Detroit Tigers: Former Tiger Van Hekken Still Wants To Pitch

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 prospect Derek Hill is the Tigers third best prospect. At least that’s according to ESPN’s Keith Law and Bless You Boys thinks that he’s going out on a limb there. We’d have to agree with that one.

BYB continues their daily rankings of the Detroit Tigers top thirty prospects. Today, at number 28, is SS Jose King.

The Tigers new pitching coach, Chris Bosio, is already putting in hard work to start the season. It’s making a solid impression with the team as well. Tigers beat writer Jason Beck quoted Matt Boyd as saying:

“He already had drills that I could work on in December that I implemented into my throwing program that really helped me out,” Boyd recalled last week. “He really knew me in and out as a pitcher.”

Boyd went on to say the follow about the due diligence of Bosio:

… It was really impressive.”

Michigan native and former Tiger Andy Van Hekken still wants to pitch.  According to Anthony Fenech of the Detroit Free Press. Hekken is 38 and coming off six seasons pitching in Korea. Fenech points out that Van Hekken posted a 3.56 ERA with a 73-42 record during his stint overseas. Van Hekken debuted for the Tigers in 2002, pitched in five games and never making it back to the bigs.

Miguel Cabrera‘s paternity suit is getting ugly according to the Detroit Free Press.  His former mistress wants more money from the Tigers first baseman. She claims that the $12,000/month that Miggy is giving her isn’t enough.

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Our newest staff writer, Mike Gilpatrick gives a preview of the 2018 batting lineup. It’s one that’ll be without Ian Kinsler, J.D Martinez, and Justin Upton. The Detroit Tigers still have bullpen issue and sorting it out is going to be tough according to the Detroit News.

Finally, Austin Green poses the question-should the Detroit Tigers get an alternate uniform? The Olde English D is iconic enough, but does that mean we shouldn’t change?

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