On Sunday, Detroit Tigers fans finally got some good news as both Alan Trammell and Jack Morris were both voted into the Baseball Hall of Fame.
With a minimum of 12 out of 16 votes needed from the Modern Era committee, Morris received 14 and Trammell gathered 13, one above the minimum. Unfortunately, Trammell’s partner in crime, Lou Whitaker, did not get the nod into the Hall of Fame this time around.
Check out this video based on ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas,’ Baseball Hall of Fame style. (Make sure to watch it all as ‘Sweet’ Lou Whitaker makes an appearance)
The Roar Detroit: Twas not twas … Our apologies to poet Clement Clarke Moore, but not to the Scrooges who prevented a fairy-tale ending. #Tigers #HOF pic.twitter.com/ZKFpGUtvSD
— FOX Sports Detroit (@FOXSportsDet) December 15, 2017
EDITORIAL: Tigers GM Al Avila drops ball by trading Ian Kinsler for nothing
The Detroit Tigers are in an all-out rebuilding mode. In fact, they have been in that phase since the MLB trade deadline approached this past July. Tigers general manager Al Avila made it perfectly clear at that time that his goal was to shed payroll by unloading some of the bigger contracts while trying to re-stock the team’s farm system in the process.
And that is exactly what Avila has done.
Not only did he trade away J.D. Martinez, Justin Wilson, Justin Upton, and his son, Alex Avila, but he also dealt one of the greatest Tigers of all-time, Justin Verlander.
In return for those players, the Tigers received a plethora of prospects who may or may not pan out. They were trades Avila almost had to make at the time considering the direction the team is going.
To read the rest of the editorial written by DSN’s Don Drysdale, please click here.