Detroit Tigers Thanksgiving Links: More pitching, Yoenis Cespedes rumors, Ezequiel Carrera


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How thankful would Tigers fans be in the coming days if the team could land Yoenis Cespedes? Personally, I feel this would be a great move and have pined away for the Cuban star since the Tigers flirted with signing him in the 2012 off-season. It has gained steam the last couple days with multiple media reports linking the Tigers and Red Sox as heavy trade partners with either Rick Porcello or Anibal Sanchez heading to Beantown where the Red Sox are starving for pitching.

Also in the links below, the Marlins are kicking the tires to see who might be available from that Tigers’ starting five (or four if you are not counting Max Scherzer).

Finally, though its from a couple days ago, we all bid adieu to Ezequiel Carrera who had one amazing catch and not a lot else to show for his time in Detroit.

Red Sox, Marlins eyeing Tigers’ pitchers – James Jahnke, Detroit Free Press

"On Tuesday, Fox Sports baseball reporter Jon Paul Morosi tweeted that the Marlins had inquired about David Price and Rick Porcello, both of whom are due to be free agents after the 2015 season.Later that night, Boston-based Frank Pimentel of MLB Hot Corner, tweeted that the Red Sox are interested in Porcello and that Tigers pitcher Anibal Sanchez also has been churning in the rumor mill.The Tigers’ return from the Red Sox? It could be leftfielder Yoenis Cespedes, Pimentel said."

Yoenis Cespedes to the Detroit Tigers? – Nate Williams, Detroit Jock City

"The thought of Cespedes in a Tigers uniform in 2015 is certainly enticing. He is a big time power hitter, however his on-base percentage and low walk rate are at least slightly discouraging. There is also the blunt truth that Cespedes basically swings at everything."

Ezequiel Carrera elects free agency after being outrighted off Detroit Tigers’ 40-man roster – James Schmehl, MLive

"Carrera, 27, hit .261 in 45 games for Detroit in 2014, but became expendable earlier this month after the Tigers acquired center fielder Anthony Gose from the Toronto Blue Jays in exchange for highly touted prospect Devon Travis.Signed as a minor-league free agent last offseason, Carrera hit .307 and stole a league-leading 43 bases in Toledo, but struggled to produce similar offensive numbers in Detroit when he was called up in early August after the Tigers traded center fielder Austin Jackson for David Price at the non-waiver trade deadline."