As the July 31 trade deadline approaches, talks of the Detroit Tigers' targets have been heating up. They have holes to fill in their starting rotation as well as at second base.
Second base has been the position that has been talked about the most by this team, and management will look to upgrade here. Another solid starting pitcher to follow Verlander and Fister in the rotation is also seemingly necessary.
The starting pitching for the Tigers has been inconsistent and unpredictable this season—besides Verlander. There are many names swirling out there that the Tigers have shown interest in and, ultimately, could take a shot at.
Although the team is now in first place in the Central Division by 1.5 games after sweeping the division-rival Chicago White Sox, they will still be looking to upgrade at the deadline. Winning 13 out of 15 games won't stop this Detroit team from getting better, even if it means trading top prospects for a rental.