Unlike with Kinsler at second base—not to mention a handful of other positions—Detroit has a ready-made replacement for Greene in Alex Wilson.
Elsewhere, there is a steady stream of relievers moving through the system.
A controllable reliever with a knack for stranding runners, as well as the ability to pitch in a variety of different roles, Greene stands out as arguably Detroit’s best trade chip.
Moving the closer would allow the Tigers to net a premium return while paving the way for Alex Wilson to take over as closer.
Additionally, there should be no shortage of a market for Greene if Detroit decides to move him.
It would be a different story with a player like Kinsler or Iglesias, as many teams already have a solution at second base or shortstop.
However, all teams need relievers, especially quality ones like Greene.
He would be a fit on a team seeking a closer as well as a team in search of an extra late-inning option. The right-hander could also appeal to clubs as a pitcher able to work in a multiple inning, Andrew Miller-type role.