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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 Hanrahan, per his sources.
Also, I’ve received several “Now that the Angels have Josh Hamilton, what would it take to get Mark Trumbo” questions. Knobler mentions that the Angels aren’t looking to deal Trumbo, which makes sense. What wouldn’t make sense is if the Angels spent a ton on Josh Hamilton just so they could trade the younger, cheaper, power hitting Trumbo for prospects or a few lesser pieces.
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The Tigers are in need of a late-inning reliever or closer and have a young, solid starting pitcher that they are likely to trade. The Pirates need a solid starting pitcher and have a late-inning reliever or closer that they are likely to trade.
Because of those two things, many have wondered that a deal involving the Pirates’ Joel Hanrahan and Tigers’ Rick Porcello makes sense...
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...
THROWING IT BACK
Throwin' it back to 1971
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
Yesterday the Detroit Tigers re-signed right-hander Anibal
Sanchez to a five-year, $80 million contract, as reported by Bob Nightengale of
Agent Gene Mato Sanchez agrees to 5 year,$80 million deal w #Tigers
— Bob Nightengale (@BNightengale) December 14, 2012
The Tigers acquired Sanchez from the Miami Marlins last
summer in exchange for prospects,...
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...
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...
In Australian Baseball League action from today, three Pirates players were in the starting lineup for Adelaide, as they rolled to a 6-1 victory. Stefan Welch collected the only hit of the group, going 1-for-4, with a walk. Justin Howard went 0-for-3, also drawing a walk. Dylan Child was behind the plate again, going 0-for-2, with a sacrifice bunt. He threw out one of the three attempted...
Rick Porcello – Photo by Keith Allison
The Tigers decided to lock down Anibal Sanchez for five-years, $80M. Which once again opens the door to trading Rick Porcello. According to Jim Bowden via Twitter, the Padres are one of the teams interested.
JIM BOWDEN - @JimBowdenESPNxm
Pirates and Padres are amongst the teams interested in Rick Porcello who becomes available after...
For a long time Matt Hague was everyone’s favorite underdog. He was so beloved he even had his own twitter campaign, #FreeMattHague. There was never really a huge reason for it. He’s been alright in his Minor League career, but certainly nothing obscenely special. Hague was drafted out of college and basically spent a whole [...]
Pirates GM Neal Huntington was upbeat about the team's prospects in 2013 in this interview with PiratesDugout.com's George Von Benko at PirateFest.
DETROIT So, whats next for the Tigers?
Re-signing No. 4 starter Anibal Sanchez for five years at 80 million has created a starter surplus.
Left-hander Drew Smyly edges Rick Porcello for the No. 5 spot because he pitched better last year and would give the rotation a much-needed southpaw. So, trade rumors about Porcello made the rounds Friday afternoon. The Rangers, Pirates, Padres...
With the Tigers bringing back Anibal Sanchez on a five-year, $80 million dollar contract to shore up the fourth spot in the rotation, all signs seem to point to 23-year-old Rick Porcello getting dealt.
Speculation to a Porcello trade was pretty prevalent even prior to the Sanchez signing. George Ofman of Newsradio 780 out of Chicago suggested that the Cubs were interested in bringing...
Despite a winding road of reports over the last two days, Anibal Sanchez will remain a Detroit Tiger after all. The club signed the 28-year-old right-hander to a five-year, $80 million deal, keeping him in Detroit through the 2017 season.
Sanchez joins Justin Verlander, Max Scherzer and Doug Fister as locks for the Tigers’ rotation this spring, with just one spot left for youngsters...