Tigers ready to make moves at Winter Meetings

Ian Kinsler crushes a two-run home run to left field, cutting the Tigers’ deficit to 10-4 in the bottom of the 9th inning DETROIT — The Tigers have a vision for the future as they prepare for next week’s Winter Meetings at Walt Disney World. It has nothing to do with anything on exhibit at Epcot. As last summer’s trades showed, the rebuild is on — and the dealing is far from complete as they work the lobby and hallways of Disney’s Swan and Dolphin Resort. With a prime trade candidate in Ian Kinsler and several other experienced players […]

Inbox: Would Detroit consider dealing Fulmer?

Michael Fulmer followed up on his Rookie of the Year campaign with an All-Star caliber season. Watch some of his best moments from 2017! DETROIT — With the Thanksgiving season well in the past, it’s time to take care of the leftovers in the Tigers Inbox before the Winter Meetings render them old and smelly. In this edition, we’ll look at questions about the rebuild, which players might be on the move and make a cross-sport comparison. Is a Fulmer trade possible if tigers are rebuilding seems like trading him makes alot of sense can get lots of prospects […]

MLB Hot Stove: Top offseason trade candidates not named Giancarlo Stanton

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Should the Mets trade for Ian Kinsler?

The Mets had preliminary trade talks with the Detroit Tigers regarding second baseman Ian Kinsler , MLB Network’s Jon Morosi reported late Monday . According to the NY Post’s Mike Puma, while the Mets have discussed acquiring Kinsler, they are also considering other options in their effort to acquire a second baseman . The Tigers have reportedly also been in talks to send Kinsler to the Angels. Morosi’s report could mean the Mets have a fair and open shot at Kinsler. But, it could also mean talks between the Angels and Tigers have stalled and, by leaking Alderson’s interest […]

Tigers add prospect Gerber, sign Carpenter

Grayson Greiner hammers a double to left field, scoring Zack Cox to tie the game at 4 in the 8th inning DETROIT — The Tigers spent much of the offseason so far clearing out space on their 40-man roster. Monday was the day for them to stock it up again, adding prospects to protect from the Rule 5 Draft ahead of an 8 p.m. ET deadline. The club purchased the contracts of catcher Grayson Greiner, shortstop Sergio Alcantara , outfielder Mike Gerber, left-hander Gregory Soto and right-handers Gerson Moreno, Spencer Turnbull and Eduardo Jimenez. The Tigers also signed free-agent […]

Omar Vizquel will reportedly be a minor league manager for White Sox in 2018

According to a Sunday report, former Omar Vizquel will be named the manager of the Winston-Salem Dash, a Class-A affiliate of the White Sox. Former White Sox shortstop Omar Vizquel is reportedly about to become current White Sox minor league manager Omar Vizquel. According to a Sunday report, Vizquel will be the manager of the Winston-Salem Dash in 2018. Omar Vizquel será en 2018 el manager de @WSDashBaseball , la sucursal de @whitesox en la Liga de Carolina, un circuito clase A avanzada. Es la primera vez que una organización de @MLB lo contrata para dirigir. #MiLB — Efraín […]

Mientkiewicz named Tigers’ Triple-A skipper

Doug Mientkiewicz guided the Twins’ Class A Advanced team to the Florida State League postseason this year. (Joshua Tjiong/MiLB) DETROIT — The Tigers are turning to a Toledo native and a Ron Gardenhire product to manage their Triple-A squad in the Glass City. Doug Mientkiewicz, who roughed up Tigers pitching as a Twins first baseman as part of a 12-year Major League career, is the new manager of the Mud Hens. The hire was officially announced on Thursday, completing a round of Minor League managerial moves that began last week. Andrew Graham will manage Double-A Erie after a year […]

Avila expects Miggy’s new routine to pay off

MLB.com Tigers reporter Jason Beck believes Miguel Cabrera can bounce back in 2018 after struggling with a back injury in 2017 Before Miguel Cabrera , there was Ivan Rodriguez. Before Rodriguez, there was Vladimir Guerrero. Though Guerrero never played for the Tigers, he’s the player that general manager Al Avila keeps citing when talking about Cabrera’s back issues and their potential impact on his career. Guerrero spent time on the disabled list with a herniated disc in his back as a 28-year-old in 2003 before playing eight more years. The Tigers, with Avila then as assistant GM, tried to […]

Tigers eye rebound candidates on market

Tigers GM Al Avila joins the broadcast to discuss trading his son, Alex Avila, in the trade for Jeimer Candelario and Isaac Paredes DETROIT — The Tigers signed one Major League free agent last offseason. That signing, Alex Avila , became a trade commodity by midseason and helped the Tigers pluck an extra prospect from the Cubs in the Justin Wilson trade. As the Tigers head into another Hot Stove season, expect a similar approach on the free-agent market. The days of Detroit signing megastars to long-term deals are over, for the foreseeable future. As the Tigers embark on […]

Angels, Upton agree to five-year contract

The Los Angeles Angels have agreed terms with four-time MLB All-Star Justin Upton on a five-year contract, reportedly worth $106million. The Los Angeles Angels answered arguably their biggest offseason question on Thursday, announcing that they had agreed to terms with four-time MLB All-Star Justin Upton on a five-year contract. Upton’s new deal is through to 2022, with the slugging outfielder reportedly set to earn $106million, while it includes a full no-trade clause. Acquired from the Detroit Tigers just hours before the August 31 waiver trade deadline, Upton had until three days after the World Series to decide if he […]