5 Detroit Tigers Among MLBTR’s Top Business Candidates
As we move past one-third of Major League Baseball’s season, now is the time to start speculating on the Detroit Tigers trade deadline options.
At the risk of taking the plunge when it comes to buying or selling, it’s worth considering where the Detroit Tigers stand as a team. They started the season as badly as they could, battling for an 8-19 start that was hampered by gruesome strikes. After a few roster changes and miraculous work from pitching coach Chris Fetter and manager AJ Hinch, the Tigers rebounded in May to post a winning record for the month.
The Tigers are in an interesting position this deadline. On the one hand, they have veteran players who will generate a lot of commercial interest from the competition. However, those veterans might be needed for next season as the team look to open their competitive window around their young core.
There is some concern about the trade deadline when it comes to trading the veterans of the Tigers pitching staff. Matt Manning struggled in the Toledo Triple-A and left-hander Joey Wentz is coming back after Tommy John, but it’s unclear when he’ll be ready to come play in Detroit at any time. Beyond that, the depth diminishes. The front office will have difficult decisions to make.
Yesterday, MLB Business Rumors posted his first of what will be many trade deadline rumors articles highlighting the ranking of five Tigers in their Top 50 Trade Candidates. As trade speculation intensifies, one thing is certain: The Detroit Tigers have several intriguing trading options.