I don't pretend to understand how the Chinese calendar works. I love the food (and the fortune cookies) but like most people outside of Asia, don't really understand how and why this is the Year of the Tiger. I guess it has to do with the Chinese zodiac and I do know one thing. Something's up.
We all saw the headlines when the Detroit Tigers signed former Chicago Cub and New York Met Javier Baez to a $140 free agent deal. In many ways it's maybe a better deal than if they'd gotten Carlos Correa. Correa maybe a better shortstop, but the Baez deal is a lot more financially manageable, and Baez' defense (critical to playing shortstop) is not his problem. His defense is quite good, and he has a World Series ring under his belt.
I've been reading some speculation in the Detroit media about maybe Justin Verlander coming "home". Everyone knows wife Kate Upton is from here, and a reunion at Comerica Park would make a storybook ending.