers

Photo by Duane Burleson/ Scott Harris got a player to fill the role he needed, but managed to land substantial upside in the deal as well. As we learn growing up, sometimes things that are good for you don’t necessarily thrill in the moment. Last Saturday’s trade of Gregory Soto to the Philadelphia Phillies may feel like the equivalent of the Detroit Tigers making sure to eat their broccoli. We may have hoped for a shiny new prospect in return for Soto, but Scott Harris filled two needs with this deal, and managed to obtain relatively young players with significant...
Jan 11, 2023
Tigers announce major changes to Comerica Park’s dimensions

Tigers announce major changes to Comerica Park’s dimensions

Photo by Mark Cunningham/MLB Photos via The much maligned center field wall is coming in a bit, among other changes. Every since the park opened in 2000, Comerica Park’s outfield dimensions have been a controversial subject. While the initial intent was to keep some of the spirit of Tiger Stadium alive, the distances to left field and right field were initially far more spacious than Tiger Stadium. They were moved in to pinch the corners in 2003, producing a field closer to the old park’s shape if not quite as deep in center field. There have been numerous other...
Jan 10, 2023
Tigers sign left-handed reliever Chasen Shreve to minor league deal

Tigers sign left-handed reliever Chasen Shreve to minor league deal

Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports Detroit adds the soft-tossing veteren to provide left-handed depth to a bullpen that needs plenty more help. In the wake of Saturday’s trade of Gregory Soto, Scott Harris was asked how he would address a bullpen suddenly lacking in left-handed pitching depth. With the departures of Andrew Chafin and Soto, swingman Tyler Alexander suddenly represents the only major league proven left-handed option. A formerly strong bullpen has now lost four of its top relievers in the past year. Harris answered with a message hinting at an...
Jan 7, 2023
Tigers trade Gregory Soto to Philadelphia for a package of role players

Tigers trade Gregory Soto to Philadelphia for a package of role players

Matt Marton-USA TODAY Sports Scott Harris didn’t move the needle in a big way, but the Tigers position player group has a lot more options to work with. The Detroit Tigers have made another trade. Saturday afternoon, Jon Morosi of FOX Sports reported that the Tigers and Dave Dombrowski’s Philadelphia Phillies have agreed on a deal that sends left-handed reliever Gregory Soto to Philly along with utilityman Kody Clemens for a package of three position players. The finalization of the deal is pending medical reviews per Morosi, but appears in agreement otherwise. From...
Jan 5, 2023
Tigers hire Anthony Iapoce to manage the Toledo Mud Hens, per report

Tigers hire Anthony Iapoce to manage the Toledo Mud Hens, per report

Rick Scuteri-USA TODAY Sports Lloyd McClendon will not return for the 2023 season. The Detroit Tigers appear to have finished sorting out their managerial staff for the club’s minor league affiliates. Evan Petzold of the Detroit Free Press reported on Thursday that they’ve hired long-time MLB hitting coach, Anthony Iapoce to replace Lloyd McClendon and helm the Triple-A Toledo Mud Hens for the 2023 season. The move has not yet been confirmed by the Tigers, but per Petzold the agreement has been in place for almost a month now. The 49-year-old Iapoce has a long...
Jan 4, 2023
A historically bad offense is still in rough shape

A historically bad offense is still in rough shape

Ryan Garza / USA TODAY NETWORK The lineup arguably looks even worse for 2023 as we reset the board for the offseason’s second half. The 2022 Detroit Tigers offense was terrible, but you know that already. They were at the bottom of the league in most offensive categories and even historically bad in a few key stats. A club that was looking to build off their relative success in 2021 and position themselves for future contention finished nearly 20 games worse in 2022. Such miserable results ultimately led to sweeping changes in the Tiger’s front office. When the new...
Jan 3, 2023
A bounce back season from Kervin Castro could boost a needy Tigers’ bullpen

A bounce back season from Kervin Castro could boost a needy Tigers’ bullpen

John Hefti-USA TODAY Sports With three of their top relievers gone, the bullpen needs reinforcements. A rebound season from Castro would help. One of the first things we learned about Scott Harris, was to expect ravenous sampling from the waiver wire and minor league free agent pool. So far, that characteristic has been the most obvious expression of the new Detroit Tigers front office’s approach to roster building through a quiet first offseason to date. Just in the past two weeks they’ve picked up Zach Logue and catcher Marco Feliciano, released Bligh Madris, who...