Deadline Day Primer: DON’T TRADE MICHAEL FULMER

By Friend of the Blog, Andrew Welch
(Find Andrew’s other guest post here)
As we approach tomorrow’s deadline Tigers fandom is itching for Avila to get off his lazy ass and make a trade. Trade Fiers, trade Liriano, trade Iglesias, trade Greene, trade Martin but the result of any inaction or action will be met with the same response of last year’s JD Martinez trade: “THE TIGERS DIDN’T GET ENOUGH!” “THEY TRADED HIM TOO EARLY/TOO LATE!” “AL AVILA SUCKS!”
The one polarizing figure we’re all waiting with bated breath for is Tigers ace Michael Fulmer: should he stay, should he go? Is he good or is he bad? Is he an 8-story tall crustacean from the protozoic era or is he a pitcher that goes out and throws every five days?
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Game 7: Tigers (2-4) @ White Sox (3-3)

Offday begone!

Tigers

1. Leonys Martín (L) CF
2. Jeimer Candelario (S) 3B
3. Miguel Cabrera (R) 1B
4. Nicholas Castellanos (R) RF
5. Víctor Martínez (S) DH
6. James McCann (R) C
7. JaCoby Jones (R) LF
8. José Iglesias (R) SS
9. Dixon Machado (R) 2B

Michael Fulmer (R) SP

White Sox

1. Yoán Moncada (S) 2B
2. Avisaíl García (R) RF
3. José Abreu (R) 1B
4. Matt Davidson (R) DH
5. Nicky Delmonico (L) LF
6. Welington Castillo (R) C
7. Tim Anderson (R) SS
8. Yolmer Sánchez (S) 3B
9. Adam Engel (R) CF

Lucas Giolito (R) SP

Game 6, finally… maybe: Tigers (1-4) @ White Sox (3-2)

There have been so many instances of inclement weather that I’ve lost track of what game this even is.

Tigers

1. Leonys Martín (L) CF
2. Jeimer Candelario (S) 3B
3. Miguel Cabrera (R) 1B
4. Nicholas Castellanos (R) RF
5. Víctor Martínez (S) DH
6. James McCann (R) C
7. Mikie Mahtook (R) LF
8. José Iglesias (R) SS
9. Dixon Machado (R) 2B

Jordan Zimmermann (R) SP

White Sox

1. Yoán Moncada (S) 2B
2. Avisaíl García (R) RF
3. José Abreu (R) 1B
4. Matt Davidson (R) DH
5. Yolmer Sánchez (S) 3B
6. Leury García (S) LF
7. Tim Anderson (R) SS
8. Omar Narváez (L) C
9. Adam Engel (R) CF

James Shields (R) SP

You might have missed it earlier, but the Tigers are putting Daniel Norris in the bullpen, temporarily, before likely demoting him to Toledo to start. What do you think about that?

Game 5: Royals (0-3) @ Tigers (1-3)

The Tigers look to grab the second game of the series vs. Kansas City today! If the rain cooperates, that is.

Royals

1. Jon Jay (L) DH
2. Whit Merrifield (R) 2B
3. Mike Moustakas (L) 3B
4. Cheslor Cuthbert (R) 1B
5. Paulo Orlando (R) CF
6. Jorge Soler (R) RF
7. Alex Gordon (L) LF
8. Alcides Escobar (R) SS
9. Cam Gallagher (R) C

Jakob Junis (R) SP

Tigers

1. Leonys Martin (L) CF
2. Jeimer Candelario (S) 3B
3. Miguel Cabrera (R) 1B
4. Nicholas Castellanos (R) RF
5. Victor Martinez (S) DH
6. James McCann (R) C
7. Mikie Mahtook (R) LF
8. Jose Iglesias (R) SS
9. Dixon Machado (R) 2B

Matthew Boyd (L) SP