First off, Detroit Tigers Weblog compiled a lot of the blogger comments from yesterday’s trade. It’s worth checking out.
In a perfect world, a trade works out for both teams so it’s interesting to speculate on how this trade should go for both the Marlins and Tigers. For the Tigers, they sign Dontrelle Willis and Miguel Cabera to longer term deals and Willis reverts back to his 2005 form and becomes a front line starter and Cabrera keeps doing what he’s doing. With these two guys as corner stones, the Tigers could go on to win five straight division titles, three pennants and one or two World Series. Again, we’re being optimistic but that’s not out of the realm of possibility.
For the Marlins, the upside probably won’t become evident for a few years but what if Andrew Miller is a Cy Young contender. And if Dallas Trahern and Eulogio De La Cruz are the real deals, you could see them at the back of the Marlins rotation. For Cameron Maybin, he could become the centerfield equivalent of Miguel Cabrera in a few years. That’s four vital cogs on a team that already has some solid young talent.
So my question to you is, is it possible, or even probable, that the Tigers and Marlins square off in a World Series in say 2012 with the impetus for both team’s success coming from this trade? I know I’m painting a rosy picture but it certainly is a possibility.