Posted by Bob Biscigliano
The Florida Marlins have agreed to trade Miguel Cabrera and Dontrelle Willis to the Detroit Tigers on Tuesday evening. The Marlins will get Andrew Miller, Cameron Maybin, Mike Rabelo, and 3 other prospects in exchange for the two all-stars. After seeing the BREAKING NEWS portion of ESPN NEWS change at around 6:22, I received about 3700 text messages, some from random numbers, and it all started to really register in my mind: The Tigers have suddenly one of the best lineups in baseball and will definately be making the 2008 playoffs, barring injuries. Clearly, the Yankees not willing to give up young arms, the Red Sox wasting their time trying to get Santana, and the Angels picking pine-tar off of Vladimir's helmet, forced the Marlins to initiate talks with the coolest team in baseball: The Tags. As Jim Leyland described, "We came in to the meetings pretty relaxed. We were pretty happy with our team and were looking to just tinker a little, and then BONER!! It's not a done deal though. I have to give up smoking and there are some other minor issues that need to be worked out." Let's get real though, it's a done deal. Pretty exciting shiza.
I would write more about this trade, (how Kenny Rogers will groom Willis back into being a 22 game winner, and how my predictions of the Tigers getting A-Rod were actually pretty close to accurate) but I am swamped with work and shouldn't be wasting precious minutes blogging about this.
It's all so simple, people: DETROIT TIGERS 2008 WORLD SERIES CHAMPS