GOOD LUCK IN 2009, WHITE SOX
Now this is a blockbuster. The Tigers get Miggy Cabrera and Dontrelle Willis for 6 players. Hey good luck in 2009, White Sox.
I’m not even sure the Tigers gave up bonafide stars. Rabelo is a 27-year old catcher. Miller is only 22 and was rushed to the bigs after just 28 minor league starts. Maybin is certainly a top-prospect–but is he a can’t miss?
The Tigers lineup will look something like this:
- CF Granderson
- 2B Polanco
- RF Ordonez
- 3B Cabrera
- DH Sheffield
- 1B Guillen
- SS Renteria
- C Rodriguez
- LF J. Jones/Thames
That’s pretty amazing. Dave Dombrowski is already Executive of the Year. He got Renteria and Jacque Jones, re-signed Todd Jones and Kenny Rogers and now nabs Cabrera and Dontrelle Willis. It’s December 4th. Happy. Holidays. And how about that rotation:
And while the bullpen is not dominant, Rodney and Seay are good relievers and Jones is decent enough while they wait for Zumaya to return from his shoulder injury. Of course, Dombrowski is probably going to sign Gagne or Octavio Dotel or make another deal to solidify the pen.
If you are a White Sox fan and know that Ozzie Guillen has some history with Cabrera, you’re wondering why Willis and Cabrera are Tigers and not White Sox. It’s a good question. So far Kenny Williams has broken out his “Schueler Move” in acquiring Carlos Quentin–buy low and hope for the best from a player who has underachieved and been injured.
There is still time for Williams to swing some deals, but so far he has got rid of 200+ innings that he thinks will be replaced by career bust Gavin Floyd and has too many shortstops on his roster.
Let’s go Chicago teams. I’m getting antsy over here.