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Tigers trade Matt Joyce for Edwin Jackson

Posted on: December 10, 2008 11:22 pm
Edited on: December 11, 2008 12:29 am
 

LAS VEGAS -- The Tigers, who missed out on both their top two choices for closer, have instead traded outfielder Matt Joyce to the Rays for starting pitcher Edwin Jackson.

Jackson had become an extra part with the Rays, who plan to put rookie David Price in their starting rotation in 2009. Tampa Bay has been seeking an outfielder to replace Rocco Baldelli, and still could use another bat to replace designated hitter Cliff Floyd.

"This certainly doesn't take us out of the running for a DH/right field-type player," Rays general manager Andrew Friedman said. "But it gives us depth."

Because of the number of outfielders still available, both on the free-agent market and the trade market, the Rays believe they can be patient as they try to acquire another bat. The Rays would prefer a right-handed hitter to complement a lineup filled with lefties, but sources said they won't rule out a hitter simply because he's left-handed.

The Tigers had focused on getting bullpen help, but they also have rotation issues. Justin Verlander, Jeremy Bonderman, Armando Galarraga and Jackson are now set, but the Tigers have little confidence in Nate Robertson or Dontrelle Willis.

One name to watch for in spring training is Rick Porcello, the Tigers' top draft pick in 2007.

The Tigers aren't sure what they'll do about the clsoer job. They don't have the money to play for Brian Fuentes, and they don't believe that Trevor Hoffman can succeed in the American League. They could try to trade for a closer, possibly George Sherrill of the Orioles.

Category: MLB
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Since: Jul 26, 2007
Posted on: December 11, 2008 3:07 pm
 

Tigers trade Matt Joyce for Edwin Jackson

 Pretty realistic and benefitial move by both parties...

The Tigers needed someone at the back end of their rotation, with the departure of "The Gambler" Kenny Rogers and amidst circling rumors that Bonderman and Dontrelle Willis could be out.  E-Jack is only 25, and it could be advantageous for him to move to a division like the AL Central.  While his stuff isn't "lights out"- DET could have done much worse in their attempt to fortify a suspect staff of SPs. 

      
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Likewise, Tampa is seemingly preparing for life after Baldelli? Joyce is a talented young OF who had an eyebrow-raising stint last year.  In a lineup where he was lucky to even be out there, Matt really produced and fastly became one of Leland's favorite youngsters on that "strapped" offensive roster.  Joyce, a Tampa native, really adds some util depth and OF flexibility to a squad that did go to the WS last year- with really no noticeable thanks to Jackson...

      
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Since: Oct 7, 2006
Posted on: December 11, 2008 2:03 pm
 

Tigers trade Matt Joyce for Edwin Jackson

"Great move for the Tigers"? Is it?

You can say "upside" for just about anyone, but this guy still has control issues, and didn't really start winning until Longoria came along and the Rays were starting to really feel it offensively. This is the guy that didn't win a game in like 13 starts just a year ago.

Getting Joyce is looking like some preparation for the post-Baldelli era in TB. That's no reason to assume he's going to the Yankees, and then start ranting about how you love the Yankees, and they are getting Tex, and blahblahblah. This entry had absolutely NOTHING to do with NYY. Go ramble on their fan page.



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