Not to be left out of the commit frenzy, the Michigan baseball staff scored again on Thursday, landing another West Coast 2015 prospect: Will Tribucher, a 6-3, 190-lb. left-handed pitcher attending San Clemente H.S. He's the second player from California to commit to the Wolverines in as many weeks, following in the footsteps of Troy Miller (see Hello post), a right-handed pitcher out of Soquel H.S. in Soquel, California. Both Tribucher and Miller were invited to participate in the prestigious Area Code Games, being held this week in Long Beach with about 240 invitees from around the country. A third 2015 commit for U-M, Charlie Donovan, a shortstop from the Chicago area, was also selected to participate.
Unfortunately, there's little scouting info out there on Tribucher. Perhaps something will come up this week based on his play at the Area Code Games. I did find some vidoes, and I'll post one of them in a reply.
A nice start offensively, Rajai and Miggy with hits that lead to an RBI sac fly. 1-0 Tigres.
I usually don't like posting OT, but I think this story has the potential to get interesting. Biogenesis' Anthony Bosch has surrendered to the DEA, and ESPN has reported he will cooperate with prosecution and plans to plead guilty.
Athletes are not the focus of the federal investigation, but more MLB players will be named along with possibly players from other sports. The original MLB investigation had other names on their Biogenesis list but did not have sufficient evidence at the time to suspend them.
The Tigers became the 14th team in baseball history to score in every inning tonight in a game against the Rockies. Last team to do it was the Yankees in 2006. Fun fact, all the AL teams to do it completed the task at home, meaning they only were at-bat for 8 innings.
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i both hope and don't hope he's the next commish.
Well the deadline is at 4pm but the A's and Red Sox probably just had the biggest deal of the day, and the biggest deal of the year too I suppose. It's a bit of a head scratcher as Cespedes was leading the A's in hits this year and also was their best postseason hitter the past 2 seasons, and they gave him up for a rental (albeit a good one) of Jon Lester. That said that rotation in the postseason is incredibly formidable, but can they hit enough?
Now I certainly don't want the Tigers to panic and mortgage everything for David Price, but it would be nice to get a platoon catcher or another bullpen arm. I'll be checking on the thread every now and then at work and update trades into the OP as they come in.
EDIT: Tommy Milone traded from the A's for Sam Fuld from the Twins. Platoon of Gomes and Fuld in LF now for Oakland.
EDIT #2: John Lackey to the Cardinals for Joe Kelly, and Allen Craig. The Red Sox could be scary good next year.
EDIT #3 could be massive:
Source: #Tigers get Price.— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) July 31, 2014