It always amazes me how teams GM's are quick to pull the trigger when u are struggling. The reality of the Tigers is they were not that far out from a wild card spot. Trading away David Price for some prospects is not something that makes alot of sense. Yes, David Price could bolt and you could end up with nothing, but prospects do not guarantee success either. I would rather try to win now and worry about signing him down the road.
To many teams start to lose and throw in the towel way to early. You never know when a team can get on a hot streak and make up alot of ground. Staying the course longer makes more sense then making a knee jerk reaction and trade away good players. Always remember a prospect is not going to always work out. Give me the proven commodity every time and I will usually see more success.