TIGERS REELING IN BIG FISH CABRERA & WILLIS FROM FLA: The Tigers must think they’re the Yankees or the Red Sox.
Ken Rosenthal of FOX SPORTS hits home the news that Detroit is finalizing a deal with the Florida Marlins to send 3rd baseman Miguel Cabrera & pitcher Dontrelle Willis to Comerica Park.In return, the Fish would be landing six young players and prospects from the Tigers organization, including pitcher Andrew Miller and outfielder Cameron Maybin.
Florida didn’t even talk with the Tigers about any deals until contacting the AL Central club Tuesday morning. Within two hours, both sides had reached an agreement.
Marlins left fielder Josh Willingham was surprised by the big deal, saying, “It was kind of like, wow, when I heard. I halfway expected one of them to get traded, but not both in the same deal. So it’s a little bit of a shock.”THE WORLD OF ISAAC is certainly roaring about the Tigers’ tremendous trade. The happy blog is calling it “the biggest blockbuster in Detroit sports history.”