Tuesdays with Davey: Dombrowski speaks to Detroit Tigers’ media members


Detroit Tigers General Manager Dave Dombrowski spoke to members of the media for the first time since his team’s abrupt departure from the postseason nine days ago.

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Always one to play his cards close to the vest, DD disappointed Tigers’ fans wanting clear and concise answers on who will be coming back and not coming back for 2015.

One person who is coming back is Brad Ausmus. This was announced yesterday and confirmed by Dombrowski today. The team would not comment on pending free agents, if the Tigers will take a run at them or at least extend qualifying offers (and thus receive a draft pick if that player signs with another team) until the conclusion of the World Series.

Perhaps the biggest story was the announcement that Miguel Cabrera was playing with a bone spur in his right ankle for much of the season. While the spur must be removed, it has not been decided if Miggy will undergo surgery for a second consecutive season.

The other big story may have been the seemingly lack of confidence in Max Scherzer remaining a Detroit Tiger.

One interesting item, Dombrowski stated he “did not regret” the Doug Fister trade. Of course he will not admit to that being a mistake, but perhaps he should admit it as work in progress because many fans and media members are still trying to figure out the logic behind that transaction.

We live tweeted the presser on Motor City Bengals’ Twitter page. For those of you who missed it there, the most relevant information is below.

As with any press conference, the topics jumped around. The more interesting press conference will come at the conclusion of the World Series when the future of certain players will finally be announced.