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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 for at least the next five seasons more than likely means Porcello will get dealt considering the money being invested into Sanchez as the fourth starter and the fact that Drew Smyly would offer the Tigers a lefty option in the rotation. Furthermore though Porcello is eligible for arbitration for the second time in his career and will make a projected $4.7 million in 2013.
But if the Tigers do send Porcello packing who would match up as a potential trading partner?
Early reports suggested that the Chicago Cubs could be a match and more so now since they lost out on signing Anibal Sanchez. Danny Knobler however ...
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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...
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...
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
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...
With their surplus of pitching after re-signing Anibal
Sanchez, the Detroit Tigers are expected to trade one of their extra arms, most
likely Rick Porcello. The Pittsburgh Pirates, Texas Rangers and Los Angeles
Angels are three possible fits for Porcello, according to Tony Paul of the
The Pirates have what Paul considers to be “a dandy trade
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...
In Dominican League action from last night, Kris Johnson threw six shutout innings, allowing just one base hit, a third inning single with two outs. He also walked two and struck out three batters. Johnson has pitched brilliantly this DWL season, giving up just one earned run over 19.2 innings pitched. He has allowed only eight base hits, giving him a .127 BAA.
Alex Valdez went...
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?
The Pittsburgh Pirates are “pushing to move” right-handed
closer Joel Hanrahan, according to Danny Knobler of CBS Sports.
People who have talked to the Pirates say they're pushing to move Hanrahan. Dodgers are one possibility.
— DKnobler (@DKnobler) December 17, 2012
Hanrahan has been closing games for the Pirates over the
past two-plus seasons, and the...
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...
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...
For some reason the discussion of military training and the Pittsburgh Pirates is still going on. Back in September, Bob Nutting addressed the media and commented on the topic, with the original comments seen here. A big focus was placed on this quotes:
“We should not be, will not be, are not a military organization.”
That’s led to a lot of people saying that Nutting ordered...
Clint Barmes is a strong defensive shortstop, but he struggled offensively batting .229 with eight home runs and 45 RBI in 2012. Barmes told PiratesDugout.com's George Von Benko that he is hoping for better offensive production this season.
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...
At Friday night’s general Question and Answer session for season-ticket holders at Pirate Fest, one gentleman asked about the status of Josh Bell’s recovery from his knee problems. GM Neal Huntington talked about how his knee did not respond to the original procedure, so they took a step back and re-evaluated things. He then added “the knee responded well to the PRP injection...