March 11, 2013
The Detroit Tigers and Rick Porcello trade rumors are likely to crank into overdrive in the coming weeks. It's kind of becoming the Tigers equivalent of what the Diamondbacks experienced with Justin Upton. The elongated nature of Upton's trade talks probably won't replicate in Detroit but Porcello's name has been a hot topic ever since the Tigers overpaid for the return of Anibal Sanchez.
The end result of all of those Upton talks? He was traded. It's very possible that Porcello will face a similar fate, and soon.
Several teams were on hand to witness his brilliant 4-inning start yesterday against the Astros. Kudos to the Tigers for making sure he got the start against the worst team in the big leagues. In spite of that advantage, Porcello looked better than ever.
He was only supposed to pitch 3 innings on Monday but was so efficient, and effective, that Leyland gave him a 4th inning in which he nearly struck out the side. I'm sure the bevy of scouts in attendance were...