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Tigers announce that they've traded RHP Mike Fiers to the Athletics for 2 players to be named later or cash considerations.

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Can cash considerations be another term for international signing pool bonus money? 

Also, oh boy, the tank is in full swing now.

 

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Just now, Walewander said:

Can cash considerations be another term for international signing pool bonus money? 

 

They've already signed 17 guys. Not sure how much they could have leftover. 

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So, are they getting two toolsy infielders that can'y hit get on base? or two hard throwing relievers with command problems?  Or one of each?

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Just now, tiger337 said:

So, are they getting two toolsy infielders that can'y hit get on base? or two hard throwing relievers with command problems?  Or one of each?

I go with a speedy OF who can't hit, is a poor baserunner, and not as good defensively as people think.

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2 minutes ago, tiger337 said:

So, are they getting two toolsy infielders that can'y hit get on base? or two hard throwing relievers with command problems?  Or one of each?

Why can't we just luck into a Matt Stairs style slugger once in a while? 

I'd settle for Billy Butler 2.0. 

All I'm saying is that nonathletic white guys who can hit but are destined for slow-pitch softball greatness are the next market inefficiency. 

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2 minutes ago, Walewander said:

Why can't we just luck into a Matt Stairs style slugger once in a while?

I think we exhausted that luck when we signed JD Martinez.

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2 minutes ago, Walewander said:

 

I'd settle for Billy Butler 2.0. 

 

I’d prefer a Billy Beane 2.0.

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Morosi: The Tigers will choose two prospects from a list to complete the Fiers trade.

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1 minute ago, kdog said:

Morosi: The Tigers will choose two prospects from a list to complete the Fiers trade.

That would be OK.   Keep rolling the dice and hope we get boxcars somewhere.

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So he gets traded to Oakland before the team travels to Oakland. But, wait, nope, no deal. Then he travels to Oakland for the road series. Travels out of Oakland, and then, hey Mike, you’re going back to Oakland. All within one week.

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The PsTBNL will be Matt Joyce and Edwin Jackson.

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10 minutes ago, BoomGaspar said:

Any word on who takes Fiers's roster spot?

Paging Jacob Turner...

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10 minutes ago, BoomGaspar said:

Any word on who takes Fiers's roster spot?

Jacob Turner would be a nice comeback story.

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A's grabbed Fiers as a waiver claim; presumably BB and AA already laid some groundwork last week

 

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henning says they claimed him on Friday and the deal was made with 2 min left in the 72 hour window.

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3 minutes ago, Walewander said:

Paging Jacob Turner...

You mean Andy Oliver isn't available?

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2 minutes ago, kdog said:

henning says they claimed him on Friday and the deal was made with 2 min left in the 72 hour window.

Folks complain about Avila's eye for talent.  But don't cross his path in a game of chicken with a deadline.  He ain't flinchin'.

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I hope that is a decent list because  PTBNLs sounds like pretty much nothing. 

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If we settle for cash on this deal, what just what the h*** is it we’re trying to do here?

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1 minute ago, chasfh said:

If we settle for cash on this deal, what just what the h*** is it we’re trying to do here?

Wasn't there a PTBNL from the Cubs for JWilson and Alex? And Al took $$$ instead, right?

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15 minutes ago, Gehringer_2 said:

I hope that is a decent list because  PTBNLs sounds like pretty much nothing. 

My guess is the deadline forced this. If it's true they were down to just minutes they probably were close and the "list" allows them to haggle over player x instead of player y

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Jacob Turner will return to @MLB with the @Tigers and replace Mike Fiers in the Detroit rotation. This marks his first start for Tigers since 2012, when he was dealt to @Marlins in the Sanchez/Infante trade. @MLBNetwork

 

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Avila scored Elvin Rodriguez as the PTBNL to complete the Upton deal.  Not bad, but Elvin hasn't cracked the top 30 yet.

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