Both Miguel Cabrera and Justin Verlander were predicted to make the Hall of Fame, the Tigers will not be on ESPN's opener this year, and Tom Gage predicts player expectations for this season.
Instead of rehashing the arguments for Jack Morris or Barry Bonds, the CBSSports.com looked at the current crop of active players and made predictions on their Hall of Fame status.
In photos: Roster projection, player expectations for 2013 Tigers
The Detroit News, Tom Gage
As the days count down to the start of spring training, Tom Gage of The Detroit News projects the Tigers' 25-man roster for Opening Day, and lays out expectations for each player for the 2013 season.
No ESPN for Tigers opener this year
Beck's Blog, Jason Beck
Not sure if this is really news, but after back-to-back Opening Day appearances on the ESPN family of networks, it’s worth mentioning: This year’s Tigers season-opening tilt at Minnesota will not be on ESPN.
The Next Seven Months
Walkoff Woodward, Josh Worn
A Brief Look at the Major Story lines to Follow over the Next Half Year, or so.
You may have noticed that this particular baseball blog is somewhat different than the rest.
Continuing with the theme of recent posts, I have aggregated base runner advancement for teams in 2012.
Omar Infante is signed for the upcoming 2013 for $4 million – a relative pittance – but he’ll be a free agent after the year ends, and the Detroit Tigers have few (or no) internal options to replace him.
Elsewhere in baseball:
Encouraging news to pass along regarding Mariano Rivera, who is currently working his way back from surgery to repair a torn ACL in his right knee.
The long journey taken by Dontrelle Willis apparently is coming back to where it began -- with the Cubs.
Caden Crisp can rock an epic Afro, just like Coco
Big League Stew, Mark Townsend
This made my day.