Tigers Acquire Erick Aybar From Braves

The Tigers added infield help today by trading for Erick Aybar. Aybar’s arrival comes as a result of shortstop Jose Iglesias landing on the DL. Aybar cleared waivers, which made him eligible for an August trade. The Braves will be getting utility man Mike Aviles and catcher Kade Scivicque in return. The move allows Dansby Swanson, who was called up following the trade, to step into the starting shortstop role for the Braves. Continue reading Tigers Acquire Erick Aybar From Braves

I Was Absolutely, Positively Wrong!

Recently, I wrote a piece in which I wondered “Is The Fast Track the Right Track for Luke Weaver”? I questioned the accelerated movement of Weaver from his first appearance in Double-A on June 4th, to his MLB debut on Saturday, August 20th, and also offered an opinion that if I were making the decision-I would start Alex Reyes; instead of Weaver. I was wrong! Weaver was outstanding in his MLB debut against the Chicago Cubs. Continue reading I Was Absolutely, Positively Wrong!

Is The Fast Track the Right Track for Luke Weaver?

I am seriously questioning the decision to start Luke Weaver, in his MLB debut, this Saturday in a 1:20pm (CDT) contest against the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field. The twenty-two year old right-handed Weaver was the Cardinals first-round draft pick in 2014. Admittedly, Weaver has been extremely effective in the Redbirds minor league system this season. Arguably, he has been extremely fast-tracked, and in my opinion possibly rushed, to make his Saturday debut against the NL Central Division leading Cubs. Continue reading Is The Fast Track the Right Track for Luke Weaver?

Monday’s Excitement Becomes Bittersweet with Wacha to the DL: Welcome Alex Reyes to the Show!

Having been given up for dead, the baseball gods smiled on the St. Louis Cardinals in the bottom of the ninth, on Monday night, as the lifeless Cardinals scored five runs to take game one in a three game set with the Cincinnati Reds. Continue reading Monday’s Excitement Becomes Bittersweet with Wacha to the DL: Welcome Alex Reyes to the Show!

Deal Interrupted – For Brewers 2016 Trade Deadline is Deja-Vu All Over Again

As the trading deadline approached in 2015, the Brewers thought they had a deal with the New York Mets. However, the deal fell apart after it was announced, supposedly because of a medical issue with Carlos Gomez, the centerpiece of the deal. The next day, fan favorite Gomez was traded to the Houston Astros along with pitcher Mike Fiers. The Brewers got top Astros pitching prospects Houser and Hader along with power hitting outfielder Domingo Santana and elite CF prospect Brett Phillips. Brewers’ fans were mostly unhappy with the deal, but a year later most observers agree that the Brewers got the better end of the deal. Continue reading Deal Interrupted – For Brewers 2016 Trade Deadline is Deja-Vu All Over Again

Giants Land Matt Moore

Today, the Giants bolstered their rotation by adding unique southpaw Matt Moore from the Tampa Bay Rays, according to Joel Sherman. Now, this acquisition cost the Giants one major league ready infielder and two prospects. Moore will join a rotation that has struggled near the end with Matt Cain and Jake Peavy, but has a three headed monster with Bumgarner, Cueto, and Samardzija. Continue reading Giants Land Matt Moore