Detroit Tigers: Farm system earns high marks and other news
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 farm system has earned high marks for the first half of the season. MiLB.com has released their grading of the farm systems. The Tigers find themselves receiving an A-. The Angels, Tigers, Rays and Blue Jays all received praise from MiLB.com.
The Detroit News writes that amidst a rebuild, the farm system is shaping up quite nicely. Lynn Henning, of the Detroit News, writes that among the Tigers top developments in the minors is Daz Camerons‘ hot bat.
Over at the Detroit Free Press, five numbers you need to know. Including how much the Detroit Tigers were outscored in 2003 during their 11-game losing streak.
The trade season rumor mill is upon us. With that in mind, Griffin Fabits, of Baseball Essential, has five players the Tigers could try and trade this year. Two of those players, Matthew Boyd and Leonys Martin, were profiled by us in trade chatter last week.
The Tigers lost too many games in a row to count (12?). But, they’ve slowly recovered winning two-in-a-row. Mike Fiers went eight innings today against the Blue Jays. Blaine Hardy picked up the save for the Olde English D.
After a heartbreaking loss to Oregon State in the CWS, the Tigers have signed Kacey Murphy. Murphy was an eleventh-round pick out of Arkansas. Per Jim Callis, of MLB.com, the LHP picked up a 145k bonus for signing.
Next: Exploring Matthew Boyd Trade Scenarios
Over at Bless You Boys, one of their staff writers grades the Tigers during their first half of the season. The American League Central is more like a dumpster fire this season and the Tigers find themselves in the bottom half rankings (for all 15 AL teams).
Finally, Shane Greene has been moved to the disabled list. The Tigers have reactivated LHP Daniel Stumpf to replace Greene. Also, Mikie Mahtook is taking over for Leonys Martin as he heads to a DL stint.