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  1. Tuesday rumor roundup

    Doug Mittler

    The nation's capital remains the center of the baseball world as teams plot their response to the seven-year, $210 deal Max Scherzer landed with the Washington Nationals on Sunday. There were plenty of winners and losers, reports ESPN The Magazine...

    Blog | January 20, 2015
  2. Tigers passing on Shields?

    Doug Mittler

    The Detroit Tigers' extended farewell to Max Scherzer ran its course this week when the 2013 Cy Young Award winner agreed to a blockbuster deal with the Nationals. The deal did not catch the Tigers by surprise, so don't expect general manager Dave Do...

    Blog | January 20, 2015
  3. Updated market for James Shields

    Doug Mittler

    With Max Scherzer apparently on his way to Washington, the remaining marquee name on the free agent market is righthander James Shields. Shields reportedly declined a five-year, $110 million offer from a team he didn't want to play for, and the g...

    Blog | January 19, 2015
  4. Dirks might land in Tigers' camp

    Doug Mittler

    There is a chance that outfielder Andy Dirks could be back with the Detroit Tigers as a non-roster invitee. Tigers general manager Dave Dombrowski didn't rule out the possibility in an email to Tom Gage of the Detroit News. "I believe he is still...

    Blog | January 10, 2015
  5. Monday Rumor Roundup

    Doug Mittler

    It already has been a busy shopping season for the San Diego Padres, and next on the Christmas wish list could be a deal for Phillies ace Cole Hamels. Ryan Lawrence of the Philadelphia Daily News reports the Padres have had discussions about tra...

    Blog | December 22, 2014
  6. Rumors Roundup for Tuesday

    Doug Mittler

    Day Two of the winter meetings saw the Chicago White Sox officially announce the acquisition of Jeff Samardzija, but the wait continues for another starting pitcher who finished last season with the Oakland Athletics. The White Sox acquired Samar...

    Blog | December 09, 2014
  7. Tigers moving slowly on relief help

    Doug Mittler

    The Detroit Tigers ranked 27th in the majors with a 4.27 bullpen ERA and followed that up with another October meltdown, but that does not guarantee general manager Dave Dombrowski will add an elite reliever by spring training. "Stunningly, there...

    Blog | November 29, 2014
  8. What's next for Torii Hunter?

    Doug Mittler

    What was rumored for weeks became official Friday when the Detroit Tigers parted ways with re-sign free agent Torii Hunter. Tigers GM Dave Dombrowski told reporters that he called Hunter to tell him he would not be pursued after the club agreed to...

    Blog | November 15, 2014
  9. Robertson's next move

    Doug Mittler

    David Robertson had the opportunity of nearly tripling his salary with the New York Yankees, but the closer instead declined a $15.3 million qualifying offer in order to pursue greater riches on the open market. One of the intriguing storylines o...

    Blog | November 11, 2014
  10. Royals, Reds eye Aoki?

    Doug Mittler

    Norichika Aoki won three batting titles in Japan with the Yakult Swallows, and the veteran outfielder has demonstrated he can swing the bat in America as well, posting a .285 batting average and .352 OBP over three seasons. Now that Aoki will turn 33...

    Blog | November 10, 2014
  11. Torii Hunter a fit in KC?

    Doug Mittler

    In the immediate aftermath of the Detroit Tigers' quick exit from the American League Championship Series, Torii Hunter dropped a hint that he was pondering retirement, but the 39-year-old outfielder now appears intent on playing another season. ...

    Blog | November 10, 2014
  12. V-Mart happy in Detroit?

    Doug Mittler

    The Detroit Tigers may have the inside track at bringing back Victor Martinez. "This may not be a J.J. Hardy situation where he signs before free agency. But we do know this, according to a major league source familiar with Martinez: He prefers to...

    Blog | October 13, 2014
  13. Evidence suggests the famed "Moneyball" mindset has run its cours...

    Doug Mittler

    Doug Mittler lays out recent evidence suggesting that the teams that have succeeded in recent playoffs and during the regular season are the teams that have a more aggressive approach at the plate, then details why they might have that approach.

    Story | Conversation | October 09, 2014
  14. The market for Michael Cuddyer

    Doug Mittler

    Michael Cuddyer is nearing the end of a three-year, $31 contract with the Colorado Rockies, a deal in which the outfielder/first baseman put up solid numbers - when he was able to stay on the field. Cuddyer is hitting .318 with a .532 slugging pe...

    Blog | September 16, 2014
  15. Could the Royals shop Greg Holland?

    Doug Mittler

    The Kansas City Royals have been a mediocre team at best through the first two-plus months of the season, but don't blame the back end of the bullpen. Greg Holland has converted 18 of 19 save opportunities and Wade Davis has emerged as an elite ...

    Blog | June 10, 2014
  16. Milwaukee Brewers Carlos Gomez, Arizona Diamondbacks Gerardo Parr...

    Doug Mittler

    In ESPN The Magazine's Money Issue, Doug Mittler writes that as new defensive metrics gain relevance in MLB, bargain players like Carlos Gomez and Gerardo Parra won't be underpaid for long.

    Story | Conversation | April 16, 2014