DREW SMYLY RUMORS & GOSSIP
LAKELAND, Fla. -- This season is all about the change for Detroit Tigers left-hander Drew Smyly.
There's the changeup -- a pitch that he's finally developed to the point where it enabled him to get out of jams in Saturday's 3-2 loss to the New York Mets.
Then there's the change in role -- moving from bullpen to rotation, which isn't easily accomplished.
KISSIMMEE, Fla. -- Drew Smyly started his return to the rotation Wednesday after pitching out of the bullpen all of last season.
Smyly, who started Wednesday's game against the Atlanta Braves, threw two innings for the first time since last June 23.
Smyly allowed one run on two hits while walking one and striking out two.
"I thought it went well," Smyly said. "...
When a team sees their payroll jump from approximately $148M to what figures to be a tad higher than $160M by opening day like the Detroit Tigers have from last year to this, you’d expect a product that is equal to or greater than the previous version. Well, so much for logic, and welcome to modern baseball where arbitration raises and ballooning free agent deals are driving payroll...
DETROIT -- For Drew Smyly, starting is like going home.
When the Tigers traded Doug Fister to the Washington Nationals, it opened a spot in the rotation for Smyly, who spent the entire 2013 season in the bullpen.
"I was really shocked," Smyly said before the Tigers started their Winter Caravan. "I didn't really think it was going to happen. We had one of the best...
Before the Detroit Tigers made two big offseason trades and a free agent signing for a closer, I had suggested the possibility of a trade for Phillies left-fielder Domonic Brown.
As the winter meetings have kicked off in Orlando this week so has the news that the 26-year old Brown is indeed on the market. One problem, the trade proposal that I set forth back then involved Doug Fister...
DETROIT -- Detroit Tigers relief pitcher Drew Smyly probably wouldve made a great fireman or tightrope walker.
His focus under duress also would come in handy as a Secret Service agent or high-rise window washer.
Hes as cool a customer as Ive ever seen, Tigers pitching coach Jeff Jones said.
Smyly faces the best hitters opponents have to offer, but the fans waiting in line for...
VIERA, Fla. -- It's sometimes hard to tell from his laid-back demeanor, but Drew Smyly is a fierce competitor who hates losing.
Judging by this spring, Smyly is not going to let the fifth starter's job go to Rick Porcello without a fight.
In his previous outing, Smyly had his first truly poor performance of the spring, giving up five runs on seven hits while walking one...
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...
TOLEDO, Ohio -- Drew Smyly is different from most Tigers pitchers.
The lefty is not a particularly hard thrower. He's known best for his control.
On Tuesday, making his first start in nearly a month, Smyly walked the first batter he faced. He then got two outs and walked another. Finally, Smyly got out of the inning with a fly ball.
Smyly, 23, had been on the disabled list...
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On Sunday Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Drew Smyly left his start early against the Cincinnati Reds due to injury. The injury for which he left the game was believed to be a blood blister that had ruptured; however, that’s not the case. Not even close. Doctors at the Centers for Disease Control announced yesterday that [...]