ST. PETERSBURG -- It's foolish to fault Dave Dombrowski's track record with the Detroit Tigers -- four consecutive American League Central titles, two World Series appearances and more superb deals than I can count.
So when the triple-titled Tigers executive essentially hoisted the white flag for 2015 on Wednesday, he deserved the benefit of the doubt. With hours before Friday's 4 p.m. ET non-waiver Trade Deadline, Dombrowski said he was willing to trade the team's pending free agents for the right deal.
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