Detroit Tigers: Exploring potential Shane Greene to San Francisco trades

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PITTSBURGH, PA – APRIL 13: Shane Greene
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The Detroit Tigers should take advantage of San Francisco’s “all-in” approach and try to strike a deal involving Shane Greene.

The Detroit Tigers have made their objective clear this offseason: trade assets to get younger and push for a contention window that is likely at least three years away.

While it may not be everyone’s ideal objective, at least it is clear.

The San Francisco Giants, on the other hand, have not made their objective clear.

After losing out on Giancarlo Stanton, the Giants shipped away starting pitcher Matt Moore to the Rangers. They got two prospects, Sam Wolff and Israel Cruz, in return. The trade was a salary dump designed to help them get under the luxury tax and to give them prospects to build up their farm system.

Moves like that are typically done by teams who are rebuilding and trying to restock their farm system – similar to what the Tigers are doing.

Then, the Giants turned around and struck a deal for veteran third baseman Evan Longoria. While the Giants did include veteran Denard Span in the trade to save some money, they also included three prospects.

Christian Arroyo, ranked the 107th best prospect last offseason, is the prize of the deal. Pitchers Matt Krook and Stephen Woods were well regarded within the Giants system as well.

This type of move certainly points more toward a “win-now” mentality, and damaged an already weak farm system.

So what’s up?

It is not exactly clear what the Giants are doing, but one thing is clear: they could use more help in the bullpen.

Enter Tigers closer Shane Greene.