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12-15-2012, 11:29 AM
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Originally Posted by Winger98 View Post
We overpaid, and I don't think this means Porcello is being moved. I think it means Smiley will start the year in Toledo and Porcello will be our #5. I'm betting we see Scherzer moved next winter, if we can get Verlander to re-up. If Verlander refuses to ink a new deal, and we can get Scherzer signed, I'd consider moving Verlander for whatever we could get.

Unless the Tigers are looking to permanently move their payroll into the $160-170m range in the next few years, we're going to have to move someone big.
They should move Porcello if they can get anything for him. He's going to make more money than he's worth this year, they will never, ever have a defensive unit that allows him to be serviceable here, and he's still young enough so that other teams might be fooled into thinking he has "upside".

Smyly is already better, he's cheaper, he's left handed, and Porcello is no better than any of a dozen guys they can get on a minor league deal for peanuts.

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