Detroit Tigers should make this trade with the Boston Red Sox
By Ben Rosener
Detroit Tigers executive vice president of baseball operations and general manager Al Avila could conceivably make some trades this offseason. One potential trade partner is Boston.
Detroit Tigers remember Dave Dombrowski’s time with the team well.
The franchise’s former general manager guided the team to a pair of World Series berths and five total playoff appearances in his time in the Motor City.
However, Dombrowski also gutted Detroit’s farm system of plenty of minor league talent along the way as the team chased a World Series title.
While that strategy worked for a while, it eventually failed the Tigers. The team has finished last in the division in two for the last three seasons and is destined for a full-scale rebuild.
Of course, Dombrowski is now the general manager in Boston. While in Beantown, he has flipped plenty of high-end prospects (see Yoan Moncada, Michael Kopech and Manuel Margot) for Major League upgrades.
The Red Sox’ current president of baseball operations has seemingly developed another strategy, and that’s amassing former Tigers players.
Of course, it isn’t unheard of to see general managers acquire players they’re familiar with.
However, in his time with Boston, Dombrowski has brought in the likes of David Price, Bryan Holaday, Brennan Boesch, Jhonny Peralta, Rajai Davis and Doug Fister.
Whether he acquires any more Tigers or ex-Tigers remains to be seen, but the Detroit Tigers and Boston Red Sox do match up as conceivable trade partners.
Here ‘s a hypothetical trade that would benefit both parties.