Fish no more.
Miguel Cabrera and Dontrelle Willis are no longer Marlins. Arguably one of the best hitters of his generation, Miguel Cabrera was working real hard on getting back into shape when the deal was made. As for Dontrelle, he was on vacation in Mexico when he got the news.
Neither player netted a familiar name in return, which was to be expected. The Marlins are in survival mode and unfortunately, this deal will fall on a few, concerned ears. Most Marlin fans checked out after the ’03 ticker tape parade and won’t be back until the next one.
The Marlins brass, although reportedly netting a pretty sizeable amount of young talent in return is leaving the PR department with a lot of work to do.
The Tigers would send outfielder Cameron Maybin, pitcher Andrew Miller, catcher Mike Rabelo and minor league pitchers Eulogio De La Cruz, Dallas Trahern and Burke Badenhop to the Marlins, ESPN reports.
Maybin has been turning heads and drawing comparisons to a certain Griffey, Jr. If that is the case, the Marlins may have started to break even in this deal. But remember, it was an unknown Dontrelle Willis the Marlins acquired for Matt Clement and Antonio Alfonseca several years back – a deal back then met with much reservation and protest.
A full report is on the way.