The Marlins and Tigers have reached a preliminary agreement on a bona fide blockbuster deal that would ship perennial Met killers Miguel Cabrera and Dontrelle Willis out of town.
The keys to the deal for Florida are outfielder Cameron Maybin and LHP Andrew Miller. Detroit will also send two other prospects to the Marlins.
In the short term, this deal helps the Mets (and the Phillies and the Braves). The Marlins' lineup just became much easier to pitch to, and their rotation -- Willis's sub-par 2007 notwithstanding -- is much less formidable.
UPDATE [7:20pm]: The Tigers are apparently including "catcher Mike Rabelo and three other minor league pitchers". [ESPN.com]