Detroit Tigers Links: Ex-Tigers develop future Tigers, Victor Martinez update


It was a very quiet weekend for not only the Detroit Tigers, but much of baseball. Thus is why we present just two articles from the light news cycle of the weekend.

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As teams are waiting out the time their tendered free agents (like Max Scherzer and Victor Martinez) are going to do (probably everyone in baseball that received this qualifying offer will reject it) there is not much to report.

That should change soon as teams begin to resign their own free agents (paging Dave Dombrowski) and then begin shopping the open options. Then the Hot Stove will officially become red hot.

Our second story looks at how when the Tigers were unsure about Torii Hunter‘s status after the season ended, the team turned their attention to making a solid pitch to keep V-Mart as their DH. Hopefully that will pay off.

Our first story looks at how two ex-Tiger pitchers, Mike Maroth and Mike Henneman, will be counted on to help develop the young arms of the franchise’s future.

Tigers put trust in Maroth, Henneman to develop pitchers – George Sipple, Detroit Free Press

"Maroth, a lefty who pitched for the Tigers from 2002-07, was promoted to Triple-A Toledo from High-A Lakeland. Henneman, who saved 154 games for the Tigers from 1987-1995, moves up to Double-A Erie from Low-A West Michigan."

Detroit Tigers Focused On Victor Martinez, With Torii Hunter In LimboEd Carroll, FanSided

"But the Tigers want to hear from Martinez first, and he could be in line for a raise given his MVP-caliber season in 2014, and Beck notes that Hunter typically prefers to sign early in free agency. Hunter’s first preference is to remain in Detroit, but if the Tigers have to break the bank for Martinez (and possibly Scherzer or other free agents), Hunter could be out of the team’s price range for a stop-gap right fielder."