By now you’ve heard that the Tigers made a trade today. We heard quite a bit about how they would probably just try and get bullpen help or a back up catcher, but ol’ Dave Dombrowski added another starter to the Tigers rotation without giving much up. Here’s the deal:
- Tigers Get:
- Jarrod Washburn
- Mariners Get:
- Luke French
- Mauricio Robles
Seems like a pretty good deal, right? Washburn is 34 years old, so he’s not likely to be a big part of the Tigers future. However, he currently sports an ERA of 2.64 which is good for third in the American League.
Luke French looked decent in his limited time with the Tigers and Robles is only 18 years old and has not pitched above A-Ball yet.
The real nice thing here is that the Tigers have added a ton of depth to their pitching rotation. Washburn is left-handed which is something the Tigers have lacked all season. He’s also durable and usually stays in games for the long haul. In the last two months his shortest outing has been six innings and in six of his last ten games he’s lasted at least seven innings.
By adding Washburn to the duo of Justin Verlander and Edwin Jackson, the Tigers now have three of the top seven in ERA leaders in the American League. I have no clue when the last time was you could say that about the Tigers pitching staff. Just wonderful.
Washburn last pitched on Tuesday, so he could very well pitch for the Tigers this weekend against Cleveland.
Also, I’ll be chatting about the Trade Deadline over at The Detroit Tigers Weblog. Check that out from 2-4pm.