We’re about a week away from pitchers and catchers reporting to spring training and since the Price Fielder signing, the Tigers have been pretty quiet. The team’s first full workout is February 24 and their first spring game is March 2, 2012 in their annual exhibition game against Florida Southern. Of course here in Detroit we got snow so it’s looking more like winter but it’s nice to see that we’re getting really close to being able to see some baseball.
Word on the street is that Miguel Cabrera has dropped weight. Alex Avila reported that he’s 20-25 lighter but of course we’ll see how he looks when camp starts up. If it’s true, that’s great and you figure it won’t sap his power too much but should help out his durability throughout the season, especially if he sticks at first base.
It’s also time to consider MLB.TV options. The past few years, I’ve gotten the full package, but last year I found myself listening to the Tigers on my phone so I’m wondering if it’s time to downgrade and just pay for the app on my iPhone. Then again, if I wanted to go all out, they’re also bundling the MiLB.TV package with MLB.TV. What I might do is start small and buy the app, then if I find the time to watch more baseball (my schedule may be changing sooner rather than later), I’ll pay for MLB.TV midseason. Of course I could also watch every Tigers game in 2012 with MLB Extra Innings on DIRECT TV.