Detroit Tigers News

Alan Trammell reflects on his MLB career

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DETROIT, MI - SEPTEMBER 20: Alan Trammell, former Detroit Tigers shortstop and currently a special assistant to General Manager Al Avila, visits the dugout during a game against the Oakland Athletics at Comerica Park on September 20, 2017 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Duane Burleson/Getty Images)
DETROIT, MI - SEPTEMBER 20: Alan Trammell, former Detroit Tigers shortstop and currently a special assistant to General Manager Al Avila, visits the dugout during a game against the Oakland Athletics at Comerica Park on September 20, 2017 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Duane Burleson/Getty Images) /
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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 great Alan Trammell will be inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame on Sunday. It’s a long time coming for an important member of the 1984 Bless You Boys. Trammell took some time to reflect on his career and the Hall of Fame with the Detroit Free Press.

He also reflected on how he retired at the perfect time in his career. He spent his entire career (twenty seasons) with the Tigers, winning a World Series again the way and becoming a staple in the Motor City. Trammell was dedicated to baseball and giving back to Tigers fans all throughout his career. Joining Trammell is another member of the ’84 Bless You Boys – Jack Morris. Vladimir Guerrero, Trevor Hoffman, Chipper Jones and Jim Thome round out the 2018 Hall of Fame class.

Ryan Ford, of the Detroit Free Press, broke down Trammell’s ten greatest games with the Detroit Tigers. Unsurprisingly, two games from the 1984 Fall Classic made that list.

The Tigers rounded out their series against the Boston Red Sox this weekend. Despite going hitless against Chris Sale, Sale gave Jeimer Candelario plenty of respect after the game.

MLB Trade Rumors has the latest on the Tigers’ trade possibilities. They’re focusing their strongest efforts on moving Mike Fiers, Francisco Liriano and Leonys Martin. Not on that list is shortstop Jose Iglesias. The future of Iglesias in Detroit has been uncertain for sometime as speculation has been rampant he has no long-term future with the Tigers.

Next: Exploring Nicholas Castellanos trade scenarios

However, Jason Beck, of MLB.com, quoted Iglesias as saying that he’s entering the prime of his baseball career. Beck also writes that former Detroit Tiger David Price is impressed with what Nicholas Castellanos has become. Castellanos was a rookie during Price’s last season in the Motor City.

Finally, Sports Illustrated has a feature on former Tiger Kirk Gibson which is well worth the read if you haven’t yet.

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