Detroit Tigers Fans: Is there any good news still out there?
Even though the Justin Verlander Cy Young loss stings, don’t forget that Michael Fulmer just won the Rookie of the Year award. And, he won it over Gary Sanchez – a baseball player in New York. New York! Yes, it would have been nice to have two CURRENT Tigers pitchers win major awards. But, the self-appointed baseball gods* (the BBWAA) chose otherwise.
It is important to remember that Michael Fulmer is going to be with the Tigers for a few more years. He is young (still only 23 years old) and he commands the mound like a seasoned veteran. The last Detroit Tigers player to win a ROY was…Justin Verlander. And other than 2014, JV has been nothing short of impressive. Fulmer is expected to be the next JV and many think he will be even better.
It is safe to say that Al Avila will not be trading Michael Fulmer for anyone. He will be back in 2017.
*I’ve been cursing those baseball gods all night.