OT: Report: Porcello Dealt for Cespedes

Submitted by MGoVoldemort on December 11th, 2014 at 9:58 AM
@jonmorosi: Sources: Tigers about to finalize TWO trades today; one is with Boston involving Cespedes and Porcello, as @CJNitkowski reported.



December 11th, 2014 at 10:12 AM ^

If the Tigers are trading Porcello there's no way they can deal Price unless they'd be getting an MLB-ready starter as part of the package.

EDIT: Didn't see the report about a second trade involving a pitcher.  Still don't think they can deal Price ... unless it's because they're signing Max.


December 11th, 2014 at 12:53 PM ^

I'm not a flat earther when it comes to advanced stats, but if the guy doesn't do a good job hitting for average, that's a problem and it indicates he's not good at hitting the baseball.  What good does it do to put these power hitters on base, but nobody can knock them in.  They drafted McCann and project him to be the catcher of the future.  Well let him have a serious shot to win the job in Spring Training.


December 11th, 2014 at 1:32 PM ^

Speed isn't the only component. Neither guy get's on base at a high enough clip to be a great option. Gose doesn't hit for a high enough average and Davis rarely walks.

Not to mention Kinsler being a huge question mark, considering how awful he was offensively in the second half.


December 11th, 2014 at 10:02 AM ^

allows them to hold on to Max, I'm cool with it.  But I sure would have liked to keep both if possible.  Rick has a great future ahead of him.  But the Sawx???  Shit.


December 11th, 2014 at 12:03 PM ^

I agree, but get over it. It is one bad trade done for salary cap reasons. We have benefited assymatrically from the Granderson trade, the Cabrera trade, the JDM signing, the Price trade, etc. 


December 11th, 2014 at 10:46 AM ^

Should have got much more for him.

Our starters could easily have been:

Verlander, Porcello, Fister, Smiley, Anibal.... This assumes we lose Max (we will) and comes at a far smaller price than substituting Price and Greene for any of the middle 2.  Dombrowski has been great, but he's still working his way out of the Fister debacle (actually turned him into Greene rather than Ray which is a good deal)


December 11th, 2014 at 12:23 PM ^

a little more to do with his struggles than say "doesn't have all that much".  I believe JV is a bit of a Diva when it comes to his image and who he is associated with.  Just my opinion.  However, I do believe his competitive desire to be great if not the greatest precedes his narcissim.  With a full off season to train like he wants I think we see a resurgent year from our former ace?  


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