According to CBS Sports’ Danny Knobler, the Tigers have receivedalmost a dozenphone calls regarding starter Rick Porcello after the team officially announced the Anibal Sanchez signing.
Next up for the Tigers: Trading Rick Porcello. I’m told they had almost a dozen calls within 3 hours of news of Sanchez deal.
— DKnobler (@DKnobler) December 17, 2012
That addition of Sanchez for at least the next five seasons more than likely means Porcello will get dealt considering the money being invested into Sanchez as the fourth starter and the fact that Drew Smyly would offer the Tigers a lefty option in the rotation. Furthermore though Porcello is eligible for arbitration for the second time in his career and will make a projected $4.7 million in 2013.
But if the Tigers do send Porcello packing who would match up as a potential trading partner?
Early reports suggested that the Chicago Cubs could be a match and more so now since they lost out on signing Anibal Sanchez. Danny Knobler however ...