Well, it is about time. With one day until the trade deadline hits, the ball has started rolling. The Tigers have traded David Price to the Toronto Blue Jays for three top 20 prospects – including the Jays number one prospect, LHP Daniel Norris.
Bottom line, the Tigers needed players and instead of losing at least three free agents (Cespades, Soria, and Price) for nothing, they have started trading for multiple talents that will keep them in the running for a World Series run in a handful of years – instead of a decade of loss.
Although many may disagree with the trade, it makes sense for the Tigers to sell off their ace. The minor system is dry, with little to no major league talent. In fact, this minor league system is the worst in the MLB.
With this trade, the Tigers bring in three left handers to the system. Two of which are seen to be major league ready by next season, according to multiple reports.
Additionally, there was no real contract extension talks for Price throughout the season and a lack of resources to do so when looking at Detroit’s spending. The selling of Price opens up a lot of space for a lively free agency for the Tigers GM, who will look to re fil the ace spot in the off season.
Be Patient, Tiger Fans. Selling doesn’t mean the team has given up all hope, it means looking to the future and making sure they are long term contenders and not a team full of fallen aging stars, who will suck up all the teams’ capital in millions of guaranteed cash.