Detroit Tigers Links: Steven Moya, Dynamic Ticket Pricing, Venezuelan Support


Sep 24, 2013; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Detroit Tigers relief pitcher Bruce Rondon (43) delivers a pitch in the eighth inning against the Minnesota Twins at Target Field. The Tigers won 4-2. Mandatory Credit: Jesse Johnson-USA TODAY Sports

Better know a Tiger: Steven Moya – John A McGeehan – Bless You Boys

"He is a big left-handed hitter, listed at 6’6″ and 230 pounds. The numbers reflect his size. When he connects it may be a moon shot, hence a high slugging percentage. But his strike zone is huge, and he rarely walks. The stolen bases show a little speed, but by no means is he a burner."

Moya is an interesting name to watch — hopefully he can put everything together — but he’s had trouble staying on the field and, as McGeehan points out, has significant holes in his game despite the massive power potential.

Tigers ticket costs will constantly fluctuate; here’s where prices start – Tony Paul – Detroit News

"Taking a page from the airline and hotel industries, among many others, the Tigers in 2014 will introduce dynamic ticket pricing. That means the face value for tickets will regularly fluctuate based on the demand of each game."

Many fans end up paying more than face value for big games through secondary marketplaces like StubHub anyway. Dynamic pricing could help some of this money go to the team, not a third party. We’ll see how it goes.

Tigers players, coaches from Venezuela show support for those in their country – Chris Iott – Mlive

"Tigers infielder Hernan Perez said his family lives in Maracay, which is about 80 miles west of Caracas, where many of the protests have been. He said he wanted to show support for the protesters and that baseball players are helping spread the word about what is truly going on in Venezuela to those currently living there."

A reminder that we have it very, very good here in the US. Pray that peace and freedom returns to Venezuela.

Tigers’ bullpen full of unknowns as exhibition season nears – John Lowe – Free Press

"It’s conceivable Rondon could be anything from the eighth-inning set-up man to someone who doesn’t make the team. In the exhibition season that opens Wednesday, the hard-throwing right-hander has to show he has recovered from his elbow woes of late last season and that he can pitch with more consistency than he did last year in spring training, when he went from hoped-for closer to final-week cut."

Sounds like they’re hoping Bruce Rondon can handle the eighth inning and Joba Chamberlain the seventh, but yeah, we’re going to need to see how all of these guys perform.