Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Detroit Tigers Complete Trade For Miguel Cabrera, Dontrelle Willis

The Detroit Tigers have completed the Major League Baseball trade of the year, and perhaps of the decade, trading two of the best prospects in all of baseball, Cameron Maybin and Andrew Miller, and four other players (Catcher Mike Rabelo and three other prospects) to the Florida Marlins for Miguel Cabrera and Dontrelle Willis. I wrote earlier in the afternoon about how I thought this a great trade for Detroit and I'll write more later tonight about just why that is, but for now, here's ESPN.com's Steve Phillips concurring that this is a great trade for the Tigers.

ESPN's Tim Kurkjian was interviewed on ESPNews and he said that while the Marlins may be happiest in the long term because of the overwhelming potential of Miller and Maybin, he believes the Tigers will be thrilled in the short-term, as Cabrera makes the Tigers lineup the best in the American League and Willis should re-find his 2003 form in spacious Comerica Park.

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