Detroit Tigers: Pitchers and Catchers Report Tomorrow

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 first-round draft pick, Alex Faedo has never pitched in pro ball. He’s not letting that deter him from making the most of spring training, writes Evan Woodbery. As Chris McCosky writes, Faedo is grateful not in awe of the invite.

The Tigers are starting the rebuild, and this year might be as rough as last year. If you ask the writers over at Athlon, the Tigers are going to be terrible. Their analysis seems a bit pessimistic given all things considered.

With spring training beginning the Tigers tweeted out the following video:

Tigers relief pitcher Alex Wilson is competing for a spot in the starting rotation this spring. Wilson believes he has an edge over the competition, writes Anthony Fenech.

Fenech quoted Wilson as saying:

“I saw the direction of the team the final few weeks and figured I’d give it a shot,” he said. “As a starter, it’s kind of the same as it’s always been. I can’t change who I am.”

The Tigers are set to start games in Joker Merchant Stadium in the coming weeks. They’ve been playing at Joker Merchant for 66 years and in Lakeland for more than 75 years. They open exhibition play a week from Thursday against Florida Southern.

ML.ive.com has the full spring training schedule, TV times and ticket info for you to view. The Ron Gardenhire era is set to begin tomorrow. Gardenhire plans to emphasize good fundamentals and a winning mentality, according to Jason Beck.

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Even with the many in the outside world less optimistic about the Tigers in 2018, Gardenhire vows that the team is going to compete. Positional players report February 19, but Miguel Cabrera is back in court dealing with his child-support case.

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