Tigers' Verlander: A's made trade 'because of us'

Tigers' Verlander: A's made trade 'because of us'
July 5, 2014, 12:00 pm
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In four postseason starts vs. the A's over the last two seasons, Justin Verlander has given up one run in 31 innings. (AP)

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Detroit Tigers starter Justin Verlander has been the pitcher to send the A's home in each of the last two seasons.

On Saturday morning, he reacted to the trade the A's made to acquire starters Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel from the Cubs.

Do you agree with Verlander? Did the A's make the trade in order to get past the Tigers in the postseason?

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