AL Central Links: Tigers, Royals, White Sox

It's possible that tonight was the last start Francisco Liriano will make as a member of the Twins. Liriano entered with a 2.84 ERA with a 10.9 K/9 and 4.0 BB/9 since May 30, but was shelled for seven runs in 2 2/3 innings. Here are some links surrounding the division…

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  1. LazerTown 3 years ago

    Don’t think Detroit made a good move. He gave up a top pitching prospect for a rental and a mediocre player. For Hamels, Greinke or Garza it would be different, but for anibal?

    • melonis_rex 3 years ago

      that mediocre player in Infante is a HUGE improvement over the sub-replacement .193/.265/.273 they have received from their 2B this season. —46 wRC+ for Tigers 2B; 104 wRC+ for Infante. that’s huge.

      • LazerTown 3 years ago

        Compared to the scrubs they have been playing, but look at what the Yankees got Ichiro for. The tigers could have certainly gotten someone else. My problem with the trade isn’t the players they got, but who they gave up. They gave up someone they were hesitant to give up for 2 years of garza in the offseason.

        • melonis_rex 3 years ago

          ichiro is a future first ballot HOF, but his 2012 numbers have been far worse than infante’s. and he’s a corner OF while ichiro’s a 2B (positional scarcity).

          and jacob turner’s stock has dropped. acquiring a rental frontline starter and an average 2B for that package may be a slight overpay, but not particularly a bad one especially considering the state of the al central.

    • I’m sure there planning an extension, 5/60-75 mil would be my guess.

      • LazerTown 3 years ago

        Doubt it. Detroit’s payroll is already $133M. And its kind of pathetic they had to give so much time to Boesch, Raburn, and Young. And even worse if they hadn’t gotten lucky with Quintin.

      • Hammels will be in the 100 mil range, but I don’t think Sanchez gets too close to 15. 12 seems more plausible. He’s making 8 this year, so 10-12 doesn’t seem too unrealistic. Although, a ball club should find a better way to spend 12 mill a year.

    • snapcase8p 3 years ago

      I kind of feel the same. But I think it’s the draft pick swap that makes it ok with me. Not to mention Turners stock is dropping fast. I just wish they would have traded Oliver before his stock reached the point its at now.

  2. Liriano will stay because the twins asking price is ridiculous, hes open to have huge up but even more gigantic downs, cant give up good prospect for such a pitcher, have fun losing him in free agency twins, :]

    • game_7_1991 3 years ago

      Reality check for MN after tonight. If they had any offers on the table before tonight they should have closed. Asking price just went down in ChiTown.

  3. sourbob 3 years ago

    Yuniesky Betancourt is available?!?!?!?!?! Where does my team get in on THAT?

    • ThisGuyRocks 3 years ago

      You get him for the rest of the year. We re-sign him in the off season. Its how it works.

  4. HARRISON ROSE 3 years ago

    Finally, Kenny Williams is acting like a rational GM! They could use a better 4th outfielder than Jordan Danks, but that’s not really a priority. The Sox don’t have enough to get a top of the rotation starter during a mid season trade.If they get Danks back and he pitched as good as 3rd starter then the Sox will be successful.

  5. LLUPER 3 years ago

    Franceour had a very good 2011. He is a decnt player. But we need starting pitching and need to move an OF. Some of the fans will be disappointed because he is a great guy and the fans gravitate to his fun personality. But this about winning and what we need to correct.

  6. Jeff Westcott 3 years ago

    Huh? What’s you’re point? It seems obvious that the Marlins did want to trade for him; unless you’re suggesting that Dombrowski pulled some kind of Jedi-mind-trick. Moreover, the Marlins did wait for Turner to make another start which he did yesterday.

  7. Jeff Westcott 3 years ago

    A: Sorry about my confusion over you were talking about.
    B: You are exactly correct. Liriano is garbage.

  8. snapcase8p 3 years ago

    Think he was talking about Liriano.

  9. He was talking about Liriano, not Turner

  10. Stuart Brown 3 years ago

    Anibal Sanchez will easily get $12-15MM per year in free agency. I’d say that contract is right on the mark for what you can expect at the end of the season, from the Tigers or otherwise.

  11. 100% that he does, randy wold got a 3 year /36 million from the brew crew, im sure anibal will get the next two years, at a minimum for 12 average.

  12. Colin Christopher 3 years ago


  13. gamaize 3 years ago

    There were other options at second base, however, this deal allowed the Tigers to:
    1. Address both needs; 2nd base and SP
    2. Keep Nick C and Rondon.
    3. If they had picked up a 2nd baseman in one deal and a SP in another they, in all likelihood would have had to give up more prospects.
    4. and this is BIG IMO. They now have two picks in the top 36, possibly 2 in the top 32 depending on off season signings.

    Bottomline they addressed two needs with minimal given up.
    tigers like Smyly better than Turner at the moment but Smyly doesn’t have a lot innings left whereas Sanchez can be the #5 for the rest of the season and eat up innings.

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