Detroit Tigers trade rumors continue to pop up as the team prepares to compete for another American League Central title. Coming out of the 2012 All-Star break, the Tigers have a 44-42 record and are in third place in the AL Central. The team has to catch the Cleveland Indians and Chicago White Sox down the stretch, which could bring an incentive to make a trade soon.
A recent report has the Tigers possibly interested in acquiring infielders Jed Lowrie, Darwin Barney or Marco Scutaro. The team could also have interest in making a trade with the San Diego Padres for outfielder Carlos Quentin. All of these players would give Detroit a boost on offense, especially is Quentin could get acquired for only a minor asset.
The biggest asset that the Tigers have, one that would probably get them nearly any player available through trade, is third baseman Nick Castellanos. He is one of those players that looks to be a star and was named the MVP of the 2012 Future Games. He has apparently also been working on playing in the outfield, raising his value both to the Tigers as well as any other team looking to potentially acquire him.
The Tigers have to make some important decisions in the coming weeks, with the paramount one being whether the team already has enough talent to compete with the White Sox and Indians. Logic would dictate that the team needs to make a move or two, but that they shouldn't give up any of their premiere prospects to make it happen.
Should the Detroit Tigers go "all-in" and pull off a huge trade before July 31? Are there any Tigers trade rumors that you think have the potential to put this team over the top in 2012?