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  1. The Tigers are looking to free up more money to spend on player development and scouting as they enter Year 4 of the full on rebuild. Kinney is a nice player, one we have the luxury of being able to deal with Sherburne and Venables behind him and Rosa and Robles in the outfield infront of him. He ended up being the best fit to move the Votto contract. We added another “stuff first” reliever to the system as we look to throw as much bullpen firepower into the system to see what sticks for 2023 and beyond.
  2. After nearly a week of negotiations, the Detroit Tigers agree to send: Mark Lopez, RP (MLB) Israel Cruz, LF (MLB) with 5% retention over 2 years $5M In exchange, the Astros agree to send: Gary Hardy, IF (AAA) Jason Groome, P (AAA) Cristia Bishop, P (A) The Tigers have enjoyed their 1-2 punch with the two very cost-controlled pieces of Tweksbury and Lopez, however this is a luxury that a full-rebuild team doesn't need to hold. We believe all three of these pieces can make contributions to the 2023 roster and push us toward our first playoff appearance that year. In particular, Hardy will add more depth to our infield and will be expected to start somewhere in 2023. Groome will get 2021 to try and develop as a starter, but may end up being in the bullpen long-term where we believe he can serve in a setup roll. Bishop is a former first round pick with high end stuff. He stalled a bit in the low minors as a starter, but we believe he can push through the rest of the system quickly in a relief role.
  3. Tigers are looking to move Castillo for a couple of arms to plug in for now and a lotto ticket for the rebuild.
  4. Confirmed because we want more talent for our contention window
  5. The Tigers and Nationals have quickly come to an agreement that will send: Chris Hensley, AAA, SU/CL to Washingonton in exchange for: Cristhian Adames, ML, SS to Detroit. This will help shore up our infield defense and hopefully appease Jordan Lyles and Mark Lopez and their plethora of groundballs. Adames has a might fine set of defensive skills.
  6. Detroit confirms. We want to generate some bullpen depth at the Major League level and McDowell is cheap help and under team control for a couple more years. Jake Thomas has been great in just under a seasons worth of starts in A-ball, but will need to make big strides to crack the Detroit pen or rotation in 2-3 years.
  7. Tigers send Adam Black, CF, WMI (A) Braves send Xavier Noonan, 3B, GWI (AAA) The Tigers need to shuffle some of their assets forward to plan for a contention window that centers around the 2022 season. We also desperately needed to solve the SS/3B/CF crisis we've had for a while now. Xavier Noonan should play above average defense at 3B while posting some high OBPs and ISOs. We need a bunch of that. Adam Black, who we also love, we see as a 2023 call-up and doesn't quite for the contention window right now and plays a position that will ultimately be taken by Ricardo Rosa for a long, long time (RF).
  8. Anthony Rendon? Sadly, not. However, we've agreed to swap blocked prospects. Jon Payton, AA Erie, RF for Lewis Brinson, AAA Durham, CF Brinson will get an immediate shot in Detroit.
  9. I bet you thought this would be Jordan Lyles? Well, you're wrong. Minor deal. Tigers send minor league starting pitcher Kyle Wulff (WMI) to the Blue Jays in exchange for 3B Issaco Sico. We have a black hole at 3b and a surplus of arms scattered through the minors. Sico looks like he can step in and immediately be a corner infielder for us.
  10. Confirmed. We are throwing all the OFs against the wall to see what sticks.
  11. All confirmed up. we could use a proper infielder in the big club with the wasteland we have at 2B/SS/3B right now. Russell will get an immediate try out.
  12. Tigers send Kole Calhoun to Milwaukee for AA SP Eisuke Mori. We hold this trade to be self-evident... I mean, yeah, Calhoun is a FA after this season and we have to keep cutting salary to get into a cash positive situation. Combine that with the fact that we're rostering 7 OFs at the major league level. Someone had to go and Kole was the most valuable. Mori, we love him. Our scout loves him, and our starting pitching for 2021-2022 gets another boost.
  13. The Detroit Tigers, in full-blown rebuild mode have decided to part with 27 year old shortstop Michael Sharp and 26 year old centerfielder Byron Buxton. In exchange for these two major league pieces, the Tigers have acquired 20 year old starting pitching prospect Eric Braun (R) and 21 year old shortstop prospect Will Holland (A). The Tigers are looking to build around their 2022 core which should consist of top prospects Jake Venables (CF), Michael Wheeloc (1B), Ricardo Rosa (RF), Keston Hiura (2B/3B), and potential frontline starting pitchers Matthew Liberatore (SP), Sean Wymer (SP). Braun adds depth to the future starting rotation, anchored by Jordan Lyles for the foreseeable future while Will Holland looks like an above average league starter with the power potential to grow into a star with some swing and miss issues. We love Holland's work ethic attribute.
  14. I’ll toss in $50k with the bud to make it legal. We need healthy bodies and the owner gave us some cash!