Detroit Tigers General Manager Al Avila has been relatively quiet since dealing Ian Kinsler. However, the Tigers still have five viable trade candidates on the roster.
The Detroit Tigers have already made the easy decisions when it comes to rebuilding. J.D. Martinez and Justin Upton are gone. Franchise icon Justin Verlander is gone as well. This offseason saw the departure of veteran Ian Kinsler, leaving the Tigers with a young, inexperienced team as they begin their rebuild.
While none of them were going to be part of the process, the Tigers have a few players who could go either way.
The folks at MLBtraderumors identified the top 60 remaining trade targets on the market, and five Detroit Tigers made the cut.
The Tigers have to decide if a potential trade would net enough prospect capital to part with a young player who could help the team during the rebuild.
Here we evaluate those potential trade chips, what a trade could look like and if we think they will be traded at all. First up is the oldest player of the bunch, a stalwart in Detroit’s bullpen for the last few years.