Detroit Tigers: Possible trade targets, buyers or sellers, prospects


The Detroit Tigers are in a familiar position in July as we start the second-half on Friday night from Comerica Park in Detroit.

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They will be making moves near or at the trading deadline like they always have this decade, but which sort of moves–buying or selling?

As Anthony Fenech of the Detroit Free Press mentions in our second link, how the Tigers come out of the gate in their seven-game homestand may be the final verdict, however I think most Tigers fans, whether they want the team to buy and sell, believes this team will still try to buy no matter what.

This is addressed in our first link today as we look at players that may don the olde English D is the Tigers go the expected route.

Finally, its has been a rough year for the lower minor league affiliates for the Tigers, which is likely because their bad farm system begins there, but there is hope of a rejuvenating in the final six weeks or so of the minor leagues with draftees and new players being injected into the organization.

Detroit Tigers’ possible trade targets – Lindsey Foltin, Fox Sports

"Jeff Samardzija, SP, Chicago White SoxScott Kazmir, SP, Oakland A’sMike Leake, SP, Cincinnati RedsAaron Harang, SP, Philadelphia PhilliesBen Zobrist, IF/OF, Oakland A’sAramis Ramirez, 3B, Milwaukee Brewers"

Tigers have 7-game home stand to decide: Buy or sell? – Anthony Fenech, Detroit Free Press

"They will face an Orioles team in the thick of things in the AL East — they’re .500, too — and a subpar Mariners team the Tigers took two of three from last week. But they had trouble with the Orioles last season, when they were swept in the AL Division Series, and they won’t miss Mariners ace right-hander Felix Hernandez this time.Dombrowski said he was surprised the team hasn’t gone on a run. He isn’t particularly pleased with the first-half performance. They can’t play .500 and get to the playoffs.But with the trade deadline looming, this home stand could be this team’s final stand."

New Detroit Tigers prospects asked to bolster sagging West Michigan offense – Steve Vedder, MLive

"Christin Stewart thinks he can count the number of hours he’s slept in the last two days on two hands and still have fingers left over.It’s been a brutal schedule for the newest West Michigan Whitecap, who was the Detroit Tigers’ top pick from the June supplemental draft and is a former University of Tennessee All-American outfielder."

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