Tigers Interested In Martin Prado

TUESDAY, 10:55am: "There is a trade brewing between the Braves and Tigers centering around Prado for Young," reports ESPN's Jim Bowden.  However, MLB.com's Mark Bowman says there won't be a Young-Prado deal, as the majority of the Braves' front office isn't interested in Young (Twitter link).

MONDAY, 2:37pm: The Tigers are interested in Braves infielder/left fielder Martin Prado, reports Jon Paul Morosi of FOX Sports.  The free agent market for potential second basemen has moved quickly, with Aaron Hill and Jamey Carroll off the board and Mark Ellis close to a deal with the Dodgers.  Morosi adds that the Tigers are willing to trade left fielder Delmon Young for the right second baseman, but it's not known whether the Braves are interested.

Prado has also drawn interest from the Rockies and other teams.  The 28-year-old had a disappointing offensive year in 2011, spending most of his time in left field for the Braves after they acquired second baseman Dan Uggla.  MLBTR projects Prado to earn about $4.4MM in arbitration in 2012, and freeing up that salary would add to the Braves' flexibility.  Prado will continue to be under team control for the 2013 season. 

Tigers GM Dave Dombrowski said Friday on MLB Network Radio to host Jim Bowden, "We're not going to non-tender Delmon Young.  I mean, that's just not going to happen."  Young, 26, hit .274/.298/.458 in 178 plate appearances for the Tigers after coming over in an August trade, adding five postseason home runs.  With a projected $6.3MM salary, Young was thought to be a non-tender candidate for the Twins but is currently penciled in as the Tigers' left fielder for 2012.  I think Prado would be generally regarded as more valuable than Young.


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317 Comments on "Tigers Interested In Martin Prado"


Brv Rocks
3 years 9 months ago

I will DIE if the Braves trade Martin Prado for Delmon Young.   That is a downgrade in every conceivable way.

However, if Nick Castellanos was included with Young then I would be interested.

TartanElk
3 years 9 months ago

Dream on. Castellanos is only going for another 3B. His upside is not worth Prado. At all.

tigers22
3 years 9 months ago

Yeah, not gunna happen. 

tigers22
3 years 9 months ago

Yeah, not gunna happen. 

Brv Rocks
3 years 9 months ago

Prado is a 3B, moreso than 2B actually.

3 years 9 months ago

I would DIE if Detroit traded their future in Castellanos!!

wrestlingcritic
3 years 9 months ago

Maybe if its a #8 or below prospect plus young just because prado’s defense is so much better…but then who gets the third OF spot?

3 years 9 months ago

Prado for a clubhouse cancer? No thanks.

JacksTigers
3 years 9 months ago

Delmon Young is a clubhouse cancer? Hey, look who knows nothing about him! This guy!

3 years 9 months ago

True. I’m betting that whole hitting an umpire with his bat thing was an isolated incident, in no way representative of his attitude as a whole.

JacksTigers
3 years 9 months ago

Everybody makes mistakes. Don’t judge a man on one. And people make it sound like he beat him with it. He flipped it behind him and it hit the ump. The ump was fine. Not making excuses, just saying.

3 years 9 months ago

I’m not judging solely on that, although that would still be a strong case. He hit the ump intentionally. Don’t make it sound like less than it was. There is a perception within the league that he’s a clubhouse cancer. Whether that perception is reality, I can’t say with certainty. But for you to say I know nothing about him is just stupid.

JacksTigers
3 years 9 months ago

I have never heard of him being a cancer. And I don’t think that you do know anything about. If you did, you wouldn’t be making stuff up about him. Carlos Zambrano and Milton Bradley are cancers. Does Delmon Young fall into that? Being a quite teamate or even a bad teamate are very different from being a cancer.

3 years 9 months ago

You never having heard of it doesn’t mean I’m making stuff up. Google it for yourself and see. The perception is out there. Rather than blindly defending someone who obviously *you* know very little about, maybe just do the research.

jjs91
3 years 9 months ago

Your insulting someone you know very little about he’s defending someone he knows very little about. What research will make up for the fact that we know next to nothing about the personal lives of these players any player for that matter. Their all strangers to us.

vtadave
3 years 9 months ago

I googled “clubhouse cancer”, and saw references to the Red Sox and Nyjer Morgan, but no Delmon Young.

3 years 9 months ago

Do you not think it would have made more sense to include the words “Delmon Young” with “clubhouse cancer” if you were looking to see if he specifically was one?

That being said, I did Google that and didn’t see anything but some blogs and forums that I wouldn’t be comfortable using as concrete evidence.

Civilization
3 years 9 months ago

Their has been a lot of perceptions in baseball, and hell life in general, that just were flat out not true or haven’t ever been proven. 

Their has always been the allegations/rumors that certain players have been juicing. One great one that always seems to come up is Jose Bautista. “I mean come on his power numbers ticked over night! I wonder how…” and yet there seems to be very recognizable reasons why his power numbers have jumped quite rapidly. The Rogers Center seems to favor long balls (at least over PNC) and writers are quick to point out he’s changed his approach to swinging (with a more pronounced uppercut) which would help him mash the ball.

But all of this be damned. Because there seems to be that rumor he is taking steroids. It’s a decently sized, albeit dumb, perception.  

The funny thing about research is that unless you know the person in question, you’re dealing with second hand information which in all brute honestly is fairly useless. I’ve always had the suspicious that Justin Verlander is a bit of a jerk outside of baseball. I don’t know why nor am I able to prove anything. I just feel that by watching him. That’s the perception I have. I don’t know if Justin Verlander is a Fred Rogers, Adolf Hitler, or falls in between the extreme middle of the two examples. And unless he decides to befriend me so I can speak to him on a daily basis, I’ll never know myself. 

Now I didn’t mean to get on this diatribe and feel free to ignore it. But in all reality, it’s impossible to know if Delmon Young is some clubhouse cancer without knowing Delmon Young or being in the clubhouse.

3 years 9 months ago

Fair enough. In my original post I should’ve said “perceived by some to be a clubhouse cancer.” He very well may not be. But perceptions are generally borne of something real, and quite honestly, I think the whole bat and umpire thing speaks volumes. My guess is that is a side-effect of his issues with authority. I don’t know this for certain, but it seems like a fairly safe bet. And issues with authority sometimes don’t play well on a team. That’s where I was going with this, though I didn’t express it very well. I suppose if he does end up on the Braves I’ll find out soon enough.

mistermonkey
3 years 9 months ago

I understand what you’re saying about Young, and it’s possible that you’re right, but I think “clubhouse cancer” is an overstatement. Any stigma he has built up seems to stem more from GMs and managers and even teammates getting fed up with his frustrating lack of production and seeming laziness as opposed to him being a supreme jackass. The term “clubhouse cancer” is hugely derogatory, so it is probably best reserved for extreme cases, like Milton Bradley and Carlos Zambrano — players who actually fight with their own teammates or have significant attitude problems that perpetually make everyone’s life miserable. Now, if you’d just said that Delmon Young is a hugely frustrating player and has worn out his welcome in a few places accordingly, no one would have disagreed and we could have all moved along on our merry way.

3 years 9 months ago

Yeah I realized that after the fact. And I was in a pissy mood on Monday. Clubhouse cancer is too strong.

mistermonkey
3 years 9 months ago

Totally understand. We have all had a bad case of the Mondays!

TrollinPowell
3 years 9 months ago

Just because he sucks does not make him a clubhouse cancer.

3 years 9 months ago

Being a lifelong Twins fan I can tell you that Delmon Young was NOT a clubhouse cancer.  Quite the opposite.  Delmon Young was very respected in the Twins locker room and it was his outfield play, twins philosophical approach and the Twins vast outfield depth that led to his departure from the Twins. Having a player would can play at league minimum (Ben Revere) who hits well and plays sterling defense is a much better use of a starting spot than paying Delmon who is relatively expensive and is 1 year away from free agency.

craigkimbrelfan
3 years 9 months ago

Not sure Delmon Young and his salary make sense.

3 years 9 months ago

Prado for Young?  As a Tigers fan, I say, “Yes, please”.  Although I wouldn’t think the Braves would be interested in that.  Could the Tigers flip Delmon for something else that might catch the Braves eye, and what would that be?

dtowntigers43
3 years 9 months ago

daniel fields outfielder projected 5 tool player i think him and ryan raburn would do it!

Pawsdeep
3 years 9 months ago

I said the exact thing on BYB. Rabun should do the job of you toss in another fringe guy. I was unpopular for mentioning it, but Prado for Jackson straight up would be a win-win for both teams too.

jumpsuitjohnny
3 years 9 months ago

 As a Tiger fan I wouldn’t do the Prado for Jackson deal straight up. That will leave a gaping hole in Center, with very questionable free agents like Coco Crisp and injury prone Sizemore to fill it. You’d just be transferring one hole of the in the field to another part of the field.

jumpsuitjohnny
3 years 9 months ago

 As a Tiger fan I wouldn’t do the Prado for Jackson deal straight up. That will leave a gaping hole in Center, with very questionable free agents like Coco Crisp and injury prone Sizemore to fill it. You’d just be transferring one hole of the in the field to another part of the field.

Pawsdeep
3 years 9 months ago

I said the exact thing on BYB. Rabun should do the job of you toss in another fringe guy. I was unpopular for mentioning it, but Prado for Jackson straight up would be a win-win for both teams too.

Lrak_76
3 years 9 months ago

I think Raburn makes more sense for both teams because of salary and (eek) he’s actually better defensively than Young. However, throwing in Fields scares me because of the Renteria/Jurrjens trade. I would hate to see him blow up and become the player he’s projected to be. Best case scenario would be keeping Young for another year but some how acquiring Prado. Either way it’s more of a defensive upgrade/higher average for  HR power trade if it happens.

3 years 9 months ago

If the Braves can trade Omar Infante for Dan Uggla, they can trade Martin Prado for Delmon Young. 

roberty
3 years 9 months ago

You’re saying that since the Braves got a bargain on Uggla, they can afford to get a small return for Prado?

Bryz
3 years 9 months ago

As a Twins fan, I would be pissed if the Twins received Lester Oliveros for Delmon Young, only to see the Tigers net Prado for Young (and presumably others). Granted, if the Tigers give up a ton and Young is not the centerpiece of their side of the trade, I wouldn’t feel so upset about it.

3 years 9 months ago

Well it doesn’t matter how you feel because the Twins DID trade Delmon Young for Lester Oliveros and Cole Nelson and that’s all there is to it.  Bill Smith is now fired and rightfully so.  It’s frustrating that the Twins trade their expensive position players for pitching when they are in fact always well stocked with pitching.  I assume you know why Delmon Young was traded so I wouldn’t get too mad – just be happy we get to watch Ben Revere, Denard Span and possibly Michael Cuddyer roam the outfield in 2012.  At some point I would love to see the twins trade some pitching depth for some young cheap blue chip bats but that will simply never happen. 

dtowntigers43
3 years 9 months ago

all you braves fans are honestly stupid! this would be a deal in your favor! Young hit 8hrs in 40 games with the tigers, thats 32 in a full season!He drove in 120 something runs last season, he is only 26 not even in his prime, you would be lucky if you got him for prado

craigkimbrelfan
3 years 9 months ago

Awesome!  Then why not give him arb and keep him?

dtowntigers43
3 years 9 months ago

because he is an awful fielder and he is slow and the tigers need someone to play a good left field and steal bases like a Grady sizemore or Coco Crisp

3 years 9 months ago

Why do you need to steal bases?  It’s helpful but not necessary.  As long as guys aren’t clogging up the bases, team speed is irrelevant to me.

dtowntigers43
3 years 9 months ago

because he is an awful fielder and he is slow and the tigers need someone to play a good left field and steal bases like a Grady sizemore or Coco Crisp

craigkimbrelfan
3 years 9 months ago

oops…misread his contract status.  i guess he’s due for arb after 2012.  but yeah…i’m good on delmon young.

craigkimbrelfan
3 years 9 months ago

oops…misread his contract status.  i guess he’s due for arb after 2012.  but yeah…i’m good on delmon young.

Brv Rocks
3 years 9 months ago

LOL!!!  You can’t extrapolate totals like that.  Young is a TERRIBLE player, both offensively and defensively.

dtowntigers43
3 years 9 months ago

i understand that but he is only 26 years old you gotta belive that the former number 1 overal pick is very capable and yeah i know i cant do that but he hit 5 homeruns in the postseason as well thats 13 in 51 games… you have to like those power numbers!!

dtowntigers43
3 years 9 months ago

i understand that but he is only 26 years old you gotta belive that the former number 1 overal pick is very capable and yeah i know i cant do that but he hit 5 homeruns in the postseason as well thats 13 in 51 games… you have to like those power numbers!!

3 years 9 months ago

We’ll see. 

Thomas W
3 years 9 months ago

Then he fits right into the ATL OF model!

craigkimbrelfan
3 years 9 months ago

Delmon Young career HR totals:  3, 13, 10, 12, 21, 12.  Where do you get 32? 

dtowntigers43
3 years 9 months ago

he hit 8 in 40 games in detroit if you do the math thats around 28-33 homeruns in a full season and to hit that many homeruns at comerica in that many games means he has good power!

atlbravosfan11
3 years 9 months ago

so if someone hits a home run on opening day it means they’re going to hit 162 on the season?

JacksTigers
3 years 9 months ago

Apples and oranges.

vtadave
3 years 9 months ago

Kevin Elster once hit three homers on Opening Day. He didn’t finish that year with 486.

3 years 9 months ago

…and Prado hit 6 in july ’10, if you do the math, that’s around 36 homeruns in a full season, and in Turner Field, a pitcher’s park, that means he has good power!

TheHotCorner
3 years 9 months ago

Were you an accountant at Enron? You need to include the other 84 games he played for Minnesota last year in which he hit 4 home runs.

$3768902
3 years 9 months ago

Haha…Oh, I’ve been there, brother. Twins fans drooled over extrapolations of Delmon’s hot streaks ever since they got him. He has yet to put up a consistent season. And no, 2010 was NOT a consistent season by any stretch.

craigkimbrelfan
3 years 9 months ago

Delmon Young career HR totals:  3, 13, 10, 12, 21, 12.  Where do you get 32? 

3 years 9 months ago

Jordan Schafer hit 2 HR on opening day. That’s 264 in a full season!

dtowntigers43
3 years 9 months ago

lol i understand but 13 homeruns in 51 games is a lot you cant deny that?

3 years 9 months ago

I can’t deny that but I can’t deny his career stats up to this point either.

3 years 9 months ago

I can’t deny that but I can’t deny his career stats up to this point either.

dtowntigers43
3 years 9 months ago

lol i understand but 13 homeruns in 51 games is a lot you cant deny that?

verlander
3 years 9 months ago

No, it really wouldn’t be.  Young doesn’t get on base enough.  And he also seems to have questionable pitch recognition skills.

RBI are a product of the players in front of him getting on base for him to drive in.  He’s only had one full season where his wRC+ was average or better (2010).

Also he walks less than Pudge.

verlander
3 years 9 months ago

No, it really wouldn’t be.  Young doesn’t get on base enough.  And he also seems to have questionable pitch recognition skills.

RBI are a product of the players in front of him getting on base for him to drive in.  He’s only had one full season where his wRC+ was average or better (2010).

Also he walks less than Pudge.

rundmc1981
3 years 9 months ago

I think us Braves fans should also include Rays and Twins fans. How long until the “he’s still young, he’s a top-pick overall, he’ll finally produce up to his potential” argument going to lose steam?

FunkyTime
3 years 9 months ago

This is the wrong site for you, dude.  I recommend mlive.  Most of the Tigers fans there are about as clueless as you when it comes to baseball.

FunkyTime
3 years 9 months ago

This is the wrong site for you, dude.  I recommend mlive.  Most of the Tigers fans there are about as clueless as you when it comes to baseball.

BaseballLogic_Braves
3 years 9 months ago

But he is a second half player, and I don’t think I can handle 2 Ugglas on one team.

TheHotCorner
3 years 9 months ago

If Young is so good why don’t you keep him then.  I got to watch him daily here in Minnesota and would rather just keep Prado in left and have his versatility for when Chipper can’t play then trade for Young.  And nice job picking stats, 8 HR’s in 40 games.  What about the other 84 games in which he hit only 4? 

3 years 9 months ago

Only a Tigers fan would try to sell the trade as “better for the other team!” before the trade happens. Then the trade happens and suddenly…greatest Tigers trade EVER – wow Braves really got fisted with this one!

verlander
3 years 9 months ago

I’d trade one or more of the following for Prado: Young, Dirks, Raburn, Oliver, Perry, Fields, Smyly, and Crosby, to name a few. There are probably names I’m forgetting at the moment.

Don’t see the Braves having a need/use for Turner or Porcello, since they seem pretty loaded in the rotation department.  How’s Atlanta’s ‘pen look?  Have heard Oliver’s and Crosby’s names tossed about as possible bullpen candidates.  Not sure about Smyly.

Really don’t want to trade Boesch.

I might have more thoughts later. Woop.

TartanElk
3 years 9 months ago

Their pen is probably the best in the majors. Heck, if the Tigers somehow found a way to pry Venters from the Braves, they’d have their closer when Valverde leaves next off-season.

verlander
3 years 9 months ago

That would be quite the fleecing.

I wonder if the Tigers would try to get a third team involved to get a Prado deal done.

inkstainedscribe
3 years 9 months ago

Who’s to say the Braves might not add Venters to the deal and acquire some really significant players from the Tigers? Everyday Jonny is going to become very expensive in a hurry, and McDowell has a great knack of developing bullpen arms when needed.

TartanElk
3 years 9 months ago

I could only hope the Braves would do something like that. That would be a dream come true.

rundmc1981
3 years 9 months ago

Even a young John Smoltz – knowing what we know now – couldn’t pry Venters away. What’s Doyle Alexander and Edgar Renteria up to these days? 

TartanElk
3 years 9 months ago

Perhaps not, but the Braves have an embarrassment of pitching riches in both starters and relievers. There’s only so many of them you can keep in the minors before you have to trade pieces away.

TartanElk
3 years 9 months ago

Perhaps not, but the Braves have an embarrassment of pitching riches in both starters and relievers. There’s only so many of them you can keep in the minors before you have to trade pieces away.

rundmc1981
3 years 9 months ago

Even a young John Smoltz – knowing what we know now – couldn’t pry Venters away. What’s Doyle Alexander and Edgar Renteria up to these days? 

MattCMoore
3 years 9 months ago

Smyly will be a top 10 prospect by 2013. Look at his ####

jumpsuitjohnny
3 years 9 months ago

 I agree, I feel tigers fans casually throwing Smyly’s name around as trade bait are seriously selling way low. He has done nothing but dominate since being drafted. I would move Oliver or Crosby before him if need be.

FunkyTime
3 years 9 months ago

Completely agree.  He’s the only one that made me wince on that above list.  The others are more expendable.

verlander
3 years 9 months ago

I agree Smyly will be a top 10 prospect some day.  I was reluctantly including him.

MattCMoore
3 years 9 months ago

Smyly will be a top 10 prospect by 2013. Look at his ####

Josh Gedert
3 years 9 months ago

Young AND Castellanos for Prado? Not a chance.. Smyly and Young seem more realistic. But then again, the Braves have a crap-ton of pitching.

tigers22
3 years 9 months ago

You’re right, not a chance. Definitely don’t see us giving up Castellanos right now. I’m more than fine with giving up Oliver, Smyly, Crosby, etc. 

Richard Ellard
3 years 9 months ago

Tigers 22 get real Smyly is going to be better then Turner and you want to trade him!

verlander
3 years 9 months ago

Okay, Drew, you can stop trolling now.

tigers22
3 years 9 months ago

You’re right, not a chance. Definitely don’t see us giving up Castellanos right now. I’m more than fine with giving up Oliver, Smyly, Crosby, etc. 

MattCMoore
3 years 9 months ago

Casetellanos is going to be a star. I promise.

MattCMoore
3 years 9 months ago

Casetellanos is going to be a star. I promise.

inkstainedscribe
3 years 9 months ago

Bidding war for Prado! Bidding war for Prado!

inkstainedscribe
3 years 9 months ago

The last time the Braves traded the Tigers an infielder coming off a disappointing season, they got Jair Jurrjens. Just saying.

Jacob Weihrauch
3 years 9 months ago

Braves fan here:  I could see the Braves trading for Delmon and a great prospect, because Delmon does hit left handed pitching very well (.298 career average).  As any Braves fan knows, we can’t hit left handers with a left handed dominate lineup.  I don’t know of any prospects the Braves are interested in from the Tigers, but let’s hope it’s pitching (Smoltz/Jurrjens…) :)

verlander
3 years 9 months ago

I doubt it’ll be starting pitching. The Braves have a lot of it, and it’s good.

verlander
3 years 9 months ago

Which I guess you’d know, being a Braves fan, but whatever.

verlander
3 years 9 months ago

Which I guess you’d know, being a Braves fan, but whatever.

threeeds
3 years 9 months ago

I think it was more a joke on the fact that we have given them prospects that turned into good (or very good) pitchers in the past for just about nothing.

threeeds
3 years 9 months ago

I think it was more a joke on the fact that we have given them prospects that turned into good (or very good) pitchers in the past for just about nothing.

Jacob Weihrauch
3 years 9 months ago

Braves fan here:  I could see the Braves trading for Delmon and a great prospect, because Delmon does hit left handed pitching very well (.298 career average).  As any Braves fan knows, we can’t hit left handers with a left handed dominate lineup.  I don’t know of any prospects the Braves are interested in from the Tigers, but let’s hope it’s pitching (Smoltz/Jurrjens…) :)

TartanElk
3 years 9 months ago

I would really love this move for the Tigers. It makes a whole lot of sense.

tigers22
3 years 9 months ago

Absolutely.  I’d love if they could get a deal in place here soon and then we can sit back and wait out the market to fill in the rest of our needs. 

tigers22
3 years 9 months ago

Absolutely.  I’d love if they could get a deal in place here soon and then we can sit back and wait out the market to fill in the rest of our needs. 

TartanElk
3 years 9 months ago

I would really love this move for the Tigers. It makes a whole lot of sense.

IHateJoeBuck
3 years 9 months ago

As a Tigers and Braves fan, I’m conflicted.  On one hand, Delmon Young is a terrible player and I don’t wish him on any team.  On the other, Braves do owe the Tigers for taking Renteria of their hands.

tigers22
3 years 9 months ago

This is very true.  You owe us just like the Mariners did for that Washburn trade… and Fister worked out just fine for us.  We’ll take Prado now please.  Thanks! 

Brv Rocks
3 years 9 months ago

If that is true then the Blue Jays owe the Braves big time for unloading Alex Gonzalez on us for Yunel Escobar.  Ouch!!

rundmc1981
3 years 9 months ago

Jair Jurrjens, John Smoltz…multiple examples of Tigers not knowing what they have.

rundmc1981
3 years 9 months ago

Jair Jurrjens, John Smoltz…multiple examples of Tigers not knowing what they have.

3 years 9 months ago

Players that interest the Braves from the Tigers that might be available: N/A
Players that interest the Braves from Tigers’ Minor League affiliates:  N/A
Likelihood of these teams matching up:  0.01%

Josh Gedert
3 years 9 months ago

What a dumb post.

3 years 9 months ago

I dare you to try to find a match.  The Braves don’t have to match up with the Tigers.  The Tigers have to match up with the Braves and all of the Tigers good players (VMart, Cabrera, Verlander, Boesch, Peralta) are untouchable. 

3 years 9 months ago

Let me ask you this, Josh.  Do you have any idea the holes the Braves are trying to fill with a Prado trade? 

JacksTigers
3 years 9 months ago

Outfield power. Which the Tigers have.

3 years 9 months ago

who?

JacksTigers
3 years 9 months ago

Brennan Boesch, Delmon Young, Daniel Fields, Andy Dirks, etc.

3 years 9 months ago

Daniel Fields- career Minor League OPS: .672
Andy Dirks- absolutely no Major League Success and a Minor League Journeyman
Delmon Young- worse defensive and offensively than Prado…

Again, where is this imaginary OF power available?

JacksTigers
3 years 9 months ago

Good job on skipping the other guy. You’re just trolling and I’m done.

3 years 9 months ago

Boesch is LH, which is not what the Braves are looking for…that’s why he was skipped. Keep convincing yourself you know the Braves’ wants and needs better than a person who’s followed them for over 25 years… 

JacksTigers
3 years 9 months ago

You’re right. You should call the Braves up and talk to them. I’m sure Wren will take your opinion into account before making any big roster changes. You have been a fan for 25 years. LMAO! What a joke!!

verlander
3 years 9 months ago

Ever heard of three team deals?

3 years 9 months ago

The fantasy ones?  Yes.

verlander
3 years 9 months ago

The Granderson deal was a three team deal. I guess that one only happened in our fevered imaginations, huh?

3 years 9 months ago

Point being:  3 team deals are few and far between and are impossible to predict, therefore trying to match the teams needs/strengths completely negates anyone’s points from this thread. 

verlander
3 years 9 months ago

Ever heard of three team deals?

Pawsdeep
3 years 9 months ago

The only untouchables on the tigers(minus those with 10-5) are cabrera, verlander, vmart, avilla, and maybe turner. So, now, here is a list of Tigers players the braves would want; raburn, dirks, Jackson, Adelline Santa( he’d have to be a PTBNL), boesh(god I hope hes untouchable, but he’s not) Jackson, Danny worth, Daniel fields.

DD isn’t to be taken lightly involving a trade and the Tigers have plenty of talent that the braves would want. If DD wants prado, he can go get prado.

verlander
3 years 9 months ago

//The only untouchables on the tigers(minus those with 10-5) are cabrera, verlander, vmart, avilla, and maybe turner.//

Good.

3 years 9 months ago

The Braves would be trading Prado for an OF offensive upgrade and a lesser financial committment.  There’s no one that represents that.  Sorry to disappoint.

Pawsdeep
3 years 9 months ago

You are aware Detroit will eat salary, right? You do understand they have a surplus of young, cheap outfielders too right? How can you honestly look at the list of players that are cost controlled and exactly what the braves want and still say “nope. No players at all. Not gonna happen.”

And we still haven’t even explored the idea of a three team trade or the tigers taking on salary. Prado to Detroit would make a ton of sense. Not saying its gonna happen, but I’m not really sure what you’re looking at to be so definitively sure is this being a total wash….

3 years 9 months ago

who are the young cheap OF and what do they provide that Prado cannot? 

3 years 9 months ago

Dirks, Danny Worth and Daniel Fields are your junk. Seriously, go look at any of those guys’ stats.  Why would the Braves want any of them? Boesch is LH and probably an untouchable (and an overpay on your side).  Jackson is a defensive-minded CF and we already have a better one in Bourn. 

And by the way, the Braves org. isnt to be taken lightly in trades either. I mean, we have given you guys our junk in return for Jurrjens and Smoltz.

3 years 9 months ago

Players that interest the Braves from the Tigers that might be available: N/A
Players that interest the Braves from Tigers’ Minor League affiliates:  N/A
Likelihood of these teams matching up:  0.01%

tigers22
3 years 9 months ago

Delmon and Oliver.  Hell, throw in any other prospect not named Turner or Castellanos too if they want.  I’d LOVE to add Prado to our lineup.  Do it now DD.  

MattCMoore
3 years 9 months ago

Yea, if Olivers still has any value. I thought we needed to trade him at the deadline.

tigers22
3 years 9 months ago

Lefty who can bring the heat?  Kid’s definitely still got trade value.

I know he’s got command issues, but I still think he’ll be a good big league pitcher.  4-5 starter… but wouldn’t rule out a move to the pen either. 

Civilization
3 years 9 months ago

Andy Oliver has only been in the Tigers farm system for two years and his first year he played 50 of his 120~ innings in Toledo. He’s still raw but it’s not like we’ve been waiting for him for 5 seasons. Like a certain shortstop that remains mediocre… Yes you Cale.

Josh Gedert
3 years 9 months ago

Boesch for Prado.

What do you Braves fans think?

dtowntigers43
3 years 9 months ago

never going to happen boesch is potential 5 tool player and prado is more like a 3 tool player. Boesch and heyward are very similar but boesch can hit for a higher average

3 years 9 months ago

Lulz at this Boesch-Heyward comparison.

3 years 9 months ago

We already have Boesch. His name is Freddy Freeman.

dtowntigers43
3 years 9 months ago

i think hes more of a heyward type player but who can hit for a higher average, im a braves fan too i like freeman a lot but i think boesch is better

dtowntigers43
3 years 9 months ago

i think hes more of a heyward type player but who can hit for a higher average, im a braves fan too i like freeman a lot but i think boesch is better

Josh Gedert
3 years 9 months ago

Boesch is the power corner OF bat you are looking for.

dtowntigers43
3 years 9 months ago

never going to happen boesch is a potential superstar

FunkyTime
3 years 9 months ago

I’m a Tigers fan, and a fan of Boesch, but that is a MAJOR overstatement.

FunkyTime
3 years 9 months ago

I’m a Tigers fan, and a fan of Boesch, but that is a MAJOR overstatement.

Jay
3 years 9 months ago

Leyland doesn’t like Boesch enough for him to become a superstar. He’s platoon material in ol’ Smokey’s eyes.

JacksTigers
3 years 9 months ago

Yeah. He’s good, but not that good. I’d say his potential is that of Nick Markakis. A solid player, but not a superstar.

dtowntigers43
3 years 9 months ago

never going to happen boesch is a potential superstar

Josh Gedert
3 years 9 months ago

Boesch is the power corner OF bat you are looking for.

verlander
3 years 9 months ago

I wouldn’t do that.  Who do you put in RF if you trade Boesch for Prado anyway? Dirks?

Josh Gedert
3 years 9 months ago

Sign someone… Dejesus, Cespedes, Sizemore could fill the RF slot. Dirks isn’t a terrible option either.

verlander
3 years 9 months ago

Signing Grady Sizemore as an everyday player would be foolish, given his past health issues.  I’d take a flyer on him as a bench/role player, though.

I’m not as high on DeJesus as some other Tigers fans seem to be, I guess.  And I don’t really see Dirks as anything but a bench player at this point.

Signing Cespedes would be sweet though.

Josh Gedert
3 years 9 months ago

Sign someone… Dejesus, Cespedes, Sizemore could fill the RF slot. Dirks isn’t a terrible option either.

tigers22
3 years 9 months ago

Willingham. That said, I don’t really want us to trade Boesch.

Josh Gedert
3 years 9 months ago

I’ll agree, but it would be an interesting proposal.

Josh Gedert
3 years 9 months ago

I’ll agree, but it would be an interesting proposal.

tigers22
3 years 9 months ago

Willingham. That said, I don’t really want us to trade Boesch.

JacksTigers
3 years 9 months ago

Same as if you trade Young. I think they have an interest in Cespades. I think the Tigers have a real chance to get him.

NYBravosFan10
3 years 9 months ago

i dunno…remember this is Frank Wren we’re talking about here. He often gets guys for less than they’re worth and I’m not sure if Boesch is worth Prado.

Brv Rocks
3 years 9 months ago

What are you talking about?  Wren got one of the best pitching prospects in baseball for Javy Vazquez.  Prior to that he got Vazquez (who had a Cy Young caliber season for the Braves) for a couple of dispensable prospects. He got Jair Jurrjens for a washed up Edgar Renteria.  He got Dan Uggla for a utility player and a marginal relief pitcher.  The McLouth/prospects trade with the Pirates was basically a wash. The only bad trade he made was Alex Gonzalez for Yunel Escobar and this was more about Yunel’s attitude than his performance on the field. It’s very possible that Tyler Pastornicky even makes that trade more bearable.

JacksTigers
3 years 9 months ago

You said “What are you talking about?” and then did nothing but agree with him for the rest of the post.

NYBravosFan10
3 years 9 months ago

i dunno…remember this is Frank Wren we’re talking about here. He often gets guys for less than they’re worth and I’m not sure if Boesch is worth Prado.

Brv Rocks
3 years 9 months ago

The Braves wouldn’t do it because they need a right handed outfielder, not another lefty.  This is a lineup that already features Brian McCann, Freddie Freeman, Jason Heyward, Michael Bourn and Chipper (who hits better from the left side).

threeeds
3 years 9 months ago

Aren’t you already overloaded with lefties as it is? I mean, Boesch does hit lefties well for his career thus far, but I feel like the Braves would be more inclined to deal for a RH outfielder. That being said, Raburn is cheap and has upside if he can translate his second half stats to the first half of the season (which we hoped for last season, but that’s beside the point). There would have to be more included in on the Tigers side of the deal if Raburn were involved, though.

MattCMoore
3 years 9 months ago

And make us all put our Boesch jerseys through the shredder????

3 years 9 months ago

I’m pretty sure that Atlanta wouldn’t take just Delmon for Prado. However, if you throw in a Ryan Streiby or Plagman then i think that ATL would listen.

verlander
3 years 9 months ago

Strieby? Really?

I think it would take a lot more than Elmon, Strieby and Plagman to get Prado.  Maybe not Turner or Castellanos, but more than the aforementioned names.

Brv Rocks
3 years 9 months ago

Who?  they aren’t even listed in the top 20 prospects for the Tigers.

Brv Rocks
3 years 9 months ago

Who?  they aren’t even listed in the top 20 prospects for the Tigers.

tigers22
3 years 9 months ago

Delmon and Streiby?? Done and done.  Where do we sign for that one? 

I would love it if that was really all it’d take. Unfortunately I know a deal would involve more than that.

gamaize
3 years 9 months ago

Done!

Get on the horn with Wren and make it happen, quick!

gamaize
3 years 9 months ago

Done!

Get on the horn with Wren and make it happen, quick!