The Winter Meetings are over, but that hasn’t stopped the Michael Fulmer trade rumors, and Detroit Tigers beat writer Jason Beck breaks down the likelihood of a Fulmer trade.
Fulmer is also one of five members of the Detroit Tigers who were named offseason trade targets by MLB Trade Rumors.
Alex Avila might find himself as a member of the Detroit Tigers organization once again if Tony Paul is to be believed. Detroit Sports Nation has more, which you can read here.
The Detroit Tigers are in rebuild mode and shedding as much bankroll as possible. There was a time when they were buying players left and right it seemed like, and the Detroit Free Press has a write-up on their pursuit of J.D. Martinez during the 2015 offseason.
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J.D Martinez, the former Detroit Tigers outfielder, is still looking for a high-value contract. The Boston Red Sox were rumored to be a suitor for Martinez. But, with their acquisition of Mitch Moreland, they may be out of the picture.
Moreland to the Red Sox has an effect on free agent Eric Hosmer as well as J.D Martinez, argues Mark Feinsand of MLB.com
This offseason, teams have focused their bullpen acquisitions on making determinations using Statcast’s advanced metrics, reports David Alder of MLB.com.
Yu Darvish is a free agent and the Chicago Cubs are in need of a starting pitcher, so it’s no surprise that the Cubs met with Darvish. The starting pitcher posted10-12 record and 3.86 ERA in 31 starts for the Rangers and Dodgers last season. He struck out 209 over 186 2/3 innings in addition to his 10-12 record.
If the Orioles are going to trade away Manny Machado, time is not their friend in any potential deal according to MLB.com’s Brittany Ghiroli.
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Finally, the New York Mets are hopeful that Noah Syndergaard will be healthy throughout the 2018 season.