There was plenty of trade talk over at the Free Press with Miguel Cabrera once again taking center stage. John Lowe brings us all back to reality though and in his column he spells out why trading Cabrera will be so tough. The contract is the obvious one. He also discusses how the rumors may just be that and there’s not a lot of hard evidence that the Tigers are actively shopping the first baseman.
Kirkland Crawford then talks about how the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim have more interest in Curtis Granderson then they do Edwin Jackson despite the Angels already having a centerfielder in Torii Hunter. It’s good to hear the Tigers are asking for a lot for both these guys but you wonder if it’s more a matter of “when” then “if” we’re going to see some big names shipping out of Detroit.
Finally, Jason Beck did one of his mailbag columns and he talked about the chances of trading Miguel Cabrera. He also talks about how we’re probably not going to see much in the way of change at the back end of the rotation. At least he didn’t mention Dontrelle Willis as an option. I also like his short but sweet answer to the guy who asks about moving Wilkin Ramirez back to third base.
Not sure why my latest BOB Report isn’t up at the Hardball Times yet. Maybe check later in the morning if you’re interested. And if you’re looking for a Christmas gift for a baseball fan, be sure to check out the book.