I’m still working on the details here but the Tigers have apparantly traded Mike Maroth to the Cardinals. No word on who the Tigers received in the trade but I’m working on it.
Here’s the rumor Dan mentioned in the comments. Although it looks like this was something that almost went down in the offseason. Since then, Looper is a starter an Juan E. has had his share of injuries so I’m hoping this isn’t the deal.
Still nothing on the radio, which usually has the scoop the quickest so we’ll see. It’s wishful thinking, but Anthony Reyes would be a nice swap but I doubt the Cards, despite Reyes’ troubles this year, would trade Maroth for Reyes straight up.
Not sure if this means anything, but the Tigers are denying the rumor. This has at least made for an interesting afternoon.
Now the radio is saying that the Tigers will be receiving players (plural) to be named later for Mike Maroth. This could mean a lot of things from a guy who’s been drafted recently to even possibly getting Mike Maroth back at some point. It could also include anything in between. Bottom line, the Tigers needed to clear out a roster spot today to help make room for Kenny Rogers (and eventually Nate Robertson) and that’s what they did. We’ll just have to wait and see what we get in return.
It looks like they were wrong on the radio and it’s just a player (singular) to be named later. I’ll have some commentary on the deal here later this weekend.