30 Tigers in 30 Days

30 Tigers in More Than 30 Days: #15 – Alfredo Simon

Name: Alfredo Simon Position: Starting Pitcher B/T: R/R Age: 33 (34 in May) Contract Status: Signed through 2015, $5.5 million Expected 2015 Role: Back-end starter   LAST SEASON Alfredo Simon was an All Star last season. Easy to forget. He’s a career journeyman who spent a lot of his years as a reliever, and not […]

30 Tigers in More Than 30 Days: #14 – Joakim Soria

Name: Joakim Soria Position: Relief Pitcher B/T: R/R Age: 30 (31 in May) Contract Status: Signed through 2015 Expected 2015 Role: Late-inning reliever LAST SEASON I don’t really have a clue what happened to Joakim Soria last season. He was fantastic in Texas, walking just four batters in 33.1 innings coupled with 42 strikeouts with […]

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 […]

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