Grading The MLB Trade Deadline

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David Price
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Detroit Tigers – The Tigers responded to Oakland getting Jon Lester by getting an ace of their own in David Price. They get at least a year and a half of Price, which is good for his track record but also as insurance if Max Scherzer leaves via free agency.  The Tigers also made this deal without giving up Rick Porcello, who has really emerged this year. The Tigers already had one of the game’s best rotations even with Justin Verlander having a down year and it’s hard to argue that they didn’t get even better – Grade A

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Larry Fleisher has covered sports in various capacities for nearly 15 years. He is a writer/editor for the Sports Xchange and has also worked for SportsTicker and Metro New York newspaper. Larry also has worked on many NBA broadcasts doing stats, on several TV shows as a background actor. He is a member of the Pro Basketball Writers Association and the Internet Baseball Writers Association.