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20 May 2017 05:34:49
A good trade for 2 teams and both are struggling and both play at the opposing teams area of most need and both can benefit from a change of scenery


Tigers get:
OF Curtis Granderson
('17: $15.00 M)

Mets get:
SP Anibal Sanchez
('17: $16.80 M)
('18: $16.00 M club/$5.00 M buyout)

The Tigers have depth at SP right not while the Mets dont...the Mets have OF depth when the Tigers dont

This trade gives the Tigers a much needed OF despite his struggles ans he would return to DET where he was a fan favorite before the Scherzer/Jackson trade. He may not play much CF but he can platoon there with Romine/Collins and send Mahtook down to work on his swing. This would save the Tigers $1.8 million this year and $5.0 million/$16.0 million next year.

The Mets currently are without Syndagaard, Matz and Lugo plus with Harvey struggling...adding Sanchez (change of scenery can help) would give the Mets an extra arm in the rotation till one of their injured starters come back. Plus having a lot of OF means Granderson is the odd man out.

This trade doesn't make either team gives each of them depth at their worst position (DET: CF...NYM: SP)


1.) 20 May 2017 23:30:52
It makes the Mets worse. Animal Sanchez is not an upgrade on any pitching staff.

Granderson is a significant upgrade on the Tigers.

2.) 23 May 2017 15:44:55
I think it's a great trade but both teams will be wimps to do it. Two players who are both a big part of their teams make it hard to part with them.

3.) 23 May 2017 18:22:55
Anibal Sanchez just got optioned down to the minors because he's terrible.
Granderson is actually good.

How is this a great trade?

4.) 24 May 2017 00:14:37
How is Anibal Sanchez a vital part of the Tigers, he didn't make the rotation, did horrible in the bullpen, and is now in the minors. Granderson is just a slow starter, he will pick it up eventually.

5.) 24 May 2017 23:09:32
Cookie, that's only good for the Tigers.



30 Jan 2017 20:50:44
I wonder if this may work

Tigers Get:
RP Garrett Cleavinger (25)
OF Adam Jones

Orioles get:
SP Anibal Sanchez
RP Jairo Labourt (13)
C James McCann
OF Anthony Gose
OF Michael Gerber (8)

Tigers won't have to pay for any of the money owed to Sanchez as Jones salary will cover that. Plus adding McCann to the mix may help them take the deal. Also getting Cleavinger for futurr bullpen help.

Orioles add a rotation piece in Sanchez and perhaps Labourt who can turn things around. Getting McCann may give them the edge that can help at C. Plus the 2 OF they get would help replace Jones.

I had other trades like Lowe and JD that can free up more money so they can sign Wieters. Plus they have Greiner who cam play well.


1.) 30 Jan 2017 23:08:31
cookie, in what crazy world does this trade make any sense for the Orioles. Why trade Adam Jones, the face of the team. There are clearly better proposals out there with teams with a much better farm system.

2.) 31 Jan 2017 00:16:04
cookie, I cannot see the O's dealing Jones for that package. At all.

3.) 31 Jan 2017 05:08:02
Yeah, this really looks like the tigers dumping people they don't really want, for the face of the orioles franchise.

4.) 31 Jan 2017 05:19:55
Surely you can't be serious?

5.) 31 Jan 2017 15:24:09
I am serious, and don't call me Shirley.

6.) 31 Jan 2017 17:59:48
This blocks Chance Sisco the Orioles #1 prospect as well

7.) 01 Feb 2017 14:25:36
If the O's trade Jones to the Tigers, JaCoby Jones is headed back to the O's for sure.



28 Jan 2017 06:35:10
Looks like the Tigers are going to keep Kinsler....but they still should trade (anibal, pelfrey, lowe, jd and collins) for a batch of prospects...but we can trade Sanchez along with 2 low level prospects for bruce or granderson and a low level

We shouls look at a few free agents that are left and that can be cheap

(*)= minors deal

- SP Matt Harrison (*: 4/14 opt out)
He can be had for the vet mininum plus incentives as he was bought out from his contract that still ran thru 2017 (just like Saltalamacchia)

1 year $ (vet mininum + incentives)

- RP Luke Hochevar (*: 5/14 opt out)
He may have had a few down years but he wasnt long removed as a good RP and what better then having him against the royals

1 year $1.00 M (if in majors)

- C Matt Wieters
His market has been really slow and he may have to sign a 1 yr deal with an option to once again up his value and to keep him healthy more, he should try a different position (perhaps the like Gattis) and this could keep him healtht more and can up his trade value if he added another position to his playing in games and if this happens than the Tigers won't trade for Bruce.

1 year $7.50 M ($17.50 M vesting)

- IF Dustin Ackley (*)
Can be a valuable piece as he can hit better then Romine and just like romine, he can play nearly everywhere (1B/2B/3B/OF) and can be had on a minor league deal with a spring invite

- OF Drew Stubbs (*)
Another depth piece and be a decent 4th OF when injuries happen and can play all 3 OF spots. But he will have to earn his way as he won't get a spring invite. But does have a buyout on 5/14 if not on 40 man roster

- OF Desmond Jennings (*)
An OF who has a high ceiling but injuries have kept him from reaching that and he (just like Bourjos and Jackson) would have to sign a minors deal with a spring invite

1 year $2.00 M (if in majors)

All this amounts to nearly $12.50 million. All can help of some sort and can be cheap. By trading Pelfrey ($8.00 M), Lowe ($5.5 M) and JD Martinez ($11.75 M) would clear $25.25 M and take away my free agent signings....thatll leave about $12.75 M left...that should get us under the tax threshold and wed still have Sanchez and Kinsler and wed still be cometitive


1.) 28 Jan 2017 14:20:01
The Tigers are stuck in that uncomfortable conundrum of being a mediocre team with a high payroll and neglected farm system.

2.) 28 Jan 2017 15:20:46
Mets are trying to shed contracts and you trade it for the Sanchez contract?

3.) 28 Jan 2017 16:14:07

They have 4 SP set with the 5th perhaps being Wheeler but adding Sanchez for Bruce is like your getting Sanchez for $2.5 million

Plus a few little pieces will be added

So adding $2.5 million may not hurt as much for the Mets.

Redsox Guy. i hear ya. Dumbrowski ruined that and he's slowly doing that with your redsox (kimbrel trade, sale trade to name a few) . Moncada couldve replaced Pedroia at 2B in a few yrs

Ive always said that the way Sales delivery is, i see Tommy John in his future and trading Moncada would decrease the value of the trade

Im glad Dumbrowski is gone. Avila is smart so i hope he knows what he's doing by not doing much. plus he said the tigers won't go over the luxury tax next year

Players on expiring contracts can help the tigers get trade value if we aren't in it and if they are playing better (pelfrey, lowe, kinsler, jd, sanchez and even upton)

4.) 28 Jan 2017 18:51:53
The Mets also have Robert Gsellmen and Seth Lugo who at the end of the year last year performed really well and proved they have what it takes. They don't want him, and they sure as hell don't need him.

5.) 28 Jan 2017 18:59:43
Not sure Ackley and more so Hocheaver won't get a majors offer and Weiters would have signed already if he only wanted 7.5 million

6.) 29 Jan 2017 23:05:35
You do realize that the Tigers will have to take on the majority of Sanchez's and Pelfrey's contracts just to convince anyone to take them?



05 Jan 2017 07:03:38
If the Tigers want to get younger and cheaper but still be competitive. i say they try to get Joey Gallo, Kolten Wong and even Sean Doolittle

Both Wong and Doolittle are under contract for at least 4 years more and Gallo is 2 years from Arbitration. 3 future building blocks and Gallo can play 1B/ 3B/ OF/ DH and potential future replacement for Miggy. Wong would replace Kinsler and Doolittle can help in the future as well

Getting Gallo would be centered around a package that includes Victor Martinez

Getting Wong would be centered around a package that includes Ian Kinsler

Getting Doolittle would be centered around a package that includes Anibal Sanchez.


1.) 05 Jan 2017 08:14:34
The Rangers aren't giving up Gallo for Victor Martinez, nor are the Athletics giving up Doolittle for Sanchez.

Please, stop.

2.) 05 Jan 2017 11:47:53
cookie, I cannot see those teams giving up young talent to the Tigers for those guys.

3.) 06 Jan 2017 02:28:40
The Gallo one isn't very good and the Athletics one is terrible



05 Jan 2017 06:56:25
What would it take for the Tigers to get Sean Doolittle?

Id say Anibal Sanchez plus 2 mid high level prospects for Doolittle and a low level prospect would work

What would it take?


1.) 05 Jan 2017 14:02:11
I feel like I repeating myself here. Prospects the Tigers don't have.




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06 Feb 2017 04:03:39
I wonder if Wieters should try the OF like some other catchers have like Vogt and Norris.

Could elevate his market

If Desmond can sign as an OF from SS and then from an OF to 1B...then why not


1.) 06 Feb 2017 04:49:12
Because Desmond is athletic. Wieters is not exactly the most nimble, versatile of players.

2.) 06 Feb 2017 07:01:50
I think that would go terribly wrong for Wieters.

3.) 08 Feb 2017 12:47:45
Norris has played OF?



27 Dec 2016 23:20:04
What can the tigers do to get McCutchen?


1.) 27 Dec 2016 23:38:52
Most of the time the team trying to acquire said player offers a package that the team that said player belongs too likes.

2.) 28 Dec 2016 02:40:36
Have prospects, that's how, and guess what, they don't. By prospects I mean top elite prospects.

3.) 28 Dec 2016 03:15:29
Trade fulmer I mean Ik that wouldn't happen but that's the only thing that would get accepted.

4.) 28 Dec 2016 04:22:59
Give us Verlander and pay his whole salary.



06 Dec 2016 19:47:37
With Sale to the Red Sox. do they have the best rotation?

I came up with 10 teams who have a good 1-2-3 rotation, out of these 10 teams, who is in top 5?

BOS: Price - Sale - Porcello
DET: Verlander - Zimmermann - Fulmer
TEX: Hamels - Darvish - Cashner
ATL: Teheran - Dickey - Colon
NYM: DeGrom - Harvey - Syndergaard
WAS: Scherzer - Strasburg - Gonzalez
CHC: Arrieta - Lester - Hendricks
ARI: Grienke - Miller - Walker
LAD: Kershaw - Ryu - Maeda
SF: Bumgarner - Cueto - Moore

My top 5 would be:
1) CHC
2) BOS
3) NYM
4) WAS
5) SF.


1.) 06 Dec 2016 23:00:37
Chicago is getting older and was aided by having no significant injuries. They also rely heavily on Hendricks, who is extremely likely to regress.

Boston is in the same boat with Porcello. Expecting him to continue that .269 BABIP (career is .307) would be foolhardy. I also think we've all seen the best of David Price.

Mets have so many injury risks (Harvey, Matz, deGrom) . I can't imagine a hard-thrower like Syndergaard stays healthy this much longer.

Washington is probably #1 for me, even without Sale. Scherzer and Strasburg are legit. Roark is hugely underrated. Roark's numbers this year were actually worse than previous, but his peripherals are getting better.

Giants are good, but they'll rely too much on Bumgarner. Need to trust Cueto. Moore is really good when his command is on. I'll be interested to see if he can keep healthy. Actually, biggest wild card in that rotation is Samardzija.

My top 5 would be:
1. Washington
2. Boston
3. LA Dodgers
4. San Francisco
5. CHI Cubs.

2.) 06 Dec 2016 23:26:09

3.) 06 Dec 2016 23:37:30
You forgot about the team that was ranked first in the AL last year. Check it out.

4.) 07 Dec 2016 01:29:01
Estrada and Happ won't continue what they did. Both regressed to the mean in the second half last year. In fact, Estrada was not good in the second half last year.

I doubt there's many people around the game who project significant improvement from either, and for them, there's only one way to go: down.

5.) 07 Dec 2016 04:25:19
Huskers makes very valid points, also I think it's dumb to bring this up now when there's still 2 or 3 Aces that can be acquired. However my top 5
1. Nationals
2. Giants
3. Red Sox
4. Dodgers
5. Tigers

Why? Scherzer and Strasburg are just too dominant, Giants they have 2 Aces as well, i'd rather have MadBum and Cueto than Sale and Price. Red Sox very good three not sure how Price will pitch, and Porcello won't be close to being as good. Dodgers plain and simple Kershaw best pitcher, Maeda isn't a bad 2. Tigers very underrated Verlander seemed to figure it out, Fulmer could be great and Zimmermann is really good.

I don't have the Cubs nor Mets because of probable age decline and Health issues respectively.

6.) 07 Dec 2016 06:41:56
Huskers, you are statistically wrong about Happ, he actually pitched better in the 2nd half of last year than the first (12-3 3.36 ERA, 1.20 WHIP in the first half vs 8-1 2.94 ERA, 1.12 WHIP.

7.) 07 Dec 2016 08:13:21
You're right. But no one in baseball believes he will continue it. He'll regree and be a league average or slightly worse pitcher. Absolutely no chance he sustains the numbers he put up.

8.) 07 Dec 2016 12:37:24
Well huskies, my crystal ball is telling me hexplain will be just fine.

9.) 07 Dec 2016 13:13:50
Any top five rotation that excludes the AL Pennant winning Indians is wrong. Cleveland with Kluber Carrasco and Salazar are at least a top three rotation with the Cubs and Mets joining them as the three best rotations in baseball. That's right. Boston wouldn't even get the bronze medal.

Sorry to rain on your parade.

10.) 07 Dec 2016 15:42:47
Sanchez-Stroman-Estrada is one of the best in the league not to mention they still have Happ and Liriano for 4 and 5.

11.) 07 Dec 2016 15:46:04
I do agree Kluber-Carrasco and Salazar are a formidable 1-2-3. Not the best but very good.

12.) 07 Dec 2016 16:00:27
What would make anyone think J. A. Happ can continue pace?

He was almost 40 points under his career BABIP and his ground ball percentage is rising. He's going to regress, and it's going to be really, really nasty. In fact, he posted his worst xFIP over the past 3 seasons.

In fact, all the major projections have him with a significant rise in ERA and basic stats simply with a (still) under career-average BABIP.

Anyone who thinks Happ will continue his dominance has no understanding of stat trends in baseball. None.

13.) 07 Dec 2016 18:49:36
Huskers. You must be the Jerk lol. Happ will be just fine next year, unless he battles injuries.

14.) 07 Dec 2016 20:38:38
I will put money on the fact he gets significantly worse. Literally zero chance to suggest he is as good.

Unless you choose to believe he will be different than literally every historical trend in the game. He deviated from every metric. That is 100% unsustainable. Quit being a ridiculous fan and realize how stats work.

15.) 08 Dec 2016 00:27:41
Didn't say he will be as good as last year stat guy. I said he will be just fine next year. He gets no credit at all for having a good last year and a half. Expert.

16.) 08 Dec 2016 02:35:01
He got tons of credit. But the peripherals were not good. xFIP over 4, drop in K rate, rise in BB rate.

People will look at the 20 wins (which is a stupid stat) and the ERA (which doesn't tell the whole story) and call it a huge year. Realistically, he was above average.

And every time I've suggested he won't be as good, you keep suggesting he'll be fine. I promise you, it'll be bad. There is no reason, none whatsoever, to believe he'll continue this pace. He's a league average pitcher who relied heavily on defense last year.

All predictions have him regressing dramatically next year, except Canadian folks, I guess. There's a reason they lost the Expos.



04 Dec 2016 02:27:04
May not happen but what would it take for the tigers to get McCutchen?

I know they must dump salary

Sanchez is $16.80 million
JD is $11.75 million
Pelfrey is $8.00 million
Lowe is $5.50 million

Getting rid of them 4 can clear up a lot of money and McCutchen is only making nearly what Pelfrey and Lowe combined. so Sanchez and JD also gives $28.55 million also

So what would the tigers have to trade to get McCutchen?


1.) 04 Dec 2016 14:33:20
Moya, Fulmer to start and possibly some like Iglesias and Jacoby Jones.

2.) 04 Dec 2016 15:41:23
Fulmer? really?

3.) 04 Dec 2016 18:38:30
I mean if they want the Bucs to take on all that money and those players they need to give up someone good. It is that simple.

4.) 05 Dec 2016 16:20:31
CS is right. If the Pirates are taking on all those contracts, Tigers have to move a great player.



29 Nov 2016 07:36:35
why not sale to the cubs

schwarber and their top SP prospect . to go along with 2 other top prospects.


1.) 29 Nov 2016 10:38:38
Nope not going to happen, I don't care how good the young player in the majors is it's going to take one young player in the majors 4 top prospects and more.

2.) 29 Nov 2016 14:13:23
The Cubs do need to add starting pitching but I think that they wait till next offseason to add a big arm, they could either bring back Arrieta or sign another big arm next offseason. I think this year they add a decent starter to replace Hammels, and then next year they either replace Arretta or bring him back and replace Lackey as well. I also just can't see the Cubs dealing Schwarber any time soon, he is just to good to give away for someone with only a few years left on his contract.

3.) 30 Nov 2016 00:29:28
The White Sox would never trade one of their star players to their crosstown rivals.

4.) 30 Nov 2016 21:53:05
So this is basically the trade you want to make (with Cubs MLB. com prospect rankings) :

To Cubs: Sale

To WHite Sox: Schwarber, Cease (#3), Happ (#1), and Jiminez (#2)

5.) 01 Dec 2016 05:29:45
That isn't worth it for the Cubs.




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08 Feb 2017 06:21:51
I think this only works if we take on a bigger contract then Iglesias. Like Bailey or Phillips.

We can add Pelfrey into the deal if Bailey is included. But add another prospect/ young minor leaguer. Perhaps Moya.




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28 Jan 2017 16:14:07

They have 4 SP set with the 5th perhaps being Wheeler but adding Sanchez for Bruce is like your getting Sanchez for $2.5 million

Plus a few little pieces will be added

So adding $2.5 million may not hurt as much for the Mets.

Redsox Guy. i hear ya. Dumbrowski ruined that and he's slowly doing that with your redsox (kimbrel trade, sale trade to name a few) . Moncada couldve replaced Pedroia at 2B in a few yrs

Ive always said that the way Sales delivery is, i see Tommy John in his future and trading Moncada would decrease the value of the trade

Im glad Dumbrowski is gone. Avila is smart so i hope he knows what he's doing by not doing much. plus he said the tigers won't go over the luxury tax next year

Players on expiring contracts can help the tigers get trade value if we aren't in it and if they are playing better (pelfrey, lowe, kinsler, jd, sanchez and even upton)




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20 Jan 2017 18:50:39
I wonder if the Tigers can try to get Profar in a deal involving JD




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30 Dec 2016 21:57:43
I know rizzo may have been better at the time but. singleton has potential to be a 40 HR hitter if he cuts down strikeouts

He most likely would be a trumbo, high HR total with a low AVG and high SO

What i mean by bringing up the RIZZO trade was i feel singleton can reach that level if he works on his hitting and discipline. Which rizzo did.

The sense of this was if we trade victor. We would then sign dae ho lee and they compete for playing time.




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26 Dec 2016 16:25:07
After reading what others said.

What about this

Tigers get:
SP/ RP Drew Smyly
IF Jake Cronenworth (24th TB pros. )
OF Steven Souza

Rays get:
SP Kyle Ryan or PTBNL (mid prospect)
OF Jd Martinez

This way the tigers get an emmidiate jd replacement plus a pitcher they once had and can revert him back to the bullpen and be the top choice as an emergency starter. Plus a IF prospect who is from Michigan and is effective and once was a reliever.

The rays get JD to help the low power hitting team and OF and a pitcher to be named which could be kyle ryan whos from florida and replace smyly who also can be in the bullpen and emergency starter.





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