Tigers In Talks to Acquirre Cabrera and Willis From Marlins

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  1. buddahfan

    buddahfan Retired from Forum

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    This trade rumor has also been reported on XM Radio

    Fox Sports: Tigers talking Maybin, Miller for Willis, Cabrera - Detroit Tigers Cutoff Man - MLive.com

    Miguel Cabrera providing stronger body of evidence - Los Angeles Times
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    Man, we're really going for it, eh?

    2008/09 WS or bust.
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    buddahfan Retired from Forum

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    It appears that way. Cabrera has played left field so

    Grandy
    Poly
    Shef
    Mags
    Miggy
    Guillen
    Renteria
    Pudge
    Inge

    Starters
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    Verlander
    Rogers
    Bondo
    Willis
    Robertson


    :hoops:
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    Replace Inge with Cabrera and we would have the greatest lineup ever.

    .280 would be our lowest batting average.

    The starting 9 could average .300 combined!


    Jones in LF and Inge as the utility man.


    Also, we would be so star studded, that we could trade for a proven pitcher next year if we suffer more injuries.
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    Could you imagine what a lineup like this would have done in Tiger Stadium?

    :hoops:
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    Interesting idea. I don't really like Willis though. Dude sucked last season. Somehow I sense this one doesn't get done. I don't mind parting with Andrew Miller though. Pretty tough to part with Maybin after how much the organization has hyped him.
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    Unless they were trying to hype him up to increase his trade value (JD take notes).

    If this trade doesn't get done, it wasn't because we decided not to part with one of these guys. It will be because FL doesn't want to trade a young all-star and a young pitcher with tons of experience for a couple minor leaguers with "potential."
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    Also, FL could be using it as leverage to get a deal with another team. Tigers are probably competing with other teams for Cabrera's services.
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    Tigers set to acquire Cabrera, Willis
    The Marlins and Tigers are on the verge of completing a blockbuster deal that will send Miguel Cabrera and Dontrelle Willis to Detroit for a package of six players.
    A source familiar with the negotiations has told MLB.com that the Tigers are parting with outfielder Cameron Maybin and lefty starter Andrew Miller and four prospects for the final two players from the Marlins' 2003 World Series championship squad.
    The deal was all but finalized as of late afternoon at the Winter Meetings.
    The Tigers swooped into the sweepstakes for Cabrera and Willis on Tuesday and put together a package of players that the Marlins felt too tempting to pass up.
    The Official Site of Detroit Tigers: News: Detroit Tigers News

    Also, ESPN is reporting the deal is complete and is just waiting for physicals to take place.
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    More info:
    The Tigers have won the Miguel Cabrera sweepstakes. The Marlins get six players -- Cameron Maybin, Andrew Miller, catcher Mike Rabelo and three minor league prospects -- for the slugging third baseman
    From: ESPN.com - Blogs - Winter Meetings Blog
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    ESPN now heard the confirmation is complete, the Florida Marlins have agreed, and the deal is final.
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    What about moving Inge to shortstop and Guillen to first base to make room for Cabrerra? There would be no ground balls through the left side of the infield with that defense.
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    Holy cow.

    The starting 9 had a combined average of .309 with 168 HRs in 2007!!!
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    Where would Renteria play?
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    Forgot about him. I just hate to see Inge's defense on the bench. Doesn't defense still win Championships? Does he just end up as the utility infielder?
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    We're gonna need that considering the way Bonderman gets shelled in early innings.
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    Package him up and trade for a pitcher. I think he's too talented to be a utility guy. Although we could certainly use him as that. He a former catcher too I believe.
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    Inge has been worthless at the plate. Like TaShawn said, you either trade him or use him as a backup utility guy. With all of the old guys on the roster, I'm sure Inge would still see plenty (perhaps too much) of action.

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