Brandon Lyon update
The Tigers and Lyon’s agent, Barry Meister, are talking. But Meister is still talking with other teams at this point, so nothing is close to being done. There was some belief that Lyon would be matching up with a team around mid-week, but that timetable appears to be out. Just figured I’d pass that along to temper some expectations out there.
I’ll be heading down to Maumee, Ohio tonight for the start of the Tigers winter caravan at the Monsignor Schmit Youth Foundation Dinner. Jim Leyland is scheduled to be the keynote speaker. Players slated to attend include Marcus Thames, Mike Hessman, Ryan Raburn, Jeff Larish, Clete Thomas, Eddie Bonine, Brent Clevlen, Michael Hollimon, Chris Lambert and Clay Rapada, along with broadcaster Mario Impemba. Tickets are still available at $50 a person or a table of 10 for $500. More information is available at mudhens.com or by calling the Catholic Youth Organization at 419-244-6711, ext. 609.