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While it’s been reported that the Detroit Tigers are
expected to trade starting pitcher Rick Porcello following the signing of
Anibal Sanchez, the club is also “taking calls” on left-hander Drew Smyly,
reports Danny Knobler of CBS Sports.
Tigers are taking calls on Smyly as well as Porcello. Not committed to trading either one, but with tons of interest, I'm guessing one goes.
— DKnobler (@DKnobler) December 18, 2012
Knobler notes that the Tigers are not committed to trading
either Porcello or Smyly at this point, but he guesses that if a “ton of
interest” is expresses one will be dealt.
Once the Tigers re-signed Sanchez, they boasted a staff of
six viable starting candidates, including Sanchez, Porcello, Smyly, Justin
Verlander, Max Scherzer and Doug Fister.
Considering Porcello is currently more expensive and under
team control for three years less than Smyly, most expected the right-hander
would be the more likely of the pair to be traded this winter. I would ultimately
expect one of the two to be dealt.
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With recent rumors and trade discussion surrounding Rick Porcello, it appears as though the Tigers are now also fielding offers for lefty Drew Smyly.
Tigers are taking calls on Smyly as well as Porcello. Not committed to trading either one, but with tons of interest, I’m guessing one goes.
— DKnobler (@DKnobler) December 18, 2012
With Anibal Sanchez on board the Tigers will...
DETROIT -- The Tigers released pitcher Adam Wilk on Wednesday, after his contract was sold by the organization to a team in the Korean Baseball League.
Additionally, the team outrighted the contract of pitcher Matt Hoffman to Triple-A Toledo.
Wilk, 25, lost all three of his starts with the Tigers during the 2012 season, compiling an 8.18 ERA. He was 7-11 with a 2.77 ERA in 24 starts...
The Detroit Tigers have released left-hander Adam Wilk and sent left-hander Matt Hoffman outright to Triple-A Toledo.
The Tigers say they let Wilk go after selling his contract to a team from the Korean Baseball League. Wilk went 0-3 with an 8.18 ERA in three starts for the Tigers in 2012, spending most of the season in the minors. He turned 25 earlier this month.
The Tigers officially announced the re-signing of starting pitcher Anibal Sanchez to a five-year, $80 million dollar contract with a club option for 2018.
“Anibal pitched tremendously for us down the stretch and during the post-season,” Tigers president and GM Dave Dombrowski said. “He strengthens our starting rotation and we are pleased to have him back with the Tigers organization...
The Detroit Tigers might move Rick Porcello before the 2013 season begins, but the Pittsburgh Pirates will have to sweeten the pot if they want to add the young right-hander.
From Rob Biertempfel of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:
#Pirates are interested in Porcello, but Tigers don’t want straight-up swap for Hanrahan
— Rob Biertempfel (@BiertempfelTrib) December 19, 2012
It was a clean sweep for the Detroit Tigers’ Miguel Cabrera Tuesday night as the 2012 Triple Crown winner took home a Major Award in all three of the categories he was nominated for including MLB Player of the Year, Best Moment of the Year and Athlete of the Year. Cabrera’s counterpart during the 2012 [...]
I received this e-mail from Hitman:
What do you think about the possibility of bringing in Drew Smyly of the Tigers? I’ve already touched up previously in a few comments about his great breaking stuff and if you haven’t seen a highlight video of his from the 2012 season on Youtube, watch it. You’ll be impressed in what you see. Alderson was talking about bringing in another...
Among other reports swimming around the interwebs lately, Brett at Bleacher Nation writes a blurb about the Tigers possibly floating both Rick Porcello and Drew Smyly on the trade market:
Danny Knobler says the Cubs and Tigers did speak about Rick Porcello, now that he’s expendable, but the two sides didn’t find a fit. The Tigers are alternatively listeningon lefty Drew Smyly...
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DETROIT -- Anibal Sanchezs agent, Gene Mato, said his client left money on the table during the winter meetings from a club he wouldn't specify he only said it wasn't the Chicago Cubs because Sanchez wasnt comfortable with that team.
Mato claims Sanchez could have made more than he ended up getting from the Tigers, who announced an 80 million, five-year contract with a...
According to CBS Sports’ Danny Knobler, the Tigers have receivedalmost a dozenphone calls regarding starter Rick Porcello after the team officially announced the Anibal Sanchez signing.
Next up for the Tigers: Trading Rick Porcello. I’m told they had almost a dozen calls within 3 hours of news of Sanchez deal.
— DKnobler (@DKnobler) December 17, 2012
That addition of Sanchez...
In the latest podcast, the staff discusses the status of both Rick Porcello and Drew Smyly, why the Tigers should consider trading one or the other, but also why it's not a foregone conclusion that one should be moved. Plus, what is the story with Brennan Boesch, what can the Tigers expect from Alex Avila in 2013, and can the Tigers really believe Bruce Rondon will be the closer this year?
DETROIT -- Anibal Sanchezs agent, Gene Mato, said his client left money on the table during the winter meetings from a club he would not specify -- only to say it wasn't the Chicago Cubs -- because Sanchez wasnt comfortable with that team.
Mato claims Sanchez couldve made more than he ended up getting from the Tigers, who announced the 80 million, five-year contract with a club...
2012 saw Miguel Cabrera become the first Triple Crown winner in 45 years. I wonder if Tigers GM Dave Dombrowski has considered trading Cabrera. Surely after putting up numbers like that he could definitely get some good prospects.
We had a pitcher once who seemed to be slipping. He was approaching 33, his best years behind him. Over his last two seasons, his ERA rose 26%, his strikeouts...