First we had Curtis Granderson and Edwin Jackson. Now the trade talks surround Miguel Cabrera in what would be the biggest salary dump of them all. Lynn Henning wrote this morning about how things have now turned to Cabrera and it looks like the Boston Red Sox are the team being mentioned. While I like the idea of getting Clay Buckholz in a Tigers uniform, I still think Cabrera is a keeper and a guy the Tigers can build around. Of course there’s that whole $120 million committment that’s left to deal with.
If the Tigers farm system were that good, I might be more into this but it’s spotty at best from all of the trades. Of course I guess it depends who the Tigers get for all of these guys. If they look for players that’ll be ready around 2012, then going the savings route might make sense it’ll just be a long couple of years. I just hope that people have delayed making their season ticket deposits because at least for 2010, things could go south in hurry.