Stunning news came out of the Winter Meetings Tuesday afternoon.
Dave Dombrowksi has done it again.
This time, it wasn’t Miguel Cabrera, Pudge Rodgriguez, Max Scherzer, David Price, or Craig Kimbrel, it was White Sox left-hander and 5-time All-Star Chris Sale.
Move over Red Sox-Yankees, baseball’s got a new rivalry that’s full of drama. The Detroit Tigers versus the Boston Red Sox. You might be thinking how is an AL Central team vs. an AL East team a huge rivalry? Well, there’s a lot of history to support this, but let’s begin with the most recent event. Longtime Tigers President and GM Dave Dombrowski was let go days after the 2015 Trade Deadline and eventually signed with the Red Sox to become their president. He’s provided the Tigers with plenty of success from a pair of World Series appearances in 2006 and 2012 and blockbuster trades that netted them MVPs and Cy Youngs. And now he’s with Boston, and his longtime assistant GM Al Avila has become the GM of the Tigers. Avila has worked for numerous years under Dave, dating back to their time with the then-Florida Marlins. And now it seems they’re competing with one another during the offseason. Let’s take a look at the past, present, and future of this Tigers-BoSox rivalry. Continue reading