Apparantly the Tigers front office had been keeping their eyes out on Yorman Bazardo well before the trade that brought him to Detroit. In this story, it talks about how Tigers assistant general manager Al Avila was the scouting director for the Marlins when Bazardo was signed out of Venezuela. So as soon as Bazardo was designated for assignment, the Tigers pounced.
One of the things I’ve heard about Dave Dombrowski and the Tigers front office is how sharp they are. Dombrowski himself is technically sound and knows all of the rules and he’s also been rumored to be one of the guys other general managers like to deal with. He usually comes to a decision on trade offers pretty quickly and doesn’t waffle or keep the other side hanging. So it’s no surprise that Dombrowski has been able to get some gem deals done since he’s been with Detroit. And the last time we made a trade with the Mariners (Carlos Guillen), things worked out pretty well.