Man, I knew Cabrera was on the market, but I didn't think they'd send Dontrell Willis with him.
Tigers send top prospects to Marlins for Cabrera, Willis
If Willis returns to form (and we trade Santana), that Tigers rotation is probably the strongest in the AL Central.
Miguel Cabrera is a total stud muffin. But Dontrelle Willis sucks
. He's one of the most overrated pitchers on this side of Andy Pettitte. Think of it this way, if Willis' ERA and WHIP have inflated so woefully over the past 2 years in the NL, imagine how ugly he's gonna be in the AL where ERA's tend to rise 1.00 and K's/9 tend to drop 2/game?
Lucky for him, his W-L will still be decent most likely because of the lineup he'll have behind him with Sheffield, Ordonez, Cabrera and the rest of that Detroit lineup.
But Willis totally sucks man. Last year he was 10-15 in 35 starts, 205 IP, 5.17 ERA, 1.60 WHIP. Opponents hit .294 against him on the season
. And this is in the NL, and with Miguel Cabrera and Hanley Ramirez run support.
About this Santana thing, from what I'm hearing the Twins have requested the medical records of Jon Lester. IMO, the medical records of that Twins GM should have been requested instead, what the HELL
are they doing? The Yankees package of Hughes, Cabrera etc. is way
better than Lester, Crisp etc. I heard that the Twins tried to fleece the Yanks to include Ian Kennedy as well and they drew the line. But the Yanks simply cannot allow Boston to get Santana. This is madness.
I'm going to go have my **** fit now. But before I do, I have to say, the Twins really need to just resign Santana. Seriously, if you don't want the hands-down-best pitcher in baseball, who came up with your team since day 1, then what on Earth do you have a baseball team for? Sell to someone who wants to run this thing right.