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Tigers trade for Alfredo Simon to replace Rick Porcello in the rotation

Tigers trade for Alfredo Simon to replace Rick Porcello in the rotation

With Rick Porcello reportedly traded to the Red Sox earlier in the morning, that meant the Tigers were back down to just four reliable starters (and a possible spring training battle between rookies for the fifth spot), unless they did something else.So they did, trading for the Cincinnati Reds' Alfredo Simon, giving up Eugenio Suarez and 2013 first-round pick Jonathon Crawford."He’s always been a pitcher that’s had premium stuff. ... He pitched in the bullpen early in his career, and was always a guy that never quite got over that hump of being a really good pitcher. Last year, his...
Grand Rapids Press Dec 11, 2014
Report: Detroit Tigers nearing deal to acquire Alfredo Simon from Cincinnati Reds

Report: Detroit Tigers nearing deal to acquire Alfredo Simon from Cincinnati Reds

The Tigers are reportedly nearing a deal with the Cincinnati Reds for right-handed starting pitcher Alfredo Simon, according to multiple reports. DETROIT -- The Detroit Tigers may have found a replacement for Rick Porcello. The Tigers are reportedly nearing a deal with the Cincinnati Reds for right-handed starting pitcher Alfredo Simon, according to multiple reports. In exchange for Simon, the Tigers have reportedly traded rookie shortstop Eugenio Suarez and right-handed pitching prospect Jonathon Crawford. A free agent at the end of this season, Simon went 15-10...
Red Reporter Dec 11, 2014

Reds trade Alfredo Simon to Tigers

Source: #Tigers getting Alfredo Simon. — Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) December 11, 2014 As first reported by Ken Rosenthal, the Reds have made their first big move, unloading Alfredo Simon to the Detroit Tigers. Simon is projected to make $5.1M in 2015. Still waiting to hear on returns, but with the GMs about to speak, we'll update this soon.
Cincinnati.com Dec 11, 2014
Report: Reds talking trades with Tigers, Marlins

Report: Reds talking trades with Tigers, Marlins

The Reds reportedly are working on separate trades - possibly of starting pitchers - to the Detroit Tigers and the Florida Marlins.         
Grand Rapids Press Dec 11, 2014
Report: Detroit Tigers on verge of acquiring starting pitcher from Cincinnati Reds

Report: Detroit Tigers on verge of acquiring starting pitcher from Cincinnati Reds

In discussions completely separate from the trade that sent Rick Porcello to Boston in exchange for outfielder Yoenis Cespedes, the Tigers are close to finalizing a deal with the Reds that will reportedly bring a starting pitcher to Detroit. Courtesy Art  DETROIT -- The Detroit Tigers aren't done just yet. The Tigers have reportedly traded a starting pitcher to the Boston Red Sox. Now, it appears they're on the verge of bringing one back from the Cincinnati Reds. In discussions completely separate from the trade that sent Rick Porcello to Boston in exchange for...
Red Reporter Dec 11, 2014

Jon Morosi: Reds, Tigers nearing trade

Walt Jocketty appears to be close to making his first bit move. The Cincinnati Reds and Detroit Tigers may well be closing in on a trade (finally), one that would send one of Cincinnati's starters to the team that just traded away Rick Porcello to Boston for Yoenis Cespedes. FOX's Jon Morosi had this to say this morning: One source says #Tigers will obtain a starting pitcher from #Reds.— Jon Morosi (@jonmorosi) December 11, 2014 The Enquirer's C. Trent Rosecrans has apparently been hearing the same thing: there are legs to @jonmorosi report that #Reds are working on a trade of pitcher to...
Grand Rapids Press Dec 11, 2014
Report: Detroit Tigers trade Rick Porcello to Boston, acquire outfielder Yoenis Cespedes

Report: Detroit Tigers trade Rick Porcello to Boston, acquire outfielder Yoenis Cespedes

SAN DIEGO -- The Detroit Tigers will not leave the winter meetings empty-handed. The Tigers have traded starting pitcher Rick Porcello to the Boston Red Sox for outfielder Yoenis Cespedes, according to C.J. Nitkowski of Fox Sports 1. Alex Speier of WEEI.com reports that the Tigers will receive two additional players in the deal. Jon Morosi of Foxsports.com reports... SAN DIEGO -- The Detroit Tigers will not leave the winter meetings empty-handed. The Tigers have traded starting pitcher Rick Porcello to the Boston Red Sox for outfielder Yoenis Cespedes, according to C.J....
REPORT: Tigers swap sending Rick Porcello to Boston for Yoenis Cespedes a done deal

REPORT: Tigers swap sending Rick Porcello to Boston for Yoenis Cespedes a done deal

When he became a free agent after leaving Cuba in 2011, the Detroit Tigers were very interested in signing Yoenis Cespedes, before news of Victor Martinez’s injury forced them to go in a different direction, and give a huge contract to Prince Fielder. Last winter, the Tigers rolled back the first part of that offseason’s moves, trading Fielder and his contract to the Texas Rangers. Now, they may have finally acquired Cespedes as the much-rumored trade with the Red Sox — sending starting pitcher Rick Porcello to Boston — was reported to be complete Thursday morning, according to Fox...
Grand Rapids Press Dec 11, 2014
Tigers still might not head home empty-handed as end of winter meetings draws near

Tigers still might not head home empty-handed as end of winter meetings draws near

Sometimes in the winter meetings, there is a big buildup and then nothing. But it might be worthwhile to keep one eye out for Tigers news today just in case. SAN DIEGO -- The winter meetings end Thursday morning. Do not count out the Detroit Tigers just yet. The Tigers were clearly working hard on something -- or some things -- Wednesday night as the end of the 2014 winter meetings drew near. But as the clock struck midnight on the West Coast, there was no official word of a done deal. The Los Angeles Dodgers were the team of the day, making multiple moves while...
Grand Rapids Press Dec 10, 2014
Diamondbacks GM Dave Stewart identifies Detroit Tigers catcher Alex Avila as possible trade target

Diamondbacks GM Dave Stewart identifies Detroit Tigers catcher Alex Avila as possible trade target

The D-backs are on the hunt for a new catcher, and GM Dave Stewart seems to have a couple replacements in mind. One of those names happens to be Tigers catcher Alex Avila. DETROIT -- The Arizona Diamondbacks are on the hunt for a new catcher, and new general manager Dave Stewart seems to have a couple replacements in mind. One of those names happens to be the catcher for the Detroit Tigers, Alex Avila. Stewart spoke to a small group of reporters Wednesday during the third day of winter meetings in San Diego and -- in an odd move -- reportedly identified Avila as...
Grand Rapids Press Dec 10, 2014
Scott Boras discusses Max Scherzer, says Detroit Tigers will not get chance to match offers

Scott Boras discusses Max Scherzer, says Detroit Tigers will not get chance to match offers

In the past, Boras clients have gone deep into the offseason before signing new deals, but there is no set timetable for Scherzer. SAN DIEGO -- Agent Scott Boras said the Detroit Tigers will not get the opportunity to match any offer free agent Max Scherzer might receive as a free agent. "This is not church bingo," Boras told a large contingent of media members Wednesday afternoon at the winter meetings. "You pretty much are in the market on a player. You tell all the teams and everyone involved that he can sign at any time. He's open to signing at any time. "If...
Grand Rapids Press Dec 10, 2014
Source: Multiple teams have shown preliminary interest in left-hander Phil Coke

Source: Multiple teams have shown preliminary interest in left-hander Phil Coke

The Tigers could still add a veteran left-hander through free agency, but its not clear if they have any interest in bringing Coke back. SAN DIEGO -- It appears that all is quiet between the Detroit Tigers and free agent Phil Coke. But the veteran left-hander is drawing interest. Multiple teams have shown preliminary interest in the veteran left-hander, a source told MLive.com on Wednesday afternoon. Teams from both the American League and National League have shown interest in Coke, according to the source. Jon Morosi of Foxsports.com reported Wednesday that the...
Grand Rapids Press Dec 10, 2014
ESPN's Buster Olney defends report, says Detroit Tigers 'want' free-agent starter Max Scherzer

ESPN's Buster Olney defends report, says Detroit Tigers 'want' free-agent starter Max Scherzer

ESPNs Buster Olney reiterated Wednesday that the Tigers remain interested in re-signing Max Scherzer: I have excellent sources on this who say that the Tigers want Scherzer. DETROIT -- ESPN reporter Buster Olney is sticking with his story. Less than a day after Tigers general manager Dave Dombrowski dismissed a report suggesting the Tigers are focused on signing free agent starter Max Scherzer, Olney reiterated Wednesday that the club remains interested in bringing him back. "I saw what Dave said," Olney told Detroit Sports 105.1's Matt Dery. "Look, I have...
Grand Rapids Press Dec 10, 2014
Nick Castellanos focusing on quickness during offseason in attempt to improve defensively

Nick Castellanos focusing on quickness during offseason in attempt to improve defensively

Castellanos will never be a Gold Glove winner, but the Tigers hope he can become a solid defensive third baseman. SAN DIEGO -- Detroit Tigers rookie Nick Castellanos struggled at third base during the 2014 season. He's spending the offseason working to get better defensively. Castellanos is focusing on improving his quickness -- specifically first-step quickness -- during offseason workouts, Detroit Tigers general manager Dave Dombrowski said Tuesday afternoon. "His hands are solid and his arm is solid," Dombrowski said. "He normally catches what he gets to,...
Grand Rapids Press Dec 10, 2014
5 questions and answers regarding latest news on Detroit Tigers, free agent Max Scherzer

5 questions and answers regarding latest news on Detroit Tigers, free agent Max Scherzer

Scherzer is going to get paid -- and paid in a big way -- by someone. Theres a slight chance that it will be the Tigers. Theres a much greater chance it will be someone else. SAN DIEGO -- After a few days of waking up at 4:30 local time (stupid time zones) and spending all day in hotel lobbies and conference rooms, it can be easy to go a bit crazy. For example, I suddenly feel the need to talk to myself. So here is a transcript of the question-and-answer session regarding the Max Scherzer situation that is going on right now in my head: So, what's going on with...

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