This winter, one of the more puzzling moves was trading serviceable players/prospects like Eugenio Suarez and Jonathan Crawford to the Reds for Alfredo Simon. Simon essentially had one good half as a starter in his entire career and the Tigers bet big on him doing something close to that in 2015. Three starts don’t mean much, but it’s gone awfully well for the Tigers so far. Can this continue?
April 23, 2015
After years of being a non-descript pitcher bouncing between the rotation and the bullpen, at 33 years old, right-hander Alfredo Simon came out of nowhere to emerge as a 15-game winner and All-Star for Cincinnati in 2014. Was Simon’s showing a sign of a revelation, or a blip with a return to Earth in store for the big righty?
March 20, 2015
There had been much speculation that Cincinnati would deal some starting pitching this offseason and it was confirmed Thursday when they traded Mat Latos and Alfredo Simon. They returned four players still early in their careers and it could be construed as motivation by payroll relief and perhaps more of a youth movement.
December 11, 2014