If I'm posting it must be huge news...
It takes brass balls to sell real estate, and to be a MLB GM. Dave Dombrowski, you my friend have a ginormous set. I suddenly picture the Winter meetings as a scene from Glengarry Glen Ross, with Dombrowski yelling at Dayton Moore "Coffee is for Closers!". While Lil Stienbrenner was setting imaginary (possibly illegal) deadlines and sabre-rattling with Theo Epstien, Double D swoops in and steals the show. Let's just look at what Miguel Cabrera averaged over the past 4 years:
HR - 31
RBI - 115
BA - .319
OBS - .396
SLG - .552
Oh yeah, HE"S ONLY 24!!!
Wrap your brain around this line-up
Oh yeah the Tigers also got Dontrelle Willis. I'll admit, his recent numbers aren't great for a number #1 pitcher. But in Detroit He's more than likely battling with Jeremy Bonderman for the number 3 spot. So the rotation goes like this:
The price they paid was high...in theory. Andrew Miller and Cameron Maybin are high caliber prospects. For every John Smoltz, there are three Seth Gresingers. Worst case scenario, the Tigers let Cabrera and Willis walk in 2 years and get 4 1st round draft picks in compensation. Then use the players they pick to restock, or reload. Now Dave about that bullpen...