Detroit Tigers Tickets
The Detroit Tigers failed to make the playoffs in 2016, despite a talented roster and an enormous payroll. Indicating it was time for a change, general manager Al Avila dealt outfielder Cameron Maybin along with his $9 million contract option at the start of the offseason. However, the moves quieted down after that, leaving this roster with a veteran core, who could potentially make a postseason run, or could all be traded away throughout the course of the season.
Detroit’s pitching rotation is solid beginning with last year’s AL Cy Young runner up Justin Verlander, followed by Rookie of the Year Michael Fulmer. Jordan Zimmerman and left handers Daniel Norris and Matt Boyd round out the starters, at least on paper. Mike Pelfrey and Anibal Sanchez are still around with large salaries, yet have shown signs of a decline. The bullpen is another story, as they have a significant hole in the middle innings. Francisco Rodriguez was granted a $6 million option for this season and will remain their go-to closer, along with other late-inning guys Shane Green, Bruce Rondon and Justin Wilson. The Tigers’ middle infield was rampant with trade rumors this winter, yet second-baseman Ian Kinsler and shortstop Jose Iglesias are still wearing Detroit’s uniforms at the start of the season. At third, Nick Castellanos is coming off a breakout season where he established himself as a solid mid-lineup hitter. Miguel Cabrera is staying put at first, as the almost 34-year old boasts an enormous contract, and is essentially untradeable at this point. The outfield was the area that fans and Detroit Tigers ticket holders thought would see the most change this offseason, but should remain the same, with the exception of center field, which after Maybin’s exit appears to be a battle between Anthony Gose and young prospect JaCoby Jones. In left field, Justin Upton was a mixed bag in 2016, and the Tigers are sure hoping the good one shows up for the 2017 season. J.D. Martinez is also still on the roster at right, despite tons of trade talk surrounding him heading into the offseason.
Detroit has an up and down road in the AL Central, with the Cleveland Indians looking strong once again to start the 2017 season, and the White Sox and Royals in rebuild mode. However, this Tigers team does have the potential for greatness, depending on the health of its veteran core. Be sure to lock down your Detroit Tigers tickets for the season, as it could be a fun one in the Motor City!
For over a century the corner of Michigan and Trumball cross streets marked one of the most famous and best loved addresses in baseball history Tiger Stadium. It was demolished on September 27, 1999 and the Comerica and the adjacent Ford Field were built as part of a downtown revitalization plan for the city of Detroit.
uilt to replace the historic Tiger Stadium in 2000 Comerica Park is an open-air ballpark located in downtown Detroit and is home to the Detroit Tigers Major League baseball team. Comerica Bank agreed to pay over the course of 30 years $66 million dollars for the naming rights to the stadium. Seating at the open-air park at full capacity is 41,681 with stunning skyline views of Detroit. In 2005, Comerica Park hosted the 76th Annual MLB All-Star Game, the first in Detroit since 1971 the facility has hosted two World Series, the first was Game 1 of the 2006 World Series and then they were swept by the San Francisco Giants at Comerica Park in 2012.
Many baseball-themed features, including a “Monument Park” in the deep center stands complete with former Tigers, Ty Cobb, Hal Newhouser, Charlie Gehringer, Hank Greenberg, Al Kaline, and Willie Horton. Other features include: After Friday and Saturday games there is an on-field fireworks display for fans to enjoy. Whenever the Tigers score a run, the sound of a tiger growling is played and a fountain erupts from the Chevrolet Fountain and in total there are 3,039 club seats and 102 luxury suites at the ballpark. This multi-purpose park has also hosted many big name concerts such as Lionel Richie, Paul McCartney and Jimmy Buffet.