Detroit Tigers general manager continued making moves early in the offseason as the team purchased the contracts of Myles Jaye and Chad Bell, thereby adding the duo to the 40-man roster.
Detroit Tigers fans didn’t see many trades last season once Spring Training began.
While those additions had an impact on the team, Avila generally stuck with his roster during the regular season.
Detroit opted to bring in reinforcements from the minors than from outside the organization. The likes of Michael Fulmer, Daniel Norris, Matt Boyd, Bruce Rondon, Steven Moya and JaCoby Jones all began the year outside the active roster, but made an impact when called upon.
The general manager did swing a trade in mid-August, bringing in Erick Aybar to improve the bench.
That deal paid off for Avila, as Aybar turned in a .341 on-base percentage and an 88 wRC+ while serving as an upgrade to Mike Aviles (.258 on-base percentage, 41 wRC+).
However, that wasn’t the only trade Avila completed.
Here’s why Avila keeps on winning the trade.