I'll grant ya, I don't generally like change. I didn't like the Granderson trade, but I'm OK with it now. I didn't like the Harvey Keunn for Rocky Colavito trade, but I got over it. Of the three DMN columnists talking about the trade, two of them thought it was a great one for the Rangers.
Don't kid yourself, Kinsler is no longer an All-Star second baseman. He's been getting hurt a lot, and although he's fairly fast for an older guy, he got caught stealing a lot.
But I guess what I like least about the trade is what the facts are about Fielder. He isn't what he used to be either. That's been a fact for the two years he's been with the Tigers - he hasn't been what he used to be in Milwaukee. He was certainly good at protecting Cabrera in the lineup. But it seems like pitchers were afraid of a phantom.
So maybe Martinez can fill that role. Maybe moving Cabrera back to first, and giving Castellanos a chance at third is a good idea.
Maybe it is the best we can do. But I don't have to like it.
Now go get some relief pitching, boys. That's what we really need.