Top 5 biggest Detroit Tigers trades in franchise history

Division Series - Detroit Tigers v Baltimore Orioles - Game One
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Oh yeah, he was a Tiger...

On Aug.12, 1987, The Tigers made maybe the worst trade in thier history. Detroit traded John Smoltz to the Atlanta Braves for Doyle Alexander. Smoltz was nothing but a prospect at the time but he sure took off when he hit Atlanta.

He formed one of the more dominant pitching staffs with Tom Glavine and Greg Maddux as they were the best three pitchers in the 1990s. Smoltz would go on to be elected into the Hall of Fame, appear in eight All-Star games, win the 1992 NCLS MVP, and the 1996 Cy Young Award. Alexander finished his Tigers career with a 29-29 record, a 3.91 ERA, and five shutouts.

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