Detroit Tigers outfielder J.D. Martinez remains one of the team’s best trade chips as the offseason makes its way towards January. Here are Detroit’s best trade partners should they move Martinez.
Detroit Tigers general manager Al Avila hasn’t made too many significant moves this offseason.
However, outside of those two moves and a slew of minor league signings, the Tigers have remained quite this offseason.
Martinez’ inclusion on the list is perhaps the most surprising.
The slugging outfielder is coming off an excellent offensive season (142 wRC+, .228 ISO), but has just one year left on his contract.
According to Spotrac, Martinez will earn $11.75 million next season. Given his outstanding production, that number is a relative bargain.
Because of this, the former Astro is perhaps Avila’s best trade chip.
In a tweet on Saturday, ESPN writer Jerry Crasnick tweeted, “#Tigers continue to field calls on J.D. Martinez, but they want young, controllable talent in return. It’s been a challenge to find a fit.”
Here are the best trade fits for Detroit Tigers outfielder J.D. Martinez.