With four straight division titles to their credit — but no World Series championship since 1984 — the boldness is understandable.
FOX Sports’ Jon Morosi reported on Wednesday night that the Tigers have traded for outfielder Anthony Gose, sending top prospect Devon Travis to Toronto in return.
Detroit Tigers general manager Dave Dombrowski said that the team’s number one priority would be to re-sign Silver Slugger Award-winning designated hitter Victor Martinez.
The Tigers did not announce a decision on catcher Alex Avila’s future, who has had a history of concussion issues stemming from the beatings he takes from foul balls while behind the plate.
With the offseason officially upon us, we say goodbye to the 2014 teams that we loved and hated and to the players on those rosters. I say this because the free agency period begins on Tuesday and there are many, many big-time players and MVP caliber athletes who can make an impact wherever they sign and cause chaos to the team they leave.
Robinson’s death was confirmed Monday by both the Tigers and the Kansas-based Natural Baseball Academy, where he served as a pitching director, coach and instructor.
The 54-year-old Littlefield has spent more than 25 seasons in major league front offices and was an assistant general manager to Dave Dombrowski with the Florida Marlins.
The Ballparks of America project is looking to lure the growing number of youth traveling teams to the two-thirds-scale versions of stadiums including Wrigley Field, Fenway Park, Busch Stadium and Detroit’s former Tiger Stadium.
Baseball is trying to be pure again. And when you consider the final four teams in the MLB postseason, they did a good job. The Giants, Cardinals, Orioles and Royals aren’t considered members of the monetary aristocracy, at least not at the level of the Yankees, Red Sox, and Dodgers.
Robberies, just another reason why baseball is the greatest sport.