Piety Hill Musings

The ramblings of the 52 year old Rector of St. John's Episcopal Church of Detroit. Piety Hill refers to the old name for our neighborhood. The neighborhood has changed a great deal in the over 150 years we have been on this corner (but not our traditional biblical theology) and it is now known for the neighboring theatres, the professional baseball and football stadiums and new hockey/basketball arena.

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Location: Detroit, Michigan, United States

Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Massive trade for the Tigers

Mike Rabelo, Andrew Miller and Cameron Maybin - GONE (plus a few prospects from the deeper minors) for two All-Star Caliber players: Pitcher Dontrell Willis and Third Baseman Miguel Cabrera.

Begs the question - what happens to Brandon Inge? Does he become a utility infielder/outfielder? Trade bait? Convert to a catcher again (he has said he doesn't want that - but they did trade Rabelo and Vance Wilson was on the DL all last year)? He's a great fielder and an outstanding person - but Cabrera's batting average/home runs/RBI's are higher.

Think of this line-up - Pudge catching, Guillen 1B, Polanco 2B, Renteria SS, Cabrera 3B, Granderson, Jacque Jones, and Magglio in the outfield! Add a healthy Sheffield at DH, (God Willing), and the pitching including Verlander, Willis, Rodgers, Bonderman, Robertson and a stable of middle men and Jones closing...

105 days to opening day......