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Re: Cabrera and Dontrelle to Tigers for 6 prospects!

Postby BronXBombers51 » Tue Dec 04, 2007 11:26 pm

RocketsDWM wrote:This is a sad day for baseball. With revenue sharing, the Marlins should have been able to afford M-Cab. It is a shame that teams like the Marlins cannot sign their big time players, mainly due to the fact that their owners are too cheap. The Marlin owners are the type of people who are keeping parity out of MLB.

The AL - NL matchup is becoming more and more like the AFC, NFC matchup in the NFL.


Marlins have 2 championships, though. I'm not sure what the main issue is with them not spending money, but their front office isn't doing a bad job at working with what they have. Even when selling off their top players, they've gotten major talent back (Hanley for one).
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Re: Cabrera and Dontrelle to Tigers for 6 prospects!

Postby thedude » Tue Dec 04, 2007 11:30 pm

BronXBombers51 wrote:
RocketsDWM wrote:This is a sad day for baseball. With revenue sharing, the Marlins should have been able to afford M-Cab. It is a shame that teams like the Marlins cannot sign their big time players, mainly due to the fact that their owners are too cheap. The Marlin owners are the type of people who are keeping parity out of MLB.

The AL - NL matchup is becoming more and more like the AFC, NFC matchup in the NFL.


Marlins have 2 championships, though. I'm not sure what the main issue is with them not spending money, but their front office isn't doing a bad job at working with what they have. Even when selling off their top players, they've gotten major talent back (Hanley for one).


At least when the Marlins sell guys, they sell high. Beckett landed them Hanley. And M-Cab landed them a front line starter and a stud center fielder.
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Re: Cabrera and Dontrelle to Tigers for 6 prospects!

Postby jfg » Tue Dec 04, 2007 11:34 pm

A potential front line starter and a potential stud center fielder. It's not right that 60 percent of the league have to operate on potential all of the time. Develop potential and sell it for more potential. Sick.
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Re: Cabrera and Dontrelle to Tigers for 6 prospects!

Postby d18Mike » Tue Dec 04, 2007 11:53 pm

Couple thoughts from here in DET where we are celebrating Christmas a little early this year ... general fan/media feedback is that this is a win for the Tigers with a few caveats .... some of the more insightful feedback to date suggests;

a) that lineup is stacked but awfully RH-heavy. Stay tuned for another possible trade for a LH bat.
b) great pickups but they didn't address what some perceive as their biggest need: bullpen. With Zumaya gone and an inconsistent Rodeny and Jones at the back end, they'll need to score 10 runs a game. That appears to be the plan.
c) Where will Cabrera play? He is a defensive liability at 3rd. Speculation is that he could move to LF or 1B, in which case Guillen could shift to third. Who knows. Probably stay at third.
d) Inge may move into a super utilty role and be the backup catcher. He broke into the league behind the plate several years ago. He has a cannon of an arm.
e) Team name change is pending: Detroit Marlins North -- Cabrera, Willis, Renteria, Sheffield, Leyland & Pudge Rodriquez

The feeling here is that the cyclical clock is ticking -- 2-3 years from now a lot of that current starting 8 will be on the downside (or bottom) of their careers. One Cam Maybin is not going to change that trajectory. The Tigers needs to be a win-now mode.
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Re: Cabrera and Dontrelle to Tigers for 6 prospects!

Postby d18Mike » Wed Dec 05, 2007 12:02 am

The Inge super-utility thing is just speculation ... a lot of hot air right now. Some of it interesting. But clearly his role will change. Inge is a "team guy" he might do it. If you hit .236 with 14 HRs, I'm not sure how far indignation is going to get you. Perhaps there is a market for him elsewhere. But he is the type of guy who could do it -- generally considered the best pure athlete on the team.
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Re: Cabrera and Dontrelle to Tigers for 6 prospects!

Postby Bloody Sox » Wed Dec 05, 2007 12:06 am

eftda wrote:http://asp.usatoday.com/sports/baseball ... ?year=2007
Marlins could make more money if they were willing to spend more money.

Yeah, but South Florida is a small market... oh, wait. Never mind. ;-7
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