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Former Tigers teammates Jack Morris and Alan Trammell were elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame by the Modern Baseball Era Committee after previously falling short of induction to Cooperstown.
David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer
The debate over Jack Morris was one of the most contentious in Hall of Fame history, and while the writers ultimately rejected Morris, he's now going to Cooperstown -- and he'll be joined by Alan Trammell, his longtime Tigers teammate. Morris and Trammell were elected by the 16-person Modern Era Ballot committee. Trammell should have been elected long ago, a player who ranked eighth all time among shortstops in WAR. Morris doesn't have much of an analytic case with a 3.90 career ERA, but he does have Game 7 of the 1991 World Series. This time, that was enough to get him the support he needed.
Christina Kahrl MLB Staff Writer
You have to wonder if the heavy lean towards AL contemporaries among the former players voting on the Modern Era Committee didn't help Alan Trammell and Jack Morris finally get into the Hall of Fame in this latest iteration of the Veterans Committee. Trammell was deserving but let down by the BBWAA ballot, while Morris is sure to be one of the most controversial selections of the last 30-plus years.
Tigers great Alan Trammell is among the nine players -- plus former union chief Marvin Miller -- getting another shot at Cooperstown. Who are the best bets to get elected on Sunday?
Right-hander Mike Fiers, who led the Astros in innings pitched last season, has agreed to a one-year deal worth $6 million with the Tigers.
Leonys Martin, who hit .172 last season with the Mariners and the Cubs, agreed with the Tigers on a one-year, $1.75 million contract.
Atlanta first baseman Matt Adams was among 26 players who gained free agency on Friday night when their former teams failed to offer them 2018 contracts. The list also includes Cubs closer Hector Rondon.
A Massachusetts appeals court has dismissed a wrongful-death lawsuit filed by the widow of former Major League pitcher Mark Fidrych.
After 10 years in Detroit, maybe Miggy is perfectly content to finish out his career in the same place even though the Tigers are just getting started on a rebuild. Still, you'd like to see such an all-time great get a shot at a few more high-stakes games.
The Detroit Tigers and left-hander Blaine Hardy avoided arbitration with a one-year deal announced Saturday.
Yes, Miguel Cabrera's trade value is low, but the Tigers might want to consider eating the majority of his contract to get back some type of return.
Tigers add seven to 40-man, sign LHP Carpenter
Detroit added RHPs Spencer Turnbull, Gerson Moreno and Eduardo Jimenez, LHP Gregory Soto, C Grayson Greiner, OF Mike Gerber and SS Sergio Alcantara to its 40-man roster on Monday. The Tigers also signed free-agent LHP Ryan Carpenter to a one-year deal.
New York and Detroit have reportedly had preliminary talks regarding a deal that would send Ian Kinsler to Queens.
Five minor leaguers, including former Tigers pitcher Angel Nesbitt, have been suspended for violating the drug program. The commissioner's office announced the suspensions Friday.
Eaves homers in AFL
Tigers infield prospect Kody Eaves went 2-for-5 with a solo home run for the Mesa Solar Sox in the Arizona Fall League's regular-season finale on Thursday. The 24-year-old slashed .337/.389/.554 with three long balls and nine RBIs in 22 games this fall.
The Angels have reportedly had extensive internal discussions regarding a trade for Tigers second baseman Ian Kinsler.
The Tigers got the first overall pick in the draft, but now that they're beginning a rebuild, none of their summer trades looks all that great in retrospect.
An early exit was Cleveland's latest postseason disappointment, but shoring up the lineup could carry the Tribe back to another title shot.
Eaves gets on board twice in AFL
Tigers prospect Kody Eaves doubled, tripled and scored two runs for the Mesa Solar Sox in Tuesday's 5-1 win over the Peoria Javelinas in Arizona Fall League action.
Lance Parrish, who has managed the Tigers' Double-A affiliate in Erie, will take over the Class A West Michigan team, the Tigers announced Tuesday.
The construction of the 2018 Tigers is officially under way. What's their biggest need? Which one move would you like to see them make?
William Weinbaum ESPN
The "Modern Era" ballot for the Hall of Fame, announced Mon., has Steve Garvey, Tommy John, Don Mattingly, Marvin Miller, Jack Morris, Dale Murphy, Dave Parker, Ted Simmons, Luis Tiant and Alan Trammell on it. Voting results to be announced Dec. 10.
Tigers reinstate Martinez from DL, outright several players
The Tigers reinstated DH Victor Martinez (irregular heartbeat) from the 60-day DL on Friday. In addition, Detroit outrighted LHP Kyle Ryan, RHP Myles Jaye, C Bryan Holaday and 1B Efren Navarro from the major league roster. The team's 40-man roster is now at 31 players.
Using ZiPS, the early prognosis at the start of MLB's offseason churns out some interesting predictions for the AL Central race.
Earned Run Average5.3630th
On Base Percentage.32416th