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 Hall of Famer Alan Trammell visited Cooperstown on Thursday. The stop was part of the induction process into the Hall of Fame, writes Carlos Monarrez.
A former Tigers prospect is in the news following the release of a video of him beating his ex-fiancee.
Former Detroit Tigers ace Justin Verlander didn’t mince words about the video:
"“(Middle finger) you man. I hope the rest of your life without baseball is horrible,” Verlander wrote. “You deserve all that is coming your way!”"
Mike Fiers once again struggled in a spring training outing this week. Anthony Fenech, of the Detroit Free Press, asks if his starting rotation spot in jeopardy. Fiers lamented about the slow start, according to beat writer Chris McCosky. He gave up five earned runs in the loss yesterday.
More on Fiers, as Evan Woodbery, of MLive, writes that the Tigers’ patience is wearing thin on Fiers. The team still trusts Fiers though, according to Dick Scanlon of MLB.com.
McCosky also writes that pitching coach Chris Bosio has an effect on the Tigers pitching staff-one he calls the Bosio effect.
Lynn Henning writes about the Tigers prospects playing at four of the diamonds in TigerTown complex in Lakeland Florida. Over at SB Nation’s Bless You Boys, Brandon Day writes that Joe Jimenez has the inside track to a spot on the opening day roster. Ashley MacLennan meanwhile thinks Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred has another stupid idea to try and fix baseball.
Here at Motor City Bengals, we broke down the top ten sluggers in Tigers history. Our weekly Future Friday is out today. This week we profiled prospect Mike Gerber. Gerber made an amazing catch earlier in spring training.