DJC Morning Drive: Detroit Tigers Trade Rumors Edition


Most of the Detroit Tigers trade rumors settle around

Antonio Bastardo

of the Phillies. Mandatory Credit:

David Manning


The MLB Trade Deadline is just two days away and although they have already acquired Joakim Soria there are still plenty of Detroit Tiger trade rumors to go around.

It was first thought that Trader Dave would be done dealing but the Tigers may still be in the market for a left-handed pitcher to replace Ian Krol in the bullpen rotation.

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The left-hander everyone seems to be focused on is Antonio Bastardo.  The Phillies are gearing up for a fire sale and Bastardo will be one of the pieces moved.  If the Detroit Tigers want to acquire Bastardo they will have some competition. The Cincinnati Reds, Kansas City Royals and Pittsburgh Pirates have also expressed interest in Bastardo which will certainly drive up the price despite his recent struggles.

If you feel like you are behind on all the rumors don’t sweat.  Check out the latest links, sit back and enjoy the ride on the Detroit Jock City Morning Drive.

From Motor City Bengals: Antonio Bastardo Is Needed

"Just this past week the Tigers traded a pair of pitching prospects to acquire Joakim Soria from the Texas Rangers, a move that will surely help one of the worst bullpens in the majors. But there could still be more moves to come, and even after the acquisition, there have still been plenty of Detroit Tigers trade rumors."

From House Of Houston: Tigers Eyeing Chad Qualls

"The Tigers have been looking for another reliever to help make a push in the AL Central. However, they just added Joakim Soria last night from the Texas Rangers, and that could push them out of the market for reliever."

From Bullpen Remains Focus

"Could Detroit shift direction and make that much-speculated move for a left-handed-hitting outfielder or a veteran shortstop? That seems less likely."

From Detroit May Deal Jose Iglesias

"The prospect sounds interesting, as it would seem the Tigers do have a logjam at the shortstop position now and one would wonder what the team could get for Iglesias."