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 first practice of spring training brought new skipper Ron Gardenhire cranking Motown Music. Evan Woodbery writes that Gardy felt the practice wasn’t alive enough. Woodbery also gave the forty best photos from the first day.
His energy sets the tone for Tigers camp according to Lynn Henning. So far Gardy seems to be more involved and vocal with his players than his predeccesor Brad Ausmus. His hands-on approach is more noticeable according to Detroit Sports Nation. Our own Mike Gilpatrick writes that Gardy is the right man to guide the team through the rebuild.
The Deroit Tigers signed catcher Derek Norris to a minor-league deal during the offseason. They gave him a second chance after the Rays released him and MLB suspended him. This suspension came from a credible account of domestic abuse.
Norris was asked questions yesterday about the event and denied they ever took place.
Well, the Detroit Tigers must have addressed the issue before signing him, as should be the case.
Ouch. Not a good look on either end there.
In other news, pitcher Daniel Norris has gotten rid of his trademark beard for the time being. Alex Wilson is competing for a spot in the starting rotation. But you shouldn’t expect the experiment to workout in the long run.
If you worried about how the 2018 season is going to play out. Don’t, Shawn Windsor writes that with no expectations you’ll enjoy the season more. Miguel Cabrera is going through a nasty battle in court as spring training plays out. Nancy Kaffer writes that despite making $30 million a year, Miggy is fine with stiffing his own children.
The Tigers have a rich history, full of great players. Some of those players were born and raised in the Motor City.