Some guys just have a knack for doing their job really well. Tigers president and general manager Dave Dombrowski has always somehow pulled off the bold, splashy move that makes his team better.
The surprising blockbuster trade that Dombrowski arranged, sending Prince Fielder to the Rangers in exchange for Ian Kinsler, is just the latest example of his offseason wizardry. With seven years and $168 million remaining on his mega-contract, Fielder was supposed to be untradeable. As much as Tigers fans wanted to ditch their first baseman after his 2013 performance (especially in the postseason), it just didn't seem possible.
Yet if Dombrowski wants something done, he very often finds a way to make it happen. What appears to be a fantasy becomes a reality. And he acts quickly and decisively. According to USA Today's Bob Nightengale, Dombrowski approached the Rangers about this trade on Tuesday. By Thursday night, the two sides had a deal.no comments