Top 5 biggest Detroit Tigers trades in franchise history

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Todd Jones? Yep, Todd Jones

Dec. 10, 1996, saw the Detroit Tigers acquire Brian L. Hunter, Todd Jones, Doug Brocail, and Orlando Miller from the Houston Astros in exchange for Brad Ausmus, C.J. Nitkowski, Daryle Ward, Jose Lima, and Trevor Miller. Jones would be the piece that had the most success, but Ausmus would lead the Tigers as their manager sometime later.

Ausmus would have a record of 314-332 with a .486 winning percentage. Jones would end up as the Tiger's closer, often leaving fans gasping for air as Jones would rarely have a 1-2-3 inning. On October 30, 2008, he was granted free agency but never played the game again. Jones would finish his Tigers career as the all-time leader in saves with 235 for Tigers pitchers, cementing his role as the best Tigers closer. Tigers fans would see Lima again as he returned for another stint during the 201 and 2002 seasons.

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