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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4. Toronto Blue Jays

Sticking in the AL East, the Jays are in a strange position. They have a roster that is good enough to win a World Series, but they've underachieved in each of the last two seasons. Now, the Rays and Orioles have leapfrogged them in the standings. The only real option for them is to go all-in.

This past offseason, they addressed their two major weaknesses from last year in their bullpen and team defense, and they've been rewarded for their efforts in both areas. Their offense has been inconsistent, but the Tigers don't really have any bats they could offer them. The backend of their rotation has been an issue, though. Getting someone like E-rod could put their rotation over the top.

Shortstop prospect Orelvis Martinez is someone we've had our eyes on for a while now. He's always had power, but didn't walk at all and struck out a bunch. This season, the walks are up and the strikeouts are down, and he's still hitting for power. With the Jays having Bo Bichette at shortstop, Martinez could be expendable.

A one-for-one swap of E-rod for Martinez could get a deal done here. Harris could try to get a lower-level prospect as well, but getting a high-upside prospect like Martinez could be enough.