Tigers Willing To Trade Either Porcello Or Scherzer

Source: Craig Calcaterra, NBC Sports

Jon Heyman of CBS Sports has tweeted:

Trading Porcello gets you talent for an MLB-regular starting pitcher, with the Tigers likely believing that Porcello’s production can be matched or exceeded my making Drew Smyly a regular.

With Scherzer you have the “plug in Smyly” option there of course, but it’s way more about getting peak value and return in a trade of a starter while avoiding having to think about an extension.

When you have a lot of starting pitching like the Tigers do, you at least have options.