Great trade for the Tigers who are in win-now mode and desperately needed bullpen help. I still feel like Dave Dombrowski needs to make another deal to mitigate Joe Nathan if he doesn’t find it and perhaps even another trade on a lesser scale. The Tigers bullpen is garbage and unpredictable fringe prospects are… unpredictable. Corey Knebel and Jake Thompson won’t have a real impact on a MLB roster, if any, for at least another 2-3 years when the Tigers may no longer be the legitimate contenders that they are now.
Joakim Soria has a 0.87 WHIP with 42 strikeouts opposite 4 walks in 32.1 innings this season. He’s an absolute stud, and he’ll be a Tiger at least through the 2015 season.