Detroit Tigers: Nicholas Castellanos Embracing Leadership Role

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.

The Detroit Tigers signed Travis Wood to a minor league deal yesterday. Wood is expected to compete for the fifth man job in the starting rotation. Jordan Zimmerman, who is expected to be in the rotation, is planning for a healthy 2018 with the team.

Shane Greene believes that the closer role is his to lose this season. SB Nation’s Bless You Boys has a running list of everyone that’s been acquired by the Tigers this offseason.

James McCann might be on the move, as the latest hot stove rumor has the Nationals showing interest in him.

With the Detroit Tigers rebuilding, how good is the defense going to be in the 2018 season? Staff writer Austin Green broke down the implications. Double-A Affiliate Erie SeaWolves might be worth a watch as the Tigers go through their rebuild.

Our own Jim Kramer believes that Victor Martinez is the key to a successful 2018 for the Detroit Tigers. Bless You Boys gave a ranking of the top ten catchers in MLB right now, their number one is Buster Posey.

They also ranked the top thirty prospects in the Tigers farm system, and then gave five who just missed the cut. They expect to release their list in the next couple days, but for now they’ve given a breakdown of all their ranking factors.

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You can always check out the MLB Pipeline’s Top 30 prospects for the Detroit Tigers in the meantime. TigerFest has come and gone, with 2018 being a hit for fans, who showed plenty of enthusiasm.

At Tigerfest Nicholas Castellanos expressed that he is ready to take on a leadership role with the team and wants to be a Tiger throughout the entire rebuild process.

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