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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 – APRIL 12: Manager Brad Ausmus #7 of the Detroit Tigers congratulated Andrew Romine #17 after the win over the Minnesota Twins on April 12, 2017 at Comerica Park in Detroit, Michigan. The Tigers defeated the Twins 5-3. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images) /

Best of the Rest

The remainder of Detroit’s roster is either filled with young players who the team will hang on to like Fulmer, Joe Jimenez, James McCann or struggling pitchers who it may be more prudent to keep in the hope that they develop.

That being said, here are the best of the rest of the Detroit Tigers’ potential trade chips

Daniel Stumpf

Daniel Stumpf doesn’t have the track record of a reliever like Greene or Wilson, but he’s left-handed reliever, throws hard and is controllable.

Those qualities certainly make him a conceivable trade chip.

Andrew Romine

Everyone needs a utility ace, and Romine is just that.

The most versatile Detroit Tigers player this side of Don Kelly, Romine is controllable through next season via arbitration.

He could fit onto a contender’s bench.

Warwick Saupold

Saupold isn’t even eligible for arbitration until after the 2018 season and may stick around because of that fact.

Still, the 26-year-old has been effective as a long reliever out of the bullpen, and could conceivably appeal to teams as a swingman of sorts.

Alex Presley

The veteran could appeal to teams as a potential fourth outfielder with solid speed and on-base skills.

Able to play all three outfield spots, Presley is hitting .291 with a .340 on-base percentage, a .312 wOBA and a 91 wRC+ this season.

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He can be controlled via arbitration through next season.

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