Detroit Tigers: 1 trade candidate from every MLB team to consider

We went through every MLB team to identify one player for the Detroit Tigers to consider trading for from each one.
Tigers president of baseball operations Scott Harris watches batting practice during spring training
Tigers president of baseball operations Scott Harris watches batting practice during spring training / Kirthmon F. Dozier / USA TODAY NETWORK
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AL West

Houston Astros: Mauricio Dubon

Dubon is a guy Scott Harris is familiar with from both of their times with the Giants. He's coming a career season both offensively and defensively. He won a Gold Glove this past year as a utilityman, and fits what the Tigers like in a bat.

The Tigers have enough utility guys, but again, Dubon is a player Harris knows well.

Los Angeles Angels: Brandon Drury

Drury signed with the Angels last offseason after a career year with the Padres in 2022. There were concerns that his 2022 season was a fluke, but he went out and repeated that success in 2023.

The Angels are likely entering a rebuild, and with Drury only having one year left on his deal, it makes him easy to move. He could plug the Tigers' hole at third base for a year.

Oakland Athletics: Brent Rooker

Rooker was a big name at the trade deadline this past year. The A's have been trading everyone they can the past couple of years, and it wouldn't be surprising if Rooker gets added to the list this offseason.

He had a surprising 2023, hitting 30 bombs with a 127 wRC+. He had a high strikeout rate and swings and misses a ton, but the power production and quality of contact should be enough to justify it.

Seattle Mariners: Gabe Speier

The Mariners had a great bullpen in 2023. The Tigers could use another leverage reliever or two. He's a lefty with a high K-rate and low BB rate. He'd be a nice addition to the Tigers' bullpen.

Texas Rangers: Justin Foscue

I've advocated for Foscue before. He's a great infield prospect for the Rangers. He's also blocked by the likes of Josh Jung and Marcus Semien, which makes him expendable.

The Tigers could trade an arm for Foscue, who they could plug right in an second or third base, depending on what they want to do with Colt Keith.