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The Miguel Cabrera Hokey-Pokey

UPDATE #2 (6:30 p.m.): Okay, it looks like this thing is really going to happen. Peter Gammons and Buster Olney were on SportsCenter just now, saying the deal could be completed tonight. And says the trade is "all but finalized," with six players going to Florida, including Cameron Maybin and Andrew Miller. I believe Gammons said Mike Rabelo would be included, as well.

The next question, I suppose, is where this leaves Brandon Inge? Does he become a much higher paid version of Omar Infante or Ryan Raburn? Or will he be traded to another team that could use a slick glove at third base?

(Thanks to Mike McClary and friend of the Daily Fungo, Peter Fuhrmeister, for being quick with the breaking news.)

UPDATE (5:00 p.m.): I forgot to include Danny Knobler's contention (from sources in Detroit's organization) that the Marlins might be playing the Tigers against the Angels to yield a better offer from the Halos.

Peter Gammons expects a deal to be made with the Angels for four players, including Howie Kendrick and Jeff Mathis. (Jayson Stark, however, has conflicting information.)

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After earlier disputing the rumors that Miguel Cabrera would be involved in any trade between the Detroit Tigers and Florida Marlins, the Detroit News' Lynn Henning now acknowledges that there were "conflicting reports" and says Cabrera is indeed being pursued by the Tigers.

[...] sources with knowledge of the two clubs' conversations say Detroit indeed has inquired about Cabrera, 24, who last season batted .320 with 31 home runs and 119 RBIs. The Tigers likewise have made ongoing inquiries about Willis, 25, who was 10-15 in 2007.

The story I originally linked to has now been changed on I can't keep up with this stuff. I now have to step away from the computer, which means a trade will surely go down.