The Detroit Tigers may have played their last game without their All-Star first baseman Miguel Cabrera. With Miggy’s return, the Tigers will obviously be a much better and deeper lineup, but there will be less playing time for guys like Jefry Marte, Alex Avila, James McCann and maybe even Nick Castellanos.
Even with the Miggy return and the exciting, 7-4, comeback victory over the Kansas City Royals on Wednesday, the Tigers aren’t likely to make a playoff run at this point. So, let’s look towards the future and how the Detroit draft picks are doing in the minor leagues.
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And while looking at the future, could we be see a new manager at the helm for the Tigers next season? Motor City Bengals Staff Writer Steve Mitzel certainly hopes so, but despite the speculation, Brad Ausmus says he isn’t worried about his job.
"Miguel Cabrera is likely to return to the starting lineup Friday in the series opener against the Houston Astros.The Detroit Tigers will clearly be a better team with their two-time Most Valuable Player back in the starting lineup. But his return will have an effect on several players on the roster."
"In addition to the haul the Tigers received in a trio of deadline deals to bolster their minor-league system, Detroit also appears to be getting strong early returns from several of its picks from June’s draft. Though, obviously, it’s still early.On Wednesday, MLB.com’s Jonathan Mayo highlighted 10 draft picks who are off to impressive starts with their major-league organizations, and three — right-handers Beau Burrows and Drew Smith, and lefty Tyler Alexander — belong to the Tigers.Burrows, who already is earning a “bulldog” reputation with the Gulf Coast League team, was the Tigers’ first-round pick, No. 22 overall."
"Detroit Tigers manager Brad Ausmus said today he is not worried about job security.It would seem to be a concern, considering he is working for a new general manager and has seen his team fall five games under .500 after Tuesday’s 6-1 loss to the Royals."