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 announced the schedule for 2019. Tigers fans currently don’t have much to look forward to except the future. Opening Day next year is on April 4th as the Tigers are slated to take on the Royals.
Speaking of the future, Jamie Samuelsen, of 97.1 the Ticket, gave his opinion on where Nicholas Castellanos will play one year from today. He thinks Castellanos will stay in right field- and I don’t see Castellanos playing any other position either.
Daniel Murphy, former member of the Nats, is scheduled to make his debut on Wednesday against the Tigers at Comerica Park. It’s something worth keeping an eye on at this point if you’re still watching the Tigers. First pitch is scheduled for 7:10 pm and you can watch the game on FSD or listen on 97.1.
Before yesterday’s game, the Tigers held a moment of silence for Aretha Franklin, who passed away this week. A rainbow appeared over the stadium as the moment of silence was held and it made it all the better as they honored the Motown legend.
Over at the Athletic, there are a couple articles worth reading. First, Emily Waldon breaks down the top ten outfielders in the Tigers Farm System (subscription required). The ranking might surprise you if you follow the farm system.
Next, Jim Bowden ranks the MLB farm systems in a post-trade deadline ecosystem (subscription required). The Tigers did little to bolster their farm system currently, but I’d expect there to be some movement once the offseason comes around.
Finally, our own Andy Patton has some words 2018 Draftee Adam Wolf. Patton writes that the fifth-round draft pick has been impressive so far this season with the short-season Connecticut Tigers. He also takes a look at a potential trade that would send Jose Iglesias to the Cardinals.