Tigers Sign Jarrod Washburn at the Deadline

Tigers get Jarrod Washburn

Well, the trading deadline has come and gone and now we see what Dombrowski hopes will bring us a championship – Pitching. With the 2nd best rotation in the league, many would argue (including yours truly), that what we needed was more pop in this lineup. As of this writing, the only hitter on The Tigers batting above .265 is Cabrera, and he hits like a little school girl with the game on the line and runners in scoring position.

We only gave up Luke French, and A-Baller Mauricio Robles to get him, but he’s a free agent after this year, so if he doesn’t help us win now, we just wasted two more pitching prospects because Washburn is gone come October.

Washburn is having an amazing year, and will no doubt help improve the Tigers rotation down the stretch this year. But how many more games do we want to lose 2-1? Verlander, Jackson and Porcello already got that covered. With the Sox adding Peavy, this trade is essentially nullified.

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