According to Jon Paul Morosi of FOX Sports, the Detroit Tigers have acquired Omar Infante and Anibal Sanchez from the Miami Marlins in exchange for Jacob Turner, Rob Brantly and Brian Flynn. Also, for the first time ever, the teams also swap draft picks from the competitive balance round. The Tigers will now choose sixth in Round A, while the Marlins select sixth in Round B.

It’s difficult not to like this deal from a Tigers perspective considering that in addition to landing the best player in the trade in Anibal Sanchez, they also acquire an enormous improvement at second base over the Ryan Raburn/Ramon Santiago/Danny Worth triumvirate of suck that they had been fielding.

Detroit acquired all this at a high, but not unreasonable cost, giving up on their top prospect in the form of Turner, as well as two lesser young players in Brantly and Flynn who ranked as the tenth and eleventh best prospects in the Tigers system at the start of the season according to Kevin Goldstein.

Comments (3)

  1. Dombrowski didn’t have much of a choice but to go all in this season, atleast he did a good job of getting fair value for his top prospect, although from what I’ve heard Turner has lost some velocity and is striking out guys at a henderson alvarez pace in the minors so who knows maybe he fleeced the marlins.

  2. I hope the Jays throw a quarter of the farm at Johnson. Even with his injuries and down year, I would say one of the Lansing arms, Gose, hech, + something worthwhile.

    • Holy shit.

      2 of your top 5 prospects, a very good SS prospect and more for an injury risk pitcher?

      I would love to see Johnson come to TO, but Christ. That’s almost a Halladay type of haul to pay for him.

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