Originally posted on It's Always Sunny in Detroit  |  Last updated 1/8/13
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Since the Tigers re-signed Anibal Sanchez in late December, general manager has supposedly received numerous calls from teams looking to acquire a starting pitcher.  The Tigers currently have six starters with Justin Verlander, Doug Fister, Max Scherzer and Sanchez having rotation spots one through four locked up.  Drew Smyly and Rick Porcello would vie for the fifth spot in spring training, unless a deal involving either is struck before then. Dombrowski was quoted earlier this week as saying that you “can’t have six starters.”  In other words, Porcello or Smyly will be dealt.  And seeing as the Tigers’ 1-4 are all right-handed.  Opposing GM’s also see Porcello as a guy who can eat up 180 innings, can sit at a 95-mph fastball and mix in his his two-seam sinker.  He throws strikes and is relatively affordable – his contract ($3.1 million in 2012, arbitration-eligible this year and trade price (reasonable package in return).  He is also 24 years old and doesn’t hit free agency until ...
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