Tigers ‘really busy,’ but Winter Meetings have yet to produce any deals
SAN DIEGO -- Outwardly it’s been a quiet week for the Detroit Tigers at baseball’s annual Winter Meetings. “We’re really busy right now,” said Tigers president of baseball operations Scott Harris on Tuesday night. Harris declined to say whether the Tigers had targeted players who ultimately went to other teams. “We’re working really hard right now to make the team better. It consumes an unbelievable amount of bandwidth to ultimately make a trade.”The Tigers signed free agents like Javier Baez and Eduardo Rodriguez last winter, but still fell below the league average in total payroll.mlive.com
The Tigers are off to the Winter Meetings. Will they return with a new outfielder?
No, the Detroit Tigers aren’t going to leave San Diego with Aaron Judge. But they do need a right-handed hitting outfielder, preferably one that costs a bit less than $300 million, and this week’s annual Winter Meetings presents an ideal moment to grab one. The first in-person Winter Meetings since 2019 will get under way on Sunday night at the Grand Hyatt hotel on the San Diego bayfront. Jurickson Profar and Wil Myers, teammates with the Padres in San Diego, are both on the market. THE WINTER MEETINGS, San DiegoSunday7 p.m.: MLB Network begins live programming from Grand Hyatt8 p.m. Hall of Fame’s Contemporary Baseball Era Committee announces resultsTuesday3 p.m.: World Baseball Classic managers and general managers meet with media7:40 p.m. Tigers manager A.J.mlive.com
Tatis hits 50th career homer, Padres rout Mariners 16-1
Fernando Tatis Jr. became the fastest shortstop in history to hit 50 home runs, punctuating his three-run shot with a bat flip, and made another spectacular defensive play for the San Diego Padres, who routed the Seattle Mariners 16-1 for their seventh straight win.