2018 Baseball Hall of Fame Ballot: The cases for and against Johnny Damon

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Avila: Iglesias’ days in Detroit likely numbered

Jose Iglesias is one of the last veteran Tigers standing who doesn’t have a long-term contract tempering trade talks. Barring a late offseason surprise, he’ll still be a Tiger when they open the season March 29.

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Tigers unearth a trade gem in Paredes

Arguably the most promising bat of the Tigers’ rebuilding trades last summer pronounced his potential with one incredible August stretch. But there was more to Isaac Paredes ‘ game than his three home runs in two games. Those two efforts for Class A West Michigan at Lake County, coincidentally while Tigers general manager Al Avila was in town to watch the organization’s No. 2 overall prospect Matt Manning, raised Detroit fans’ hopes that they had found a gem in their July deals. Paredes was an 18-year-old shortstop in the Midwest League, and the lesser-known infield prospect in the week-old […]

Tigers sign quartet of Minor Leaguers

DETROIT — The list of remaining Tigers veterans dwindled once more when Ian Kinsler was traded to the Angels last month. It still, however, includes Victor Martinez , who turned 39 on Dec. 23. Barring an unexpected move in the next five weeks, it’ll still include Martinez when the Tigers open Spring Training in mid-February. Martinez ended last season inactive, limited to 435 plate appearances thanks to a pair of incidents with an accelerated heartbeat that required hospitalization before a cardiac ablation procedure in September. His .255 batting average and .697 OPS marked his second-lowest production of any season […]

Avila: V-Mart bounceback ‘a very real possibility’

The list of remaining Tigers veterans dwindled once more when Ian Kinsler was traded to the Angels last month. It still, however, includes Victor Martinez, who turned 39 on Dec. 23. Barring an unexpected move in the next five weeks, it’ll still include Martinez when the Tigers open Spring Training in mid-February.

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