Detroit Tigers closer, Justin Wilson, has been pretty damn good for the Tigers this season. After taking over the role as closer from Francisco Rodriguez, Wilson has been nothing but steady. The man hasn’t even allowed a run since June 20th. All of that to say his trade stock for the Tigers impending rebuild is shooting through the roof and there are plenty of teams that are interested.
MLB Daily Dish reported today that one of those teams are the Tampa Bay Rays,
“The Rays have shown “legit interest” in Tigers left-hander Justin Wilson and there has been traction in talks, according to Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times. Joel Sherman of the New York Post reports that the prospect price for Wilson is currently too high for Tampa Bay’s liking, and that the team is considering many relievers.”
— Marc Topkin (@TBTimes_Rays) July 17, 2017
Other teams are showing interest as well in the Tigers southpaw closer. Teams like:
The Nationals who are in desperate need of bullpen help.
— Jon Morosi (@jonmorosi) July 17, 2017
Pitching in front of an Astros scout, Justin Wilson threw a scoreless ninth inning.
— anthony fenech (@anthonyfenech) July 16, 2017
— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) July 14, 2017
With another year of control on his contract, the Tigers are in a very team friendly position. They don’t’ just have to accept any deal to try and get something for Wilson if they don’t see a return package they like. However, it does seem that as the MLB trade deadline draws near, Justin Wilson’s days in Detroit may be numbered.