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JOAKIM SORIA RUMORS & GOSSIP

No perfect bullpen strategy, but depth, flexibility help

DETROIT (AP) When the Detroit Tigers signed Joe Nathan before the 2014 season, they expected baseball's active saves leader to simply keep rolling. After a few too many bad outings, they traded for a backup plan in Joakim Soria, widely considered the top reliever on the market. That didn't work either - Soria had an oblique injury and by the time the playoffs began, it seemed as...
Via AP on Fox
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Do the Detroit Tigers have a closer dilemma?

With Joakim Soria being four for four on save opportunities, it looks like there will be a closer competition in Detroit. Popular vote would say keep Joakim Soria there because he has had two easy saves against Pittsburgh this past week, compared to Nathan who makes the game more interesting when he comes in. I also say keep in Soria because he has closer experience too (most saves...
Via isportsweb.com
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Tigers Place Closer Joe Nathan on DL

The Detroit Tigers have shutout the Minnesota Twins two games in a row, but will have to continue winning without their closer, Joe Nathan, who was placed on the DL with a right flexor strain in his elbow.  Joakim Soria will close for the Tigers until Nathan returns. Nathan earned a one out save on Monday, in a 4-0 Tigers wins.  David Price pitched 8.2 innings of shutout...
Via We Talk Fantasy Sports
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Sloppy Joe headed to the Disabled List

Joe Nathan to DL with right flexor strain. Joakim Soria to close. — Jason Beck (@beckjason) April 8, 2015 The Detroit Tigers have placed Closer Joe Nathan on the 15-Day Disabled List according to Jason Beck, the Tigers beat writer for MLB.com. The listed injury is a right elbow flexor strain. This means Joakim Soria will move into the Closers role. Nathan didn’t pitch in...
Via The Majors Detroit
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers: Soria inked in as setup man to start

The Detroit Tigers have begun spring training as pitchers and catchers have all arrived in Lakeland, Florida to being another season towards winning the World Series in 2015. The past few seasons, the biggest downfall for the Tigers has been the play of their bullpen, which has been one of the worst in all of baseball. Last year, the team tried to address this issue by bringing in...
Via isportsweb.com
February 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers: Evaluating the deadline moves

The Detroit Tigers made two moves at the trade deadline that made them potential locks for a return to the World Series. They added some help to a bullpen that is one of the worst in the American League and brought in a former Cy Young award winner to make the starting rotation scarier when it comes to the playoffs. Let’s evaluate each move the Tigers made. Relief pitcher Joakim...
Via isportsweb.com
August 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Does Soria deal mean the Detroit Tigers are done?

We waited, and Dave Dombrowski delivered. We questioned, and Double D answered. We wanted, he got. Detroit Tigers General Manager Dave Dombrowski pulled the trigger on yet another trade deadline deal on Thursday, dealing two pitching prospects for Texas Rangers closer Joakim Soria. The move comes as a result of a bullpen that has struggled mightily, boasting a scary 4.37 ERA. Throw...
Via isportsweb.com
July 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Soria trade nets Rangers two solid pitching prospects

Joakim Soria became a luxury item for a team with 40 wins and going nowhere in 2014. That, plus a solid season, made him both expendable to the Texas Rangers and attractive to suitors. The Rangers dealt Soria to Detroit for right-handed pitching prospects Jake Thompson and Corey Knebel. Soria found out about the trade during the lengthy rain delay during the Texas game against New...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
July 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Joakim Soria traded to Tigers

The Detroit Tigers have reached an agreement with the Texas Rangers that will send Joakim Soria to the Tigers in exchange for prospects Jake Thompson and Corey Knebel. Kyle Bogenschutz was first to report the news on Twitter. The trade is pending physicals of all players involved. Thompson and Knebel were rated among Detroit’s ten best prospects coming into the year per Baseball...
Via Baseball News Source
July 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Rangers Rumors: Texas wants a lot for Joakim Soria

The expectation is that the Texas Rangers will trade closer Joakim Soria some time this month. Major League sources told T.R. Sullivan and Grace Raynor of MLB.com that the Rangers are willing to deal Soria, but they won't just give him away for nothing, as you'd expect.Word is that the Rangers are looking for a "substantial package" in return, per Sullivan and Raynor. They are looking...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
July 12, 2014  |  Discuss
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