Originally posted on The Majors Detroit  |  Last updated 3/21/13
If I were Rick Porcello, I would be sick of all the rumors surrounding me. He has been talked about for the last three months, at least once a week by all the talking heads in Baseball. Here are arguments for trading and not trading Rick Porcello. Trade Him If: You can get a upgrade at the shortstop position. Jhonny Peralta is an average major league shortstop at best. He wasn’t good on offense, nor defense in 2012, and likely wont ever improve defensively. He is only under contract till the end of the season anyway. He is one year away from being defensively limited to playing the corners, which are currently occupied with the Tigers for the foreseeable future by Miguel Cabrera and Prince Fielder. The Tigers have only one shortstop listed in their MLB.com top 20 prospects, Eugenio Suarez, who won’t be ready for at least three seasons. If you watched Suarez in this years Spring Training, you know that he is that far away. He is projected to be an average defender and a very light hitter
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