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Detroit Tigers: The teams with the prospect/trade capital to acquire Michael Fulmer

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DENVER, CO - AUGUST 29: Starting pitcher Michael Fulmer #32 of the Detroit Tigers delivers to home plate against the Colorado Rockies during the first inning of an interleague game at Coors Field on August 29, 2017 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)
DENVER, CO - AUGUST 29: Starting pitcher Michael Fulmer #32 of the Detroit Tigers delivers to home plate against the Colorado Rockies during the first inning of an interleague game at Coors Field on August 29, 2017 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images) /
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TORONTO, ON – AUGUST 10: Didi Gregorius #18 of the New York Yankees turns a double play to end the fourth inning during MLB game action as Kevin Pillar #11 of the Toronto Blue Jays slides into second base at Rogers Centre on August 10, 2017 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)
TORONTO, ON – AUGUST 10: Didi Gregorius #18 of the New York Yankees turns a double play to end the fourth inning during MLB game action as Kevin Pillar #11 of the Toronto Blue Jays slides into second base at Rogers Centre on August 10, 2017 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images) /

Toronto Blue Jays

Another potentially unlikely trade partner, Toronto does have Vladimir Guerrero Jr. and Bo Bichette in the minors.

It remains to be seen if the Jays would even considering moving either of the franchise’s elite prospects.

However, a package headlined by one of the duo along with Anthony Alford is certainly intriguing.

New York Yankees

According to MLB.com’s MLB Pipeline, the Yankees have five top-100 prospects in infielder Gleyber Torres, right-hander Chance Adams, outfielder Estevan Florial, left-hander Justus Sheffield and third baseman Miguel Andujar.

New York also starter Jordan Montgomery and outfielder Clint Frazier in the picture at the Major League level.

The Bronx Bombers certainly have the pieces to make a strong offer to the Detroit Tigers.

Washington Nationals

If Washington loses Bryce Harper via free agency after the 2018 season, it would certainly be interesting to see the team double-down on pitching for the future.

This is all speculative mind you, but a Max Scherzer, Stephen Strasburg and Fulmer troika atop the rotation would certainly make Washington a tough out in the playoffs—regardless of the offense.

The Nats could also have a need long-term as Gio Gonzalez, per Spotrac, will become a free agent at the same time as Harper. Meanwhile, Tanner Roark—per the same publication— will hit the open market after the 2019 campaign.

Next: The Tigers' most pressing needs this offseason

Similar to the Yankees and Blue Jays, Washington’s elite prospects (outfielders Victor Robles and Juan Soto) give them a chance in any potential trade bidding war.

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