Detroit Tigers: 5 teams that could be trade partners at the deadline

The Detroit Tigers are expected to be sellers at the trade deadline, and several teams could be interested in what they have to offer.
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The Detroit Tigers have quite a few potential trade partners at this year's trade deadline

The Detroit Tigers are expected to sell at the MLB trade deadline. They don't have a ton of pieces to sell off, but there will certainly be teams that will give Scott Harris a call by the Aug. 1 deadline.

There are many teams in contention this year that have deep farm systems that Harris would surely love to pilfer from. The Tigers could use some young, controllable bats, and there are teams that could be willing to part with one or two to get some pitching in return.

This is one of the most exciting times of the year in the baseball world. The hot stove is starting to heat up, and rumors are starting to swirl. With that being said, here are five teams that could be trade partners for the Detroit Tigers at the trade deadline.

1. Los Angeles Dodgers

There will be a couple of repeats from teams that were featured in the Eduardo Rodriguez trade proposals article we ran a couple of days go, but it's warranted. These teams both need starting pitching, and they both have stacked farm systems.

The Dodgers make sense for a multitude of reasons, in addition to what we just mentioned. They've had several pitchers get hurt this season. They're already rumored to be interested in White Sox SP Lucas Giolito according to MLB Network's Jon Morosi.

There's no reason why they wouldn't be in on E-rod as well. He's a lefty who's likely to be a rental with the opt-out in his contract at the end of this season. They have many young, controllable bats they could part with. They even have some starting pitching prospects that are interesting.

It would interesting to see what a trade between Scott Harris and Dodgers' president Andrew Friedman would look like. We could find out in the next couple of weeks.