Jun 15 2046: Tigers Part Ways with Camarillo and Condon - by xLee227 on July 21st, 2020
The Tigers have parted ways with a pair of veteran pitchers, Felipe Camarillo, 32, and Jonathan Condon, 34. The 6'7" lefty Camarillo was acquired in 2038 and was an intimidating presence on the mound with one of the best slider-changeup combinations in the game. A ground ball artist who consistently posted high GB/FB ratios throughout his career, Camarillo was a valuable contributor both as a starter and as a reilever. He finishes his tenure with the Tigers with a 3.84 ERA during 833 innings across 9 seasons and was an integral component in two league championships and a cup championship in 2042.
Condon was drafted by Minneapolis in the fourth round of the 2029 draft, and made his major league debut in 2036 as a starter, winning the Rookie Pitcher of the Year Award in 2037. For the next decade, Condon was a staple of the Tigers' pitching, as he gradually transitioned from starting to a high-leverage relief pitcher. Condon retires with a 3.58 ERA across 991 innings, and his 505 games played is sixth all-time in franchise history.
Mar 18 2046: 2046 Season Preview: Return to Legends Amid Roster Refresh - by xLee227 on June 28th, 2020
After winning the League II.2 Championship, the Tigers have returned for their third stint in Legends. With minimal external additions, the team is banking on the continued performance by their core of outfielder Jerry Jackson, 32, shortstop Douglas Willett, 30, and first base Loren O`Shea, 30, in conjunction with their core starting pitcher trio of Gabriel Flynn, 32, Ricardo Salas, 30, and Inoke Alo, 28. Growth from younger players such as outfielders Christian Tanner, 25, and Chase McCollum, 24, will be cruicial for this season without some familiar faces.
Drafted by Minneapolis in the first round in 2029, outfielder Joshua Butler made his major-league debut in 2035 and was immediately a staple of the team's lineup for the next decade. A three-time All-Star and a reliable bat in the middle of the order for the team, the 1,386 hits he amassed over his career is 9th all-time in team history. He finished his career with 1,315 games for the Tigers, 12th in team history.
Minneapolis' first-round selection the year after in 2030 was pitcher Charley Gillespie, who made his major-league debut in 2037. A solid pitcher with one of the most lethal fastball-curveball combinations ever seen in Minneapolis during his hayday, the 6'5" Gillespie was an intimidating presence on the mound equally comfortable starting or coming out of the bullpen. A two-time All-Star, Gillespie's 1,014 strikeouts are 8th all-time in team history. Gillespie finished his Tigers career with a 3.81 ERA over 1,283 innings.
First baseman Joe Santini was drafted by the Tigers in 2030 and made his major-league debut in 2036 soon after Butler did. On a team berfeit of power, Santini routinely led the team in home runs and RBI, posting over 20 home runs in three conseuctive seasons. A two-time All-Star, Santini's 158 career home runs over 1,246 games is 9th in team history.
Mar 25 2045: Humphrey and Behrens Inducted Into Hall of Fame - by xLee227 on April 13th, 2020
Ahead of their season opener, the Tigers announced the induction of two franchise players, second baseman Arnold Humphrey and shortstop Jimmy Behrens to the team's Hall of Fame.
With a franchise-record 1,927 hits, 1,018 runs, and 1,728 games, Arnold Humphrey was simply an icon in Minneapolis on and off the field. Drafted in the second round in 2026, Humphrey made his major league debut in 2032 and was a staple at second base for the next 12 years. A 4-time All-Star, 3-time gold glove winner, and the franchise leader in both hits and runs, his impact was nonetheless felt most profoundly in the Tigers' success over the last decade driving the team to 3 league championships, a return to Legends, and a cup championship. Humphrey spent his entire professional playing career of 19 years with the Minneapolis Tigers organization.
Shortstop Jimmy Behrens was a pillar of stability for the Tigers during his decade with the major league team. Drafted in the second round of 2027, Behrens made his major league debut in 2035. A 5-time All-Star and named to 3 All-League teams, he quickly amassed one of the most prolific decades in team history upon his retirement in 2044 with 1,498 hits, 174 home runs, and 848 RBI. In addition to reliable defense at shortstop, Behrens was the team's offensive engine in propelling them to a return to Legends and a cup championship. Humphrey spent his entire professional playing career of 18 years with the Minneapolis Tigers organization.
The retirements of Humphrey and Behrens represent a true changing of the guard for the Tigers offensively. This change was accelerated when the team also parted ways with longtime outfielder Joshua Butler before the season. A 3-time All-Star, the 34-year-old veteran was a staple in the team's lineup over the last 10 years after being drafted by the Tigers in the first round in 2029. He accumulated 1,386 hits, 696 RBI, and a .771 OPS over 1,315 games.
May 14 2044: Tigers Bid Farewell to a Franchise Legend - by xLee227 on February 9th, 2020
With 1,927 hits, 1,018 runs, and 1,728 games, Arnold Humphrey was simply an icon in Minneapolis on and off the field. Drafted in the second round in 2026, Humphrey made his major league debut in 2032 and was a staple at second base for the next 12 years. A 4-time All-Star, 3-time gold glove winner, and the franchise leader in both hits and runs, his impact was nonetheless felt most profoundly in the Tigers' success over the last decade driving the team to 3 league championships, a return to Legends, and a cup championship.
Apr 10 2044: Tigers Part Ways with Bollinger, O'Toole, and Davis - by xLee227 on January 31st, 2020
Over the last few months, the Tigers have parted ways with a trio of longtime players: third baseman Wesley Bollinger, swingman Timmy O`Toole, and relief pitcher Ozzie Davis. The three players have a combined 30 seasons with the organization.
Minneapolis' first-round selection in 2026, Bollinger made his major league debut in 2034. A two-time Gold Glove winner at third base, the affable native of Wilmington, North Carolina was a steadying presence in the infield and was a key utility player in the Tigers' 2042 Cup Championship. He spent 18 years with the Tigers franchise and played in 929 games.
O'Toole was drafted by Minneapolis in the second round in 2029 and made his major league debut in 2035. A versatile 4-pitch player equally comfortable starting and relieving, the taciturn Texan provided some much-needed right-handed pitching on a team with a surprising surplus of southpaws. O'Toole finished his Tigers career with 793 innings and a 4.35 ERA while starting at least twice every season.
Joining O'Toole as a rare right-hander, Davis was signed as a 25-year-old from Monterey in 2035. A 6'7" behemoth with a blazing fastball that touched triple-digits, Davis settled into an integral cog in the Tigers' bullpen as their primary right-handed setup-man. He finished his time with the team with 64 holds across 689 innings.