AL Central Links: Mazzaro, Tigers, Everett

Links from the AL Central as Royals prospect Mike Moustakas makes Alden Gonzalez's list of top young standouts at MLB.com

  • The Royals optioned Vin Mazzaro to Triple-A and returned Louis Coleman, Luis Mendoza and Zach MinerIrving Falu and Lance Zawadzki to minor league camp, according to the team. Mazzaro should join the Royals in the middle of April when the club needs another starter.
  • Tigers GM Dave Dombrowski told Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press that the organization has never been stronger during his nine-year tenure in the Motor City. “We have now a nice blend of young players at the big-league level, veteran players and some guys in the prime of their career,” Dombrowski said. “And they’re backed up by some guys behind them that are prospects that are talented."
  • Adam Everett told Jordan Bastian and Tom Singer of MLB.com that he would have been ready to contemplate retirement if he hadn't made the Indians' Opening Day roster.


17 Responses to AL Central Links: Mazzaro, Tigers, Everett Leave a Reply

  1. Threat_Level_RedSox 4 years ago

    I think mlbtraderumors should start a prospect tracker for each team just incase people forget just how good the royals farm system is.

    • TartanElk 4 years ago

      Who are these prospects the Royals supposedly “have?”

      I want names, links, everything.

      I’ll believe it when I see it.

      • Koby2 4 years ago

        Not sure if serious…

        • Guest 4 years ago

          Surely, he has to be joking. I doubt anyone reading this site could ever have their head THAT far buried in the sand about something so widely known amongst baseball fans.

          Though I could be wrong…

          • TartanElk 4 years ago

            We have a winner.

          • caseyo4 4 years ago

            I’m sure they do have great prospects, they have had great “prospects” for the last decade. Let’s see if they can actually translate it to the major league level for once…

          • Guest 4 years ago

            Never before has their farm system been as talented as it currently is, though. If just half of their prospects pan out, they’re gonna have a darn good team. And perhaps more importantly, they have less than $12M committed to the 2012 payroll, and less than $10M committed to 2013 and 2014, which will give them a ton of money to surround their young core with some good veteran free agents. It will be very shocking of they’re not competitive in 2013.

  2. notsureifsrs 4 years ago

    fun fact: the entire lineup of the 2003 detroit tigers posted a total of -1.1 WAR

    the pitchers came up with 3.8. that was a 2.7 WAR team

    92 individual position players and 55 individual pitchers were more valuable that year than the entire detroit roster combined

    • InLeylandWeTrust 4 years ago

      Ahhh the good ol days

    • TartanElk 4 years ago

      Fun fact, the Tigers also are #4 all time in WAR.

      Is there any easy way to sort through the stat on fangraphs and find the worst season of all time? I’d rather not go through 130-ish different pages.

      • notsureifsrs 4 years ago

        that fact wasn’t fun at all

        and no, not that i’m aware of

        • TartanElk 4 years ago

          Fun fact: Fun facts are never fun.

          • notsureifsrs 4 years ago

            but some of them are funny! ramon santiago 2003:

            500 PA .225/.292/.284 wOBA .265 UZR -11.4

            if troy tulowitzki looked up to derek jeter, who looked up to ramon santiago?

            yuniesky betancourt, that’s who

    • Third best WAR total for a hitter on that team (according to Baseball Reference)? Cody Ross. 22 plate appearances over 6 games = .4 WAR. And he was THIRD on the team behind Dmitri Young’s 2.7 and Warren Morris’ .7. Wow.

      Also Steve Avery was on that team after taking 3 years off from baseball. And he was one of the better pitchers on the team.

  3. jhawk90 4 years ago

    Oh Vin…it’s only b/c they don’t need a 5th for awhile. Bruce Chen and Kyle Davies ladies and gents – Chen and Davies!!!

    And people have the gall to question the Royals ability to handle all that great young talent.

  4. optionn 4 years ago

    The Royals have a great farm system with tons of young talent. I think I remember saying this 5 years ago.

    Of course, the only problem is they don’t have any major league players who can hit or pitch. Other than that they are a truly up and coming team loaded with potential.

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