A weekly rollout for the off-season, our Detroit Tigers “Tidbits” will feature news from the past week that will drop every Thursday until the beginning of the season.
Good news for Detroit Tigers fans this week as MLB Pipeline announced their All-Rookie Teams and four Tigers and an ex-Tiger made the second team. Eric Hasse (.231/.286/.459) with 22 home runs), Akil Baddoo, (.259/.330/.436), Casey Mize, (7-9, 3.71 ERA, 150 1/3IP, 118 K,) and Tarik Skubal (8-12, 4.34 ERA, 149 1/3 IP, 164 K) made the squad. Frank Schwindel of the Cubs made the squad at first base. As you may recall, he spent time in Erie and Toledo in 2019.
This is significant news for the Tigers development department. To have four rookies all contribute at one time is rare air in Detroit. So to see this is a feather in the cap for the front office.
Arizona Fall League is in action
Arizona Fall League started yesterday as the Tigers have four prospects on the Salt River Rafters roster. Eric De La Rosa, Spencer Torkelson, Wilmer Flores, and Ryan Kreidler are on the squad with prospects from the Diamondbacks, Brewers, Rockies, and Mets. In yesterday’s game, Torkelson’s double drove in two as the Rafters won 6-5 over the Peoria Javelinas. Kreidler went 1-for-4 with a walk. The Rafters are back in action today starting at 3:30 pm. For reasons outside of costs, for now, the games are not available to watch.
Bally Sports Network and the Detroit Tigers come to an agreement.
As reported by Tony Paul of the Detroit News, the Detroit Tigers and Bally Sports Network agreed to continue their broadcasting partnership. The financial terms were not discussed. Paul mentioned that BSN has not announced any type of changes to the on-air talent however, he did say decisions on the Tigers booth will be coming after Bally concludes its post-season assessment.