Originally posted on Baseball Hot Corner  |  Last updated 7/30/13
It was always in the cards. It was just a matter of who, when, and how much. Despite moving to a season high 13-games over .500 with a sweep of the woeful Philadelphia Phillies an ongoing saga that had occupied the Tigers-related rumor mill for  much of the season was always, “What will the Detroit Tigers do to solve their bullpen inadequacies?” On Monday morning an off-day on the schedule provided the answer. The Tigers swung a deal with the Houston Astros to get their Closer, Jose Veras, in trade for Class A prospect Danry Vasquez and a Player-to-be-Named-Later (PTBNL). The move came as little surprise to anyone as the Tigers had been linked to just about every reliever on the market with a pulse (and not always necessarily a strong pulse at that). What can the Tigers expect moving forward? We’ll discuss some of Veras’ merits as go along, but suffice it to say acquiring relievers is a dice roll whenever you do it. At the end of July we’re talking about less than 30-innings of work...
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