Detroit Tigers: Trade ideas involving the Washington Nationals

WASHINGTON, DC - AUGUST 27: Starting pitcher Erick Fedde #23 of the Washington Nationals throws a pitch to a New York Mets batter in the first inning during Game One of a doubleheader at Nationals Park on August 27, 2017 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - AUGUST 27: Starting pitcher Erick Fedde #23 of the Washington Nationals throws a pitch to a New York Mets batter in the first inning during Game One of a doubleheader at Nationals Park on August 27, 2017 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images) /
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KANSAS CITY, MO – JULY 19: Ian Kinsler #3 and Jose Iglesias #1 of the Detroit Tigers congratulate each other after picking off a runner on second base to end the top of the 6th inning during the game against the Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium on July 19, 2017 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images) /

Detroit Tigers fans could conceivably see some trades happen this offseason. Here’s a look at some potential trade fits with the Washington Nationals.

Detroit Tigers players have already experienced plenty of change as of late.

Over the course of the 2017 season, the team released Francisco Rodriguez and later traded the likes of Justin Verlander, J.D. Martinez, Justin Wilson, Alex Avila and Justin Upton.

More change could conceivably be coming in the next few months.

Detroit has a pair of prime trade chips in second baseman Ian Kinsler and shortstop Jose Iglesias.

Kinsler is a superior option at second compared to the entirety of the free agent market, while Iglesias is likely a better all-around option than most shortstops available this offseason save Zack Cozart.

Ideally, the club will be able to snag some kind of return for the likes of Alex Presley and Andrew Romine as the youth movement continues.

Youth, youth and more youth

Detroit needs young players and prospects to build for the future. One creative way to add more players in that regard would be to absorb a significant salary in a trade with a promising prospect or two also heading to the Tigers for taking on the contract.

The team probably shouldn’t add any long-term commitments in this regard, but there could be value in players on shorter contracts.

This brings us to the Washington Nationals, a team that is in win-now mode.

Washington could be tight on cash this winter, and Detroit would make sense as a potential trade partner.

This is all speculative mind you. That being said, here’s a look at some trade ideas involving the Tigers and Nats.