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30 Tigers in 30 Days: #13 – Tom Gorzelanny

Get ready for a whole honking lot of these! Name: Tom Gorzelanny Position: Relief Pitcher B/T: R/L Age: 32 (33 in July) Contract Status: 1 year, $1 M Expected 2015 Role: Lefty reliever LAST SEASON Offseason shoulder surgery meant Gorzelanny didn’t pitch until June last season, but once he did, he put up really good […]

30 Tigers in 30 Days: #11 – Andrew Romine

Name: Andrew Romine Position: Infielder/Emergency Reliever B/T: S/R Age: 29 Contract Status: Pre-arb Expected 2015 Role: Utility, if that Last Season Andrew Romine eventually assumed the role of starting shortstop once Alex Gonzalez proved not remotely up to the task, and what the Tigers got wasn’t really a surprise: a good defender who couldn’t hit. He’s not an everyday player, nor […]

30 Tigers in 30 Days: #8 – Josh Zeid

Name: Josh Zeid Position: Reliever B/T: R/R Age: 27 (28 on March 24) Contract Status: Pre-arb 2014 Stats: 20.2 IP, 6.97 ERA, 18/7 K/BB Expected 2015 Role: Toledo Last Season Zeid gave up six homers in 20.2 innings last year for Houston, and his season ended prematurely due to foot surgery in July. He was […]

30 Tigers in 30 Days: #7 – Hernan Perez

Name: Hernan Perez Position: Infielder B/T: R/R Age: 23 (24 on March 26) Contract Status: Pre-arb 2014 Stats: One hit in six plate appearances at the MLB level Expected 2015 Role: Reserve Infielder Last Season Hernan Perez’s 2014 is largely remembered for two things: he was the one who spotted Salvador Perez leaving third base […]

30 Tigers in 30 Days: #6 – Rajai Davis

Name: Rajai Davis Position: Outfielder B/T: R/R Age: 34 Contract Status: Signed through 2015 ($5m) 2014 Stats: .282/.320/.401, 8 HR, 51 RBI, 36 SB, 11 CS Expected 2015 Role: Platoon outfielder (hopefully) Last Season Rajai Davis spent much of 2014 woefully miscast. His role was supposed to be pinch-runner and platoon partner for Andy Dirks, and it would have been […]

30 Tigers in 30 Days: #5 – Bryan Holaday

Ed. Note: Happy catchup day! Name: Bryan Holaday Position: Catcher B/T: R/R Age: 27 Contract Status: Pre-arb 2014 Stats: .231/.266/.276, 0 HR, 15 RBI, 30% CS% Expected 2015 Role: Backup catcher, if that Last Season 2014 was Bryan Holaday’s first season as the Tigers’ full-time backup catcher, and he didn’t really do much of anything to make the role […]

30 Tigers in 30 Days: #3 – Anthony Gose

Ed. Note: It technically being after midnight means you get two of these today! Name: Anthony Gose Position: Outfield B/T: L/L Age: 24 (25 in August) Contract Status: Pre-Arbitration 2014 Stats: 161 GP, .226/.311/.293, 2 HR, 13 RBI, 15 SB, 25/74 BB/K Expected Role For 2015: Primary Center Fielder Last Season Gose was a part time player for Toronto last year, […]

30 Tigers in 30 Days: #2 – Jose Iglesias

Name: Jose Iglesias Position: Shortstop B/T: R/R Age: 25 Contract Status: Pre-Arbitration 2013 Stats: 161 GP, .303/.349/.386, 3 HR, 29 RBI, 5 SB, 16 2B, 15/60 BB/K Expected Role For 2015: Starting Shortstop Last Season There wasn’t one. Iglesias was diagnosed with stress fractures in both shins during Spring Training and missed the entire season. The year before that, when the Tigers […]

30 Tigers in 30 Days: #1 – Ian Kinsler

Editor’s Note: Welcome to the first installment of 30 Tigers in 30 Days, in which, much as the title says, we profile a Tiger a day for the next thirty days. The order is random, because that makes it more fun, you see. Check back every day for a new profile. Today we start with […]

Joba Chamberlain Is Back, And That’s Not A Bad Thing

I have, for some odd reason, actually seen a bit of complaining about the Joba Chamberlain deal today. The opinions are undoubtedly influenced by his second half 4.97 ERA and repeated meltdowns in the postseason. Of course, in July, Chamberlain’s ERA was under 3 and plenty of people were clamoring for him to replace Joe […]

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