A couple of hours ago it was announced that the Detroit Tigers have traded catcher Ivan "Pudge" Rodriguez to the New York Yankees for relief pitcher Kyle Farnsworth.
I try not to get too wrapped up in emotions when trades are made, as they are part of the business of baseball. But this time my heart is heavy. Pudge came to the Tigers as a free agent when it wasn't cool to come to Detroit. In my eyes he became the face of the new Detroit Tigers.
I'll miss him. Very much.
Welcome back Kyle. Hope you have fun here.