This deal made sense, FSA's Jack Magruder said, because the Tigers need a true shortstop, and the Diamondbacks need a third baseman. He added this would make financial sense, as Peralta is owed less money and has a $500,000 buying of his option. Meanwhile, Drew has a mutual option of $10 million with a $1.35 million buyout, and Detroit spends money like a drunk buying drinks during happy hour.
Well, I see why Arizona might want to make the deal. The part that alludes me is what's in it for Detroit.
A 29-year-old shortstop who is coming off a horrific ankle injury?
I think this team has had enough injury fears for now, thanks. And we know a thing or two about ankles.
An infielder who used to be good, but who now fields below average?
::starts to draw names out of a hat::
How about a .214 batter with a .274 on-base percentage and .071 isolated power?
::looks at name drawn out of hat, raises eyebrow:: Well, then.
The opportunity to pay more money both this season and possibly next?
Who could resist that!?
Other than all those complaints, the deal makes perfect sense.