It was announced today that the Tigers will not tender LHP Daniel Schlereth a contract for next season. This makes Schlereth a free agent and is the only part of the mega three team deal that didn’t become a major part of each team involving Arizona, New York and the Tigers.
Another big piece of news is from Jon Morosi concerning another Tiger:
Moving Boesch would be an interesting move for the Tigers, he is a fringe prospect at the age of 28 at the start of the season, but he has shown glimpses of great play. Depending on what the team would get in return might make this a plausible option.
Finally, Jim Bowden of ESPN released his 5 bold predictions for the winter meetings, and included is a potential trade target for the Tigers. Bowden says that the Cleveland Indians will make the most deals of any team at the meetings and the Tigers should have interest in SS Asdrubal Cabrera.
It would take the “right package of young starting pitching,” according to Bowden which is something the Tigers have an abundance of including Porcello, Smyly, Crosby, Below amongst others.
This offseason will continue to be very interesting on what this team does to improve. If the Tigers are to pick up Cabrera, it will be interesting to see what they do in moving Peralta and what else they would be able to get in return for him, if he isn’t included in the package to the Indians to possibly move to 3B.
Time will tell what this team will look like come Opening Day 2013.