Category: ‘Tigers Front Office’

Chris Ilitch Thinks Detroit Tigers Look ‘Highly Motivated’ Heading Into 2016 Season
February 11th, 2016 at 2:56 PM
Owning a baseball team allows a person to get a good read on the personal excitement and motivation of individuals. ***VIDEO1*** So when Chris Ilitch, president of Ilitch Holdings and the son of owner Mike Ilitch makes a comment about the mood of the team heading into a new season, it should...

Detroit Tigers Sign Two Players to Minor League Deals
February 4th, 2016 at 10:38 AM
The Detroit Tigers continued to round out their minor league roster by adding a couple more players to their system this week. ***VIDEO1*** Joining the team as new signings are Cuban shortstop Leonardo Laffita and pitcher Willy Paredes. Laffita comes to the Tigers from the Mexican league, where he batted .280 in...

A Look at How Analytics Will Be Used in New-Look Detroit Tigers’ Front Office
February 1st, 2016 at 2:43 PM
The Detroit Tigers made a significant change last season, hiring Al Avila to their general manager post. ***VIDEO1*** That move not only signaled a change in direction, but a change in ideas, as well. Avila has since put his stamp on the Tigers' front office, bringing the analytical approach more into focus....

Small Moves Just as Likely to Help Detroit Tigers’ Rebound in 2016 as Big Ones
January 28th, 2016 at 11:07 AM
Asking Al Avila to pick his favorite offseason move would be like asking him to pick his favorite child. ***VIDEO1*** Nevertheless, while speaking Wednesday at the Detroit Sports Broadcasters Association's annual Detroit Tigers' luncheon, Avila hinted that the backbone of Detroit's rebound could be in the glue-guys the team targeted and acquired...

Detroit Tigers Deal Jefry Marte to Los Angeles Angels for Infielder Kody Eaves
January 27th, 2016 at 3:16 PM
The Detroit Tigers made an under the radar move on Wednesday afternoon, swapping a pair of minor league infielders. ***VIDEO1*** Heading from Detroit to the Los Angeles Angels was 24 year-old first baseman Jefry Marte. Going back to the Tigers was Kody Eaves, a 22 year old infield prospect. Eaves spent last season...