View Full Version : Tigers sign Freddy Garcia

08-12-2008, 03:00 PM
SI.com reports that the Tigers have signed free agent Freddy Garcia.
Garcia hasn't pitched since last June following shoulder surgery and reportedly wasn't especially impressive while working out for a dozen teams earlier this month, but the Tigers could certainly use the pitching help as much as any contending team. He figures to make at least a couple starts in the minors before potentially joining the Detroit staff, but don't expect any fantasy value this season.


08-12-2008, 03:09 PM
At least it doesnt cost us prospects and we need all the pitching that we can get Im ok with this deal I have always liked Freddy

08-12-2008, 03:12 PM
Good pick-up back in 2006 he was 17-9 if he can get back to that good

08-12-2008, 03:31 PM
Good pick-up back in 2006 he was 17-9 if he can get back to that good

even the shittiest pitcher can be 17-9 if they have a good offense behind them.

08-12-2008, 04:26 PM
...But that's all this is, wishing upon an injured star.

08-12-2008, 05:00 PM
At least we didnt have to give anyone up for him. plus, its not like its costing us that much. we still need pitching. Its not unthinkable that this team strings together 16 of 20 games, or even 30 of 40.

On another note, Willis was promoted to Toledo, and Sheffield, among others who are not named, were placed on waivers. Let's hope we get luckly...

08-12-2008, 07:15 PM
Past success and a minor league contract. We have nothing to lose. I don't see hime returning to his former self, but it's a low risk signing.

08-12-2008, 07:18 PM
Good pickup.

08-13-2008, 09:53 AM
If we're giving him this chance, we should have an option on him. According to what I read, he's free to go elsewhere after 2008. Why rehab the guy if we're going to lose him?

08-13-2008, 10:08 AM
very good point papi. i think DD and Jim are still holding on to hopes that we can make a run this year. but you're right...we should definitely have an option on him for next year.

08-13-2008, 10:21 AM
i dont mind the move. if he comes out and shows something we will have a good shot at resigning him. most players remember that when you were the only team that gave them a shot and you have more time to resign him than anyone else. if he shows nothing, then we do nothing.

08-13-2008, 10:32 AM
Actually, most players sell themselves to the highest bidder.

08-13-2008, 10:34 AM
alot of the free agents do but iknow alot of the injured players also resign with the team that gave them the shot to come back too

08-13-2008, 11:06 AM
Great signing. While I was hoping that my Cubs could sign him, the Tigers get a good pitcher. Nice job, he's got some nasty pitches.

08-13-2008, 12:47 PM
it will take him a while to get back on track. i think this is a signing for next season. just to take a look at him and see if he is worth taking a shot at next year too

08-15-2008, 02:00 AM
i don't get the signing.. we aren't going to compete this year, and he doesn't fit what we need next year.. we need a legit ace or at worst a solid number 2 guy.. Garcia is neither these days.. he has been out of the game for a year now, he was already losing velocity as it was, and he was more suited to play in the NL..

08-16-2008, 04:04 PM
Freddy Garcia threw to hitters on Thursday night.

Garcia will throw again Sunday and could start a rehab assignment by next weekend. "They said he looked good," assistant GM Al Avila said. "He's not yet to his normal velocity."