Avila: Trades big step in ‘necessary’ rebuild

Avila: Trades big step in 'necessary' rebuild

MLBPipeline.com’s Michael Rosenbaum discusses the prospects acquired by the Tigers in the Justin Verlander trade DETROIT — For the past year, general manager Al Avila hesitated to put a label on the Tigers’ direction. With Thursday’s trades of Justin Verlander and Justin Upton , he didn’t hesitate to say they’re rebuilding, with a goal of building through prospects in their system rather than free agents. "This is an obvious rebuild move," Avila said Friday. "We’re trying to stock our farm system with the best prospects we can acquire, and that’s how we’ll move forward. Once we’ve finished this, at […]

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