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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Los Angeles Dodgers

A trade between these two teams at the trade deadline obviously didn't work out the way either was expecting it to, but why not try again? After all, the Dodgers still need pitching help, and the Tigers still need young hitters.

The Dodgers have quite a few prospects that are blocked by established big leaguers. Michael Busch is the first one that comes to mind. He would be starting on a lot of major league teams, but the Dodgers have these guys named Freddie Freeman and Mookie Betts, who played a lot of second base this past year in addition to the outfield.

Busch got a cup of coffee this yar and it went very poorly, but it's hard to put stock into 81 big league plate appearances, especially since he's mashed at every level of the minors. He is a bit older at 26 years old, but he's more than ready for the big leagues.

The Tigers don't have to get Busch in a trade, but he'd be a great add. The Dodgers have plenty of other options to trade for. Heck, if they get Shohei Ohtani. maybe they could spare someone like James Outman, who put up 4.4 fWAR in 2023 as a rookie.

It may not have worked at the trade deadline, but that doesn't mean they can't try again. The Tigers and Dodgers still make sense as trade partners.