Detroit Tigers: Five Best Transactions of 2016
Detroit Tigers fans saw the team just miss the postseason in 2016. However, there were plenty of positives to be had following the campaign. Here are the five best transactions of 2016.
Detroit Tigers general manager Al Avila recently wrapped up his first full year leading the team’s front office.
While many of Avila’s best moves came in 2015— trading for Cameron Maybin, signing Jordan Zimmermann and Jarrod Saltalamacchia—the general manager still managed to make some intriguing moves.
Avila picked up catcher John Hicks on waivers, while also flipping Jefry Marte for minor league infielder Kody Eaves. Both Hicks and Eaves could play roles for the team in the future.
Despite the Tigers not being the most active team during the regular season, Detroit did plenty of work on either side of the 2016 campaign.
Casey McGehee and Bobby Parnell were added to provide minor league depth early in the year, while plenty of minor league free agents joined after the World Series wrapped up.
Since the end of October, the likes of Omar Infante, A.J. Achter, Juan Perez and Collin Balester were brought in on minor league pacts.
Here are five of Al Avila and the Detroit Tigers’ best transactions of the 2016 calendar year.