There is no doubt about it, the Detroit Tigers would love to be sellers at the Major League Baseball trade deadline.
That being said, wanting to sell and actually finding a trade partner willing to pay the asking price are two different things.
A couple of Tigers’ players who are reportedly on the trading block are closer Shane Greene and relief pitcher Joe Jimenez.
According to a report from Anthony Fenech of the Detroit Free Press, the New York Mets have expressed interested in both Greene and Jimenez.
As of now, Greene seems likes the more likely candidate of the two to be traded as Jimenez is still very young and is still believed to be the Tigers’ closer of the future.
From Detroit Free Press:
Jimenez, still considered by some to be the Tigers’ closer of the future, has received interest from multiple NL East teams, including the Mets, who have checked in on both Jimenez and Greene.
The case for trading Jimenez: The Tigers might not think he is as good as advertised, and would prefer to capitalize on his potential. Most problematic has been his career-high seven home runs allowed.
The case against: Jimenez remains young and one of few players whom the Tigers can hold onto when the rebuilding comes to fruition.
Keep an eye on the Rays, who have one of the deepest farm systems in baseball, and are said to be scouting Jimenez, and others, looking for a seventh-inning bullpen man.
Nation, would you try to hang on to Joe Jimenez or have you seen enough?