With four straight division titles to their credit — but no World Series championship since 1984 — the boldness is understandable.
Dombrowski said Friday that Martinez sought him out in the clubhouse late this summer and asked to speak to him privately.
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.
Martinez won his only other Silver Slugger award in 2004, when he shared the honor as the top-hitting catcher in the American League with former Tiger Iván Rodríguez.
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.
It has always seemed unlikely the Tigers would ditch Ausmus following just one season, especially since Detroit won its division again.
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.