D’Backs, Tigers Have Talked Drew & Peralta

The Diamondbacks and Tigers have discussed a trade involving Stephen Drew and Jhonny Peralta according to Jack Magruder of FOXSportsArizona.com. The deal was characterized as a "long shot," however.

Detroit is one of several teams who have expressed interest in Drew. The 29-year-old has hit just .214/.274/.286 in 62 plate appearances after coming back from his ankle injury and will become a free agent after the season. Peralta, 30, owns a .271/.337/.415 batting line in 333 plate appearances this year. His contract includes a $6MM club option ($500K buyout) for 2013.

29 Responses to D’Backs, Tigers Have Talked Drew & Peralta Leave a Reply

  1. Ausome7 3 years ago

    Get Upton in there and make it a real longshot

    • Dodgersarelife 3 years ago

      Throw in Sherzter and you got a deal. Boy arizona wishes they had that one back.

      • EightMileCats 3 years ago

        Ha… If all it took was Peralta and Scherzer for Drew and Upton, any gm wouldve done that instantly

        • Dodgersarelife 3 years ago

          your right. lol

          • What about his right?

          • Dodgersarelife 3 years ago

            This is what is wrong with the new disqus system. I make a simple comment in agreement and get 4 down. Wow people must hate me here…

          • vtadave 3 years ago

            Wasn’t me, but I think people just like to give a “down” just to make themselves feel better.

          • Dodgersarelife 3 years ago

            Good point, whatever people can do to make them selves happy these days I’m ok with it,

      • Ian Kennedy, Dan Hudson, and David Holmberg>>>>>> Scherzer and Schlereth.

  2. I wouldn’t do it even if they threw in Roberts..

    • wrestlingcritic 3 years ago

      I’d do it if they threw in Roberts definitely but not for just Drew

  3. EightMileCats 3 years ago

    I don’t understand this for Detroit. Drew is gone after the year… Not hitting as well as Peralta this year. There’d have to be more than a straight swap

  4. Jeff Westcott 3 years ago

    What’s to discuss? Why on earth would the Tigers want any part of this?

    • Peralta and Drew are both FA’s after the season is over, if their options are not picked up. Peralta’s option is for $6mm, while Drew’s is $10mm. They are similar hitters, with Drew being better defensively. The Dbacks cannot afford Drew at $10mm, but they can afford Peralta at $6mm, because he is better than any other SS option on the FA market this off-season. The Tigers CAN afford Drew at $10mm, and they wouldn’t have to worry about SS next year. This trade makes no sense to the Tigers this season if Roberts or a SP isn’t somehow included in the deal, but even if the deal is Peralta and a prospect for Roberts and Drew, it is worth it, and would be an upgrade to their existing options.

  5. snapcase8p 3 years ago

    I wouldn’t mind Drew but it makes no sense straight up because we’re already light in the RH hitting dept. Getting Drew to play 2b or sliding Peralta over would be fine but straight up makes no sense. His defense wouldn’t be that big of an upgrade over the weakness it would create to LH pitching.

  6. Jason Crawford 3 years ago

    Turner/Peralta/Boesch/Rabum for Upton/Roberts/Drew

    • EightMileCats 3 years ago

      I’ll take some of whatever you’re drinking…
      At this point, you’d prob have to give someone a prospect to take Raburn

    • vtadave 3 years ago

      Dbacks would at least have to add Skaggs to get Raburn thrown in there.

  7. Doesn’t make any sense. Doesn’t fill a need at all. Now if there’s something else in the works like a Roberts or Bloomquist then maybe.

  8. Alex 3 years ago

    How about Aaron Hill? Nobody’s talking about him.

  9. Michael 3 years ago

    For half a second, I thought it was going to say J.D. Drew. Whew!

  10. Hoosierdaddy92 3 years ago

    If the Tigers included a midlevel prospect and the DBacks included Joe Saunders plus a second baseman like Roberts/Bloomquist/McDonald, I’d be all for it.

    • lol you thinking the Dbacks would trade Drew, Roberts, AND Saunders for Peralta and a midlevel prospect

  11. Jhonny Peralta and a low level prospect should be enough to get Roberts and Drew.

  12. Dodgersarelife 3 years ago

    Well thank you, for bringing the grammatical mistake, which alluded me, to my attention. In that case, it is well deserved as we should withhold our values as grammar sticklers. I plead guilty and i accept my ultimate demise that shall brought to me upon the gallows. Mercy!

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