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.


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29 Comments on "D’Backs, Tigers Have Talked Drew & Peralta"


Ausome7
3 years 1 month ago

Get Upton in there and make it a real longshot

Dodgersarelife
3 years 1 month ago

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

EightMileCats
3 years 1 month ago

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

Dodgersarelife
3 years 1 month ago

your right. lol

3 years 1 month ago

What about his right?

Dodgersarelife
3 years 1 month 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 1 month ago

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

Dodgersarelife
3 years 1 month ago

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

3 years 1 month ago

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

EightMileCats
3 years 1 month ago

Any reliever is better than Schlereth…

3 years 1 month ago

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

wrestlingcritic
3 years 1 month ago

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

EightMileCats
3 years 1 month 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

Jeff Westcott
3 years 1 month ago

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

3 years 1 month ago

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.

3 years 1 month ago

Also, some view Peralta as a 3B, so the Dbacks could put him there.

snapcase8p
3 years 1 month 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.

Jason Crawford
3 years 1 month ago

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

EightMileCats
3 years 1 month 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 1 month ago

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

dbacknation
3 years 1 month ago

Skaggs? Lmao. Youre nuts. Not getting our top prospect.

ImperialStout
3 years 1 month ago

Ha! Well played.

3 years 1 month ago

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.

Alex
3 years 1 month ago

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

Michael
3 years 1 month ago

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

Hoosierdaddy92
3 years 1 month 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.

3 years 1 month ago

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

3 years 1 month ago

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

Dodgersarelife
3 years 1 month 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!