The Detroit Tigers are in the process of rebuilding and it does not sound like outfielder Nicholas Castellanos expects to be part of the team’s future plans.
Ever since the offseason began, there has been speculation about Castellanos being dealt for prospects and the former first-round draft selection senses it’s just a matter of time before he is wearing a different uniform.
According to Castellanos’ agent David Meter, if he is going to be traded, he would rather it happen as soon as possible.
From Detroit Free Press:
“He wants to win and understands the direction of the franchise right now is to procure prospects,” Castellanos’ agent, David Meter, said Tuesday night. “That being said, he would rather start with his new club going into spring training.”
In 2018, Castellanos hit a career-best .298 with 23 home runs and 89 RBIs while emerging as one of the leaders on the team.
Tigers’ GM Al Avila has said he is listening to any and all offers for Castellanos but he is not going to give him up unless he feels he is getting a fair deal.
Unfortunately, for Castellanos, that deal may not come until the MLB trade deadline in July.
Nation, would you like to see the Tigers trade Nicholas Castellanos or would you rather them keep him around?
Kerryon Johnson is fired up about Detroit Lions’ new OC Darrell Bevell
On Wednesday, the Detroit Lions shocked just about everybody by announcing that Darrell Bevell would be their next offensive coordinator. Bevell’s name was rarely (if at all) mentioned as a potential candidate by the so-called “experts” and it was fun to watch the comments on social media flow in about whether or not it was the right hire.
One person excited about the hire is Lions’ running back Kerryon Johnson. Johnson spoke to Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press about his anticipation of playing for Bevell, a coach who has worked with running backs like Adrian Peterson and Marshawn Lynch.
By most accounts, Bevell is a run-first offensive coordinator and that has Johnson hoping it means more touches for him.
“Obviously with my position, that makes me excited and I hope that is the direction we try to go in,” Johnson said. “But regardless of the direction I want us to go in, it’s about the team and how we win games. So if he wants to bring that and that’s where we go with it, that’s where we go with it. If not, if he sees our team go in a different direction and that’s what we do, as long as we win, I’m fine.”
Johnson, who missed the end of his rookie season with a sprained knee said he is healed up and ready to roll.
During his rookie campaign, Johnson showed flashes of greatness as he rushed for 641 yards (5.4 per attempt) and three touchdowns while adding 213 yards and another touchdown receiving.
If Kerryon can stay healthy, you can bet your bottom dollar that those stats will improve greatly in 2019.