Jul 25, 2015; Boston, MA, USA; Detroit Tigers starting pitcherAlfredo Simon
(31) delivers against the Boston Red Sox during the first inning at Fenway Park. Mandatory Credit: Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports
The failure of Alfredo Simon to leverage his hot April start into a successful 2015 season likely contributed to Dave Dombrowski being fired but that doesn’t mean he still can’t be an asset to this team. He’s still a strong pitcher who can eat up innings as the back of the rotation anchor with a contender.
Simon is being payed $5.5 million for 2015 and becomes a free agent after the season so he’s an affordable option. He’s also picked up the pace to his 2015 season going 4-2 in six July starts.
He’s not going to be one of the most sought after targets in August but pitching is always at a premium for teams that want to play baseball in October. There are teams that would welcome Simon into their rotation for a stretch run.