Detroit Tigers: 5 trade prospects, 6 odd moves since 06, slugfest for the ages


The Detroit Tigers seemingly have traded away all of their good prospects. If they are hanging around in the race at the trading deadline, will they lack he pieces to compete with other competitors looking to bulk up for the stretch run?

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On the surface, the Tigers lack big-named prospects but a further look shows that they do have some worthy pieces that could fetch some return late this summer.

While Dave Dombrowski has been known to make solid deals during his time as GM of the Detroit Tigers, there have been some misses along the way. Of course Doug Fister is number one on Brad Faber’s list, but what other deals do not stand up well to the test of time?

Finally, while the 2015 Tigers are competing despite struggling with offensive consistency, many of the teams in the 1990’s regularly crushed the ball, but lacked pitching and were involved in many slug-fests, usually on the short end of it. It was no different 20 years ago when the Tigers and Chicago White Sox combined for 26 runs, 12 homers and 21 extra base hits, setting all sorts of records. relives that game.

Five prospects that could become trade chips for the Detroit Tigers – Chris Hauler, Outside Pitch

"Steven MoyaStatistics: 29 games, 119 plate appearances, .252 batting average, eight doubles, three home runs and 12 RBIThe 23-year-old right fielder has been dreadful for much of the season, but has been swinging the bat better this past week. During spring training, Steven Moya was considered a candidate to fill the outfield void left by Torii Hunter but the Tigers bought the left hander time to mature his game in the minors after the team acquired Yoenis Cespedes from the Boston Red Sox. The skinny on Moya continues to be that the 6 feet 6 inches tall outfielder has tons of power but strikes out a lot due to a lack of pitch recognition. In 2014, Moya had a strikeout rate of 29.3 percent and struck out 161 times in 549 at-bats. He doesn’t walk much and took just 23 BB last season.After a slow start to the season that began with an extended stay on the disabled list due to plantar fasciitis, Moya has made solid contact lately. Moya has potential, but the Tigers may deem him expendable if the club decides to extend Cespedes or give a player like Daniel Fields a shot at winning the job next season."

Ranking The Detroit Tigers’ 6 Most Puzzling Moves Since 2006 – Brad Faber, Rant Sports

"Still in need of a closer, the Tigers opted for an ill-fated reunion with Jose Valverde in April of 2013, bringing him back on a minor league deal. While it was a low-risk move and Valverde was a perfect 49-for-49 in save opportunities for Detroit in 2011, the Tigers should have known better after his collapse in the 2012 postseason. After a rough go of it in the big leagues, Valverde was ultimately designated for assignment and subsequently agreed to be sent to Triple-A Toledo. He was given his unconditional release in August of that year."

#TBT: A slugfest for the books in Detroit – Alyson Footer,

"Twenty years ago, on May 28, 1995, the White Sox and Tigers gathered at Tiger Stadium for a seemingly innocuous matchup between two sub-.500 American League teams. Three hours and 46 minutes — and several bloated ERAs and batting averages — later, Detroit and Chicago had made history with enough home runs and extra-base hits to last them the rest of the week, and maybe even into the next.The White Sox won this one, 14-12. The two teams combined to record 12 homers — seven by the Tigers and five by the White Sox — and 21 extra-base hits, setting a Major League record and AL mark, respectively. (The home run record has since been tied on one occasion … by Detroit and Chicago on July 2, 2002.)"

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