July was a busy month for all four of the major sports teams in Detroit. The managements made their moves, some good moves and some missed chances. Based on a scale, 1-10 with 1 being the coldest and 10 being the hottest. Here is a look at the different seats.
Lions: On July 24th, the Lions signed 1st round draft pick Riley Reiff and released troubled cornerback Aaron Berry. However, they had to place running back Jahvid Best on the physically unable to perform list. Overall though, the Lions management has been doing well. Rating: 3
Tigers: Also on July 24th, general manager Dave Dombrowski took a big risk and traded top prospect Jacob Turner to the Miami Marlins for starting pitcher Anibal Sanchez and second baseman Omar Infante. This was a bold move, saying it is now or never for this ball club. Let’s hope it pays off otherwise it will be a huge disappointment. But Dombrowski is going nowhere anytime soon. Rating: 2
Redwings: GM Ken Holland didn’t make a big splash in the pool of free agents this offseason but on July first he signed a few guys that should make an impact, the biggest one being forward Jordin Tootoo. Still, this team needs to make sure they have good defensemen before the season starts. Rating: 5.
Pistons: The Pistons draft in June on paper looks like it should be a good one. In July,they signed big man Andre Drummond and draft pick Kim English. In addition, they signed Kyle Singler to a multi-year deal. Let’s hope these moves pay off for Joey D. For his sake. Rating: 7
Now remember these are just for the month and will change with moves that are made. Let us know what you think on Twitter, Facebook, or on the comments below. We would love to hear what you think.