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Detroit Tigers News: Spring training is now fully underway As the Tigers’ full squad workouts get underway, we take a look at the players folks are talking about this week.
Why the Detroit Tigers should try to sign veteran free agent Josh Harrison DETROIT - Free agency is always the talk of the MLB offseason, but this year, it's been for all the wrong reasons. Players are angry that many of the game's top available free agents remain unsigned as teams report to spring training. The headliners are Bryce Harper and Manny Machado, but there are dozens of others still searching for jobs, too.
Follow Detroit Tigers Spring Training coverage with Brad Galli The Detroit Tigers begin their first full-squad workouts on Monday in Lakeland, Fla., and 7 Action News is your home for Spring Training coverage throughout the week. Brad Galli is in Lakeland as the team begins workouts and will have coverage this week with interviews, video, photos and much more.
Toes in the Water: A history of the Detroit Tigers and Free Agency This offseason the free agent market has been as slow as a Rusty Staub standup double. Most of the top free agents are still unsigned, you'd think the old Detroit boss Jim Campbell was holding the purse strings. Campbell was so cheap that instead of bringing his wife flowers, he used to bring her seeds.
Reason for optimism for each MLB team On this opening week of Spring Training, all 30 Major League teams have one thing in common: optimism. You've read a lot about teams being all-in for 2019 and also about some teams rebuilding. Here's what's also true: When players and coaches get to work in Florida and Arizona, optimism is infectious.
Detroit Tigers' Castellanos not letting trade rumor stop him - After spending his offseason in trade rumors, working out in his garage and stating his preference to be traded by the start of spring training, Nicholas Castellanos returned to Tiger Town on Sunday morning, sipping a coffee while holding court with reporters.
Gordon Beckham joins Tigers in spring camp Gordon Beckham acknowledged the obvious as he donned the Tigers' Spring Training gear at Joker Marchant Stadium. "It's funny how you go different places," the former White Sox second baseman said Sunday morning. "It's a weird feeling to be in this clubhouse, back in the Central." :: Spring Training coverage presented by Camping World ::.
The Tigers 2019 Payroll Is Indefensible The Tigers opened Spring Training last week in Lakeland without having done much to improve on their 2018 campaign. This offseason they signed Matt Moore, Tyson Ross, Jordy Mercer, and the standard contingent of minor league free agents.
Nicholas Castellanos nonplussed to start camp Nicholas Castellanos pulled into Tigertown on Sunday morning like he has around this time each winter for years, filed his gear into his usual locker just inside the doorway to the Joker Marchant Stadium clubhouse, said hello to teammates, headed for the training room, then greeted reporters as he made his way back to his locker.
Detroit Tigers' Casey Mize thriving at spring training. Here's why He has heard the narrative building around Tiger Town, the Detroit Tigers' spring training home, about how he's the first one at the complex every morning. A reporter asks if it's meant to set a tone for the rest of the team, and he just wants to be honest.
2019 BYB Tigers Prospect #7: RHP Beau Burrows could reach the majors this season After striking out nearly a batter per inning in Double-A Erie, 22-year-old Burrows may make it to The Show this year.
Jeimer Candelario ready to play at camp The trail of red clay led from the batting cages across the street down the sidewalk to the clubhouse doors. It continued inside down the hallway, little clumps every few feet until it stopped near Jeimer Candelario's locker. It was the most telling sign that the Tigers third baseman reported to camp on Saturday.
Tigers using technology at Spring Training Daniel Norris came to Spring Training expecting plenty of eyes on him as he made his pitch for a rotation spot. As he threw his bullpen session Saturday morning, most of those eyes were electronic. :: Spring Training coverage presented by Camping World ::.
MLB Pitching Rotations: Putting the 2013 Detroit Tigers up against the best The Detroit Tigers may not be serious contenders for the playoffs in the upcoming season. But, this wasn't always the case. At one point in this decade, th…
Detroit Pistons' Blake Griffin may do something Magic didn't Blake Griffin will represent the Detroit Pistons in Sunday's All-Star Game in Charlotte, N.C. Griffin has undergone a renaissance in his first full season with the Pistons, after joining the team in January 2018. In 54 games this season, Griffin is averaging 26.3 points, 8.1 rebounds and 5.4 assists.
Detroit Tigers' Zac Houston stands out with 'funky' delivery When he tries, he just keeps coming back to "weird" and "funky" and "it's just a lot." Houston, a big, right-handed reliever known for piling up strikeouts, says the delivery has always been his modus operandi. "Big and weird," he said. "I don't know where it came from.
The Connection IV fundraiser to be held February 16th in Detroit DETROIT - "The Connection" is a night of art, music, and fellowship that highlights the many talents of local Detroit artists. The event will be held from 6 p.m. - 9 p.m. on February 16th, at the Yellow Tigers Karate School in Detroit Musicians will perform live as artists display pieces of their work throughout the evening.
Detroit Tigers: Time for Miguel Cabrera to become full-time DH? Miguel Cabrera has been a great first baseman for the Detroit Tigers, but as age creeps up on him, it is time for a move to DH.
Norris trying to fight his way into Tigers' rotation The length of Norris' pitching stride, which was down to about 5 feet when he was trying to compensate for the groin pain last year, is back to 6 feet during his bullpen sessions, and Norris said his fastball is back up to 90 mph. "Now it's just about staying healthy and staying on the field," Gardenhire said.
Joe Jimenez recharged at Tigers spring camp Joe Jimenez spent most of last winter working out at the Tigers' Spring Training facility to get in shape for 2018.
2019 BYB Tigers prospect #8: C Jake Rogers is the best defender on the farm Rogers will be one of the best defensive backstops in the game the instant he hits the majors.
Detroit Tigers observations: Daz Cameron's a stud - It's way too early to make any knee-jerk reactions or grand proclamations about a player's season. "Way too early for any of that," Detroit Tigers manager Ron Gardenhire said.
Tigers beat Fulmer in final arbitration case of '19 The Detroit Tigers beat pitcher Michael Fulmer on Friday in the final salary arbitration case this year, leaving players with a 6-4 final record in decisions. Fulmer was awarded a raise from $575,200 to $2.8 million by Matt Goldberg, Robert Herzog and Elizabeth Neumeier, who heard the case Wednesday.
Detroit Tigers win arbitration case against Michael Fulmer - The Detroit Tigers have won their salary arbitration case against Michael Fulmer. According to multiple people with knowledge of the situation, an arbitration panel sided with the team's $2.8 million salary figure for 2019 over Fulmer's $3.4 million asking price.
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