Originally Posted by DSpivack
As for Cabrera, I still remember a thread that the Sox were very close to acquiring him.
KW was very close. The deal for Cabrera was all but worked out and then the Marlins demanded that Dontrelle Willis and his awful contract be included in the deal. The Tigers were willing to accept it and the Sox weren't. The Tigers got nothing out of Willis and Cabrera was banged up and out of shape his first year in Detroit. However, there is no arguing that the trade came up aces for them in the long run.
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