http://detroit.tigers.mlb.com/NASApp/ml ... &fext=.jsp
wow - that was quick - I was wondering if the Tigers would move on Farnsworth, but that was done pretty quickly, and without having to give up an OFer that I thought the Cubs would demand.
The problem for us Tiger fans is that Roberto Novoa is a stud. He was almost ready and many had him penciled in the the bullpen even before ST. Novoa is one of our top prospects and he's got a live arm - control is his main issue.
Moore and Flowers are deep single A prospects - basically toss offs at this point.
Obviously in the short term this helps the Tigers more than it helps the Cubs, but eventually Novoa could be more valuable than Farnsworth.
This gives the tigers a much more formidable bullpen - its has veterans, has youth, and is deep in talent - one of the biggest competitions this spring is who will fill the 2 remaining bullpen spots between Colyer, Spurling, Rodney, and German.
DD addressed the greatest need of the organization - as the Tigers blew over 25 games in the 8th inning or later last yr. Now, we have one of the best bullpens in the league (obviously its not top tier like NY or MIN, but its a solid 2nd tier). Now we have Farns in the 7th, Uggey in the 8th, and Percy to shut em down in the 9th. Considering where we were last yr... thats looking mighty good if you are a Tigers fan.