Tigers GM Al Avila: Organization will be better because of moves I made

Detroit Tigers general manager Al Avila isn’t exactly the most popular figure in Detroit sports right now. Since taking over the GM position from Dave Dombrowski in 2015, he’s made several moves – most notably trading away top talented players such as Justin Verlander and J.D. Martinez. He’s also dealt the likes of Justin Wilson … Read more

Detroit Tigers closer role ‘Greene’s role to lose’

There are a lot of questions that come with the start of a new baseball season. With everything so up in the air, especially for the Detroit Tigers, it makes sense that one of those question marks revolves around last year’s closer, Shane Greene. Talking to reporters Thursday, new manager Ron Gardenhire had this to say about … Read more

LOOK: Tigers’ graduated prospect top 30 in MLB

The name of the game in Major League Baseball these days is prospects. With numerous outlets releasing their top 100 prospects, it’s hard to get away from the news about these “green” ballplayers. But, for some players who spent most of their time in the Minor Leagues for a season, and came up in the … Read more

All signs pointing to Shane Greene as Detroit Tigers closer in 2018

It’s no secret that the Detroit Tigers have had some issues when it comes to the 9th inning and closing out games in recent years. From Joaquin Benoit to Joe Nathan, to Francisco “K-Rod” Rodriquez and Justin Wilson, the team has been searching for consistency in the back-end of the bullpen. After the Tigers traded Wilson … Read more

Section 313, Seat No. 18: Michael Fulmer to the Yankees makes sense

MLB: Chicago White Sox at Detroit Tigers

1/10/18: This article has been updated to reflect the current market facing the Tigers and a possible trade of Michael Fulmer.  With pitchers and catchers due to report (usually the week of February 13-15) soon, time is winding down on the Detroit Tigers offseason. Since entering a rebuild in the midst of their 2017 season, the … Read more

3 Biggest storylines heading into the 2017 MLB playoffs

Unfortunately for fans of the Detroit Tigers, the team is absent from the Major League Baseball playoffs for a third consecutive season. That could be the case for the foreseeable future as the team goes through a rebuild. Despite not partaking in baseball’s second season this fall, this could be shaping up as one of … Read more

Report: Ian Kinsler set to discuss future with Al Avila

The Detroit Tigers are officially entering a rebuild after struggling for much of the 2017 season, having traded away the likes of J.D. Martinez, Justin Wilson, Alex Avila, and Justin Verlander. Now, another member of the Tigers is set to discuss his future with the team. According to Fox Sports’ John Morosi, Ian Kinsler will … Read more

Grading the Tigers’ trades for the 2017 season

Now that the waiver-trade deadline has passed, it’s time to go back and reflect on the trades Al Avila made to set the Tigers up for the future. I will be grading each trade on an A-F scale. Some things that were considered when giving the letter grades were the value of the player the Tigers … Read more

WATCH: Former Tigers closer Justin Wilson joins the dancing Cubs bullpen

When closer Justin Wilson was traded over from the Detroit Tigers to the Chicago Cubs, along with battery mate Alex Avila, there had to have been some sense of satisfaction, knowing that he’s playing for a World Series contender to finish the year. However, little did he know what he was getting himself into joining … Read more

Inside The Numbers: The Tigers’ July wasn’t that bad?

Fans of the Detroit Tigers – rejoice! The numbers tell us that even in the midst of selling players in July, the team is still headed in a positive direction. Don’t believe me? Check this out. Detroit Tigers total losses by month: April – 12 May – 16 June – 15 July – 14 Okay. I may … Read more

BREAKING: Newly acquired Detroit Tigers prospect leaves game with injury

Less than 24 hours ago, the Detroit Tigers dealt Justin Wilson and Alex Avila to the Chicago Cubs for a pair of prospects, one of those being Isaac Paredes. Unfortunately, Paredes left in the fourth inning of his first game with the West Michigan Whitecaps after being hit near the eye with a throw. After being … Read more

BREAKING: Detroit Tigers call up multiple players following trade with Cubs

MLB: Detroit Tigers at Philadelphia Phillies

If you have not heard by now, the Detroit Tigers have traded Justin Wilson and Alex Avila to the Chicago Cubs for minor league infielders Jeimer Candelario and Isaac Paredes, along with a player to be named later or cash. The Tigers have acquired INF's Jeimer Candelario & Isaac Paredes and a PTBNL or cash from … Read more

Getting to know your newest Tigers: Jeimer Candelario and Isaac Paredes

Late Sunday night news broke that the Tigers had made a trade with the Chicago Cubs. The Tigers sent LHP Justin Wilson and back up catcher Alex Avila to the north side of the Windy City for two prospects and either a player to be named later or cash considerations. Those two prospects, ranked #1 and #10 respectively by … Read more

Justin Wilson to Chicago Cubs trade “close”

The big trade news in the twitter-phere is that the Chicago Cubs have been in talks with the Detroit Tigers for closer Justin Wilson. Those talks apparently are getting very close, according to baseball insiders. sources: cubs are close to a deal to get justin wilson — Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) July 31, 2017 Justin Wilson … Read more

REPORT: Tigers deal Justin Wilson and Alex Avila to Cubs

After reports of a deal surrounding Tigers closer Justin Wilson becoming imminent, it has finally come to fruition. Tigers-Cubs deal is final: Justin Wilson and Alex Avila to Cubs for Jeimer Candelario and Isaac Paredes, and PTBNL or cash. — Lynn G. Henning (@Lynn_Henning) July 31, 2017 This season, Wilson has pitched 40.1 innings for Detroit, … Read more

JUST IN: Detroit Tigers closer Justin Wilson likely to be traded tonight

The Major League Baseball trade deadline is less than 24 hours away which means that general managers around the league will be pulling all-nighters if that’s what it takes to get a deal done. One of those general managers is Al Avila of the Detroit Tigers. Avila has made it clear that just about every … Read more