Hoke was top notch at this aspect of his job.
I was negged for suggesting the Tigers were severely cutting costs this offseason after the Polanco to Philly situation. This is another step in that direction. Admittedly it's not Cabrera, like I had postulated, but it is significant.
On the bright side it looks like the Tigers may get Scherzer who has a very high ceiling. Strong starting pitching and home-grown undervalued clutch hitting is the way to win if you aren't a high market team. The Tigers are moving that direction imo.