The Winter Meetings are underway, and with that, some trades will certainly go down. The hope is the Tigers will be doing some wheeling and dealing.
Scott Harris promised an active offseason, and he's off to a good start in that department with the trade for Mark Canha and the signing of Kenta Maeda. But, as I've said at least a dozen times already, there's still more work to be done.
It's not just the Tigers that should be making moves at the Winter Meetings. There are many teams looking for upgrades to their roster, and with the free agent market being what it is, trades may be a better route for them.
With all that said, we've come up with a list of five teams that could be good trade partners with the Tigers at this year's meetings. Some of these team have already had active offseasons, while others have been pretty quiet so far. Let's get started.
The Reds have been all over the trade market for starting pitcher. They've been rumored to be in on names such as Tyler Glasnow and Shane Bieber. With how bad their rotation was last season, it make sense they would look to some big names.
While the Tigers don't necessarily have any big names to offer, they do have some young, controllable starters that could be of interest to Cincy. Matt Manning seems like a prime candidate to be moved, and with the Tigers need for young, controllable bats, the Reds might be the perfect fit here.
They are loaded with young hitters, and they still have more on the way. If they could work something out where the Tigers could land Christian Encarnacion-Strand, that would be a huge win for the Tigers. That being said, he's not the end-all-be-all.
The Reds might be the No. 1 trade partner at the Winter Meetings. They have a lot to offer, and a desire for starting pitching, which the Tigers can offer. Scott Harris should be on the phone with Reds president of baseball operations Nick Krall as much as possible.