A look at Dave Dombrowski’s trade history during this run of the Tigers resurgence, specifically deals in which Detroit parted with prospects — some highly regarded:
July 31, 2006
Acquired:1B Sean Casey from the Pirates.
Traded:P Brian Rogers, who had a 9.28 ERA in 13 appearances out of the Pirates bullpen in 2006-07, eventually returned to the Tigers and has been out of baseball since 2009.
Aug. 20, 2006
Acquired:IF Neifi Perez from the Cubs.
Traded:C Chris Robinson, who didn’t reach the major leagues until 2013 with the Padres (eight games).
Nov. 10, 2006
Acquired:OF Gary Sheffield from the Yankees.
Traded:P Anthony Claggett, who pitched in just three major league games in 2008-09 and now is in independent ball; P Humberto Sanchez, who had two surgeries, pitched in just two major league games in 2008, and has been out of baseball since last year; P Kevin Whelan, who pitched in two major league games in 2011 and made a brief Tigers cameo this month.
Oct. 29, 2007
Acquired:SS Edgar Renteria from the Braves.
Traded:OF Gorkys Hernandez, who has hit .192 in 70 major league games; P Jair Jurrjens, who had three good years in Atlanta prior to a rash of injuries, returned to the Tigers organization last year, and made two awful starts for the Rockies in 2014.
Dec. 5, 2007
Acquired— 3B/1B Miguel Cabrera and P Dontrelle Willis from the Marlins.
Traded— P Burke Badenhop, who has had a decent career as a reliever for several teams, including now with the Red Sox; P Eulogio De La Cruz, who had an 8.53 ERA over 20 major league appearances; OF Cameron Maybin, who played decent enough to earn himself a long-term, lucrative contract from the Padres, before earning a suspension for amphetamine use just last month; P Andrew Miller, who flamed out as a starter before becoming an effective reliever — first with the Red Sox, and now with the Orioles; C Mike Rabelo, who played 34 games with the Marlins before returning to the Tigers system, where he now coaches; P Dallas Trahern, who’s never made the majors.
Dec. 8, 2008
Acquired:C Gerald Laird from the Rangers.
Traded:P Guillermo Moscoso, who was solid in the A’s rotation in 2011, but struggled for the Rockies and Giants in 2012-13; P Carlos Melo, who’s never made the majors.
Dec. 10, 2008
Acquired:P Edwin Jackson from the Rays.
Traded:OF Matt Joyce, who has been a solid, if not spectacular piece in the Rays lineup for several years.
July 31, 2009
Acquired:P Jarrod Washburn from the Mariners.
Traded:P Luke French, who had a 5.37 ERA over 24 appearances for the Mariners, the last coming in 2010; P Mauricio Robles, who pitched in three major league games for the Phillies in 2013.
Aug. 17, 2009
Acquired:DH Aubrey Huff from the Orioles.
P Brett Jacobson, who’s never made the majors
July 28, 2010
Acquired:SS Jhonny Peralta from the Indians.
Traded:P Giovanni Soto, who’s never made the majors
May 27, 2011
Acquired:P David Purcey from the A’s.
Traded:2B Scott Sizemore, who’s dealt with a variety of injuries and was recently DFA’d and re-signed by the Yankees
July 20, 2011
Acquired:IF Wilson Betemit from the Royals.
Traded:P Antonio Cruz, who’s never made the majors; C Julio Rodriguez, who’s never made the majors
July 30, 2011
Acquired:P Doug Fister and P David Pauley from the Mariners.
Traded:P Charlie Furbush, who’s carved himself out a nice career in the Mariners bullpen; 3B Francisco Martinez, who already is back in the Tigers organization; OF Casper Wells, who has bounced around to six different teams since leaving the Tigers, never making much of an impact.
Aug. 15, 2011
Acquired:OF Delmon Young from the Twins.
Traded:P Cole Nelson, who’s never made the major leagues and now is in independent ball.
July 23, 2012
Acquired:2B Omar Infante and P Anibal Sanchez from the Marlins.
Traded:C Rob Brantly, who has a .623 OPS in 98 games with the Marlins; P Brian Flynn, who has an 8.64 ERA in six appearances for the Marlins the last two years; P Jacob Turner, who was OK in 2013 but not this year, and was DFA’d, then traded to the Cubs.
July 29, 2013
Acquired:P Jose Veras from the Astros.
Traded:OF Danry Vasquez, who has a .754 OPS in Single A this year.
July 30, 2013
Acquired:SS Jose Iglesias from the Red Sox.
Traded:OF Avisail Garcia (to the White Sox), who has missed most of this season with a shoulder injury.
March 21, 2014
Acquired:SS Andrew Romine from the Angels.
Traded:P Jose Alverez, who’s made two relief appearances for the Angels this year.
March 24, 2014
Acquired:SS Alex Gonzalez from the Orioles.
Traded:UT Steve Lombardozzi, who’s spent most of this year at Triple A.
July 23, 2014
Acquired:P Joakim Soria from the Rangers.
Traded:P Corey Knebel and P Jake Thompson.
July 31, 2014
Acquired:P David Price from the Mariners.
Traded:SS Willy Adames (plus P Drew Smyly to the Rays, and OF Austin Jackson to the Mariners).