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Drew Smyly

TORONTO, CANADA - AUGUST 22: Drew Smyly #33 of the Tampa Bay Rays delivers a pitch in the ninth inning during MLB game action against the Toronto Blue Jays on August 22, 2014 at Rogers Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)

Former Tiger Drew Smyly Throws Two-Hit Complete Game Shutout Against Jays

Smyly is 2-1 with a 1.55 ERA in four starts since joining the Rays in the July 31 trade that sent David Price to Detroit.

97.1 The Ticket–08/22/2014

OAKLAND, CA - AUGUST 05: Drew Smyly #33 of the Tampa Bay Rays pitches against the Oakland Athletics during the first inning at O.co Coliseum on August 5, 2014 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Jason O. Watson/Getty Images)

Drew Smyly Loses His First Start As A Ray

The Tampa Bay Rays have been reeling since trading ace David Price to Detroit last week. They finally got a chance to see one of the pieces they got back in that deal.

97.1 The Ticket–08/06/2014

DETROIT, MI - JULY 31: Austin Jackson #14 of the Detroit Tigers runs off the field after being traded to the Seattle Mariners by Rajai Davis #20 during the seventh inning of the game against the Chicago White Sox at Comerica Park on July 31, 2014 in Detroit, Michigan. The White Sox defeated the Tigers 7-4.  (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Smyly, Jackson Dazed By Trade, Sad To Leave Detroit

“I get that the guy we’re getting is very talented as well,” Scherzer said, “but right now it stinks.”

CBS Detroit–08/01/2014

MIAMI, FL - SEPTEMBER 28:  General Manager Dave Dombrowski of the Detroit Tigers watches his team take batting practice prior to playing against the Miami Marlins at Marlins Park on September 28, 2013 in Miami, Florida.  (Photo by Marc Serota/Getty Images)

Opinion: Acquisition Of Price Has Everything To Do With Oakland’s Aggressive Moves

“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.”

CBS Detroit–07/31/2014

DETROIT, MI - JULY 31: Detroit Tigers President/CEO/General Manager David Dombrowski talks on the phone during the game between the Chicago White Sox and the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park on July 31, 2014 in Detroit, Michigan.  (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Dombrowski Details How Price Trade Unfolded, Explains Rationale For Move

In one way, the deadline deal that made David Price a Detroit Tiger surprised general manager Dave Dombrowski as much as anybody else.

CBS Detroit–07/31/2014

DETROIT, MI - JULY 12:  Drew Smyly #33 of the Detroit Tigers pitches against the Texas Rangers in the ninth inning at Comerica Park on July 12, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan. The Tigers defeated the Rangers 7-2. (Photo by Duane Burleson/Getty Images)

Drew Smyly Back To Bullpen (For Now)

Smyly pitched out of the bullpen in 2013, recording an ERA of 2.37 as the most reliable reliever for the Tigers last season.

CBS Detroit–04/04/2014

DETROIT, MI - OCTOBER 16:  Doug Fister #58 of the Detroit Tigers throws the first pitch against the Boston Red Sox in the first inning of Game Four of the American League Championship Series at Comerica Park on October 16, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Bruce Rondon Injury Makes Iffy Doug Fister Trade Look Even Worse [BLOG]

If fans did not like the Doug Fister trade initially, many can lament it now more than ever.

CBS Detroit–03/21/2014

BOSTON, MA - OCTOBER 19: Don Kelly #32 of the Detroit Tigers catches a popup fly hits a by David Ortiz #34 of the Boston Red Sox during Game Six of the American League Championship Series at Fenway Park on October 19, 2013 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Kelly Grand Slam Leads Tigers Over Blue Jays 18-4

Don Kelly hit a grand slam and Austin Jackson and Ian Kinsler also homered to lead a Detroit Tigers’ split squad over the Toronto Blue Jays 18-4 Tuesday.

97.1 The Ticket–03/19/2014

BOSTON, MA - OCTOBER 13: Drew Smyly #33 of the Detroit Tigers pitches against the Boston Red Sox during Game Two of the American League Championship Series at Fenway Park on October 13, 2013 in Boston, Massachusetts.

Drew Smyly Cements Tigers’ Rotation As Lone Lefty

Drew Smyly, a strong setup man in the Tigers’ bullpen, moves back into the starting rotation.

03/11/2014

DETROIT, MI - SEPTEMBER 22: Alex Avila #13 of the Detroit Tigers scrambles for the loose ball during the fifth inning of the game against the Chicago White Sox at Comerica Park on September 22, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

The FOUR Key Tigers for 2014

We already know the x-factors for the Tigers – Nick Castellanos, Ian Kinsler and Drew Smyly.

97.1 The Ticket–03/06/2014

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