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Tigers could make big splash on international free agent market in 2016

A golden opportunity awaits teams willing to spend internationally in the next cycle The Detroit Tigers have gotten very little help from signing international free agents in recent years. Since 2002, no international free agent signed by the Tigers has accumulated 1.0 WAR in a season. Only Jair Jurrjens, a 2003 signing out of Curacao, has done so with another team. New general manager Al Avila, with his strong background in international scouting and Cuban family ties, should reverse that trend. A golden opportunity awaits them if they do. Youlieski Gurriel and his brother, Lourdes Jr.,...

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