Detroit Tigers: Spring Training is here!

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 have had many great shortstops over the years. MLIve.com ranked the top twenty, and to no surprise, Alan Trammell topped the list.  The full list is worth the read if you have some extra time.

This season there will be a free agent spring training camp. Among a number of former Detroit Tigers unsigned, J.D. Martinez will be in attendance.  Tigers’ pitcher Daniel Stumpf is the clear cut favorite for a lefty role. That doesn’t mean he isn’t hungry for more, writes Anthony Fenech.

Former Tiger Jack Morris was recently inducted into the baseball hall of fame. In touring the baseball shrine, for the first time since his induction, Morris was struck in awe. Today’s also in Valentine’s Day, and Paws just might deliver you flowers.

The Detroit Tigers might stink in 2018, but they’ll still be fun to watch writes Anthony Fenech.  SB Nation’s Bless You Boys continues to countdown the Tigers top prospects. At number 23, RHP Bryan Garcia.

They ranked SS Sergio Alcantara as the Tigers 22nd best prospect. At 21 they have RHP Spencer Turnbull. They also have an early preview of the 2018 MLB draft. Danile Norris is among the pitchers competing for the fifth spot in the starting rotation. According to Jason Beck, he’s eager to prove that he belongs in the starting rotation.

ICYMI, Tigers minor league free agent signee Travis Wood was in a bow-hunting accident recently. He should be all set to pitch in spring training however, as the injury occurred on his non-throwing hand. Reportedly, Wood considered cutting off his finger if it would help him return to the mound faster. That’s dedication.

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Jordan Zimmerman‘s health is a question mark going into the 2018 season. After a back injection, he’s feeling good about the upcoming season, writes Jason Beck.  The Tigers have a new coaching staff and they have plenty of work ahead of them.

It’s the first full season without Justin Verlander, and he’s curious as to whether anyone has his number yet. Baseball is back and the Tigers might be fun to watch this spring.

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