The price was steep. The trade shocked many throughout the baseball world. Tigers fan were sad to see some go but mostly elated to see the great David Price become a Detroit Tiger. It was a deadline deal to remember.
When an oft-injured veteran reliever signs a cheap short-term contract, expectations can only be so high. For a few months it looked like the Tigers had hit a jackpot. Then the dog days of summer hit and a dose of reality set in.