Monday, October 29, 2007

Tigers Begin Offseason With Bang

The Detroit Tigers didn't even wait 24 hours before making the first move of the offseason, acquiring short-stop Edgar Renteria from the Detroit Tigers in return for starter Jair Jurrjens and outfielder Gorkys Hernandez.

Renteria, 32 years old, had a tremendous season for the Braves, batting at a career high .332 mark. This move fixes the Tiger's short-stop difficulty, as Carlos Guillen was already told he would play first-base next season.

Very good deal for Atlanta, as Jurrjens is one of the top pitching specs in the game, and has already had major-league experience at only 21 years of age. In Double-A last season before getting called up, Jair went 7-5 with a 3.20 ERA and a tremendous K/BB ratio.

Gorkys Hernandez is a 20-year old outfielder who spent his 2007 campaign with Single-A West Michigan. He batted .293 with 4HR 50RBI and an OBP of .341, decent numbers for such a young prospect.

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