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The Tigers are interested in Martin Prado

Nov 14, 2011, 4:35 PM EDT

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Jon Paul Morosi reports that the Tigers are interested in Martin Prado.

That’s fine as far as it goes. The Braves seem intent on dealing him. The Tigers second base situation is pretty poor and they could use a leadoff guy, which Prado could do.  Nice fit. That is, until I got to the part where Morosi says that Tigers would consider trading Delmon Young for him.

Which is less than fair. Young has some power, but he is seriously on-base challenged and plays poor defense.  Which of course makes him a total Braves candidate because they just seem to like those kinds of dudes.   One would hope that Atlanta would ask for more than just Delmon Young, but I could totally feature a straight up trade.

Sigh.

  1. kandh2004 - Nov 14, 2011 at 4:48 PM

    Aww Craig whats the matter you thought they were gonna get Cabrera. Stop crying about the Braves already

    • Kyle - Nov 14, 2011 at 5:39 PM

      I don’t want to speak for Craig, but I think you’re spot on here. He definitely, 100% was expecting Miguel Cabrera as the return for trading Martin Prado.

      • Francisco (FC) - Nov 14, 2011 at 5:48 PM

        Hey… one Venezuelan for another right?

      • kalinedrive - Nov 14, 2011 at 5:57 PM

        Would you accept Magglio Ordonez?

  2. purnellmeagrejr - Nov 14, 2011 at 6:08 PM

    Moving Young might be a chance to trade at a player’s peak value.

    • sknut - Nov 14, 2011 at 6:27 PM

      I think his peak value was last offseason but I am sure someone will look at his postseason success and bite.

  3. Walk - Nov 14, 2011 at 7:21 PM

    The braves to need a right hander hitting outfielder however, the main three they have now hit left handed. I was hoping for ludwick a year or two back. He had been playing in some parks that favored pitchers heavily so i was hoping he could be had cheap. Atlanta tends to lean almost neutral so i think he would have done better there. Looking at trade market now the teams that need a second baseman really do not have a right handed hitting of to spare so it may well take a three team deal for atlanta to land one or they will head into spring training with prado who does make atlanta’s bench very strong at the least if he does not man left until the trade deadline.

  4. Walk - Nov 14, 2011 at 7:22 PM

    Sorry for the typos folks, i proofread that but my eyes are not what they used to be.

  5. okr1st - Nov 15, 2011 at 2:57 AM

    Why not trade Prado for Victor Martinez? You can’t tell them apart anyway.

  6. foreverchipper10 - Nov 15, 2011 at 10:56 AM

    Young for Prado? Ugh. Methinks the Tigers are trying to exact revenge for the Jurrjens/Renteria swap a few years back.

  7. cmutimmah - Nov 15, 2011 at 11:23 AM

    Jurrjens/Renteria was probably the worst trade in history. (I know Renteria went on to do good things… but the year he was in Detroit was a complete abortion.)

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