Detroit Tigers: Breaking down and reconstructing for next year

Apr 30, 2017; Detroit, MI, USA; A view of Comerica Park prior to the game of the Chicago White Sox against the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park. Mandatory Credit: Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports
Apr 30, 2017; Detroit, MI, USA; A view of Comerica Park prior to the game of the Chicago White Sox against the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park. Mandatory Credit: Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports /
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Apr 20, 2017; St. Petersburg, FL, USA;Detroit Tigers third baseman Nicholas Castellanos (9) at bat against the Tampa Bay Rays during the first inning at Tropicana Field. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports /

The Detroit Tigers are having a rough season to this point.  They cannot seem to find the right element to right the ship.  There are serious questions at this point about if they can get back to winning.

Detroit Tigers front office has been vocal about selling anyone they can if the situation calls for it, but what would that leave behind?

General manager Al Avila was recently quoted as saying the following in a recent MLive article:

"“I’ve got to keep all options open. If there is any interest out there, I have to open myself up to being flexible and listen to what might come our way.”"

There are certain players who shouldn’t be moved, in recent articles I made the case to keep Nicholas Castellanos (can be read here) and Dixon Machado (can be read here).

Then you look at some players whose age and contract make them nearly impossible to deal away, such as Justin Verlander, Victor Martinez, and Miguel Cabrera.

Detroit Tigers clearance sale or 2017 is starting to get very sparse in nature.

It is tough to imagine anyone would touch the pitching staff as it stands right now, except for Michael Fulmer but they won’t offer him at all.

For the sake of the article though we will say the highly improbable happened, Jordan Zimmermann was dealt.

Add in if J.D. Martinez, Justin Upton, Ian Kinsler, Alex Avila and Justin Wilson all got dealt as well.  What a change, huh?

Obviously only one, maybe two, would be dealt.  And there would be compensation in the form of players to fill out uniforms for the Detroit Tigers.

Since I cannot predict who those player would be, I want to predict a starting lineup without those players, and filled out from within the organization.