Albom: We wonder why Dombrowski is done

Questions abound on how Ilitch released Dombrowski and promoted Avila

       

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Auspicious debuts for new Detroit prospects

After being in the unusual position of being a seller at the Trade Deadline this year, Detroit has to be feeling good about its early returns. Tigers No. 5 prospect Michael Fulmer was the latest newcomer to show off his stuff, tossing 6 2/3 scoreless innings for Double-A Erie on Tuesday night.

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Avila relishes opportunity as new Tigers GM

New Tigers executive vice president of baseball operations and general manager Al Avila spent nearly a quarter century working with Dave Dombrowski, from Latin American operations to scouting director to top assistant. He had the type of rise that logically leads to a shot as a general manager, but teams never hired him.

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