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Tigers scouring trade market for pitching

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08:13 AM ET 07.03 | In baseball circles, it's no secret the Tigers are at least considering beefing up their starting rotation, something that Doug Fister's continued struggles Monday night may expedite. The Tigers entered spring training with six candidates for the role as the team's fifth starter and a string of injuries has already forced them to use five of those six. As a result, the team has reportedly scoured the trade market, seeking available starting pitchers before the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline expires. Chicago Cubs right-hander Matt Garza has reportedly been the topic of discussion. ... It's also possible the Tigers could consider reaching out to Milwaukee Brewers general manager Doug Melvin about right-hander Shaun Marcum.

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July 3, 2012  09:22 AM ET

They'd have to give up a lot to get Garza.

July 3, 2012  09:28 AM ET

Doug Fister sucks.

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July 3, 2012  09:52 AM ET

If you have a SS to trade the Brew Crew is the place for you. Then there are the Cubs offer me something young and we are your team to trade with. But the down side to all of this is in most cases you are renting for now and if you don't win you have lost more of your future.

July 3, 2012  10:12 AM ET

Da King is available!!! What a Twosome!!

July 3, 2012  11:46 AM ET

Tigers have bigger issues than pitching, second base is still a problem, and I believe there's a clubhouse problem, something that wasn't there before Prince arrived, attitudes maybe, or a clique has been formed between the haves and havenots...

July 3, 2012  12:28 PM ET

.....nobody will go play in detroit.....worst fielding infield in mlb....can bunt for base hit every time w a fatty on each corner....

July 3, 2012  01:52 PM ET

Where's the Love for Garza?

He's put up respectable numbers since his Rookie year... Decent ERA, good SO numbers...

And when ever you hear about pitchers available, Garza's name comes up...

July 3, 2012  02:02 PM ET
QUOTE(#6):

Tigers have bigger issues than pitching, second base is still a problem, and I believe there's a clubhouse problem, something that wasn't there before Prince arrived, attitudes maybe, or a clique has been formed between the haves and havenots...

Call da Mets they got guys who can field but can hit, guys who can't hit but can field and guys that hit with men on base but, only with 2 Outs, Take your Pick!!!

July 4, 2012  12:42 PM ET
QUOTE(#8):

Where's the Love for Garza?He's put up respectable numbers since his Rookie year... Decent ERA, good SO numbers...And when ever you hear about pitchers available, Garza's name comes up...

The problem with Garza is the Cubs. His numbers in Tampa showed that he was a good choice for a number two/number three guy in the rotation, but then he threw that no-hitter, the Cubs came knocking, and Tampa sold him off to Chicago as an ace. And over the past year and a half, Garza has shown he is clearly not an ace. He gets frustrated far too easily, and when he gets frustrated he makes pitches he shouldn't make.

Also not helping is the fact that the Cubs' new management has already given teams the precedent as far as what they expect in return for Garza in the form of the Ubaldo Jimenez trade from the Rockies to the Indians. The Cubs want an equivalent package for Garza, despite him not pitching to that level. Pretty much whatever team wants Garza is going to have to overpay in the form of prospects. And, for the Tigers, they have Nick Castellanos as a golden trade ticket that they can use to get just about any pitcher on the market. Since that's who the Cubs will likely target, and since Garza isn't worth Castellanos, I'd just let another team overpay for Garza and get a better pitcher like Hamels.

 
July 9, 2012  03:50 PM ET

Little write up on the Tiger's midseason possibilities:

http://www.fannation.com/blogs/post/1383346?new=true

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