Frenzy Part II? What to expect when MLB roster freeze lifts
It's been three months since Corey Seager, Marcus Semien and Max Scherzer found new homes amid an unprecedented free agent spending spree. Players voted Thursday to halt the sport's lockout and agree to terms with Major League Baseball on a new collective bargaining agreement.news.yahoo.com
Scherzer, Seager get big-money deals ahead of CBA expiration
Right-hander Max Scherzer agreed to a record-setting $130 million, three-year contract with the New York Mets and shortstop Corey Seager struck a $325 million, 10-year deal with the Texas Rangers as players and teams rushed to reach agreements before an expected lockout.
Marcus Semien is first shortstop off the board; who will be next?
Marcus Semien became the first of the Big Five free-agent shortstops to sign, agreeing to a seven-year, $175 million deal with the Texas Rangers, according to multiple reports. The length and size of the deal blew expectations out of the water, and could have a ripple effect on the rest of the elite shortstop market.mlive.com
Shohei Ohtani, Bryce Harper win 2021 MVP Awards
In the National League, Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Bryce Harper won his second MVP honor. He becomes the second player born in Japan to win the award, joining the Mariners’ Ichiro Suzuki (2001). Ohtani is the fourth Angel to be named MVP joining Don Baylor (1979), Vladimir Guerrero (2004) and Trout (2014, 2016 and 2019). He’s the first son of a former MVP winner to receive an MVP vote. Harper is the 12th player to win NL MVP more than once.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
What will Tigers look like in 2022? Here’s a way-too-early lineup projection.
DETROIT -- If you look back at some of the early-spring roster and lineup projections from 2021, it’s no secret that we got a lot of stuff wrong. Jonathan Schoop was the regular first baseman, a position he had never played before in his career. (Mike Mulholland | MLive.com)Mike Mulholland | MLive.comSecond baseJonathan Schoop (60 percent)Isaac Paredes (30 percent)Others (10 percent)Once Torkelson is up, Schoop will shift to second. Detroit Tigers' Jeimer Candelario celebrates after hitting an RBI-double to drive in Miguel Cabrera against the Kansas City Royals during the sixth inning of a baseball game Saturday, Sept. 25, 2021, in Detroit. Detroit Tigers' Derek Hill reacts to his one-run triple against the Milwaukee Brewers in the fifth inning of a baseball game in Detroit, Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2021.mlive.com
3 critical questions the Tigers will face this offseason
For as critical as this offseason is for the Detroit Tigers, there’s an impressive degree of clarity about what we can expect to happen. Riley Greene prepares for batting practice at the Detroit Tigers facility in Lakeland, Fla., on February 24, 2021. Are the Tigers going all-in on Tork and Greene or will there be a Plan B? Detroit Tigers pitcher Casey Mize (12) adjusts his sleeve during their MLB game against the Los Angeles Angels at Comerica Park in Detroit, on Tuesday, August 17, 2021. The Tigers plan to bolster the pitching ranks with one, two or maybe even three free-agent starters.mlive.com
Jays beat Yanks for 8th straight, 1/2 game back in wild card
Bo Bichette thumped a leadoff homer in the first inning and singled in the tiebreaking run in the seventh, Vladimir Guerrero Jr. hit his 42nd homer, and the Toronto Blue Jays held off the skidding New York Yankees 6-4 for their eighth straight win.
Tigers’ offense absent as Blue Jays win, 3-0
Miggy didn’t get a home run and the rest of his teammates didn’t get a single run. Hyun-jin Ryu threw seven shutout innings to lead the Toronto Blue Jays to a 3-0 win over the Detroit Tigers on Saturday afternoon at Rogers Centre. The Tigers (59-66) and Jays (63-58) have split the first two games of the series. Blue Jays closer Jordan Romano struck out the final three batters of the game after giving up a lead-off single to Derek Hill. BOX SCOREUp next: The Tigers and Jays wrap up their three-game series on Sunday at 1:07 p.m. Tigers righty Drew Hutchison (0-1, 10.80 ERA) will face Jays lefty Steven Matz (10-7, 4.08).mlive.com
Quick flurry: Cabrera 1st HR of MLB season in snowy Detroit
Patty and Steve Smith watch the baseball game between the Detroit Tigers and the Cleveland Indians as snow falls, Thursday, April 1, 2021, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)DETROIT – Miguel Cabrera hit the first home run of the new Major League Baseball season, a drive through the snow in Detroit's chilly opener against Cleveland on Thursday. It wasn't easy to see through the ball through the snow, and Cabrera slid into second base, unsure if he'd cleared the wall. The 37-year-old Cabrera is five homers shy of tying Lou Gehrig and Fred McGriff for 28th on the career list. The new season began at Yankee Stadium, where Gerrit Cole threw the first pitch of the year, a ball to Toronto's Marcus Semien.
Padres star Tatis feels better, expected back in lineup soon
A day after Tatis walked off the field during an exhibition game in a worrisome scene, the Padres said the discomfort in his left shoulder had improved. In fact he was lobbying to get in the lineup today, so I thought that was very encouraging,” Tingler said. I think everybody’s kind of expecting him to be back in the lineup in the next day or two. AdMichael Pineda was roughed up in his second start for Minnesota, surrendering five runs on nine hits in five innings. Ian Anderson went six innings in his fourth start, allowing four runs on eight hits and a walk.
Lindor, Mets talk about new deal; Rosario struggles in CF
“We’re just talking.”The Mets obtained Lindor from Cleveland in January, and he's signed for this season at $22.3 million. Canning now has 13 strikeouts in 7 2/3 innings. The two-time Cy Young Award winner has permitted three hits in 8 2/3 innings with 16 strikeouts and a walk. Nola has given up 15 hits in 8 2/3 innings, seeing his ERA rise to 10.38. Kyle Wright made his fourth start, giving up two runs on three hits and two walks in 2 2/3 innings.