GM Al Avila happy with Tigers' trade hauls to restock minor leagues

Tigers not trying to cut payroll, but rather begin the process of adding talent to farm system

       

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MLB trade rumors: Tigers’ Justin Verlander, and Justin Upton will not be traded

X WATCH & READ Detroit Tigers trade Alex Avila, Justin Wilson to the Chicago Cubs 0:41 Loading The Detroit Tigers have had an active July. They entered trade-deadline day having already dealt J.D. Martinez and Justin Wilson , among others. It doesn’t appear the Tigers will make another big move before the 4 p.m. ET deadline, however. In fact, Bob Nightengale is reporting that both Justin Verlander and Justin Upton will not be traded today: Verlander had been tied to the Los Angeles Dodgers throughout the month. Yet his disappointing season (he entered Monday toting a 101 ERA+ and […]

Cubs make another trade to improve their World Series chances, but at what cost?

There’s still the bother of the National League Central , which probably everyone can agree the Chicago Cubs have allowed to go on long enough, but, you know, house money spends too. Even then, there comes a time when your champion of yesterday isn’t quite your champion today, so in the course of 17 days the Cubs have twice traded their reputed best prospect in order to address the same problem: the year after. To the former, the Cubs on Sunday won for the 13th time in 16 games, and went from 5½ games behind the Milwaukee Brewers to […]

Fantasy Baseball Waiver Wire: Picking up pieces from trade deadline, and buying into Luis Castillo and Kevin Gausman

X WATCH & READ Detroit Tigers trade Alex Avila, Justin Wilson to the Chicago Cubs Detroit Tigers trade Alex Avila, Justin Wilson to the Chicago Cubs 0:41 Loading x player version 2.5.8 playback state -1 Detroit Tigers trade Alex Avila, Justin Wilson to the Chicago Cubs 0:41 Start video Large play-pause toggle Share Play pause 00:00 00:00 Closed captions Settings Volume ChromeCast Fullscreen X Twitter Facebook / Small (320×180) Medium (480×270) Large (640×360) Learn More This video is not available. This web site is not authorized to display this video. x This video is not available. This video may […]

Cubs acquire reliever Justin Wilson, catcher Alex Avila in trade with Tigers

CHICAGO — The Chicago Cubs have acquired Detroit Tigers closer Justin Wilson and catcher Alex Avila in exchange for minor league infielders Jeimer Candelario and Isaac Paredes, according to a source familiar with the situation. The Cubs will be sending Detroit a player to be named later or cash as part of the trade as well. Wilson, who turns 30 next month, bolsters a bullpen that has struggled after the All-Star break but had a great weekend in a series win over the? Milwaukee Brewers . Wilson will slot in before Cubs closer Wade Davis, as his ability to […]

Cubs get the reliever they seek with trade for Tigers’ Justin Wilson

The Chicago Cubs aren’t looking to start a new World Series drought any time soon. The team proved it once again has its eyes set on another ring this year, picking up reliever Justin Wilson and catcher Alex Avila in a trade with the Detroit Tigers, according to Anthony Fenech of the Detroit Free Press. The Tigers will receive infielders Jeimer Candelario, Isaac Paredes and a player to be named later in the deal. The 29-year-old Wilson is having a strong season with Detroit. Over 40 1/3 innings, Wilson has a 2.68 ERA. His walk rate has shot up […]

MLB Trade Deadline: Cubs close to landing Justin Wilson and Alex Avila from Tigers

The Cubs are close to getting left-handed reliever Justin Wilson from the Tigers in a deal that would send third baseman Jeimer Candelario back to Detroit, reports Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports . Ken Rosenthal of MLB Network reports a deal is "close" as well, but throws in that the Cubs would also get catcher Alex Avila . He notes that Candelario and "at least one other" player would go to the Tigers. Wilson, 29, is in the midst of a great season for the Tigers. He took over as closer and has saved 13 games in 15 tries […]