Detroit Tigers To Expand The Net Around Comerica Park

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The Detroit Tigers have announced plans to expand the net around Comerica Park in 2018. SB Nation’s Bless You Boys gave an in-depth analysis of the move. However, as beat writer Jason Beck notes, nothing is set in stone as of yet.

The Detroit Tigers are rebuilding this season, but new skipper Ron Gardenhire expects the team to compete regardless. Gardenhire knows that the team is in a rebuild-he even admitted to knowing it when he took the job. Regardless, he still expects his players to go out and battle every game.

ESPN quoted Gardenhire as saying:

“Every ballclub in baseball has been through ups and downs. The one thing that I’ve said all along is: ‘Yes, we’re in a rebuild,’ ” said Ron Gardenhire, Detroit’s new manager. “When I took this job I knew this coming in — we were going to move people, and we’re still maybe not done. But the thing that you have here is a bunch of guys that have been a little battle-tested from last year that are hungry.”

Kacie Hollis, of WXYZ Detroit, thinks that even know 2018 is a rebuild year-it’ll be a fun year in Detroit.  Detroit Tigers ace Michael Fulmer is looking forward to the challenges that the 2018 season will bring the team.

Even with the rebuild, the Detroit Tigers have had a busy offseason. You can see everyone they’ve acquired this offseason here.

The Detroit Tigers unveiled a new look yesterday, and the team is already embracing the new look.  With the new look, however, the Detroit Free Press poses the question: what’s the point of Changing the Olde English D?

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The Winter Caravan is well underway and you can see all of the highlights from day one over at Bless You Boys. Tigers prospect Matt Manning is looking forward to spending 2018 in Lakeland.

TigerFest is Saturday, and single-game tickets go on sale Saturday as well.  Detroit Tigers legend Jack Morris was recently inducted into the baseball hall of fame. His resume shows that the move was well overdue for the Tiger great.

Writer Andy Patton previewed the prize return in the J.D. Martinez trade, infielder Dawel Lugo.

Yesterday, Chris McCosky, of the Detroit News reported that reliever Alex Wilson is getting a chance to compete for a five-man spot in the starting rotation.