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Detroit Tigers: New Year New Resolutions

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DETROIT - OCTOBER 14: A likeness of a tiger is seen on the top of the scoreboard during Game Four of the American League Championship Series between the Detroit Tigers and the Oakland Athletics October 14, 2006 at Comerica Park in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
DETROIT - OCTOBER 14: A likeness of a tiger is seen on the top of the scoreboard during Game Four of the American League Championship Series between the Detroit Tigers and the Oakland Athletics October 14, 2006 at Comerica Park in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images) /
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There are just 36 days left until pitchers and catchers report and here’s the latest on the Detroit Tigers organization.

The Detroit Tigers recently announced report dates for players and their full spring training schedule, which you can read here.

As we head into the new year, Andy Patton has four under the radar prospects to keep an eye on. Of course, a new year means, new storylines to keep an eye on.

With Andrew Romine gone, the Tigers have a competition brewing for the infield utility role. This isn’t the only role up in the air at the moment, as Andy Patton tried to predict the 2018 outfield.

With Ian Kinsler gone, we took a look at the Top-10 second baseman in franchise history. Another Tiger who won’t have a long-term future with the team is SS Jose Iglesias as indicated by GM Al Avila on 97.1 the Ticket earlier this week.

Our weekly prospect report came out, and this week is Detroit Tigers minor leaguer, Jake Rogers.

Baseball America released their top ten prospects for the 2018 Detroit Tigers, placing RHP Franklin Perez at number one.

Bless You Boys also argues that the declining Victor Martinez could have a positive year for the team. Al Avila certainly agrees with that sentiment. Jason Beck of MLB.com quoted Avila as saying:

"“I think it’s a whole lot better [to wait and see] knowing that he’s actually working hard right now. [Tigers medical director] Kevin [Rand] has been in touch with him and has kept me informed. [Martinez] is working, he’s making progress, he feels good. He hasn’t had any heart issues, and he wants to come back and actually play and be part of it. So he’s into it."

Beck also thinks that the team unearthed a hidden gem in shortstop Issac Padres.

Next: Prospect Report: Jake Rogers

The team has had several prospects playing well throughout their respective winter leagues. SB Nation’s Bless You Boys thinks that the Detroit Tigers should be aggressive with prospect Alex Faedo.

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