“Everybody had a great team … and they got better,” Verlander said, “so if you want that last push, you’ve got to do something drastic.”
In one way, the deadline deal that made David Price a Detroit Tiger surprised general manager Dave Dombrowski as much as anybody else.
The formidable starting rotation of the Detroit Tigers just got better.
There were so many winners that I could have picked this week but I felt these three really stood out above the rest.
The bullpen is still a problem. It’s going to be a problem for the team in the future.
The Detroit Tigers tonight selected centerfielder Derek Hill from Elk Grove High School in Elk Grove, Calif. with their first pick (23rd overall) in the 2014 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft.
Robbie Ray, a rookie filling in for 2013 ERA champion Anibal Sanchez, certainly made the most of his two starts in the big leagues.
Hanrahan pitched in just nine games in 2013 before undergoing Tommy John surgery.
Hanrahan recorded ERAs of 2.70 or better in three of four seasons before missing most of last season because he needed Tommy John surgery.
Ray will take the spot of 2013 ERA champion Anibal Sanchez, who is on the 15-day disabled list with a laceration on his middle finger.