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    Tigers trade Andy Oliver

    Jason Beck ‏@beckjason

    #Tigers trade for another Cabrera in Nashville. This time itís Ramon, a switch-hitting catcher from Pirates, in exchange for Andy Oliver.
    Just looking at this guys numbers and it seems like he's good at drawing walks/getting on base and he's a switch hitter. Also 23 years old. I guess we needed organizational depth at catcher too.

    Wasn't much of a Oliver fan. Live fastball but had no clue where it was going.
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    Get something for him I guess. I just hope this isnt their only move...

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    I doubt this is their only move but wouldn't be surprised if it is. They have a good enough team, especially to start the year, but if they aren't winning can easily swing a deal at the deadline if not before.

    I like the trade. Oliver wasn't going to be pitching for the Tigers in the majors so might as well get something, and why not have that something be a young catcher who can hit. If they keep him in AAA and work on his arm, I think he and Avila would be a great duo for 2014. Addressed a need in C while giving up nothing basically.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alfonso_Smith View Post
    Get something for him I guess. I just hope this isnt their only move...
    I doubt it is, DD is the master of secrecy so there really is no way of telling.

    That said a switch hitting catcher is a nice addition.



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    Looks like a potential surprise insurance policy for a Holaday or an Avila injury. Contact hitter with a low strikeout rate. Not a good rate at thowing out runners. Not sure if he is even close to mlb ready. Let's hope we don't have to find that out.

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    Hey, if you guys want a break down on Cabrera look at the Pittsburg site. Burg has a great break down on this guy. Just didn't know how to link it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TigerRulz66 View Post
    Hey, if you guys want a break down on Cabrera look at the Pittsburg site. Burg has a great break down on this guy. Just didn't know how to link it.
    http://forums.prosportsdaily.com/sho...d.php?t=771627

    Post #3 (im assuming this is what your talking about)

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    This kid doesn't excite me, but then again.......either did Oliver.

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    Oliver would have excited me if I was sitting anywhere remotely around home plate since I might be a catcher for a pitch.
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    Quote Originally Posted by We_need_players View Post
    Cheering for the lowly and abysmal Toledo Mudhens?

    Cabrera will never be a major league catcher, due to his weak arm This was a "nothing-for-Detroit' trade. The only upside Cabrera has - is learning a new position someday. Maybe the Tigers tutors will go that route, depending on the productivity level of his bat.

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    All we really need this guy for is a future backup to our unproven backup. Yes no arm but a switch hitter who has a high contact and walk rate. On base pct. could play at the mlb level only as a backup. I guess we'll see how he does in Toledo this year and go from there.

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