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 are finishing their season against the Milwaukee Brewers and Al Avila took some time to talk to the beat writers. Over the past week, reports have surfaced that Dan Gilbert was looking to the buy the Detroit Tigers from the Ilitich family. However, Al Avila expressed that Chris Ilitch expressed a long-term commitment to owning the team. It seems that while Gilbert might want to buy the team, he may not get the chance.
Avila also discussed the long term future of various players. He re-iterated that the team has no long-term plan with Jose Iglesias. In addition, there’s no guarantee that the Tigers will keep James McCann in the teams long term future. More surprisingly, there’s still debate about the future of Nicholas Castellanos with the team.
Castellanos is a fan favorite for a rebuilding the team. It would seem that the team might want to keep him around for as long as they can. The team still doesn’t have a long-term option for second base and MLB Trade Rumors is reporting that the team might turn to Niko Goodrum for their long-term second base option.
2018 wasn’t the greatest year to be a fan of the Detroit Tigers. However, Anthony Fenech, of the Detroit Free Press, wrote how the team was successful despite the season. One highlight was the Rally Goose, which kept Tigers baseball exciting. At least for a little while.
Finally, we have been doing reviews of all the players who suited up for the Detroit Tigers this season. So far we have graded Artie Lewecki (here), Matt Boyd (here), Francisco Liriano (here) and Miguel Cabrera (here). You can view all the players we have graded so far here.