#mariners targets include price, cruz, benoit, corey hart (gm jack z drafted him in milwaukee)
MLB.com "Former managers Tony La Russa, Joe Torre and Bobby Cox have been elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame by a unanimous vote of the Expansion Era committee. La Russa, Torre and Cox rank third, fourth and fifth in managerial victories in Major League history, each winning more than 2,000..." December 09
New York Post "The Yankees know what they lost when Robinson Cano took the Mariners’ $240 million and bolted The Bronx for Seattle. Cano is a premier hitter who plays Gold Glove defense at second base and has a left-handed swing made for Yankee Stadium’s right-field porch. Now, as Yankees general manager..." December 09
Detroit Free Press "Joe Nathan’s first season with the Tigers will be his 20th season in pro baseball. The most soaring moment and most troubling moment in that long journey came less than six months apart. On Oct. 6, 2009, in the AL Central tiebreaker game, Nathan escaped trouble to hold off the Tigers in the..." December 08
#royals will try again to beat yanks on omar infante. should be strong market. also an uphill battle for kc.
Detroit News "Nick Castellanos knew what was brewing. The Prince Fielder trade had set in motion plans that cued Castellanos for job-relocation. Which is why, on Monday of this week, Castellanos had begun taking ground balls daily during drills with his old infield coach, Rudy Pena. But not until new Tigers..." December 06
Miggy will play 1B, Castellanos 3B for #Tigers. It's now official.
Source: NPB clubs indicating they will accept maximum bid structure for posting system, now negotiating w/ MLB where that point would be.
MLBPlayers.com "The executive board of the Major League Baseball Players Association voted unanimously to appoint Tony Clark as the union's next executive director, pending a vote by the general membership, it was announced today during the MLBPA's annual executive board meeting. The general membership will vote..." December 04
Source: Tigers are hot for a left-handed outfield bat; Shin-Soo Choo is their top target.
Source: Nathan deal with #Tigers is in $20M range for two years.
Yankees have made offer to FA infielder Omar Infante, in addition to Drew, Ellsbury, Choo, Beltran, sources tell @Ken_Rosenthal and me.
Michigan Live "The Detroit Tigers made a major trade Monday night. They appear to be on the verge of making a major free-agent signing Tuesday. Free agent closer Joe Nathan will sign a two-year contract with the Detroit Tigers, according to Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com. Ken Rosenthal of Foxsports.com appears..." December 03
Michigan Live "The Detroit Tigers have traded right-hander Doug Fister to the Washington Nationals for three players. The Tigers obtained infielder/outfielder Steve Lombardozzi, relief pitcher Ian Krol and minor-league pitcher Robbie Ray in return for Fister. Lombardozzi is a second baseman/left fielder..." December 03
CBSSports.com "Thus far in the offseason, the Detroit Tigers have made two pretty sizeable trades and one big signing. On one hand, they shed lots of future salary in dealing All-Star first baseman Prince Fielder while getting All-Star second baseman Ian Kinsler back. Then, Monday night, the Tigers traded..." December 03
MLB.com "The free-agent pool got a boost on Monday, with former closers John Axford and Andrew Bailey among the biggest names cut loose ahead of the 11:59 p.m. ET non-tender deadline. Teams had until that time to offer -- or tender -- contracts to arbitration-eligible players. A non-tendered player..." December 03
DD: We thought, for us, it was a move that made sense. It gives us some flexibility to do some other things we wanted to do. #Tigers
#Tigers have reached an agreement on a one-year, $1 million deal with Don Kelly. That should take care of Detroit's nontender dealings.
CBSSports.com "A few weeks ago, talks between Major League Baseball and Nippon Professional Baseball about a new posting system hit a snag. MLB reportedly grew impatient and felt NPB's officials were dragging their feet seeking approval and finalizing the agreement. As a result, MLB amended their..." December 02
Detroit News "Who’s on first? Who’s on third? The Tigers continue to say they’re not yet sure, even in the wake of reports out of Venezuela that Miguel Cabrera has informed ballclub brass he is open to moving back to first. “We are not prepared to answer that question yet,” Dave Dombrowski, Tigers..." December 01
Michigan Live "Carlos Beltran is widely considered to be one of the top outfielders available on the free-agent market this offseason. As such, he's reportedly drawn interest from a handful of teams, including the New York Yankees, Baltimore Orioles and Cincinnati Reds. And now it appears the Detroit..." November 28
Detroit Free Press "With Prince Fielder on the move to Texas, Miguel Cabrera wouldn’t mind moving back across the diamond next season. Cabrera, who played third base for the Detroit Tigers the past two seasons with Fielder at first base, has told the Tigers “I want to play first base,” according to Venezuelan..." November 28
ESPN New York "When the Yankees had their organization meetings, they knew they had to become more versatile. Too many times in 2013, Joe Girardi had to ask a Vernon Wells to play third or a Lyle Overbay to find an outfield glove. They had no Inspector Gadget players, who had an answer for any position that..." November 27
Deadspin.com "Recently, as you may recall, we announced our plan to subvert the annual elections for baseball's Hall of Fame by buying votes from voters. Our idea was to make a mockery and farce of the increasingly solemn and absurd election process, and to take some power from the duly appointed custodians of..." November 27
MLB.com "The induction ceremony for the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, N.Y., next July 28 could have a real Atlanta Braves flavor to it. Former Braves pitchers Greg Maddux and Tom Glavine, each a 300-game winner, head a ballot stacked with superstar newcomers that will be studied by..." November 26
Detroit News "The Tigers are moving toward a possible deal with free-agent bullpen closer Brian Wilson, The Detroit News has learned. A source told The Detroit News that negotiations with the ex-Dodgers and Giants reliever were serious. The source requested anonymity because a deal had not been..." November 26
Foxsports.com "The Yankees landed one big name, so now the expectation is that they will grab others. So, why is the club talking to second-tier free agents such as outfielder Nate McLouth? Because catcher Brian McCann is only one piece, and the rest of the Yankees’ offseason has yet to unfold. It’s..." November 25
St. Louis Post-Dispatch "The Cardinals are close to finalizing a multiyear deal with free-agent shortstop Jhonny Peralta, several sources have confirmed Sunday morning. The club has not commented on the deal. It is team policy to wait until the player passes a physical to acknowledge the deal. The agreement with..." November 24
Detroit News "Some bright baseball guy dropped a bomb, and the trade-rumor meister picked it up and ran amuck with it. It traveled from CBSSports.com to Fox to ESPN – and soon it was splashing all over the Internet. It quickly hit the Detroit media outlets. And there it was the hot topic on sports radio, pro..." November 24
Free agent Jhonny Peralta closing in on a deal with #STLcards, source confirms.
Fort Worth Star-Telegram "Prince Fielder didn’t need too much time to waive his no-trade clause and accept a trade to the Texas Rangers. The five-time All-Star viewed it as an opportunity for a fresh start after last season ended poorly in Detroit with him hitting only .225, and with no home runs or RBIs in the..." November 23
Michigan Live "Rumors flew on Twitter that Robinson Cano, likely the highest-priced free agent on the market this offseason, was in Detroit on Friday. But it seems extremely improbable that the Detroit Tigers would seriously consider signing Cano to a massive long-term deal just days after getting out of a..." November 23
Dallas Morning News "On the phone Thursday, fresh off a quick Bahamas vacation, Prince Fielder sounded mellow, man, about his new digs in Arlington. “I think it’s going to be OK,” he said, then corrected himself. “No, actually I think it’s going to be good. I’m excited about it.” If so, you could barely tell..." November 22
Michigan Live "Jim Leyland joked this morning on MLB Network the Detroit Tigers probably aren't done dealing this offseason. "This is Dave Dombrowski you're talking about," Leyland said. Well, apparently, the Tigers and Dombrowski at least aren't done listening. USA Today's Bob Nightengale is reporting..." November 22
The #Tigers have agreed to terms on a one-year contract with Phil Coke.
Detroit News "Nothing about Prince Fielder has ever been small. Not his power, not his talent, not his body, not his signing as a free agent with the Tigers two years ago. And now, not his departure as a Tiger. The Tigers on Wednesday traded their slugging first baseman to the Rangers and cash..." November 21
Some rival evaluators believe that Shin-Soo Choo will now land in Detroit, to play LF. We'll see.
Michigan Live "Just give the money to Max Scherzer. That probably was the initial reaction of many Detroit Tigers fans upon hearing the news that Prince Fielder, and his monster contract, had been traded Wednesday. In order to acquire second baseman Ian Kinsler and ship Fielder to the Texas Rangers,..." November 21
Detroit Free Press "The Detroit Tigers signed left-handed pitcher Phil Coke to a one-year contract today. Coke had been eligible for arbitration. In 49 games last season, he went 0-5 with a 5.40 ERA and had 30 strikeouts in 38 1/3 innings. He also appeared in six games at Triple-A Toledo and didn’t allow a run..." November 21
MLB.com "The good news for the Tigers is that Joe Nathan is going on national radio professing his love for them. The bad news is that it doesn’t sound like he’s signing a contract anywhere quite yet, or at least for a little while until the Yankees and perhaps some other teams begin making moves. From..." November 19
Joe Nathan told us he likes Tigers,Angels,Yanks are possible fits for him he likes all three situations. Sirius 209 XM 89.
MLB.com "There's an old joke that says all you need to have a long career in baseball is to pitch with your left hand and have a pulse. It's a big-league exaggeration, of course, but the best lefties in the business are right on the pulse of what makes playoff contenders successful. During this..." November 18
Reports out of Venezuela that former SS Omar Vizquel has been hired as #Tigers 1B Coach.