DETROIT So, whats next for the Tigers?
Re-signing No. 4 starter Anibal Sanchez for five years at 80 million has created a starter surplus.
Left-hander Drew Smyly edges Rick Porcello for the No. 5 spot because he pitched better last year and would give the rotation a much-needed southpaw. So, trade rumors about Porcello made the rounds Friday afternoon. The Rangers, Pirates, Padres and Rockies were mentioned as possible destinations.
Trades never tend to be simple, one-for-one swaps. So, lets look at what else the Tigers have to offer and what they need.
They also have an excess of corner outfielders with Brennan Boesch likely to be moved and the Mariners reportedly interested. Teams are much more interested, though, in high-profile corner outfield prospects Avisail Garcia and Nick Castellanos, also a third baseman.
Detroit general manager Dave Dombrowski will look to trade Jhonny Peralta should he be able to upgrade the shortstop position.
Dombrowski has said repeatedly that ...