Detroit Tigers, Houston Astros, Justin Verlander, MLB Trade

DETROIT — Justin Verlander has been traded to the Houston Astros. The Tigers receive three prospects from the Astros for Verlander.

The deal was announced minutes after the waiver trade deadline with the Tigers receiving the Astros’ No. 3 prospect right handed pitcher Franklin Perez, No. 9 prospect outfielder Daz Cameron and No. 11 prospect catcher Jake Rogers.

According to Heyman, the trade was completed one minute before the deadline.

The trade announcement comes after it was originally reported by Chris McCosky of The Detroit News that the deal was nixed by Verlander. McCosky originally reported around 11:30 p.m. that Verlander wouldn’t waive his no trade clause to complete the deal with the Astros.

Verlander spent his entire decorated career with the Detroit Tigers beginning in 2005. He won Rookie of the Year, one MVP Award and one Cy Young Award. He was also a six-time All-Star while with the Tigers.

Verlander is 183-114 with a 3.49 ERA in 380 career starts for the Tigers.

  1. Instead of firing Tigers front office twits Avila, Chadd, Littlefield, Owens + Pleis for poor drafting + player development, they trade Verlander the face of the franchise.

    You don’t trade face of a franchise, Chris Ilitch + Al Avila have ripped the collective hearts out of a sizeable part of the Tigers fan base.

    This isn’t a rebuild, it’s a garage sale. A Hall of Famer for prospects.

    Who has any trust in Avila’s trade skills?

    Who here has any trust or confidence in Avila’s free agent signing skills? Zimmermann, Pelfrey, Lowe,

    The old man got rid of the GM who should have been here 2 years ago.

    Everything Dombrowski did for the Tigers has been ripped to the ground by a clueless dope Al Avila and a cheapskate multi-Billionaire Chris Ilitch.

    Chris Ilitch, you have just demoralized a large part of the Tigers fan base.

    Since 1954, I have not seen a better Tigers pitch in all these years I have been a fan.

    I won’t see a better Tigers pitcher in my remaining lifetime.

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