Upton was likely going to opt out at the end of the year so it was nice getting something for him before he walks.
It will be tough to see Verlander in another jersey, but it was a necessary step in the rebuild.
Hopefully we can trade Kinsler and possibly Miggy in the winter to keep rebuilding our farm system. Couple that with what will likely be 3-4 straight seasons of high draft picks, and hopefully wise FA spending we should be looking good to compete again in 2021-2022.
Or they could throw 200 mil+ contracts at Darvish/Arrieta/JD/Cutch to try and compete next year. You never know with the tigers.