Detroit Tigers three most pressing offseason needs

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DETROIT, MI - SEPTEMBER 1: Pitcher Blaine Hardy #36 of the Detroit Tigers is pulled by manager Brad Ausmus #7 of the Detroit Tigers as catcher John Hicks #55 of the Detroit Tigers looks on during the sixth inning of game two of a doubleheader against the Cleveland Indians at Comerica Park on September 1, 2017 in Detroit, Michigan. Hardy gave up three runs and five hits in less than three innings of relief. The Indians defeated the Tigers 10-0. (Photo by Duane Burleson/Getty Images)
DETROIT, MI - SEPTEMBER 1: Pitcher Blaine Hardy #36 of the Detroit Tigers is pulled by manager Brad Ausmus #7 of the Detroit Tigers as catcher John Hicks #55 of the Detroit Tigers looks on during the sixth inning of game two of a doubleheader against the Cleveland Indians at Comerica Park on September 1, 2017 in Detroit, Michigan. Hardy gave up three runs and five hits in less than three innings of relief. The Indians defeated the Tigers 10-0. (Photo by Duane Burleson/Getty Images) /
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DETROIT, MI – AUGUST 4: Al Avila laughs during a news conference at Comerica Park after he was promoted to executive vice president of baseball operations and general manager on August 4, 2015 in Detroit, Michigan. Avila replaces Dave Dombrowski who was the Tigers’ general manager since 2002. (Photo by Duane Burleson/Getty Images) /

Detroit Tigers fans could see a number of offseason moves made this winter. With that being said, here are the Tigers’ three most pressing offseason needs with the Hot Stove League right around the corner.

Detroit Tigers executive vice president of baseball operations and general manager Al Avila, along with the rest of the front office, likely has a busy offseason ahead of him.

The Tigers started the 2017 season trying to contend, but eventually decided to get the ball rolling on a rebuild.

That meant trading away veterans like starting pitcher Justin Verlander, outfielders J.D. Martinez and Justin Upton, closer Justin Wilson and catcher Alex Avila.

Heading into the winter, the front office will likely finish what they started this past summer.

Second baseman Ian Kinsler and shortstop Jose Iglesias stand out as conceivable trade chips, as do relievers Shane Greene and Alex Wilson.

Detroit should be able to receive quality hauls for all four considering the lack of starting options on the middle-infield section of the free agent market, as well as Greene and Wilson’s controllability.

According to the folks at Spotrac, Greene has three years of controllability remaining via arbitration. Wilson, per the same publication, has two via arbitration.

It obviously remains to be seen just what Al Avila and the rest of the front office will do this offseason, but as it stands, here are the Detroit Tigers most pressing needs.

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