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Saturday, December 19, 2015

Detroit Tigers 2015-16 offseason in review


Here’s a look back at the moves — big and small — made by the Detroit Tigers since the end of the forgettable 2015 season, as well as some of the stories that made news, as those moves were happening. Each of the red links is a link to the relevant story:


Player transactions — incoming
Traded for RP Francisco Rodriguez • 11/18/15

Traded for OF Cameron Maybin • 11/20/15

Signed SP Jordan Zimmermann • 11/29/15  • [PHOTO GALLERY]

Signed SP Mike Pelfrey • 12/4/15

Signed C Jarrod Saltalamacchia • 12/6/15

Signed RP Mark Lowe • 12/8/15

Traded for RP Justin Wilson • 12/9/15

Signed 17 minor-league free agents • 12/15/15

Signed IF/OF Mike Aviles, 1-year deal • 12/18/15



Player transactions — outgoing
Alex Avila signs with White Sox • 11/25/15

Rajai Davis signs with Indians • 12/17/15

Mike Hessman retires • 11/28/15

Trade Kyle Lobstein to Pirates for cash • 12/21/15



Player transactions — bookkeeping
Josh Wilson removed from roster, elects free agency • 10/15/15

Declined $10 million option on Joe Nathan’s contract • 11/3/15

Added Luis Cessa to 40-man roster • 11/3/15

JaCoby Jones suspended 50 games for failed drug test • 11/5/15

Added Fulmer, Labourt, Robertson to 40-man roster • 11/20/15



Staffing changes
Jeff Jones retires as pitching coach • 10/19/15

Hire Rich Dubee as pitching coach • 10/29/15

Beef up scouting, analytics department • 11/19/15

Lloyd McClendon announced as Mud Hens manager • 11/23/15

Announced minor league assignments, including Mike Hessman • 12/2/15



Player awards
Kinsler wins Fielding Bible Award • 10/30/15

McCann named Tigers Rookie of the Year • 11/6/15

Cespedes wins Gold Glove • 11/10/15

Cabrera, J.D. Martinez win Silver Slugger Awards • 11/12/15

J.D. Martinez named Tiger of the Year • 11/12/15



More analysis/reaction stories
Predicting the MLB postseason awards for 2015 • 10/5/15

Now that Tigers have top 10 pick, they have to make sure they use it wisely • 10/5/15

Tigers would like to lock up J.D. Martinez long term; Avila: ‘I can tell you we would have interest in something like that’ • 10/8/15

Tigers GM Al Avila reflects on 2015: ‘Not in my wildest dreams did I think we’d have a brutal season like we did’ • 10/8/15

Al Avila says Tigers will look for a pair of starters, pair of relievers in offseason • 10/8/15

Tigers won’t force-feed rookies into rotation next year; ‘As we’ve learned, it doesn’t usually work out for us’ • 10/9/15

Numbers added up for an abysmal season for Tigers in 2015 • 10/10/15

Time to face facts, Tigers fans: Yoenis Cespedes, David Price are probably not returning, as you’d hoped • 10/13/15

Tigers can’t run the risk of counting on Bruce Rondon to come back more mature — and they know it • 10/14/15

Norris announces he’ll have surgery to remove growth • 10/19/15

Tigers finally opening eyes to analytics movement in baseball; ‘It’s probably one area the Tigers are lagging behind the industry’ • 10/20/15

Five things to know about the Tigers’ search to fill their open pitching coach position • 10/26/15

Tigers certainly missed Torii Hunter in 2015; do they need to replace his leadership for next season? • 10/27/15

Norris has successful surgery to remove growth • 10/29/15

Willingness to embrace analytics made Dubee ‘clear’ choice • 10/29/15

Tigers have three Gold Glove finalists, but Ian Kinsler is best bet to end the drought • 10/29/15

As offseason heats up, Tigers GM Al Avila makes appearance on ‘Hot Stove’ • 11/5/15

Offseason plan in place, Tigers head to GM meetings ‘open for business’ • 11/7/15

Deep free-agent class of pitchers sets up well for Tigers to get the two starters they need • 11/10/15

Tigers will try, try again, to shore up shaky bullpen with offseason additions • 11/12/15

Ironic that Dombrowski swings deal for closer now, but Tigers couldn’t have made same trade • 11/14/15

Five reasons why K-Rod may (or may not) succeed where other aging closer signings have failed Tigers • 11/18/15

2 Comments:

Blogger Unknown said...

What happened to Justin Upton as an "incoming player"? Did the writer of this article forget about him?

February 6, 2016 at 5:25 AM 
Blogger Donald Perkins said...

What happened to Justin Upton as an "incoming player"? Did the writer of this article forget about him?

February 6, 2016 at 5:26 AM 

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