Detroit Tigers: Fulmer Picking Up Interest
Yesterday, the Detroit Free Press noted that starting pitcher Michael Fulmer was available if the stars aligned, and it seems that there are at least a couple teams interested.
Despite a report from Mlive’s Jaon Beck that the Detroit Tigers have no interest in trading away Fulmer, it seems that both the Yankees and Rangers are interested in trading for him.
Beck quoted GM Al Aliva as saying:
"“We don’t have the desire at this stage right now, to trade him. But that doesn’t mean we wouldn’t listen,” Avila said."
He also continued with what it would take for a team to acquire Fulmer:
"“We do know there are some teams with a more desirable farm system that could make it happen if they were really aggressive. There are a few teams out there, if they really wanted to be aggressive, have the players to do it,” he said."
Bob Nightengale of USA Today reported that the Yankees have Fulmer on their radar (as well as Diamondbacks Patrick Corbin).
Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News also reported that the Tigers starting pitcher is on the radar of the Rangers.
In his first two MLB seasons Fulmer has pitched 323 2/3 innings churing out a 3.45 ERA. He was the 2016 AL Rookie of the Year and is under team control through the 2022 season.
There is some concern as far as injuries go, Fulmer had season-ending elbow surgery last year, but is the Detroit Tigers ace going forward, and if he can bounce back, he’ll have another strong season in 2018.