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After saying goodbye to Anibal Sanchez and Omar Infante, the Miami Marlins said hello to the win column with a 2-1 victory over the Atlanta Braves on Monday. The win snapped a five game losing streak that had the Marlins a season low seven games under .500. The trade earlier in the day was the start of what is expected to be a series of trades over the coming days. Despite the win, Miami remains seven games back in the wild-card chase with a handful of teams ahead of them.
Josh Johnson was absolutely brilliant in this start before leaving with a cut on his finger after six innings. After taking a perfect game into the fifth inning with two outs, Johnson wound up allowing only one hit while striking out eight. Without the injury, it is likely the Marlins’ ace would’ve worked one or two more innings. Johnson has been a hot topic in trade rumors and was reportedly watched in this start by scouts from the Boston Red Sox and Texas Rangers. Despite the injury, the right-han...
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“We gave up a lot — we know that,” Tigers president and general manager Dombrowski said on a teleconference with reporters Monday night. “It hurts. But we’re trying to win this season, and you have to give up talent to acquire talent.” The “a lot” was Jacob Turner, the Tigers top catching prospect Rob Brantly and minor league left-hander Brian Flynn. The talent...
Exploring the Arsenal will run prior to each game, providing you with a brief scouting report on the starting pitcher expected to oppose the Pirates. The chart below shows the horizontal and vertical movement of every pitch thrown by that particular pitcher in 2012. This chart is from the catcher’s point of view. Click here for a general guide to pitch types and classifications...
The Detroit Tigers have acquired right-handed pitcher Anibal Sanchez and infielder Omar Infante from the Miami Marlins in trade that will send right-handed pitcher Jacob Turner to the Marlins, CBSSports.com reported. Sanchez, 28, is 5-7 with a 3.94 ERA this season, but is a free agent after this season. Infante, 30, is a second baseman who is batting .287 this season and is signed...
Anibal Sanchez will not be reunited with the Boston Red Sox, it appears. The Tigers are closing in on a deal with the Marlins for the 28-year-old pitcher and Omar Infante, according to MLB.com, in exchange for a group of prospects, inclucingpitcher Jacob Turner. The teams are expected to make the trade official at 7 p.m. once all the players involved are notified of the deal. Sanchez...
The Detroit Tigers have acquired second baseman Omar Infante and right-hander Anibal Sanchez from Miami, sending 21-year-old righty Jacob Turner and two minor leaguers to the Marlins.
The deal gives the Tigers a likely solution to their season-long problems at second base and adds another experienced arm to their starting rotation. The trade underscores Detroit's desire to win...
Anibal Sanchez might not carry the sterling playoff resume of Cole Hamels or the Cy Young hardware of Zach Greinke, but that dosn’t mean he won’t help the Detroit Tigers strike it rich prior to baseball’s trade deadline for a … Continue reading →
If it wasn’t already clear that the Tigers were playing to win now, the team made it abundantly clear on Monday afternoon, when the organization pulled the trigger on a five player deal that nets them starting pitcher Anibal Sanchez and second baseman Omar Infante from the Florida Marlins in exchange for a trio of highly rated prospects.
With Sunday’s 3-0 loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates in the books, the Miami Marlins have lost five games in a row. Miami is now at a season worst seven games under .500 after being swept in Pittsburgh. Overall on the road trip, the Marlins loss five of six and have nearly taken themselves out of playoff contention in the process.
Anibal Sanchez made what may turn out to be...
When spring began, and MLB fans and predictors were making their choices for who would rule the year, the Yankees and Tigers were foregone conclusions. New York would get some kind of playoff spot out of the American League East, and Detroit would win the American League Central running away. But the first few months of the season seemed to prove common sense wrong. The Tigers started...
There have been plenty of good signs in Josh Johnson‘s return from a season-ending shoulder injury this year. His 2.98 FIP is excellent; he’s striking out nearly eight batters per nine innings and walking well under three. His 9.35 strikeout rate is an improvement over last year’s mark of 8.5%. His 46.9% ground ball rate is healthy, just under his career average. And yet, despite...
The Tigers are built to win now. From the owner to the position players to the pitchers, this team is built for short-term glory and some long-term pain. in that context, their latest trade — a package featuring top prospect Jacob Turner for Anibal Sanchez and Omar Infante — fills their greatest short-term needs and readies the team for postseason play.
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Last night during a victory over the Baltimore Orioles, the WFNY email chain turned depressing as most everyone it seems has given up on the season. Here’s how it unfolded.
Jon: Just got home. Will headline the Anibal Sanchez trade.
Jacob: Ominous emails like that are the worst, Jon. Seriously thought for a moment the Indians got him. That’s what I get for being off Twitter all...
You sort of knew something like this was going to happen; the details were all we were waiting on.
Well, wait no more, Tribe fans. It appears that the division-leading Detroit Tigers have upgraded their team by trading for SP Anibal Sanchez and IF Omar Infante from the under-performing Miami Marlins. The move was first reported by Jon Paul Morosi (I think):
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Josh Johnson might have pitched his way into a Red Sox uniform Monday night, with the help of Felix Doubront
After a week in which the Red Sox seemed to be keyed in on Cubs pitchers Ryan Dempster and Matt Garza, it seems as though their attention has moved in favor of an established ace with a large price tag, Marlins starter Josh Johnson. This comes after a six game stretch in which...
MIAMI (AP) -- A close call at first base thwarted Atlanta's rally in the ninth inning Monday night and sent Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez to the locker room a few minutes before his players.
The Braves trailed the Miami Marlins by two runs to start the ninth before Michael Bourn and Martin Prado led off with base hits. Jason Heyward then bounced into a double play, but replays...