Top 10 Detroit Tigers Trades of the Past 25 Years

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3.  2012 – The Tigers send Brian Flynn, Jacob Turner and Rob Brantly to the Miami Marlins for pitcher Anibal Sanchez and infielder Omar Infante.  Infante’s return to Detroit helped the Tigers reach the World Series in 2012 against the San Francisco Giants and he went on to hit .318 in 2013 playing a key role in the Tigers reaching the post season.  Sanchez has become the solid pitcher that scouts thought he could be and a pivotal part of the Tigers starting rotation.  Sanchez pitched 1-2 in the 2012 postseason with an impressive 1.77 ERA.  In 2013 he led the American League starters with a 2.57 ERA and while battling injuries in 2014 helped lead the Tigers again to the post season.

2.  2009 – Max Scherzer joined the Tigers along with Daniel Schlereth from the Arizona Diamondbacks for Ian Kennedy and Edwin Jackson.  At the time the Tiger fan base doubted trading Edwin Jackson.  However, Scherzer developed from the 4.12 ERA pitcher in 2008 for the Diamondbacks to the 2013 Cy Young winner for the Tigers.  A two-time All Star, prolific pitcher with only one complete game Scherzer become one of the most dominant pitchers in the majors leading the Tigers to 4 consecutive division titles.