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Rob Rogacki / Bless You Boys 9 hours ago
Rangers trade for Corey Kluber, per report

Rangers trade for Corey Kluber, per report

Photo by Mark Brown/ Kluber’s long reign over the AL Central (and the Tigers, in particular) appears to be over. For years, Corey Kluber has mercilessly dominated the Detroit Tigers. Though he may still continue to do so, it will not happen as often going forward. According to a report from ESPN’s Jeff Passan, the Texas Rangers are finalizing a deal to acquire Kluber. The Rangers, who were among the finalists for third baseman Anthony Rendon, have been looking to make a splash this winter. They have already dealt outfielder Nomar Mazara to the Chicago White Sox, and will be opening a...
Bless You Boys 12 hours ago
Don’t take the Austin Romine signing in isolation

Don’t take the Austin Romine signing in isolation

Photo by Cole Burston/ An underwhelming move at catcher is okay if the Tigers actually follow through on their promises elsewhere. Detroit Tigers general manager Al Avila didn’t make many promises in his public comments during MLB’s Winter Meetings this week, but his tone was decidedly different from the past two offseasons. According to Avila, the Tigers are done stripping the roster down at this point and prepared to start building something. He and manager Ron Gardenhire are both emphasizing the point that the Tigers intend to put a better team on the field than the woeful units...
Detroit Free Press 15 hours ago
New Detroit Tigers catcher Austin Romine relishes chance to start after years as a backup

New Detroit Tigers catcher Austin Romine relishes chance to start after years as a backup

Austin Romine had no idea what to expect in free agency, before signing with the Detroit Tigers        
Bless You Boys Dec 14, 2019
Free agent target: 2B Yolmer Sanchez

Free agent target: 2B Yolmer Sanchez

Photo by Ron Vesely/MLB Photos via The Tigers could use a middle infielder who plays plus defense. Sánchez could fill that hole. In a season full of disappointments, one of the more glaring voids on the 2019 Detroit Tigers roster was the lack of a capable everyday second baseman. That role was first handed to Josh Harrison, but injury and poor performance sent the Tigers falling back on their lack of depth. There still isn’t an in-house answer the team can turn to in 2020 and they are unlikely make a big splash on the trade market. This leaves free agency to find a capable player at...
Call to the Pen Dec 14, 2019

Detroit Tigers: Should Team Consider Signing Travis Shaw?

The Detroit Tigers could use some help at the corner infield positions. Might free agent infielder and former Milwaukee Brewer Travis Shaw be a fit? Going into the 2020 season, the Detroit Tigers appear to have some uncertainty at both third base as well as third base. Jeimer Candelario, who began the 2019 season as […] Detroit Tigers: Should Team Consider Signing Travis Shaw? - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More