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With recent rumors and trade discussion surrounding Rick Porcello, it appears as though the Tigers are now also fielding offers for lefty Drew Smyly.
Tigers are taking calls on Smyly as well as Porcello. Not committed to trading either one, but with tons of interest, I’m guessing one goes.
— DKnobler (@DKnobler) December 18, 2012
With Anibal Sanchez on board the Tigers will more than likely trade either Porcello or Smyly to fill the five spot in the rotation.
In his first season with the big club the 23-year-old Smyly had a nice season posting a 3.99 ERA and an 8.5 strikeout rate per nine innings. He also posted a 39.9 ground ball rate in 99 1/3rd innings.
h/t: MLBTradeRumors.com, CBS Sports
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Among other reports swimming around the interwebs lately, Brett at Bleacher Nation writes a blurb about the Tigers possibly floating both Rick Porcello and Drew Smyly on the trade market:
Danny Knobler says the Cubs and Tigers did speak about Rick Porcello, now that he’s expendable, but the two sides didn’t find a fit. The Tigers are alternatively listeningon lefty Drew Smyly...
While it’s been reported that the Detroit Tigers are
expected to trade starting pitcher Rick Porcello following the signing of
Anibal Sanchez, the club is also “taking calls” on left-hander Drew Smyly,
reports Danny Knobler of CBS Sports.
Tigers are taking calls on Smyly as well as Porcello. Not committed to trading either one, but with tons of interest, I'm guessing...
The Tigers officially announced the re-signing of starting pitcher Anibal Sanchez to a five-year, $80 million dollar contract with a club option for 2018.
“Anibal pitched tremendously for us down the stretch and during the post-season,” Tigers president and GM Dave Dombrowski said. “He strengthens our starting rotation and we are pleased to have him back with the Tigers organization...
DETROIT (AP) -- The Detroit Tigers have agreed to a five-year contract with right-handed pitcher Anibal Sanchez. Sanchez will be at a news conference Monday afternoon. The team didn't disclose financial terms, but a person familiar with it told The Associated Press last week on condition of anonymity that the deal is worth 80 million. Sanchez helped Detroit reach the World...
Ben Verlander—current Old Dominion player, Detroit Tigers draft pick, and younger brother of pitching ace Justin—recently tweeted out this picture of the Verlander family Christmas tree, with its very special decorative star sitting atop the tree in all its festive, Verlander-y glory…
It’s lovely, but nowhere near as nice as the Ryan Braun menorah proudly displayed at the...
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...
In the latest podcast, the staff discusses the status of both Rick Porcello and Drew Smyly, why the Tigers should consider trading one or the other, but also why it's not a foregone conclusion that one should be moved. Plus, what is the story with Brennan Boesch, what can the Tigers expect from Alex Avila in 2013, and can the Tigers really believe Bruce Rondon will be the closer this year?
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...
DETROIT -- Anibal Sanchezs agent, Gene Mato, said his client left money on the table during the winter meetings from a club he would not specify -- only to say it wasn't the Chicago Cubs -- because Sanchez wasnt comfortable with that team.
Mato claims Sanchez couldve made more than he ended up getting from the Tigers, who announced the 80 million, five-year contract with a club...
I received this e-mail from Hitman:
What do you think about the possibility of bringing in Drew Smyly of the Tigers? I’ve already touched up previously in a few comments about his great breaking stuff and if you haven’t seen a highlight video of his from the 2012 season on Youtube, watch it. You’ll be impressed in what you see. Alderson was talking about bringing in another...
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...
2012 saw Miguel Cabrera become the first Triple Crown winner in 45 years. I wonder if Tigers GM Dave Dombrowski has considered trading Cabrera. Surely after putting up numbers like that he could definitely get some good prospects.
We had a pitcher once who seemed to be slipping. He was approaching 33, his best years behind him. Over his last two seasons, his ERA rose 26%, his strikeouts...
The Detroit Tigers might move Rick Porcello before the 2013 season begins, but the Pittsburgh Pirates will have to sweeten the pot if they want to add the young right-hander.
From Rob Biertempfel of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:
#Pirates are interested in Porcello, but Tigers don’t want straight-up swap for Hanrahan
— Rob Biertempfel (@BiertempfelTrib) December 19, 2012
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