Tigers Join Pursuit Of Matt Garza

The Tigers have emerged as a suitor for Cubs starter Matt Garza, according to Jon Paul Morosi and Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com.  The increased interest in Garza from multiple teams seems to indicate that the right-hander will be dealt before the start of Spring Training.

The Yankees are also known to be interested in Garza but according to one source, they are not currently engaged due to the Cubs’ asking price.  Garza’s rising salary could also be an issue for the Bombers as they approach the luxury-tax barrier.  The hurler projects to earn $8.7MM in 2012 with another year of arbitration afterwards.

Boston and Toronto have also been connected to Garza but sources say that there hasn't been much momentum towards a deal for either team.  It’s also unclear if the Red Sox have the prospects to land Garza after dealing minor league depth to acquire Andrew Bailey and Mark Melancon.

Cubs GM Theo Epstein recently said that Garza is the type of pitcher that he would like to build around, but as the club looks to rebuild he'll listen on everyone.


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229 Comments on "Tigers Join Pursuit Of Matt Garza"


Caballo14
3 years 8 months ago

I don’t see the Tigers getting Garza without giving up Jacob Turner, and supposedly he’s untouchable

verlander
3 years 8 months ago

He’s not untouchable. They won’t trade him unless it’s the “right deal,” whatever that is to Dombrowski and company.

wrestlingcritic
3 years 8 months ago

He’s anything but untouchable…I’d give him up for 2 years of Garza in a heartbeat

BDLugz
3 years 8 months ago

Didn’t the Tigers already say they’d be willing to part with Turner for Garza? That was posted on here last week I think.

3 years 8 months ago

Think again, the Tigers and Cubs are talking a simple deal of Rick Poecello for Matt Garza. The Cubs want youth and Porcello is 23 while Garza is 28. It’s a done deal, you can take this one to the bank!!!

wrestlingcritic
3 years 8 months ago

That deal wouldnt be worth it for the Tigers and they arent that desperate. Theyre looking for a 5 starter (or a number 3 in Garzas case) not looking upgrade one of the four they have

The_BiRDS
3 years 8 months ago

YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!…oh wait.. Im not a Tigers fan.

joeybw
3 years 8 months ago

If he is dealt, it will already be his 4th team, who would know the guy is actually very talented. His longest stay was the 3 years with the Rays but basically just stops along the way for the Twins and probably the Cubs.

3 years 8 months ago

Well not really his fault, JH shouldn’t of went after him in the first place. Now EpsteinHoyer are likely to trade him to kickstart the rebuilding process.

3 years 8 months ago

Anybody think it’s funny that the current and previous Cub GM’s have had the initials “JH”? Haha I know it’s just a random coincidence, but ironic nonetheless.

baseball52
3 years 8 months ago

Uhm the Cubs pretty much won that deal easily…

inleylandwetrust
3 years 8 months ago

A rotation of Verlander, Fister, Garza, Scherzer, and Porcello would be pretty awesome but I highly doubt it happens.

D_TownWarrior
3 years 8 months ago

This rotation sounds great, but I really wouldnt even bother in trading for a starter unless its a LHP.  Being in the AL Central, it is going to start hurting not having a left handed starter at some point.  If you trade for Garza, then trade either Scherzer or Porcello and get a LHP for a starter.  I agree that Verlander-Fister-Garza sounds great, especially for a playoff series, but look at what types of lefties the Tigers RHP will be facing this year. 

Carlos Santana, Azdrubal Cabrera, Grady Sizemore, Travis Hafner, Jason Kipnis, Michael Brantley, Shin Soo Choo, Lonnie Chisenhall, Ben Revere, Denard Span, Ryan Doumit, Justin Morneau, Joe Mauer, Adam Dunn, AJ Pierzinski, Alejandro De Aza, Alex Gordon, Mike Moustakas, Eric Hosmer, ETC…..

The Royals are going to have a TOUGH left handed 3,4,5 batting corps, and the Twins always kill Porcello and Scherzer.  We need a lefty to seperate Verlander and Fister and if we get him, Garza!!!

Joey
3 years 8 months ago

Only about a fifth of those lefties scare me.

“Twins always kill Porcello”

Porcello career against MIN: 72.1 IP, 2.86 ERA

verlander
3 years 7 months ago

I guess that’s considered “killing” for the Twins these days.

3 years 8 months ago

You can’t be serious.

If I hear one more time about how the Tigers need a left-hander for the sake of having a left-hander, I’m going to pull my hair out.

verlander
3 years 7 months ago

This.

Neil Tatro
3 years 8 months ago

Turner, Castellanos, and a low level gamble prospect

tigers22
3 years 8 months ago

no.

JacksTigers
3 years 8 months ago

You can have Turner but not Castellanos.

baseball52
3 years 8 months ago

Take Josh Vitters hah

3 years 8 months ago

castellanos is not available.

Neil Tatro
3 years 8 months ago

agreed. SCARY 1-3. Garza would be the #2 and whoever is hottest between Scherzer/Porcello would be the #4 in playoffs

jphenix2002
3 years 8 months ago

I’m not interested if it involves Turner, Smyly, or Castellanos, which it likely will

JacksTigers
3 years 8 months ago

I’d be willing to part with Smyly and Turner but not Castellanos. It would be nice to limit it to one but if they threw in someone else, I could go for it.

BDLugz
3 years 8 months ago

But Castellanos is blocked by Inge!  Haha, sorry, couldn’t help myself.

QCCubsPerspective
3 years 8 months ago

I was thinking they could add Darwin Barney. I don’t think the Cubs are getting both Castellanos and Turner either. Rather see Danny Worth as a throw-in in this deal. Cubs could use another utility IF.

jphenix2002
3 years 8 months ago

Fister will be the #2

3 years 8 months ago

No way the Tigers give up Turner AND Castellanos in a deal…

3 years 8 months ago

he is not worth turner ,castellanos.he is an avg. pitcher at best.unless we get someone else included in the deal,but i dont think they have much of anything to trade.there just raising the price for other teams.

Neil Tatro
3 years 8 months ago

…lol average at best?! u should forever lose your posting rights

3 years 8 months ago

you should give up your desire for a cub pennant.Besides a lucky no hitter against the tigers what has he done that is so great?dont look at last years stats.look at the whole picture.he’s a 2 or 3.

Justswain
3 years 8 months ago

He was 6th in the NL in WAR last year among starters (quoting another commenter here, but I think its correct).  He’d be a second ace for Detroit.  He’s a top tier talent.  I think few of his stats would support your claim of average, and watching him last year I’d say his talent level might even exceed his stats.  That being said, the Cubs will only accept if its Turner and Castellanos.  2 years control of a ace level pitcher means the Tigers are dealing for the most expensive commodity in baseball.

commenter3346
3 years 8 months ago

“He’d be a second ace for Detroit.”

No he wouldn’t. He’s not nearly the pitcher that Verlander is. The only thing that would help him out is the park. But Garza is not an ace. He’s better than an average pitcher but certainly not an ace.

Neil Tatro
3 years 8 months ago

finishing 6th in the NL in WAR certainly makes him an ace, keep your biased opinion out of factual information

3 years 8 months ago

Wait, don’t the Tigers play in the AL?  How does his “ace” stats stack up when he was pitching for the Twins/Rays?

BDLugz
3 years 8 months ago

Okay, he was 15th in WAR in all of baseball.  Doesn’t matter what league, that’s impressive.

cyberboo
3 years 8 months ago

Why clog the issue with facts.  Garza, according to major league baseball, finished 26th out of the top forty pitchers and I believe major league baseball facts more than opinions about players.  Anyone that puts faith in madeup stats needs to learn about the actual game, not a bunch of mathematic theories that are wrong 100 percent of the time.  Players are human, not machines and many intangibles have to be considered that mathematical equations don’t account for,  WAR is one of them, since replacement players have often outhit and outpitched the regular, making them expendable and out of a job.

Justswain
3 years 8 months ago

I totally agree he is nowhere near Verlander, but then Verlander won both the Cy Young and MVP last year, so…who exactly is at the level of Verlander?

JacksTigers
3 years 8 months ago

Comparing JV and Garza is dumb. JV compares to Doc and no one else. Garza was great in a hitters park last year and will be better in CoPa.

Justswain
3 years 8 months ago

Verlander is better than Halladay.  Its that velocity…I never realized until watching him in the playoffs this year exactly how hard he throws.  Comparable, possibly but Verlander has a slight edge. He’s the best pitcher in the majors right now.

JacksTigers
3 years 8 months ago

We take advantage of the fact that we have the best pitcher and top three best hitter in baseball.

baseball52
3 years 8 months ago

My avatar begs to differ.

Justswain
3 years 8 months ago

Hmmm, forgot about the freak.  Gotta think about that one….

Still think its Verlander, but Lincecum is certainly in that elite group.

baseball52
3 years 7 months ago

Well, I’d put them all in the same group. Can’t ignore a guy with 2 Cys and a World Series.

3 years 8 months ago

Andrew Miller over Clayton Kershaw and Tim Lincecum.

This haunts me every night.

baseball52
3 years 7 months ago

When I saw him pitch at Washington for the first time, I almost cried that the Cubs didn’t sign him out of HS.

verlander
3 years 7 months ago

Miller did bring in Cabrera. Maybe that’ll help you sleep better?

verlander
3 years 7 months ago

Miller did bring in Cabrera. Maybe that’ll help you sleep better?

Guest
3 years 8 months ago

in fairness, garza is a solid 2…..even better 3

weaselpuppy
3 years 8 months ago

2 team control seasons of a 3 WAR pitcher paying him about $13M for the two years is not worth your top two prospects….and no one is getting Avila in a deal with the top prospect for a 50-60th ranked pitcher in MLB.  Tigers really need a lefty anyways….Now I can see Porcello going in this deal…….with a guy like Fields…

JunKim
3 years 8 months ago

Garza had 5.0 WAR last season.  I wonder who would want Porcello. He is nothing more that #5, 5.00 ERA in weak central division.  Even if Tigers throws Turner in the mix, I am not sure if Cubs would be interested.  Turner reminds me of Matsuz, Bailey type of players.

JacksTigers
3 years 8 months ago

Porcello is 22. He has the upside of a number two or three starter.

JunKim
3 years 8 months ago

When will he ever show it? I don’t see much of improvements past 3 seasons.  And he is 23 now.

JacksTigers
3 years 8 months ago

Since when is 23 as good as a player will get.

verlander
3 years 8 months ago

The problem with Porcello is that he hasn’t shown much progression since ’09.

Ferrariman
3 years 8 months ago

players are getting drafted at 22. Porcello has been in the league for 2 years at 22/23.  Give the guy some space to grow.

cyberboo
3 years 8 months ago

Garza started 31 games in 2011.  He had 23 quality starts and was blown off the mound in eight other starts, giving up five runs or more.  That says third starter – nothing more.  He also pitches in the NL central, faces seven major league hitters on a consistant basis, walks the eighth hitter to face a below .100 hitting pitcher.  That pads a pitchers numbers dramatically.   

Michael Klein
3 years 8 months ago

i cant believe i have to post this in this thread as well.  i already replied to you in another thread….king felix had about the same exact stats last year as far as quality starts goes

Justswain
3 years 8 months ago

Who ranked Garza in the 50th to 60th range?  I thought he was much higher than that.

Neil Tatro
3 years 8 months ago

since WAR is what your using to base your argument on, Garza’s was 6th highest in the entire NL last year, which makes him an ace and worth 2 top prospects.. Turner will DEFINITELY be involved if they trade.

3 years 8 months ago

I would rather have bruce chen than garza.

slider32
3 years 8 months ago

Latos and Gio cost 4 B prospects, but they were under control for 4 years, Garza only has 2 years of control. I would think 2 Bs and a C should be fair for Garza.

Justswain
3 years 8 months ago

Not going to happen at that price.  I’ve been following Garza trade rumors and the packages that are being talked about are much bigger.  They are just rumors but they provide a decent baseline pulse for what the market is like.  Theo is fine with keeping him, and is only shopping him to teams willing to throw in the kitchen sink.  Also, Latos cost the Reds Yonder Alonso, one of the top first base prospects in the country.  He’s a B?

slider32
3 years 8 months ago

John Sickels rated him as a B+.

Ohhhplease
3 years 8 months ago

Would hardly consider Alonso and Grandal a “B” prospect, Volquez is a former All-Star pitcher who was “Dustied”.  Boxberger is truly a “B” prospect with a ton of upside.

  

Hal_Jordan77
3 years 8 months ago

John Sickels rated both Alonso and Grandal as B+ in July.  Boxberger was C+.

slider32
3 years 8 months ago

The key is they had 4 years of control or more, where Garza only has 2.

3 years 8 months ago

Then you don’t agree with John Sickels. He has Alonso and Grandal as borderline B+/A- and Boxberger as a B-. 

jedicouncil
3 years 8 months ago

I can hear the cubs fans coming now lol as a jays fan, we just had to hear how Garza was worth our top prospects…..thank god were out and you guys are in.

Neil Tatro
3 years 8 months ago

u have fun at the bottom of the AL East once again buddy

verlander
3 years 8 months ago

Toronto’s hardly a cellar dweller.

slider32
3 years 8 months ago

4th place again!

BDLugz
3 years 8 months ago

You had the absolute worst posts I’ve ever read in any thread… congrats on making my brain hurt.

3 years 8 months ago

IMO the Tigers really don’t need a long-term SP like Garza because of the depth in minor league pitching prospects. Yes Turner is the top guy, but they do have other players who can pitch too. Remember Andrew Oliver? Well if he gets his ERA down a little, he could be a decent #5 for this year if they really want to trade Turner for that right deal. I don’t really want Garza to go to Detroit… but DD can drive up the price for other teams. 😉

FunkyTime
3 years 8 months ago

It’s more the talent they have at the pro level than in the minor leagues.  Verlander, Fister, Scherzer, and Porcello are all 28 or younger and locked up for the next 3 years.  Plus Turner, Smyly, and potentially others are close to being ready.

Matt
3 years 8 months ago

“It’s also unclear if the BoSox have the prospects to land Garza after dealing minor league depth to acquire Andrew Bailey and Mark Melancon.”

Thats a joke right?  They gave up hardly anything in terms of good prospects for those two players.  Its not a matter of if they have enough, its a matter of if they are willing to give up there top players like Middlebrooks, which I really don’t think they want to do.

Ohhhplease
3 years 8 months ago

The Sox farm system is clearly not what it was even two years ago.  The departure of several pieces in the Gonzales trade and players who have now come up….they are certainly not a top 5 (not even top 10) farm system as of now.

jammin502
3 years 8 months ago

Whether the Red Sox have a good system or not, the one thing that I do know is that Theo should know more than anybody!  If there is something there for a deal than he will be all over it.

Eric Foster
3 years 8 months ago

I want Turner, one of Crosby/Smyly and Suarez.
Garza features less years under team control than Gio, but with Edwin Jackson’s unreliability and steep price tag, the Cubs can force someone to overpay.

We need TWO legitimate upper/mid rotation pitching prospects for Garza. Then, a more fringy young bat at a prime position. 
The Tigers would suddenly look like contenders with that rotation.
The Cubs have young, starting pitching depth needed for the rebuild. Turner could even start this year.

FunkyTime
3 years 8 months ago

Only the Tigers don’t have a long term need for starting pitching, so they have no reason to overpay.

Roy Oswalt on a 1 year deal makes 1000x more sense than this.

Eric Foster
3 years 8 months ago

Garza provides more upside than Oswalt, and half the injury risk. 
However, selling a nice chunk of your future in order to win now is never anything any GM would enjoy.
At this point, the Cubs really view this as simple supply and demand.
Someone WILL overpay.

Ohhhplease
3 years 8 months ago

Oswalt’s health concerns and what seems like not a lot of fire to play would be a HUGE concern for me if I were banking on him to help carry me deep in the playoffs.

YODA777
3 years 8 months ago

For the Tigers,  signing Oswalt would be a good idea, but not without risk.  The Tigers need one more top of the line starter to compete in the playoffs and World Series.  If you sign Oswalt and he gets injured again, there goes your shot at the title [making the playoffs is not good enough].  Getting Garza; however, is less risky.  Having Garza in your rotation would make Turner definately expendable.  I would not trade either Smly or Crosby as one, or possibly both could be in the rotation going forward, thus making both Porcello and Sherzer trade candidates down the road. 

3 years 8 months ago

yes this makes sense.

3 years 8 months ago

Have you seen the teams in the Tigers division?  They don’t need Garza to be far and away the best team in the AL Central

Eric Foster
3 years 8 months ago

You don’t sell the farm to win the Central. You’d sell the farm to compete deep into the playoffs for the next couple years.

If the Tigers are going to overpay, now’s the time. Weak division, but with Garza, the Tigers compete with anyone in the AL.

Jim Lonergan
3 years 8 months ago

But they will need Garza to advance farther than the ALCS.

Neil Tatro
3 years 8 months ago

cuz winning the division is all that matters right?

JacksTigers
3 years 8 months ago

Deal.

SUNTV
3 years 8 months ago

DD is open to dealing turner. TURNER/OLIVER/DIRKS/PAULEY for Garza. all involved will be on the opening rosters

verlander
3 years 8 months ago

I have a hard time seeing the Cubs accepting that deal without Castellanos or Smyly substituted for one of the other names.

Ferrariman
3 years 8 months ago

are you kidding me?  I think the cubs should take Turner plus whatever they can pry away because turner-garza alone is plenty.

verlander
3 years 8 months ago

I agree, but I still think the Cubs would want Turner and Castellanos or Smyly. Dirks is a non-prospect, Pauley is a so-so middle reliever, and Oliver has control issues.

QCCubsPerspective
3 years 8 months ago

I don’t think we’re getting both Turner  and Castellanos and I’ve been a Cubs fan for 25 yrs. Maybe Smyly and Turner. I like to see a package of Smyly, Turner, Garcia/Pauley, and Danny Worth.

Justswain
3 years 8 months ago

Well, this may be a first.  My impression from reading this board is that there are many Tigers fans who aren’t interested in top tier pitching.  Its a bit of a head scratcher for me.  Garza is young, talented, the Cubs ace (yeah I know thats not saying much but still, he’s ace of a big market team), and has a great post season record including being the winning pitcher in two world series games.  He can locate his fastball which has decent movement, has an excellent change-up, and knows how to work in his breaking stuff (which seems to be the formula for the best starters these days).  I would think thats exactly the sort of guy the Tigers would be willing to give up some prospects for. Its possible I’m under rating the prospects being talked about, but I have to admit this is not what I was expecting to read.  Epstein asked for clubs interested in Garza to have their offers on the table by yesterday so they could decide the direction they want to go in.  Its possible the only reason this rumor is floating around is because the Tigers told the Cubs what they were willing to part with, so there is a pretty good chance this trade doesn’t happen.  I’m just not sure what Tigers fans are worried about…is Turner Detroits favorite son?

verlander
3 years 8 months ago

I’m not sure what’s so hard to understand. Some people want Garza and some don’t, both for legitimate reasons.

Justswain
3 years 8 months ago

Usually when fans hear about the possibility of their team getting a top tier starter they are excited about it.  I don’t think there is any question that Garza would help the Tigers win this year.  I just find it odd that a team that is built to contend now would be willing to sit back and be passive, especially considering the disappointment you poor Tigers fans have had leading up to last year.  If my team were as close to winning it all as yours, I’d be chomping at the bit.  Gms have to protect talent in the minors, but fans usually are more short sited.

verlander
3 years 8 months ago

Adding Garza would be nice, but there’s no need to go into “win now” mode.  The Tigers are built to compete until at least 2014/2015, when Verlander’s and Cabrera’s contracts are up, and Porcello/Scherzer/Fister/etc. are no longer under team control.

Also, the Tigers were a 95-win team last year. I don’t believe they’re truly a 95-win team, because they had to reel off 12 straight wins to get that close, but I think they’re good enough to win the division as it stands now. I could see them easily in the 88-to-92 win range. That should be good enough to win the division.  Signing someone like Paul Maholm, for example, rather than selling the rest of the farm to get a higher profile starter could still put them in the playoffs. And once you get to the playoffs, it’s basically a crapshoot.

/tl;dr

Justswain
3 years 8 months ago

There is a difference between a win now team and a team poised to contend.  Garza would be a key piece in any rotation in the post season, and combined with Verlander could give the Tigers a real shot at doing some damage in October.  Maholm on the other hand has spent his entire career in Pittsburgh, the definition of a low pressure environment.  He has exactly zero playoff appearances, and unless I’m mistaken has never even played for a winning team.  I like the Oswalt option a bit better, he at least can do what he does in a pressure cooker, assuming that he is healthy in October.  All in all, Garza would be a much bigger piece in the Tigers puzzle than either of those guys since he has stayed healthy through most of his career, and has proven his postseason worth.  One point that really supports your argument though is the impression I’ve been getting that the Tigers farm system is a bit top heavy; they have a few top tier guys, but the talent level really drops off after that.  I think more than most other teams, trading away two of your top three guys really would gut your farm system. 

verlander
3 years 7 months ago

//All in all, Garza would be a much bigger piece in the Tigers puzzle than either of those guys since he has stayed healthy through most of his career, and has proven his postseason worth.//

Yes, but adding an Oswalt or Maholm might help just as much as adding Garza (as in, just getting to the playoffs) and not deplete the farm system.

Obviously, there’s arguments to be made on both side.

Guest
3 years 8 months ago

maholm, crazy as it seems is a good idea….he really could benefit from that little thing the pirates couldn’t do.um run support!!!

verlander
3 years 7 months ago

Maholm is solid, and I like him a heckuva lot better than Joe Saunders.

$17049574
3 years 8 months ago

Keep in mind that the Tigers can also offer salary relief to the Cubs, by taking on a terrible contract along with Garza. So it may not be a prospects for Garza deal, so much as it would be a prospects for Garza + a bad contract deal.

Jim Lonergan
3 years 8 months ago

If you’re trying to rebuild, as the Cubs seem to be doing, why would you lessen a deal involving your best chip by including a bad contract?  It makes more sense to get as many top-notch prospects as possible for Garza and worry about dumping the bad contracts in separate deals.

Justswain
3 years 8 months ago

Remember the bad contracts that the Cubs are trying to unload are VERY bad.  You Tigers fans don’t want any part of our Zambrano or Soriano nonsense.  Dempster would be the next worse contract, and he wouldn’t have a spot if he went to the Tigers and would probably veto it.  The only other big contract is Marmol, and he’s got enough upside that if the Cubs trade him they’ll want something in return.

JacksTigers
3 years 8 months ago

If it meant making the deal around Smyly, 1/4 of Sorianos contract would be awesome.

Justswain
3 years 8 months ago

The Cubs could trade Soriano for cash considerations if they were willing to pay 3/4ths of his contract.  He’s a liability in the field but he’ll give you 25-35 Hrs a year pretty consistently.  4 mil a year would be cheap for that.

Eric Foster
3 years 8 months ago

Agreed, he has some limited value.
But, nowhere near his current price. 
The Cubs are going to eat some serious cash.

Justswain
3 years 8 months ago

Honestly I don’t even think they’ll be able to move him, which is too bad.  From everything I’ve heard he’s a nice guy, good clubhouse presence, easy going and hard working which makes his skill set even worse because the young kids might look up to him.  I just hope his spectating at home runs, lost looking play in the outfield, and poor plate discipline don’t rub off on his fellow countryman Starlin Castro or any of our other kids.

verlander
3 years 8 months ago

The Tigers can’t offer that much salary relief. They have money coming off the books, yes, but a lot of that is about to be tied up in raises to Verlander, Cabrera, Scherzer, Porcello, etc.

Justswain
3 years 8 months ago

I agree, in fact there is a pretty good chance that unless they get a revenue boost from post season runs I think at least one of those 4 will not resign.

verlander
3 years 8 months ago

They’re all under team control, though. Verlander and Cabrera will be getting pay increases, and Scherzer, Porcello, etc. are arbitration eligible. They won’t be non-tendered.

Justswain
3 years 8 months ago

Sorry, wasn’t clear, I didn’t mean this year or next, I meant down the road.  Less so Porcello, but the other three are going to be able to ask for big contracts.

verlander
3 years 7 months ago

I think the Tigers know that too, and might trade one or two of them net some sort of return.

KennyPowers11
3 years 8 months ago

You guys are killing me. Garza isnt an ace but he is a #2 starter. I understand that that a team shouldnt have to give the cubs a ton of prospects but they should give them atleast 3 good ones. In will prolly take 3 years for turner to develope into atleast a one or 2 starter. They want to win now.  Garza is a proven winner NOW.  They seriously have a good shot with him in the rotaion to win the world seies. The tigers hav a low chance of wining the world series if fister and scherzer are your 2 and 3 starters in the post season. Thats fine cause you tiger fans can wait three years for your oliver and turner to finally turn the corner and by then Verlander and the rest of the team will be three years older. All im saying is they can win right now and in three years hav a bunch of other good prospects ready to come up. 

disgustedcubfan
3 years 8 months ago

Agree. Strike while the iron is hot.  The window for the World Series does not open often, or stay open for long.