With three days to the trade deadline, Dave Dombrowski is keeping his cards especially close to his vest. Not only have the Tigers not made any moves, there has barely been a mention of the Tigers in any trades talks. This isn't necessarily a bad thing, but it is a bit surprising when you consider that the only universally accepted "bad" scenario is standing pat.
While the Tigers may not be making moves (yet), the trade deadline is starting heat up. Scott Kazmir, Johnny Cueto, Steve Cishek, Kelly Johnson, and Juan Uribe were traded over the weekend. Yesterday, the Mets, realizing they are going to have to win all of their games 1-0, traded for Tyler Clippard. Additionally, the Angels, looking for outfield help traded for Shane Victorino. With big names such as Cole Hamels, James Shields, not David Price, Aroldis Chapman and all of the San Diego Padres supposedly on the block, look for some big moves in the next three days. And a friendly reminder that you can follow all of the Rumors HERE and all of the completed trades HERE.
Detroit Tigers will move struggling starting pitcher Shane Greene to bullpen - MLive.com, James Schmehl
When a pitcher can't make it to the 5th inning, probably a good idea to try use him in situations where he doesn't have to pitch that many innings.
Contenders’ flaws still give Tigers a chance - The Detroit News, Ed Feng
Ed Feng runs through some glaring flaws of other contenders that could allow the Tigers to catch up. He also utilizes the term "cluster luck" which doesn't get nearly enough love.
Every American League contender's most valuable trade chip - Minor League Ball, Quinn Barry
Ten prospects from American League playoff contenders who may have to find a new home after deadline season. We will trade you Derek Hill for anyone to start in Shane Greene's place. We would also like to do this retroactively for Sunday's game.
Detroit Tigers' Ausmus staying positive about wild-card chase - Detroit Free Press, George Sipple
Just keep swimming, just keep swimming.
GM Dave Dombrowski: Detroit Tigers not sellers yet - Detroit Free Press, Steve Schrader
Dave Dombrowski has reportedly told multiple reporters that the Tigers will not be sellers.
Ranking the American League playoff rotations - MLB Daily Dish, Mike Bates
A collection of Mark Buehrle, Marco Estrada and R.A. Dickey are ranked above a Tigers rotation featuring David Price.
Baseball Hall of Fame: CMU's Dick Enberg, Detroit's Tom Gage honored - Detroit Free Press
Former Detroit News baseball writer says he's 'humbled' by Spink Award.
Royals Add Johnny Cueto, Relief for Relievers - FanGraphs Baseball, Jeff Sullivan
Jeff Sullivan provides an extensive breakdown of the Johnny Cueto trade. The Royals were 58-38 with Edison Volquez being by far their best pitcher, so, yeah, this will help.