Trade Proposal (DET/LAA)

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Trade Proposal (DET/LAA) 

Post#1 » by Laimbrane » Wed Oct 23, 2013 4:00 pm

Given the Tigers' upcoming salary concerns, combined with them playing in a smaller market, I expect them to make a trade in the near future. Do you guys think the teams would ever consider this trade:

Detroit gives:
3B Miguel Cabrera (7.6 WAR)
SP Annibal Sanchez (6.2)
CF Austin Jackson (3.1)
Total 2013 WAR: 16.9

Los Angeles gives:
CF Mike Trout (10.4)
LF Kole Calhoun (1.1)
RP Robert Coello (0.4)
3B Luis Jimenez (0.3)
Total 2013 WAR: 12.2

This would give the Angels an outstanding starting (playoff) trio of Sanchez/Wilson/Weaver, and would provide an enormous upgrade at 3B in the form of Cabrera, who would likely benefit from the shorter left-field and center-field distances. They would obviously be giving up the best player in baseball and another good young outfielder, but they get Jackson (who's not too shabby an outfielder himself) in return and get value back for Calhoun, who is stuck behind Hamilton on the depth chart. They throw in Coello, who saw limited action but who is the type of fireballer the Tigers like having in their bullpen.

For Detroit, the main motivation is in cutting salary, but they get back the best player in baseball to stabilize the top of their lineup and roam the cavernous Comerica Park center field, for a very affordable cost. They get Calhoun to shore up the left-field slot, giving them an outfield of Calhoun-Trout-Hunter. They go all-in on Castellanos at 3B - who admittedly hasn't shown a whole lot at this level yet, but is a guy with potential - or re-sign Peralta to play 3B and hope that he doesn't go back to juicing. They give up Scherzer, but with Verlander, Sanchez, and Fister, they still have a very good 1-3, and know that Porcello and perhaps Smyly can fill the back-end of their starting rotation. They get back Coello and Jimenez, young guys that have potential.

Thoughts?
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Re: Trade Proposal (DET/LAA) 

Post#2 » by TyCobb » Fri Oct 25, 2013 6:04 pm

Trout will not get traded.
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