Detroit Tigers should make this trade with the Seattle Mariners
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 Seattle.
Detroit Tigers fans have already seen the team jettison some players from the team’s 40-man roster this offseason.
The Tigers removed a number of veterans from the 40-man unit in the team’s quest to get younger.
These included catcher Bryan Holaday, first baseman Efren Navarro, starting pitcher Myles Jaye, outfielders Alex Presley, Jim Adduci and Tyler Collins and relievers Jeff Ferrell and Kyle Ryan.
Detroit also removed utility ace Andrew Romine from the roster.
The versatile defender was later claimed on waivers by the Seattle Mariners.
Romine is a fit with the M’s because gives Seattle another utility infielder to pair with Taylor Motter, while also providing the team with an extra outfield option to utilize alongside the likes of Mitch Haniger, Ben Gamel and Guillermo Heredia.
As it stands, the utility player isn’t the only Tigers player from last season who could be a fit for Seattle.
It wouldn’t be a shock to see the Tigers move a handful of other veterans this offseason.
Among the hypothetical trade candidates are second baseman Ian Kinsler, shortstop Jose Iglesias, closer Shane Greene and reliever Alex Wilson.
Here’s a hypothetical trade that would benefit both parties.