It looks like the Detroit Tigers have made the first blockbuster trade of the Winter Meetings. Well, they lost the division to the Indians, and now they have made a move that potentially may get them back into the playoffs again in 2008.
The Florida Marlins and Detroit Tigers have agreed in principle on a trade that will send Miguel Cabrera and Dontrelle Willis to Detroit for key prospects, sources told ESPN's Peter Gammons.
The Tigers would send outfielder Cameron Maybin, pitcher Andrew Miller, catcher Mike Rabelo and three other minor league pitchers to the Marlins.
6:20 p.m., from Peter Gammons
• The Tigers have won the Miguel Cabrera sweepstakes. Detroit will get Cabrera and Dontrelle Willis from Florida for six players -- Cameron Maybin, Andrew Miller, catcher Mike Rabelo and three minor league pitching prospects. The deal is expected to be announced later tonight when the physicals and paperwork are completed.
Wow. Imagine what Miguel Cabrera will do in the Detroit lineup with Magglio Ordonez and Gary Sheffield.
Perhaps the D-Train can become one of the elite pitchers in the game by taking advantage of the dimensions of Comerica Park...