In a DetNews article from this morning, Lynn Henning also talked about the
Justin Upton situation. His version had the Diamondbacks also "wanting"
Peralta (to move to 3B) as part of the package. Henning's (for the moment)
bottom line on this situation was that Arizona was asking "way too much"
(and that Upton had a few "ifs" in his resume anyway). He was far more in
favor of the Tigers getting Melky Cabrera (for a year), while Castellanos
and AGarcia "mature" (presumably for 2014). Henning's other main thrust was
that the Tigers should view Sanchez as "gone". He is reputed to have put his
own "line" at 6 years and $90M and Henning views this as "way too much" -
but acknowledges that there are teams out there (Toronto?) who will probably
step up to that. This also provides part of another reason not to send Smyly
off anywhere (see the Upton list). Henning seems to believe that Smyly
should probably be part of the 2013 5-man rotation anyway - and (to complete
the presumed set) doesn't think the Tigers should be giving up on Porcello
yet. This article did not happen to mention Torii Hunter at all. I happen to
think that Hunter might be a good addition (2 years?), but also think that
MelkyC might be an "interesting" addition (but only short term).