Tigers general manager Al Avila has finalized a trade that will send his own son to the Cubs along with reliever Justin Wilson.
The Tigers announced Monday they have dealt Alex Avila and Wilson to Chicago for prized minor league third baseman Jeimer Candelario, shortstop Isaac Paredes and a player to be named or cash.
That turned out to be a good decision.
He would go on to play 19 seasons in the majors beginning in 1970, most notably with the Orioles and Angels, a power-hitter known for crowding the plate and daring pitchers to come inside. They frequently obliged, leading to his being hit by pitches a then-record 267 times and leading the league in HBPs eight times.
Baylor won the 1979 AL MVP award while with the Angels after leading the league with 139 RBIs and 120 runs, the same year he earned his one All-Star Game appearance.
He also played for the A’s, Yankees, Twins and Red Sox. A three-time Silver Slugger, he batted .260 for his career, hitting 338 home runs and driving in 1,276 runs. He was part of the Twins’ 1987 World Series-winning team, batting .385/.467/.615 in a five-game series victory over the Cardinals.
After his playing career, he became the first manager in the Rockies history, going 440-469 from 1993-98. He also managed the Cubs from 2000-02, going 187-220.
Just look at some of the starters around the league today: 2015 AL MVP Josh Donaldson Houston Texans Cheap Jerseys posted a 154 wRC+ during that 2015 campaign, and followed it up with a 155 wRC+ in 2016.
Travis Shaw is having a breakout season with the Brewers after being traded from Jerseys Supply the Red Sox during the offseason, and could finish with a 5.0 WAR or higher. Anthony Rendon is posting an OPS of .996 with the Nationals in 2017. It seems like All-Star caliber third basemen are everywhere.