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  1. From a June 12th article: https://www.mlive.com/tigers/2020/06/as-undrafted-free-agents-go-up-for-grabs-tigers-will-be-shopping.html “We’ll have a list of players that we’ll have interest in. We’ll have them in preferential order. There’ll be a group of players, and it’ll be a pretty good sized list,” said Tigers general manager Al Avila. “Obviously there’s no guarantee that you can sign the guys that you have on the top of your list, but you go and pursue and try to sign them.” Avila said there’s no minimum or maximum number of players the club has in mind. They’ll just do their best to sign the ones they want. What would the Tigers say to a prospect who has several offers? “We do feel that in our situation right now, having what we feel is a great organization, where we have a good track record of developing players, there’s going to be opportunity,” Avila said. “There’s going to be the best and most modern technology and analytics to help a player develop. We have a great and experienced coaching staff. And we have opportunity. Obviously we feel that’s going to be a very attractive place for people to come and sign with us under these circumstances.”
  2. https://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2020/06/tigers-fourth-rounder-gage-workman-intends-to-sign.html
  3. I saw an article by someone or other suggesting the Tigers should at least consider drafting Zac Veen with the first pick, then using the bonus savings to get better players with their later picks. I know Veen has power, but I don't know much else. Does he know how to take a base on balls? Is he a good outfielder? The downside is he's a high school player, so he will take longer to make it to the big leagues than Torkelson. Here is the article: https://motorcitybengals.com/2020/05/28/detroit-tigers-will-zac-veen-steal-scene-spencer-torkelson/
  4. With just 5 rounds, the Tigers would not have gotten Tarik Skubal.
  5. He didn't want to say because he said comparisons are unfair. Looking at his swing, my guess is . . . Barry Bonds.
  6. Kumar Rocker, here we come.
  7. The Tigers will likely take a position player, such as Torkelson or Martin, first overall in this year's draft. Supposing they are first overall next year as well, should they stick with another position player, or take the pitcher, Kumar Rocker?
  8. One day you're talking about Kieboom, the next day it's some guy named Demerit. Sometimes you're the Louisville Slugger, sometimes you're the ball.
  9. MLB Trade Rumors‏ @mlbtraderumors 1h1 hour ago More 3 Twins Prospects Reportedly "Off Limits" In Trade Talks This was a tweet. I didn't read the article that was linked with it, so I have no idea if the Twins are interested in Boyd, or Greene, or any other Tigers. However, every time I see a quote like this, I like to imagine Al Avila saying to them: "Ok, fine, Matthew Boyd is off limits to the Twins. However, we can make Jordan Zimmerman available to the Twins, for some of their lesser prospects."
  10. They signed Pedro Martinez Jr. . . .
  11. So is Riley Greene number 3 in the Tigers' prospect ranking? Assuming he signs, unlike Maybin.
  12. Listening to Ernie makes you feel like you are in one of those old Twilight Zone episodes, where you find yourself in the time and place of your youth, in this case, in the land of transistor radios. "Swung on and missed . . . he struck him out."
  13. You left out Matt Manning. Also, perhaps Parker Meadows will be part of the outfield, instead of Hill.
  14. What happens if the Tigers lose Saturday, then get rained out on Sunday? And San Francisco loses both of their remaining games?
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