Posted July 25, 2012 on
There were a lot of moving parts to the deal that sent Anibal Sanchez and Omar Infante to Detroit this week. The most significant part of that deal, however, may be the inclusion of righty pitching prospect, Jacob Turner. It's that part of the deal that's the biggest gamble for Detroit, even though their acquisitions clearly make them a far better team in 2012.

Detroit Tigers trade Jacob Turner: all in for 2012

The Detroit Tigers have just pulled a trade with the Florida Marlins (pending physicals) that brings Anibal Sanchez and Omar Infante to Detroit in exchange for top prospects Jacob Turner, catcher Rob Brantly, and another rising pitcher, 6’8” lefty Brian Flynn (AA Erie). The two teams also exchanged compensation picks in next year’s draft. The Tigers will bump up some in that...

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...

TigsTown Transaction Blog: Turner Traded

Stay current with all the roster movement and personnel decisions with the TigsTown Transaction Blog. The Tigers sacrificed the future by trading Jacob Turner and others to the Marlins for Omar Infante and Anibal Sanchez.

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'...

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?

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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