As the Indians attempt to play their hand from a position of strength (and depth), things are getting interesting. It is no secret that the Indians would like very much to get third baseman Miguel Cabrera of the Marlins in the Wigwam. It is also no secret that Cabrera would like to leave Florida. Interestingly, the Tigers are showing a keen interest in pitcher Dontrelle Willis of the Marlins to replace Kenny Rogers. The Indians cannot afford to let that happen! It is time now to put together the blockbuster trade that will bring both Cabrera and Willis to the Indians. Imagine our top three starters; C.C. Sabathia, Fausto Carmona, and Dontrelle Willis! With Cabrera at third and Casey Blake moving to right field, buy your World Series tickets now! The Indians truly can afford to make this trade happen. They have a crop of expendables in Andy Marte, Cliff Lee, Jeremy Sowers, Aaron Laffey, Ben Francisco, and, if necessary, Franklin Gutierrez. Toss in Kelly Shoppach and David Delucci and that is an incredible talent pool to mix and match a huge deal!
Willis, who will be 26 years old in January, has a career 3.78 ERA. He is coming off a 10-15 season with the Marlins, a season in which he surely would have reached a higher winning record with the Indians.
Mark Shapiro, do not let this guy go to the Tigers...put him under a Wahoo ball cap!