Detroit Tigers: Exploring a Jose Iglesias to LA trade

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DETROIT, MI - APRIL 01: Shortstop Jose Iglesias #1 of the Detroit Tigers falls to the ground after colliding with left fielder Victor Reyes #22 of the Detroit Tigers after catching a fly ball hit by Gregory Polanco of the Pittsburgh Pirates during the fifth inning of game two of a double-header at Comerica Park on April 1, 2018 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Duane Burleson/Getty Images)
DETROIT, MI - APRIL 01: Shortstop Jose Iglesias #1 of the Detroit Tigers falls to the ground after colliding with left fielder Victor Reyes #22 of the Detroit Tigers after catching a fly ball hit by Gregory Polanco of the Pittsburgh Pirates during the fifth inning of game two of a double-header at Comerica Park on April 1, 2018 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Duane Burleson/Getty Images) /
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DETROIT, MI – APRIL 01: Shortstop Jose Iglesias #1 of the Detroit Tigers falls to the ground after colliding with left fielder Victor Reyes #22 of the Detroit Tigers after catching a fly ball hit by Gregory Polanco of the Pittsburgh Pirates during the fifth inning of game two of a double-header at Comerica Park on April 1, 2018 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Duane Burleson/Getty Images) /

The Detroit Tigers have made it very clear that Jose Iglesias is going to be traded before he hits free agency. The Dodgers lost starting shortstop Corey Seager for the year. Could a trade be coming?

The Detroit Tigers are expected to be active sellers at the trade deadline. Shane Greene, Alex Wilson, Leonys Martin, Francisco Liriano, Michael Fulmer and Mike Fiers are among those expected to be dealt in July.

Another name, Jose Iglesias, has been one of the most discussed trade chips for the Tigers this season. General Manager Al Avila made it quite clear during the offseason that the Tigers are not planning to have Iggy be a part of the rebuild. As such, the team will try to deal him before he hits free agency after the year.

Recently, the Los Angeles Dodgers lost their superstar shortstop, Corey Seager, who will miss the rest of the 2018 season to undergo Tommy John surgery. While the Manny Machado rumors have already ramped up, the Dodgers could look for a cheaper alternative for the rest of 2018.

Y’all see where this is going. In fact, some of you even beat us to it:

Jose Iglesias to the Dodgers is not a perfect fit, but the Tigers brass will certainly explore it. Should they pick up the phone, it’ll be interesting to see A.) if the Dodgers will have any interest and B.) what the Tigers could get in return.

Here’s some speculation on our part.

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