The post-winter-meeting hangover left us with a pretty quiet weekend around these parts. That doesn’t mean things weren’t happening elsewhere around the league, and it certainly doesn’t mean we shouldn’t expect more offseason action from the Tigers. Ian Kinsler might be gone, but the trade cupboard isn’t exactly bare.
More to sell
Al Avila hustled on down to Orlando with the goal of trading Ian Kinsler burning like a fire in his belly, and good decision or not, he made the trade happen. This doesn’t mean Detroit is done on the trade market though. MLB Trade Rumors has posted its list of 60 remaining offseason targets and five Tigers made the list. They reckon the team could move any one of Michael Fulmer, Shane Greene, Alex Wilson, Jose Iglesias, or Nick Castellanos, but they don’t exactly sound optimistic that it will happen with any of the named Tigers.
Wrap it up
If you’re looking for a wrap-up of all the transactions the winter meetings brought last week MLB Trade Rumors has a nice overview you can check out. It ranges from trades to major and minor league signings. You might learn something you didn’t know before, like the fact that the Tigers signed some guy named Ronny Rodriguez to a minor league contract.
Always be training
Daniel Norris sees all you guys in your high tech breathable sweat-wicking workout gear throwing your weighted balls and checking your high tech computer stats and he’s decided to Rocky IV the situation. While everybody else is going all Ivan Drago on the technology, he’s channeling his inner Rocky Balboa and taking a more nature-based approach. Dude is throwing rocks.
#NoOffSeason pic.twitter.com/cocztSxd8N— Daniel Norris (@DanielNorris18) December 16, 2017
It’s not too early to start making your Cy Young predictions for 2018, folks.
Baseball is awesome
2017 Ninja Award for Best Director goes to...Trevor Bauer.— Rob Friedman (@PitchingNinja) December 17, 2017
For his exquisite work in directing Avisail Garcia both to get back in the box and then to go sit down after K'ing. pic.twitter.com/ltNil9vmUC
Around the horn
Baseball’s only female play-by-play broadcaster is a rising star. ... Remembering Frank Lary. ... The Angels have won the offseason. ... Michael Jordan’s year in baseball could be made into a movie.