13 ex-Tigers are now minor-league free agents
Two former catchers, a former closer and a host of other former Detroit Tigers reached minor-league free agency this weekend. he spent the remainder of the season with the Mariners’ Triple-A affiliate and was waived at the end of the season. He exercised his right to free agency this weekend. Right-hander Shane Greene, who pitched from the Tigers from 2015-2019 and was an All-Star in his final season, reached free agency after ending the season in the Yankees organization. Ladwig and catcher Ryan Lavarnway (Marlins); outfielders Dustin Peterson and Jorge Bonifacio (Phillies); outfielder Wynton Bernard (Rockies); right-handed pitcher Zach McAllister (Cardinals); left-handed pitcher Nick Ramirez (Mariners); right-handed pitcher R.J. Alaniz (Braves); and outfielder Christin Stewart (Red Sox).mlive.com
Question isn’t if Detroit Tigers need a starting pitcher in free agency -- it’s whether they need 2
If the Detroit Tigers are serious about competing for a playoff spot next season, the question isn’t whether or not they need to sign a starting pitcher in free agency, but rather, how many they should sign.
Detroit Tigers reportedly sign starting pitcher Julio Teheran to minor league deal
DETROIT – The Detroit Tigers have signed veteran starting pitcher Julio Teheran to a minor league deal with an invite to spring training, according to multiple reports. Teheran opted for an NRI deal with the Tigers over a guaranteed deal elsewhere because he got a base of $3M plus $1M in games started incentives. The guaranteed deal was a low base with minimal upside. Teheran is banking on his ability to make the team out of spring training and stick in the rotation. Detroit’s pitchers and catchers reported to spring training in Lakeland earlier this week as they look forward to their first season under manager A.J.
Here are the 7 free agents Detroit Tigers have signed this offseason, and what roles they’ll play
DETROIT – The Detroit Tigers have had a busy offseason in free agency, making a number of minor moves to improve the current roster and potentially be more competitive in 2021. AdINF Greg GarciaDetails : Signed to minor league dealLast season : .200/.279/.250 (.529 OPS) with 3 doubles, 7 walks, 18 strikeouts in 35 games. OF Robbie GrossmanDetails : Signed a 2-year, $10 million dealLast season : .241/.344/.482 (.826 OPS) with 12 doubles, 9 home runs, 21 walks, 38 strikeouts in 51 games. C Wilson RamosDetails : Signed 1-year, $2 million dealLast season : .239/.297/.387 (.684 OPS) with 6 doubles, 5 home runs, 10 walks, 31 strikeouts in 45 games. RHP Jose UrenaDetails : Signed 1-year, $3.25 million dealLast season : 5.40 ERA, 6.06 FIP, 1.500 WHIP, 15 strikeouts, 13 walks in 23.1 innings.
Detroit Tigers reportedly sign outfielder Nomar Mazara to MLB deal
DETROIT – The Detroit Tigers have reportedly signed former top 15 outfield prospect Nomar Mazara to a one-year major league deal. Mazara gets $1.75M plus incentives on Tigers MLB deal — Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) February 12, 2021In five seasons since debuting as a 20-year-old in 2016, Mazara has been a very average MLB hitter, slashing .258/.318/.426 (.744 OPS). AdLast season, Mazara got just 149 plate appearances with the Chicago White Sox, partly because of injuries and partly because of roster depth in Chicago. Mazara is the fourth offensive signing the Tigers have made at the MLB level this offseason. AdDetroit also signed Renato Nunez and Greg Garcia to minor league deals, with invitations to MLB spring training.
Detroit Tigers resign second baseman Jonathan Schoop to one-year deal
All rights reserved)Cleveland Indians' Tyler Naquin (30) slides safely into second base with a one-run double as Detroit Tigers' Jonathan Schoop, left, covers during the second inning of a baseball game, Friday, Aug. 21, 2020, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Ron Schwane)DETROIT – The Detroit Tigers have resigned second baseman Jonathan Schoop to a one-year deal for the 2021 season. We’ve signed former All-Star and Gold Glove finalist Jonathan Schoop to a one-year contract. pic.twitter.com/RTqVlJ50Kx — Detroit Tigers (@tigers) February 5, 2021Schoop was one of the Tigers’ best players last season, finishing with 1.2 WAR in 44 games. Now 29 years old, Schoop will likely slot in as the team’s everyday second baseman to begin 2021.
Detroit Tigers reportedly agree to 1-year deal with catcher Wilson Ramos
Wilson Ramos #40 of the New York Mets looks on during the eighth inning against the Atlanta Braves at Citi Field on September 18, 2020 in the Queens borough of New York City. DETROIT – The Detroit Tigers have reportedly agreed to a one-year deal with free agent catcher Wilson Ramos. Wilson Ramos 1 year - 2 MM with Detroit Tigers. Wilson Ramos #40 of the New York Mets hits during the fifth inning against the Atlanta Braves at Citi Field on September 18, 2020 in the Queens borough of New York City. (2020 Getty Images)For his career, Ramos owns a .755 OPS with 128 home runs and 146 doubles in 946 career games.
Red Wings sign former Michigan Wolverines defenseman Jon Merrill
DETROIT – The Detroit Red Wings have signed former Michigan Wolverines defenseman Jon Merrill to a one-year contract. He was a standout at Michigan for three seasons between 2010 and 2013. NHL free agency opened at noon Friday. Detroit GM Steve Yzerman also signed right wing Bobby Ryan to a one-year deal. More: NHL free agency opens today: Follow Red Wings updates
Red Wings sign RW Bobby Ryan to 1-year deal
DETROIT – The Detroit Red Wings have signed right wing Bobby Ryan to a one-year contract, the team announced Friday. Ryan, 33, was awarded the NHL’s Masterton Trophy this past season after a battle with alcohol abuse. However, he returned to play in February and scored a hat trick in his first home game back in action. Red Wings GM Steve Yzerman is adding him to an ever-changing Red Wings roster, and he’s doing on the cheap. More: NHL free agency opens today: Follow Red Wings updates
Red Wings in 2020 NHL Draft: Follow updates here
The 2020 NHL Draft got started Tuesday night with the first round. The Detroit Red Wings selected Swedish forward Lucas Raymond at 4th overall, then Swedish defenseman William Wallinder at 32nd overall. Here’s another look at Detroit Red Wings GM Steve Yzerman’s list of picks in this draft -- he started with 10 picks but added another in a trade with the Los Angeles Kings, and then another in a trade with the Minnesota Wild. He did trade away the 125th pick for a future pick:Read more: Red Wings' Kris Draper drafts his son, Kienan Draper, in 7th roundFull first-round draft order:Sign up here for the latest news on the team and from around the league, and some jokes (good ones). Follow live draft updates here:
2020 NHL draft this week: Red Wings have 4th overall pick
Here’s another look at Detroit Red Wings GM Steve Yzerman’s list of picks in this draft:That’s 10 draft picks altogether for the Red Wings this year. Mock drafts have Red Wings picking forwardYzerman is going to pick the best player available. That likely means the Red Wings will select a forward at 4th overall, barring any crazy trades. I fully expect the Red Wings to be extremely busy in free agency. Here are some of the names attached to the Red Wings right now:Goalie of the Vancouver Canucks -- With Jimmy Howard moving on, the Red Wings need another goalie.
Will Yzerman do anything in free agency?
The NHL Free Agency period starts today, meaning all free agents in the league will be able to make deals with teams. The Red Wings are not expected to be making any big trades, and they're not exactly what one might consider a top free agent destination, or ... are they? Yzerman could choose to acquire more talent through free agency in his first summer as Red Wings GM in an effort to speed this process up even more. Would Yzerman consider signing one of the top free agent defensemen, perhaps Anton Stralman (TBL) or Jake Gardiner (TOR)? Basically, there is reason for optimism and free agency can't ruin that.