Everyone loves trades, unless you were a Detroit Tigers fan from Aug. 4, 2015 — Aug. 10, 2022, then you probably can't stand them. Nevertheless, trade scenarios are always a great conversation piece.
Today, we're going to give you 29 conversation pieces. We went through the rosters of every MLB team to identify one ppayer the Tigers should trade for from each team. Some were much easier than others.
We're going to keep the intro short since we have a lot to get to, so let's get started. We're going to go by division, starting with the American League East.
Baltimore Orioles: Cedric Mullins
The Orioles are looking for pitching this offseason. The Tigers have pitching they can offer. Mullins is expendable because the Orioles have a ton of young outfield prospects, and he has two more years of arbitration left. You know the Orioles are going to want to save a pretty penny.
The trade for Mark Canha makes this a little less viable, but Mullins would be a clear upgrade, especially defensively, in the outfield. Having him in the oufield would allow Riley Greene to DH for the first part of the season as he works his way back from Tommy John surgery.
Boston Red Sox: Alex Verdugo
Another left-handed outfielder, Verdugo fits what the Tigers want to do offensively. He's a high-contact, low-strikeout guy who rarely chases. With one year of control left, he wouldn't cost a lot and would give the Tigers a quality bat in the outfield for the 2024 season.
New York Yankees: Austin Wells
Wells is a catching prospect for the Yankees. Even though the Tigers picked up the club option on Carson Kelly, he's only here for another year. The Tigers don't have much catcher depth in the minors besides Dillon Dingler, so he could be a name to watch for sure.
Tampa Bay Rays: Yandy Diaz
Diaz could be one of the best bats available on the trade market this offseason. He's coming off a .300/.400/.500 season with a 164 wRC+. He was one of the best hitters in the league this season.
He could fill a void at third base for the Tigers. The Rays are always looking to save some cash, and they always seem to have someone ready to step up and fill in. He may cost a bit in terms of prospects, but this could be a move to put the Tigers' offense over the top.
Toronto Blue Jays: Cavan Biggio
Biggio has seemingly been on the trade block for a while now. He has a career walk rate just shy of 14%, but also has a strikeout rate just shy of 27%. He won't chase a lot, but he will swing and miss. The contact ability needs some work, but the plate discipline is there.
His defense is not great, but they can work with him on that. He shouldn't cost too much to acquire.