1 trade candidate from each MLB team the Detroit Tigers should target

Allen Pines
Cincinnati Reds starting pitcher Luis Castillo (58) throws a pitch in the second inning of the MLB National League game between the Cincinnati Reds and the San Diego Padres at Great American Ball Park in downtown Cincinnati on Thursday, July 1, 2021.San Diego Padres At Cincinnati Reds
Cincinnati Reds starting pitcher Luis Castillo (58) throws a pitch in the second inning of the MLB National League game between the Cincinnati Reds and the San Diego Padres at Great American Ball Park in downtown Cincinnati on Thursday, July 1, 2021.San Diego Padres At Cincinnati Reds /
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The Detroit Tigers transformation from rebuilding organization to contender is well underway.

Facing high exceptions from the fanbase for the team to swing for the fences in free agency and through trades, the Detroit Tigers front office has already come through. The team has been linked to the likes of megastar shortstop Carlos Correa, while already trading for catcher Tucker Barnhart and signing starting pitcher Eduardo Rodriguez.

To build a complete team, however, the roster still needs some depth. Here is one trade candidate from each team that will help round out the 2022 Detroit Tigers roster.

Some names will be bigger than others, but most of these will be realistic and theoretically possible. I won’t dive into the exact packages it would possibly take to land these talented names, for I would get long-winded and into the weeds unnecessarily. This is simply looking at players who would be good fits.

There is a large drop-off in free agents once the big names go off the board so either a trade or finding value in a minor league free agent that fits the Tigers’ needs also could help. A team like the Oakland A’s or the Cincinnati Reds, who are looking to offload salary, could be good fits. Teams like the Tampa Bay Rays have decisions to make for their 40-man roster.

Some of these players may also get non-tendered in the near future, making them available via free agency. As for now, let’s look at them as trade candidates.

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