Here is an interesting post from mlbtraderumors.com where a writer tries to predict the Tigers off season. Of course it includes a blurb about Texas maybe being a potential partner for a trade. The Tigers need a SS and a veteran catcher(according to Jim Leyland).
"The Tigers could also look to the Rangers for a shortstop. They have Elvis Andrus and Joaquin Arias in the pipeline, as well as Michael Young, whose five-year, $80MM extension just begins kicking in for 2009. To get a catcher and a shortstop from Texas, I would imagine, wouldn't happen without the inclusion of Rick Porcello."
Let the discussion begin. If I remember correctly, Mr. Porcello was someone that many people wish was drafted by Texas. We needed a highly touted pitcher that could possibly make an impact within a few years at the major league level. However, that didn't happen and we drafted both Blake Beavan AND Michael Main before Rick Porcello was even drafted.
If I were the Rangers, I'd be intriged with that name if the Tigers were willing to talk. I might even give them their choice of catcher. SS is a different story because you have Elvis who is less than a year away before he make a debut and Arias hasn't exactly shown that he can man SS. Young wouldn't be taken unless we kicked in some cash because the Tigers want to get younger, not older.
I'm actually torn about it really. Lets say the Tigers want Tea and Elvis, do you do it? Or Salts and Elvis, do you think Detroit does it? Do you see Leyland trading for maybe two experienced players like Laird and Young?
Realistically, what package do you see both teams agreeing on? Discuss.