The Tigers need to make a big splash at the trade deadline and bringing in a solid second baseman would be a good start. But Dave Cameron from FanGraphs and ESPN says that the Tigers could bring in Infante along with Anibal Sanchez and… Hanley Ramirez.
Detroit would have to give up a hefty price in super-prospect Nick Castellanos, pitcher Jacob Turner and outfielder Delmon Young. Cameron says that Ramirez could be played in the outfield for the remainder of this season before retaking the shortstop position in 2013.
Ramirez is one of the best young players in the game, a career .300 hitter who hits with power and has a lot of speed on the base paths. He is a natural shortstop, but with the addition of Jose Reyes has moved over to third this season for the Marlins. With two years left on his six-year $70 million extension he would come at a price, but Delmon Young is making nearly $7 million this season and the Tigers would get a lot more production out of Ramirez.
With this deal...