Discussion in 'Detroit Tigers' started by Will, Jul 13, 2013.

  1. Will Hall-of-Fame Staff Member Official Vikings Redwings


    From the “this does not surprise us in the very least” department, Tigers GM Al Avila announced today that the club is declining its $16 million option on right-hander Anibal Sanchez.

    Sanchez had a terrible year in 2017, going 3-7 with a 6.41 ERA in 2017. That’s a long slide down from his 2013 season, in which he won the AL ERA title, going 14-8 and posting an ERA of 2.57 in the first year of his five-year, $80 million deal. Since then he’s gone 28-35 with a 5.15 ERA. He never started 30 games or more over the course of the contract.

    The declination of the option does come with a nice parting gift for Sanchez: a $5 million buyout. Which is pretty dang high for a buyout, but that’s how the Tigers rolled three or four years ago.
  2. mlmeng16 Franchise Player Steelers

    Detroit Tigers' Al Avila finally gets his manager in Ron Gardenhire
    Anthony Fenech, Detroit Free PressPublished 4:46 p.m. ET Oct. 20, 2017

    Ron Gardenhire becomes the 38th manager of the Detroit Tigers after being introduced at Comerica Park, Friday, October 20, 2017.

    At long last, Al Avila got his man.

    It had been more than two years between the time Avila first contacted veteran manager Ron Gardenhire, late in the 2015 season, and Friday afternoon, when he helped Gardenhire put on the Detroit Tigers home uniform for the first time.


    A lot has changed in those two years: The Tigers are no longer a win-now team. They are no longer a collection of household names. Their expectations have fallen fast, from aiming for the World Series to hoping for simple respectability.

    Welcome to Motown Ron! You have your work cut out for you.
    Last edited: Oct 21, 2017
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