Found March 19, 2013 on MLB Buzz:
FT. MYERS, Fla. — The teams interested in acquiring right-hander Rick Porcello continue to wonder if the Tigers actually will trade him. The Red Sox, Rangers and Padres are the teams most active on Porcello, according to major-league sources. The Orioles also have scouted him, sources say. The Tigers, however, might prefer to keep Porcello and retain depth in their rotation. They then could make lefty Drew Smyly a long reliever or starter at Triple A. One thing is clear: The Tigers will not trade Porcello unless they receive a strong return. The Padres made an “aggressive” offer for Porcello last week, only to be rejected, according to a source. Talks with the Rangers do not appear to be at an advanced stage, but the names of two Texas prospects — shortstop Leury Garcia and right-hander Nicholas Tepesch — apparently are on the Tigers’ wish list. The Tigers also would want a third player added to that package and the Rangers would be reluctant to move Tepesch in a Porcello deal, sources say.

Tigers rumors: Detroit could keep Rick Porcello, Drew Smyly

There has been speculation throughout the offseason that the Detroit Tigers will trade one of their extra arms – Rick Porcello or Drew Smyly – in order to bolster another area of their roster. However, Lynn Henning of The Detroit News says the Tigers could keep Porcello in the team’s starting rotation, while shifting Smyly to the role of long reliever. Earlier...

Padres Turned Down Tigers Offer for Porcello

Rick Porcello – Photo by Keith Allison Jim Bowden has reported via twitter According to Tigers source the Padres have turned down Porcello for Street and Porcello for Gregorson but talks continue The Padres were first rumored to have interest in Rick Porcello back in December.  Talks were on, then off, then on, and now this.  The encouraging part of this tweet is “talks continue”...

Tigers are better with Porcello

A half-dozen scouts stood behind a chain-link fence Wednesday, making a spring training game between the High Class-A affiliates of the Tigers and Astros actually seem important. And in a way it was. Tigers right-hander Rick Porcello, the subject of trade speculation, started the minor-league game because it was his day to pitch and the parent club was off. Yet it quickly became...

Report: Red Sox Not Currently Pursuing Rick Porcello Despite Trade Rumors Surrounding Tigers Pitcher

Manager John Farrell acknowledged on Monday that the Red Sox have been looking to bolster their pitching depth. Don’t expect that depth to come in the form of Rick Porcello, though. The Red Sox are not currently pursuing Porcello, who has been the subject of trade speculation recently, according to There has been plenty of talk all offseason about whether the Tigers...

Rick Porcello headed to the Red Sox, maybe

If it looks like a duck, quacks like a duck and walks like a duck I'm assuming it's a damn duck. Clearly the Red Sox don't see it that way as the organization is denying any interest in the Detroit Tigers right-hander Rick Porcello. It's been well documented by general manager John Farrell that the Red Sox are looking to add depth to their starting rotation and Porcello...

Report: Red Sox Among Teams to Scout Rick Porcello on Wednesday

Rick Porcello‘s name continues to get tossed around in trade talks. And with Boston manager John Farrell saying recently that his team is considering adding pitching depth, many are left wondering whether the Red Sox might check in with the Tigers about the 24-year-old. We learned early Wednesday that the Red Sox don’t appear to be pursuing Porcello, but’s Ken...

So I Heard You Might Want to Trade Rick Porcello…

If I were Rick Porcello, I would be sick of all the rumors surrounding me. He has been talked about for the last three months, at least once a week by all the talking heads in Baseball. Here are arguments for trading and not trading Rick Porcello. Trade Him If: You can get a upgrade at the shortstop position. Jhonny Peralta is an average major league shortstop at best. He wasn’t...

Porcello trade talks heat up once again

LAKELAND, Fla. -- With 10 days remaining in spring training, things could be heating up on the Rick Porcello trade front -- provided Tigers president Dave Dombrowski gets what he's seeking. According to Jim Bowden of ESPN and Sirius XM's Inside Pitch, the San Diego Padres rejected one Tigers offer to send Porcello to the Padres for Huston Street and an offer to exchange Porcello...
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