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2k Posts
14k Followers
170 Following
⚾Est. 02/26/15 ⚾14K Strong ⚾I do not own all Images Used ⚾No Copyright Intended ⚾No Affiliation with the Tigers ⚾Tigers Record (42-59)
Alright so, that just happened. Righty Mike Fiers has been dealt to the Oakland Athletics for real this time. The Tigers will recieve 2 PTBNLs, and frankly we can't judge this trade until we know who they are. So for those of you saying, "Avila messed up for not trading Fiers before the deadline" see the facts, because he wasn't able to pull a trade off due to the heavily stacked market. Anyways, Fiers had been solid all year, and Kudos to Avila for signing him in the offseason
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Willi Castro was #8 on the Indians top prospect list. The switch-hitter currently with Double-A Akron is hitting .245/.303/.350 with 27 XBH and 13 SB over 97 games this season. The Tigers had very little infield depth, so the move is phenomenal by Avila. He deals off a player he signed to a one year deal for the possible SS of the future, but only time will tell. To note, Avila could've taken two low-level guys, but decided to go for quality. What a deal by Avila. Kyle Dowdy has been sent to Cleveland as well. He was a very low-level prospect pitcher.
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After another bullpen implosion yesterday, the Tigers made a notable roster move. The Tigers claimed lefty Josh Smoker off of waivers from the Pittsburgh Pirates. The 29 year old struggled in a very small sample size in the bigs, but has been extremely effective in AAA. Smoker has posted a 2.82 ERA in 32 games for the Pittsburgh triple A affiliate. To clear space, the Tigers DFA'd righty Warwick Saupold. Saupold was okay at best in the Bigs. Posting a 4.46 ERA in 34.1 innings of work this year. The more notable struggles were in AAA Toledo, as he had an ERA well over 6. Solid move, especially with the continued struggles of Daniel Stumpf.
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The Detroit Tigers are in rebuilding mode folks, and frankly they need to make small moves to bolster themselves in the future. Look no further than the USPBL in Utica, Michigan. Where the Detroit Tigers have a potential target that throws harder than anyone in their bullpen. Chris Dula is a 25 year old relief pitcher out of Virginia, and was drafted by the Texas Rangers in the 25th round of the 2013 MLB draft. The converted college first basemen sat at 93-95 with control issues, but the Rangers failed to develop him mechanically. After months of working in the USPBL and a tough workout schedule over the offseason, the righty bulked up. In 2017 he touched 98, but in 2018 he has constantly sat at 98-99 MPH, touching 101 many times. The righty has allowed 8 hits in 19 innings, with none being extra base hits. His control issues were apparent early on, but they have faded as of late, and he is next to untouchable now. Dula has struck out 30 batters with his plus splitter and slider, but the footage shows his 8 pitch outing from the All-Star Game (There were 8 scouts watching the outing). The Tigers have not sent a scout to the league since the All Star Game, which frankly is ridiculous. The beauty of Independent baseball is the low-risk, high-reward, type of players you have such as Chris Dula. The Royals, Indians, Brewers, and Cubs have all shown interest, but one has yet to jump at the righty. Should the Tigers sign Dula? Let me know below!
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Time for baseball as Matt Boyd looks to find his footing against the Royals. Go Tigers!
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Mike Fiers in his last 50 IP (8 starts): 2.49 ERA, 1.13 WHIP, 7.1 K/9, 2 BB/9, He has become the Tigers best trade chip
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So, as I begin regular posting again, I'd just like to point out why I was absent. I currently have the opportunity to work a full-time job in professional baseball, and unfortunately the game times line up with those of the Tigers. So posting was generally hard. Although, I now am able to fit the two into my schedule and am back full-swing with the content I have always provided you guys with. Hardy is on the mound as the rain continues to fall around Detroit.
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The Detroit Tigers have had two prospects named to the upcoming Futures Game, which showcases some of the top prospects in baseball. Infielder Dawel Lugo, acquired in the J.D. Martinez deal, is hitting .273 with 19 doubles and 34 RBI in 330 at-bats with the Mud Hens. 2016 1st rounder Matt Manning is 4-3 with a 3.12 ERA and 1.29 WHIP, with 85 strikeouts and 48 hits over 60.2 innings between Low and High-A. The top proespect showed major success with the Whitecaps early in the season. The game will appear before the Home Run Derby on July 16th at 4 PM.
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