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Now What?

Boy. What a day, huh? Who would have thought that Prince Fielder would be a Tiger. I for one, much like the rest of us, spent the first couple of hours freaking out and jumping on things that looking back on it, probably shouldn't have held my weight. Anyway, with the Tigers still having one more major hole in the rotation, what should we do? I think that a rumor that was up a few weeks ago is something that we should look into. Yep, I'm talking about Matt Garza.

I think that the next five to seven years are our best chance to win multiple World Series'. We have a young team and a powerhouse lineup. As is, the rotation is pretty good, but why not make it great? A couple day ago, I would not have done a trade involving Castellanos and Turner for Garza, but now I feel different. On top of that, Castellanos is now blocked. Cabrera looks to be moving to third. So what do you do with him? You trade him for a pitcher. And as far as Turner goes, Garza is what you HOPE he becomes. There are no guarantees with him. Garza, on the other hand, put up a WAR of 5.0 at Wrigley Field last year. That's pretty impresive. If you put him in Comerica, he could flourish. We would be talking about, perhaps, the best team in the AL. It would deffinitley match up with the Angels, Rangers, Yankees, and Red Sox. Just take a look at the rotation with Fielder and Garza. Note that this would be with Victor on account of him only being out a year at the longest. He could very well be back by mid to late August, as evident with the time frame of other players with the same injury and surgery.

1. Austin Jackson CF

2. Brennan Boesch RF

3. Miguel Cabrera 3B

4. Prince Fielder 1B

5. Victor Martinez DH

6. Delmon Young LF

7. Jhonny Peralta SS

8. Alex Avila C

9. Ramon Santiago 2B

1. Justin Verlander

2. Doug Fister

3. Matt Garza

4. Max Scherezer

5. Rick Porcello

And then if any of these starters run into trouble, you have a solid bullpen that can go to Phil Coke, Octavio Dotel, Joaquin Benoit, and Jose Valverde. So all that you really need is 5 innings from each starter. And for anyone who thinks that money is an issue, I feel that if Illitch is willing to come this far, I don't think he will have much trouble going a little bit farther.

This is a FanPost and does not necessarily reflect the views of the <em>Bless You Boys</em> writing staff.

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