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MLB Offseason Round-Up: Tigers Talks to Add Starter Intensifying



Kenta Maeda, MLB offseason

This is one in a series of daily articles highlighting the latest news and notes from the MLB offseason. 

Hopefully you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving and found some savvy deals on Black Friday. Now, it’s back to the hot stove, and I’m not talking about the one that was overworked in your kitchen this week.

With Thanksgiving in the rearview mirror, there should be plenty of action leading up to and through the Winter Meetings. Those run from Dec. 4-7 in Nashville and always tend to be the busiest week of the MLB offseason.

Tigers Talks Heating Up

The Detroit Tigers are on the hunt for rotation upgrades this winter, and their discussions with free agent right-hander Kenta Maeda are intensifying, per baseball insider Jon Morosi.

Maeda, 35, went 6-8 with a 4.23 ERA in 21 appearances/20 starts for the Minnesota Twins last season. In seven years in Major League Baseball, he’s compiled a 65-49 record with a 3.92 ERA between his time with the Twins and Dodgers.

Thor Generating Interest

It was a down year for Noah Syndergaard in 2023, but there is still some interest in the right-hander. According to FanSided’s Robert Murray, there are multiple teams interested in the 31-year-old.

Syndergaard split time last year between the Los Angeles Dodgers and Cleveland Guardians. He finished with a combined 2-6 record to go along with a putrid 6.50 ERA. In 88.2 innings, he walked 19 and struck out only 56. 2022 was much kinder to Syndergaard, who finished that year 10-10 with a 3.94 ERA across 25 appearances/24 starts.

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