This guy right here is one of the classiest, smartest, most well-spoken and well-rounded human beings to ever step foot on a baseball field and even if he can’t hit lefties, he’s still one hell of a ballplayer.
He’s always been “My Tiger” and, even though he is now a member of every baseball fan’s archenemy, I wish him infinitely more success, money and fame. He deserves it.
Treat him well New York. They don’t make ‘em like this kid anymore.
(With all that said, I think this is a fantastic deal for the Tigers and I’m ecstatic they made it. We get back three pitchers who will help fill the gaps of the bullpen and starting rotation, and have a pretty good young prospect at center. We’ll be ok Tiger fans.)