Trades/trade deadline: D-
It has not been good so far on the trade front. We did separate grades for both the Gregory Soto trade and the trade deadline, so we won't go too much into depth here, but Harris is not off to a good start in the trade department.
In short, the Gregory Soto trade has been a dud. Soto has been great for the Phillies outside of a few blowup outings. Nick Maton was terrible, Matt Vierling can't hit for power, and Donny Sands has flamed out in Triple-A. That has not been a good trade for the Tigers.
We did touch on this earlier, but the early returns on the Lorenzen trade appear to be in favor of the Tigers, so Harris gets some points there. But now we have to get to the elephant in the room.
Harris botched the Eduardo Rodriguez trade. Yes, E-rod backed out at the 11th hour, but he didn't have a backup plan. Even if he would have gotten less for him than what the Dodgers offered, it would have been better than losing him for nothing.
Now, he's basically forced to re-sign E-rod. Letting him opt out and sign with another team would put the nail in the coffin on a colossal mistake.
So far, Harris is not good at trades. Very low grade from us.