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The Tigers and Mariners have had preliminary discussions about a trade that would send outfielder Brennan Boesch to Seattle, according to major-league sources.
No such move is close, the sources said, but Boesch remains a secondary possibility for the Mariners in the event that their top outfield targets — Josh Hamilton chief among them — end up elsewhere.
The Tigers could seek left-handed relief pitching in return for Boesch, and the Mariners are positioned to have three lefties in their bullpen: Oliver Perez, Lucas Luetge and former Tiger Charlie Furbush.
Boesch, 27, is a streaky left-handed power hitter who finished fifth in American League Rookie of the Year balloting in 2010. He has a career .729 OPS with 42 home runs in 380 games.
— Jon Paul Morosi
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As the Detroit Tigers prepare to embark upon their 2013 season, with a team that is pretty well set in stone from a roster standpoint, it is interesting to hear all of the rumored deals the Tigers may still be a part of.
The names that simply won’t stop churning in the rumor mill are Brennan Boesch, Rick Porcello, and Jhonny Peralta. Rumored areas of interest that the Tigers may...
Prior to the Winter Meetings, the Seattle Mariners had interest in trading for Tigers outfielder Brennan Boesch according to Danny Knobler of CBS Sports. And with those meetings over it still looks as though the Mariners have maintained their interest in Boesch if a report from FOXSports.com’s Jon Morosi is correct.
The Tigers and Mariners have had preliminary discussions about...
“Plenty of teams are interested” in trading for Detroit
Tigers right-hander Rick Porcello, reports Danny Knobler of CBS Sports.
If the Tigers want to trade Rick Porcello, they'll have
no problem finding a taker.
Plenty of teams are interested, and quite a few National League teams asked
about him at last week's winter meetings, sources say.
Heading into the 2013 season with Rick Porcello as part of the starting rotation would be far from a crushing development for the Detroit Tigers — the 23-year-old has won 10 or more games in each of his four MLB season, including last year’s 10-12 mark.
Still, the Tigers might be able to swing the young right-hander into a big return via trade, especially if the market for Porcello...
Are there positives to signing Bay?
Despite a flurry of rumors, the Seattle Mariners had a quiet close to the winter meetings. The one big deal seemed to be the signing of Jason Bay to a 1 year deal.
After a disappointing three seasons with the New York Mets, what should the M’s be expecting from Bay heading into 2013?
Possible power potential
If the Mariners are hoping for any...
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Considering the hottest story of the past week has been regarding Tom Brookens resurrecting his career at coaching 3B, I think it’s safe to say that we are in a quiet period. Which is the opposite of how Tom Brookens is handling the promotion(?).
That said, I thought I’d put up a new thread to reset the comments, and to pass along a cool offer from AnyDate...
DETROIT Justin Verlander has a legitimate chance to become baseballs first 200 million pitcher sometime between now and when his current contract expires after the 2014 season.
The six-year contract for 147 million that Zack Greinke just signed with the Los Angeles Dodgers confirmed that dollar plateau as a distinct possibility for Verlander.
The only pitcher to receive more guaranteed...
Miguel Cabrera has been enjoying some time away from the brisk autumn weather in Detroit in his home country of Venezuela. And while he was there, he entered the home run derby at the Venezuelan All Star Game. And no surprise, the best hitter in the United States (and every other country in the world) was the best hitter in Venezuela.
Here is video of Cabby’s contest-winning...
The Detroit Tigers managed to sneak into the playoffs by slipping by the free-falling Chicago White Sox at the end of the season with a 88-74 record, advancing to the World Series where they would...
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Early Thursday evening, Bob Nightengale of the USA Today tweeted that starting pitcher Anibal Sanchez agreed to sign a deal with the Chicago Cubs. Not more than a half hour later, Nightengale and others were recanting that initial report saying that Sanchez had not yet signed the deal and that other teams, namely the Tigers, were still in play.
As of Thursday night, we have learned...
The Cubs made their biggest move so far this off-season on Thursday, reportedly signing Anibal Sanchez to a five-year deal pending physical on Thursday according to reports from Bob Nightengale of USA Today. Meanwhile, Jon Heyman of CBS Sports continues to report that Detroit is “very much in the mix“.
Sanchez, 28, made his debut with the then-Florida Marlins in 2006, where...
The newest member of the family of the Detroit Tigers does not deny his surprise change from the Pittsburgh Pirates, after being protected on the 40-man roster in hopes of debuting in the big leagues in 2013. However, he naturally takes up the challenge and is ready to continue growing as a professional.
The Detroit Tigers are still serious about winning a world championship and will continue to be as long as owner Mike Ilitch is running the show.
Originally reported by Bob Nightengale of USA Today and confirmed by FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal, the Tigers signed Anibal Sanchez to a five-year, 80 million contract Friday morning.
This came on the heels of a report Thursday night...