Found December 15, 2012 on North Side Notch:
Mlb-may-pirates-dodgers
The Tigers are in need of a late-inning reliever or closer and have a young, solid starting pitcher that they are likely to trade. The Pirates need a solid starting pitcher and have a late-inning reliever or closer that they are likely to trade. Because of those two things, many have wondered that a deal involving the Pirates’ Joel Hanrahan and Tigers’ Rick Porcello makes sense for both teams. But Danny Knobler of CBS Sports reports otherwise. Also in same blog: While Tigers could use a late-inning reliever, they’re not interested in Joel Hanrahan of Pirates. cbsprt.co/WeQVjB — DKnobler (@DKnobler) December 15, 2012   I still think the Pirates should be making a pretty strong push for Porcello, but if the Tigers are not interested in Hanrahan, it does make it a little harder for the Pirates to put together a package for him.
THE BACKYARD
BEST OF MAXIM
RELATED ARTICLES

Tigers Not Interested in Joel Hanrahan

Danny Knobler has an update on the Detroit Tigers and starting pitcher Rick Porcello. He reports that the Angels are interested in Porcello, along with the Pirates, Rangers, and the Phillies before adding John Lannan. We’ve heard a lot about a possible Joel Hanrahan for Rick Porcello swap, but it doesn’t look like that would happen. Knobler reports the Tigers aren’t interested...

Detroit Tigers rumors: Anibal Sanchez is back

In an unusual turn of events, Anibal Sanchez is returning to the Detroit Tigers on a 5-year, $80M deal. This move comes on the heels of the Cubs offering Sanchez a 5-year, $75M contract on Thursday. What most people didn’t know was that Sanchez planned on giving the Tigers a chance to match his best offer all along. Not only did the Tigers match it, but they gave him an extra ...

Pirates happy but not done with offseason moves

The Pirates have their catcher. They also have their setup man. Still, there's plenty left on general manager Neal Huntington's to-do list before the team reports for spring training in two months. Pittsburgh signed former New York Yankee catcher Russell Martin to take over behind the plate and brought back reliever Jason Grilli. The Pirates remain in the market for another...

Tigers re-sign Anibal Sanchez for Five Years, $80 Million

Yesterday the Detroit Tigers re-signed right-hander Anibal Sanchez to a five-year, $80 million contract, as reported by Bob Nightengale of USA Today. Agent Gene Mato Sanchez agrees to 5 year,$80 million deal w #Tigers — Bob Nightengale (@BNightengale) December 14, 2012 The Tigers acquired Sanchez from the Miami Marlins last summer in exchange for prospects,...

Padres Showing Interest in SP Rick Porcello

Rick Porcello – Photo by Keith Allison The Tigers decided to lock down Anibal Sanchez for five-years, $80M.  Which once again opens the door to trading Rick Porcello.  According to Jim Bowden via Twitter, the Padres are one of the teams interested. JIM BOWDEN - @JimBowdenESPNxm Pirates and Padres are amongst the teams interested in Rick Porcello who becomes available after...

Porcello potential trade bait

DETROIT So, whats next for the Tigers? Re-signing No. 4 starter Anibal Sanchez for five years at 80 million has created a starter surplus. Left-hander Drew Smyly edges Rick Porcello for the No. 5 spot because he pitched better last year and would give the rotation a much-needed southpaw. So, trade rumors about Porcello made the rounds Friday afternoon. The Rangers, Pirates, Padres...

Agent: Sanchez accepts Tigers' 5-year, $80 million offer

Anibal Sanchez is staying with the Detroit Tigers. After the free-agent pitcher appeared to be on the verge of taking a lucrative five-year, $77.5 million offer from the Chicago Cubs, the Tigers upped the ante and Sanchez agreed to a five-year, $80 million contract Friday, his agent, Gene Mato, told USA Today. Sanchez, 28, came to the Tigers during the 2012 season from the Miami...

Winter Leagues Recap: Hanson Picks Up His First Hit

In Australian Baseball League action from today, three Pirates players were in the starting lineup for Adelaide, as they rolled to a 6-1 victory. Stefan Welch collected the only hit of the group, going 1-for-4, with a walk. Justin Howard went 0-for-3, also drawing a walk. Dylan Child was behind the plate again, going 0-for-2, with a sacrifice bunt. He threw out one of the three attempted...

Huntington excited about 2013

Pirates GM Neal Huntington was upbeat about the team's prospects in 2013 in this interview with PiratesDugout.com's George Von Benko at PirateFest.

Roster Watch: Matt Hague

For a long time Matt Hague was everyone’s favorite underdog.  He was so beloved he even had his own twitter campaign, #FreeMattHague. There was never really a huge reason for it.  He’s been alright in his Minor League career, but certainly nothing obscenely special. Hague was drafted out of college and basically spent a whole [...]

Tigers re-sign Anibal Sanchez

Anibal Sanchez has re-signed with the Detroit Tigers. Sanchez will receive $80 million over the next five seasons. This news comes a day after reports suggested that the right handed pitcher had chosen to sign a deal with the Chicago Cubs. Those reports proved to be false. Sanchez was acquired by the Tigers at the July trade deadline from the Florida Marlins. After the trade Sanchez...

Report: Red Sox Talked to Anibal Sanchez Before Right-Hander Signed $80 Million Deal With Tigers

The Red Sox still need starting pitching, but it’s obvious they’re not willing to just throw cash around. The Tigers reportedly inked Anibal Sanchez to a five-year, $80 million deal on Friday. Before Sanchez signed the big contract, however, the Red Sox talked to the right-hander, according to CBSSports.com’s Jon Heyman. The Sox reportedly weren’t willing to go as high as...

Detroit Tigers May Have Overpaid for Anibal Sanchez … so What’s the Problem?

Mike Ilitch (center) celebrated an AL title with manager Jim Leyland (left) and GM Dave Dombrowski. Mike Ilitch wants to win a World Series. That’s it. That is the beginning and the end of this debate over the justification for the five-year, $80 million deal free-agent starting pitcher Anibal Sanchez reportedly accepted Friday to stay in Detroit. Anyone expressing shock over this...

Report: Tigers Sign Anibal Sanchez to Five-Year Deal Worth $80 Million

The Chicago Cubs seemed poised to sign free-agent pitcher Anibal Sanchez on Thursday afternoon, with reports surfacing that the two sides were close to a deal. However, it appeared that Sanchez was willing to give his former team, the Detroit Tigers, one more chance to one-up the Cubbies. That’s exactly what the Tigers did, and on Friday, they reportedly came to terms on a new...
MLB News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.