Detroit Tigers: Arbitration-eligible players as trade candidates
Detroit Tigers general manager Al Avila will have a number of players up for arbitration this offseason. While some should stick around, others are definite trade candidates.
Detroit Tigers fans have already seen plenty of change. A bevy of key veterans were already dealt during the 2017 campaign, and more could be coming this winter.
It wouldn’t be a surprise to see veteran second baseman Ian Kinsler moved, while starting pitcher Anibal Sanchez has a $16 million (per Spotrac) option that can be bought out for $5 million.
The Tigers also have a number of players up for arbitration this offseason.
Among them are utility ace Andrew Romine, shortstop Jose Iglesias, outfielders Alex Presley and Nicholas Castellanos, relievers Alex Wilson, Bruce Rondon, Shane Greene and Blaine Hardy as well as catchers James McCann and Bryan Holaday.
Recently, MLBTradeRumors published the site’s arbitration projections for the season for each team’s group of arbitration eligible players.
The projections are as follows, from most expensive to least expensive.
- Nicholas Castellanos, $7.6 million
- Jose Iglesias, $5.6 million
- James McCann, $2.3 million
- Alex Wilson, $2.1 million
- Andrew Romine, $1.9 million
- Shane Greene, $1.7 million
- Bruce Rondon, $1.2 million
- Alex Presley, $1.1 million
- Blaine Hardy, $800,000
- Bryan Holaday, $700,000
With the likes of Nicholas Castellanos and James McCann unlikely to be going anywhere any time soon, here’s a look at whether Detroit’s other arbitration eligible players could be trade chips.