Laird split time with Jarrod Saltalamacchia last year and posted some impressive numbers for limited playing time. The Tigers gave up two prospects, which sucks.
The Tigers needed a catcher, so it was a needed move. Was it necessarily profitable? Who knows. For now, all I have to say is "meh."
For now, we're reportedly in contact with the Mariners about J.J. Putz, who would be a huge pickup. More updates and appropriate analysis to come.