"People have been very, very aggressive," Detroit general manager Dave Dombrowski said. "Action starts more quickly, so when you get here I think you're prepared to move. Secondly, a lot of free agents started to sign. I think a lot of clubs were open-minded. There's been some change of regimes that have also contributed to that."
"We like Robbie a great deal. We made a big deal for him," Dombrowski said. "Shane Greene's a little further along as far as being ready at the major league level."