Tigers announce Laird trade


Here’s the Tigers announcing the Gerald Laird deal. GM Dave Dombrowski is sitting on the left, manager Jim Leyland is looking very interested to his right. The guy standing is one of MLB’s PR people, I missed his name. Dombrowski said they considered Jason Varitek, but lost interest once the Sawx offered arbitration.

The Maddux press conference starting in about 15, that should be great.

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  1. Mike Pop says:

    Will Maddux be on ESPN ?

  2. Dan says:

    Great job guys, I’m so jealous that you got credentials to the Winter Meetings. Have a great time!

  3. doogan says:

    This Laird trade is great. With Varitek declining arb. The Sox are in not so good of a position now that they have no cathcer. I assume that they at least expected Tek to accept arb. Texas just traded the accessible catcher (Laird), now if they want Salty, martinez, or Teagarden they’ll pay dearly. It could have been a smart move for the rangers to get what they can for Laird without letting boston know and then dangling their young prized catching prospects for some quality pitching.

  4. …Dombrowski said they considered Jason Varitek, but lost interest once the Sawx offered arbitration…

    Bobby Abreu arbitration discussion, meet Gerald Laird acquisition.
    Gerald Laird acquisition, meet Bobby Abreu arbitration decision.

    You two kids play nice…

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