Detroit Tigers Links: Is Ilitch Empire for sale, Steven Moya shines, Daniel Fields viable CF option


In today’s morning links we look at a crazy rumor that originated in Toronto with a Maple Leafs blow-heart pining away for Red Wings’ coach Mike Babcock to take over the much-maligned Toronto franchise. Everyone within the Tigers and Red Wings have said there is no merit to the story. While I would expect them to say just that, it doesn’t seem to be something in the cards, particularly for the Red Wings who just broke ground on a cutting-edge arena near Comerica Park.

Steven Moya continues to shine in Arizona, making it tough for the Tigers to look past him as a strong contender for the starting rightfield spot for 2015.

Finally, we take a look at the forgotten center field prospect who has had a tough couple of seasons, Daniel Fields, who has an incredible uphill battle in the Arizona Fall League to get his name into contention in the centerfield mix for next season.

Rumor: Ilitch Looking To Sell Tigers, Red Wings, Little Caesars – CBS Detroit

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"McGown said, “There are some issues — I’m hearing repeatedly that the Red Wings and the Tigers and Little Caesars are all for sale. The Ilitches are in the process of doing estate planning and have let it be known that somebody could buy the whole kit and kaboodle.“If I know that, I’m quite sure Mike Babcock knows that. I can’t speak to his relationship with the ownership, but maybe he sees a culture change, a seat change happening at a larger level in Detroit.”"

Moya homers, sparks Desert Dogs to win – Robert Emrich,

"The Tigers’ No. 7 prospect went 2-for-4 with a solo homer and three runs scored on Saturday night to lead Glendale to a 9-4 Arizona Fall League triumph over Surprise.The Desert Dogs had a 2-0 lead in the third inning when Moya sent a 1-2 pitch from Mariners right-hander Stephan Landazuri (1-3) over the left-field wall at Camelback Ranch. He also singled and is batting .303 with eight RBIs in eight AFL games.“It feels good,” the 23-year-old outfielder said. “I’m not really not trying to hit home runs, but it still feels good. The first one feels really good.”"

Daniel Fields Could Solve Center Field Problem Of Detroit Tigers – Brad Faber, Rant Sports

"If Fields would have had a better year, there is a good chance that he would be considered a leading candidate to fill one of the biggest holes that the Tigers are looking to address this winter: center field. After Detroit dealt Austin Jackson to the Seattle Mariners at the end of July, the Tigers were forced into making Rajai Davis their regular center fielder. While Davis did a decent job, he is not a natural center fielder and Tigers GM Dave Dombrowski has already indicated that the team will be looking to solidify that position in the offseason."