We all saw the headlines when the Detroit Tigers signed former Chicago Cub and New York Met Javier Baez to a $140 free agent deal. In many ways it's maybe a better deal than if they'd gotten Carlos Correa. Correa maybe a better shortstop, but the Baez deal is a lot more financially manageable, and Baez' defense (critical to playing shortstop) is not his problem. His defense is quite good, and he has a World Series ring under his belt.
I've been reading some speculation in the Detroit media about maybe Justin Verlander coming "home". Everyone knows wife Kate Upton is from here, and a reunion at Comerica Park would make a storybook ending.
The Detroit Tigers played their last home game of the season yesterday, and even though there wasn't much on the line, things definitely got intense.
The Tigers were trailing the White Sox most of the game until mounting a comeback in the 8th inning...
It was just a blurb on my phone over the weekend, Alex Avila is retiring after the baseball season. But it got me to thinking about all the promise, all the opportunities the Detroit Tigers had from 2006 to 2014 to win a title.