3 former Tigers infielders sign with new teams Saturday
LAKELAND, Fla. -- Three former Detroit Tigers infielders, including recent utility man Niko Goodrum, signed with new clubs amid a flurry of moves on Saturday night. Goodrum, who spent the last four seasons with the Tigers, signed a one-year, $2.1 million deal with the Houston Astros, according to MLB Network’s Jon Heyman. He would have made around $3 million in arbitration if the Tigers had extended him a contract. Over the next four seasons, Goodrum played regularly at second and shortstop while serving at times as a super-utility player. Shortstop Jose Iglesias, who played for the Tigers from 2013-2018, signed a one-year deal with the Colorado Rockies.mlive.com
Tigers mailbag: How much is too much for a shortstop?
Most of you really liked the way-too-early Detroit Tigers’ 2022 lineup projection posted earlier this month. That’s probably because it was so optimistic: The Tigers would sign one of the “big five” free-agent shortstops and the No. But a lot of you are skeptical that the Tigers will dole out big bucks for a big-name shortstop, and many of you aren’t entirely sure that they should. So, not only could the Tigers do a lot worse than Iglesias, they have done a lot worse than Iglesias. That said, if the Tigers miss on one of their big targets, I think Iglesias would be far down the list of Plan Bs.mlive.com
12 former Tigers are in the 2021 MLB playoffs. How many of them do you remember?
Former Tiger and soon-to-be free agent Max Scherzer will be on the mound for Los Angeles. At right is Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw. Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Drew Smyly throws during the first inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers, Monday, Aug. 30, 2021, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)APWilly Adames, BrewersPlayed for the Tigers: Signed with the Tigers and played in the organization in 2013-2014. Los Angeles Dodgers relief pitcher David Price throws to an Arizona Diamondbacks batter during the sixth inning of a baseball game Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2021, in Los Angeles.mlive.com
MLB All-star voting starts today: Can a Tiger win fan vote for first time since 2015?
Online voting began on Thursday afternoon, and the Tigers have a couple of intriguing candidates worthy of consideration. But outfielder Robbie Grossman and third baseman Jeimer Candelario almost certainly lack the star power to win the fan vote. That’s what happened when Joe Jimenez and Shane Greene were chosen as the Tigers’ lone representatives in 2018 and 2019, respectively. So that pathway could open a door for someone like Michael Fulmer or, if he can harness his control, Gregory Soto. TIGER ALL-STARS2020: None2019: RHP Shane Greene2018: RHP Joe Jimenez2017: RHP Michael Fulmer (selected but not on active roster because of pitching assignment); OF Justin Upton (added to roster)2016: Miguel Cabrera (reserve)2015: INF Jose Iglesias, OF J.D.mlive.com