Detroit Tigers GM Low In The Power Ranking
This season, theScore ranked Avila GM 29th, based on how the Detroit Tigers have fared from their trades of Justin Verlander, J.D. Martinez and Justin Upton.
The Detroit Tigers recenlty hired Ron Gardenhire as their new skipper, and former skipper Jim Leyland is confident in Al Aliva’s hire. MLB.com’s Jason Beck quoted Leyland who said:
"“I just always thought that he’d be a perfect fit for a place like Detroit. I really believe that, and I think you’re going to see that come true.”"
Despite Winter Meetings starting Monday, the Detroit Tigers are already having talks with teams about acquiring second baseman Ian Kinsler from the team. The Detroit Tigers recently signed outfielder Leonys Martin, and John Marlatt of Bless You Boys take a look at what the Tigers are getting in Martin.
If the Detroit Tigers are able to receive a haul of prospects in a potential Kinsler trade, it might help GM Al Avila next season in theScore’s GM Power Rankings.
Around The League
The Los Angeles Angels officially introduced Japanese star Shohei Ohtani, citing a strong connection to the club as a reason why he signed with the team. John Paul Morosi of MLB.com put together a wish list of Winter Meeting trades and Free Agency, who put likely suitors of J.D. Martinez as the Red Sox and Giants.
Ohtani signing with the Angels has been largely overshadowed by the Yankees trading for Giancarlo Stanton, whom Grant Bisbee of SB Nation, argues the Yankees should have done all along.