Twelve months after being acquired from Texas – and not saving a beleaguered bullpen – Joakim Soria has departed Detroit. The Tigers have traded the 31-year-old right-hander to the Pirates for 23-year-old shortstop prospect JaCoby Jones. Soria did a decent job in Motown, but with his team’s playoff chances waning, the free-agent-to-be was destined to […]
After trading away its best starting pitcher earlier this afternoon, the Detroit Tigers are dealing away its top relief pitcher. James Schmehl of MLive Media Group was the first to report that the Pittsburgh Pirates were nearing a deal to acquire Joakim Soria. Now, Jon Heyman of CBS confirms the deal has been agreed to. soria goes to pirates. nice piuckup. team with melancon...
The Detroit Tigers are becoming active sellers. After trading away David Price to the Toronto Blue Jays, the team is closing in on a deal that would send closer Joakim Soria to the Pittsburgh Pirates, according to James Schmehl of MLive Media Group. It’s not surprising to see that the Pirates are close to acquiring Soria, given that Rob Biertempfel of the Pittsburgh Tribune reported...
According to James Schmehl of MLive Media Group, the Pittsburgh Pirates are close to acquiring Joakim Soria from the Detroit Tigers. Hearing #Pirates nearing deal with #Tigers for closer Joakim Soria. Unclear right now who #Tigers will get in return. — James Schmehl (@jamesschmehl) July 30, 2015 Follow Jacob on Twitter @jacobfagan
John Keating talks to Joakim Soria after he pitched the ninth inning for his 23rd save in the Tigers' 2-1 victory over the Rays.
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...
With the trade deadline ending in less than 24 hours, the Detroit Tigers have already made their big move that they hope will potentially help their bullpen. The question is though, is it enough to win the World Series? Late last week, the Tigers traded for Texas Rangers closer Joakim Soria in order to bring help to a bullpen that is in desperate need of stability. In return, the...
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...
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