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.
In the early MLB forecast for the 2018 season, the Tigers find themselves at the bottom of the barrel. That shouldn’t come as a surprise according to MLive.com.
According to Evan Woodbery of Mlive.com:
"The newspaper’s team of baseball writers and editors predicts that the Tigers will go 63-99 in 2018 — almost identical to last year’s 64-98 record."
Additionally, Baseball Prospectus released their PECOTA projections today, which have the Tigers going 68-94, again the same record as last year.
With the team rebuilding, Kurt Mensching of the Detroit News thinks that the rebuild is vital to three veterans on the team.
The rebuild could happen faster if the Tigers go on a shopping spree in 2018, according to Bless You Boys. BYB also continues there daily release of the Tigers top thirty prospects. Yesterday, at 27 was OF Trey Montgomery, who doesn’t have much ceiling according to BYB.
Today, at number 26 is Reynaldo Rivera. According to BYB, he has boom or bust potential with the Detroit Tigers.
February means that it is Black History Month. To commemorate this we broke down the greatest African-American players in Tigers’ history. Alan Trammell is now part of Cooperstown, and we weaved through his journey to getting there.
Former Tiger Phil Coke is reportedly eyeing a comeback to the majors as a knuckleball pitcher. We look at whether the Tigers should be interested in giving him a shot. Neil Walker is still a free agent, and he might be a viable player for the Tigers to add during the rebuilding, argues Andy Patton.