Detroit Tigers Rumors: Buyers or Sellers? Verdict to come Sunday
After Tuesday’s night’s crushing defeat, if you have helped pack the bags of David Price, Yoenis Cespedes, and other Detroit Tigers players presumably headed out the door to contending teams, you might wanna help them unpack for now.
A report from ESPN’s Jayson Stark circulated Wednesday afternoon stated that the franchise is still making up their mind on their game plan for the trading deadline and that decision may not come until Sunday at the earliest.
Sunday is July 26 with the trade deadline looming just five days later on Thursday, July 31 at 3 p.m. ET. It seems that the Tigers want to see what the team does the rest of the week with winnable games against two of the worst teams in the American League in the Seattle Mariners Wednesday and Thursday, and the Boston Red Sox in Beantown over the weekend. It is worth noting that they have two of the worst starters in baseball this year going in that series (Shane Greene and Alfredo Simon).
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Heading into the third game of a four-game home series with Seattle, the Tigers are 10.5 games behind the first place Kansas City Royals, and four games out of a wild-card with three teams between them and that final playoff spot.
The Tigers are still not even sold on selling, with rumored interest in John Axford, as reported earlier today by Dave Holcomb, and they may even do nothing as opined by Steve Mitzel.
I am not sure what will change between now and Sunday, and it is highly likely if a team gives the Tigers an offer that cannot refuse for one of their players, they will likely take it.
After another late innings meltdown in a game that was seemingly won by the Tigers, it is time for Dave Dombrowski and the franchise to understand where they are this year and where they will not be going.
It’s time to sell, and it’s time to sell now.