February 14 2018, Valentine’s Day, Detroit Tigers pitchers and catchers will report to Tiger town, in Lakeland Florida. The rest of the team will report February 19.
But, there isn’t the usual buzz around Tigers spring training this season. What with a rebuild and many forecasting a less than favorable season for the Motor City kitties.
I however don’t care. For me there is plenty to keep me interested and keep me headed back to Comerica Park.
I was filled with a rush when this week the Tigers announced they are inviting several of the teams top prospects to join them for spring training.
I enjoy watching a team play and have success. But, I find the building process of the team far to interesting. Anyone can root for a winner. I root for the build. No joke. No kidding.
I am watching several Tigers prospects closely this season. As the farm system has grown in strength.
Alex Faedo (pitcher)
Franklin Perez (pitcher)
Beau Burrows (pitcher)
Jake Rogers (catcher)
Have been invited to show where they stand and where the organization will place them.
There are others I will keep and eye on,
Matt Manning (pitcher)
Daz Cameron (center field)
Christian Stewart (right field)
Kyle Funkhouser (pitcher)
Isaac Paredes (short stop)
Gregory Soto (pitcher)
And others give me a very good feeling about where the Tigers are headed in the not to distant future.
So relax. If you have a big picture thought. Think of what the Tigers are going to be. Don’t get stuck in where they are. But while they struggle enjoy baseball. It’s going to be a fairly quick turnaround.