The Detroit Tigers recently signed C Brayan Pena to a minor league deal, adding more depth and veteran experience behind the plate.
Chris Cotillo was the first to report that the Detroit Tigers were bringing Pena back to the Motor City. As the Detroit Tigers look to rebuild in 2018 and going forward, they’re looking to trade veterans, shed payroll and add low risk veterans like Pena.
Miguel Cabrera has been a name floated out in the Hot Stove Rumor Mill and SB Nation’s Bless You Boys thinks that trading Miggy would be bad. A healthy Miggy, after all, is the key to any lineup in 2018
Another name that has floated around the rumor trade mill is Michael Fulmer and Kurt Mensching thinks that the Fulmer shouldn’t be untouchable but that the team should put a very high price tag on him.
The Detroit Tigers will be looking to Fulmer to lead the pitching staff in 2018, so trading him would come at a cost.
The bullpen will also be reshaping throughout the rebuild by Shane Green is a sure bet to lead the pen in the 2018 season.
Now that the holiday season is over Ron Gardenhire is looking ahead to spring training per Chris McCosky of the Detroit News.
McCosky quoted Gardenhire as saying:
"“I am going to touch base with all them,” he said. “I will leave a message if I have to. I just want them to hear my voice and let them know what I’m after and what I am about. I wanted to wait until after the holidays and the New Year before I started the process.”"
With the offseason well under way, many of the Detroit Tigers prospects have been using winter leagues around the world to improve their play. The team also announced their spring training broadcasts.
If you’re planning on going to Tigerfest this year, new Hall of Famer Alan Tramell will be there per the Detroit News. The past will meet the present this year at Comerica Park as the Detroit Tigers will begin celebrating the 40th Anniversary of the 68 World Series Title.