To say the Detroit Tigers had an interesting week would be an understatement. When Dave Dombrowski acquired David Price he pulled one of the biggest trade deadline deals since the Detroit Tigers sent John Smoltz to Atlanta for Doyle Alexander.
The trade resulted in a surreal moment when Austin Jackson was replaced mid inning by Rajaj Davis. A moment that Tigers fans will not soon forget.
Detroit Fans were happy with the move despite giving up three players in the deal. Did baseball nation think the same way?
The Detroit Jock City morning drive will bring you all the links to opinions from around the web about our beloved Tigers and our newest pitcher.
From the Freep: David Price Adds Psychological Injection
The Detroit Tigers’ trading deadline theatrics Thursday was like a clap of thunder rolling across the landscape, announcing one’s presence in rumbling waves that can’t be ignored. And although the message was intended for all of the American League to hear, it just might have resonated strongest in the Tigers’ clubhouse.
From the Freep: Joba Chamberlian: No Hard Felling Toward Yanks
“They gave me the opportunity to play the game of baseball,” Chamberlain said Sunday morning at Comerica Park. “I’m so grateful and thankful for the opportunities, through the ups and the down, the good years and the rules.
From MLive: Porcello Not Pitching Like A Number Five Starter
But it might not be long until Porcello’s status is upgraded – perhaps to 1A behind staff ace Scherzer – and he could give manager Brad Ausmus a tough decision to make if the Tigers reach the playoffs and somebody has to go to the bullpen.
he American League arms race continues. On a wild deadline day that began withthe A’s trading for Boston’s Jon Lester, the Tigers — who eliminated Oakland from the playoffs in both the 2012 and 2013 Division Series — upped the ante by pulling off a three-way trade for Tampa Bay’s David Price. In doing so, Detroit creating a formidable rotation fronted by the league’s last three Cy Young winners inJustin Verlander (2011), Price (2012) and Max Scherzer (2013).
From Rays Colored Glasses: The Supposed Need To Trade David Price
In the wake of the David Price trade, Rays’ Executive VP Andrew Friedman made some comments that not trading Price would have put the Rays in a hard spot. Everyone listening to Tampa Bay media is being reminded that the Rays would have gotten marginally-to-dramatically less value in return if they waiting till the offseason. Why is that something that everyone is accepting?