Soriano, unlike Alexander, is still in his prime. Of course, he may just be a rental, but if he is, the Tigers end up with draft choice compensation for a Type A free agent. Freep's Parker says the Phillies would trade Abreu to the Tigers for Miner and Thames? Hmmmm .... 1. You'd be counting on Maroth stepping back into the rotation to replace Miner. Though my impression has been that Miner, while a reasonable pitcher, has been doing it with mirrors, and reality finally caught up with him in his last start with KC. If the Phils would take Miner, rather than Humberto Sanchez, for example, that would be a gift. 2. Thames I'd hate to see go. But he isn't exactly a youngster, he's 29 (Abreu is 32). Suppose Abreu came to the Tigers ... he'd play RF, Ordonez shifting to LF (I think), with Dmitri DH vs RHS, Monroe vs LHS. Suddenly the lineup has a lot more balance and the bench has more depth. It could work. But I can't believe the Tigers would do such a deal unless the Phils also chipped in some substantial cash, since Abreu most likely would want his option for 2008 picked up to agree to the deal.