The best analysis I’ve seen on the six prospects the Marlins received in their trade for Dontrelle Willis and Miguel Carbera was Kevin Goldstein’s over at Baseball Prospectus. Best case scenario is that Andrew Miller and Cameron Maybin turn out to be the studs everyone expects them to be and Dallas Trahern and Eulogio De La Cruz have solid impacts in the pitching staff at some point in the future.
As far as losing both Willis and Cabrera in one fell sweoop, it’s hard not to be surprised because the Marlins planned on cleaning house. Still, with an $8 million payroll, it’s going to be hard for even the most die hard Marlins fan.
Still, this deal could work out, just two or three years from now. And with the rest of the young talent, the Marlins bear keeping an eye on just to see if one of these potential stars shines earlier then we thought.
You don’t see these kind of blockbusters much anymore but the Marlins and Tigers pulled it off. I’m beat and going to bed but I’ll evaluate the prospects received tomorrow.
Baseball Think Factory does this every year, but the Marlins projections for 2008 are now out. I still can’t believe they want to bail on Miguel Cabrera because look at that projection. They also project Hanley Ramirez to be on the fringe of a 30/30 season and they have a total of six guys who should top 20 homers. The pitching side doesn’t look quite as optimistic and they have only two starters with ten or more wins. Dontrelle Willis’ projection is given a spotlight.
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