Detroit Tigers: 5 teams that would make good trade partners at Winter Meetings

The Detroit Tigers should be in a dealing mood at this week's Winter Meetings.

Dec 7, 2022; San Diego, CA, USA; A detailed view of a 2022 MLB Winter Meetings logo at Manchester
Dec 7, 2022; San Diego, CA, USA; A detailed view of a 2022 MLB Winter Meetings logo at Manchester / Orlando Ramirez-USA TODAY Sports
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St. Louis Cardinals

Staying in the NL Central, president of baseball operations John Mozeliak appears to be in job-saving mode. Their starting rotation was a mess last year, and he's been doing everything he can to try to fix it.

Their first two moves were to sign a couple of veterans in Kyle Gibson and Lance Lynn. Not much to sniff at there. But the real needle-mover was when they signed Sonny Gray, who was one of the better starters on the market this year. He'll actually make a difference for them.

But they are not done. Reportedly, they've also checked in on Glasnow. You can bet they're in on other big names as well. The Cardinals don't want a repeat of last season, and seem willing to do to avoid that.

Luckily, much like for the Reds, the Tigers can help them out. They have starting pitching to offer. Again, Manning is a candidate here.

The Cardinals actually have some established big leaguers that could be of interest to Scott Harris. Everyone knows by now that I love Tyler O'Neill, but utiltyman Brendan Donovan wouldn't be a bad get either. He walks quite a bit, and doesn't strike out a lot.

The Cardinals are desparate. They have a long-standing tradition of winning, and they didn't do a ton of that last year. Harris has an opportunity to take advantage and swipe a good player from St. Louis.