Detroit Tigers: Castellanos Ahead of Iglesias On The Trading Block

Here at the Corner, we round up Detroit Tigers news and rumors around the Tigers blogosphere so that you don’t spend hours surfing the web searching.

First up is our weekly “Future Friday series. This week, our newest contributor Gabriel Masek profiles Alex Faedo. Faedo was the Tigers’ number one draft pick in the 2017 draft. Masek takes a look at well Faedo performed in college. He also breaks down what that’ll turn into for the Detroit Tigers franchise in the future.

As the Detroit Tigers ship away veteran players, they acquire more and more quality prospects.  In turn, this will bring better seasons for the Tigers farm system, according to Lynn Henning, of the Detroit News.

Per Henning, the MudHens haven’t had a winning season since 2009. While Erie has only had one winning season in the past seven seasons. As Henning points out, the lone exception has the been Single-A Grand Rapids Whitecaps. The Whitecaps have posted winning seasons in eleven of the last thirteen seasons.

The Detroit Tigers avoided arbitration with Nicholas Castellanos, Alex Wilson, and Shane Greene. They gave Castellanos a one-year deal valued at $6.05 million. A $1.925 million deal with Alex Wilson and a $1.95 million deal with Shane Greene.

Despite giving Castellanos a one-year deal, the Detroit Free Press is reporting that the Tigers right-fielder and third baseman has the top spot on the trading block.  Ian Kinsler, whom the Tigers traded away during the Winter Meetings, gave a Q&A with the Athletic.

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In the Q&A, Kinsler talked about his time in the Motor City,  you need a subscription to read the full article, which can be read here. Detroit’s Annual Baseball dinner is coming up soon, and you can meet GM Al Avila as well as the new skipper Ron Gardenhire. The Detroit Free Press has more here if you’re interested.