The Tigers will officially send Alex Avila and Justin Wilson to the Cubs today in exchange for third baseman Jeimer Candelario, shortstop Isaac Paredes, and a player to be named later.
Dave Cameron at Fangraphs wrote that he feels like it’s a trade both sides can be happy with:
Overall, this trade features a contender giving up non-elite prospects for a quality reliever and a solid left-handed bat, and a rebuilding team turning a year and a half of a reliever and a rent-a-30-year-old-catcher into two potential starting-caliber position players. Unlike many of the deals so far that looked slanted towards the buyer, this seems like a perfectly reasonable trade for both sides.
But we also follow social media and know that some fans out there are a bit concerned that the Tigers have picked up five infield prospects in exchange for J.D. Martinez, Wilson, and Avila, and have expressed some concern about that.
So you tell us: what do you think of this trade?
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