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Turner a High Price to Pay for Tigers

Turner a High Price to Pay for Tigers

There were a lot of moving parts to the deal that sent Anibal Sanchez and Omar Infante to Detroit this week. The most significant part of that deal, however, may be the inclusion of righty pitching prospect, Jacob Turner. It's that part of the deal that's the biggest gamble for Detroit, even though their acquisitions clearly make them a far better team in 2012.

This is not to say the other prospects Detroit sent to Miami are inconsequential, but realistically it's Jacob Turner that could turn around and make them regret this trade in a few years. Farm systems do exist to service the big league club, and in this case a blue chip prospect allowed Detroit to become a stronger contender for this year's stretch run, but dealing this type of...

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