The Detroit Tigers Have Started Winning Trades
Detroit Tigers Trade No. 6 – Zack Short
Maybin bWAR for Chicago – (-0.1)
Short bWAR for Detroit – NA
In a very strange year, the Tigers and Cubs made a very minor deadline deal. Chicago was once again looking for some veteran outfield help, but apparently not looking terribly hard. Maybin saw action in 18 games down the stretch, hitting .250 with no home runs, and he went 0-for-2 in Chicago’s shocking Wild Card series loss to the Marlins. Short wasn’t at Chicago’s alternate training site last year, and he hasn’t seen the Majors yet, but he was pretty impressive in spring training. He, too, was optioned today, but not before he made his presence known on defense and at the plate. He may not hit a ton, but he looks the part of a future utility infielder — possibly a super utility man — and his defense and surprising pop could make him valuable in the future.
Verdict – Solid chance to be a draw or win for the Tigers.