Originally written July 30, 2013 on Pro Sports Daily:
July arrives and the Tigers grab their cash and credit cards. They go shopping. And in the spirit of past summers they traded young blood for playoff-grade quality Monday when they brought on Jose Veras from the Astros in a swap that cost them talented 19-year-old outfielder Danry Vasquez as well as an expendable player to be named later. Dave Dombrowski might be baseball’s best general manager at pulling off July deals even in a market as tough as tight and as high-retail as is the 2013 shopping mall which closes to non-waiver deals at 4 p.m. Wednesday. And the Tigers’ front-office chief did an artful job of getting his man at a time when trading clubs are demanding the moon and a few additional planets. What the Tigers landed Monday was a high-powered arm and probable solution to their back-end bullpen wobbles. Veras 32 had a 2.93 earned-run average and 19 saves in 42 games for a last-place Astros team. Those are strong numbers on a bad team as are his 44 strikeouts and 14 walks...

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