Detroit Tigers: Hypothetical free agent starting pitcher fits part 1
Teams have already shown that they’d acquire Garcia on an expiring deal.
The veteran was flipped twice at the deadline this season, going from Atlanta to Minnesota and then the Twins to the Yankees.
In 157 inning split between three franchises this season, Garcia has pitched to a solid 4.24 FIP and a 4.18 xFIP.
He also struck out 7.39 batters to go along with a 2.1 WAR.
The starter also has a dependable track record having pitched to a 3.57 ERA and a 3.56 FIP in eight seasons in St. Louis.
The ultimate reclamation project, Garza hasn’t had the most successful time on the mound in Milwaukee the last few seasons.
Garza owns a 4.76 FIP and a 1.512 WHIP in 365 innings since the start of the 2015 season.
He may not be the pitcher he was in Tampa Bay or Chicago, but the veteran could soak up innings for a Detroit Tigers franchise that could be in desperate need of a pitcher who can do just that.
Chacin was signed last offseason to fill a similar need in San Diego for the 2017 campaign.
The veteran largely delivered, with 174.1 innings and 7.59 strikeouts per nine frames. The ex-Colorado ruler also added a 3.98 ERA and a 4.33 FIP.
He’d be the ideal veteran option to fill in behind the likes of Boyd, Norris and Zimmermann.