Tigers Actively Seek Pitching

The Tigers are actively pursuing starting pitching with less than two weeks remaining before the July 31st trade deadline, MLB executives tell ESPN.com's Buster Olney (on Twitter). Top pitching prospect Jacob Turner allowed seven earned runs in two innings to the Angels last night, so Detroit's need for pitching now seems more acute than ever.

The Tigers appear to have some level of interest in Ryan Dempster (details here), Matt Garza (details here) and Wandy Rodriguez (details here). They're expected to make top third base/outfield prospect Nick Castellanos unavailable in trade discussions, but they are probably willing to part with Rob Brantly, and Turner, Casey Crosby or Bruce Rondon could also be available.

The White Sox are also said to be prioritizing starting pitching in trade talks. Jon Paul Morosi of FOX Sports points out that all three AL Central contenders — the Tigers, White Sox and Indians — could use rotation upgrades. Another AL Central team, the Twins, has one of the most intriguing trade candidates in baseball: Francisco Liriano.

Justin Verlander, Doug Fister, Max Scherzer and Rick Porcello round out the rest of Detroit's rotation. Rookie left-hander Drew Smyly is on the disabled list with a strained rib cage muscle.


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2 years 11 months ago

After Turner’s outing last night, this comes as no surprise.

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2 years 11 months ago

Jody, i agree.  it did appear he was the deer in the headlights

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johnsilver
2 years 11 months ago

Sanchez (Anibel) looked pretty decent last night for the Fish if Loria truly is selling and as Hutton said during the broadcast.. He has gone 6+ in 15 of 18 starts.

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EightMileCats
2 years 11 months ago

I agree. I’d like to see Sanchez/Infante to Detroit
Or Wandy/Altuve… But that’d probably cost more to the farm

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2 years 11 months ago

Francisco Liriano is gone.  He is upset with the Twins that they didn’t give him an extension at the end of last season.  Same thing happened with Santana.  That said, I’d give Liriano a foot in the arse out the door.  He has been nothing but a nightmare these past three years.  Up and down, wild, inconsistent, etc, etc.  Time for him to move on.

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forkball27
2 years 11 months ago

I would like to see them get a Lefty starter. Wandy or Vargas would be good. I think they can still trade Turner even though he had a bad night. for either of these guys, would be cool if they could get a Wandy and Lowrie for Turner, Crosby,  and Brantly. It would be nice if they could also get a bullpen arm as well with this trade kind of trade. 

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Running Scared
2 years 11 months ago

Lowrie was hurt last night. Wont be back for a month and a half.

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Hal_Jordan77
2 years 11 months ago

Lowrie was hurt Saturday night.

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Hal_Jordan77
2 years 11 months ago

I’d make that trade, but I don’t think David Dombrowski would.  Lowrie is going to be out 4-6 weeks.