The MLB Trade Deadline is still 55 days away, but after a third of the season, the Tigers find themselves at 25-30, in third place in American League Central Division, and six games back of the first-place Chicago White Sox.
The Tigers have tried to adjust pretty much everything they could with their lineup in the first 55 games of the season, but nothing has seemed to work consistently.
Detroit's longest winning streak this season is four games, which they achieved twice—first in the opening four games of the season, and again a week later, April 15 through 18.
Since the Tigers' sweep of Kansas City on April 18 when they were 9-3, Detroit's futility has been not only astronomical, but head-scratching and frustrating, with a loaded roster that everyone picked to breeze through the division.
The Tigers have been on the wrong end of three separate sweeps, suffered through a five-game losing streak and had a 38-day stretch without winning back-to-back games.
The AL Central is statistically one of the worst divisions in baseball with only the White Sox boasting a positive run difference this season, so the Tigers are by no means out of the pennant race. And with all the expectations this season, Detroit will definitely be a buyer at the deadline, still looking to contend for the pennant.
Last week, I offered 10 pieces the Tigers could use as trade bait, and here are 10 options the Tigers should consider going after before the July 31 deadline.