1. 2007 – In what could arguably be one of the best trades in all of Major Leagues in the past 25 years the Tigers sent 6 players including Andrew Miller and Cameron Maybin to then Florida Marlins for Miguel Cabrera and pitcher Dontrelle Willis. Miller bounced around before having an effective career and Maybin flamed out. The other four Tigers didn’t do anything noteworthy. Miguel Cabrera has become the premier player in the Major Leagues with back to back MVP’s, Triple Crown and truly the driving force for the Tigers success in recent years. The grittiness and determination that Miggy plays with makes him amongst the best to ever don the Olde English D and a future Hall of Famer.
8 of the top 10 trades have been made by Dave Dombrowski. He has made some bold moves that have paid off in the past. It will be interesting to see how the Tigers are shaped in 2015 and beyond. How will the Yoenis Cespedes for Rick Porcello trade rank when it’s all said and done? How will the David Price trade be ranked?