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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
chip” in right-handed closer Joel Hanrahan. He notes that the Tigers could look
to add Hanrahan as a proven finisher this season in order to bridge the gap to
21-year-old Bruce Rondon.
After missing out on Josh Hamilton and Zack Greinke the
Rangers could “feel pressure to do something” this winter. Shortstop Elvis
Andrus “would be a massive upgrade, especially defensively, over Jhonny
Peralta,” says Paul.
Since the Angels went all-in on Hamilton, they could also
look to upgrade their suspect starting rotation. While they’ve been able to add
Tommy Hanson and Joe Blanton already this offseason, they could look to acquire
Porcello rather than spend more on the free agent market. LA is expected to
trade one of their extra outfielders, including Kendrys Morales, Peter Bourjos
and Mark Trumbo, this offseason.
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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...
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...
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,...
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...
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...
The Detroit Tigers signed Anibal Sanchez today, which has led to a lot of speculation that Rick Porcello could become available in a trade. Jim Bowden reports that the Pirates are one of the teams interested in Porcello.
Pirates and Padres are amongst the teams interested in Rick Porcello who becomes available after the Tigers resigned Anibal Sanchez to 5yrdl
— JIM BOWDEN (@JimBowdenESPNxm...
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...
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...
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...
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...