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DETROIT -- There are few, if any, general managers as good as Dave Dombrowski at the trade deadline.
The Detroit Tigers, on the eve of the 2013 deadline, have already met their biggest need, acquiring Houston Astros right-handed reliever Jose Veras to join closer Joaquin Benoit and Drew Smyly in the late innings.
That move allows the Tigers to pick their spots for talented-but-inconsistent young relievers Bruce Rondon and Al Alburquerque.
It looks as if the Tigers won't acquire a Joe Nathan or Jonathan Papelbon to close -- what with Benoit doing so well in that role. One of those acquisitions would have been huge for the team down the stretch, but probably not so great for the future.
Getting such a proven performer wouldve required one or more of their top prospects: outfielders Avisail Garcia and Nick Castellanos and reliever Bruce Rondon. It very well couldve required brilliant lefty Smyly, as well.
Castellanos, Garcia and Rondon are the first guys you get asked about,...
BEST OF MAXIM
Aside from the Tigers decimating the Phillies 12-4 Sunday completing the three game sweep the other big story to come out of yesterday’s game was Miguel Cabrera getting tossed by home plate umpire Chad Fairchild.
The incident occurred during the third inning during a bases loaded one out situation with the Tigers down 1-0 and the best hitter on the planet at the plate. Cabrera...
DETROIT -- Balaal Hollings survived a bullet that remains lodged in his brain, yet still hopes to fulfill his dream of playing college football.
Doctors have told Hollings that that isn't likely, but he figures theyve been wrong before and notes, "God is in charge."
Hollings also was told hed never walk or talk again. He's doing both now and plans to attend either...
Detroit Tigers All-Star shortstop Jhonny Peralta said he shouldn't be on the list of players linked to the Biogenesis case.
''It's wrong,'' Peralta said Wednesday after hitting a double in Detroit's 11-1 win over the Washington Nationals. ''But whatever happens, I need to fight and try to move on.''
Before and after the game, which might...
As the trade deadline loomed three American League teams were able to lock horns on a multi-player trade that on paper seems to work for all clubs involved.
The Boston Red Sox acquired their much needed arm for the playoff push landing 3-time All Star Jake Peavy from the Chicago White Sox. The Red Sox sit perched in second place, a half a game back of the division leading Tampa Bay...
Alex Avila and Torii Hunter hit homers in a five-run second inning and the Detroit Tigers scored five more runs in the fourth inning of an 11-1 rout of the Washington Nationals on Wednesday.
The AL Central-leading Tigers took the two-game series. They have won five straight and nine of 10 to move 16 games over .500 for the first time this season, but they're not in the mood...
Alex Avila’s first career grand slam broke a 1-1 tie in the sixth inning for the Tigers.
Avila sent a 2-1 pitch over the fence in right with two outs off Nationals ace Stephen Strasburg. It was the first time Strasburg had given up a home run with more than one man on base.
The Tigers went on to beat the Nationals 5-1 on Tuesday night in front of 41880 at Comerica Park.
With Jhonny Peralta apparently headed for a lengthy suspension in the Biogenesis case, the Detroit Tigers reportedly acquired Boston infielder Jose Iglesias in a three-team trade on Tuesday night. The move, reported by several national baseball writers, will send Detroit outfield prospect Avisail Garcia to the White Sox, bring Iglesais to Detroit and move Jake Peavy to Boston.
The Detroit Tigers added some help for their shaky bullpen Monday, acquiring reliever Jose Veras from the Houston Astros for minor league outfielder Danry Vasquez and a player to be named.
Veras is 0-4 with a 2.93 ERA this season, and the 32-year-old right-hander has struck out 44 in 43 innings with only 14 walks.
Tigers general manager Dave Dombrowski says the team is pleased...
The Detroit Tigers guarded against the expected suspension of their
shortstop, Jhonny Peralta, by adding a gifted young replacement,
Jose Iglesias. Call it the Jake Peavy trade. Or call it Biogenesis
Trade I. Biogenesis Trade II is expected Wednesday.
The Detroit Tigers shored up the back end of their bullpen acquiring Houston Astros closer Jose Veras in exchange for outfield prospect Danny Vasquez.
Opponents are hitting .192 against Veras this season, and Dombrowski says the team is pleased to add an experienced arm to the bullpen, though it remains to be seen what role the right-hander will assume.
Vasquez hit .281 with 16...
Jose Veras has been acquired from the Houston Astros for outfield prospect Danny Vasquez and journeyman PTBNL.
I don’t know much about him, but it seems like a no risk move. I don’t expect him to close, though I do think it’s reasonable to believe that he’ll be the setup guy.
I’m afraid this means that Octavio Dotel is done for the year.
I think the Tigers are done. I think...
The name of Jose Veras, may not bring the same unbridled excitement of a Joe Nathan or Jonathan Papelbon acquisition but the newest Detroit Tiger may be just what the team is looking for. Veras was acquired in a deal completed this morning with the Houston Astros in exchange for minor league outfielder Danry Vasquez and a player to be named later, whose identity will be revealed...
A busy sports day in Detroit just got a busier as fans learned a valuable lesson of NEVER trusting what a general manager has to say.
Hours after Dave Dombrowski made it look as though Detroit wasn’t on the verge of any blockbuster deals or addressing an impending short stop dilemma, the Tigers did a total 180. According to Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com, the Tigers sent outfielder...