Now that we are on the brink of hitting the trade deadline, I thought I would make my Tigers trade wishlist.
The Tigers starting pitching has been anything but consistant. The Tigers need starters. The Tigers have been the only team to send a scout to watch Dan Harren from Arizona. Interim General Manager Jerry DiPoto was quoted in saying, “We’re not to the point right now where we’re aggressively a Harren trade.” DiPoto has also stated that Harren could be shopped at some point. Harren is 7-8 with 4.60 ERA.
Another starter the Tigers have showed interest in is Cubs south-paw, Ted Lilly. Lilly’s name has been thrown around for a few different teams. I am not as crazy about Lilly as Harren unless Ryan Theriot was involved in the trade. That being said, the Tigers could throw in a couple extra B or B+ prospects and get Stephan Drew.
The Tigers have also stated that they’re interested in bullpen help. The have scouted Oakland A’s Michael Weurtz and Craig Bresslow as well as Marlins Leo Nunez.
A name that the Tigers have not been linked to but should put an offer out there for is the Prince. Prince Fielder has been talked about in a trade with Chicago. If the Tigers could put together a package that might involve a starter from the Brewers could work out. For example: Prince Fielder and Randy Wolf for Jacob Turner, Ryan Streibey, Andy Oliver, Ryan Perry and/or Daniel Schlereth, Cale Iorg and Daniel Fields. That is a good deal on both sides. The Tigers are constintly saying that they have 7-8 big league ready so its time to make a trade. With 50+ comeing off the books at the end of the season you have to imagine they could afford him but what they can’t afford is to let him go to Chicago without a fight.
Detroit could also you a catcher such as Toronto’s John Buck or Washington’s Ivan Rodriguez. I could see a simple trade with the Nat’s like Alex Avila for Pudge. It would be nice to see the return of #7.