Only in the final days before the trade deadline could two seemingly contradictory reports both ring entirely true.
Late Monday night Joel Sherman of the New York Post reported that Detroit Tigers general manager Dave Dombrowski said the Tigers were likely done making deals before the July 31 trade deadline after obtaining Jose Veras earlier in the day.

At about the same time reports broke that the Tigers had spoken with the San Francisco Giants about left-hander Javier Lopez.

Of course both of those statements could be true. The Tigers might very well be done. But Dombrowski is certainly still looking around and working the phones in an attempt to make the Tigers better.

The Tigers' biggest need before the deadline was a right-handed reliever who they can trust in the late innings. The Tigers obtained Veras early in the day Monday in exchange for outfield prospect Danry Vasquez and a player to be named later. Dombrowski filled the team's most glaring need.