Detroit Tigers: Replacing Ian Kinsler

Ian Kinsler is gone, and the Detroit Tigers have a void to fill at second base. SB Nation’s Bless You Boys breaks down the possible ways to fill that void.

The Detroit Tigers, reportedly, could have gotten more for Ian Kinsler if they had been patient according to Bless You Boys.

Tim Lincecum is reportedly eyeing an MLB comeback and our own Adam McIntosh thinks that the Detroit Tigers should bring him on to the team. They recently signed Phillipe Aumont to a minor league deal, a similar approach they should take with Lincecum.

Lincecum is even reportedly working towards having a showcase for teams to come watch.

Andy Patton also attempts to predict the bullpen for the 2018 season.  The Detroit Tigers are set to retire the numbers of Jack Morris and Alan Trammell in 2018, and the fans want Sweet Lou’s number to be retired as well.

But the Detroit Tigers say no.

Talk to any Tigers fan about Micheal Fulmer and you’ll probably hear the word “trade” at some point. Jamie Samuelsen of 97.1 The Ticket thinks the Tigers would be fools to trade away Fulmer. The Detroit Free Press also has the state of Detroit Sports according to John Dingell.

Around the League

Carlos Santana has joined the Phillies on a three-year deal worth a reported $60 million. On the signing, Santana had this to say according to Oliver Macklin of MLB.com

“I’m excited,” Santana said. “I know Philly has a lot of younger players, but my decision to sign here was because, Philly, they want me. They believe [in] me.”

The Manny Machado circus is continuing as the Orioles are reportedly taking him off the trading block altogether.

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The Tampa Bay Rays have shipped the most important player in the history of their franchise, Evan Longoria, to the San Fransico Giants for a group of players. Orioles closer Zach Britton will miss 4-6 months of playing time after injuring his Achilles tendon.

Of course, there is always the latest trade rumors and news to read up on at MLB Daily Dish.

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