Detroit Tigers best remaining trade chips following Verlander and Upton deals

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DETROIT, MI - AUGUST 24: Shane Greene #61 of the Detroit Tigers celebrates a 10-6 win over the New York Yankees with James McCann #34 at Comerica Park on August 24, 2017 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
DETROIT, MI - AUGUST 24: Shane Greene #61 of the Detroit Tigers celebrates a 10-6 win over the New York Yankees with James McCann #34 at Comerica Park on August 24, 2017 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images) /
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DETROIT, MI – AUGUST 4: Al Avila laughs during a news conference at Comerica Park after he was promoted to executive vice president of baseball operations and general manager on August 4, 2015 in Detroit, Michigan. Avila replaces Dave Dombrowski who was the Tigers’ general manager since 2002. (Photo by Duane Burleson/Getty Images) /

Detroit Tigers general manager Al Avila pulled off two key deals on Wednesday as the team dealt starting pitcher Justin Verlander and Justin Upton. Here are Detroit’s best remaining trade chips.

Detroit Tigers fans certainly saw an eventful end to August.

Seeing Justin Verlander and Justin Upton traded in the span of 24 hours will do that for you.

Tigers general manager Al Avila and the rest of the front office made a pair of key deals that could have a significant impact on the club’s future.

Detroit brought in four prospects in the trades sending out both Upton and Verlander.

The Upton deal netted starting pitcher Grayson Long, while the Verlander blockbuster brought in starter Franklin Perez, outfielder Daz Cameron and catcher Jake Rogers.

All four players have the chance to make an impact in Detroit, especially Perez, who has the ceiling of a frontline starter.

With Upton and Verlander out the door, the question now becomes what other veteran pieces will Detroit move?

September trades are always a possibility, but the bulk of Al Avila’s trading will likely come in the next offseason.

It obviously remains to be seen which players will be traded, but here are the Detroit Tigers best remaining trade chips.

*Note, Miguel Cabrera is excluded from this list considering teams may not want to take on his contract. Victor Martinez is also excluded until he’s healthy.

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