Posted July 23, 2012 on
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.

Tigers acquire Infante, Sanchez from Marlins

It's deja vu all over again. The Tigers made their move for a second baseman and a starting pitcher on Monday, and there's a familiar face coming back to Detroit. Marlins infielder Omar Infante, who played for the Tigers from 2002-07, is returning to Comerica Park, and he's bringing starting pitcher Anibal Sanchez with him. In return, Detroit is giving up their top...

Marlins trade Anibal Sanchez and Omar Infante to the Tigers

The Detroit Tigers have acquired second baseman Omar Infante and right handed pitcher Anibal Sanchez from the Miami Marlins according to Jon Paul Morosi of FOXSports. The Marlins received pitching prospect Jacob Turner from the Tigers according to Joe Frisaro of It wasn't a secret that the Tigers were looking for a starting pitcher and a second baseman. The Tigers'...

Tigers acquire SP Sanchez, 2B Infante for Jacob Turner, others

“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 – Anibal Sanchez

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...

Roundtable: Thoughts on Infante/Sanchez Trade

Ready to talk Tigers? Want to hear the opinion of the TigsTown staff? Welcome to the TigsTown Roundtable! This week's question: What are your thoughts on the Tigers trading three prospects including Jacob Turner for Omar Infante and Anibal Sanchez?

Pittsburgh Sweeps

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...

The lack of big trades.

As the 2012 baseball trading deadline approaches, it seems like there haven’t been any big names change teams. Sure, Ichiro, Anibal Sanchez, Omar Infante, and (possibly) Ryan Dempster found new homes, but players just aren’t moving like you’d hope they would. This promotes boredom among fantasy baseball owners. We need the drama of the trading deadline. There are a couple reasons...

Report: Red Sox Expressing Interest in Josh Johnson, Anibal Sanchez

The Red Sox could use all the pitching help they can get right now, and they've reportedly got their eyes on a pair of right-handers on South Beach. reports that the Red Sox have shown interest in Miami Marlins pitchers Josh Johnson and Anibal Sanchez. The club reportedly showed interest in Cubs right-hander Matt Garza, but according to the report, the club...

What Do You Mean The Yankees Got Ichiro? And Other Fantasy Baseball Questions

Has The Fire Sale In Miami Officially Started? Omar Infante and Anibal Sanchez were traded to Detroit Tigers today in what may be just the first of many moves. The Marlins have been nothing short of a complete dissapointment this year and with the amount of money put in to not only the stadium but the players as well, management is going to be forced to make some tough decisions...

Tigers acquire Omar Infante and Anibal Sanchez from Marlins

The Tigers addressed some of their more glaring needs Monday when they pulled the trigger on a trade for infielder Omar Infante and right-handed starting pitcher Anibal Sanchez from the Miami Marlins. In return the Tigers have sent top pitching prospect Jacob Turner, catching prospect Rob Brantly and another pitching prospect Brian Flynn to Miami. The two teams also swapped picks...

Game 2012.97: Indians at Tigers

Detroit Tigers, 52-44, 1st place, up 1 game. Game 1 of the new Tiger lineup starts tonight. Omar Infante rejoins the Tigers, as they look to continue their 5 day win streak and command of their Central division foes (20-14 in the division). Tonight Doug “2nd Half” Fister goes for his 3rd straight strong outing, against Ubaldo “Human Trade Deadline Warning Label” Jimenez....

Giants targeting bullpen help before trade deadline

Among the first sparks of trade deadline fever breaking out today with the Ichiro trade to New York and the Miami Marlins trading away infielder Omar Infante and starting pitcher Anibal Sanchez to the Detroit Tigers, the Giants seem to be searching for some help in the bullpen. Ken Rosenthal and Jon Morosi of FOX sports reported yesterday they have a major league source saying the...
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