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.
Detroit Tigers General Manager Al Avila has openly stated that there is no long-term future for Jose Iglesias in the Motor City. Andy Patton argues that shipping the shortstop to the Padres makes sense for both sides.
SB Nation’s Bless You Boys meanwhile broke down the arbitration case of Jose Iglesias. The Tigers, of course, are looking to sign Iglesias to an arbitration deal this offseason. If they are unable to, it would end a 16-year streak the Detroit Tigers have. That streak involves avoiding arbitration meetings with players.
Tigers prospect Jake Rogers landed on MLB Pipeline’s 2018 All-Defense Team. According to MLB.com’s Jim Callis, when he was drafted in 2016 by the Astros, he was largely considered the best defensive player and Callis quoted one GM as saying:
"“His defense is so slick,” an assistant GM with an American League team said. “He has more of a 55 arm [on the 20-80 scouting scale] but it’s so quick and accurate. He has such a pretty release.”"
Rogers, of course, came to the Tigers via the trade that sent Justin Verlander to Houston. Rogers hit .261 with a .817 OPS, with 18 home runs and 70 RBIs last year in the minors.
MLive.com did a piece on the Detroit Tigers Mt. Rushmore of Tiger greats. Al Kaline and Ty Cobb made the mountain, you can find out filled out the mountain here. Former Detroit Tigers outfielder Curtis Granderson is back in the American League. He signed a 1-year deal with the Blue Jays over the weekend.