Detroit Tigers: Predicting Shane Greene’s trade market
Detroit Tigers reliever Shane Greene remains one of the team’s most valuable trade chips. If he’s traded, these teams could hypothetically work as trade partners for the Tigers.
Detroit Tigers fans have seen the team cash in most of their trade chips already.
Justin Verlander, Justin Upton, J.D. Martinez, Justin Wilson, Alex Avila.
All players who have already been dealt. The likes of Ian Kinsler and Jose Iglesias could conceivably join the group in exiting the Motor City this offseason.
In Kinsler’s case, his age (35) and expiring contract –according to Spotrac– don’t make him ideal for a rebuild.
In Iglesias’ situation, Detroit has a younger and cheaper option with a similar skillset in Dixon Machado.
Outside of the two veteran infielders, the team’s best trade chip is likely closer Shane Greene.
Controllable through the 2020 campaign (per Spotrac) and adept at pitching in a number of roles (closer, setup man, multiple-inning reliever), Greene would be a fit on just about any team.
That being said, there are a few teams that are in definite need of bullpen help this offseason.
If Greene is traded, which is far from a certainty given his long-term controllability, here are the teams that are potential fits.
This is obviously all speculative, mind you.