Nicklas Lidstrom, John Smoltz and Jason Hanson have earned a place among Michigan’s all-time sports greats.
I call it the Smoltz Syndrome. Any time the Tigers trade a top pitching prospect for immediate help, the gnawing fear returns for some.
It is the trade that haunts Tiger fans to this day, but it really shouldn’t.
97.1 The Ticket’s Jeff Riger caught up with former Tigers prospect, Braves, Red Sox and TBS analyst John Smoltz on how he felt once he was traded for Doyle Alexander in 1987.