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Thursday, August 1, 2013

Wrap-up of wall-to-wall Tigers' trade deadline coverage

It's impossible to cover every angle, every rumor during trade deadline season, but here are links to  the stories we posted, as information became available, or trends became clear in the run up to Wednesday's non-waiver trade deadline:

Trade deadline wrap-up: Dombrowski fearless in going after part he did need, part he might need.
Tigers deal Avisail Garcia, Brayan Villarreal to get Boston shortstop Jose Iglesias. (And the preliminary version, when it was just a report out of Boston)
Dombrowski not worried about middle infield depth. (Which we later found out was not true.)
• Tigers looked at former Giants closer Brian Wilson, but he was not a fit.
Tigers announce acquisition of Astros closer Jose Veras, declare "We've accomplished what we need to accomplish at this point."
Tigers add veteran Jose Veras to young bullpen
COLUMN: 'Smart' decision to make Joaquin Benoit the closer could save Tigers a ton at trade deadline, alleviating need to swap for 'proven closer'

COLUMN: Uncertainty with Peralta's situation throws variable into Tigers' trade deadline planning
Jhonny Peralta talks about just trying to play, ignoring the possibility of a suspension in Biogenesis case.
Tigers finally get encouraging news on Octavio Dotel, giving them another option, should trades for relievers fall through.
Tigers add another familiar face, signing Jair Jurrjens to minor league deal for organizational depth
First-half grades for Tigers players.

• Digital First Media trade deadline day chat. (Read the replay here.)
• Digital First Media trade deadline preview chat. (Read the replay here.)
• Digital First Media second-half preview live chat. (Read the replay here.)


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