It’s been a roller coaster year for Chris Ilitch’s Detroit Tigers. It started with Chris’s dad Former Tigers Owner and the Architect of Detroit Sports. Mike Ilitch (Previous Owner of the Detroit Tigers, Red Wings and Little Caesars) passing away at the Age of 87. Everyone knows Mike as “Whatever it takes” he was very committed to making the Tigers a team to win every season that was Highlighted by the Prince Fielder signing in 2012. Nine-year $214 Million.
Prince was later traded from Gold Glover and Current Tigers 2nd Basemen Ian Kinsler but the question is. Will Ian remain a Tiger by the August 1st MLB Trade Deadline? Ian isn’t the only Tiger who has been rumored. Other players like J.D. Martinez, Jose Iglesias, Miguel Cabrera, and Justin Verlander have been rumored.
J.D. has to be the most appealing name on the list. J.D. missed the first month of the season with a foot injury. Nonetheless. J.D. has been great this year. Hitting 12 HRs 27 RBIs and owning a .305 BA
Another name getting a lot of buzz is Tigers new closer Justin Wilson. Wilson, 29 from Anaheim, California has had a stellar year in the Tigers struggling Bullpen he was promoted to the Closing Role after Fransisco Rodriguez struggled. Wilson has 5 saves this year. While owning a 2.96 ERA in 27.1 IP. Opponents are hitting .182 off Wilson.